Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser presented proclamation to two businesses in Natchitoches. Often, new businesses receive all the recognition, and Nungesser wanted to start recognizing the older businesses that have been a part of their communities for generations. The proclamations honor the businesses, the families, and the employees. These Natchitoches businesses are the first to receive this special recognition from the Lt. Governor.
Community banks are a big part of the community and Exchange is one of the oldest banks in the state of Louisiana. In 1892 it became Natchitoches’ first bank when it opened its doors on Front Street.
We stand on the shoulders of those who come before us,” said Exchange Bank President Mike Newton. “It’s very true. A lot of people have had my role and other people within the bank have supported us to get to this point. We like the past, but we like the future even better.”
The other business to be recognized was Kaffie Fredericks.