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Chamber’s ‘Grand Affair’ coming tomorrow

by Minden Press-Herald

“A Grand Affair,” is coming to Minden with the Greater Minden Chamber of Commerce in its 77th Annual Membership Awards Gala with presenting sponsor, B1 Bank.

The gala will feature the Second Line Brass Band providing music throughout the evening with a roaring twenties theme. The special guest emcees of the event will be Webster Parish Schools Superintendent Johnny Rowland and Jake Chapman who covers the Minden Crimson Tide football games on KASO/KBEF. 

“This is our area’s premier networking event and a great opportunity to come out and support our local businesses who have worked hard and made great accomplishments over the past year,” Chamber president Stephanie Barnette said.

The winners of Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year and Community Partner of the Year will be announced.  

“There is a committee of past winners and past board members who meet and choose the winners,” said Barnette. 

The Minden Lions Club and Young Women’s Service Club will also reveal the Man and Woman of the Year. 

“They had some really good, well qualified people to choose from,” Barnette said. 

Business of the Year finalists are Aeropres Corporation, Benton and Brown LLC, Coca Cola Bottling Co. of Minden, and Gibsland Bank and Trust.

Small Business of the Year finalists are A.J. Price, Habacu’s Mexican Restaurant, Hers Bridal, and KASO/KBEF radio. 

Business Person of the Year finalists are Greg Lee of Gibsland Bank and Trust, Hugh Wood of Hugh Wood Catering and Specialty Meats, Jeffory Lee of B1 Bank, and Luke Guin of Performance Physical Therapy. 

Community Partner of the Year finalists are Joe Leblanc Food Pantry, Minden Main Street, Webster Parish Casa and Young Women’s Service Club. 

The event will be held Tuesday, February 26 at 7:00 pm at the Minden Civic Center. Ticket sales ended Friday. 

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