Vintage Realty Company is humbled to be selected as the 2021 J. Pat Beaird Industry of the Year award recipient. This marks the 35th year for the Industry of the Year program which is made possible by the generous endowment provided by the Beaird Family. Each year the Greater Shreveport Chamber hosts the J. Pat Beaird Industry of the Year awards, with the support of sponsors Regions Bank, Chase Bank, the J. Pat Beaird Memorial Fund and 318Forum.
Thank you to the entire Vintage Team for coming together to produce an amazing year amid all the challenges we have faced. We are stronger for it and see a very bright future ahead!
This award recognizes a corporate entity from the Greater Shreveport area for:
- Outstanding business achievements
- Representing an industry that employs a large number of employees
- Success in job creation and retention
- Significant contributions made by the organization to better our community
“The Chamber is delighted to award our Industry of the Year Award this year to Vintage Realty,” affirmed Dr. Timothy Magner, Greater Shreveport Chamber president. “A longtime developer and property manager, Vintage has been a leader in helping to transform residential and commercial real estate across the Ark-La-Tex. Their business leadership is matched by their engagement, sponsorships and overall contribution to our community.”
The J. Pat Beaird Memorial Industry of the Year award pays tribute to the memory of J. Pat Beaird, who devoted his life to community service, and helped make Shreveport and the State of Louisiana a more wonderful place to live and work. Beaird was the driving force behind many operations and organizations in our region. He was an active member of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, where he served on the Industrial Development Council in the 1940s and was instrumental in many initiatives that shaped northwest Louisiana.
To celebrate the award, a luncheon will be held on September 23, 2021, at Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino. The award presentation will conclude with “Who Stands Beside You: The Untold Story of My Lost Brothers” keynote speaker, Brendan McDonough. His extraordinary story of recovery, bravery, and redemption will leave you uplifted and encouraged to become your best self.
McDonough is the sole survivor of Yarnell Hill Wildfire’s 3,000-degree inferno that created an unfathomable loss. The relentless firestorm ultimately trapped his hotshot brothers, tragically killing 19 of them within minutes. Nationwide, it was the greatest loss of firefighter lives since the 9/11 attacks.
His story came to the silver screen in October 2017 with the release of Only the Brave, starring Miles Teller as McDonough. The story is also featured in McDonough’s book “My Lost Brothers.”