St. Petersburg College has been named Good ’Burger’s People’s Choice winner in education by the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. The award, which recognizes SPC for making a positive impact in the community, was presented at a ceremony at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg on Aug. 28.
“This award solidly aligns with our mission of helping to transform communities,” said SPC Downtown Center Provost Kevin Gordon, who accepted the award Thursday on behalf of the college. “We look forward to continued partnerships in all facets of the community and are honored by this recognition.”
A committee of 10 volunteers selected SPC from more than 70 entrees nominated by St. Petersburg Chamber members.
The Good’ ’Burger Awards were created last year with a name that honored a former mayor of St. Petersburg who often referred to city citizens as “burgers,” short for St. Petersburgers. The awards themselves were established last year to honor city Chamber members who contribute to making the community stand out.
Other winners of the 2014 Good ’Burgers Awards include:
- Arts and Culture: The Dali Museum
- Eats & Treats: Chick-fil-A 4th Street
- Community Service & Non-Profits: Community Action Stops Violence (CASA)
- Hotspots & Hangouts: Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill
- Sports: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Cool Companies (Large): Crown Automotive
- Cool Companies (Medium): Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater
- Cool Companies (Small): The Bicycle Store of St. Petersburg
- Most Valuable Burger: Dr. Jonathan M. Ellen – All Children’s Hospital
The awards replaced the formal dinner banquet programs that were offered in previous years as a fun and engaging way to honor and recognize members.