BATON ROUGE AREA
The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce announced 2017 Business of the Year winners: Jefferson Financial Federal Credit Union, Large Business of the Year; Gator Millworks, Medium Business of the Year; Stewart Family Medicine and After Hours, Small Business of the Year; Kent’s Companies, New Business of the Year; and Livingston Parish Tourism, Associate of the Year.
NEW ORLEANS AREA
The late Robert Henry "Bob" Boh, of Boh Bros. Construction Co., has been inducted into the Louisiana Highways and Transportation Hall of Honor.
The Hall of Honor was created in 1974 by the Louisiana Good Roads and Transportation Association. Boh, who died at 87 last year, is the 43rd person inducted. He and his late father, Henry Boh, are the only father-son team to receive the honor. Robert H. Boh's son and current company president, Robert S. Boh, accepted the induction on behalf of the family.
Boh had been the guiding force behind the construction company since 1967, when he became president and CEO, and remained chairman of the board until his death. Boh served as president of the Chamber of Commerce of New Orleans and worked with groups such as Junior Achievement of New Orleans, United Way and the school board of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. He also was a captain in the Louisiana Air National Guard and served as Rex, king of Carnival, in 1998.
The Louisiana Travel Promotion Association, which has changed its name to the Louisiana Travel Association, announced winners of its Louey Awards, which honor and showcase individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the Louisiana tourism industry.
Winners from the area are Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou in Lafourche Parish, Outstanding Convention and Visitors Bureau/Tourist Commission of the Year, budget from $500,000 to $999,999; Houma Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Outstanding Convention and Visitors Bureau/Tourist Commission of the Year, budget from $1 million and above; Louisiana’s Northshore Tammany Taste campaign, Tourism Campaign/Promotion of the Year; Royal Carriages in New Orleans, Attraction of Year; Amy and Jeffrey Hansell's Oxlot 9 and Smoke BBQ in Covington, Restaurateur of the Year; Reunion Lake RV Resort in Ponchatoula, Campground RV/Park of the Year; Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission hosting of the National Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament of Champions, Major Event of the Year; and state Rep. Julie Stokes, of Kenner, and Sen. J.P. Morrell, of New Orleans, Governmental Friend of Tourism.