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Bossier Chamber salutes Community Heroes

Inaugural events honors those who make a difference everyday

NEW Chamber event: Salute to Community Heroes honors four individuals who go above and beyond quietly, every day.

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The Bossier Chamber held its inaugural Salute to Community Heroes event on Thursday, May 12 at Margaritaville Resort Casino.

The event, presented by sponsor Willis-Knighton Health System, recognized 19 nominees and named four Community Heroes.

The Salute to Community Heroes event was designed to not only continue the tradition the Bossier Chamber has of recognizing our military and first-responders for their great work day-in and day-out, but to also recognize those in other sectors who do work daily to make the lives of those in our community better. The nominees come from the sectors of education, healthcare, non-profit/community service and military/support/law enforcement.

Keynote speaker Mack McCarter of Community Renewal International put it best when he said the people being honored today might not make the headlines but these individuals honored today “these heroes are our heroes and they can help us move the army.”

The 2022 Community Heroes, awarded by sponsor Rose-Neath Funeral Homes, are:
Non-profit/Community Service category: Vita Riner of 318 Latino for her work in building up the cultural and business activities of the local Hispanic population.

Education Category: Dr. Shelly Barrett, Regional Coordinator, NWLA Transportation Safety Coalition, for her work to educate the public and convene groups to work to keep our roads safe.

Healthcare Category: Dr. Randy Davis and Dr. Justin Moore, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System, for their work to manage ER staff as well as emergencies.

Military Support/Law Enforcement Category: Sgt. Erin Talley for her work with the Internet Crimes Against Children taskforce as well as Hostage Negotiations and overseeing and training detectives for the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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