â€˘ New Certified Industrial Site in Shreveport
Hunter Industrial Park in Shreveport has been designated as an LED Certified Site, making the 135- acre tract near Interstate 220 a leading candidate for projects bringing new capital investment and jobs to North Louisiana.
The Hunter Industrial Park site at 1665 Corporate Drive in North Shreveport is accessible to U.S. Highway 71 and Interstate 220 via a pair of 100-foot-wide city streets, Corporate Drive and Forum Drive. The new LED Certified Site also offers convenient access to Interstate 49 (two miles away) and Interstate 20 (3.5 miles away), allowing premium access for distribution, logistics, manufacturing and other industries.
The North Louisiana Economic Partnership sponsored the 135-acre Hunter Industrial Park site for inclusion in the certified sites program managed by Louisiana Economic Development, with 75 percent of funding from the state of Louisiana and remaining costs shared at the local level.
In addition to water and sewer service and siteappropriate zoning from the city of Shreveport, the Hunter Industrial Park offers fiber-optic broadband service from AT&T. The property, which may be subdivided into parcels of 25 or more acres, is represented by Paul Draper of Walker-Alley & Associates. Nearby Northwest Louisiana Technical Community Collegeâ€™s Shreveport campus provides critical workforce training for industrial employers.
To learn more about the LED Certified Sites Program and process, visit OpportunityLouisiana.com/Sites
â€˘ Tandy Lewis and John Lee Bowen named To Forbesâ€™ list
Tandy Lewis and John Lee Bowen, managing directors with The Bowen Lewis Investment Group of Raymond James, are among the Raymond Jamesaffiliated advisors named to the Forbes list of Best-In- State Wealth Advisors. The list recognizes advisors from national, regional and independent firms.
The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. Advisors that are considered must have a minimum of seven yearsâ€™ experience.
Lewis and Bowen, who joined Raymond James in 2013, have more than 61 years of combined experience in the financial services industry, currently manage more than $1.2 billion in client assets and specialize in wealth management for high net worth individuals, companies, not-for-profit corporations and endowments.
More information can be found at https://www.raymondjames.com/bowenlewisinvestmentgroup/ or by calling 318-677-5521.
â€˘ Young Professionals Initiative Rebrand
The Young Professionals Initiative, an initiative of the Greater Shreveport Chamber (GSC), has launched a major rebrand to reflect the Chamberâ€™s current branding and reinvigorate Shreveport-Bossierâ€™s premier young professionalsâ€™ organization.
The familiar arrows are reminiscent of the Chamberâ€™s new logo but also illustrates the movement of forward progress and innovation the group brings to the Shreveport-Bossier community.
The rebranding includes a complete redesign of the initiativeâ€™s logo, graphics, communications, identity and correspondence.
â€˘ Two Nurses Named to VP Positions
Two nurses, Claire Rebouche, RN, MSN, CPPS, and Renee McCuller, RN, MSN, APRN-BC, CRRN, have been named vice presidents of Willis-Knighton Health System by James K. Elrod, president and CEO. Together they bring a total of 70 years of health-care expertise to the health systemc-suite.
Rebouche was first inspired to go into nursing while serving as a Willis-Knighton hospital volunteer. She earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville and a Master of Science in nursing from Northwestern State University. She joined Willis-Knighton in 1985 as a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit. She will now serve as vice president of quality and clinical performance.
Reboucheâ€™s ties to the health system run even deeper than her career. Her great-grandfather was Dr. Joseph E. Knighton, for whom the health system is named, and her grandfather was the architect of many Willis-Knighton buildings.
McCuller, who is now vice president of nursing, began working as a nursing tech and worked throughout nursing school as she earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Northwestern State University in 1984. She continued her education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, earning a Master of Science in nursing and later completing certification as a family nurse practitioner at Northwestern.
She served as assistant director of the rehabilitation department and chief nursing officer at the WK Rehabilitation Institute, and as chief nursing officer at Willis-Knighton Medical Center. She has also taught nursing as a member of the adjunct faculty at Northwestern State University College of Nursing.