November 14, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Redbird Club at Busch Stadium
700 Clark Street
St. Louis, MO
Join us in St. Louis as we honor the best of the Missouri business community and recognize our state’s top pro-business policy leaders during our annual meeting and awards banquet. View the full list of 2019 honorees here.
General Admission: $149
Table of 8: $1,100
Home to Greatness
Now, on Nov. 14, this home of greatness will host the greats of Missouri business and industry. View the full list of winners here. Our event will take place at the Redbird Club inside Busch Stadium.
When you arrive, please use our complimentary valet service near gate 2.
The Missouri Chamber is proud to honor Nestlé Purina PetCare with the 2019 Champion of Enterprise Award.
Purina’s St. Louis roots date back to 1894 when William H. Danforth, George Robinson and William Andrews formed a farm animal feeding business.
Today the company is a global leader in pet care. Purina’s passion for pets goes beyond advancing science-based pet nutrition that helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.. The company also focuses on forging partnerships in the pet welfare world and raising awareness of what pets truly need.
Purina has a dedicated, passionate workforce who feel personally invested in the company’s mission and success. Purina is also recognized as a great place to work.
Visiting the company’s campus, it’s easy to see that Purina’s world revolves around pets — whether it’s the art on the walls or the many cats and dogs that employees bring to work every day.
Purina’s quest to drive pet nutrition forward and conduct industry-leading research on the wellbeing of pets pushes our company to do more year after year. Purina works hard for your pets every day, and loves doing it.
Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kyle McClellan will host this year’s Missouri Business Awards. A native of the St. Louis area, McClellan was drafted by the Cardinals in 2002 and had his major league debut in 2008. He was a part of the 2011 World Series Championship team and continued to pitch for the Cardinals through 2012. McClellan and his family continue to live in the St. Louis area. His foundation, Brace for Impact 46, has helped rebuild Haiti and is working to improve St. Louis neighborhoods as well.
Charles Glenn wowed the nation this year with his televised renditions of the Star Spangled Banner during the St. Louis Blues’ quest to become Stanley Cup Champions. During the Missouri Business Awards, Charles and his band will draw upon their vast wealth of knowledge and training to create an unforgettable musical experience. Charles has utilized both his strong vocal and percussion talents as the opening act for national groups such as Smokey Robinson, Huey Lewis and the News, and the Allman Brothers. Charles has also performed and worked with Andre Crouch and Stellar Award winner Calvin Bridges, and was selected to perform a series of limited engagements with Grammy Award-winning group “The Fifth Dimension.”
The Purina Incredible Dog Team, consisting of more than 20 remarkably talented canines, entertains audiences at Purina Farms 9 months out of the year with extraordinary feats of athleticism and skill. Set to music, the performances are fun for all ages, and they are also educational as the trainers emphasize the importance of responsible pet ownership by providing helpful tips for having a well-balanced, healthy and loving relationship with a pet. The Team also stresses the importance of realizing a dog’s full potential. Just because a dog came from a shelter or rescue group doesn’t mean he or she isn’t destined for greatness. The Team is on a mission to prove that all dogs are incredible in one way or another!