Mark Your Calendar! 7th Annual BBB Torch Awards

September 21, 2011
This years’ event will be Thursday evening October 27, 2011 at East Ridge Country Club. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for a Silent Auction and cocktails followed by dinner, program and awards presentation. The BBB is honored to have Buddy Roemer, former Governor and Congressman, as this years’ guest speaker and Charlie Thomas, former BBB chairman, as Master of Ceremonies. BBB will once again present a scholarship to an LSU-Shreveport student majoring in Business Administration.

BBB will recognize three finalists in each of the following categories:

Integrity Award (businesses that maintain a solid commitment to ethical business practices);

Customer Commitment Award (business with outstanding customer service program exceeding customers’ expectations);

Good Neighbor Award (businesses and employees who play a significant role in their support and involvement in local charities) and

Not-For-Profit Award (non-profit organizations that have positively impacted the communities of Shreveport and Bossier and other surrounding parishes).

Nominees in each category are evaluated by an independent panel of judges based on their ethical standards of behavior and practices in the marketplace and the communities in which they do business.

2011 Nominees are:

Integrity Award

Dougle Eagle Energy Services

Hand Construction

Jody’s Lawn Team

Julie Anne’s

M. J. Penn Companies

Payne Mechancial Service

Riverside Roofing Company

U. L. Coleman Companies

Wright’s Sound Gallery

Customer Commitment Award

Citizen’s National Bank

Coldwell Banker – J. Wesley Dowling and Associated

Couleur Boutique & Cosmetics

Fitness Lady

Glass Services

JEB Design/Build

Medic Pharmacy

Morehead Pools

Shreveport Limousine

SMS Distributions

Snell’s Limbs & Braces

The Cat Doctor Feline Medical Center

Good Neighbor Award

Barksdale Federal Credit Union

Capital One Bank

Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Paragon Press

Perot Plumbing

Red Ball Oxygen

Not-For-Profit Award

Bossier Parish Community College

Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana

Hillman House

Home Builders Association of Northwest La

Providence House

Shreveport/Bossier New Car Dealers Association

The Strand Theatre

United Way of Northwest Louisiana

Volunteers of America North Louisiana

Event sponsored by:

Chesapeake Energy Corporation

LeGrand and Associates

Builders Supply Company

A T & T, The Real Yellow Pages

Town Square Media Shreveport/Bossier

The Forum

Kelly Cathey Photography

Paragon Press

Citizens National Bank

Porter’s Fine Dry Cleaning

Wright’s Sound Gallery

Boomtown Casino-Hotel

Barksdale Federal Credit Union

Capital One Bank

Thrifty Liquor and Wine Company

Red River Motor Company

Argent Financial Group

Invitation/Reservation Form will be mailed next week- be sure to look for it.
You may return this form or call the BBB office at 318-222-7575 ext. 106 to make your reservations. Tickets are $40.00 per person.