The Ascension Chamber of Commerce honored their 2016 Ambassador, Individual, New Business, Small Business and Large Business of the Year nominees at its Annual Awards Banquet held Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Houmas House Plantation. Attendees began their evening by networking with fellow Chamber members during a social hour, followed by an elegant dinner.
During the program, the Chamber celebrated the dedication and commitment of their 2016 Award Nominees. The program was led by Chamber President/CEO Sherrie Despino and Board Chairman Erin Lanoux of Percy, Lanoux, & Mumphrey. Rae Milano, Chairman of the Ambassador Committee introduced the 2016 Ambassadors. Individual of the Year nominees were Terri Kaahuie, Life Source Hospice, Rae Milano, Lofton Staffing & Security Services and Ray Stonemark, Don’s Seafood. 2016 New Business of the Year Nominees were The Cook Hotel, Todd Sanford Allstate and Zaxby’s. 2016 Small Business of the Year nominees were Adam McCarty State Farm, GSA Consulting Engineers, Inc and The Spa House Day Spa. 2016 Large Business of the Year nominees were Atmos Energy, PotashCorp and The Scotts Company.
The Chamber is proud to announce Sheena Falgoust as the 2016 Ambassador of the Year, Rae Milano as the 2016 Individual of the Year, The Cook Hotel as the 2016 New Business of the Year, Adam McCarty State Farm as the 2016 Small Business of the Year and PotashCorp as the 2016 Large Business of the Year. EATEL was presented with a Legacy Award for the many years of support to the Ascension Chamber and Community.
The Ascension Chamber would like to thank Corporate Sponsors St. Elizabeth, EATEL, L’Auberge, R.J. Daigle & Sons Contractors, LLC, Cox Business, Regions Bank, BASF, Rubicon and Shell Chemical. The Chamber would also like to thank Houmas House for the accommodations.