• News for Chamber

    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
        St. John Parish COVID-19 Daily Update  Wednesday, April 1, 2020     St. John the Baptist Parish - At the daily noon update, The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), confirmed 118 total cases in St. John Parish and 13 deaths.   It is absolutely critical that you avoid close contact with others and take all necessary precautions to slow the spread COVID-19 immediately. ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    April 1, 2020 — Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO, “Valero”) and the Valero Energy Foundation are committing $300,000 to support local organizations on the front lines of COVID-19 pandemic response. The support is part of an overall $1.8 million commitment to help people who need it most, primarily in cities where the company operates. In addition, Valero also is providing gas cards to ...read more
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    Monday, March 30, 2020
    St. John Parish COVID-19 Daily Update  Monday, March 30, 2020   St. John the Baptist Parish - At the daily noon update, The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), confirmed 75 total cases in St. John Parish and 8 deaths.   Our condolences to all who have lost loved ones and friends to this horrible disease. The message is the same - stay home. Please continue to practice social ...read more
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    Friday, March 27, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 27, 2020Contact: govpress@la.govLED Opens COVID-19 Help Desk for Louisiana Businesses BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Secretary Don Pierson of Louisiana Economic Development announced the opening of an LED help desk that provides email and hotline support for Louisiana businesses impacted by COVID-19.For COVID-19 business questions, LED may be reached at ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    Emergency Stimulus Package – The White House and Senate leaders annouCOVID-19 Resources for Louisiana Businessnced that they have reached a deal on a nearly $2 trillion emergency relief package (The CARES Act). The deal would include: $250B for direct payments to individuals and families$350B for forgivable small business loans (see below)$250B in unemployment insurance benefits$500B in loans for ...read more
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
    MARCH 22, 2020  First American Bank and Trust will remain open.  Banking is an essential service as set out in Governor Edwards' Stay at Home Order, and First American Bank and Trust will continue to operate during the entirety of the Stay at Home Order.During the duration of this order, we will continue to operate all locations as Drive-up only for the protection of our customers and our ...read more
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
    March 23, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JOINT STATEMENT – RELEASED BY ST. JAMES PARISH HOSPITAL AND ST. JAMES PARISH OFFICE OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS As of March 23, 2020, at noon, the Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed 8 positive COVID-19 cases and 1 COVID-19 related death in St. James Parish. COVID-19 patients are being treated in multiple parishes. Patients being treated at St. ...read more
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
    The St. Charles Parish public school district plans to restart its grab-and-go meal program after suspending it last Wednesday when a school employee was quarantined with symptoms of the coronavirus. Starting Tuesday, the school district will start to distribute meals at the Lafon Performing Arts Center in Luling through a partnership with the United Way of St. Charles and the Second Harvest ...read more
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    Sunday, March 22, 2020
    Gov. John Bel Edwards Issues Statewide Shelter-In-Place Order  Today, Governor John Bel Edwards announced that he has issued a statewide "shelter-in-place" order in response to the Coronavirus crisis in Louisiana.  The Governor's order takes effect Monday, March 22 at 5:00 p.m. and runs through Sunday, April 12.   Under Governor Edwards' directive, essential businesses such as ...read more
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    Sunday, March 22, 2020
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    Sunday, March 22, 2020
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    Friday, March 20, 2020
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    Friday, March 20, 2020
     Q Hotels is still open and looking for business.. We are  happy to offer some of the best rates for anyone in the Hospitals, Traveling Physicians, Federal & Government Employees medical right now in our area. Below are the 3 location that I sell for. The owners of Q Hotels want you all to know that we are happy to work with FEMA and all Government agencies to house your travelers along with ...read more
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    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    St. John Reports Additional Positive Case   Thursday, March 19, 2020  St. John the Baptist Parish - As elevated levels of testing continues, St. John Parish was recently notified of another case of COVID-19 of a St. John Parish resident. This brings the total number of cases to three (3) for St. John Parish. All cases are being treated in another Parish.  No additional information was given ...read more
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    Thursday, March 19, 2020
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    Wednesday, February 06, 2019
    We know that in Louisiana there is currently no consistent, stable state funding stream for early care and education, and that we are currently spending less than ½ of 1% of our state general funds on this.  By contrast, other states have used “sin taxes” such as lottery funds, tobacco settlement funds and tobacco taxes to specifically fund early care and education.      For these reasons: • We ...read more
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    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
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