St. Tammany Business briefs for April 24, 2014 _lowres

Photo provided by Slidell City Court—Wynn Williams of First NBC, second from right, presents a donation for the Slidell City Court’s drug court program. Accepting the donation for the program are, from left, Brandi Dohre, Andrea Garrett, Judge James “Jim” Lamz and program director Will Rachal.

BUSINESS LEADER DESIGNATES AWARD: When Wynn Williams, of Slidell, won the Community Steward Award from her employer, First NBC, she allocated the cash reward to Slidell City Court’s drug court program and other organizations she admires.

Williams is vice president of commercial lending for First NBC. The other groups receiving donations are Community Christian Concern, Northshore Heart Walk and Legacy Youth Development Institute.

Under Slidell City Court Judge James “Jim” Lamz, the drug court program has helped hundreds of local teens turn their lives around after arrests on drug-related charges. It includes outpatient therapeutic counseling for the teens and their families, random drug-testing, weekly reviews of their progress and compliance with court-ordered rules and active monitoring by the court compliance officer.

Williams’ donation will help fund incentives such as gift certificates and MP3 players for participants who have abided by all the rules that week.

BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY SHOWCASE: The East St. Tammany Chamber 2014 Business & Community Showcase will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell.