Our Chamber serves as a change leader, and supports economic prosperity and unity among partner organizations and various government agencies throughout our parish and region.

Grassroots work is done by polling members to determine which issues our Chamber should address and then providing a voice of business to city, parish, state and federal elected officials. Surveys are developed as needed and results announced to raise awareness and increase voter turnout in all elections.  Through events such as our Legislative Session Wrap Up, and election forums for city, parish, legislative and Gubernatorial races, we identify and communicate to business owners the impact of public policies and laws upon business operations and serve as the collective voice of business in the public policy arena.

Our Chamber serves as the collective voice for business on issues affecting the St. Tammany community. With 1,000 member businesses, representing nearly 30,000 employees, our energies are focused on working with the business community in the area of smart growth planning, transportation infrastructure, insurance issues, property taxes, workforce development and housing. We continue to facilitate and open avenues of discussion among elected, civic and business leaders to make optimum use of the inherent strengths and opportunities within reach. We are building on a foundation established over the past decade to achieve goals necessary for growth and success as a parish and key contributor to the economic vitality of the super region inclusive of Greater New Orleans, Greater Baton Rouge, and the Northshore cities and communities.

Check back soon for more specific information on key issues being discussed by our Advocacy and Public Policy Committee and our Board of Directors.

Washington Mardi Gras Luncheon Benefits Louisiana Charity

Our Chamber CEO recently traveled to Monroe to participate in their Chamber’s congressional update luncheon featuring Sen. John Kennedy, where she participated in the presentation of a $182,425 check to officials from the Boys and Girls Club of Louisiana. The funds were raised from proceeds remaining from the annual Economic Development Luncheon at Washington Mardi…

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Legislators Meet with APP Committee

Senator Patrick McMath and representatives Brian Glorioso, Kim Carver and Stephanie Berault made time in their busy schedule to meet with our Advocacy and Public Policy (APP) Committee to discuss their upcoming plans for the legislative session which begin March 11. Bills on transportation, healthcare, education and insurance were included in the discussions. All agreed…

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DA Candidates Discuss Issues

Vincent Wynne and Collin Sims participated in our District Attorney Candidate Forum moderated by Andy Canulette, editor of The St. Tammany Farmer and The Tammany Picayune. They are vying to win the remainder of the term of 22nd Judicial District Attorney Warren Montgomery, who passed away in November. Sims is the interim District Attorney. •Click…

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Chamber Well Represented at Washington Mardi Gras

Members of the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, including business, civic and elected leaders from across St. Tammany, traveled to Washington Mardi Gras to represent the fourth-largest parish in Louisiana. At the request of Senator Kennedy, the St. Tammany Chamber co-hosted the Economic Development Luncheon with the Monroe Chamber with nearly 900 elected, business, economic…

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Meet the Candidates 2023

With early voting taking place now through Saturday, October 7, and the election less than two weeks away on Saturday, October 14, we are sharing the following informative election resource links. •Click here to your specific ballot or find your polling location •Click here to view our recordings with candidates for parish president, parish council,…

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