Business Person of the Year Bossier Youth Leadership BYL Application Business Awards Patriot Awards Business Of The Year Business Person of the Year Innovation and Education Luncheon: Inspiring Women In STEM Salute to Healthcare Awards Business Development Start a Business Business Resources Sales Tools & Leads Affinity Programs EPIC Workforce Development Business Internships Get Involved Join The Chamber Membership Benefits Military Relations Preferred Military Merchant Program Veterans Job & Resource Fair Job Seeker Information NWLA Military Support Foundation Submit a Military Discount MILITARY UNIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS Public Policy Special Events Presents 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.