The St. Tammany Chamber sends an email newsletter to members on a weekly basis with information on legislative issues, member news, small business tips, upcoming events and more.

Chamber Awards Three College Scholarships

On May 9, 2024, the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce awarded $1,000 scholarships to three St. Tammany high school seniors: Madelyn Smith from Slidell High School, Halle Anne Haaga from Fontainebleau High School and Sadie Ochoa from Northshore High School. The scholarships were funded with proceeds from the Chamber’s 2024 Swinging for Scholarships Golf Tournament.…

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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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The Power of Positivity, How to Train Your Brain

Have you ever met a person who claims to have a black cloud following her around? While everyone passes through stormy periods in life, some people seem to focus only on the rain and turbulence they perceive around them, never enjoying a sunny day, or noticing a rainbow in the sky. To change your personal…

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Will One Hour of Exercise a Day Change My Life?

We’ve all heard that exercise is good for our health, but what does that really mean? You might wonder why exercise is beneficial or which type of exercise you should stick to for a healthy life. What may come as a surprise is that adding just one hour of exercise to your daily routine can…

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Getting the Most from Networking Whether Introvert or Extrovert

Whether an introvert, extrovert or something in between, Dr. Tonya Crombie and Shane Purvis offered best practices for making the most out of networking opportunities when they met with Northshore Young Professionals as part of the NYP’s educational series. They offered up tips and tricks on how to put yourself out there when you don’t…

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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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Cooking Demo Series Blends Good Health, Bold Tastes

As the chef-owner of Pyre BBQ in Mandeville, Jeff Mattia is passionate about food. He is passionate about flavor. He is passionate about using fire and wood smoke to maximize the quality of both. But he’s also passionate about his Northshore community – and about sharing his decades of amassed kitchen wisdom to help local…

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Live Better: Choose Foods that Fight Inflammation

What is Inflammation? How does our body accumulate inflammation? Inflammation is the body’s defense mechanism. When the body undergoes various forms of stress the immune system aids in the repair of our damaged cells. The body needs certain amounts of inflammation for normal function. However, chronic inflammation can lead to the development of diseases such…

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Chamber Presents Leadership, Community Partner and Membership Awards

The St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce presented several prestigious awards, including the Tammany Award, the Community Leadership Award and two Community Partner Awards, during its annual Installation & Awards Luncheon held at The Greystone with more than 200 members and guests in attendance. Leadership Awards The 2023 Tammany Award was presented to In-Telecom, a St.…

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Chris Abadie Named St. Tammany Chamber Chairman

The St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors elected Chris Abadie, senior advisor with Stirling, to a one-year term as its Chairman of the Board. He succeeds David Landry, an equity partner with Carver Darden. The installation took place on January 23, 2024, during the Chamber’s Annual Installation & Awards Luncheon held at The…

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Northshore Organizations Join Forces to Combat “Brain Drain”

We hear all the time about the brain drain: Louisiana’s best and brightest finding career success in faraway places. In recent years, nearby Southern states like Alabama, Texas and Georgia are recruiting and retaining our young professionals, particularly in the fields of energy, entertainment and engineering. We also hear from our established economic leaders in…

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Building a Healthier Northshore

Local community stakeholders band together in the name of good health The ingredients list for Chef Osman Rodas’ Salmon Power Bowl recipe looks ordinary enough: garlic, olive oil, ginger, spinach, things like that. If there is a surprise to be found, it is probably the blueberries. But the real rock star is one most people…

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Teamwork and the Road to Triumph

As we journey through life, we learn of the importance of teamwork and how it is essential for achieving success. We also realize the necessity of having a leader guide the team in charting that course to success. Early in my professional career, I worked with several inspirational leaders who guided our teams to great…

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Fifteen St. Tammany Businesses Recognized by Chamber

Our Chamber continued its proud tradition of recognizing outstanding businesses in St. Tammany at our 21st annual Business Appreciation Luncheon, presented by Gulf States Bank & Trust Company and sponsored by Humana and Inside Northside, on November 16, 2023, at Benedict’s in Mandeville. Fifteen deserving businesses were honored in nine categories. Congratulations to these award…

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NYPs Discuss Board Membership

Following your passion and showing up to serve were two of the many great takeaways from the speakers at our Northshore Young Professionals educational luncheon on “Leadership 101: How to Serve on a Board.” Hopefully, many of those attending will be inspired to discover a cause they’re passionate about and make a positive impact in…

