Attending the Ascension Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet are, from left, Heidi Burch, branch manager Essential Federal Credit Union; Malcolm Carter, plant manager The Scotts Company; Ascension Chamber Chairman Michael Buturla, Domain Architecture; and Jon Hirsch, marketing director at St. Elizabeth.

The Ascension Chamber of Commerce honored its 2017 Ambassador, Individual, New Business, Small Business and Large Business of the Year nominees at its Annual Awards Banquet held Feb. 6 at Houmas House Plantation.

During the program, the chamber celebrated the dedication and commitment of its 2017 award nominees, according to a news release. The program was led by Chamber Board Chairman Michael Buturla, of Domain Architecture. Nominees were presented by Ascension Chamber Board Member Brandon Davis of Cox Media and past winners.

Individual of the Year nominees were Rachael Lambert, of Ascension Specialty Advertising; Holly Daigle, of One Source EHS; LLC and Amy Lambert, of Neighbors Federal Credit Union.

The 2017 New Business of the Year Nominees were Labarre Associates, Inc., Alzheimer’s Services of Capital Area and Rouses Market. Small Business of the Year nominees were Quality Engineering & Surveying, Ascension Credit Union and Genesis 360 Construction. 2017 Large Business of the Year nominees were St. Elizabeth Hospital, The Scotts Company and Essential Federal Credit Union.

Jackie Whitley was named the 2017 Ambassador of the Year, Amy Lambert received the Individual of the Year Award, Labarre Associates, LLC won the New Business of the Year honor, Quality Engineering & Surveying was named the Small Business of the Year and The Scotts Company won the Large Business of the Year award.