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    Friday, September 14, 2018
    ‘Empowerment’ the buzzword at River Region Chamber panel discussion on women in leadership roles  Women shouldn’t let fear deter them from pursuing career opportunities and taking leadership roles.  That was the takeaway from panel discussion on Women in Leadership held Sept. 13 at Belle Terre Country Club in LaPlace.  Panelists included Raj Pannu, CEO of Pannu Enterprises, which operates ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 05, 2018
    (BOUTTE, La.) September 5, 2018—Sean Clasen, Outside Sales Professional at FASTSIGNSⓇ of St. Charles, received the Bronze Sales Award at the 2018 FASTSIGNS Outside Sales Summit recently held in Arlington, Texas. This award recognizes sales employees who achieved sales of $300,000 to $499,999 during the 12-month period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.   Clasen is one of 82 Outside Sales ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Chamber
    Monday, August 20, 2018
    For Immediate ReleaseContact Baileigh Rebowe Helm985-652-9569 or communications@stjohn-la.gov.  Over $800,000 invested in Parish's 2018 Road Improvement Program    Wednesday, August 15, 2018  St. John the Baptist Parish - Under Robottom's Administration, more than $15 million has been invested in the Parish's Road Improvement Program, with over 100 roads being repaired ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, August 06, 2018
    River Region Messaging Campaign Launching the FallHighlighting the High Quality Jobs and Career Opportunities in the River Region  LAPLACE, LA – The collaborative River Region effort created in May of 2017 includes St. Charles, St. James and St. John the Baptist Parishes and is focused on increasing awareness of the wide array of quality jobs and sustainable careers in the region – specifically, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, July 06, 2018
    Congressman Garret Graves Announces Full Funding to Complete Comite River Diversion, West Shore and Other Priority Flood Protection Projects   $1.4 BILLION IN NEW FUNDING More than $600 million for Comite& EBR Flood Projects; Up to $2.0 billion available for Capital Region flood protection; $760 million for West Shore Hurricane Protection      Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    BATON ROUGE (Feb. 5, 2018) – Today, coalition members from local chambers of commerce, civic organizations and business associations across the state came together to announce a campaign to open the books on government spending in Louisiana. The “LouisianaCheckbook.com” (www.louisianacheckbook.com) movement is fueled by a growing group of citizens and taxpayers who want to see common-sense ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    RIVER REGION, LCTCS RESERVE CAMPUS AWARDED COUNTRY MUSIC TELEVISION (CMT) “EMPOWERING EDUCATION” CONCERT TOUR FEATURING COUNTRY MUSIC STAR COURTNEY COLE   Country Music Television (CMT) in collaboration with Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) and Louisiana Calling, announced in the late summer of 2017 that they were seeking applications from LCTCS campuses from around the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Thursday, November 09, 2017
    New Orleans, LA.   Last week, the World Trade Center of New Orleans celebrated Louisiana International Trade Week, a week-long event that included industry panel sessions and workshops. Presenting sponsors were the Port of South Louisiana and Associated Terminals.   The week’s activities culminated last Friday evening, November 3, 2017, with the Louisiana International Trade Jubilee, a ...read more
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    Thursday, September 21, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2017    Contact: Chassity McComack Exec. Director  986-359-9777   RRCC supports Constitutional Amendment #1      LAPLACE— The River Region Chamber of Commerce has announced its support of Constitutional Amendment #1, as is written. The amendment will provide certainty to every homeowner either renovating or building a new home and businesses seeking to ...read more
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    Thursday, September 21, 2017
    Laplace, September 21, 2017 –  "The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them." — John C Maxwell: The 17th Irrefutable Laws of Teamwork (2001, 185)Class of 2018Aaron Toldi, Occidental Chemical CorporationAllen ...read more
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    Thursday, September 07, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Chassity McComack Executive Director chassity@riverregionchamber.org 985-359-9777   Area Business and Civic Leaders Urge Citizens to Vote “YES” for St. John Parish Public School System Millage renewal on October 7, 2017                                                           The River Region Chamber Board of Directors, after consideration and review, ...read more
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    Thursday, September 07, 2017
    August 22, 2017   The undersigned are writing to urge you to use the Congressional Review Act to rebuke the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) anti-arbitration rule, S.J. Res. 47.   On July 10th, the CFPB promulgated an anti-arbitration rule that degrades consumer protection, while giving a gift to trial attorneys. Even though this regulation is directed at financial firms, the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017
