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About the Program
This annual event, sponsored by the J. Pat Beaird Memorial Fund and 318 Forum, allows the chamber to bring nationally recognized speakers to the area and honor outstanding Industry & Small Businesses who demonstrate “Best Practices” of entrepreneurship, such as sound business planning, fiscal responsibility and innovation in operating their business. Nominations for the awards are accepted year round.
J. Pat Beaird Industry of the Year Award
The J. Pat Beaird Industry of the Year Award recognizes a corporate entity from the Greater Shreveport area for their outstanding business achievements. The award itself honors the memory of J. Pat Beaird, Sr., whose lifetime of community service helped to make Shreveport and the State of Louisiana a better place to live and work.
The criteria for the award are the same as those Pat Beaird himself sought to promote: real dollar expansion, community involvement, and the creation of new jobs. Businesses qualifying for the award must also represent an industry that employs a large personnel.
318 Forum Top Business of the Year Award
318 Forum Top Business of the Year Award recognizes several outstanding small businesses for their achievements and civic contributions. Nominee businesses should be at least three years old and in good standing with the Greater Shreveport Chamber.
To nominate a business for the award, please complete the “Nominate Here” form located at the top of this page.You may nominate more than one business; however, please complete one form for each nominee. Nominee(s) will be notified of their nomination and asked to submit more detailed information.
Recipients will be recognized at the annual J. Pat Beaird Industry & Top Businesses of the Year Luncheon. For more information, call the Chamber at 318-677-2547.