• News for Community

    Wednesday, July 01, 2020
    Good Afternoon –    I hope all is well. I  wanted to share some exciting news from our Found and CEO Todd Graves. Todd is planning a television reality series to help restaurants struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, the show’s production team is casting restaurants across the country that have closed or are on the verge of closing to be featured on the show. Todd and the team ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Friday, June 26, 2020
    (Opelousas, LA) – A traffic signal box featuring the art of Sue Boagni was unveiled Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in downtown Opelousas.  Located on the corner of Court and Landry Streets across the St. Landry Parish Courthouse, the box features vibrant images with a Louisiana food theme.  Mayor Alsandor was on hand for the unveiling event. Sue Boagni, a resident of Opelousas, is classified as a water ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Friday, June 26, 2020
    Courtesy of: Courtney Rosenfeld As a small business owner, you are no stranger to listening to customer demands. But, if you are not tech-savvy, you may not realize all of the ways technology can help you meet them. IT functions, such as cybersecurity, web development, and even streamlined shipping procedures are all easily accessible to businesses of all sizes. In this day and age, you can’t ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
    Thursday, June 25, 2020
    BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA—To support Pelican State Credit Union members financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the credit union refunded over $45,000 in fees and extended the due date on over 13,000 loan payments during Louisiana’s Stay at Home Order.   This was part of the credit union’s COVID-19 Member Relief Plan, which also included waived fees for services like share certificate early ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release
    Thursday, June 18, 2020
    Opelousas, LA – The Head of School of Westminster Christian Academy, Mr. Scott Davis, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Chaney Hopkins as the school’s Director of Institutional Advancement. Mrs. Hopkins begins her employment as Mrs. Michelle Nezat completes 10 years of service to Westminster Christian Academy. “We have known about Mrs. Nezat’s transition since the end of 2019, and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    (Opelousas, LA) –The Opelousas Main Street program is soliciting Main Street Restoration Grant applications from downtown commercial building and/or business owners located in the Main Street district. The Louisiana Main Street program offers grants ranging from $2500 to $10,000.   Grants are available for either interior or exterior rehabilitation. All work must be completed by April 30, 2021 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, June 08, 2020
     BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA—Pelican State Credit Union has announced the launch of its new online video series aimed at helping viewers make more informed purchasing decisions. The “Is It Worth It?” video series came about as the interest for additional interactive financial content became clear after reading comments from their subscribers.   #AskPelican, the credit union’s first award-winning video ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
    Friday, May 29, 2020
    May 29, 2020                                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            Contact: Chazmyne Jackson                                                                                 (337) 942-2683  St. Paul in a Wheelchair   Opelousas lost a great man, a man of deep faith and devotion to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, April 27, 2020
    Opelousas, La., 04/25/20 – The Opelousas General Health System Foundation and the City of Opelousas announce construction of a walking trail in the city’s South Park.            Opelousas General Health System and the OGHS Foundation’s goal is to improve the overall health of our community.  The walking trail project was developed through the collaboration of the OGHS Foundation’s alliance, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Thursday, September 19, 2019
    Lake Charles, LA- It’s an exciting time to be a part of the St. Landry Chamber of Commerce. The organization was just named the 2019 Chamber of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives during their annual Conference held in Lake Charles last Monday. To be considered, a chamber must submit examples of growth and progress in three areas vital to an organization’s ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, January 03, 2019
    Opelousas, LA – The Opelousas Chamber of Commerce was founded March 21, 1919, as an organization whose goal was to empower the small businesses in Opelousas Louisiana. Now, 100 years later, that same organization, now known as the St. Landry Chamber of Commerce,  is preparing to celebrate a century of achieving that endeavor not just in Opelousas but throughout St. Landry Parish.   The year has ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    St. Landry Chamber Recognized by Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Executives  BOSSIER CITY, LA It’s an exciting time to be a member of the St. Landry Chamber of Commerce. This Fall, during their Annual Conference, The St. Landry Chamber was recognized by the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Executives (LACCE) as an Accredited Chamber of Commerce. The Accreditation recognizes organizational excellence ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article

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