BPCC receives military flags donated from Soldier’s Wish and SubwaySoldier’s Wish, a national non-profit organization who identifies unmet needs of veterans of military service and provides resources to meet those needs, and Subway® have joined together to grant wishes and raise funds for military servicemen/women across the country. In celebration of Flag Day 2018 and to commemorate the opening of BPCC’s new Veteran Resource Center on the BPCC campus in Fall 2018, Soldier’s Wish and Subway® have generously offered to provide the College with the five military service flags, the American flag, and the POW flag to be displayed in the new center. It is their way of honoring all military students and recognizing their sacrifices through service to their country. They will also be presenting a check to the BPCC Foundation to provide scholarships for veteran students in need. Join us for the presentation at 10:00 am on Wednesday, June 13 at the Subway® restaurant on the BPCC campus (Building F), 6220 E. Texas St, Bossier City. Last year, Soldier’s Wish worked with our Veteran Educational Services Office to identify a BPCC military student to receive a wish. They awarded a BPCC veteran student with a laptop, printer, and accessories to help him complete his coursework and graduate with honors from the nursing program. For more information on Soldier’s Wish, visit our website. For additional information on Subway’s® partnership with the organization, click here.Show your support of our local militaryMay is Military Appreciation Month, a month to honor the service and sacrifice of members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines and National Guard as well as the contribution of their spouses. And, the Bossier Chamber of Commerce is celebrating by hosting the Military Recognition Breakfast on Thursday, May 3 at Margaritaville Resort Casino. The event, presented by Barksdale Federal Credit Union, will honor all of our local military units for their service. This SOLD OUT EVENT is a great way our business community shows its support of our thriving military community. Thanks to all of our sponsors: Barksdale Federal Credit Union, Willis-Knighton Health System, Margaritaville Resort Casino, Youngblood & Hodges, BancorpSouth, Red River Chevrolet, Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets, Boeing, Buffalo Wild Wings, BPCC and Boomtown Casino & Hotel. Bossier Innovates Foundation to participate in Give for Good On Tuesday, May 1, be sure to assist your local business community within the realms of business development and workforce development by making a contribution to the Bossier Innovates Foundation. By making a donation to this foundation you are ensuring the continuation of valuable efforts towards these aforementioned developmental causes. Within BIF's three pillars of education, innovation and entrepreneurship, and community enhancement, the foundation is providing leadership opportunities for students, dual enrollment/certification scholarships, college scholarships, honing in and celebrating new and upcoming industry sectors and encouraging students to take interest in these upcoming fields, as well as providing an array of programs such as E.P.I.C. (Entrepreneurs & Professionals in the Community) and Innovation NWLA. Help us help the local business community continue its efforts in growth, stability, and innovation.Fourth Annual Sydney Biedenharn Educators Endowment ReceptionChristmas morning is coming early for 17 Bossier Parish teachers, who will be on the receiving end of $30,000 in grant money thanks to the Biedenharn Foundation. For the fourth year, the Sydney Biedenharn Educators Endowment will enable Bossier Parish educators to integrate innovative resources in their classrooms to further reach students and engage them to learn. On December 12, at 3:30 p.m., a fun Coca-Cola themed reception will be held in honor of the Biedenharn family as the Board of Directors presents checks to this year's recipients at Bossier Instructional Center, 2719 Airline Drive.Lt. Governor to Visit ParkwayTomorrow, December 12 at 10 a.m., Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser will be visiting Parkway High School to personally extend his congratulations to the Panthers for having one of only 26 high school bands in the nation selected to perform at the "Music For All" National Concert Band festival in March in Indianapolis. This is a very prestigious honor; the highest a school band can attain. Think of it as making it to the Superbowl! The Lt. Governor will also sign a proclamation commending the Parkway Band for this honor and be entertained by music from the group, led by Band Director Mark Minton. Learn more about this incredible honor Parkway Band has been selected for when you watch this video. The public will be able to hear the amazing Parkway Band when they present a free holiday concert on December 14 and they would welcome any publicity.