Chamber Announces Annual Awards Luncheon Finalists


The Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce is officially announcing the finalists for the 2017 Business of the Year awards.  The categories for the Business of Year awards are Small, Mid-Size, Large, and New.  Finalists are recognized at the Chamber Annual Awards Luncheon, set to take place Feb. 2 at the Natchitoches Events Center.

Finalists in the Small Business category are 3 J’s Four-Way, AxsomAir, and Rhodes Properties and Development.

Finalists in the Mid-Size Business category are Maggio’s Package Liquors, Magnolia Steel & Supply, and J & J Specialty Lawn & Landscaping LLC.

Finalists in the Large Business category are AEP-Southwestern Electric Power Company, City Bank & Trust Company, and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center.

Finalists in the New Business category are All Hours Fitness, Inc., Simply Chic Boutique, and Sweet Fruit Delights.

Chamber President Tony Davis said, “This event is a great opportunity for us to showcase a few of the amazing businesses in our area, and I’m delighted to be able to announce the winners in each category during the Luncheon.”

Incoming Chamber Chair, Award finalist, and CEO at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Kirk Soileau said, “I look forward to serving as the 2017 Chairman of the Natchitoches Area Chamber to assist with advancing the mission of our membership and also want to thank Janice Bolton for her service this past year. Natchitoches Regional Medical Center is honored to be a finalist as the Large Business of the Year.  This recognition validates our goals towards being the healthcare provider of choice for Natchitoches and the communities that we serve.”

Natchitoches Regional Medical Center is the titles sponsor for this year’s event.  Other event sponsors include City Bank & Trust Company, CP-TEL, Exchange Bank, Sabine State Bank & Trust Company, and Weyerhaesuer.

The public is invited to attend the Chamber Annual Awards Luncheon to learn more about our local business community.  To register for the event, visit  Tickets are $50 for members, $60 for non-members.  The doors will open at 11 a.m.  Lunch will be catered by Lasyone’s Meat Pie Restaurant.

The Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce helps make Natchitoches Parish to live and work.  The mission of the Natchitoches Are Chamber of Commerce is to foster a thriving community through transformative leadership, collaboration, and innovation.  Learn more at