Sports Biz Connect brings business, sports tourism together to attract events

The Shreveport Bossier Sports Commission is teaming up with the business community to help bring sporting events to Shreveport, Bossier City, Caddo and Bossier Parishes hosting through its annual networking event next month.

The Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission along with dozens of local sports venues and associations in partnership with the Bossier Chamber of Commerce, African American Chamber of Commerce, Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce and North Louisiana Economic Partnership are hosting the Third Annual Shreveport-Bossier Sports Biz Connect April 5, 4-6 p.m. at the at the Hilton Garden/Homewood Suites, 2015 Old Minden Rd., Bossier City.

Designed to bring together the business and sports communities, this event aims to create new and stronger working relationships that result in cooperation towards promoting the area’s ability to attract and host sports events.

“We encourage you bring handouts or any promotional information to give to local businesses if you are a local sports organization or if your business is interested in partnering with more than 150 sporting events that take place in Shreveport, Bossier City or Caddo or Bossier parishes annually and has an economic impact on our economy of more than $65 million dollars annually,” said Shreveport Bossier Sports Commission Director Kelly Wells via an emailed press release.

Exhibitor space is also available to the business community. Set up will be from 2-3:30 p.m. on Thursday April 5. Exhibit space is a 8-foot by 8-foot area with a table and two chairs. Tables will be provided and all other materials must be provided by exhibitors.

If you are interested in having a booth with information available, email Ronald Oswalt at roswalt@sbsports.org.