Bossier City

10:59am

Mon January 28, 2013
Business

Entrepreneurial spirit on display at Bossier City bridal fair

Shane Morgan (right) owns Silver Palate Cakery in Bossier City. He is the sole proprieter, but has help from his partner Michael Walraven (left).
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Hundreds of soon-to-be brides flocked to a weekend bridal fair at the Bossier Civic Center. They mingled with more than 100 wedding vendors. Many of those vendors are entrepreneurs, including the editor of Bossier City-based Weddings With Style Magazine. Lana Rosalee has organized the bridal fair for 12 years.

“It’s just good for everyone all around," Rosalee said. "The brides meet the vendors, the vendors meet the brides, and everyone’s happy.”

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9:17am

Wed January 23, 2013
Business

Resort-style apartments are under construction in Bossier City

A rendering of LeRivage, an upscale apartment complex under construction in Bossier City, slated to be completed in May.
Credit Fortis Co.

A $21 million upscale apartment complex is under construction in Bossier City, near Interstate 220 and Shed Road. The managing partner of the family-run Fortis Company, Jeff Lowe, says the 240-unit LeRivage will be a cut above other apartment communities. He says one selling point will be its $1 million pool and outdoor living complex.

“I feel it’s different than any other property in Bossier at this time, in that it will offer the resident really a resort lifestyle," Lowe said.

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12:30pm

Tue September 4, 2012
Local

Game Jam attracts newbie game developers to Bossier City

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Veteran game developers and up-and-coming college-level computer programmers and artists will converge for the first Game Jam in Bossier City. The 44-hour video game development marathon is being held in conjunction with DigiFest South. Shreveport software engineer Nolan Baker expects about 50 people will participate.

12:01pm

Thu June 14, 2012
Business

Wedding center concept takes root in Bossier City

Kay Loftin opened Our Wedding Library in Bossier City, and helps couples navigate their wedding event decisions with a local resource directory of vendors.

A new wedding resource center in Bossier City compiles lists of local vendors for couples who are planning and budgeting for their big day. Kay Loftin, owner of Our Wedding Library, says her resource center is free to brides and based on ones she's visited in California.

1:40pm

Wed May 16, 2012
Local

Fuller Center for Housing spreads to Bossier City

Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana executive director Lee Jeter discusses the benefits of homeownership on a building site in the Cedar Grove neighborhood of Shreveport.
Kate Archer Kent

The Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana is taking its home building ministry to Bossier City. Two homes will go up there over the summer. Executive director Lee Jeter says he wants home ownership to be possible in every neighborhood where people live in poverty.

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