John Alario, Jr. to receive WBIA Legacy Award

State Senate President John Alario, Jr. will be the first in the 70-year history of the Westbank Business and Industry Association (WBIA) to be honored with the Legacy Award. Alario will be recognized for his outstanding service to the West Bank business community and its citizens. The historic award will be formally presented to Alario on May 18th at WBIA’s Annual Celebration and Installation of Officers dinner.

“I am very proud to announce on behalf of the Westbank Business and Industry Association that our organization will present its first ever WBIA Legacy Award to Senator John Alario on May 18th. I am quite certain the founders of the HCIA and now WBIA would approve of our selection. Senator Alario has devoted his life to improving the Westbank and beyond. His is an incredible legacy with an enviable legislative footprint felt deeply on the Westbank and across the great state of Louisiana. We hold Senator Alario in high esteem and we appreciate his public service.”

Charlie Fredrick, President of WBIA


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