Business Awards and Hall of Fame honorees

    1984

    EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
    Chuck McCoy, president, chairman and CEO, Louisiana National Bank

    COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
    Louisiana National Bank
    Jay Crow & Associates
    Shelia Jacobs Inc.

    NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
    MERIT Industrial Constructors

    1985

    EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
    Lloyd Collette, founder and chairman, United Companies

    COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
    Exxon Co. USA
    Lockworks
    Sheets Construction Corp.

    NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
    Catfish Town

    1986

    EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
    Robert S. Greer Sr., president and CEO, Union National Life Insurance

    COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
    Fraenkel Wholesale Furniture
    Eye Care & Surgery Center
    Pitts Management Associates

    ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
    Ron Sanders, The Sanders Group

    1987

    EXECUTIVES OF THE YEAR
    Hans and Josef Sternberg, Maison Blanche

    COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
    General Health Inc.
    Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge
    Buzzell and Associates
    Casey Construction Management Corp.

    YOUNG EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
    Peggy Scott, Deloitte, Haskens & Sells

    ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
    Kevin Couhig, Gulf South Research Institute and Oaktree Technology Corp.

    1988

    EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
    Jensen Holliday, Franklin Press

    COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
    MMR Holding Corp.
    Manda’s Fine Meats
    Analytical Nursing Management

    YOUNG EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
    Brian Kendrick, Maison Blanche/state commissioner of administration for?Gov. Buddy Roemer

    ENTREPRENEURS OF THE YEAR
    Ralph and Kacoo Olinde, Ralph & Kacoo’s restaurant

    1989

    EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
    Eugene Owen, chairman and CEO of Owen and White and president of Utility Holdings

    COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
    Piccadilly Cafeterias
    Melamine Chemicals
    Southern Audio Services

    YOUNG EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
    Doug Diez, Acadian Builders of Gonzales

    ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
    E.J. Ourso, Security Industrial Insurance Co.

    1990

    EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
    Kevin Reilly Sr., chairman, Lamar Corp.

    COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
    Fifth Generation Systems
    The Newtron Group
    Postlethwaite & Netterville
    Modern Valve

    YOUNG EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
    Michael Trufant, Cellular One

    ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
    William Borne, Analytical Medical Enterprises

    1991

    EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
    C.C. “Chuck” Dabadie, president and CEO, Guaranty Bank and Trust

    COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
    Turner Industries
    Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry
    Video Park

    YOUNG EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
    Stewart J. Juneau, The C.J. Brown Corp.

    ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
    J. Peter Perez, Environmental Remediation

    1992

    EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
    Gerry Lane, president, Gerry Lane Enterprises

    COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
    Premier Bancorp
    G&E Engineering
    Unique Cuisine

    YOUNG EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
    Nanette Noland Kelley, Carlson Travel/Mundus Travel

    ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
    Bob LeBlanc, Bengal Chemical

    1993

    HALL OF FAME
    Ira J. Woodfin
    M.J. Rathbone

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Larry Adcock, retired from Dow USA, Louisiana Division

    COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
    EMCO
    South Central Bell

    1994

    HALL OF FAME
    Norman Saurage
    Lea Sternberg
    Erich Sternberg [posthumous]

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Thomas Sawyer, General Health System

    YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Christel Slaughter, SSA Consultants

    COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
    United Companies Financial Corp.
    Foxy’s Health & Racquet Club

    1995

    HALL OF FAME
    John W. Barton Sr.

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Charles Valluzzo, McDonald’s of Baton Rouge

    YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Leslie O. Herpin, Leslie Herpin Interior Design

    COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
    Associated Grocers
    WAFB-TV

    1996

    HALL OF FAME
    Douglas L. Manship
    Charles P. Manship Sr. [posthumous]

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    G. Lee Griffin, Bank One Louisiana

    YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    James C. Flores, Flores & Rucks

    COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
    Albemarle Corp.
    DSL/LA

    1997

    HALL OF FAME
    Horatio Thompson

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Gary Mockler, Mockler Beverage Co.

    YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Annette Austin, Health Care Options

    COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
    All Star Dealerships
    DeAngelo’s Pizzeria Co.

    1998

    HALL OF FAME
    Charles W. “Chuck” McCoy
    Lewis Gottlieb [posthumous]

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Kevin Reilly Jr., Lamar Corp.

    YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Chris Ferrara, Ferrara Fire Apparatus

    COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
    Performance Contractors
    Capital City Glass

    1999

    HALL OF FAME
    Ben Kleinpeter
    Frank Kean [posthumous]

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    P.J. Mills, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

    YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Cliff Neese Jr., Neese Industries

    COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
    Hibernia National Bank
    Cajun Injector

    2000

    HALL OF FAME
    Milton J. Womack

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Robert C. Davidge, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center

    YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Fred Dent III, Dent Asset Management

    COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
    The Shaw Group
    Xenetech USA

    2001

    HALL OF FAME
    Bert S. Turner
    T.H. “Tandy” Hamilton [posthumous]

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Milford “Mike” Wampold III

    YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Michael Anthony Paul Polito, MAPP Construction

    COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
    EATEL
    LUBA Workers’ Compensation Fund

    2002

    HALL OF FAME
    Andrew & Fred Bahlinger
    Huey J. Wilson

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Raymond G. “Skipper” Post Jr., Post Architects

    YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Todd Graves, Raising Cane’s

    COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
    LCR-M Corp
    Saurage Company Realtors

    2003

    HALL OF FAME
    Claude “Doc” Pennington
    Kevin Reilly Sr.

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Jacqui Vines, Cox Communications

    YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Todd Stevens, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

    COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
    Tony’s Seafood
    BRPT-Lake Rehabilitation Centers

    2004

    HALL OF FAME
    Albert Fraenkel

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Madhu Beriwal

    YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Tim Barfield

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    Georgia-Pacific [100 or more employees]

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    George Jenne Contractors [Fewer than 100 employees]

    2005

    HALL OF FAME
    Price LeBlanc

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Lee Michael Berg

    YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Charlie Ton

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    Amedisys [100 or more employees]

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    Trahan Architects [fewer than 100 employees]

    2006

    HALL OF FAME
    Jensen Holliday [posthumous]
    Gary Sligar

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Charles Landry

    YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Pete Stewart

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    EMCO Technologies 100 or more employees]

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    Starmount Life Insurance Co. [fewer than 100 employees]

    2007

    HALL OF FAME
    Roland Toups

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Benny Alford

    YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Joe Agresti

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    Dow Louisiana Operations [100 or more employees]

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    SJB Group [fewer than 100 employees]

    2008

    HALL OF FAME
    Charles Valluzzo

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Lee Domingue

    YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Louis DeAngelo Jr.

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    LWCC [100 or more employees]

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    Window World [fewer than 100 employees]

    2009

    HALL OF FAME
    A. Hays Town [posthumous]
    Hillar Moore Jr.

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Bobby Yarborough

    YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Darian Chustz

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    Kleinpeter Farms Dairy [100 or more employees]

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    D. Honoré Construction [fewer than 100 employees]

    2010

    HALL OF FAME 
    Gary Mockler

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Matt McKay

    YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Mohit “Mo” Vij

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    Woman’s Hospital [100 or more employees]

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    Business First Bank [fewer than 100 employees]

    2011

    HALL OF FAME LAUREATE
    Hans J. Sternberg

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Bill Holman

    YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Mark Ashworth

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    Cajun Industries [100 or more employees]

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    Orion Instruments [fewer than 100 employees]

    2012

    HALL OF FAME 
    Richard Lipsey
    Brace Godfrey [posthumous]

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Art Favre

    YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Stafford Wood

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    The Newtron Group [100 or more employees]

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    ShoppersChoice.com [fewer than 100 employees]

    2013

    HALL OF FAME 
    James “Jim” Bernhard Jr.

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Teri Fontenot, Woman’s Hospital

    YOUNG BUSINESSPERSONS OF THE YEAR
    Jack Warner
    Brandon Landry

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    Sparkhound [100 or more employees]

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    GoTech [fewer than 100 employees]

    2014

    HALL OF FAME
    John Noland
    Grace “Mama” Marino

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Bill Balhoff

    YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Todd Waguespack

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    GMFS [100 or more employees]

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    PACTEC [fewer than 100 employees]

    2015

    HALL OF FAME
    Lane Grigsby
    Harvey Honoré [posthumous]

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    John Valluzzo

    YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    John Jackson

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    CSRS [100 or more employees]

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    InfiniEDGE [fewer than 100 employees]

    2016

    HALL OF FAME 
    William “Billy” Heroman Sr.
    Janice Pellar

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Ed Rispone

    YOUNG  BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Bin Yu

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    Raising Cane’s [100 or more employees]

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    Marucci Sports [fewer than 100 employees]

    2017

    HALL OF FAME 
    J.B. Olinde [posthumous]
    Bobby Yarborough

    BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    David Roberts

    YOUNG  BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
    William McGehee

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    Capitol City Produce [100 or more employees]

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    Emergent Method [fewer than 100 employees]