ALEXANDRIA, La. (Cenla Chamber of Commerce) - Local businesses were honored on Friday at the 7th Annual Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Gala at the Downtown Holiday Inn Alexandria. Winners in each of the 17 categories were named at the red-carpet event with Mayors Jeff Hall of Alexandria and Clarence Fields of Pineville serving as Masters of Ceremonies.
The Presenting Sponsor for the event was Rapides Regional Medical Center and a new award was established by Rapides that will honor businesses providing exemplary community service.
“We are pleased to present the first Rapides Regional Medical Center Community Benefit Award to RoyOMartin Company,” said Jason Cobb, President & CEO of Rapides Regional Medical Center. “RoyOMartin’s leadership and employees provide a stellar level of value and service to the central Louisiana community.”
The winners of 12 categories of the Bizzy Awards were selected among nominees made by the Chamber Board of Directors and Chamber members. Chamber member representatives voted via ballots emailed in an electronic survey. A combination of Chamber votes and those of a panel of judges composed of two Chamber executives and two economic developers from other communities in Louisiana determined the winners. There are five special categories of Bizzy Awards are that are selected by the sponsors of each award. Those categories are the Red River Bank Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Cleco Innovation Award, CLEDA’s We Make Good Stuff Award, Rapides Regional Community Benefit Award and the Chamber’s Emerging Leader Award.
“The Chamber extends congratulations to each of the Bizzy winners,” said Deborah Randolph, President, Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce. “These businesses are the economic engines of the region and this event provides an opportunity to pay tribute to their achievements.”
2019 Bizzy Award Recipients:
RoyOMartin Best Overall Business Award: Procter & Gamble
Rapides Regional Medical Center Community Benefit Award: RoyOMartin
Red River Bank Entrepreneur of the Year: Gary Perkins
Crest Industries Best Large Business: Ratcliff Construction Co.
CLECO Innovation Award: RoyOMartin
Best Non-Profit Organization: United Way
CLEDA “We Make Good Stuff” Award: Monroe Milton, Manchac Technologies
Best New Business: Huckleberry Brewing Company
Best Broadcast Promotion of a Business: CLEDA’s “We Make Good Stuff” Videos
Emerging Leader Award: Justin Giallonardo
Best Marketing Campaign: CLECO
Best Business Website: Alexandria Pineville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Best Interior Design of a Business: D’Argent Companies Development & Construction
Best Medium Business: Cenla Broadcasting
Best Business Logo: Crest Industries
Best Small Business: Insight Audio Video
Best Curb Appeal: Louisiana College
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