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
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
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
Mehlville Fire Protection District
Lindbergh Early Childhood Center
American Eagle Credit Union, Butler Hill
, A Bethesda Community
Restaurateur of the Year 2011
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
River City Casino
Roger Lesch- Pioneer Paving
Office Depot, South Lindbergh
Lifetime Achievement Award
Pamela Frederich, R.N. Oakville High School
Citizens of the Year 2011
Allan and Helen Durbin
, 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
David Storms, Meyer Insurance Services