AGC MO Inclusion/Workforce Efforts Receive “Arcus” Award

By on February 27, 2017

The St. Louis Regional Chamber recognized AGC MO on Thursday (Feb. 23) for its work in inclusion and diversity by presenting the association with the chamber’s “Arcus” award in that category.

The Regional Chamber presented the awards to what it describes as the area’s “most inspirational leaders and companies.” The Chamber’s fourth annual Arcus Awards were presented in 11 categories:

  • Accenture won the Corporate Citizenship Award. Accenture was recognized for dedicating one week per month to volunteer work as part of its global citizenship initiative.
  • St. Louis University School of Law Legal Clinics and ArchCity Defenders shared the St. Louis Spirit Award. The SLU civil litigation clinic and ArchCity Defenders were honored for their efforts to reform the region’s municipal court system by filing lawsuits, negotiating settlements and monitoring structural reforms.
  • Tioma Therapeutics Inc. won the Arcus Award for Achievement in Biosciences. Tioma has generated a portfolio of antibodies that have the potential to overcome multiple checkpoints by which cancer evades the immune system.
  • Macroeconomic Advisers LLC received the Arcus Award for Achievement in Financial Services. Macroeconomic Advisers economists were credited with delivering “accurate, nonpartisan evaluations of government economic policies, and for helping traders, portfolio managers and strategists understand market developments.”
  • Advanced ICU Care (AICU) won the Arcus Award for Achievement in Health. AICU is a leading provider of high-acuity telemedicine services, and is credited with reducing patient mortality.
  • AB Mauri North America received the Arcus Award for Achievement in Logistics. AB Mauri provides ingredients and services to commercial bakers.
  • The St. Louis University Prison Program was recognized with the Arcus Award for Achievement in Educational Attainment. SLU’s Prison Program graduated its first class of students with associate degrees in 2015.
  • Varsity Tutors LLC received the Arcus Award for Achievement in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.Tutors connects students and professionals with in-person tutors in 84 U.S. cities and online tutors nationwide.
  • AGC MO and TheBANK of Edwardsville each received the Arcus Awards for Inclusion and Talent Attraction. AGC MO was recognized for hiring a vice president of inclusion and creating an inclusion department, and also various initiatives to promote diversity in the construction industry. TheBANK of Edwardsville was honored for opening a fully bilingual banking center inside the Fairmont City public library in 2015.
  • Beyond Housing won the Arcus Award for Achievement in Public Policy. Six years ago, Beyond Housing was recognized for its “24-1” initiative, which resulted in a number of small communities sharing purchasing, community development and other municipal services.
  • WGU Missouri received the Arcus People’s Choice Award. WGU Missouri is an online, nonprofit university designed for working adults with some college and no degree.

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