(l-r seated) John Marshall, Brandy Dampier, Vanessa Levine, Natolie Grabert, Liz Munson, Dr. Suma Satti and Eric Chifici (l-r standing) Wayne Songy Jr., Cara Herrin, Allison Trahan, Bridget West, Cody Holland, Nick Licata, Jack Khashou, Andrew Mendheim and Brooke Russell

2024 BUSINESS APPRECIATION LUNCHEON

Date:    November 14, 2024

Time:   11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Place:  Benedict’s Plantation

A thriving business community is an important element in measuring quality of life. The year 2023 marked the 21st year that we asked our citizens to tell us which Chamber member businesses have made an impression on our parish and should be considered for one of our prestigious Business Appreciation Awards.

Awards are given in nine categories and the 2023 award recipients are listed:

  • INNOVATION AWARD: Awarded to a company that has been in business a minimum of two years in St. Tammany Parish and has demonstrated “out of the box” thinking and a creative approach to any aspects of its business. This could be done in the following ways: a creative business concept that brings innovation to the market, product creation, or innovative approach to employee training that improves productivity or work processes. 2023 Award Recipient: CASPR Technologies
  • SITE-TO-SEE AWARD: Bestowed upon a business location that enhances the appearance of the community by either their interior or exterior appearance. One winner may be selected from each St. Tammany community. (Covington, Mandeville, Slidell, etc.) 2023 Award Recipients: Covington—St. John Village; Mandeville—The Greystone; and Slidell— Slidell Historical Antique Association
  • ALL-IN-THE-FAMILY AWARD: Honors an establishment that is a successful family-owned business. 2023 Award Recipients (Tie): Wayne Songy & Associates, Inc. and 110 Title, LLC
  • GO GIVE AWARD: Celebrates a company that encourages employee involvement in the community, whether it is by giving of their time and/or money to a worthy cause. 2023 Award Recipient: AVALA
  • SERVICE-WITH-A-SMILE AWARD: Awarded to a company known for their outstanding customer service. 2023 Award Recipient: PUSH Design Group
  • OUT-OF-THE-GATE RUNNING AWARD: Awarded to a business that has successfully been in operation for less than three years and has positively contributed to the community. 2023 Award Recipient: Sirincci Coffee Company
  • GOLDEN SPOON AWARD: Given to a member restaurant or caterer that excels in customer service, topnotch food service and goes above and beyond for their patrons. One winner may be selected from each St. Tammany community. (Covington, Mandeville, Slidell, etc.) 2023 Award Recipients: Covington—Desi Vega’s Steakhouse-Northshore; Madisonville—Triple Nickel Grill; Mandeville—Liz’s Where Y’at Diner; and Slidell—Gallagher’s on Front Street
  • LEGACY AWARD: Celebrates a thriving business that has been in operation for more than 20 years and has made a long-term commitment to preserving the integrity and character of St. Tammany Parish. 2023 Award Recipient: MECO
  • TAMMANY PROUD AWARD: Honors a business that does work outside of the southeast Louisiana area and has fostered a positive image of St. Tammany Parish. 2023 Award Recipient: St. Tammany Cancer Center—A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center

Click here to view of list of previous award recipients.

EXPLORE NORTHSHORE: BUSINESS & COMMUNITY EXPO

Date:  Thursday, September 12, 2024

Time:  3 PM to 7 PM

Place: The Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, LA

Explore Northshore: Business & Community Expo is an annual event of the St. Tammany Chamber featuring nearly 100 businesses and organizations from across the parish. Admission to the Expo is free and open to the public and offers visitors a one-stop shop for information about goods and services available to them.

Attendees can view the exhibits, network, talk face-to-face with business and community representatives, register for door prizes and giveaways, enjoy special family friendly activities—and even help the community as blood drives, food drives and other like events are often held during the Expo.

For more information, call 985-892-3216 or email info@StTammanyChamber.org.

Be in THAT NUMBER when the Saints play in the Dome this year! Win a pair of Plaza Level 2023 Saints Season Tickets valued at $2,928!

Buy your ticket early for another chance to WIN! July 24, 2023 at noon will feature an early bird drawing where all ticket purchasers will be entered to win a pair of preseason tickets for the August 13 game against the Kansas City Chiefs valued at $70. August 13, 2023 at noon will feature an early bird drawing where all ticket purchasers will be entered to win a pair of preseason tickets for the August 27 game against the Houston Texans. No additional ticket purchase is required; simply purchase your Fan-Up raffle ticket before the drawing date to be automatically entered. The winners of the early bird drawings will still be entered into the grand prize drawing.

 

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from a Chamber board member, advisory board member or by calling 985-892-3216.

