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Stone Creek Wins Prestigious 'Business of the Year' Award

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COVINGTON, LA - The St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce recently honored Stone Creek Club & Spa with its prestigious 'Tammany Award' for business of the year. The Tammany Award recognizes a business for its contribution to local economic development (through the creation of jobs & the addition of local revenues) as well as its commitment to improving the community it serves.

Chamber President, Lacey Toledano, presented the award at the Chamber's Annual Awards & Installation Banquet. In describing Stone Creek, Lacey noted, "Nine years after their opening day, Stone Creek continues to enjoy growth in members, revenues & payroll, but it's not the business statistics that make them worthy (of the award). It's their dedication to their members, the community, the fitness industry and to the wellbeing of our country that make them deserving."

Stone Creek's annual revenues top $7 million, and the club employees over 200 people. Each year, the club raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthwhile charities through a variety of fundraising events and programs. Some of the charities that benefit from these efforts include Augie's Quest, The Rich Mauti Cancer Fund, Kickin' Parksinson's (the local chapter of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research), ACCESS, Covington Head Start, VOA, Team Gleason, Operation Homefront, the Wounded Warrior Project and Wounded War Heroes.

Stone Creek added a new initiative to its philanthropic efforts last year by spearheading a campaign to donate much-needed PE equipment to local elementary schools, resulting in over $10,000 of equipment being distributed to 25 schools in the area.

After raising $35,000 for Augie's Quest and the club's participation in this year's Rock-n-Roll Marathon, Stone Creek's General Manager, Larry Conner, was asked to join the Augie's Quest Fitness Industry Advisory Council.

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