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Monday, August 24 2015
Entertainment Lineup Announced for 42nd Annual Andouille Festival August 20, 2015 ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH- The 42nd Annual St. John the Baptist Parish Andouille Festival will be held Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18, 2015 featuring music, good times and great food. Parish Officials and the Economic Development Department are pleased to announce exciting entertainment for all ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Member News
Wednesday, August 19 2015
Chamber’s Education Committee honors new teachers in River Region parishes LaPlace, La.— The River Region Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee provided “stuffed bags” for more than 200 new teachers in St. James, St. John and St. Charles parishes. The bags include an assortment of specialty items and gifts that are donated each year by chamber members and area ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Wednesday, August 19 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 19, 2015 RRCC named an official “Neighborhood Champion” in Shop Small initiative LaPlace, La.— The River Region Chamber of Commerce recently became an official Neighborhood Champion through Shop Small Saturday, a nationwide program sponsored by the American Express to promote small businesses in local communities. The River Region Chamber became ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Wednesday, August 19 2015
Residents along a select group of St. Charles Parish streets will see roadway improvements, including patching and overlaying, as the 2015 Road Maintenance Program kicks into gear this fall. Contractors will work on 32 streets in St. Charles Parish communities. “Our road maintenance program in particular is one of those projects in which citizens truly see their tax dollars at work,” ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, August 18 2015
Riverside Urgent Care Slashes Prices on School and Sports Physicals Riverside Urgent Care, located on Highway 51 in LaPlace, is slashing prices for physicals until September 30. School and sports physicals will be offered for $35 on a walk-in basis. Riverside Urgent Care provides walk-in care for minor illnesses and injuries. Conditions treated include: · Ear and eye infections · ...read more
Friday, August 14 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13, 2015 Chamber hosts congressional “drive in” visit in River Region Reserve, La.— The River Region Chamber of Commerce, with presenting sponsor Dow Chemical Company, hosted a congressional drive-in visit on August 11,2015 at the Port of South Louisiana Guest House. Local parish government and business leaders received updates on area issues and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, August 06 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 5, 2015 River Region Chamber hosts U.S. Congressman Charles Boustany LaPlace, La.— The River Region Chamber of Commerce and Dow Chemical Company welcomed U.S. Representative Charles Boustany (R-LA 3 rd district) on August 4 for a “drive in” visit with local chamber members, politicians and business leaders. Congressman Boustany weighed in on ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Monday, August 03 2015
Riverside Urgent Care Announces New Hours (LaPlace, LA) – Beginning Saturday, August 1, 2015, Riverside Urgent Care located at 3317 Highway 51 in LaPlace will open at 9AM. Treating patients age 6 months and older for minor injury and illness, the clinic is now open 7 days a week from 9AM-8PM. Riverside Urgent Care is a modern, state-of-the art facility providing walk-in care for minor ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, July 27 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RIVER PARISHES WELCOME NEW URGENT CARE CENTER BELLE TERRE URGENT CARE TO OPEN IN LAPLACE SEPTEMBER 2015 LaPlace, Louisiana (July 2015) – WESTBANK URGENT CARE, the highest patient-volume urgent care on the Westbank, today announced they are expanding its facilities to a second location known as Belle Terre Urgent Care. The expansion allows for over 105,000 residents in ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 21 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2015 (flier attached to corresponding e-mail) Click Here for Flyer ST. CHARLES PARISH RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR PUBLIC OUTREACH The St. Charles Parish Office of Public Information recently received two meritorious awards for audiovisual productions and graphic design from the National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) as part of its 2014 ...read more
Categories: Member News, Press Release
Wednesday, July 15 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2015 River Region Chamber receives two $50,000 donations from diamond investors LaPlace, La.— The Dow Chemical Company and Valero’s St. Charles Refinery have each contributed $50,000 to the River Region Chamber of Commerce’s capital campaign. Both companies are recognized as diamond investors within the Chamber’s campaign investor program ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Tuesday, July 14 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: River Region Chamber hosts education awards luncheon Garyville, La.— The River Region Chamber of Commerce and Marathon Petroleum Company LP, hosted an Education Awards Luncheon on June 18 for the St. John the Baptist Public School System. The event honored exemplary students, teachers and principals for their academic and professional accomplishments. Sponsors for ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, July 09 2015
Each year DepositAccounts.com evaluates the financial health of every federally insured bank in the United States – more than 6,900 total. Each institution is graded on a number of factors, including capitalization, deposit growth, and loan to reserve ratios, in order to determine a comprehensive health score. From the list of 6,998 banks, DepositAccounts.com recognizes those who have shown ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, July 02 2015
