• News for Community

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    OPELOUSAS, LA – The St. Landry Chamber will be hosting Debate Night with the District Attorney candidates, incumbent Charles Cravins and Attorney Chad Pitre. The event will be livestreamed on October 15th at 6 p.m. via the Chamber’s Facebook page.  Current D.A. Charles Cravins and local attorney Chad Pitre are facing off for the office of District Attorney of St. Landry Parish.  Cravins, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, Political
    Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    BATON ROUGE, La. – Renters whose home or property was damaged by Hurricane Laura can apply for federal disaster assistance. Federal grants can help pay for temporary housing if a renter or homeowner is unable to return to a disaster-damaged home. The initial rental grant is for a 60-day period and can be reviewed for further assistance. The deadline to register for FEMA help is Oct. 27, ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    BATON ROUGE, La. – Homeowners and renters in Caddo, La Salle and St. Landry Parishes may now apply for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Laura. To be eligible for federal disaster aid, storm damage and losses from the hurricane and flooding must have occurred as a result of Hurricane Laura from Aug. 22 to Aug. 27. Eighteen ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA—On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, Pelican State Credit Union is hosting a free Virtual Financial Wellness Workshop where attendees can get their financial questions answered live by Pelican’s Nationally Certified Credit Counselors.   The #AskPelican workshop theme comes from the credit union’s hit YouTube series where members ask questions and credit union team members answer ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Education, Press Release
    Thursday, July 30, 2020
    BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA—Pelican State Credit Union is honored to be one of the few financial institutions with the ability to offer Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans to help businesses keep their doors open and continue to compensate their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Pelican is one of only five credit unions in the state of Louisiana that offered the Paycheck Protection Plan ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 29, 2020
    Opelousas, LA – July 22, 2020 – Opelousas General Health System proudly announces its recent recognition as a Gift Shining Star designated hospital, which is the highest designation within The Gift program. The Gift is a quality improvement initiative and hospital designation program through the Louisiana Department of Health – Office of Public Health – Bureau of Family Health. Louisiana birthing ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, July 27, 2020
    Opelousas, LA, July 22, 2020 – Opelousas General Health System is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification is recognition of OGHS’s commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care.  Cardiovascular and ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 22, 2020
    OPELOUSAS, LA-  This summer the St. Landry Chamber of Commerce has produced an all a new guide for individuals wanting to start or relocate their business to the St. Landry Area. The free resource guide also directs users to chamber members who can assist them in the steps to establishing their business.  The St. Landry Chamber’s Business Resource Guide and Directory was redesigned this year ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 15, 2020
    Opelousas: The St. Landry Chamber of Commerce presents Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser’s “The Business of Tourism” Update.  The event, held at the Copper Crowne Equine Center, will focus how state and local tourism and commerce go hand and hand what upcoming projects businesses can expect to see in the parish.   WHAT:  The Business of Tourism with Lieutenant Governor Billy ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Political, Press Release
    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
    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
    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
    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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