    11 July, 2017   The Honorable Donald J. Trump President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500   Dear Mr. President: Louisiana is confronting the largest land loss crisis in North America. This accelerated land loss has far-reaching economic implications and poses real threats to the Mississippi River navigation system, our nation’s largest port system, seafood ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Monday, May 08, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 2, 2017   RRCC joins educators, businesses, government leaders, in collaborative regional workforce development agreement    LaPlace, La. — A landmark event took place on Tuesday, May 2, as educational institutions including K-12 superintendents and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, along with parish presidents, government and business leaders, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, May 08, 2017
    April 26, 2017RE: Letter to the editor  Chassity McComackExec. Director 986-359-9777    Dear editor:  The River Region Chamber of Commerce stands alongside our neighbors, colleagues and friends who are deeply concerned about the conditions of our highways, roads and bridges in Louisiana. One of our top priorities at the River Region Chamber of Commerce is to support the initiatives of our ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2017   Contact: Chassity McComack Exec. Director 986-359-9777   RRCC endorses proposed mill renewals in St. Charles parish    LAPLACE—The River Region Chamber of Commerce’s Public Policy Committee voted in favor of supporting two proposed millage renewals for the St. Charles Parish Public School system.   The General Funds Maintenance and Operations ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                           Contact:  Chassity McComackApril 6, 2017                                                                                  Exec. Director 986-359-9777    RRCC supports proposed levee tax for St. John Parish  LAPLACE— The River Region Chamber of Commerce’s Public Policy Committee has announced its support of a ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2017    Contact: Chassity McComack Exec. Director  986-359-9777   RRCC endorses proposed mill renewals for St. James parish     LAPLACE, La. —The River Region Chamber of Commerce’s Public Policy Committee voted in favor of supporting three proposed service tax renewals for the St. James Parish government.  The proposed renewals of 4.97 mills for road and bridge maintenance, 4.97 mills for public building maintenance, and 4.61 mills for the Gramercy Recreation District. All three taxes renewals are for a ten-year period. No new taxes are being proposed.   “The Chamber supports the renewals of these taxes, which provide support for vital services in St. James parish,” said Henry Friloux, public policy chair, River Region Chamber of Commerce.  RRCC supports the initiatives made by our local governments to act responsibly to ensure business sustainability and a high quality of life for its residents as they use efficient operations to make proactive progress. The River Region Chamber is a nonprofit organization with a mission to “Grow, Strengthen and Unify Businesses in the River Region.” The St. James parish renewals will be voted on in the upcoming April 29 election.  Visit
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, April 21, 2017
      For Immediate Release Contact Communications Department 985-652-9569 or communications@stjohn-la.gov.     St. John Receives Honors in Cleanest City Contest, Promotes Beautification Efforts   Friday, April 21, 2017 St. John the Baptist Parish - Parish President Natalie Robottom and the Parish Council are proud to announce that St. John competed in the annual Cleanest City ...read more
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    Thursday, March 23, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2017   Contact: Chassity McComack Exec. Director 986-359-9777   RRCC Workforce development summit addresses local needs, collaborates efforts between agencies   LAPLACE, La.—A major milestone was reached on Monday as leaders of the River Region Chamber of Commerce met with parish government representatives, school leaders, the workforce investment ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 15, 2017
    For Immediate Release Contact Communications Department 985-652-9569 or communications@stjohn-la.gov.     More Infrastructure Projects Move to Completion Wednesday, March 15, 2017 St. John the Baptist Parish - During the recent Finance Meeting, two critical infrastructure projects aimed at improving public safety were deemed substantially complete and action was taken on a ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 15, 2017
    Press ReleaseFOR RELEASE – March 14, 2017Contact: Alexandra “Alex” Hernándezahernandez@portsl.com985-652-9278    If you are having trouble seeing this e-mail, go to https://goo.gl/REUETp   PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA WINS JOB CREATION PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD AT GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE LEADERSHIP FORUM IN MONTREAL  Aucoin Took Home Award for His Efforts to Deepen the Mississippi ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    Press ReleaseFOR RELEASE – March 2, 2017Contact: Alexandra “Alex” Hernández ahernandez@portsl.com  985-652-9278  If you are having trouble seeing this e-mail, go to https://goo.gl/pkk1ry   FORBES MAGAZINE PUBLISHES OP-ED BY AUCOIN AND DUFFY URGING TRUMP                                     ADMINISTRATION TO BE BOLD ON INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN  Forbes Magazine recently published an opinion ...read more
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    Monday, March 13, 2017
     For Immediate Release Contact Communications Department 985-652-9569 or communications@stjohn-la.gov.    Leaders Against Litter Kicks off Spring Beautification Efforts   Friday, March 10, 2017   St. John the Baptist Parish - St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom and her Administrative staff joined Judge Sterling Snowdy, Keep St. John Beautiful Committee Chairman Greg ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 01, 2017