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Cybersecurity Topic of Small Business Council Roundtable

Small business owners need to be active participants in their own protection from cyber threats. The panel of experts participating in the Small Business Council’s Roundtable on “Cybersecurity” emphasized this message along with the need to have a cybersecurity plan in place—and continuously work on the plan. Resources are available online and in person with…

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Eight Business Leaders Elected to Chamber Board

We are excited to welcome eight new members to our board of directors who will help us accomplish our mission to promote and support businesses in St. Tammany Parish: Kyle Beerbohm with Aubert Insurance Agency, Sam Caruso Jr. with UNITS of Greater New Orleans, Victoria Langlinais Paz with Silver Slipper Casino Hotel, Shane Purvis with…

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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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VAPING: ALL RISK, NO REWARDS

The Problem According to Louisiana’s Youth Tobacco Survey in 2021, 1 in 10 middle school students currently vape. Tobacco use among high schoolers is 35%, which is more than DOUBLE that of middle schoolers. Youth nicotine use in any form is unsafe. Early use of any tobacco product—including vapes—disrupts brain development, increases the risk of…

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2023 Expo a Success!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of our 2023 Explore Northshore: Business & Community Expo presented by CenterWell Senior Primary Care. The nearly 100 Chamber member businesses and organizations exhibiting their products and services to hundreds of attendees made for an informative and productive afternoon— and a lucrative one as well. The…

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Improve Your Day in Just 5 Minutes

Did you know that taking only five minutes out of the day to meditate can make all the difference in our overall health and productivity at work? Simple and oh so rewarding!  If it works for Salesforce Chairman, CEO and Co-founder Marc Benioff and LinkedIn Executive Chairman Jeff Weiner, it can work for you too.…

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Southern Nights Soiree a Hugh Success

This year’s sophisticated soiree was a huge hit for the over 250 business and community leaders in attendance. Held at The Greystone, everyone enjoyed fine dining selections from eight of our outstanding restaurants, specialty cocktails, a glitter bar, casino games and bidding on exciting live and silent auction items. Members of our Events Committee, led…

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Play It Safe This Summer with Expert Tips from a Pediatrician

School’s out for the summer, so safety considerations shift as kids spend more time at home, on their wheels and near the water. Grant Clinkingbeard, MD, pediatrician with Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health in Covington, shares safety tips to make this your best — and safest — summer ever! Be a Water Watcher As…

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2023 RESET Discussed with Northshore Legislative Candidates

Our Chamber has a strong partnership with statewide organizations that enables us to have a stronger voice for our business community. This was evident yesterday as the leadership of the Council for A Better Louisiana (CABL), the Committee of 100 for Economic Development (C100) and the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) met together…

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Legislators Wrap Up 2023 Regular Session

Our tradition of bringing together the Northshore legislative delegation to allow our members to hear firsthand about their efforts during the regular legislative session continued today at the Slidell Municipal Auditorium. Nearly 150 attendees attentively listened to each legislator’s presentation. We thank the following legislators for their participation. Their servant leadership makes our state a…

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CHAMBER CELEBRATES RELOCATED SATELLITE OFFICE IN SLIDELL

The St Tammany Chamber of Commerce’s board members and ambassadors came out in force on June 15, 2023, to celebrate the relocated satellite office of the chamber now located in the parish’s Towers Administrative Building on Old Spanish Trail in Slidell. Also joining the celebration were representatives from government agencies located in the building, and…

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St. Tammany Corporation Places First in Sporting Clay Tournament

St. Tammany Corporation’s team, including Doug Brown, Kirk Landy, Clay Talbott and Richard Saba, came in first place at the Sporting Clay Tournament hosted by the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce and Northshore Home Builders Association (NHBA) and presented by Amwaste and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana. Ninety-two shooters participated in the May 12…

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Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser Talks Tourism, Impact on Economy

In the tourism and hospitality industry, marketing is important because it helps bring visitors to our area, which in turn not only benefits our local businesses but our residents as well. Did you know that if were not for the state and local taxes paid by tourists visiting St. Tammany, each family residing here would…

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NYPs “Love the Boot” in Slidell

Keep Slidell Beautiful celebrated the last day of Love the Boot week on Sunday, April 23, with litter pick-ups and beautification. Our Northshore Young Professionals were happy to help them get Olde Towne festival ready using their new Keep America Beautiful clean-up kits! Love the Boot Week is Louisiana’s largest statewide litter removal and beautification…

