Chamber Honors 2018 Success at Annual Awards Banquet

The Ascension Chamber of Commerce honored their 2018 Ambassador, Individual, New Business, Small Business and Large Business of the Year nominees at its Annual Awards Banquet held Tuesday, January 29th at the exquisite Houmas House Plantation. The nearly 300 guests began their evening with a wine social complete with live music, followed by an elegant dinner and awards program.

During the program, the Chamber celebrated the dedication and commitment of their 2018 Award Nominees. The program was led by Chamber President/CEO Barker Dirmann and Chamber Board Chair Barbara Irwin of Pujol, Pryor & Irwin, Attorneys at Law. Nominees were presented by Ascension Chamber Board Member Brandon Davis of Cox Media and past award winners. Individual of the Year nominees were Garrett Ganucheau of EFCU Financial; Bridget Hanna, Ascension Parish Clerk of Court and Johnette Mauldin of Pelican State Credit Union. 2018 New Business of the Year Nominees were Active Martial Arts, Camp Bow Wow and Louisiana Federal Credit Union. 2018 Small Business of the Year nominees were Express Employment Professionals, Industrial Municipal Supply Co. and SACS Western Store. 2018 Large Business of the Year nominees were Francois Bend Senior Living, Pelican State Credit Union and R.J. Daigle & Sons Contractors Inc.

The Chamber is proud to announce Rachael Lambert as the 2018 Ambassador of the Year, Bridget Hanna as the 2018 Individual of the Year, Active Martial Arts as the 2018 New Business of the Year, Express Employment Professionals as the 2018 Small Business of the Year and R.J. Daigle & Sons Contractors Inc. as the 2018 Large Business of the Year. St. Elizabeth was presented with a Legacy Award, an award that has only been given twice in chamber history to recognize an outstanding business for their unwavering support of not only the Ascension Chamber, but the entire Ascension Community.

The Ascension Chamber would like to thank Sponsors: St. Elizabeth, Presenting Sponsor; Cox Business, Awards Sponsor; Express Employment Professionals, Social Sponsor and Silver Sponsors: BASF, EATEL, Regions Bank, Rubicon and Shell Chemical.

 

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