“The Integrity award highlights businesses that maintain a solid commitment to ethical business practices,” Fisher said. “The Customer Commitment award celebrates businesses with outstanding customer service programs.
“Les Boutiques de Noel is the signature event that signals the start of holiday shopping season in the Ark-La-Tex, so it’s appropriate that this year’s theme portrays the tradition of the classic Christmas season in the South,” Frierson said.
It certainly takes a village to create such a peaceful, cozy oasis. From the open floor plan to the patterned kitchen backsplash to the hardwood floors and elegant lighting fixtures, this house is just begging for its person to find it. Builder Doug Rains of Rains Construction in Haughton, La.
“I’ve been heavily involved with style show decorations and set design for the last four to five years,” Corbell said. “Besides affording me a creative outlet, volunteering has allowed me to spend many hours with other parent volunteers and has facilitated meaningful friendships that would not have otherwise developed.
This annual fund-raiser is not only a fun opportunity for those with shooting experience, but offers a rare and fresh insight into the mission of the Louisiana State Police. All proceeds directly benefit the Louisiana Trooper Foundation (501- C-3) and the Louisiana State Troopers Association (501-C-5).
This free festival is a great time of good tunes, good food and good fellowship. With over 50 vendors in attendance, there’s sure to be something for everyone. A wide variety of food, arts, crafts and more will be available, creating a familyfriendly atmosphere for all to enjoy.
“My favorite part of the job is helping people make good choices of products to fit their style, as well as their lifestyle, such as in how much they clean and cook,” Waters said. “I help them decide if they need natural granite and quartzite, or if they’d rather have non-porous, engineered surfaces like quartz or Corian.
“Each one of our sales associates specializes in different areas,” said Donaldson. “While most of us are fluent in the plumbing department, I’m the specialist in new construction and remodels, while Melody is our walk-in tub expert. We each have.
Kandice Weeks, owner of Designer Specialties & Hardware (DSH), enjoys working at her job and servicing customers with their unique and trendy styles. “We have one of the largest cabinet and door hardware selections in the area,” Weeks said.