Emory Nicole Winters to receive Student Entrepreneur of the Year award

The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Emory Nicole Winters has been chosen to receive the Origin Bank Student Entrepreneur of the Year award. This award, sponsored by Origin Bank recognizes one individual who is under the age of 21 and is the primary owner of a Lincoln Parish based business that is generating revenue.

Emory Nicole Winters is the primary owner of King of Wings Ruston. She’s the youngest child and only daughter of Morris Winters. Emory has two older brothers, Jeremy Winters and Marzionne Thomas. King of Wings is located in Village Market at the corner of Kentucky Avenue and Highway 33 in Ruston.

At 10 years old, Emory runs everything in the front of the house from taking walk-in orders to working the drive-thru. Emory said she loves what she does; and it shows through her excellent customer service. She personally trained all her staff (including her brother) on how and when to use the headphone sets in the restaurant. Emory has no problem with being the boss. Her brother Jeremy says he’s proud to be her oldest brother and that she is his motivation to keep getting up and having a positive attitude every day.

Emory is a straight A and B student at A.E Phillips and is currently in the fifth grade. She wakes up on her own every day to be on time for school. Emory loves to sing so she attends choir after school on Thursdays. Even after her extracurricular activities, she goes to work with enthusiasm like no other. Outside of work, Emory really enjoys being a kid, running around and playing with her friends and her little dog named Cole. Cole has brought an added excitement to the house and furthered Emory’s understanding of the importance of having responsibilities.

The award will be presented at the Chamber’s 102nd Annual Banquet, title sponsored by Northern Louisiana Medical Center Jan. 25, 2022, at the Ruston Civic Center. Tickets for Chamber members are $50/individual or $400/table of 8; for non-members $55/individual or $440/table. Reservations can be made at www.rustonlincoln.org. The banquet is also sponsored by Origin Bank and Hunt, Guillot & Associates.


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