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Tunica Biloxi Tribe Provides Conference on Tourism

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A daylong summit on tourism in the American Indian communities is providing ideas and information in Marksville. This is the 16th year for this conference hosted by the Tunica Biloxi Tribe.
Big names and topics are on the agenda. These include culinary trends, marketing, and positioning tribes for international conferences.
Tourism is the economic engine that drives [...]

CLEDA Sponsors Math Training for Businesses

All people in business need math. But, if math is not your thing, then you need to make it simple, and that’s what one consultant does.
We asked him to discuss the most common financial mistakes made in business.

His workshop this morning was sponsored by the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA).
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/9/14

H&R Block Hosts Career Fair, Promote Income Tax Course

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The national tax preparation business, H&R Block had a career fair today. They’re touting their income tax course.
They say there were more than 13-hundred federal and state tax code changes just in the past year. This almost demands people consult professionals around tax time.
They start their classes September 22nd.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/9/14

Alexandria Crossfit Fundraising for CASA

A fundraising effort is slated for September 13th to benefit CASA. That’s the Court Appointed Special Advocates program which watches over children embroiled in the legal system.

For more information, go to www.AlexandriaCrossfit.com.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/3/14

Rapides Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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The Rapides Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary today. The Foundation came about when the old Baptist Foundation was sold and became Rapides Regional Medical Center.
A portion of those funds were set up for good works. And, from arts, to education, to health care information, the Foundation’s leaders believe they’re making a difference in the [...]

Groundbreaking Held for New Service Station

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Ground is broken this morning for a new service station in Alexandria.
It’s for Murphy USA near the Wal-Mart on North Mall Drive. Murphy Oil is a company headquartered not far from here in El Eldorado, Arkansas.
Members of the Murphy family live in the Alexandria area.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/3/14

Crest Industries to Buy Precision Cutting Specialties in Eunice

Pineville-based Crest Industries is buying Precision Cutting Specialties in Eunice. Crest CEO Kenneth Robison says his company will invest 5 million dollars to expand the company in Eunice and create 20 new jobs.
Crest serves electric utilities, forestry and energy.
Visit their website to learn more.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/28/14

New Doctor in Town Makes House Calls

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Remember when doctors made house calls? Well, one is back.
Today, the Chamber Red Coats helped Doctor Dana Mays announce her Yapha Physician Services, which means she goes to you and not the other way around.
Since she doesn’t have an office, the ceremony was held at the Chamber office in Downtown Alexandria.
Doctor Mays runs a retainer-based [...]

Chamber Red Coats Attend Grand Opening at Nail Salon

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If you’re planning fall parties, you may need to know about Pearl Nails and Spa. The business is now open to decorate nails. Chamber Red Coats did the honor for the grand opening today.
They’re located on Monroe Highway in Kings Country Village next to Red River Seafood and Steakhouse. They’re open Monday through Saturday from [...]

Crawfish Producer Receives $200k Federal Grant

A Cheneyville crawfish producer is receiving a 200 thousand dollar federal grant for his new business. Father son team Wyn and Jared Allen will begin employing around 20 workers for grade a crawfish to expand in Rapides Parish.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/20/14

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