Category Archives: Business News

Cenla Chamber Hosts Congressional Forum

There are a lot of them on the ballot, and the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce allowed each to make a pitch for votes today. These are the men running for the 5th Congressional District spot on the November 4th ballot.

Most expect a run-off, and that will be held December 6th.
Remember, October 6th is the [...]

CLEDA OFFERS 6-WEEK TRAINING SERIES FOR BEGINNING FARMERS

Are you ready to become a farmer? That’s good, because there’s a huge need for farmers in Central Louisiana, and the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance is prepared to help you fulfill your dream.
“Exploring the Small Farm Dream” is a free, six-week training series for beginning farmers or anyone who wants to own and manage [...]

CLEDA Hears from Economic Development Expert

An economic development expert is in town to make a presentation to business professionals associated with CLEDA. CLEDA is the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, and they heard about what is called Creative Economies.

Stuart Rosenfeld is the founder of RTS and the Trans-Atlantic Technology and Training Alliance.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/22/14

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

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