Bossier, Shreveport Chambers to honor business community with annual meetings in January 2023

On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, the Bossier Chamber of Commerce will honor top business and community leaders as the organization celebrates 75 years of excellence in business. The event kicks off with a networking cocktail hour at 6 p.m., with the program beginning at 7 p.m., as the Chamber hosts approximately 400 business professionals at the Bossier Civic Center, presented by Barksdale Federal Credit Union.

Some of the accomplishments of the last 75 years include:

· Two-time Louisiana Chamber of the Year

· Lobbying for the first Bossier Chamber Post Office

· Creating the Airmen of the Month award in 1972 with partner Barksdale Air Force Base

· Helped form Crime Stoppers of Bossier City

Each year, the Chamber takes time to celebrate the successes of the previous year while sharing plans for the year ahead. Outgoing Chairman of the Board Eric Barkley of CenterPoint Energy will pass the reins to incoming Chairman of the Board Nicole Wilhite of Citizens National Bank. Incoming board members will be recognized and the coveted awards of Business of the Year and Business Person of the Year will be announced, sponsored by Willis Knighton Health System.

The Greater Shreveport Chamber will host its 113th Annual Meeting on Jan. 19, 2023.

Held each January, Annual Meeting kicks off our new year with the installation of new executive officers and the Board of Directors as well as our recognition for the annual Business Person of the Year Award. This Award is presented to a local business leader who has made significant contributions to the development of the community.  The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce will also have a special presentation concerning the newly acquired Chamber Building. 

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