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Monday, Aug 30, 2010 2:04pm

Industry & Small Business of the Year Award Luncheon to be held September 30th
The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the recipients of the J. Pat Beaird Memorial Industry of the Year and the Forum Small Businesses of the Year honorees.
The J. Pat Beaird Memorial Industry of the Year Award recognizes a corporate entity from the Greater Shreveport area for their outstanding business achievements. The award itself honors the memory of J. Pat Beaird, Sr., whose lifetime of community service helped to make Shreveport and the State of Louisiana a better place to live and work. The Senior Council of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce serves as the selection committee for this award and is comprised of past Chairman of the Board. This year the council has elected to honor The Haynesville Shale Industry.
The Haynesville Shale Industry is creating an economic boom in Shreveport and surrounding communities since activity began in 2008. The industry is proving further business expansion throughout our region and job creation for years to come. The Shreveport Chamber has elected to honor the largest serving companies in the Haynesville Shale, which include: Chesapeake Energy, Devon Energy, Encana Oil & Gas, EXCO Resources, Petrohawk Energy, Shell Exploration & XTO Energy.
The Forum Small Business of the Year Award recognizes a small business for their outstanding business achievements and civic contributions. Nominations are solicited from the Greater Shreveport business community. SCORE, Senior Council of Retired Executives, select those businesses to be honored. This year we will honor: Ad Pros Promotion & Advertising Agency, Inc., Bandwise LLC, Universal Pumbing Co., Inc., Christian Dance Center, & SRP Environmental LLC. 
Join the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce in honoring these outstanding Top Businesses of the Year at our annual award luncheon being held September 30, 2010, at Summer Grove Event Center beginning at 12:00 pm. Also, distinguished keynote speaker Frunk Luntz, American Pollster and one of the most honored communication professionals today, will discuss “What Americans Really Want…Really.” Call 318-677-2505 to reserve your table today!

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