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Coushatta named Business of the Year

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KINDER, La. – Coushatta Casino Resort has been named Kinder’s 2009 Business of the Year by the Kinder Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber representatives Paul Savoie, Chad Guidry and Lowell Keys presented the award at the chamber’s 41st Installation Banquet March 2 in the casino’s Mikko Center.

“On behalf of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, I accept with gratitude the Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award,” said Coushatta Tribal Chairman Kevin Sickey. “We are thankful for your involvement in the local and regional economy and your recognition of the accomplishments of the Coushatta Tribe. It is quite an honor to be recognized for this award, especially considering these current economic times. We realize that it takes the effort of the entire community to work together to strive toward community goals, economic and otherwise.

“As we combine our efforts, we continue to adjust to the current economic landscape and wish to express to you that we are doing everything we can to improve the economy of the region. As we continue along our path together to economic success, we challenge each of you in the local and regional business community to join us and to bring your options to the table. Together we can overcome challenges and bring about important beneficial changes in our region. We are taking deliberate steps to address the challenges of today and embrace the challenges of tomorrow. We invite you to work with the Coushatta Tribe as we face and create a positive future together.”

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When Coushatta Casino Resort first opened its doors in 1995, it became the largest entertainment and resort complex in the state of Louisiana. Located in the deep piney woods of southwest Louisiana in Kinder, the busy resort has more than 100,000 square feet of gaming and provides its guests with the newest and most popular slots and table games. With more than 2,850 slots and 70 tables plus a 22-table live poker room, and a well-trained and friendly staff, Coushatta Casino Resort is considered a favorite destination in the gaming and entertainment industry.

Amenities include six restaurants on the casino floor, a supervised children’s activity center, teen arcade, 500 hotel rooms, a 4,400-seat climate-controlled arena, an award-winning 18-hole par-72 championship golf course, and a 24-bay fuel facility with convenience store.

Coushatta Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana. For more information call (800) 584-7263.