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    Thursday, August 11, 2016
    News from St. Charles Parish Government Parish President Larry Cochran Contact: Tristan Babin Public Information Officer (985) 783-5182; (985) 210-2083 (cell); (985) 783-5023 (fax) tbabin@stcharlesgov.net www.stcharlesparish-la.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2016 DOTD GRANT FUNDING APPROVED FOR WEST BANK LEVEE In late July, $1.9 million in grant money from the Department of Transportation ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 10, 2016
    Press Release FOR RELEASE – August 10, 2016 Contact: Alexandra “Alex” Hernández ahernandez@portsl.com 985-652-9278 If you are having trouble seeing this e-mail, go to http://goo.gl/58aSPS PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR APPOINTED TO LOUISIANA BOARD OF INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE BY GOVERNOR EDWARDS On August 5 th , Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 02, 2016
    Subject: Entergy named one of the nation's most civic-minded companies Dear Community Partners: Our mission at Entergy is to create sustainable value for our owners, customers, employees and communities. Community engagement is embedded in our DNA, so we were very excited to learn recently that Entergy has been honored by the national Points of Light Foundation as one of the top 50 most ...read more
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    Monday, August 01, 2016
    Press Release FOR RELEASE – July 29, 2016 Contact: Alexandra “Alex” Hernández ahernandez@portsl.com 985-652-9278 If you are having trouble seeing this e-mail, go to http://bit.ly/2aarOeI PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PAUL AUCOIN USES OP-ED IN NATIONAL PUBLICATION TO EDUCATE WASHINGTON POLICYMAKERS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF DREDGING THE MOUTH OF THE ...read more
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    Thursday, July 21, 2016
    Press Release FOR RELEASE – July 20, 2016 Contact: Alexandra “Alex” Hernández ahernandez@portsl.com 985-652-9278 PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA RECEIVES AWARDS OF MERIT FROM AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PORT AUTHORITIES (AAPA) On Monday, July 18 th , the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) announced the recipients of the 2016 AAPA Communication Awards Program. The Port ...read more
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    Thursday, June 23, 2016
    Top Priority Consulting 1317 W Airline Hwy Ste. G Laplace, LA 70068 (985) 224-2041 toppriorityconsulting.com Academic, Business, Career, and Life Skills As mental health professionals, consultants are able to apply and utilize educational/school psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, social psychology, and developmental/health psychology to create unique, individualized assessment plans ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 14, 2016
    For Immediate Release Contact: Henry Friloux Date: June 13, 2016 Public Policy Chairman 504- 416-0986 The River Region Chamber of Commerce sincerely requests that State Legislature during this Second Special Session SAYS No to New TAXES. Our reasons for this position are summarized as follows: Officials do not know if the state needs more revenue yet. The state is only now beginning to collect ...read more
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    Friday, June 10, 2016
    Press Release FOR RELEASE – June 10, 2016 Contact: Alexandra “Alex” Hernández ahernandez@portsl.com 985-652-9278 Pictured L-R: St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran, Vice-Consul General of France in Louisiana Olivia Lamy, Consul General of France in Louisiana Grégor Trumel, St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom, St. James Parish President ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 01, 2016
    PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA TO RESTORE HISTORIC U.S. NAVY BLUE ANGEL In partnership with the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida, the Port of South Louisiana has acquired the sponsorship rights to the Blue Angel aircraft displayed at the entrance to the Port of South Louisiana’s Executive Regional Airport in Reserve, Louisiana. The aircraft is an original Grumman F-11 Tiger jet ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 25, 2016
    Branden Collins Bail Bonds Ribbon Cutting 1317 W. Airline Hwy. Suite J. LaPlace, LA. 70068 985-224-1223 http://Brandenterprises504.wix.com/Brand504 They help family and friends get their loved ones out of jail. They have assisted hundreds of individuals from many walks of life in their time of need.
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    Friday, May 13, 2016
    Christopher Helman, Forbes Staff This story appears in the April 19, 2016 issue of Forbes . America’s Best Employer isn’t a left-coast tech firm with a climbing wall and beanbag chairs, but an old-line energy giant facing real problems like a disgruntled union and fatal plant accidents. In 2013 Marathon Petroleum MPC +1.29% paid $2.4 billion to BP for an oil refinery near Galveston, ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 11, 2016
    NEWS RELEASE Contact: DeRon Talley Communications Specialist dtalley@lsbdc.org, (318) 342-5520 LSBDC commended during accreditation; approved for renewal The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) recently earned renewal of accreditation from the America's Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) nationwide network. LSBDC State Director Rande Kessler said, "It is rewarding ...read more
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    Monday, May 09, 2016
    D isaster N ews Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners and Renters Disaster Field Operations Center–West, P.O. Box 419004, Sacramento, CA 95841 Release Date: May 6, 2016 Media Contact: Richard Jenkins Release Number: LA 14713-02 Phone: (916) 735-1500 SBA Announces Additional Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Help Louisiana Businesses and Residents Affected by the Severe ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 03, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Cynthia Wray communications@riverregionchamber.org May 2, 2016 River Region Chamber supports FastTrack Entrepreneurial Program for Local Businesses (LaPlace, La) Thursday, April 28, The River Region Chamber of Commerce Chair Annette Wray (Service Manager, Cox Business) was invited to speak to a group of entrepreneurs about networking, and what value it brings to local ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Tuesday, May 03, 2016
    PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA SIGNS MOU WITH NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY ON COASTAL RESTORATION EFFORTS The Port of South Louisiana has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Nicholls State University to promote the university’s successful Coastal Restoration Program, dedicated to provide storm surge protection, ending coastal land loss and restoring Louisiana land. Port of South ...read more
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    Friday, March 04, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CU Launches Prom Dress Drive for River Parish Tornado Victims LaPlace, La. (March 4, 2016) – Louisiana Federal Credit Union is organizing a prom dress drive for high school students impacted by the region’s recent tornadoes. Donations may be dropped of daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at any of the Credit Union’s branch offices ...read more
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    Thursday, March 03, 2016
    PRESS RELEASE Raising Cane’s Holds Fundraiser for Southern Louisiana Tornado Victims LaPlace restaurant donating 100% of Tuesday’s dinner sales to relief efforts LaPLACE, LA (March 2, 2016) – Hundreds of people across southern Louisiana were left homeless and in need of food, water, shelter and other basic necessities after their communities were devastated by multiple ...read more
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    Friday, February 26, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2016 CONTACT : Kelsey Van Bree (985)359-2273 kelsey@theurgentcare.com The Urgent Care Laplace Aiding in Tornado Relief for St. John Parish The Urgent Care Laplace Clinic is a Drop-Off Location LAPLACE, LA: The Urgent Care - Laplace is a drop-off location, accepting donations for St. John Parish in effort to provide relief from the tornado that hit the area on ...read more
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    Thursday, February 25, 2016
    CORE Comprehensive Occupational Resources 170 East James Drive, Suite 107 St. Rose, La 70087 Phone Number: 985-303-6120 An industry leading Occupational Medicine Services firm providing a full spectrum of workforce and worksite healthcare services.
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, February 15, 2016
    PRESS RELEASE February 12, 2016 River Region Chamber of Commerce Releases Statement on Proposed State Budget LaPlace, LA - The River Region Chamber of Commerce announces its support for a balanced approach of cutting state spending and then raising additional revenue to balance the state’s budget for FY 16 and also FY 17. The Chamber urges the Governor and Legislature to address the ...read more
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    Thursday, January 28, 2016
    The Glamorous Factory 3025 New hwy 51 Suite B LaPlace, LA 70068 Gemyra Rockett -Owner 985-359-8859 Full service Nail Professional, Dental Teeth Whitening, Hair Care Professional and Massage Services.
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    Wednesday, January 27, 2016
    Value Insurance Agency, LLC Owner - Ben R. Guillory, Jr. 105 W 5th Street Laplace, La 70068 985-652-5644 Insurance Services - Value Insurance Agency offers competitive pricing for all of your insurance needs. We specialize in Homeowners and Flood Insurance, also Business and Liability Insurance.
