Category Archives: Business News

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 [...]

Kathleen Blanco to speak at Women In Business Conference

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[ October 18, 2013; 7:30 am to 2:00 pm. ] Registration is now open for the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce inaugural Women in Business Conference is set for Friday, October 18th from 7:30am to 2:00pm at the Alexander Fulton Hotel located at 701 Fourth Street in downtown Alexandria. Keynote speakers for the event include Simone Bruni, owner of The Demo Diva Demolition in New Orleans and the Honorable [...]

Billion Dollar Man Conducts Business Workshop in Alexandria

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[ September 24, 2013; ] Alexandria, La. – Bryan Franklin is one of the most in-demand entrepreneurial and executive coaches in the world! Over the past ten years, Bryan has helped  seven companies reach their first billion in sales or valuation, and helped thousands of entrepreneurs make their first million. Bryan, one of Silicon Valley’s most successful executive coaches, has [...]