North County Incorporated (NCI) is pleased to announce Rebecca Zoll, President/CEO of NCI was recognized by the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce at their 2015 Business Leader of the Year & Best of Maryland Heights Awards Ceremony. Zoll was awarded the Public Service Award for the leadership she and NCI provided during this past year and a half following the civil unrest. NCI’s work to bring regional partners together to help the area’s small businesses and school districts during and after the crisis was one of the reasons Zoll was honored.
Sherry Huibonhoa, President of the Maryland Heights Chamber said of Zoll’s work, “Stepping up to the plate in a time of need in Ferguson is an understatement for Rebecca. NCI created, in partnership with the Regional Business Council, the Reinvest North County Fund. The purpose of the fund, providing assistance to small businesses impacted during the Ferguson crisis.”
Zoll also established partnerships with the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership and the St. Louis Regional Chamber, to work with other local, regional and state agencies to bring needed support to area businesses. NCI became a conduit for information about the economic impact to North St. Louis County small business and assisted in coordinating aid to the area.
“Rebecca truly has passion and dedication for her work, we are grateful for all she has done. This award was given to her as a token of our appreciation. The Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce looks forward to our continuous partnership with NCI,” said Huibonhoa.
North County Incorporated is a regional development organization, which acts as a catalyst to define and advocate economic and community development for North St. Louis County. NCI was established in 1977. The Board is composed of community leaders and business owners. Dan Boyle, Esq., of The Boyle Law Firm is the current Chairman of the Board.