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    Thursday, January 21, 2016
    The Testing Center, Inc. Ann & Earl Harvey - Owners 618 Belle Terre Blvd. Suite C Laplace, La 985-651-0014 Phone Come test in comfort - conveniently located off interstate 10 exit 2016 Vendors include ISO, KRYTERION, CASTLE, COMIRA AND PAN If you vendor is not listed, please call and we will make every effort to accommodate you for all of your computerized testing needs
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    Thursday, January 14, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 30, 2015 Edible Enterprises Food Business Incubator: Building Our Future Food Economy NOLA Made Food Business Pitch Competition Added to NOEW 2016 Lineup Buy Local. Eat Local. Locavore. Local food is the rage. The Edible Enterprises facility in Norco, Louisiana is helping local food entrepreneurs meet the increasing demand. “We’ve seen a surge of interest ...read more
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    Thursday, January 14, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 30, 2015 NOLA Made 2016: Live Pitch Competition for Food and Farmer Entrepreneurs Present your food production idea at our live pitch competition. NOLA Made 2016 is presented by the New Orleans Food & Farm Network and the St. Charles Parish Department of Economic Development & Tourism. We are seeking all early-stage ideas from food and farmer entrepreneurs ...read more
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    Monday, January 11, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 7, 2016 LAPLACE, LA. — Norco Manufacturing has donated $50,000 to the River Region Chamber of Commerce’s capital campaign fund, which will provide funding for the Chamber’s new building purchase and improvements. The capital campaign kicked off in February 2015 with a goal of $450,000. The Chamber’s new building, located at 390 Belle Terre ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, December 28, 2015
    Sunda is a Woman of the Year Louisiana Small Business Development Center Greater New Orleans and Bayou Region (LSBDC GNOBR) Director Carmen Sunda was announced as one of 50 honorees for the New Orleans CityBusiness 2015 "Women of the Year," which was recognized at a November luncheon at the Hyatt Regency. "It's always good for one of our own to be recognized for strong efforts ...read more
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    Thursday, December 10, 2015
    ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - On Saturday, December 5, 2015, Parish officials and Economic Development Committee Secretary Eliza Eugene, River Region Chamber of Commerce representatives and a host of family members joined owners/therapists Nyoki Casey Brown and Candice Sorapuru for the grand opening of Innovative Approaches Counseling Center, LLP. The new center is located at 3013 New Highway 51, ...read more
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    Thursday, December 03, 2015
    Acadiana Cinemas to Renovate LaPlace Movie Theatre Thursday, December 03, 2015 St. John the Baptist Parish - Parish President Natalie Robottom and the Bruno Brothers, managing partners of Riverlands Shopping Center, are pleased to announce the eminent reopening of the movie theatre in the Riverlands Shopping Center. Doug and Cathy Collins, owners of Acadiana Cinemas, plan to renovate the ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ADDRESSES NAVIGATION CHANNEL ISSUES BEFORE CONGRESSIONAL TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE New Orleans, LA In an effort to secure funding for navigation channel maintenance, Port of South Louisiana Executive Director Paul Aucoin participated in a Congressional Roundtable before the United States Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on ...read more
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    Thursday, November 12, 2015
    ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - St. John the Baptist Parish and River Region Chamber of Commerce officials joined LaPlace owner Larry Macaluso, Technician Cody Latino and family and friends at the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for In & Out Smart Repair. The new smart device repair store is located at 901 West Airline Hwy, Ste. A&B in LaPlace. In & Out Smart Repair offers ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2015 River Region Chamber donates scholarship funding to South Central Louisiana Technical College Reserve Campus The River Region Chamber of Commerce donated $2,500 of its proceeds from its annual golf tournament fundraiser to support local education at the South Central Louisiana Technical College Reserve Campus. “The wonderful thing about these ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, October 16, 2015
