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Livingston Parish Business News week of January 21, 2022

Business of the Year
Picture of the week - Congratulations to the Winners!
Recognizing businesses and professionals through Awards is one of the Chamber's Core Programs. This week we present to you the Livingston Parish 2021 Businesses of the YEAR!
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Chuck's Sportscards of Louisiana - Albany, LA
Chuck's Sportcards
Chuck Raborn started his business over 20 years ago when he was in his early 20’s and learned to succeed through trial and error. He has been at his current location in Albany for 15 years. Being in a business with professional athletes, the business owner has his share of interesting stories, including a signing he hosted with Drew Brees. He has relationships with other greats in the sports industry and several of those have visited his Albany store.
Performance Tire & Automotive - Denham Springs, LA
Performance Tires - Business of the year
Performance Tire & Automotive, Inc exemplifies and achieves a high level of quality, customer experience and service to their clients. 
They have been in their current location in Denham Springs since the business was started over 24 years ago. Taking over a business started by John Morse, who is a veteran, Ben picked up where John left off and is taking the business to the next level.  
Holmes Building Materials - Denham Springs, LA
Holmes - Biz of the year 2021
Matthew Holmes, owner, was present to receive the award on behalf of the business. He noted that the award is exemplary of the team at Holmes and thanked the team for their lead in making this award possible. Holmes employs over 170. The business has had a presence in Denham Springs representing Livingston Parish for 15 years.  
Mami's Mexican Restaurant - Springfield, LA
Mami's 2021 BIz of the Year
Springfield, LA - Opening a restaurant during these challenging years is notable. To open a successful one, is a true testimony to the business partners and their knowledge of the industry.
While 2021 may have been a tough year, this business pressed on, as business does, and opened a location in Springfield. Within ten days of opening, they were faced with Hurricane Ida and were forced to close as the east side of the parish was hit especially hard by Ida. Pressing on, they have been embraced by a community that was eager for a new thriving business of this caliber. Locals love this place plus it draws people from other areas. 
Things to know - in bullets
  • Businesses of the Year announced on January 19th . Press is here and ongoing.
  • DC Mardi Gras is on. Let us know if you are going. Reply here. We may have a ticket for you.
Stuffed Pineapple - Top video this week
New Business of the Year - Mami's Mexican Restaurant - Springfield - viewed thousands of times on facebook, Watch it here.
Mami's Mexican Restaurant- Springfield, Louisiana
Before anyone knew they would win the 2021 New Business of the Year honors, this video was shot at their finally official Ribbon Cutting. Hear from Mami's on what it's like to open and more on that stuffed pineapple.

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