There was a packed house for the Annual Bossier Chamber of Commerce Gala. It was quite an honor to be asked to MC this event again this year. It is so awesome to be in a room with so many great movers and shakers in our community.

Congratulations to the 2016 Bossier Chamber Business Award recipients! Business Person of the Year is Barry Regula with Margaritaville Resort Casino.  Regula was honored  for leading efforts to work for various charities in our community in addition to pushing Margaritaville to second place in the local  gaming market.

Lauve’s Pediatric Day Health Care and Rosewood Home Market each are honored as Small Business of the Year.

Praeses was named the 2016 Business of the Year. Praeses has been in business for nearly 30 years and offers software development and technical services.

Here are some of the other awards handed out at the event:

You Made it Happen: Gibsland Bank & Trust

Chamber Partner of the Year: SOBO Promotional Products

Community Partner of the Year: Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets

Military Supporter of the Year: Margaritaville Resort Casino

Public Policy Partner of the Year: Brown Builders

TRC Appreciation Award: Rick Holland

Diplomat of the Year: Pat Presley

More From 96.5 KVKI