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2013 P.R.I.D.E. Awards to be held on Thursday, May 9

Wednesday, 24 April, 2013 6:54 by Chris Jay

Awards ceremony at Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino recognizes star employees in tourism and hospitality industry

The 2013 P.R.I.D.E. Awards banquet will be held, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9 at Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino. The P.R.I.D.E. Awards banquet, a presentation of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, is held annually during the first full week in May, which is National Travel and Tourism Week. The purpose of the evening is to recognize star employees in 30 categories ranging from “Outstanding Valet” to “Outstanding Hotel Executive.” The evening’s final award, the “P.R.I.D.E. Master” award, is the region’s highest honor among tourism and hospitality professionals. “P.R.I.D.E.” stands for “Proud Residents Involved in Developing our Economy.”

Cost to attend the awards dinner is $40 per person or $350 for a table of 10; the top three nominees in each category will be invited to attend the dinner free of charge, courtesy of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau. Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door until 7 p.m.

The 2013 P.R.I.D.E. Awards will be hosted by Dan and Jaque Jovic, of KTAL NewsChannel 6, and will feature live music by Professor Porkchop. Cocktail attire is recommended. For more information, contact the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau at (318) 222-9391.


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