Stark Bro's receives Fast Track award

Stark Bro's receives Fast Track award

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce selected seven companies for the honor.

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November 21, 2017
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LOUISIANA, MO — Nov. 20, 2017 —The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has chosen 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, November 16 at the Chamber's annual meeting and awards banquet. Ken Lane, Stark Bro's Chief Marketing Officer, was on hand to accept 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.”