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Meet Our Student Intern

Luke Pankey, a senior at Lakeshore High School has been a student intern at our Chamber since school started last fall, helping us with various projects while learning firsthand about businesses and Chamber operations. This is Luke’s last week and we are happy for him as he graduates and goes to college. Here’s something about…

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U.S. Chamber Committee of 100 Meets in New Orleans

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100 meets bi-annually to discuss local and federal issues of concern. The most recent meeting was held in New Orleans. Four Louisiana Chamber representatives participated on a panel, sharing information about their regions of the state. Pictured from left are George Swift, Southwest Regional Alliance; Deborah Randolph, Central…

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Three St. Tammany Parish High School Seniors Receive College Scholarships

The St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to three St. Tammany high school seniors: Ella Corryn Rogge from Mandeville High School, Re’Ana Roig from Fontainebleau High School and Julia Spiess from Northshore High School. The scholarships were funded with proceeds from the Chamber’s 2023 Swinging for Scholarships Golf Tournament. “The Chamber is…

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GULF STATES REAL ESTATE SERVICES PLACES FIRST IN GOLF TOURNAMENT

Our Swinging for Scholarships Golf Tournament held on March 22 at Beau Chene Golf Club in Mandeville raised money for our Scholarship Fund. “Three $1,000 scholarships are awarded to St. Tammany high school seniors planning to attend a Louisiana college. We will soon announce this year’s scholarship recipients, and appreciate the golfers and sponsors participating…

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Tell Your Personal Story

Our Northshore Young Professionals hosted a luncheon on “Personal Branding” with guest speaker Dr. Tommy Karam, distinguished instructor with LSU’s Department of Marketing. He delivered an energetic and very engaging presentation and shared his Golden Rule of personal branding. Click here to review the recording of his presentation—find out what his Golden Rule is!

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Stephen Waguespack Speaks at Chamber Luncheon

Stephen Waguespack spoke to a sold-out audience at the Chamber’s “Legislative Issues” luncheon today, in what turned out to be his last speaking engagement as Louisiana Association of Business and Industry’s president and CEO. He resigned later this afternoon, declaring his candidacy for Louisiana’s governor. During the luncheon, Waguespack discussed LABI’s policy priorities for the…

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U.S. House Majority Leader Scalise Meets with Northshore Leaders

House Majority Leader Congressman Steve Scalise visited the Chamber office to meet with members of the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, Northshore Business Council, Northshore Home Builders Association and St. Tammany Corporation for a roundtable discussion with the local business community facilitated by Chamber Chairman David Landry. Topics included insurance costs, Louisiana population loss, the…

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2022 President’s Award

The 2022 President’s Award was presented by Chamber CEO and President Lacey Osborne to Board Chairman David Boudreaux with Hancock Whitney Bank. In making the presentation, Osborne said, “It is difficult to single out any one person for recognition. However, as I look back and reflect on 2022, this is the person who was always…

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2022 Committee of the Year

The 2022 Committee of the Year Award went to the Ambassadors Council with 16 ambassadors who collectively contributed through their community and membership outreach efforts to the Chamber’s more than 90 percent member retention rate and 200 member growth. Chairman Linda Larkin with Patriot Title accepted the award on the committee’s behalf. Vicky Talley with…

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2022 Chairman’s Award

Board Chairman David Boudreaux named  Linda Larkin with Patriot Title the 2022 Chairman’s Award recipient. In making the announcement, he cited her critical role in unifying the St. Tammany business community, community leadership and involvement, Chamber service, and enthusiastic leadership as 2022 Ambassadors Council Chairman. Board Chairman David Boudreaux with Hancock Whitney Bank presented the…

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2022 Member of the Year

Kyle Beerbohm with Aubert Insurance is the 2022 Member of the Year for giving his time and talent to the Chamber during the past year and since becoming a member more than a decade ago. He was instrumental in the development of the now Northshore Young Professionals group and has served as its chairman; been…

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2022 Ambassador of the Year

Mary Byrd with New Orleans Firemen’s Federal Credit Union received the 2022 Ambassador of the Year Award, the second time she has been awarded this annual recognition for her enthusiasm and dedication in promoting the Chamber’s mission. She has been an ambassador of the month numerous times for recruiting new members, representing the Chamber in…

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2022 Board Member of the Year

Jennifer Messina with Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West was recognized as 2022 Board Member of the Year for her willingness to share advice and experience—and for making things happen. She contributed to the ongoing success of the Chamber’s annual fundraising gala, having served as its event chairman in earlier years; served on both the…

