Chamber Announces New Name

We are pleased to announce there is now one chamber of commerce representing the business community of all of St. Tammany Parish. In a formal meeting of our membership, held in accordance with our articles of incorporation and bylaws, there was a vote to change the name of the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce…

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Legislative wrap-up, hurricane tips & more

Legislative wrap-up, hurricane tips & more Over 120 chamber members and community leaders heard firsthand facts from our delegation during our annual Legislative Wrap-Up Luncheon yesterday. As the voice of business, we received affirmation that issues citizens want addressed need to bubble up from the movers and shakers like Chamber leadership. Among the several issues…

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Member survey; Welcome our newest team member; Member news & more…

Member survey; Welcome our newest team member; Member news & more… Congress Again Temporarily Extends National Flood Insurance Program: On Tuesday, June 4, Congress passed an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until September 30 as part of the disaster relief bill. Your Chamber is working with GNO, Inc., to monitor the progress…

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VAPING: More than a fad…

“VAPING” More than a Fad: Are you talking to your children? According to Louisiana’s Youth Tobacco Survey in 2017, the number of middle school students who vape nearly doubled from 4.8% in 2015 to 8.6% in 2017. The human brain is not fully developed until the age of 25, nicotine exposure toe the brain causes…

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Small business week, voter info & new members!

Small business week, voter info & new members! Louisiana SBDC to celebrate National Small Business Week May 5 – 11 More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business. They create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. The LSBDC will celebrate Louisiana’s top entrepreneurs,…

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School board info, member news & where do our taxes go?

St. Tammany, want to know where your taxes go? Two meetings are scheduled for the public to attend and learn more. During these meetings, stations will be set up for people to visit and ask about the taxes levied by various agencies. St. Tammany Assessor Louis Fitzmorris will open both sessions with an overview of…

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149 new jobs in St. Tammany Parish, short term rental updates & more

Arcosa Announces 149-Job Marine Project In St. Tammany Parish: Gov. John Bel Edwards, Arcosa Marine President Thomas Faherty and St. Tammany Corporation announced Arcosa, located at the site of the former Trinity Marine in Madisonville, will make a $7.5 million capital investment and create 149 new direct jobs to reopen the idle barge manufacturing operations…

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