    September 29, 2015 River Region Chamber hosts seventh annual golf tournament The River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted its seventh annual golf tournament on Friday, September 25, at Cypress Lakes Country Club in Destrehan. The tournament is hosted in conjunction with local businesses to raise money for the Chamber’s annual operating expenses, with a portion given to benefit continuing ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, October 16, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 14, 2015 Chamber hosted candidate forum for St. James parish president candidates The River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a community forum for the parish president candidates of St. James Parish on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the West Bank Reception Hall in Vacherie. Approximately 80 St. James community members attended the candidate forum. “It’s important ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, October 16, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 14, 2015 Chamber cohosted candidate forum for St. Charles parish president candidates The River Region Chamber of Commerce and Belle Terre Civic Association and Ormond Civic Association cohosted a community forum for the parish president candidates of St. Charles Parish on Wednesday, Oct. 7 th at Cypress Lake Country Club. Approximately 60 St. Charles community ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, October 16, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 14, 2015 Chamber cohosts candidate forum for St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff and Tax Assessor candidates The River Region Chamber of Commerce, Belle Terre Civic Association and St. John Business Association co-hosted a community forum for sheriff and parish tax assessor candidates of St. John the Baptist Parish on Thursday, Oct. 8 th at the Belle Terre Country ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, October 16, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2015 Contact: Chassity McComack Exec. Director 986-359-9777 Massive Community Project being led by the River Region Chamber LaPlace, LA—Around the country, membership in Chambers of Commerce is dwindling. Chamber support in the River Region, however, is on the rise! The River Region Chamber of Commerce will host the largest-ever membership drive for the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, October 16, 2015
    FOR RELEASE – October 15, 2015 Contact: Alexandra “Alex” Hernandez ahernandez@portsl.com 985-652-9278 PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA RECEIVES EXCELLENCE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AWARD FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (IEDC) The Port of South Louisiana r eceived a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2015 project in the category of Magazine for ...read more
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    Friday, October 16, 2015
    For Immediate Release Media Contact October 15, 2015 Melissa Ludwig, The DeBerry Group (210) 380-0733 Corner Store celebrates first store opening in Louisiana in 23 years (LA PLACE, LA) ––Corner Store celebrated the grand opening of its first store in Louisiana in 23 years today with giveaways and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The store is located at 647 Belle Terre Blvd. in La Place, ...read more
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    Friday, September 11, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2015 Legacy Suites Opens Hotel in St. James Parish Community members celebrated the completion of the area’s latest hotel at a grand opening event Sept. 2. Located at 10533 Hwy. 70 in St. James, La. at the base of the Sunshine Bridge, the 113 room Legacy Suites hotel is geared toward the extended stay traveler. The hotel provides an all-suite, apartment ...read more
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    Thursday, September 10, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2015 River Region Chamber reaches one-third mark toward capital campaign goal The River Region Chamber of Commerce’s capital campaign has reached one-third of its goal to raise $450,000 for the Chamber’s new building purchase and improvements. The capital campaign kicked off in February, and will continue through the remainder of 2015. Major ...read more
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    Monday, August 24, 2015
    Entertainment Lineup Announced for 42nd Annual Andouille Festival August 20, 2015 ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH- The 42nd Annual St. John the Baptist Parish Andouille Festival will be held Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18, 2015 featuring music, good times and great food. Parish Officials and the Economic Development Department are pleased to announce exciting entertainment for all ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 19, 2015
    Chamber’s Education Committee honors new teachers in River Region parishes LaPlace, La.— The River Region Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee provided “stuffed bags” for more than 200 new teachers in St. James, St. John and St. Charles parishes. The bags include an assortment of specialty items and gifts that are donated each year by chamber members and area ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 19, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 19, 2015 RRCC named an official “Neighborhood Champion” in Shop Small initiative LaPlace, La.— The River Region Chamber of Commerce recently became an official Neighborhood Champion through Shop Small Saturday, a nationwide program sponsored by the American Express to promote small businesses in local communities. The River Region Chamber became ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 19, 2015
