Business Person of the Year

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The prestigious Business Person of the Year is awarded at the Chamber’s Annual Gala held each January.  The award is given to a businesses leader who has excelled in the areas of leadership, growth and involvement and are dedicated not only to their company, but to making an impact here in their own backyard.

Do you know a deserving Business Person who deserves to be recognized? Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Business Person of the Year. Nominations closed on January 11, 2017.

2016 Business Person of the Year


Margaritaville Resort Casino General Manager Barry Regula was named 2016 Business Person of the Year for his work spearheading numerous innovative programs and initiatives, while pushing Margaritaville to a solid #2 place in the Bossier-Shreveport gaming market. While his career has been impressive, Regula’s success shows through the employees he has managed, fostering their dedication to the guests and the community.