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The Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau organizes events to facilitate networking among our industry partners, to recognize the outstanding acheivements of those who serve our visitors, to promote our hotels, restaurants, attractions and events, and just to have a great time. 

Click here to submit your nominations for the 2015 P.R.I.D.E. Awards.

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The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau recognizes excellence in the area’s tourism and hospitality industry at the 2015 P.R.I.D.E (Proud Residents Involved in Developing the Economy) Awards Dinner to be held Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6:30–9 p.m., at DiamondJacks Casino Resort & Hotel. During this dinner, we will also recognize Shreveport-Bossier City’s outstanding Tourism and Hospitality Employee of the Year.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 8 a.m., is the DEADLINE for submitting nominations for the 2015 P.R.I.D.E. Awards. No nominations will be accepted after the deadline. Businesses and organizations involved in Shreveport-Bossier’s tourism and hospitality industry can nominate their star employees in more than 20 categories, ranging from Outstanding Valet to Outstanding Hotel Executive.

You may nominate up to two employees in each category. Any employee who has been a P.R.I.D.E. Award winner in the past three years is not eligible for nomination. You may also nominate an Outstanding Event of the Year. For more information contact Sheila Norman,, 318-429-0651.

Click here to submit your nominations for the 2015 P.R.I.D.E. Awards. No nominations will be accepted after the Tuesday, April 21, 2015, deadline.

Click here to purchase tickets for the 2015 P.R.I.D.E. Awards banquet. No tickets will be sold after the 4 p.m., May 1, 2105, deadline.


The Shreveport-Bossier Attractions Association in conjunction with the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau provides four educational opportunities a year to help local attractions grow their customer base, enhance their marketing and improve their financial outlook. Membership in the SBAA is free, but you must be a member in good standing to attend the seminars. Click here to download an SBAA Membership Packet. For more information about the SBAA or the seminars contact Melissa Small, communications coordinator.


The monthly Hospitality Breakfast is a great place to network with other industry partners, share ideas, learn about bureau programs, and let people know what's going on at your place of business. Breakfasts are usually the first Wednesday of the month. We do not have a breakfast in May due to P.R.I.D.E. Awards or in December due to our annual Christmas Open House. To RSVP for the breakfast contact Lila Davis, or 318-222-9391.

2015 Hospitality Breakfast Dates

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
8 a.m.
Ralph & Kacoo's
1700 Old Minden Rd, Bossier City


Wednesday, July 1, 2015
8 a.m.
Ernest's Orleans Restaurant
1601 Spring St. South, Shreveport

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
8 a.m.
Superior's Steakhouse
855 Pierremont Rd, Shreveport


Wednesday, August 5, 2015
8 a.m.
Hilton Hotel Shreveport
104 Market St, Shreveport

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
8 a.m.
Margaritaville Resort Casino
777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City


Wednesday, September 2, 2015
8 a.m.
DiamondJacks Casino and Resort
711 DiamondJacks Blvd, Bossier City

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
8 a.m.
Splash Kingdom Water Park
7670 W. 70th St, Shreveport


Wednesday, October 7, 2015
8 a.m.
State Fair of Louisiana
3701 Hudson St, Shreveport

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
8 a.m.
Harrah's Louisiana Downs
8000 E Texas St, Bossier City


Wednesday, November 4, 2015
8 a.m.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Shreveport-Bossier
2015 Old Minden Rd, Bossier Ci



All for-hire drivers in Shreveport are required to complete a hospitality training course conducted by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau beginning July of 2013. The training must be completed annually before they can receive their for-hire driving permit.

Training sessions will be conducted at the bureau offices at 629 Spring St. in downtown Shreveport. On the second Thursday of each month the session runs from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. On the fourth Thursday of each month the session runs from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Second Thursday sessions will not be held in November and December.

There is no charge for the training, but each class is limited to the first 20 registrants. The deadline for registration is 24 hours before each training session starts. Drivers MUST register online at and only those who are pre-registered will be allowed to attend the session.

Registrants must arrive at least ten minutes before the start of training. Late arrivals will not be admitted. Any driver who is not in the training room by the official start time of the session will have to reschedule for a future date. Parking is the responsibility of the driver.

The driver should be attentive and bring a pen and paper for note taking as there will be a test at the end of the training that must be passed to receive the training certificate.

If you find that you will not be able to attend a session for which you registered, please contact Theresa Micheels, 318-429-0628 or so that we may release your registration for another driver to use.

If you have questions, please contact Theresa Micheels at 318-429-0628 or



Who are your star employees?

The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau is proud to present the annual P.R.I.D.E. Awards Banquet to recognize excellence in the hospitality industry. This event is held in May each year in conjunction with National Tourism Week.

The 2015 P.R.I.D.E. Awards Gala will be held May 2015. We will announce a definite date when plans have been confirmed.

This annual event is your opportunity to recognize excellence in your employees. A link to the nomination form will be provided when nominations open.

You will be able to purchase your tickets online. Tickets must be purchased by the deadline. There will be no ticket sales after the deadline and no ticket sales at the door.



The Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau holds its annual Christmas Open House on the first Friday in December. The 2015 Christmas Open House is Friday, Dec. 4, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Make plans to come by for this festive event. Have some delicious food and mingle with our hospitality industry partners. RSVP to Lila Davis,, 318-222-9391.



The bureau frequently hosts groups of travel writers on a tours of Shreveport-Bossier. Activities focus on local food and include visits to local restaurants, attractions and events. If you are interested in hosting these writers at your business contact Chris Jay,, 318-429-0658.



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