    Throw Me Something Mister Mardi Gras Merchandise (ARC of St. Charles) 50 Wade Street, Suite C Luling, La 70070 985-785-0971 www.arcofstcharles.com Mardi Gras Merchandise Resale Store  
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, January 31, 2017
    A small street in the small south Louisiana town of Lutcher showed up on the big screen at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, transformed into a post-World War II setting for the film "Mudbound," which premiered to high praise on Jan. 21. Land behind two neighboring St. James Parish plantations — Felicite and St. Joseph — provided the rural setting for the film directed by Dee Rees ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 31, 2017
    Gov. Edwards, Entergy Executives Break Ground On $869 Million Power Plant In St. Charles Parish Located 30 miles from New Orleans, new 980-megawatt unit will begin service in 2019 BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Entergy Corporation executives broke ground on Entergy Louisiana LLC’s new 980-megawatt power station in St. Charles Parish, which will provide additional energy more ...read more
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    Monday, January 30, 2017
    PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA ENCOURAGED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PRIORITY PROJECT LIST  Deepening the Mississippi River a Priority For Louisiana and the Nation  As an advocate of deepening the Mississippi River, a critical element to unencumbered movement of cargo and the success of Louisiana’s -- and the nation’s -- economy, Port of South Louisiana Executive Director Paul Aucoin traveled to Washington, ...read more
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    Monday, January 23, 2017
       Entergy Corporation639 LoyolaAve.New Orleans, LA 70113     News Release  EntergyCompanies Invest More Than $1 Million to Develop LouisianaWorkforceShareholders launch $5 million, five-year workforce development initiative acrossEntergy’s service territory     NEW ORLEANS – To help meet the workforce needs of Louisiana’s rapideconomicgrowth,Entergy’sLouisianacompaniesannounced today ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    TOWNEPLACE SUITES BY MARRIOTT TO OPEN IN LAPLACE, LOUISIANANew 93-suite hotel opens its doors welcoming guests to the heart of the Greater New Orleans area  LaPlace, LA – November 30, 2016 – Get ready to be real and be you on long stays. Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) TownePlace Suites by Marriott LaPlace, Louisiana is scheduled to open for business this Monday, December 5, 2016. On ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AUCOIN MEETS WITH WASHINGTON INFLUENCERSTO PROMOTE PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA  Highlights Priorities with Key Trump Transition Team Member  This week, Port of South Louisiana Executive Director Paul Aucoin travelled to Washington for a daylong series of meetings with key transportation influencers and stakeholders to discuss the Port’s priorities. There, Paul ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    For Immediate ReleaseContact Communications Department985-652-9569 or communications@stjohn-la.gov.President Obama Signs Water Bill into Law  Bill includes the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Levee Project for St. John Parish  Monday, December 19, 2016St. John the Baptist Parish -   A statement released from the White House confirmed that President Barack Obama has officially signed the Water ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    St. John the Baptist Parish Public School District         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Date:        December 19, 2016Contact:   Jennifer Boquet, Communications Specialist, jboquet@stjohn.k12.la.us  District Teachers, Principal of the Year Named  The St. John the Baptist Parish Public School District is proud to announce its 2016-2017 District Principal and Teachers of the Year.  The District ...read more
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    Friday, December 16, 2016
    Press ReleaseFOR RELEASE – December 14, 2016Contact: Alexandra “Alex” Hernández ahernandez@portsl.com  985-652-9278  If you are having trouble seeing this e-mail, go to https://goo.gl/1tThPh   PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FEATURED AS ONE OF 21 INFLUENTIAL LEADERSALONG THE LOUISIANA INDUSTRIAL CORRIDOR  There are many ways to exert influence in business. Some ...read more
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    Monday, December 05, 2016
    For Immediate ReleaseContact Communications Department985-652-9569 or communications@stjohn-la.gov.Entrepreneurs Graduate from FastTrac Program  Monday, December 5, 2016 St. John the Baptist Parish - On Monday, November 28, fifteen participants graduated from the fall 2016 Kauffman Foundation FastTrac Entrepreneurial Training Program. The award winning program is offered through the St. John ...read more
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    Monday, November 21, 2016
    For Immediate Release                                                   November 18, 2016            Media Contact: Quintin Taylor, Executive Director of Media Relations Phone: 901-236-2321 Email address: quintintaylor@lctcs.edu    South Central Louisiana Technical College Awarded $7.9M U.S. Department of ...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, LAIn 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 damaged smart ...read more
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