Contact: Quinn Landry For Immediate Release 985-785-3608 June 4, 2015 quinn.landry@ochsner.org Concussion Free Clipboards donated to St. Charles Parish Schools Luling, LA, June 4, 2015 – St. Charles Parish Hospital, in collaboration with United Way of St. Charles, recently donated 500 Concussion Free Clipboards to St. Charles Parish Schools. The Concussion Free Clipboards are designed to ...read more
Tuesday, June 23 2015
For Immediate Release Contact Communications Department 985-652-9569 or communications@sjbparish.com Governor Jindal and First Bauxite CEO Alan Roughead Announce Proposed $200 Million Bauxite Processing Investment in Louisiana Manufacturing facility in St. John the Baptist Parish would result in more than 200 new direct and indirect jobs; finished product to be used in the oil and gas drilling ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, June 15 2015
Economic Development and Quality of Life Issues Remain the Parish's Top Priority Friday, June 12, 2015 ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - At Tuesday's council meeting, contracts addressing business outreach services and quality of life projects were approved as recommended by the Administration. In an effort to continue outreach services to new and existing businesses, an agreement with EME ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, June 03 2015
Cox and The Trust for Public Land Launch Louisiana’s 2015 Cox Conserves Heroes Awards Program Call for nominations; $20,000 to be donated to local environmental nonprofits Baton Rouge (June 1, 2015) — Cox Communications , in partnership with The Trust for Public Land , today launched Louisiana’s 2015 Cox Conserves Heroes program to honor local environmental volunteers. ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, May 26 2015
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - Parish President Natalie Robottom, Administrative staff and Economic Development Committee Secretary Eliza Eugene joined owners Bhavin, Bharat and Daxa Chauhan for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, May 18, 2015 to celebrate the grand opening of Dunkin Donuts in LaPlace. The new store is located at 1334 Airline Hwy in LaPlace (Riverlands Shopping Center). Dunkin ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, May 18 2015
By taking responsible actions to ensure the sustainability of its operations and being committed to transparency in making company information publicly available, Entergy has achieved inclusion on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's annual list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens. It's the sixth time the company has been included on the list. Entergy is ranked 36, the highest rating for ...read more
Categories: Member News
Friday, May 01 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - At last night's council meeting, over $3.6 million in construction contracts were approved for projects addressing historical flooding in Foxwood, recreation improvements, and economic development. Based on the lowest bid, LA Contracting Enterprise, LLC was awarded the St. John Recreation Improvements project in the amount of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, April 02 2015
News from St. Charles Parish Government Contact: Renee Allemand Simpson Public Information Officer (985) 783-5183; (504) 491-9304 (cell); (985) 783-5023 (fax) rsimpson@stcharlesgov.net www.stcharlesparish-la.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2015 PARISH RELEASES ADDITIONAL DETAILS ON WASTEWATER MILLAGE RENEWAL, RECENT ENDORSEMENT Funding for the St. Charles Parish Wastewater Department is ...read more
Monday, March 16 2015
St. James Parish Superintendent Dr. Lonnie Luce, St. John Parish Chief Administrative Officer Michael Coburn, and St. Charles Parish Superintendent Felicia Gomez-Walker presented the below propositions to the River Region Chamber Public Policy Committee on March 3, 2015. The River Region Chamber Board of Directors unanimously supports the following propositions. St, James Parish School System ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, March 03 2015
The River Region Chamber of Commerce held a pre-session Legislators Forum on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at Marathon Petroleum Company. Legislators in attendance were Senator Troy Brown, Senator Gary Smith, Representative Greg Miller and Representative Randal Gaines. Tommy Faucheux, Dow State Government Affairs Manager, moderated the discussion between the elected officials and business leaders ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Friday, February 06 2015
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Revenue has discovered a number of attempts to file fraudulent income tax returns for the 2014 filing season. LDR has reason to believe the fraudulent filings originated from data compromised through Intuit/Turbo Tax software. To our knowledge, all information in the State’s tax computer system remains secure and has not been compromised. To date, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, December 22 2014
RIVER REGION, LA- Chambers of Commerce are generally known as agents for networking and voices for businesses, but the River Region Chamber of Commerce also puts great emphasis on their role as a hub of support for businesses, even in the little things. This is why the Office Depot discount program is one of the Chamber’s highly valued benefits. The Office Depot discount program allows ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Friday, December 19 2014
Test Results Negative for Naegleria Fowleri Ameba in St. John Water System #1 Friday, December 19, 2014 St. John the Baptist Parish - This morning, the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) confirmed results from water samples taken earlier this month in Water District #1 have tested negative for the presence of Naegleria fowleri ameba. State health officials credit Parish compliance with ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, December 18 2014
