Bossier City Attorney Jimmy Hall received quite an honor at last night's Bossier Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala.

Hall received the 2014 Business Person of the Year Award. The event at the CenturyLink Center drew about 700 people. Hall was among several individuals and businesses honored for their outstanding contributions to the local business community.

According to a City of Bossier City news release, Hall has long been a key player in facilitating economic development on behalf of the city and was intrumental in assisting Mayor Lo Walker with bringing multiple businesses to Bossier City during 2014, including the Kroger Marketplace development on Airline Drive, which is under construction.

Hall has been city attorney since 1984 and also serves on the Caddo-Bossier Port Commission.

At last night's gala, BHP Billiton received the 2014 Business of the Year Award, and the Small Business of the Year Award went to Red River Pump Specialists.