The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce held its 22nd Annual Banquet and Installation of Officers on Thursday night. Approximately 350 people attended the banquet which was held at the Bayou Bend Wellness Center in Franklin. Several awards were presented to individuals, businesses and the non-profit organization that have made outstanding contributions to St. Mary Parish over the last year.
The chamber’s officers and board of directors were also sworn-in for the 2024 term. Tammie Moore, Campus Director of South Louisiana Community College, Young Memorial Campus and St. Mary Parish School Board member, will serve as the 2024 Chairwoman, while KQKI Sales Manager Brady Borel, will serve as Vice-Chairman.
Bambie James, a 15 year employee of The Forest Restaurant, received the Outstanding Hospitality Employee of the Year Award, which was presented by Carrie Stansbury, Executive Director of the Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau.
The Business of the Year Award was presented to The Wellness Center at Bayou Bend.
Fifolet Candle Makers received the Small Business of the Year Award.
Receiving the Virgina Tyler Guillotte Citizen of the Year Award was former District 21 State Senator Bret Allain.
South Louisiana Community College Young Memorial Campus was the recipient of the Non-Profit Organization Award.
The final award, the Chamber Ambassador Award given in memory of the late Chamber Ambassador Mata Tellman, was presented to Bonnie Glynn.
2024 Chairwoman, Tammie Moore and Vice-Chairman, Brady Borel
The 2024 Executive Committee members are from left, President Beth Chiasson, Outgoing Chairwoman Laura Meadows, 2024 Chairwoman Tammie Moore, Vice-Chairman Brady Borel and Treasurer Alyssa Cart.
The 2024 Board of Directors are sworn-in by 16th Judicial District Judge Anthony Saleme.
2024 Chairwoman Tammie Moore, center, is introduced by Outgoing Chairwoman Laura Meadows, left. Chamber President Beth Chiasson is on the right.