September 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Ernest's Orleans Restaurant
1601 Spring Street Shreveport
LA 71101
$50.00 & up
Debbie Dillard

Southern Hospitality Exposure Awards Ceremony

Hosted by Southern Hospitality Magazine

Southern Hospitality Exposure invites you to celebrate our 20 Year Anniversary with us! We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to honor community leaders, innovative minds, creatives, and forward-thinking business personnel, media, and citizens who share the entrepreneurial spirit that supports their hometown/local communities. It is an honor and a pleasure to give credit where credit is certainly due!

Monday, September 18th at Ernest Orleans in Shreveport, we welcome you to begin a fine evening that is hosting a multitude of reasons to enjoy Happy Hour starting at 5:00 pm. An open cash bar will operate for the duration of the event, but I’ve never known anyone to complain about top shelf adult refreshments at bottom shelf prices! Happy Hour will end promptly at 6:00 pm, unless it drinks too much and spills into the following hour. A happy and lucky drunk it is as 6 pm is the time of delicious appetizers, classic dishes served on a buffet, and a special dessert. May we further entice, by the mention of Ernest’s famous appetizers; marinated crab claws, boiled shrimp, mushrooms and gumbo. Come enjoy a beautiful buffet arrayed with quality appetizers, entrees, sides, and a very deliciously trendy and…. edible guest of honor… a special 20 Year Anniversary Cake!!….You didn’t think I was talking about one of those live buffet ladies, did you? No Way! YOU are the main focus and unique attraction of this event, as your class and prestige will undoubtedly shimmer upon arriving at this black tie affair (or if you’re a lady who doesn’t prefer to wear a black tie, black cocktail dresses are encouraged:) You are worth such a classy production! Although you do not work with such diligence, endurance, and passion in your career, the recognition of that scale of contribution is certainly well deserved. We look forward to naming our award recipients of 2017!

Come help us celebrate 20 Years of Publishing, 5 Star Reveals, and the 2017 Choice Fascinating People Awards! Extra Special Acknowledgement will be given to Lifetime Achievement Award-Winners, James Burton & Maggie Martin! Host & MC, CEO of Southern Hospitality Magazine, Miss Debbie Dillard, and co-host of from the Shreveport Times, Rick Rose will be presenting awards from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Live local entertainment is provided featuring special guest Billy Morris.

We appreciate your ongoing support, and will enjoy spending the evening of Monday, September 18th’s expressing to you our gratitude. Truly, a fine evening awaits the arrival of Shreveport/Bossier’s finest community team members. RSVP to reserve you or your groups tickets, available for Pre-Sale @ $50 per attendee or $250 per table (seats 6-8 pp). Tables are limited and will be reserved soon after going on sale. We encourage you to coordinate with your group and act quickly to assure the most accommodating and desired seating arrangements. In other words, do not wait! Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase by clicking on Ticket button below, or last minute tickets may be purchased on the day of event for $75 per attendee. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. We look forward to sharing this epic Monday evening with all of you!


Debbie Dillard, CEO & Publisher