OUR BUSINESS IS YOUR SUCCESS

When it comes to supporting our members, the Chamber’s slogan rings true. Business support is one of the cornerstones of our mission and purpose. We go out of our way to help you succeed. Take advantage of networking opportunities, seminars, business counseling services and industry-specific roundtables. Enjoy the benefits of a more qualified workforce as a result of our alliances and partnerships. We’re committed to the business leadership of St. Tammany West and to opportunities that will help you thrive and grow.

OUR PROGRAMS

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The St. Tammany West Chamber is a resource for reliable business information. Across the country, people use chambers of commerce as a primary resource for visitor, relocation, business and community information. Our office receives dozens of calls and emails each month requesting the names of businesses that provide specific products and services, and the Chamber provides referrals on our members, a member-only privilege.

Starting a new business? Want to improve on your already existing business? Business counseling through St. Tammany West Chamber can help! We have partnered with SCORE and SBDC to bring valuable benefits to our membership.

SCORE is America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses. SCORE Northshore provides face-to-face business mentoring and workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. As a member of the Chamber, we can help connect you with these active and retired business men and women, providing you with free and confidential business counseling.

The broad mission of Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University is to help start-up and existing businesses grow and prosper. The center serves individuals interested in starting or expanding a business within the five Florida Parishes through training seminars and workshops, free tools and templates, and one-on-one consulting right here in our Chamber office.

To schedule counseling with SCORE or SBDC:
info@sttammanychamber.org
985-892-3216

Whether you’re new in town or have opened an additional branch or office, let the community know with an official Groundbreaking or Ribbon Cutting Event. For a modest organizational fee, we’ll provide staff representation and assistance to make your event a success. What a great way to create public awareness about your business! Download our Ribbon Cutting & Groundbreaking Packet for more information.

To schedule a ribbon cutting, grand opening or ground breaking, contact:
Meredith Wright
meredith@sttammanychamber.org
985-273-3002

The St Tammany West Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Office Depot Business Solutions to provide you with an extraordinary savings opportunity. Over 400 chambers of commerce across the country combined their purchasing power to create a National Chamber of Commerce Discount Program. This is a FREE benefit of your St Tammany West Chamber membership, making available to you, national account pricing at Office Depot!

As the world’s largest supplier of office products and services, Office Depot provides office supplies, business machines, computers, software, and office furniture. Office Depot also offers copy, print, reproduction, mailing and shipping services in its Covington and Mandeville locations.

AS A MEMBER OF THE ST TAMMANY WEST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, YOU CAN ENJOY THESE BENEFITS:

  • Up to 55% off the retail price on select office supply items
  • 15% off the retail price on select paper and ink/toner items
  • 5%-10% off the retail price on nearly everything else Office Depot sells (excludes business machines)
  • 2.7¢ black and white copies and 29¢ color copies
  • 40% off finishing services
  • 5-10% off virtually all products

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF THIS PARTNERSHIP INCLUDE:

  • Customized invoicing account to accommodate all your business needs
  • Secure internet ordering for delivery of orders to your office
  • Custom billing and reporting
  • FREE next-business-day delivery of in-stock items on orders of $50 or more

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? ENROLL NOW!

Text “StTammanyWestSPC” to 555-888 to get a Chamber store purchasing card to save to your phone. Then show your phone to the cashier at checkout and see the savings! Or CLICK HERE to enroll.

Thank you for the opportunity to Take Care of Your Business. We sincerely hope you enjoy this benefit of your St Tammany West Chamber of Commerce membership.

LOOKING FOR WAYS TO ENHANCE THE VALUE OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP?

The U.S. Chamber’s Federation Partnership Program provides our small business members with two memberships for the price of one. All St. Tammany West Chamber member businesses receive the benefits of belonging to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at no additional cost. The Federation Partnership was designed with our small businesses in mind to help strengthen the collective voice of the business community at the federal level. Benefits include:

  • Access to small business how-to toolkits
  • Having a voice in Washington representing your interests
  • Product and service discounts to affinity partners such as FedEx and Sam’s Club
  • Legislative alerts for small businesses notifying you of pressing policy initiatives based on issues you select

Last year 88 million people shopped at independently-owned small businesses on Small Business Saturday. Created by American Express in 2010, the national initiative marks a day to support local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country.

