On Tuesday, January 10, the Bossier Chamber of Commerce honored top business and community leaders at the 75th Annual Gala, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Bossier Chamber. The event kicked off with a cocktail hour prior to the program and hosted hundreds of business professionals at the Bossier Civic Center for their largest networking event, presented by Barksdale Federal Credit Union.
The Chamber took time to celebrate the successes of not only the previous year but the last 75 years of excellence they have achieved. They also shared plans for the year ahead. Outgoing Chairman of the Board Eric Barkley. retired from CenterPoint Energy, passed the reins to incoming Chairman of the Board Nicole Wilhite, Citizens National Bank. Incoming board members were recognized and the coveted awards of Business of the Year and Business Person of the Year, presented by our award sponsor the Willis-Knighton Health System, were announced.
Business Person of the Year finalists
John David Person, Nelson and Hammons Law Firm
Margaret Shehee, Kilpatrick Life Insurance Company/Rose-Neath Funeral Homes, Crematorium and Cemeteries
Dr. Morgan Lang, Lang Orthodontics
Dianne Clark, Sci-Port Discovery Center
Business of the Year finalists
Lisa Dilts State Farm
Citizens National Bank
Live Oak Environmental
Coastal Urgent Care of Bossier