Minden Press-Herald

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Oct 01st

15 Under 40: Awards dinner for young professionals is Tuesday

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Fifteen young business leaders have been recognized as the Webster 15 Under 40 for 2012.

"The 15 honorees have been selected, and we are ready to present them to you," said Jerri de Pingre', president of the Minden-South Webster Chamber of Commerce. "Tickets are on sale at the chamber office for the dinner and gala that has been planned. We look forward to seeing you on November 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Minden Civic Center to help recognize these individuals for their contribution to our community."

The 15 Under 40 include:

Zach Goodman, Dentist/ Owner, Elm Street Dental Center

Melissa White, Social Services Director, Town & Country Health & Rehab

Josh Beavers, Publisher, Minden Press-Herald

Mark Chreene, Station Manager, KASO/KBEF Broadcasting

Denise Webb, Family Physician, 2nd Medical Group United States Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base

T.J. Hughes, Multi-Skilled Operator, Conoco Phillips

Ben Baldwin, Vice-President, McInnis Construction Company

Jeri Bloxom, Education Reporter & Community Page Editor, Minden Press-Herald

Amanda Williams, OB/ GYN Physician, The Women's Clinic

David Heard, Owner, Hol-Mont Sales and Rental

Becky Wilson, teacher Lakeside High School

Emily Walker, teacher Apollo Elementary

Dana Haynes, nurse Minden Medical Center

Jennfier Reynolds, Region 7 Coordinator, Governor's Office of Homeland Security

Angelique Feaster Evans, Founding Artistic Director, Mahogany Ensemble Theater

Tickets are now on sale for the Minden-South Webster Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual 15 Under 40 Awards hosted at the Minden Civic Center, 520 Broadway.

Tickets, which include dinner and the awards ceremony, may be purchased for $20 at the chamber office, 110 Sibley Road.

Guest speaker for this event will be Dr. Melva Turner-Williams, Associate Dean of Centenary College in Shreveport.

Centenary is recognized as one of the most prestigious colleges in the south as it has been named one of the best liberal arts college in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and many other national publications.

Turner-Williams is an internationally-recognized young leader in academia and currently serves on numerous boards of director, including founding board member of the Shreveport Charter Foundation, which is building a state-of-the-art K-12 charter school in Shreveport.

Most recently she was named a 2010 Difference Maker for making a positive impact through education in her community.

The 15 Under 40 award was created to recognize the top young professionals in south Webster Parish, under the age of 40.

These individuals are successful emerging leaders who excel in their profession, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and serve as a role model for other young professionals. For more information call 377-4240.

Last Updated ( November 29, 2012 )  

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