A handful of businesses were honored by the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce last night for being good ‘Burgers – as in, St. Petersburgers. The Chamber defines a good ‘Burger as a business or organization in Greater St. Pete that makes a positive impact on the community. The group also chooses a Most Valuable ‘Burger that can be an individual.
“The Good ‘Burger Awards, now in its second year, allows us to reflect on those members who stood out in the community over this past year as having a significant impact in our Sunshine City,” St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Chris Steinocher said.
Here’s a list of the winners:
- The Dali Museum (arts and culture)
- Chik fil A, Fourth Street (eats and treats)
- CASA (Community Service and non-profits)
- Ferg’s Sports Bar and Grill (hotspots and hangouts)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (sports)
- St. Petersburg College (education)
- Crown Automotive Group (cool companies, large)
- Visit St. Pete/Clearwater (cool companies, medium)
- The Bicycle Store of St. Petersburg (cool companies, small)
And the most valuable ‘Burger award went to Dr. Jonathan M. Ellen, M.D. from All Children’s Hospital.
More than 130 nominees were selected in ten categories by a committee of volunteers. Once the nominees were chosen, St. Pete residents were able to vote for their favorites online from June 23 to July 27. Nearly 10,000 votes were cast.
About 400 people attended the Good ‘Burger Awards at Janice Live. The event, sponsored by Jannus Live, On Q Financial, Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County, Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, SPCA Tampa Bay, The Corporate Coaching Center, Adams and Reese, LLP, Cheers! Events, Galen College of Nursing, St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport and USAmeriBank, featured live music by local artists Chloe & Angela, Brielle Carter, Freelow and Eric Best.
Burgers, the food, did make an appearance. The awards ceremony had a fully loaded burger bar.