Thursday, June 20, 2024

Bossier Chamber of Commerce Honors Top Business Leaders at Gala

by BIZ Magazine

The Bossier Chamber of Commerce rolled out the red carpet for its 76th Annual Gala, a prestigious event that recognized outstanding business and community leaders. The glittering affair, hosted at the Bossier Civic Center on the evening of February 1, 2024, brought together a sold-out crowd of business professionals eager to celebrate achievements and foster connections.

The festivities commenced with a lively cocktail hour, graciously sponsored by Live Casino and Hotel Louisiana, setting the stage for an evening of networking and camaraderie. The Annual Gala stands as the Bossier Chamber’s premier networking event, providing a platform for professionals to mingle and socialize before the main program unfolded.

Barksdale Federal Credit Union took center stage as the Presenting Sponsor, demonstrating their commitment to supporting the vibrant business community in Bossier City. Willis Knighton Health System played a crucial role as the Supporting Sponsor, contributing to the success and grandeur of the event.

During the program, the Bossier Chamber of Commerce highlighted the achievements of the previous year and outlined their ambitious plans for the upcoming year. Nicole Wilhite, outgoing Chairman of the Board from Citizens National Bank, handed over the reins to the incoming Chairman of the Board, Jonathan Reynolds, representing Carter Credit Union. The event also recognized incoming chamber board members, ushering in fresh perspectives and expertise.

The spotlight, however, shone brightest on the prestigious awards of the evening. Cyber Innovation Center, the award sponsor, presented the coveted titles of Business of the Year (Large and Small) and Business Person of the Year.

Gregory Kallenberg was named the Bossier Chamber of Commerce 2023 Business Person of the Year. His dedication to the arts and the significant $12 million local economic impact of the Prize Foundation, which he founded in 2012, earned him this prestigious recognition.

Give Me 3 claimed the title of Bossier Chamber of Commerce 2023 Small Business of the Year, acknowledging their exceptional contributions to the local business landscape.

Willis-Knighton Health System emerged triumphant as the Bossier Chamber of Commerce 2023 Business of the Year, a testament to their outstanding commitment to healthcare excellence.

The Bossier Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala not only celebrated past achievements but also set the stage for a year filled with innovation, collaboration, and continued success in the vibrant business community of Bossier City.

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