Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce
"Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard." – Colin Powell, the first African American appointed as the U.S. Secretary of State
Work hard and play hard. Does Colin Powell’s quote make you think of someone outstanding in our local business community? Nominations for the 2014 Minority Business Opportunity Awards (MBOA) are being accepted by the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Business Development Connection through Feb. 28. You can submit your favorites online.
Nominations can be submitted for the following categories:
- Top Business Professional of the Year
- Small Business Owner of the Year
- Emerging Business of the Year
- Business of the Year
Note: Descriptions of each award and their criteria are available online.
The theme of this year’s awards banquet is “Reflections on Success.”
“Reflecting upon something means to consider its merit, its value and its composition," Amy Hollister, MBOA Committee Chair, said. "As we consider the businesses and professionals who will be nominated for awards, we evaluate the elements that create success: innovation, perseverance, leadership, integrity, vision. This year's Gala Awards Ceremony is titled ‘Reflections on Success’ because the business community will be focused on those whose accomplishments contribute to the canon of business practices that bring success to both the business world and those whom they serve. ‘Reflections on Success’ is an opportunity to identify the very best among us and to highlight what they do to better the community in which they operate.”
The MBOA annual Gala will be April 24 at the Shreveport Convention Center. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 a seat. Call (318) 677-2500 or email email@example.com for pricing information on tables and sponsorships.
-- By Jill Macchiaverna, Business Development Connection - Publicity Chair