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David Landry Named St. Tammany Chamber Chairman

The St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors elected David Landry, an equity partner with Carver Darden, to a one-year term as its Chairman of the Board. He succeeds David Boudreaux, senior vice president with Hancock Whitney. The installation took place on January 25, 2023, during the Chamber’s Annual Installation & Awards Luncheon held…

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Reverend Stephen Holzhalb, III Recipient of 2022 Community Leadership Award

Reverend Stephen Holzhalb, III was honored with the 2022 Community Leadership Award in recognition of his prominent role in improving the community’s quality of life through exemplary service, leadership and outstanding accomplishments. He has worked tirelessly for more than 50 years in St. Tammany developing many education and service projects. These accomplishments include helping start…

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Acquistapace’s Wine, Cheese & Markets Receives Tammany Award

The Tammany Award was presented to Acquistapace’s Wine, Cheese & Markets, a St. Tammany business that demonstrates leadership and drive and advocates for the betterment of our community. Accepting the honor on behalf of the family-owned business were Steve, Adam and Erik Acquistapace. While the business dates back generations to the 1860s in New Orleans,…

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Business, Community Leadership and Membership Awards Presented

The St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce presented several prestigious awards, including the Tammany Award and the Community Leadership Award, during its annual Installation & Awards Luncheon held at The Greystone with more than 200 members and guests in attendance. Business and Community Leadership AwardsThe Tammany Award was presented to Acquistapace’s Wine, Cheese & Markets, a…

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New Hires Announced

St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce has appointed two new members to its staff—Michelle Biggs and Eva Mogabgab Snapp. Michelle Biggs, IOM has been appointed to the new role of vice president, where she will oversee day-to-day management of the Chamber, as well as assist in the development of strategic initiatives for the organization. She will…

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Northshore’s Future Is Bright

Congratulations to the 2022 Northshore Forty Under 40 and especially those listed below who are Chamber members. The award is given to local business and professional leaders (under age 40) who have achieved success and excellence in their field or shown amazing potential at an early stage of their career. It was our honor along…

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Businesses Receive Awards

Thirteen deserving businesses were honored in nine categories as the we continued our tradition of recognizing outstanding companies in St. Tammany. Recipients received their awards on November 17 at our 20th Annual Business Appreciation Luncheon presented by Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. and sponsored by Inside Northside Magazine. Golden Spoon Award: Given to a…

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Expo Draws Crowd for Exhibitors

With more than 80 exhibitors and hundreds of visitors, the Chamber’s annual Explore Northshore Business and Community Expo on at the Harbor Center in Slidell was a great opportunity for businesses and the community to network and learn more about goods and services available in St. Tammany Parish. An onsite blood drive exceeded its goals…

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Sen. Cassidy Meets with Chamber Members

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy spent today on the Northshore during Congress’ August recess visiting various groups including the Chamber. Nearly 50 Chamber members gathered to hear his updates on the infrastructure bill and its positive impacts in St. Tammany Parish; the importance of coastal restoration, flood insurance rate increases; healthcare; health insurance; and mental health.…

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College Scholarships Awarded

The St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce awarded $1,000 scholarships to four St. Tammany high school seniors: Corinne Bosch from Mandeville High School, Zeta McCaskill from Slidell High School, Brandon Kaske from Pearl River High School, and Lilith Lodge from Pearl River High School. The scholarships were funded with proceeds from the Chamber’s 2022 Swinging for…

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NYPs Host Luncheon on DEI

Our Northshore Young Professionals group hosted a luncheon to address diversity, equity and inclusion with speakers Dr. Elizabeth Hornsby, assistant professor and graduate coordinator in the Department of Communications and Media Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University, and Julie Laperouse, director of culture and talent for Gulf Coast Bank and Trust (event sponsor). They gave informative…

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NYPs “Loving the Boot” on Earth Day

The Chamber’s Northshore Young Professionals celebrated Earth Day last Friday by participating in the state-wide Love the Boot cleanup. They partnered with Keep Lacombe Beautiful and want to thank its Executive Director, Carolyn Darby for the t-shirts, supplies and hospitality. The NYPs picked up litter along Highway 190 and Lake Road in Lacombe. Their efforts resulted…

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Gulf States Real Estate Services Places First in Golf Tournament

