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SLDC Will Recognize Winners at St. Louis Mayor’s Business Luncheon on September 28

Mayor Tishaura O. Jones and St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) will host the 2022 Mayor’s Business Luncheon on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Marriott St. Louis Grand – Majestic Ballroom. This year’s luncheon theme, “The Region Begins Here,” is a nod to St. Louis’ position as the “Gateway to the West.”


During the luncheon, awards in six categories, along with a special Mayor’s Award will be presented to businesses and individuals who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to expanding economic development horizons within the City of St. Louis. This year’s winners include:


Business of the Year

-       Clementine’s Creamery

-       Freddie Lee’s Gourmet Sauces

-       Fresh Thyme at the Foundry


Developers/Developments of the Year

-       Centene Stadium (STL City SC)

-       Globe Building

-       Lewis McKinney


Innovation Award

-       Stereotaxis


Tech Startup Award

-       Balto


Quality of Life Award

-       Dr. Kendra Holmes, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Affinia Healthcare

-       Pastor Andre Alexander, Tabernacle Community Development Corporation and its affiliated business and community partners:

o   Holland Law Firm

o   Mercy

o   Maryville University - Walker Scottish Rite Clinic

o   Catholic Charities


Corporate Award

-       Mastercard – Deann Donohue, Vice President Business Development


Mayor’s Award

-       The honoree for this special award will be announced at a later date.


This year’s Business Luncheon is being supported by the following media partners, KPLR11, KMOX, Fox2 and 96.3 FM. Advance promotion of the luncheon will be featured on Fox 2 leading up to the event. Click here to watch a welcome video from Mayor Jones.


Individual general admission tickets, table registration and sponsorships are available at:


What: Mayor’s Business Luncheon


When: Wednesday, September 28 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Where: Marriott St. Louis Grand – Majestic Ballroom

800 Washington Ave. St. Louis, Mo. 63101


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