Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce announces finalists for the 2023 Best of Natchitoches Awards

Awards Ceremony to be held May 3rd.

Natchitoches, LA, February 28, 2023: The Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce announces the finalists for the 2023 Best of Natchitoches Awards. Over 14,000 votes were cast via public online voting to determine the top three finalists in each category. Finalists moving on to the next phase will submit a business narrative that speaks to specific judging criteria: company management, community service, economic stability, ethics and integrity, growth of the company, new jobs created for the community, and upward mobility for employees.

Winners will be announced at the Best of Natchitoches Awards ceremony on May 3rd, from 11 AM to 1 PM, at the Natchitoches Events Center. Registration is open now at Sponsorship opportunities are also available by contacting Nicolle Niette at

“Each year, the Chamber looks forward to celebrating our members’ growth and accomplishments at the Best of Natchitoches Awards,” said Niette, Membership Engagement Coordinator at the Chamber. “We invite the community to join us as we recognize the amazing work local businesses and organizations are doing in the area.”

Congratulations to this year’s finalists! The finalist in each category are as follows:

Best Start-up Business: Brick and Row Merci Beaucoup, Easton & Co., Flying Heart Brewing & Pub

Best Nonprofit: Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana, Cane River National Heritage Area, NSU Foundation

Best Online Presence: Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, Rhodes Properties & Development

Best of Health & Wellness: All Hours Fitness, Light City Martial Arts, NSU WRAC

Best of Medical Services: Cane River Family Medicine, Good Hope Veterinary Hospital, Trinity Integrated Health and Wellness Center

Nicolle Niette Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce 318.352.6894

Best of Food & Beverage: Mariner’s Restaurant, SweetD’s Fit Fuel, Bakery & Catering, Sweetie’s Bar-B-Q

Best of Professional Services: BOM Bank, Engage Federal Credit Union, Law Offices of Howard E. Conday

Best of Public Services: Natchitoches Fire Department, Natchitoches Parish Library, Women’s Resource Center

Best of Lodging: Chateau Saint Denis , Judge Porter House, Samuel Guy House

Best of Retail: Lilliann Moon, Pretty in Pink Boutique, Walmart Supercenter

Best of Financial Services: Exchange Bank, Kelli Sampson Shelter Insurance, Sabine State Bank

Best of Manufacturing: International Paper, Weyerhaeuser

The Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce helps foster a thriving community through transformative leadership, collaboration, and innovation. The Chamber is committed to its mission to champion business, connect community, and cultivate growth in Natchitoches Parish.

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