2020 Phoenix Award Recipient

Patton’s Caterers in Slidell received a Phoenix Award from the Chamber for overcoming challenges through the years and continuing to survive and thrive.   In 1954 a young couple began operating their small family business out of the neighborhood grocery store in New Orleans’s ninth ward. They were joined by their five children as the…

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2020 All in the Family Award Recipient

Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien is the Chamber’s 2020 All in the Family Award recipient in honor of their successful family–owned business establishment. Founded in 1901, they are the oldest insurance company in Slidell and one of the oldest continuously operated businesses in St. Tammany Parish. William Lowry, a highly respected Slidell community philanthropist, joined his…

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2020 Innovation Award Recipient

Civil engineering and consulting firm T. Baker Smith is the recipient of the Chamber’s 2020 Innovation Award for demonstrating “out-of-the-box” thinking and creative approaches to all aspects of its business. The toughest pipeline projects are no match for this business’s creativity, dogged determination, and collaboration across its practice areas and its Gulf Coast locations—including Covington—when…

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2020 Service with a Smile Award Recipient

Brooks’ Bike Shop is the Chamber’s 2020 Service with a Smile Award recipient for its outstanding customer service. “Great shop and super-friendly proprietor.” “Nothing but fantastic things to say!” “He thinks of everything.” These online customer testimonials say it all. If you have ever met anyone who knows the owner of this business, they will…

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2020 Go Give Award Recipient

Pizza Platoon is the St. Tammany Chamber’s 2020 Go Give Award recipient. This award honors a very committed and active business in our community that encourages employee involvement in the community by either giving of their time or money to worthy causes. Pizza Platoon in Slidell is a small family and veteran owned business that…

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2020 Site-to-See Lacombe Award Recipient

Northshore Technical Community College is the St. Tammany Chamber’s 2020 Site-to-See Lacombe Award recipient. The award honors a business whose location enhances the appearance of the Lacombe community. Three years ago, this facility opened in Lacombe, bringing a state-of-the-art building to the center of our parish. An addition in 2020 expanded its presence to more…

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2020 Site-to-See Covington Award Recipient

Christwood Retirement Community is the St. Tammany Chamber’s 2020 Site-to-See Covington Award recipient. The award honors a business whose location enhances the appearance of the Covington community. Nestled on a 117-acre wooded and beautifully landscaped campus in Covington, this not-for-profit business is home to more than 250 people and a home away from home for…

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2020 Site-to-See Madisonville Award Recipient

Tchefuncte’s Restaurant and The Anchor received the St. Tammany Chamber’s 2020 Site-to-See Madisonville Award. The award honors abusiness whose appearance—inside or out—enhances the Madisonville community. Patrons of this business enjoy stunning views as it overlooks the Tchefuncte River. While this alone is a site to see, it is lagniappe and not the reason for receiving…

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2020 Site-to-See Slidell Award Recipient

Sterling Surgical Hospital is the St. Tammany Chamber’s 2020 Site-to-See Slidell Award recipient. This award honors a business whose location enhances the appearance of the Slidell community. In fact, enhancing appearances is an everyday occurrence for this business. Since its founding in 2013, this business has been helping patients heal in an environment full of…

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2020 Site-to-See Mandeville Award Recipient

Banner Ford is the St. Tammany Chamber’s 2020 Site-to-See Mandeville Award recipient. This award honors a business whose location enhances the appearance of the Mandeville community. This family-owned business began almost 50 years ago in New Orleans, opening their Mandeville location in 2002. In January of this year they completely renovated their Mandeville facility with new…

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2020 Recognition of 50-Year Member

Each year, the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce recognizes a 50-year member in recognition of long-standing service to the community and support to the Chamber. P & W Industries/Parish Concrete is the member honored in 2020. Locally owned and operated, P & W Industries/Parish Concrete was established in 1970, immediately joined the Chamber and has…

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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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