Nominations due April 24, 2017
The Business Development Connection of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the Annual Minority Business Opportunity Awards. These awards seek to recognize outstanding individuals or businesses who are making a difference in our community.
As defined by BDC, a minority for the purposes of these awards categories includes not only racial minorities, but also includes gender and ethnicity i.e. women, Hispanics, Asian American, Native American, etc.)
Businesses nominated MUST be chamber members. To verify a nominee’s membership status, please refer to the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce membership directory, either in print or online: http://web.shreveportchamber.org/search.
Categories and their descriptions are as follows:
Tourney to offer cash prizes, games to benefit business advocacy
The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce will host their 20th Northwest Louisiana Golf Classic on April 24th at Southern Trace Country Club.
This year’s tournament marks its 20th year. In celebration of this milestone, the Classic will feature new contests, prizes and giveaways.
American Screening located at 7607 Fern Avenue held their grand opening on March 28, 2017.
American Screening provides drug testing solutions and point of care diagnostics.
Congratulations to American Screening! https://www.americanscreeningcorp.com/
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Chamber 101, a program of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, is aiming to educate chamber members on ways to maximize their membership investment.
"We're using this as a way to really engage with our members and educate them on the full benefits that they can take advantage of," said Tim Magner, chamber president. "We have so many programs, events and engagement opportunities, and we really want them to fully understand the rewards of each one."
Chamber 101 is being split up into three sessions: a late afternoon, an early morning and a lunch brown bag, The sessions will be spread across three days in an attempt to help capture the varied schedules of the members. If you are interested in attending a Chamber 101 session, visit the events calendar to register for your preferred meeting time or call 318-677-2500 for more information.
D-1 Sports Training located at 727 American Way opened its facility Saturday, March 18th.
D-1 provides athletic-based training programs in a high-energy, small-group environment for youth athletes and adults, regardless of your skill or fitness level, led by professional speed and strength coaches.
Congratulations D-1! https://www.d1sportstraining.com/shreveport/
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Published online March 16, 2017 in the Shreveport Times as a "Letter to the Editor"
By Dr. Philip Rozeman, Willis-Knighton Health System, Alliance for Education
Over the last few weeks, there has been a great deal of discussion and much written about the school buildings of Caddo Parish. What has garnered less discussion are the successes and challenges of Caddo Parish School leaders and teachers as they work to provide opportunities for the children of this community.
There is no doubt that the rightsizing of the school district is an important issue. In a school system with limited resources in a community with a shrinking school-age population, it is important to talk about efficient use of school building space. There should always be constant focus on maximizing resources into the classroom.
The Alliance for Education “Path to Excellence” program honors schools in the top 25 percent of the state based on the amount of improvement from one year to the next on their School Performance Scores. In the year before last, we honored seven schools in Caddo Parish. In the past year, we recognized 21 schools. These schools were in every part of our community – both the suburbs and the inner city. There is no doubt Caddo Parish has seen progress in school improvement.
McGregor's Garden, formerly Mrs. McGregor's Garden, recently relocated and opened their new location in Pierremont Mall on Wednesday, March 15th.
MCGregor's Garden offers a unique blend of home and garden accessories, clothing, gifts, jewelry & antiques. Any day customers can walk in and be "wowed" with new treasures displayed in a home and garden setting.
Congratulations McGregor's Garden! http://www.shopmcgregors.com/
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Amended to include list of schools at 2:43pm
Schools honored for their state assessment score improvements
(Shreveport, LA) The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce and Alliance for Education are ecstatic to announce that 21 Caddo Parish schools have been named Path to Excellence Schools.
The goal of the Path to Excellence Program is to recognize continual improvement and excellent performance in schools. Path to Excellence awards go to schools that are in the top 25% of IMPROVEMENT in Louisiana School Performance Scores from the previous year.
For the 2014-2015 school year, there were 4 Bossier Parish schools and 9 in Caddo Parish. For 2015-2016, there were 5 in Bossier and 21 in Caddo!
Take 5 Oil Change located at the corner of Bert Kouns and Youree Drive opened its bay doors Friday, March 10th.
Take 5 offers a variety of services to keep your car running and to help you get back on the road and on to wherever you're headed.
Congratulations Take 5! https://www.take5oilchange.com/search/?key=71105
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Christus Primary Care Partners, located at 9220 Ellerbe Road, Suite 700, opened Friday, March 10th.
Christus Primary Care Partners is an exciting new model of care created with busy families in mind. This practice was founded by working moms dedicated to caring for your family in every stage of life.
Congratulations to Christus Primary Care Partners! http://www.christushealth.org/
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