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Bossier Chamber honors local businesses John Hubbard and Landers Dodge Chrysler Jeep were the big winners Tuesday night at the Horseshoe Casino Hotel in Bossier City, where the Bossier Chamber of Commerce held its annual membership banquet. Several awards were presented throughout the evening, including Business Person of the Year and Business of the Year, which went to Hubbard and Landers, respectively. Denny Rogers, managing partner of Landers, accepted their award.

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Derided, This Investment Now Looks Wise,” she expressed her most memorable finding, “Because of such guarantees, many holders of variable annuities actually saw their accounts increase 6 percent or more in value last year (2008), when the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index dropped nearly 39 percent.” Then noted economist, au-

Boardwalk: New Member of the Year !Alliance for Education: EduSHREVEPORTTIMES.COM cation Partner of the Year to learn more about !Citizens National Bank: the Bossier Chamber of Chamber Partner of the Year Commerce. !AEP SWEPCO: Government Affairs Partner of the Year !Bossier Parish Community Monique Roux also was honored as the Diplomat of the College: Community Partner of the Year Year. !Ralph & Kacoo’s: Military Other businesses that received Partner of the Year awards included: This year’s Patriot Award win!The Times: Media Partner of ners were: the Year !Doyle Dempsey: Bossier Par!Courtyard by Marriott at the ish Sheriff’s Department

!SMSgt.ChristopherP.Schott: 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron, BAFB !John Hardy: Bossier City Police Department !MSgt. Danny K. Fischer: 307th Bomb Wing, BAFB !District Chief James Lonadier: Bossier City Fire Department !Captain Emil L. Rebik:HQ AFGSC Barksdale AFB Chamber leadership also touted the past year’s accomplishments and honored 2010 chairman Hedy Hebert.

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ly, he hasn’t ruled out the option of returning to school, possibly Go online earning his master’s at LouisiSHREVEPORTTIMES.COM ana Tech University or going to to learn more about the law school at Southern UniversiLouisiana Workforce ty in Baton Rouge. Commission and the North “I’m one of many who wants to Louisiana Employment come back to the area to make a Opportunities Network. difference and make an impact,” he said. “This is an issue. Something sons and daughters of Shrevehas to be done to help bring the port-Bossier City home.”

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ALEC ALEXANDER has joined Christus Health Louisiana as compliance officer. Alexander is based at Christus St. Frances Cabrini but travels among the health care system’s locations. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Dallas and earned a law degree from South Texas College of Law. From 1985 to 1987, he was a writer and analyst for The White House Office of Presidential Correspondence. He was an assistant U.S. attorney with the Western District of Louisiana from 2002 to 2010, prosecuting hospitals and doctors for health care fraud and false claims. CPA MICHAEL FINELY has joined Christus Health Louisiana as director of budgeting. He is housed at Christus Schumpert in Shreveport but has employees at Christus St. Patrick and Christus St. Frances Cabrini. He will work to standardize reporting across the state, improve and standardize budgeting and look at productivity improvements. He previously worked for SSM Health Care, a Catholic Health System baed in St. Louis for about 12 years.

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