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BATON ROUGE, LA (KPLC) -

Lake Charles businessman Keith DuRousseau was recently honored at a ceremony in Baton Rouge during National Small Business Week.

DuRousseau, President & CEO of Keiland Construction, was presented the Small Business Person of the Year Award.

The U.S. Small Business Administration's Louisiana District Office hosted the event.

Other honorees included the following:

Small Business Development Center Service Excellence and Innovation Center Award:  Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University and A&M College.

Exporter of the Year:  Patrick Gilliand, President of SPF Depot in Bossier City.

Financial Services Champion:  Clayton J. White, Managing Member of Simmons & White, LLC of New Orleans.

Family-Owned Business Champion: Robert Neal Smith, President of Smith's South-Central Sales Company, LLC in Springhill.

Minority Business Champion:  Tiya Scroggins, President & CEO of Scroggins Consulting, LLC in Shreveport.

Women in Business Champion: Marian Pierre, Founder & CEO of Crescent Guardian, Inc. in New Orleans.

"We'd like to congratulate all of the winners and runners-up and their families for this accomplishment.  Small businesses are and crucial to continued economic growth in Louisiana," said Michael Ricks, District Director for SBA Louisiana, in a news release.

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