To participate in next years Small Business Saturday CLICK HERE!

Everyone deserves identity theft protection. Including you.

Identity theft affects millions of Americans each year. Victims of identity theft can face issues such as lost job opportunities, problems with securing a loan or harassment from debt collectors.

Per the Federal Trade Commission, only 17% of identity theft situations are with finances.  Other areas of identity theft include:

  • Social Security Fraud
  • Driver’s License Fraud
  • Character / Criminal Fraud
  • Medical Fraud
  • Tax Fraud
  • Minor Children Fraud
  • Social Media Fraud

You can get the experts on your side with an identity theft protection plan. Services include access to your credit report (or consumer credit disclosure), consultations, expert restoration and more. Let IDShield help you worry less and live more.

Learn more here:
http://connect.legalshield.com/idtheft-video

Protect your identity and those of your family! Sign up for ID Shield through our Chamber and save!
Get pricing and sign up today

Click Here to see our Member To Member Deals.

Normally held the fourth Thursday of every month, Business After Hours attracts approximately 100 guests who enjoy an early evening of food, drinks and casual networking. Each month’s event is hosted by a different business, giving those who attend Business After Hours an opportunity to visit and understand the businesses in our community and allowing the Host to spotlight their place of business and its services. Because this is one of our most popular and well-attended events, Business After Hours Host Sponsorships often sell out months in advance. CLICK HERE for listings of upcoming events.

Hope Walley
hope@sttammanychamber.org
985-273-3008

Our luncheons are an excellent way to learn about issues that affect the St. Tammany community as they happen, these put you in touch with informed sources on current affairs and business related issues. Guest speakers often include parish, state and national governmental officials, leaders in the field of education, workforce development, the cultural economy, and healthcare. Our website’s calendar page lists location, speaker and topics for each luncheon.

A view from the top and around the room, Member Orientation offers new and prospective members a chance to learn about Chamber membership and each of the programs and tools we offer. Business cards are a must as attendees get an opportunity to network with one another by introducing themselves and their business to other members. This event is typically held every other month. Current members are welcome to attend as a refresher once a year.

B2B Networking is a members-only benefit that provides a fast/effective networking opportunity for attendees to give a 1 to 2 minute sales pitch about what distinguishes their business/service from others, who a good referral for them would be or simply just to inform other members about their organization or an event they have coming up. We host At the end, members get the chance to network freely with each other and exchange business cards and brochures so they can follow up with the new people they meet.

B2B is held once a month at the Chamber and is limited to 35 attendees, so registration is required to secure your spot for this valuable members-only benefit!

In this ever-expanding global economy, Chambers across the U.S. are now offering members first hand learning opportunities about international economic cultures. These trade missions are not only a great way to educate business leaders about cultural differences among other countries, but in some cases they can offer an opportunity to open doors for potential trade opportunities and business relationships.

Upcoming trips include:

Tuscany, Italy
November 5-13, 2019

9 days, 7 nights including hotels, meals, day trips and airfare from New Orleans, LA
From $2,899 per person

Leave everyday life behind and escape to Tuscany! Known for its beautiful landscapes, its rich artistic legacy and vast influence on high culture, Tuscany is widely regarded as the true birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, and has been home to some of the most influential people in the history of art and science. Visitors to Tuscany come for many reasons. Many come in search of fine art, others to explore the extraordinary countryside with charming medieval hill towns and sweeping hillsides full of vineyards. Join us as we explore the endless opportunities that Tuscany has to offer. FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE.

Please note: flights are from New Orleans, LA not New York, NY.

For questions or assistance with booking, contact:
Ashley Falkenstein
ashley@sttammanychamber.org
985-273-3006