    Residents along a select group of St. Charles Parish streets will see roadway improvements, including patching and overlaying, as the 2015 Road Maintenance Program kicks into gear this fall. Contractors will work on 32 streets in St. Charles Parish communities. “Our road maintenance program in particular is one of those projects in which citizens truly see their tax dollars at work,” ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 18, 2015
    Riverside Urgent Care Slashes Prices on School and Sports Physicals Riverside Urgent Care, located on Highway 51 in LaPlace, is slashing prices for physicals until September 30. School and sports physicals will be offered for $35 on a walk-in basis. Riverside Urgent Care provides walk-in care for minor illnesses and injuries. Conditions treated include: · Ear and eye infections · ...read more
    Friday, August 14, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13, 2015 Chamber hosts congressional “drive in” visit in River Region Reserve, La.— The River Region Chamber of Commerce, with presenting sponsor Dow Chemical Company, hosted a congressional drive-in visit on August 11,2015 at the Port of South Louisiana Guest House. Local parish government and business leaders received updates on area issues and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, August 06, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 5, 2015 River Region Chamber hosts U.S. Congressman Charles Boustany LaPlace, La.— The River Region Chamber of Commerce and Dow Chemical Company welcomed U.S. Representative Charles Boustany (R-LA 3 rd district) on August 4 for a “drive in” visit with local chamber members, politicians and business leaders. Congressman Boustany weighed in on ...read more
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    Monday, August 03, 2015
    Riverside Urgent Care Announces New Hours (LaPlace, LA) – Beginning Saturday, August 1, 2015, Riverside Urgent Care located at 3317 Highway 51 in LaPlace will open at 9AM. Treating patients age 6 months and older for minor injury and illness, the clinic is now open 7 days a week from 9AM-8PM. Riverside Urgent Care is a modern, state-of-the art facility providing walk-in care for minor ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, July 27, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RIVER PARISHES WELCOME NEW URGENT CARE CENTER BELLE TERRE URGENT CARE TO OPEN IN LAPLACE SEPTEMBER 2015 LaPlace, Louisiana (July 2015) – WESTBANK URGENT CARE, the highest patient-volume urgent care on the Westbank, today announced they are expanding its facilities to a second location known as Belle Terre Urgent Care. The expansion allows for over 105,000 residents in ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, July 21, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2015 (flier attached to corresponding e-mail) Click Here for Flyer ST. CHARLES PARISH RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR PUBLIC OUTREACH The St. Charles Parish Office of Public Information recently received two meritorious awards for audiovisual productions and graphic design from the National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) as part of its 2014 ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 15, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2015 River Region Chamber receives two $50,000 donations from diamond investors LaPlace, La.— The Dow Chemical Company and Valero’s St. Charles Refinery have each contributed $50,000 to the River Region Chamber of Commerce’s capital campaign. Both companies are recognized as diamond investors within the Chamber’s campaign investor program ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Tuesday, July 14, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: River Region Chamber hosts education awards luncheon Garyville, La.— The River Region Chamber of Commerce and Marathon Petroleum Company LP, hosted an Education Awards Luncheon on June 18 for the St. John the Baptist Public School System. The event honored exemplary students, teachers and principals for their academic and professional accomplishments. Sponsors for ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, July 09, 2015
    Each year DepositAccounts.com evaluates the financial health of every federally insured bank in the United States – more than 6,900 total. Each institution is graded on a number of factors, including capitalization, deposit growth, and loan to reserve ratios, in order to determine a comprehensive health score. From the list of 6,998 banks, DepositAccounts.com recognizes those who have shown ...read more
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    Thursday, July 02, 2015
    Contact: Quinn Landry For Immediate Release 985-785-3608 June 4, 2015 quinn.landry@ochsner.org Concussion Free Clipboards donated to St. Charles Parish Schools Luling, LA, June 4, 2015 – St. Charles Parish Hospital, in collaboration with United Way of St. Charles, recently donated 500 Concussion Free Clipboards to St. Charles Parish Schools. The Concussion Free Clipboards are designed to ...read more
    Tuesday, June 23, 2015
    For Immediate Release Contact Communications Department 985-652-9569 or communications@sjbparish.com Governor Jindal and First Bauxite CEO Alan Roughead Announce Proposed $200 Million Bauxite Processing Investment in Louisiana Manufacturing facility in St. John the Baptist Parish would result in more than 200 new direct and indirect jobs; finished product to be used in the oil and gas drilling ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, June 15, 2015
