The winner in each award category will be announced at the Annual Chamber Banquet to be held at St. John the Baptist Church on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 5:30 pm.
The following businesses and individuals are the finalists in the annual Chamber Business Awards.
• Business of the Year:
These three awards are presented to the companies with significant business and community achievements during the past year.
• Small Business of the Year:
• Mid-size Business of the Year:
Sammy’s Grill - Zachary
Williamson-Allemond Regional Eye Center
• Large Business of the Year:
LeBlanc’s Food Store - Zachary
Lane Regional Medical Center
• New Business of the Year:
This award is presented to the company that opened its Zachary location in 2010 or 2011, has contributed significantly to the community and had a remarkable first year of operation.
The Chocolate Café
• Business Person of the Year:
This award is presented to the person who has made extremely remarkable or memorable business achievements during the past year, as well as had a positive impact on the Zachary community.
• Volunteer of the Year:
This award is presented to an individual who has gone above and beyond, devoting their personal time and significant effort to charitable works benefitting the Zachary community.
• Zachary Chamber of Commerce’s Hall of Distinction:
This designation is presented to persons whose life and career have embodied the core values of the Zachary Chamber of Commerce: Community, Excellence, Faith and Family. This person may be inducted posthumously.
Mr. Jack Burk
Mrs. Nell Perry
• Honorable Mention (other businesses and individuals who were considered for awards):
Banners & Signs by Design
Bennett's Ski School
Dr. Bobby Soileau
Bright Beginnings Day Care
Dennis Maciascz, CPA
Georgia Pacific-Port Hudson Corp.
Grace Health & Rehab Center
Holiday Inn Zachary
The Jambalaya Shoppe
Molly Myers Dance Academy
Thorton, Musson & Bellemin, Inc.
Treads & Care Tire
Zachary Community School District
Zachary Plainsman News