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Specht: Honoring our business community

When we decided to start our first ever attempt at a recognition program for the northwest Louisiana business community seven years ago, we had no idea it would reach the heights we’ve seen. From a small but deserving list to growth, even surviving a pandemic year that saw many businesses stressed like never before, I’m [...]

Navigating Your Care: Know when to go where

Deciding whether or not to visit the emergency room is something most everyone has struggled with before. Many people aren’t sure when they should utilize an emergency room or when to go to an urgent care. The answer isn’t always obvious but knowing the difference between urgent care and emergency care – and where to [...]

Surviving Inflation: Increasing prices without losing customers

In the current business climate, inflation is top of mind for business owners.  With respect to price increases, many entrepreneurs feel they have no room for a change in pricing when it comes to their products.  Entrepreneurs and business owners should be thoughtful about how they approach price increases, understanding potential second-order effects.  There are [...]

BP2W 2022: Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is committed to our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians. We invest both time and money in the health and wellbeing of Louisiana communities by supporting more than 200 charitable organizations through volunteer service, board participation, employee giving and focused grantmaking.  Our commitment to corporate [...]

BP2W 2022: Carter Credit Union

The credit union philosophy of “People Helping People” is one that Carter Credit Union has stood proudly on since 1954.  From our beginnings in Springhill, Louisiana to our newest state of the art location on Ellerbe Road in Shreveport, this philosophy has not changed but our products and technology has.  Carter Credit Union does everything [...]

BP2W 2022: Citizens National Bank  

Since opening in 1985, Citizens National Bank has grown to 12 locations spanning over 6 parishes in Louisiana.  We opened our Metairie Branch in 2021 and now looking forward to opening our second location in the Mandeville area.   Citizens National Bank believes in developing strong relationships with our employees and customers. Our core values [...]

BP2W 2022: Community Bank of Louisiana

What makes us different from the other banks? The answer is simple. Whether you're a business owner, nonprofit group, government agency, school administrator or personal account holder – you aren't just a Community Bank of Louisiana customer; you're our friend and neighbor. By taking the extra time to get to know you, we're better able [...]

BP2W 2022: Dillas

CEO OR PRESIDENT: Pete John Current Employees: 150 ABOUT: Dillas is approximately 8 years old with 7 locations. Its culture is enthusiastic with accountability and recognition. We hire all people that align with our brands core values.  Benefits include paid time off, holidays and flexible schedules. Bonus/incentives include managers receiving a monthly bonus based on [...]

BP2W 2022: Graybar Electric

Graybar, a Fortune 500 company, specializes in supply chain management services, and is a leading North American distributor of high-quality components, equipment, and materials. We serve the construction market, the commercial, institutional, and government (CIG) market, and the industrial and utility markets. Graybar products and services support new construction, infrastructure updates, building renovation, facility maintenance, [...]

BP2W 2022: Kean Miller LLP

Kean Miller serves as legal counsel to the people and industries that drive the regional economy. From Fortune 500 companies to local and regional businesses, we provide efficient and effective legal services in a cost-efficient manner. In the courtroom and the boardroom, Kean Miller attorneys create unique solutions, practical strategies, and unparalleled value that allow [...]

BP2W 2022: Lauve’s Pediatric

We are a locally owned and operated Pediatric Day Health Care. We opened our doors in January of 2016. We provide pediatric outpatient skilled nursing services to medically-fragile children ages birth thru 20 years of age. We are staffed with RN’s, LPN’s, CNA’s and therapists. We are a Medicaid funded program. We are open M-F [...]

BP2W 2022: Nelson and Hammons, APLC

Nelson and Hammons, APLC was formed in 1977 by Sydney B. Nelson and John L. Hammons.  Since 1980, the firm has been dedicated to investigating and handling meritorious medical malpractice claims.   Offices for Nelson and Hammons are located in Shreveport and Lafayette, Louisiana.  The main office is in downtown Shreveport in a historic, three-story [...]

BP2W 2022: North Louisiana Economic Partnership

North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides a 14-parish region of North Louisiana with professional economic development services, including lead generation and prospect management. NLEP represents the region’s interests with a unified voice and as a single point of contact, operating as a catalyst, convener, and connector in the region [...]

BP2W 2022: Providence House

Providence House is on a mission to break the homeless cycle in Northwest Louisiana one family at a time. The organization opened its doors in 1988 when two members of First Presbyterian Church, Mary Anne Selber and Jean Sayres, recognized a need for shelter services for homeless families with children. In 2015, Verni Howard brought [...]

BP2W 2022: Red River Chevrolet

This dealership was actually built as a Ford Dealership in 1922 by two gentlemen that were not related to my family – Dr. Eichel Berger and Hardy Hearne. They operated it until about 1926. At that time my great grandfather, John Sentel, whom was a planner up in Dixie, had 5 children – three boys [...]

BP2W 2022: Sealy & Company

Founded by J. Pollard Sealy, Sr. in 1946, Sealy & Company is a 4th-generation, family-owned, fully-integrated commercial real estate investment and operating company driven by commitment, integrity, discipline, innovation, and a passion for excellence. Initially founded as Sealy Realty Company, Inc, the company's primary activity was in the subdivision of land and the sale of [...]

BP2W 2022: Willis-Knighton Health System

Willis-Knighton Health System is a local not-for-profit community healthcare organization with deep ties in this area, tracing its roots to Tri-State Sanitarium founded in 1924. Shreveport locations include Willis-Knighton Medical Center on Greenwood Road, Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women’s Health on Bert Kouns near Mansfield Road (Louisiana’s first satellite clinic), WK Pierremont Health [...]

August 2022 e-Edition

The exclusive electronic version of the August 2022 BIZ. Magazine.