Our mission is to strengthen the business climate of west St. Tammany by promoting the community's continued development and enhancing the economic vitality of the region. We support our member businesses in a variety of ways, providing peer-to-peer networking opportunities, educating the public at large on issues of importance and advocating for favorable laws within the state legislature.
We're comprised of more than 1,100 businesses that call St. Tammany West home, from multi-national corporations who have established their bases here to local product and service storefronts that are the backbone of our community. No matter where your business fits in, you can count on the Chamber to promote your interests and make sure your voice is heard.
Your Business Interests
The Chamber concentrates on critical areas of service to our members: to act as the "voice of business” at the local, statewide and federal levels; to provide business support; to encourage partnerships among businesses and educational institutions to help build a prepared workforce; and to build coalitions in our parish, region and state.
The St. Tammany West Chamber has initiated or taken positive action on behalf of our members in key areas:
Called for consolidation of statewide levee boards and Orleans Parish tax assessors.
Called for tax equalization to keep businesses in Louisiana.
Supported parish government's Roadwork Tax Renewal for unincorporated areas and took a leadership role in the six-lane expansion of Highway 190 from I-12 to the Bogue Falaya bridge.
Organized the Southeast Louisiana Business Coalition from local chambers and economic agencies for greater political leverage.
Part of the U.S. Chamber Federation Partnership enabling our members wider benefits and the ability to stay on top of federal advocacy efforts on behalf of business.
Led the development of the St. Tammany Healthcare Alliance and formed a strategic partnership with the Business & Career Solutions Center to promote workforce development on the Northshore.
Lobbied for Northshore Healthcare Education Center in partnership with the St. Tammany Healthcare Alliance, SLU, Delgado, Louisiana Technical College and others.
Led the formation of a partnership with the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce and Northshore Business Council to form the Northshore Legislative Alliance. Hired a legislative advocate to monitor issues affecting both.
Supports K-12 education reform throughout the state.
A member of the BILD Coalition.
Achieved the highest ranking of 5-stars in the U.S. Chamber Accreditation program.