In this week’s business news, hospitals in Shreveport and Bossier City gained something new, COVID has closed a government office, and a Shreveport man is bringing a wedding trend to Northwest Louisiana.
Ternium gifts Shriners Hospital for Children $15,000
Ternium USA announced that they donated $15,000 to Shriners Hospital for Children, to impact the lives of children in Shreveport and Bossier City.
Shriners is a non-profit organization that offers medical care for children regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
Shriners offers care for a range of orthopedic issues, as well as medical care for burn injuries, craniofacial conditions, spine care and spinal cord injuries, colorectal and gastrointestinal care and sports medicine.
Need a driver’s license, new tags in Bossier City?
The Bossier City OMV location, located at 5050 Industrial Drive Extension Suite 600, is temporarily closed due to COVID precautions.
Customers can also visit expresslane.org to view a complete list of online services and open OMV locations.
CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center’s new $43 million heart health investment
The new Cardiovascular Center of Excellence at CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center is now open.
This state-of-the-art heart center is the capstone project of a $43 million investment to completely transform the existing hospital footprint.
The CHRISTUS Cardiovascular Center completes a series of expansion projects over the past 5 years.
The modern space is the integration of a catheterization lab and a surgical operating room into a single space, making it possible for the surgeon to perform a procedure, if necessary, with no interruption for the patient.
Shreveport Regional Airport interim director resigns after seven months
The Shreveport Regional Airport interim executive director stepped down.
Tucker’s last day was Friday, Jan. 28.
Tucker has been serving as director for over seven months but announced Thursday, Jan. 20 that she would be resigning from her position during the Shreveport Airport Authority meeting.
Caesar is in Shreveport: Mobile sports betting goes live in Louisiana
Mobile sports betting is live in Louisiana. The Shreveport-Bossier area received its first in-person sports betting thanks to Caesars Sportsbook.
Horseshoe Casino was the first in northwest Louisiana to usher in sports betting, in October 2021.
Three months later Caesars Sportsbook is expanding their capabilities with mobile sports betting.
Shreveport man brings unique photo trend to weddings in Northwest Louisiana
Matthew McAlister, owner of Bayou Photobooth Co., began this journey in early 2021 after years of dreaming of owning his own business.
The photo booth is a free-standing booth that has a tablet surrounded by LED lights that can be adjusted for each event. When the photo is taken it gives the user the option to receive the photo via email or text.
Be on the lookout Thursday and Sunday for Life in the 318 and The 318 to catch up on all the best stories you might have missed.
Makenzie Boucher is a reporter with the Shreveport Times. Contact her at [email protected]