Chamber recognizes Businesses of the Year


The Natchitoches Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Awards Luncheon Feb. 2 at the Events Center.

With over 3,600 votes cast (up 10 percent from last year) the Business of the Year winners are:
3 J’s Fourway: Small Business of the Year
AEP SWEPCO: Large Business of the Year
Maggio’s Package Liquor: Mid-Size Business of the Year
All Hours Fitness: New Business of the Year

2016 Chamber Board Chair Janice Bolton handed the gavel to 2017 Chair Kirk Soileau. She also gave special recognition to Dion Boyett for all his contributions to the Chamber.

“The Chamber has accomplished a lot,” she said. “We’re ready to expand and have new businesses come to Natchitoches. We’re one big family working together in every component to make this community a better place to live and work.

Natchitoches Young Professional members Lauryn Sharplin, Valencia Jones, Howard Conday and Justin Rhodes were presented with the NYP’s 4 Under 40 Award.

Read the agenda below to see some of the Chambers accomplishments in 2016 and its goals for the coming years.