    Economic Development and Quality of Life Issues Remain the Parish's Top Priority Friday, June 12, 2015 ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - At Tuesday's council meeting, contracts addressing business outreach services and quality of life projects were approved as recommended by the Administration. In an effort to continue outreach services to new and existing businesses, an agreement with EME ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, June 03, 2015
    Cox and The Trust for Public Land Launch Louisiana’s 2015 Cox Conserves Heroes Awards Program Call for nominations; $20,000 to be donated to local environmental nonprofits Baton Rouge (June 1, 2015) — Cox Communications , in partnership with The Trust for Public Land , today launched Louisiana’s 2015 Cox Conserves Heroes program to honor local environmental volunteers. ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 26, 2015
    ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - Parish President Natalie Robottom, Administrative staff and Economic Development Committee Secretary Eliza Eugene joined owners Bhavin, Bharat and Daxa Chauhan for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, May 18, 2015 to celebrate the grand opening of Dunkin Donuts in LaPlace. The new store is located at 1334 Airline Hwy in LaPlace (Riverlands Shopping Center). Dunkin ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, May 18, 2015
    By taking responsible actions to ensure the sustainability of its operations and being committed to transparency in making company information publicly available, Entergy has achieved inclusion on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's annual list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens. It's the sixth time the company has been included on the list. Entergy is ranked 36, the highest rating for ...read more
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    Friday, May 01, 2015
    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - At last night's council meeting, over $3.6 million in construction contracts were approved for projects addressing historical flooding in Foxwood, recreation improvements, and economic development. Based on the lowest bid, LA Contracting Enterprise, LLC was awarded the St. John Recreation Improvements project in the amount of ...read more
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    Thursday, April 02, 2015
    News from St. Charles Parish Government Contact: Renee Allemand Simpson Public Information Officer (985) 783-5183; (504) 491-9304 (cell); (985) 783-5023 (fax) rsimpson@stcharlesgov.net www.stcharlesparish-la.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2015 PARISH RELEASES ADDITIONAL DETAILS ON WASTEWATER MILLAGE RENEWAL, RECENT ENDORSEMENT Funding for the St. Charles Parish Wastewater Department is ...read more
    Monday, March 16, 2015
    St. James Parish Superintendent Dr. Lonnie Luce, St. John Parish Chief Administrative Officer Michael Coburn, and St. Charles Parish Superintendent Felicia Gomez-Walker presented the below propositions to the River Region Chamber Public Policy Committee on March 3, 2015. The River Region Chamber Board of Directors unanimously supports the following propositions. St, James Parish School System ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Tuesday, March 03, 2015
    The River Region Chamber of Commerce held a pre-session Legislators Forum on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at Marathon Petroleum Company. Legislators in attendance were Senator Troy Brown, Senator Gary Smith, Representative Greg Miller and Representative Randal Gaines. Tommy Faucheux, Dow State Government Affairs Manager, moderated the discussion between the elected officials and business leaders ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, February 06, 2015
    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Revenue has discovered a number of attempts to file fraudulent income tax returns for the 2014 filing season. LDR has reason to believe the fraudulent filings originated from data compromised through Intuit/Turbo Tax software. To our knowledge, all information in the State’s tax computer system remains secure and has not been compromised. To date, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, December 22, 2014
    RIVER REGION, LA- Chambers of Commerce are generally known as agents for networking and voices for businesses, but the River Region Chamber of Commerce also puts great emphasis on their role as a hub of support for businesses, even in the little things. This is why the Office Depot discount program is one of the Chamber’s highly valued benefits. The Office Depot discount program allows ...read more
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    Friday, December 19, 2014
    Test Results Negative for Naegleria Fowleri Ameba in St. John Water System #1 Friday, December 19, 2014 St. John the Baptist Parish - This morning, the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) confirmed results from water samples taken earlier this month in Water District #1 have tested negative for the presence of Naegleria fowleri ameba. State health officials credit Parish compliance with ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, December 18, 2014
