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Big River Running Company Co-Owner Honored by St. Louis Business Journal

07/23/2008 - 11:54

July 23, 2008 from press release (ST. LOUIS, MO) The St. Louis Business Journal selected Big River Running Company co-owner Ben Rosario as one of its "30 Under 30" winners for 2008. The honorees, all younger than 30, were chosen by a panel of Business Journal editors and former winners based on achievements in their careers and their communities.

A successful running career led Ben down the path to being a successful entrepreneur and business owner. In the second year of Big River Running Company's existence, Ben and his business partner, Matt Helbig, opened a second store location and the business has seen a 128 percent increase in the first quarter of this year.

"It's an honor to be recognized among the smartest and most ambitious young business leaders in St. Louis," said Ben. "And while I'm proud that Big River Running is successful as a business, it's more important that we're providing a running and walking community and resource for people in the St. Louis area."

Ben was featured in the July 11 edition of the St. Louis Business Journal and honored at a reception on July 17 with the rest of the 30 Under 30 Class of 2008.

Recognized as one of the top 50 running stores in the country by The Running Network, Big River Running Company is committed to being St. Louis' running and walking resource. Owned and operated by native St. Louisans Matt Helbig and Ben Rosario, Big River aims to create the best shopping experience possible for selecting the proper running shoes and apparel. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities come to Big River not just to buy shoes but to socialize, to train and to be a part of a true running and walking community. Visit for more about Big River Running Company.

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