Chamber Awards Area Businesses at Oscar Gala

The South County Chamber of Commerce recognized several local businesses at their awards banquet Wednesday.

Pamela Frederich said she hasn’t worked in years.

“My father told me, ‘If you find a job you love, you’ll never work again.’”

The nurse doesn’t call her job work, even though she attends to almost 2,000 students and started a diabetes support group at the school.

The honored Frederich at their annual awards banquet Wednesday night at . 

The Oscar-themed night handed awards to the community’s most influential and philanthropic businesses of 2011.

Jerry Reinhold of won the Business Person of the Year for his kind attitude and Golden Rule business approach.

Congratulations to the following businesses for their recognition from the chamber.

Community Spirit Award

Lindbergh High School

Community Service

Mehlville Fire Protection District Chief Brian Hendricks and Fireman of the Year Todd Besancenez
Officers Matthew Kappler and Andrew Whelehon of the Third and Fourth St. Louis County Police Precincts

Community Awareness

of the St. Louis County Police

Outstanding New Members

Mehlville-Oakville Patch (Thanks, Chamber!)

Renovation and Beautification

Cotton’s Ace Hardware

Sinclair Buick GMC

, Union Road

New Construction

Mehlville Fire Protection District
Lindbergh Early Childhood Center
American Eagle Credit Union, Butler Hill
, A Bethesda Community
Pepose Vision

Restaurateur of the Year 2011

Syberg’s/Helen Fitzgerald’s

Business Person of the Year 2011

Jerry Reinhold of Reinhold Electric

Ambassador of the Year 2011

Lee Ann Howlett- Holiday Inn Butler Hill and Hampton Inn

Community Outreach

River City Casino

Outstanding Donation

Roger Lesch- Pioneer Paving
Office Depot, South Lindbergh

Lifetime Achievement Award

Mary Howse

Special Recognition

Pamela Frederich, R.N. Oakville High School

Citizens of the Year 2011

Allan and Helen Durbin

Anniversary Awards

, 100+ Anniversary
St. Louis Community College, 50th Anniversary

Above and Beyond

Garden Villa-Delmar Gardens South

Board of Directors Award

Nancy Palazzolo, Office Works Unlimited
Brian Eyestone, South Pointe Credit Union
Craig Snavely, CDS Insurance

Presidents Award

David Storms, Meyer Insurance Services


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