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 and to opportunities that will help you thrive and grow.

OUR PROGRAMS

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The St. Tammany 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 the St. Tammany Chamber can help! We have partnered with SBDC to bring valuable benefits to our membership.

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 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 Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a part of the Office Depot OfficeMax Business Savings Program 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  Chamber membership, making available to you, national account pricing at Office Depot OfficeMax!

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

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

• 20% to 55% off item office supply core list
• 20% to 55% off retail on cleaning & breakroom items
• 10% off branded; 20% off private brand ink & toner core list
• Average 10% off retail on 200 technology core items
• Free next-day shipping on orders of $50 or more
• SIGNIFICANT savings on copy & print

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!

Sign up for our Office Depot OfficeMax Business Savings Program, administered by Excelerate America. 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 Chamber of Commerce membership.

Inside Sales Representative:

Marcus Montoya

ODP Business Solutions (ISO)

512.961.1505 / marcus.montoya@odpbusiness.com

www.odpbusiness.com

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 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!

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.

Eva Mogabgab Snapp
eva@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 firsthand 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:

The Very Best of Croatia and The Dalmatian Coast

October 20-28, 2024

9 days, 7 nights including hotels, meals, day trips and airfare from New Orleans, LA
From $3,799 per person

It’s truly no wonder why Croatia has fast become one of the most popular European destinations alongside longtime chart-toppers like Italy…from its delectable Mediterranean cuisine to its mild year-round climate, rich cultural heritage, and stylishly cosmopolitan appeal…it’s literally the best-kept secret in the Adriatic!

This inspired vacation boasts an extended stay in Opatija, a celebrated resort town visited by Austro-Hungarian aristocracy and nobility since the 19th century and the perfect home base for exploring Croatia’s Western Coast and the Istrian Peninsula. In case you didn’t know, Croatia features a virtually unrivaled ancient heritage boasting intriguing architecture that’s been preserved for hundreds of years, including a first-century Roman amphitheater in the city of Pula that you have the chance to explore while you are here. Take time to discover such gems as the quintessential fishing village of Rovinj with its especially strong Venetian influences and the “Golden Island” of Krk.

You will even have opportunities to visit Italy’s Venice and to explore the truly unforgettable Istrian Peninsula. Further on, travel along the Dalmatian Coast, to captivating towns and villages from Split to Dubrovnik and beyond. Experience pristine nature in Plitvice National Park, then shop the open-air markets of Split and experience the area’s trendy restaurants. Extend your stay to explore Dubrovnik, one of the best-preserved medieval walled cities in the world. Here you can walk along the city’s walls, delve into its rich cultural heritage, savor the flavors of the Mediterranean, and make new friends as the warmth of the locals draws you into their world.

An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at 3:30 PM. Registration is required and will be held both in person at the Chamber’s Covington office 610 Hollycrest Blvd. in Covington and via zoom. Click here to register for the information meeting; you will have the option to check “in person” or via “zoom.” A zoom link will be sent to those checking that option.

Click here to download the brochure with details.

For more details and reservations contact:
Connie Ernst at the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce
E-mail: connie@sttammanychamber.org
Telephone: (985) 273-3006
Reservations can also be made online at www.aventuraworld.com/booking
The group booking code is: UKEPHI