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Chamber Announces Small Business Award Nominees and Ceremony

 The West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize nominees for the 2020 Small Business Awards presented by Glenwood Regional Medical Center and Paramount Healthcare Consultants.

“The purpose of the WMWO Chamber’s Small Business Awards is to recognize small businesses that for their extraordinary efforts and contribution to our local economy,” said Lila Strode, President of the West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce. “Small Businesses preserve the community’s identity and charm. They keep money local which further creates a tight-knit community vibe.”

Board Chairman, Amanda Edge, says “Small Business is a powerhouse in our community.  They are a catalyst for innovation, growth and opportunity.  They are engines for job creation and provide our community with its unique identity.  We may call them small but there is nothing small about the impact they have on our economy.  This is an opportunity for us to applaud their resiliency, ingenuity, and tenacity, especially in a year when they have been faced with such unprecedented adversities.”

The Chamber of Commerce accepted nominations from its members in the following categories:  Emerging Entrepreneur, Micro Business, Small Business, Female Champion, Community Champion and the Silver Plus Award.  
  • Emerging Entrepreneur Nominees: Donald Arnold, Glass Doctors; Sarah Blackwell, Sadie C’s; Josh Fuselier, State Farm Insurance; Becky Thompson, Cake; Emily Stansbury, Amazing Lash; and Jodi White, Professional Cleaning Services of NELA.
  • Micro Business NomineesAmerican Mattress Outlet; Bon Temps Classical Pilates, M3 Physio; Succentrix, and The Rustique Gator.
  • Small Business Nominees: Amazing Lash, Griffin Funeral Homes, Iron Cactus, Ken’s Coffee Service, Tempco Insulation Inc, and Will Source Staffing. 
  • Female Champion Nominees: Janna Graff, The Dance Wearhouse; Teresa Hibbets, The Chalkboard; Dawne Smith, Paramount Healthcare Consultants; Cara Scheppf, Cara's Boutique, Emily Stansbury, Amazing Lash; and Cyndi Tatum, P3 Promotional
  • Community Champion Nominees: John Cameron, Cameron, Hines and Company, and Teresa Hibbets, The Chalkboard
  • Silver Plus Award: Cajun Tree Cutters, Sonny Panzico’s Garden Mart, and Tempco Insulation Inc.

The Ceremony will be streamed live on Thursday, June 11th at 12 Noon on the Chamber website, 

These awards are possible with the support of these generous sponsors: Glenwood Regional Medical Center, Paramount Healthcare Consultants, BayouLife Magazine, Centric Federal Credit Union, Cooper Veterinary Clinic, Entergy, Graphic Packaging International, Johnny’s Pizza House, Lazenby & Associates, and Origin Bank.
To learn more, visit the West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce website, or email

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