When

Friday, June 14, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM CDT
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Where

Holiday Inn - Downtown Alexandria 
701 4th St
Alexandria, LA 71301
 

 
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Contact

Cindy Cespiva 
Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce 
318-442-6671 
ccespiva@cenlachamber.org 
Important Dates 
   
April 22 - Call for Nominations
May 6 - Deadline for Entries
May 13 - May 17 - Voting
June 7 - RSVP Deadline for Banquet
June 14- Awards Banquet

Why enter the Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Awards?

Because it is the only fun, competitive awards program that showcases businesses in central Louisiana. This event is for Chamber members, by Chamber members. There's a red carpet, semi-formal attire, and a lot of friendly competition. All proceeds go toward Chamber programs and services for members.

Award-winning organizations receive a crystal statuette, and are eligible to publicize the achievement and display the Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Award symbol on marketing and promotional materials, including packaging and promotion of the award-winning products and services. Please note that use of the Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Awards name requires written approval from the Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commence.

It's time to shine a spotlight on local businesses and industries at the Bizzy's! The Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Awards provide local businesses the opportunity to celebrate and be recognized for their achievements at a red carpet event. Hosted by the Chamber, the Bizzy's honor those who imagine, design, invest, build and bring jobs, growth, and prosperity to the region.

Starting on Monday, April 22, 2019 members of the Chamber can nominate themselves or other Chamber members for each of the 12 awards categories. Businesses may enter or be nominated in more than one category; however there is NO entry fee for nominations.  

Nominations will be accepted until Monday, May 6 at 4:00 PM. 

Ballots will be sent out to all Chamber representatives for voting. Votes are then tallied and the winners announced at the awards dinner Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Downtown Alexandria. 

Dinner seats are $75 each for early registration ($85 after June 5). Table sponsorships may be purchased for $800. Tables seat 10. Table sponsors will also receive name recognition inside the event program. Sponsorship packages are available. Please scroll down for information.

Also to be announced at the awards ceremony are the recipients in the non-voting categories of:
  • Red River Bank Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Cleco Innovation Award
  • CLEDA We Make Good Stuff Award
  • Emerging Leader Award 
  • Rapides Regional Medical Center Community Benefit Award
Sponsorship Levels:
Gold Sponsor                 $2,500                Limit 5
  • One reserved table of 10 with prominent placement at the awards ceremony.
  • Logo placement on promotional materials
  • Half page, inside back cover ad in event program
  • Sponsor recognition from the podium at the event
  • Logo recognition in event visual program

Silver Sponsor               $1,750              Limit 10

  • One reserved table of 10 with preferred placement at the awards ceremony
  • page ad in event program
  • Sponsor recognition from the podium at the event
  • Name recognition in event visual program

Table Sponsor               $800      

  • Reserved table for 10 at the awards ceremony
  • Name recognition in event program

How To Enter  

Deadline: Monday, May 6, 2019 at 4:00 PM
  • Any business member of the Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce is eligible to enter the Central Louisiana Business Awards competition. 
  • Entries must be submitted online by 4:00 PM, Monday, May 6, 2019
  • All entries must include a short essay explaining why the organization should be recognized as a 2019 Bizzy Award Winner, and include the organization's logo. 
  • All entrants must be submitted by the May 6 deadline in order for their entry to be reviewed by the Central Louisiana Business Awards committee.
  • The award committee will review each application and nominate 8 entrants in each of the 12 categories. 
  • Ballots containing nominees will be emailed to each Chamber Representatives on Monday, May 13. Selections must be submitted by Friday, May 17, 2019 at noon. 
The Central Louisiana Business Awards committee will tally all ballots, which will represent 20% of the vote for each category, with the remaining 80% from the Bizzy Awards committee, composed of three presidents from other Chambers and economic development organizations in Louisiana. Winners will be announced at the Central Louisiana Business Awards Ceremony on June 14, 2019.