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June 13, 2012 · Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce
GSCOC NEWS & REMINDERS
NOMINATIONS CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED
The Forum Small Business of the Year Award
Shreveport ATHENA Award
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Hear a recap of the 2012 Legislative Session from our Northwest Louisiana Delegation and find out how legislative changes will affect your business. Join us on June 18th from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Silver Star Smokehouse. $25 per person which includes lunch. Click here to register online or call 318.746.0252. This event is sponsored by AT&T and Chesapeake Energy; hosted by Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, Bossier Chamber of Commerce, Minden South Webster Chamber of Commerce, and Shreveport-Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce.
JUNE LUNCHEON with BUSINESS COACH JOHN GRUBBS
Join the Business Development Connection for their June Luncheon featuring business coach & author John Grubbs on June 26th from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Petroleum Club. Grubbs will discuss “The Workplace 2020” including topics such as: generation Y will dominate. Baby boomers will be leaving; the 40-hour work week may be no more; human resources will focus on talent management; you’ll be paid by “output” not “sitput.” RSVP by Friday, June 20th by calling 318-677-2500 or emailing email@example.com. Also, you can register online. Tickets are $20 which includes a lunch buffet.
June 20th Louisiana Celebrates 200 Years of Statehood, Music & Memories!
Louisiana Hayride Foundation brings together many for a historical event coming to Shreveport on June 20th including Governor Kathleen Blanco, Governor Edwin Edwards, Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, Rep. Billy Montgomery, Warden Burl Cain, Ted Jones, Doug Kershaw, Terrance Simien, Chris Thomas King, LPB and a host of other dignitaries & musicians to honor the Shreveport-Bossier Louisiana Bicentennial Musical Celebration!
“Louisiana Hayride Luncheon”
at the Shreveport Convention Center from 11:30am to 1:30pm
A special “Louisiana Hayride Awards” luncheon will honor a cast of people who have supported the national reactivation of the famous music show. Speakers and honorees at the luncheon will highlight the advantages Shreveport-Bossier has in a globally famous, indigenous historical brand that serves as the strong foundation to build a truly world class attraction & music business development center. Sponsorships and Tickets are available for the luncheon. Call or email Alton Warwick at 318-227-9110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LPB Premiere & “Louisiana Hayride Show”
at the Municipal Auditorium beginning at 7:30pm
FREE ADMISSION to an exciting evening event beginning with the LPB Premiere of the entertaining documentary “LOUISIANA-200 Years of Statehood” narrated by Harry Connick, Jr. and hosted by Beth Courtney & famous Louisiana actress Faith Ford. IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PREMIER: Louisiana Hayride Jam from 8:00pm to 9:30pm; The “Louisiana Hayride Show” will feature the great musical stars Doug Kershaw, Terrance Simien, Chris Thomas King, and many other musicians, singers, & songwriters.
MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS
During the month of June, LifeShare Blood Centers is celebrating 70 years of blood donors. LifeShare was founded in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1942, to meet the needs of emergencies created by WWII. It has been a part of the evolution of blood banking, from storage in glass bottles to apheresis machines that separate blood components bedside during the donation process. With its 70 year anniversary in June, LifeShare celebrates the multitude of blood donors that have made many of life’s moments possible for blood recipients and those close to them. LifeShare Blood Centers in Shreveport (8910 Linwood Ave.) will be hosting a reception this Thursday, June 14 at 2p.m. At the reception, some local blood recipients will be sharing their personal stories.
The Center for Business and Economic Research at LSU Shreveport will host the 2012 Economic Outlook Conference on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the LSUS University Center. The conference begins at 7:30 a.m. with a networking breakfast. The guest speaker for this year’s event is John Maginnis, an independent journalist who has been writing about Louisiana politics since 1972 and publishes the LaPolitics Weekly, an email newsletter. Mr. Maginnis also writes a weekly syndicated column that appears in 16 daily and weekly newspapers around the state. He is the author of two books on Louisiana politics: “The Last Hayride” (1984) and “Cross to Bear” (1992). In 2000, the Baton Rouge native was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the LSU Manship School of Mass Communications. He is currently working on a project to encourage first-time candidates to run for office, with the launch of his website www.Howtogetelected.com. This year’s conference will also include an update on the regional and local economy. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. To register, please call 318-797-5187. For more information visit the Center for Business and Economic Research website, www.lsus.edu/cber.
PACE in conjunction with Forum for Equality will hold a public forum on the benefits of a diverse workforce in advancing economic development. Discussing how businesses can attract the “creative class” of highly talented, high tech knowledge-based workers will be panelists Brandon Oldenburg, Oscar winner and co-founder of Moonbot Studios; Angelita Jackson, HR Director, City of Shreveport; John Grindley, Executive Director, CoHabitat; DeAnn Arnold, former HR Director, LSUS and doctoral student in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, LA Tech; and Robert Brower, National Director for LGBT Marketing, Harrah’s. The Business Forum will be held at 5:30 pm, Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at CoHabitat, 610 Commerce St., in downtown Shreveport. For more information, contact Adrienne Critcher (318-869-3930) or Odessa Sykes (318-422-5430). PACE (People Acting for Change and Equality) and Forum for Equality are, respectively, NW LA’s and the state of LA’s leading LGBT advocacy organizations.
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