The Positive Growth Banquet and Awards program is a means to recognize those who keep Southwest Louisiana at the forefront of economic development by bringing new, innovative projects to our region while embracing new technologies, positively impacting our local economy and enhancing the overall curb appeal of our communities.

2022 Banquet

Rebuild & Grow: Strengthening the Heel of Louisiana

Please join us as we RECOVER, REBUILD and REMIND each other how #SWLAStrong we are!


Guest Speaker: Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser

Billy Nungesser is the 54th Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana. Since taking office in 2016, he and his team have been champions for travel and tourism which drives a large portion of this region's economic activity.

A portion of this year's program is dedicated to recognizing members of the business community for their contributions to Southwest Louisiana's recovery after the 2020 Hurricane Season and May 2021 Floods. In addition, three local individuals who embody the Recovery & Resilience Spirit of Southwest Louisiana will also be recognized.

Cocktail/Social Hour - 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. (Cash Bar Only - no Credit/debit cards, ATM on site)

Attire is Business Dressy, Event will be held in the L'Auberge Ballroom

Program begins promptly at 7 p.m.

For Sponsorship Opportunities email with Subject Line "2022 Banquet Sponsor"

Proceeds from our banquet help APG continually commission studies on tax allocation for education, government and private partnerships, drainage and infrastructure improvements and more. The work we do allows us to advocate for policy changes such ordinance updates, fair business practices and offering any help we can to our local municipalities when needing feedback from business owners and residents.