More than eighty-six golfers played in our 2022 Swinging for Scholarships Golf Tournament held at Beau Chene Golf Club in Mandeville. First place went to the foursome from Gulf States Real Estate Services—Mike Saucier, Matthew Saucier, Ken Looper and Gareth Reardon. Kyle Lickenbrock with OnPath Federal Credit Union won the Longest Drive competition sponsored by…

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2021 President’s Award

The 2021 President’s Award was presented to Gulf States Real Estate Services, a leading business with a CEO who truly takes ownership of the Chamber. CEO Mike Saucier and his team recruit members, volunteer at events and assist Chamber staff in planning committee meeting agendas and securing guest speakers. In addition, Mike works behind the…

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2021 Chairman’s Award

Chris Masingill with St. Tammany Corporation received the 2021 Chairman’s Award for his active engagement on the Chamber’s Board and Public Policy Committee while still leading the now three-year-old economic development agency and building it to achieve impressive results. “The pandemic. An overactive 2020 hurricane season. Hurricane Ida. A parish financial crisis. Chairing special committees…

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2021 Board Member of the Year

Noble-Bates Young with both the Northshore Business Council and Senator Patrick McMath’s legislative office is our Chamber’s 2021 Board Member of the Year. She has proven the ability to engage across the Board with both young and more established professionals, with charitable organization leaders and governmental leaders. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Noble maintained…

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2021 Member of the Year

Alan Thriffiley with Total Insurance Planning is our Chamber’s 2021 Member of the Year. His tireless work behind the scenes representing the Chamber and its member businesses on critical parish issues earned him this recognition. In late 2020, the St. Tammany Parish President and Parish Council called upon various organizations to appoint a member to…

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2021 Ambassador of the Year

Mary Byrd with New Orleans Firemen’s Federal Credit Union is our Chamber’s 2021 Ambassador of the Year. She has earned the “Ambassador of the Month” designation many times over the past several years. Despite the challenges presented by the COVID pandemic she remained positive, enthusiastic, and dedicated to the Chamber’s mission. She attended NUMEROUS committee…

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David Boudreaux Named 2022 Board Chairman

The St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors elected David Boudreaux, senior vice president of Hancock Whitney’s North Shore Retail Division, to a one-year term as its chairman. He succeeds Tom Meyer, vice president with Benefits Planning Group Insurance and Wealth Management. The installation took place on January 20, 2022. “David first joined our…

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Community Leadership Award Highlights Annual Ceremony

Our Community Leadership Award is given each year to an individual performing a prominent role in improving our community’s quality of life through exemplary service, whether in a non-profit, civic, or charitable organization. It recognizes someone who visibly demonstrates leadership, contributing his or her time and expertise to achieve outstanding accomplishments. Andy Frisard received this…

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2021 Site-to-See—Covington Award

St. Tammany Cancer Center—A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center is the Chamber’s 2021 Site-to-See—Covington Award recipient as a business that enhances the appearance of its community by either its interior or exterior appearance. This $50 million, 75,000 square-foot facility provides patients in St. Tammany with local access to more integrated cancer services than have ever…

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2021 Golden Spoon—Covington Award

LOLA is the Chamber’s 2021 Golden Spoon—Covington Award recipient as a restaurant excelling in customer service, top-notch food service and going above and beyond for its patrons. Established in January 2006 by husband-and-wife team Keith and Nealy Frentz, this incredible restaurant is located in historic downtown Covington in the old train depot. Over the past…

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2021 Site-to-See—Slidell Award

The Sadie Jane is the Chamber’s 2021 Site-to-See—Slidell Award recipient as to a business that enhances the appearance of its community by either its interior or exterior appearance. Located near the tee box of Pinewood Golf Club’s 10th hole, this exquisite venue offers the perfect setting for a wedding or special event. Surrounded by beautiful…

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2021 Golden Spoon—Mandeville Award

Creole Tomateaux is the Chamber’s 2021 Golden Spoon—Mandeville Award recipient as a restaurant excelling in customer service, top-notch food service and going above and beyond for its patrons. Founded in 2017, today their client base already reaches Greater New Orleans, Tangipahoa, Washington, and Southern Mississippi. Serving classic Creole and Cajun fare with their own twist,…

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2021 Site-to-See—Lacombe Award

The Inn at La Provence is the Chamber’s 2021 Site-to-See—Lacombe Award recipient bestowed to a business that enhances the appearance of its community by either its interior or exterior appearance. After purchasing this well-known restaurant, Sara and Cayman Sinclair transformed the space to use as an event venue. Keeping true to the rustic, French country…

