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The 34th Annual Excellence in Community Development Awards

Join us for our annual Excellence in Community Development Awards Banquet, where we celebrate the strength of our community and honor individuals and organizations who have made extraordinary efforts to improve our region.

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We are all builders. Whether we are running a bank, civic leaders, healthcare workers, educating tomorrow's leaders, building homes and commercial spaces, or even helping our neighbors in need. Every level, every operation, every tiny detail creates a beautiful story of life.  When technicians, artisans, intellectuals, and craftsmen work together we all bring our skills to the table.  It strengthens the region.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center -Chesterfield

11:00 AM

Scholarship Program | Building Tomorrow's Leaders

Our program always includes a special moment where we present scholarships to area seniors. This year we are awarding $11,000+.


For decades, our scholarship has highlighted future business leaders and entrepreneurs from our community. Learn more about our Scholarship Fund and discover how you can be a part. 

Honorable Guest

Michael L. Parson

57th Governor of Missouri

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Mike Parson is a veteran who served six years in the United States Army. Prior to becoming Governor for the State of Missouri, He served more than 22 years in law enforcement, including 12 years as the sheriff of Polk County. He is a small business owner and a third generation farmer who currently owns and operates a cow and calf operation near their hometown of Bolivar.

He also served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2005-2011, in the Missouri Senate from 2011-2017, and as Lieutenant Governor in 2017-2018.


Building Lives Keynote 

Jade Paden

The Power of Building Lives

Jade Paden is our keynote speaker. Jade is a business owner, community leader, and Progress 64 West Board Member. Jade is passionate for education and desires to see the restoration of the trades as a viable career option. Jade's story will inspire and empower you — every individual has something this community needs to build a better life.


Excellence in Community Development Award Honorees

Every year we honor individuals and organizations who have made extraordinary efforts to improve our region. This year's Excellence in Community Development Award recipients build lives and create a beautiful future for our region.

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Thank you to all our 2022 Banquet Sponsors!
We are so grateful for your help in Building Lives!

Partner Sponsor

Progress Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

Armstrong Teasdale
ArtSpeak Creative
Knight Sky Media
Lindell Banks
Rob Shirley Photography
Royal Banks
The Personal Gift Basket Company


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