Chamber Honors 2010 Success at Annual Awards Banquet

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Winners announced at the annual Ascension Chamber of Commerce Awards banquet Wednesday night in Gonzales at the Clarion Inn included 2010 Individual of the Year, Meghann Hebert of Eatel; 2010 Small Business of the Year, GSA, Inc.; and 2010 Large Business of the Year, InfiniEDGE Software. Pictured, from left, are Chamber President and CEO Sherrie Despino; Brad and Czarina Walker of InfiniEDGE Software; Glenda and Glenn Shaheen, GSA, Inc., and Ascension Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Mike Waguespack. Photo provided

The Ascension Chamber of Commerce honored their 2010 Individual, Small Business and Large Business of the Year at its Annual Awards Banquet held Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at the Clarion Inn & Conference Center.  Attendees began their evening by networking with fellow Chamber members during a social hour, followed by a steak dinner.

After dinner, the Chamber celebrated the dedication and commitment of their 2010 Award Nominees as Chairman of the Board Mike Waguespack and Chamber President/CEO Sherrie Despino introduced each nominee and spoke of their Chamber and Community involvement during the 2010 year.  The 2010 Individual of the Year nominees were Meghann Hebert of EATEL, Darlene Shingleur of Neighbors Federal Credit Union, Kelly Swarm of InfiniEDGE Software and Kamal Zaher of Kamal’s Kafe.  2010 Small Business of the Year nominees were Alaric Corp., GSA, Inc., Oak Lane Memorial Park, River Road Coffees and The Bug Man.  2010 Large Business of the Year nominees were Don’s Seafood Hut, Hampton Inn, InfiniEdge Software and Lofton Staffing & Security Services. 

The Chamber is proud to announce Meghann Hebertas the 2010 Individual of the Year, GSA, Inc. as the 2010 Small Business of the Year and InfiniEDGE Softwareas the 2010 Large Business of the Year.

The night closed with a raffle drawing for a Gourmet Food & Wine Basket won by George Bonfanti of Oak Lane Memorial Park.

The Ascension Chamber would like to thank Corporate Sponsors EATEL, InfiniEDGE Software, Pujol & Pryor, Attorneys at Lawand St. Elizabeth Hospitalfor their support.  The Chamber would also like to thank Clarion Inn for the accommodations.