The Bossier Chamber of held their annual gala Tuesday night at the CenturyLink Center. The theme for the evening was 'Opening Doors To New Opportunities'. The highlights of the night were presentation of 2013's top awards and the announcement of new Chamber officers for 2014.

Among the top trophy winners were David Alvis of Silver Star Smokehouse for 2013 'Business Person of the Year' and Builders Supply taking home the 'Business of the Year' prize.

Here's the full list of winners:

2013 Business of the Year: Builders Supply

Business Person of the Year: David Alvis
Diplomat of the Year: Sherry Stuckey
Community Partner of the Year: Willis Knighton
Military Relations Supporter of the Year: Louisiana's Other Side
Chamber Partner of the Year: Gibsland Bank and Trust
Golden Pineapple Award: Caroline Gardner

In addition, Dr. Jim Henderson, Chancellor of Bossier Parish Community College was installed as Chairman for the coming year and Townsquare Media's Market Manager Lisa Janes was announced as Special Events Chairperson.

Erin and I would like to thank everyone at the Bossier Chamber for inviting us to once again participate as emcees, especially CEO / President Lisa Johnson and her hardworking and helpful staff, including Jana Morgan and Monique Roux.