Chamber gala features Man, Woman of the Year awards

By Bonnie Culverhouse

The 79th Annual Awards Gala, presented by Greater Minden Chamber of Commerce and Regional Hospice, is one for the books. Following a long Covid Hiatus, the banquet was well attended and boasted all the awards of years’ past.

Small Business of the Year: Minden Farm & Garden

Business of the Year: Meadowview Health & Rehab

Business Person of the Year: Catherine Hunt

Community Partner of the Year: Mercy’s Closet

Pandemic Heroes for 2020: Minden Medical Center Frontline Staff

Woman of the Year, presented by Young Women’s Service Club: Lt. Tokia Whiting Harrison

Man of the Year, presented by Minden Lions Club: Jake Chapman

Other sponsors for the banquet included Diamond Sponsors: Home Federal Bank and Minden Family Dental; Gold Sponsors: b1 Bank, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Minden, Madden Contracting, Minden Medical Center, Rose-Neath Funeral Home and Town & Country Health & Rehab.

Silver Sponsors: Catherine Hunt, Realtor and Minden Medical Center; VIP Sponsor: Citizens National Bank; Awards Sponsor: McDonald’s; and Social Sponsor: Mike’s Hometown Spirits.

Table Sponsors included: bi Bank, Baird Siding/Grace Farms, Carroway Pre-Owned of Minden, Christian Church of Minden, Flip Flop Resale, Gibsland Bank & Trust, Harper Chevrolet-Buick/GMC/AJ Price Tire, Mayor Terry Gardner, McInnis Insurance, Meadowview Health & Rehab, Meriwether Wealth & Planning, Minden Family Pharmacy, Minden Farm & Garden, Northwest LA Technical Community College, TG Companies, Webster Parish School Board, Webster Parish Convention & Visitors Commission, Wimberly Agency of Minden and Wise, Martin & Cole.

Photo by Mark Chreene: Lt. Tokia Whiting Harrison (left) and Jake Chapman are Woman and Man of the Year for 2021.