Nov 20, 2017Stark Bro’s receive Missouri Chamber’s Fast-Track Award
The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has chosen Louisiana, Missouri-based Stark Bro’s Nurseries & Orchards Co. as one of only seven companies to receive this year’s Fast Track Award.
The Missouri Business Awards ceremony took place at Busch Stadium, Nov. 16 at the Chamber’s annual meeting and awards banquet. Ken Lane, Stark Bro’s chief marketing officer, accepted the award for Stark Bro’s.
“It’s quite an honor for a two-hundred-year-old company to be given a ‘Fast Track’ award,” says Lane. “If that means we’re still innovating and producing and contributing to the economic health of our community, then we have much to be proud of. Stark Bro’s is a MO institution, and it is wonderful indeed to still be able to garner this kind of recognition. We are very grateful to the Chamber for honoring us.”
The Fast Track Award is given to Missouri’s fastest-growing businesses – companies that are making a difference in improving the state’s workforce.
“These are the companies that are driving economic growth in Missouri,” said Missouri Chamber president and CEO Dan Mehan. “We consider these companies the superheroes of our economy. Many have overcome significant obstacles to be where they are today, but through hard work, innovation and perseverance they are thriving and providing thousands of Missourians with good paying jobs and opportunities.”
Read more about the Stark Bro’s award on the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s website.
Photo above: From left, Daniel Mehan, President/CEO, MO Chamber; Ken Lane, Stark Bro’s Chief Marketing Officer, and Dennis Vinson, President/CEO of Signature Packaging & Paper and MO Chamber Board member.