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New BBQ Restaurant Holds Ribbon Cutting

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A new barbecue restaurant is unveiled on Coliseum Boulevard in Alexandria this week.
The Red Coats of the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce did the honors yesterday for Stranger’s Bar-b-que.   It’s located across the boulevard from the GG’s. They offer backyard-style barbecue and restaurant owners say they are providing a family-oriented environment.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/15/14

CLEDA Offers Farming Classes

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CLEDA, the local economic development alliance, is offering classes on farming. They call these courses, Exploring The Small Farm Dream. They say there are many who might venture into small farms, if they just have the know-how.
They’re offering these six-week courses in conjunction with the LSU Ag Center in hopes of explaining this industry in [...]

Cenla Chamber Planning 2 Large Events

The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce is planning two large events this month and next. On October 30th, it will have the Fall Business Expo and Luncheon, and then on November 14th, they will sponsor the 2nd Women in Business Conference.

To get involved, call the Chamber 442-6671 or visit their website at www.cenlachamber.org.
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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

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