Check out summer flights, meet Magnolia’s new principal and more in Shreveport business news
Hello Shreveport, in news this week the Shreveport Regional Airport announced summer flights and a local school is welcoming a new principal. For more business in the Shreveport-Bossier area check out Business in the 318.
Check out the new flights at Shreveport Regional Airport
Looking to travel this summer? The Shreveport Regional Airport has new options for you.
The Orlando, Florida nonstop flight has begun and will last until mid-August and will be offered twice a week, Sunday and Thursday.
In addition to the Orlando flight, Allegiant will be offering flights to Destin, Florida and Los Angeles, California. These flights will began Friday, June 3.
To learn more about what’s happening at the Shreveport Regional Airport, click here.
Expansion of solar energy coming to Northwest Louisiana
Southwestern Electric Power Co., announced that they plan to add 999 megawatts of wind and solar energy by the end of 2025.
Mooringsport will be one location in this expansion, and will bring a 200 MW solar facility.
SWEPCO intends to evaluate and/or conduct additional requests for proposals to explore more opportunities to add least-cost renewable generation and capacity in the coming years.
SWEPCO’s long-term strategy calls for more than one-third of its SPP-accredited capacity to be satisfied with wind and solar resources.
Whataburger’s take-home sauces in Shreveport
What’s your favorite sauce? Are you just a basic ketchup fan or do you gravitate toward spicy variety?
In 2013, Whataburger expanded its sauce reach by placing Whataburger Fancy Ketchup, Spicy Ketchup and Original Mustard in H-E-B locations in Texas. Today Whataburger has sauces in more than 3,500 stores across the United States.
Whataburger expects to see continued, stable growth in its sauces distribution, with industry sources claiming Whataburger ketchups are the fastest-growing ketchup brand in the nation.
To find locations in Shreveport, click here.
Magnolia School of Excellence welcomes new principal
Magnolia School of Excellence announced that they will be saying farewell to Principal Mary Nash Robinson who is retiring and saying hello to a new principal.
Robinson, who has served Magnolia for four years, is handing over the baton to Teniesha Mahoney-Williams.
Mahoney-Williams most recently served as Magnolia’s assistant principal.
The Greater Shreveport Chamber recognizes 17 minority business honorees
The Greater Shreveport Chamber has announced the 2022 Minority Business Opportunity Awards honorees.
Each year, the Business Development Connection of the Greater Shreveport Chamber recognizes a diverse group of honorees.
All the honorees inspire the community by building a stronger business culture that empowers growth, creates leadership and develops a robust community support.
To find out the 2022 honorees, click here.
A Community Thrives: Gannett Foundation calls for applications
Organizations and nonprofits across the nation were impacted by the pandemic, affecting the services they were able to provide for their communities.
The 2022 A Community Thrives program, a $2 million initiative created by the Gannett Foundation, will award grants to groups looking to improve their communities. Gannett, the parent company of the USA TODAY Network, sponsors A Community Thrives.
Since the program’s inception in 2017, more than $17 million has been donated through crowdfunding efforts and disbursed to more than 500 organizations.
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Makenzie Boucher is a reporter with the Shreveport Times. Contact her at [email protected].
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