Category Archives: Business News

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

LA Job Connection Now Open to Job Seekers

New website pairs job seekers with Louisiana employers through innovative matching system
BATON ROUGE, La. — LouisianaJobConnection.com launched its innovative matching system for job seekers Monday, helping them connect to hundreds of employers who are offering thousands of jobs in Louisiana. The free website debuted in June for employers, who began registering jobs, and provides a [...]

Economic Dev. Authority Hands Out Grants

The Economic Development Authority fueled by hotel taxes is handing out more than seven thousand dollars in hospitality grants.
One will go to entertain the crew of the nuclear sub USS Alexandria, which will visit next month. The other is for a state welcome center blitz, also next month.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/19/14

Community Officials Urge Citizens to Sign Fort Polk Petition

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It’s letter-signing day in Central Louisiana to support Fort Polk.
Community officials are urging everyone to sign letters of support to save Fort Polk. It’s in danger of losing an entire brigade of more than 65 hundred soldiers because of federal budget cuts. Officials say this would be an economic catastrophe.
They’re hoping to increase the number [...]

Tomorrow is Community Letter-Signing Day

Tomorrow is Community Letter Signing Day in Central Louisiana to support Fort Polk.
As you’re out and about, visiting the supermarket or bank, you’ll see opportunities to add your name to a list of people who want to see Fort Polk’s force strength preserved. It’s being considered for cuts that community leaders say would be devastating [...]