    On behalf of the hundreds of volunteers who made the company's EITC promotion successful, Rod West, chief administrative officer for Entergy, accepted the award for Best Empowerment Program from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Entergy Helps Customers Receive $100 Million in Earned Income Tax Credits Initiative Recognized by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation as Best Economic Empowerment ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Wednesday, October 29, 2014
    Coburn Named Chief Administrative Assistant Tuesday, October 28, 2014 ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - Parish President Natalie Robottom announced the appointment of Michael K. Coburn as the new Chief Administrative Assist ant (CAA), effective October 28, 2014. Coburn joined the Robottom Administration in June, 2014 as a Special Assistant to the Parish President - Public Safety with specific duties ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, October 13, 2014
    Combining Entergy’s Businesses Keeps Louisiana Growing Joining two Louisiana utilities supports state economic development BATON ROUGE, La. - Throughout Louisiana, business is booming. The state’s industrial renaissance has already resulted in commitments for more than $50 billion in new capital investment and more than 83,000 new direct and indirect jobs since 2008 , according to ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, October 13, 2014
    Background: In late April, Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. notified the Louisiana Public Service Commission that they’d soon file a Business Combination Study Report. That report, filed in early June, contained a preliminary analysis of the potential combination of ELL and EGSL into a single electric public utility, operating in Louisiana. (Entergy New ...read more
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    Monday, October 13, 2014
    St. John the Baptist Parish - The 41st Annual Andouille Festival Poster was unveiled on Saturday, October 4 at the St. John Andouille Pageant. The hand-painted print was created by Edgard native and artist Jamar Pierre to reflect the cultural importance of the festival, including famous Andouille dishes and expressions of nostalgic festival history. "The poster is colorful, vibrant and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, October 03, 2014
    How Congress Came Together Over Flood Insurance Reform Law360, New York (September 23, 2014, 4:17 PM ET) -- The one thing almost everyone in Washington can agree on is that, in the current political environment, it is nigh impossible to pass practically any legislation that's even slightly controversial. Legislation falls victim to partisan bickering, ideological squabbles, fiscal constraints ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Monday, September 22, 2014
    CITIZENS INVITED TO LEARN ABOUT PARISH INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES ON ŒINFO TOUR¹ St. Charles Parish government will provide citizens with a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of parish infrastructure and services, including pumping stations and the new Emergency Operations Center, during its fall 2014 Info Tour. Tours will be held Oct. 15 on the West Bank and Oct. 17 on the East ...read more
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    Friday, May 30, 2014
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The River Region Chamber of Commerce Celebrates 10 Years The River Region Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 10 year anniversary on Friday, June 20, from 6:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. at the Cypress Lakes Country Club in Destrehan. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets, can contact the Chamber office at 985-359-9777 or visit our website at www.riverregionchamber.org . The ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, April 17, 2014
    Area Business and Civic Leaders Urge Citizens to Vote “YES” for St. Charles Parish Hospital Proposition on May 3, 2014 St. Charles Parish Hospital is asking the voters of St. Charles Parish to approve a millage renewal on May 3, 2014. Services supported by this renewal include: Adding EMS and a 3 rd Ambulance unit at peak times Expanded Emergency room New East bank Outpatient Center ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 08, 2014
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Area Business and Civic Leaders Urge Citizens to Vote “YES” for School Board Propositions on May 3, 2014 The St. John Parish School System is asking the voters of St. John Parish to approve a renewal of three (3) millages on May 2, 2014. Allow the district to sell $10.1M in bonds to be used to build a new Lake Pontchartrain Elementary school. Rededication of ...read more
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    Thursday, April 03, 2014
    PRESS RELEASE Contact: Chassity McComack October 2, 2013 (985) 359-9777 chassity@riverregionchamber.org River Region Chamber of Commerce Releases Letter to President Obama Urging Congress To Keep Flood Insurance Affordable LaPlace, La. -- Today, River Region Chamber of Commerce, Inc. submitted a letter to President Obama asking for action of an Executive Order to delay the implementation of ...read more
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