Crest Industries and the Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce honored local businesses on Friday, September 9, 2022, at the 10th Annual Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Gala. The red-carpet event celebrates business excellence throughout central Louisiana.
To commemorate the decade-long award program, Crest Industries was the presenting sponsor for the event, permanently establishing the Crest Industries We Win Together Award. This award recognizes a person, or organization who collaborated, sought continuous improvement, and made an impact on our business community.
“Crest Industries appreciates the opportunity to establish anew award to recognize stellar achievements to benefit the central Louisiana business community through vital partnerships,” said Kenny Robison, President& CEO, Crest Industries.
At Crest, we believe in continuous improvement. It’s part of our core values, to embrace bold, new ideas and get better at what we do. One of the values that truly speaks volumes about our Culture at Crest is: We Win Together.
The word ‘win’ indicates there’s a competition. Crest companies could not revolutionize the electric power delivery industry if we were not competitive. We go up against our competitors. We compete against our peers. We compete against ourselves. Competition stimulates and inspires continuous improvement. Competition makes us better and so does collaboration.
It takes collaboration to engineer, design, and assemble a giant substation and safely and efficiently ship it across the country. Collaboration makes success happen and success is never ours alone. It’s mutual. Collaboration is key to creating prosperity.
After seeking feedback from companies like Crest, Cleco, RoyOMartin, and local accounting firms, the winner of the newly established We Win Together Award, rose to the challenge and specifically tailored its program to better prepare Louisiana’s workforce and support business and economic growth here in central Louisiana and beyond.
“We are pleased and honored to present the first Crest Industries We Win Together Award to LSUA College of Business,” said Robison.
Watch the video below to see LSUA's impact within Crest and across Louisiana.
2022 Central Louisiana Reginal Chamber of Commerce Business Award Recipients
RoyOMartin Best Overall Business Award: Pan American Engineers, LLC
Crest Industries' We Win Together Award: LSUA College of Business
Best Large Business: Manchac Technologies
Red River Bank Entrepreneur of the Year: Ira Preuett, Southern Air Heating &Cooling
Johnie M. Varnado Minority Owned Business of the Year: Holden’s Welding Enterprises, LLC
CLECO Innovation Award: LSUA
Best New Business: Midsouth Medical
Best Medium Business: Alexandria Emergency Hospital
Best Small Business: MPowered Business
Louisiana Central’s “We Make Good Stuff” Award: Brock Descant, Southern Wood Preserving
Rapides Regional Medical Center Community Benefit Award: Procter & Gamble
Best Marketing Campaign: (a tie) Pelican State Credit Union & LA Christian University
Best Business Website: Jones Law Firm
Crowell & Owens Best Non-Profit Organization: Alexandria Museum of Art
Procter & Gamble’s Equality and Inclusion Award: Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital
Best Curb Appeal of a Business: Spirits Food & Friends