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2021 Legacy Award

St. Joe Brick Works is the Chamber’s 2021 Legacy Award recipient given to a thriving business or organization in operation for more than 20 years that has made a long-term commitment to preserving the character of our communities in St. Tammany Parish. In continuous operation for 130 years, generations of the Schneider family have been…

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2021 Service-with-a-Smile Award

Northshore ACE Hardware is the Chamber’s 2021 Service-with-a-Smile Award recipient presented to a business known for its outstanding customer service. This establishment’s employees look forward to waking up and serving their customers each and every day. At any given time, customers are greeted at the door by one of their enthusiastic employees. They implicitly understand…

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2021 Go Give Award

Lakeview Regional Medical Center is the Chamber’s 2021 Go Give Award recipient for encouraging employee involvement in the community, whether it is by giving of time or money to a worthy cause. The amount of “giving” by this award recipient is incredible! Lakeview’s employees provide on average over 2,000 volunteer hours annually at sponsored events,…

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2021 Golden Spoon—Slidell Award

Terry Lynn’s Café is the Chamber’s 2021 Golden Spoon—Slidell Award recipient as a restaurant excelling in customer service, top-notch food service and going above and beyond for its patrons. Founded in 2010, this local, woman-owned business specializes in New Orleans homestyle dishes, wraps, po-boys, Italian food, and seafood. Not to be overlooked is the incredible…

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2021 Site-to-See—Mandeville Award

Pat’s Rest Awhile is the Chamber’s 2021 Site-to-See—Mandeville Award recipient bestowed to a business that enhances the appearance of its community by either their interior or exterior appearance. On a two-acre parcel of land on the Mandeville Lakefront, this establishment was previously a hotel in the 1880’s and then a retreat. Hurricane Katrina heavily damaged…

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2021 Tammany Award Recipient

Tulane National Primate Research Center is the Chamber’s 2021 Tammany Award recipient in recognition of the work done outside of the southeast Louisiana area that fosters a positive image of St. Tammany Parish. In late February of 2020, the Center was among the first institutions to receive approval from the Centers for Disease Control and…

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2021 Innovation Award Recipient

AXI Education Solutions is the Chamber’s 2021 Innovation Award recipient in recognition of their demonstrated “out-of-the-box” thinking and creative approaches to all aspects of their business. Founded in 2008, this innovative business is the only Promethean Platinum Partner with Promethean Certified Technicians in Louisiana and Mississippi. They currently service, support, and provide professional development to…

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2021 All In The Family Award Recipient

Eagan Insurance is the Chamber’s 2021 All in the Family Award recipient in honor of their successful family-owned business.  Established in 1954, Eagan Insurance is proud of its reputation for integrity, stability, and strength. Their president is a hands-on leader both at the agency and in the community. Six members of the next generation are…

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Achieving Success with JFFCU – Members and the St. Tammany Community

Jefferson Financial Federal Credit Union was first chartered in 1966 and continues to serve the community with 14 branches across Louisiana five decades later. As a member-owned, not-for-profit credit union comprised of more than 52,000 members with over 150 employees across six Louisiana parishes – the third-largest credit union in Louisiana – Jefferson Financial stands…

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St. Tammany Health System Is Hitting the Road

Health system leaders recently introduced the “Be Well Bus,” a 40-foot motorcoach outfitted with an array of health screening instruments. In coming weeks, it will be setting a course for local fairs, festivals, employer-sponsored events and other gatherings, all in the name of improving community health on the Northshore. “St. Tammany Health System has been…

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Partnership Helps Small Business

St. Tammany Corporation, the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, and the SLU Small Business Development Center are excited to announce their official partnership with Shop Local Nola, the largest directory for verified, locally owned businesses in the Greater New Orleans area, founded by JB Communications, LLC. They are joining other chambers and economic development associations…

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The Future of Cancer Care is Here

Ochsner Health and St. Tammany Health System celebrated the grand opening of the new cancer center following the completion of the $50 million facility. At 75,000 square feet, it is double in size of the previous cancer center, increasing capacity to offer more high-quality cancer services and advanced clinical research than have ever been available…

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ST. TAMMANY CHAMBER ANNOUNCES 2021 BOARD

The St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual Installation and Awards Ceremony virtually on February 24, 2021. Due to the pandemic and the inability to hold in-person events in 2020, the 2020 Board of Directors agreed to remain in place for 2021, thus committing one more year of servant leadership on the Chamber Board.…

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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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