Current Business of the Month

Congratulations to our November Business of the Month: Priceless Martial Arts!  Priceless Martial Arts recently made a significant investment to return to Forest Park, converting vacant space at a building on Northland Blvd. into a state-of-the-art martial arts studio.  Their new facility features the latest in training equipment, body protection gear, and supplies.  More important, the school has an experienced and accomplished group of award-winning instructors.  Indeed, Priceless Martial Arts offers a broad range of activities that involve fighting techniques, physical exercise, and methods of mental discipline all in a fun and safe environment.  They take pride in giving students, young and old alike, the mental and physical discipline it takes to be a true champion in martial arts and in life.  On behalf of the Economic Development Commission, we are pleased to recognize Priceless Martial Arts as our November, 2020 Business of the Month!  To learn more about their martial arts classes, visit their website at

Congratulations to our 2020 Business of the Month Award Winners:
  • January - National Powersport Auctions
  • February - Belflex Staffing
  • March - Ameritas
  • April - Faxon Machining
    • Continued work on a multi-million dollar expansion of its campus after acquiring and renovating an underused building adjacent to its Adwood headquarters.
  • May - Home Depot
    • Remained open throughout the crisis to help residents and businesses with their needs.  The company also made key contributions to several community initiatives.
  • June - Kroger
    • Also remained open throughout the crisis.  It too helped with several community initiatives.  The company also launched a multi-million dollar renovation of the Forest Park store.
  • July - Shooters Sports Bar and Grill
    • Had to close during the early stages of the pandemic.  Even so, the restaurant continued to help community organizations with much needed programs to assist local residents.
  • August - Dr. Stephen Wilson
    • He and his team with Mercy Health provided much needed health care services to residents throughout this crisis.
  • September - Wild Birds Unlimited
    • Celebrated its 25th anniversary in Forest Park, continuing a long and successful partnership with our community.
  • October - Enriching Spaces
    • The company completed an impressive renovation of its building in the Kemper Meadow Business Center, achieving a Platinum Level Well-Building Designation!