The Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Banquet will be Thurday, Jan. 24 at the Natchitoches Events Center. The Chamber is celebrated 100 years of service to Natchitoches and the ceremony will feature new awards, guest presenters and pre-program activities.

Doors open at 5:30 and group photos take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for Board of Directors, Past Presidents and Chairmen, Ambassadors, NYP Board and A+ Coalition Committee and other organizations.

Afterwards, award winners will be announced in the Small, Mid-Size, Large and New Business categories, as well as Non-Profit of the Year, Town Favorite, Lifetime Achievement, Ambassador of the Year and the NYP 4 Under 40. The new award categories are the Non-profit of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Finalists for each category are:

Small Business of the Year

BOM Financial Services

Northwestern Louisiana Cancer Center

Super 8

Mid-Size Business of the Year

Ivan Smith Furniture

Outpatient Medical Center

Rhodes Properties and Development

Large Business of the Year


International Paper – Red River Mill

Southern Scrips

New Business of the Year

Dean Dermatology and Skin Therapy

Rhodes Realty

Non-Profit of the Year

Natchitoches Art Guild and Gallery

Outpatient Medical Center

Town Favorite

Announced at ceremony

Lifetime Achievement Award

Announced at ceremony

Admission fees are: Individual Member – $50; Non-Member – $60; Walk-up Member – $60; and Walk-up Non-member – $70. Sponsorships begin from $350. To register or sponsor, call 352-6894, email or visit