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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