Category Archives: Business News

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 [...]

Midsouth Bank CEO Speaks at Chamber Luncheon on Economy

The CEO of Midsouth Bank, Rusy Cloutier, updates us on how the economy is doing by speaking to members of the Chamber of Commerce at their monthly strategic luncheon.

The Lafayette CEO is the past chairman of the National Advisory Committee for Fannie Mae in Washington.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/14/14

Netflix Price’s Rising

If you don’t have Netflix yet, and you think you want it, now’s the time to sign up.
The online video streaming company says it’s raising prices for new subscribers by as much as $2 per month starting this summer.
Current subscribers will continue to pay $8 a month. The increase is to help pay for better [...]

Cellular One Customers’ Newest Feature Offers Low-Cost Medical Care

Cellular One customers in Texas and Louisiana can enjoy real-time access to advice from licensed, board-certified physicians for a wide range of non-emergency medical issues.
Using their wireless device, with iSelectMD Mobile, Cellular One customers can speak with a Board-Certified Physician via voice or video services like Skype or FaceTime to resolve everyday illnesses or consult [...]

Red River Bank and CLEDA Host Business Workshops

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[ February 4, 2014; 6:00 pm; February 11, 2014; 6:00 pm; February 25, 2014; 6:00 pm; ] Red River Bank and CLEDA’s Business Acceleration System (BAS) will provide essential guidelines to help anyone who is considering buying a business. Also, if you have begun the process of buying a business and would like more insight into the process, this class is for you as well.
The free workshops are hosted through the Red [...]

Rapides Parish to Participate in ACT Work Ready Communities Initiative

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The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce today announced Rapides Parish is accepted into the ACT Work Ready Communities Initiative.
This is a work force system designed to assist states and regions in developing their work force pipeline to provide skilled workers to employers.
The parish also has been accepted into the ACT Work Ready Communities Academy.  This [...]

Women in Business Conference Features Former Governor

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It’s not a man’s world any more.  These women are learning the ropes.  It’s the first-ever Women in Business Conference for this area.
The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce brought in successful women to talk about how they climbed the ladder.

The women discussed topics like the art of negotiating your salary and managing stress.  Chamber president [...]