Bossier is home to a growing population of young people doing amazing things. Meet one of the millennials who will soon be taking up a leadership role in the community. This month’s Bossier Millennial Pro is Haley Reggio. A Haughton native, she is a graduate of LSUS with a bachelor’s in Management and Administration. She is the mother of two boys and runs The Social Media Lady. For the last four years, her business has grown to include 1 full-time employee and 1 part-time administrator.
1. What do you do and why?
I started in social media primarily to work for myself and be able to spend more time with my children. I have continued in social media because it is an exciting and ever-changing industry making me stay on my toes and adapt regularly. I feel so honored to be able to help local businesses expand their market shares, promote brand awareness and positivity, and increase their bottom lines.
2. Why do you live and work in Bossier?
Because it is my home. I have tried to live and work in Dallas, Texas and Jackson, Miss. It was not for me. Here in Bossier I have roots. There are people I have known my entire life, there are people that have supported me and cheered me on. I work with businesses that I believe in; businesses that spend money in the local economy and invest in the local economy. I know that by having my business here and spending money here I am helping real people in this economy.
3. What is your favorite thing about Bossier?
The people. It’s the usual question when you meet someone from the area: “Where did you go to school?” Then you start talking about school rivalries, who your folks are, and who you know. It’s an immediate kinship. Bossier folk are kind, welcoming and generally want to see each other succeed.
4. Where do you like to hang out and why?
I am very much enjoying the revival of the Bossier Square in the East Bank District. I have loved Flying Heart Brewing pretty much since they opened. Bossier Arts Council has entertained me many occasions. I adore Retro 521 and cannot wait to see their new event space.
5. What is your favorite thing to do in Bossier?
My favorite thing to do in Bossier is to grab a beer at Flying Heart and then head over to the Boardwalk for a superhero movie with my honey or kids.
6. What do you want to accomplish in the future?
I have a ton of boxes left to check off on my personal goals sheet. I would love to teach social media at BPCC as part of a continuing education program. My business will continue to grow to employ 15-20 folks over the next 10-15 years. And so much more that I’m not ready to share with the world yet. They say never share your next move….
7. If you could tell people one thing about life in Bossier, what would that be?
Life in Bossier is full of opportunity. There are people from all walks of life and a wondrous variety of ideologies. If you can’t find your tribe in Bossier, you aren’t looking hard enough. We are a wonderfully welcoming community. Just like everything in this life, you get out of it what you put into it.
If you’re looking to read about more young trailblazers in Bossier, check out our last Bossier Millennial Pro blog on Emerie Eck Gentry.