The Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet last night at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center.
The outgoing board members were recognized, and the 2020 board members were installed by Jerome Zeringue, District 52 Louisiana State Representative.
The crowd heard remarks from Chuck Weaver Jr., 2020 Board Chairman.
Several locals were awarded for their service to their community during the evening.
Norris Morvant, a decorated 96-year-old World War II veteran, was given the Eugene Folse Outstanding Veteran award.
Katie Portier, Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence Executive Director and member of various other charitable organizations, received the Chamber Star award.
The Chamber honored Jami Bennett with the Distinguished Ambassador award for her ‘outstanding’ service to the Chamber, its members and the community.
Hancock Whitney Bank was given the Community Champion award for its philanthropy and volunteerism in Terrebonne Parish.
Chuck Weaver Sr. received the Most Useful Citizen award. Weaver, former president and CEO of South Louisiana Bank, is a longtime philanthropist, volunteer and cerebral palsy advocate.
Vandebilt Catholic High student Katherine Bonvillain, the 63rd American Legion Terrebonne Parish Teenager of Year, was recognized by the Chamber earlier in the evening as well.
Tim Rebowe, Nicholls head football coach, was the keynote speaker. Rebowe detailed the successes the Colonels achieved during his time there and winning mindset they initiated to achieve those feats.