Creve Coeur Business Awards
The Creve Coeur Economic Development Committee sponsors the Creve Coeur Business Awards Program to recognize Creve Coeur businesses and organizations. Award categories include:
To be eligible, nominees must be located within Creve Coeur city limits, open for business, and in good standing with the City at the time that winners are selected. Nominees may only be considered for one award category and are not eligible to win the same award for two consecutive years.
Heart of the Community- honors a Creve Coeur business or organization that has demonstrated a commitment to the community by making a positive impact in Creve Coeur or the St. Louis region.
Most Innovative Business- honors a Creve Coeur business or organization that has demonstrated innovation, unique achievements or significant advancements in their field.
Green Business Award- honors a Creve Coeur business or organization that has made
sustainability (e.g., energy efficiency, recycling, composting, use of native landscapes, etc.) an integral part of its business practices.
FAVORITE RESTAURANT- honors a Creve Coeur restaurant nominated by its customers for its outstanding service and food quality.
For more information on the Business Awards Program, contact Melissa Bradford, Public Information Officer and Management Analyst, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 442-2081.
2022 Business Awards Winners
Mayor Robert Hoffman recognized the winners of the seventh annual Creve Coeur Business Awards during the Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon on Thursday, May 19, 2022.
Heart of the Community: ProActive Chiropractic
ProActive Chiropractic (12370 Olive Blvd.) upholds that wellness is only one key attribute of a healthy community. For this reason, all new patient exam fees are directed to community-based philanthropic organizations as part of their “Give Back Movement Program.” In 2019, the Creve Coeur-based office joined forces with other neighboring offices to give over $25,000 to St. Louis Crisis Nursery and again in 2020 to give over $19,000 to St. Louis Fisher House. In 2021, the Creve Coeur-based office selected their own grant recipient and awarded nearly $3,000 to Gateway Pet Guardians.
Pictured: Dr. Joaquin Sumaya, chiropractor at ProActive Chiropractic, accepts the Heart of the Community Award.
Most Innovative Business: CoverCress, Inc.
Located on the 39 North campus, ag-tech startup CoverCress (1249 N. Warson Rd.) is launching a new winter oilseed cash-crop for Midwest farmers to plant between corn harvest and soybean planting. In addition to the commercialization of their new cash-crop, this company has also recently added 15 new employees and expanded their office and lab space within the 39 North District. Since 2020, they have secured four new patents and three new investors, contributing more than $22 million in total investment.
Pictured: Matt Luetje, Chief Operating Officer of CoverCress, and Matthew Vickery, Business Administration Lead of CoverCress, accept the Most Innovative Business Award.
Green Business: Crushed Red
Crushed Red (11635 Olive Blvd.) is committed to serving fresh and healthy food in a restaurant designed to produce little-to-no waste. This fast-casual restaurant prioritizes waste reduction by using reusable dinnerware, linen napkins, and biodegradable and compostable to-go packaging and products. Crushed Red also composts its food scraps, diverting food waste from the landfill. This restaurant is a certified member of the Green Dining Alliance and has received Creve Coeur Green Business Certification.
Pictured: Chris LaRocca, Founder and CEO of Crushed Red, and Stephanie Sharenbrock, General Manager of Crushed Red-Creve Coeur, accept the Green Business Award.
Favorite Restaurant: Dave & Tony's Premium Burger Joint
Nominated by its customers and selected by popular vote, Dave & Tony's (12766 Olive Blvd.) is known for its custom premium burger experience in a quick casual dining environment. For over a decade, their popular “build your own” burger concept has set them apart from other burger joints, using ingredients made from scratch in their kitchen. The husband-and-wife team, Tony and Brandi, take pride in providing warm hospitality and fresh, high-quality food to their customers.
Pictured: Tony and Brandi Dahl, owners of Dave & Tony's Premium Burger Joint, and restaurant staff accept the Favorite Restaurant Award.