Lindenwood University has been named a Best of Western St. Charles County Award winner by the Western St. Charles Chamber of Commerce and Community News. Lindenwood representatives accepted the honor during the Chamber’s December membership meeting on Thursday, Dec. 10.
Awardees in nearly 30 categories, ranging from child care to heating and cooling service providers, were announced following a two-month period of open online voting. More than 2,000 votes were received.
“We at Lindenwood are truly honored to be selected as the voters’ top choice and to be recognized by the community,” said Kellie Lile, director of Lindenwood’s extension site in Wentzville, Mo. “We’re happy to provide an experience and education like no other for our neighbors.”
This is the second year the awards have been presented. Tony Mathews, president of the Western St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce, said the awards have doubled in size and popularity from their inaugural presentation in 2014.
“We had 20 award categories last year and 37 categories in 2015,” he said. “The Best of Western St. Charles County Awards make a strong connection between our residents and businesses, and they give residents a chance to highlight those businesses in our community that really do shine.”