 

Terms and Conditions

As a ticket holder, I understand and agree to the following terms and conditions of the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce agreement set forth herein:

  • The winner of the 2023 Saints Season Tickets and all additional prizes agrees to accept the prize “as is” without additional alterations or additions.
  • If at any time during the 2023 Saints season, the NFL or any other governing entity does not allow spectators to view games in the Superdome AND the Saints organization refunds season-ticket holders for these games, the Chamber will transfer monies received from the Saints organization to the raffle winner.
  • Participants must be 18 years or older.
  • The $20 ticket price is not deductible for Federal and State income tax purposes. All sales are final and non-refundable.
  • The St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to use the names, pictures, video images, and relevant quotes of all winners.
  • Winners of each prize are subject to applicable Federal and State taxes. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying all applicable taxes related to the prize and paying any expenses associated with any prize which is not specifically provided for in the official rules.  Each winner must provide their valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded.  Any person winning over $600 in prizes will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.
  • The raffle drawing will take place on August 30, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at The Harbor Center in Slidell. Winner does not need to be present. The winner will be chosen in a random drawing and will be notified by phone and email if not present. Winners must present proof of identification to claim the prize.
  • Prize for the July 24 drawing is a pair of tickets to the preseason game on August 13 and valued at $70.
  • Prize for the August 7 drawing is a pair of tickets to the preseason game on August 27 and valued at $70.
  • Winners of the early bird drawings will still be entered into all subsequent drawings..
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Swinging for Scholarships Golf Tournament
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2025
Time: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Place: Money Hill Golf & Country Club, 100 Country Club Drive, Abita Springs

The St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce is committed to the growth of business and keeping local talent in the community. It is the reason we started the Swinging for Scholarships Golf Tournament with proceeds used to fund scholarships for St. Tammany students planning to attend a Louisiana college or university. Join us for a great day on the links while helping to provide scholarships to deserving St. Tammany students!

Interested in being a sponsor to showcase your business to potential customers? For more information contact Amy Tucker at 985-273-3007.

INSTALLATION & AWARDS LUNCHEON

Held in January, the annual Installation & Awards Luncheon is an opportunity to thank the outgoing Board of Directors for their dedication and welcome the incoming Board Members for the new term. This occasion celebrates the Chamber’s success from the previous year, and looks forward to prospects for the year to come. The parish’s premier business awards are also presented during the evening including the impressive Tammany Award, which goes to the local business of the year, and the Community Leadership Award. We also recognize our hard-working members that give so much, such as the Board Member of the Year, Member of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and Committee of the Year awards.

Click here to reserve your seat at the January 16, 2024 Installation & Awards Luncheon. Sponsored by our President-Level Investors, the luncheon will be held at The Greystone in Mandeville with networking at 11:15 AM and the event program from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM.

Southern Nights Soirée
Date: July 12, 2024
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: The Greystone, 935 Clausel Street, Mandeville

Join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year and the premier event of the season, featuring casino games, open bar, samples from area fine-dining restaurants, and both a live and silent auction. Network with fellow business leaders from across the parish, all while supporting the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce.

Proceeds allow us to offer our members relevant programs and services throughout the year at reasonable prices. We invite you to be part of this annual event either through your generous sponsorship, ticket purchase or auction donation. Thank you in advance for your support of the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce and the over 1,100 businesses that we serve.

Soirée Tickets:

  • $250 per couple
  • $150 single ticket
  • $2,000 for 10 VIP tickets with reserved seating in VIP section with additional perks

Contact Amy Tucker at 985-273-3007 for more information.

WASHINGTON MARDI GRAS

Our Chamber had a strong presence during the 2024 Washington D.C. Mardi Gras from  January 25-28. Celebrating 75 years, Washington Mardi Gras began as a demonstration of the spirit of Mardi Gras in the Nation’s capitol, and has grown into a celebration of Louisiana, its politics and its people.

The business highlight of the four-day event is the annual Economic Development Luncheon. As co-host with the Monroe Chamber of Commerce, St. Tammany was  spotlighted before statewide elected and business leaders.

Our Task Force led by Kelly Rabalais of St. Tammany Health System planned a St. Tammany reception themed “It’s a Shore Thing.” Special thanks to the following sponsors:

  • St. Tammany Parish Government
  • Pat Gallagher’s Rest Awhile
  • Money Hill Golf & Country Club
  • Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company
  • Acquistapace’s
  • Kyle Associates

Part of the goals we set as a chamber in 2023 was to establish a larger presence for St. Tammany Parish similar to what other parishes have done over the years. As the fourth-largest parish with significant business representation, 2024 was our turn to shine!

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