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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 well-being 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 & 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 & 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.
Toledano praised the club’s contributions to the local community as well as its involvement in the industry. Her presentation included a quote from a Stone Creek Charter Member, who stated, “When the club opened its doors, it was clear that this unique facility would be a game changer. While the facility is stunning, the difference maker is the employees who run it & maintain it. They provide true magic – all their employees are professional, friendly & helpful. Every visit to the club is special.
Stone Creek’s Marketing Manager Stephanie Coulon sums up the vision of Stone Creek – “The entire Stone Creek team is inspired by the lives we touch through our everyday efforts and our charity endeavors. We celebrate with members who achieve their weight loss or fitness goals through the club. We are moved by the military veterans who thank us for our annual ‘Salute Our Soldiers’ flag display. We are humbled by the gratitude we receive from local cancer survivors who appreciate our participation in their fundraising campaigns. We feel fortunate to be an integral part of the community we love, and we are honored to receive this year’s Tammany Award.”
About Stone Creek Club & Spa
Stone Creek Club & Spa provides residents of the Northshore with a one-stop destination for their fitness, social and lifestyle needs. Stone Creek’s 52,000 square foot facility & 14 acre campus offer spacious weight and cardio areas, four group fitness studios, a Pilates reformer studio, adult-only locker rooms, 15 tournament quality tennis courts, salt-water lap pool and resort pool, basketball gym, outdoor fitness trail, childcare, a full-service cafe and a luxurious spa. Stone Creek has been voted Best Health Club, Best Tennis Courts & Best Day Spa each of the last 4 years.