On behalf of the hundreds of volunteers who made the company's EITC promotion successful, Rod West, chief administrative officer for Entergy, accepted the award for Best Empowerment Program from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Entergy Helps Customers Receive $100 Million in Earned Income Tax Credits Initiative Recognized by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation as Best Economic Empowerment ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, October 29 2014
Coburn Named Chief Administrative Assistant Tuesday, October 28, 2014 ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - Parish President Natalie Robottom announced the appointment of Michael K. Coburn as the new Chief Administrative Assist ant (CAA), effective October 28, 2014. Coburn joined the Robottom Administration in June, 2014 as a Special Assistant to the Parish President - Public Safety with specific duties ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, October 13 2014
Combining Entergy’s Businesses Keeps Louisiana Growing Joining two Louisiana utilities supports state economic development BATON ROUGE, La. - Throughout Louisiana, business is booming. The state’s industrial renaissance has already resulted in commitments for more than $50 billion in new capital investment and more than 83,000 new direct and indirect jobs since 2008 , according to ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, October 13 2014
Background: In late April, Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. notified the Louisiana Public Service Commission that they’d soon file a Business Combination Study Report. That report, filed in early June, contained a preliminary analysis of the potential combination of ELL and EGSL into a single electric public utility, operating in Louisiana. (Entergy New ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, October 13 2014
St. John the Baptist Parish - The 41st Annual Andouille Festival Poster was unveiled on Saturday, October 4 at the St. John Andouille Pageant. The hand-painted print was created by Edgard native and artist Jamar Pierre to reflect the cultural importance of the festival, including famous Andouille dishes and expressions of nostalgic festival history. "The poster is colorful, vibrant and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, October 03 2014
How Congress Came Together Over Flood Insurance Reform Law360, New York (September 23, 2014, 4:17 PM ET) -- The one thing almost everyone in Washington can agree on is that, in the current political environment, it is nigh impossible to pass practically any legislation that's even slightly controversial. Legislation falls victim to partisan bickering, ideological squabbles, fiscal constraints ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, September 22 2014
CITIZENS INVITED TO LEARN ABOUT PARISH INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES ON ŒINFO TOUR¹ St. Charles Parish government will provide citizens with a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of parish infrastructure and services, including pumping stations and the new Emergency Operations Center, during its fall 2014 Info Tour. Tours will be held Oct. 15 on the West Bank and Oct. 17 on the East ...read more
Categories: Member News
Friday, May 30 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The River Region Chamber of Commerce Celebrates 10 Years The River Region Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 10 year anniversary on Friday, June 20, from 6:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. at the Cypress Lakes Country Club in Destrehan. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets, can contact the Chamber office at 985-359-9777 or visit our website at www.riverregionchamber.org . The ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, April 17 2014
Area Business and Civic Leaders Urge Citizens to Vote “YES” for St. Charles Parish Hospital Proposition on May 3, 2014 St. Charles Parish Hospital is asking the voters of St. Charles Parish to approve a millage renewal on May 3, 2014. Services supported by this renewal include: Adding EMS and a 3 rd Ambulance unit at peak times Expanded Emergency room New East bank Outpatient Center ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, April 08 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Area Business and Civic Leaders Urge Citizens to Vote “YES” for School Board Propositions on May 3, 2014 The St. John Parish School System is asking the voters of St. John Parish to approve a renewal of three (3) millages on May 2, 2014. Allow the district to sell $10.1M in bonds to be used to build a new Lake Pontchartrain Elementary school. Rededication of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, April 03 2014
PRESS RELEASE Contact: Chassity McComack October 2, 2013 (985) 359-9777 chassity@riverregionchamber.org River Region Chamber of Commerce Releases Letter to President Obama Urging Congress To Keep Flood Insurance Affordable LaPlace, La. -- Today, River Region Chamber of Commerce, Inc. submitted a letter to President Obama asking for action of an Executive Order to delay the implementation of ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Wednesday, April 10 2013
St. John the Baptist Parish Residents Affected by Hurricane Isaac Offered Free One-on-One Assistance Tuesday, April 9. 2013 ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH –St. John the Baptist Parish residents affected by Hurricane Isaac with serious unmet needs even after receiving state and federal disaster assistance can get additional help through a free, one-on-one support program. The program pairs ...read more
Monday, April 08 2013
Contact: Anne Kolwe, Marketing Director Phone: (985) 872-5980 Fax: (985) 851-0780 anne.kolwe@cardio.com www.cardio.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2013 Cardiovascular Institute of the South Hosts Grand Opening LULING — Join us for the Grand Opening of Cardiovascular Institute of the South’s Luling location on Thursday, May 9 from 5-7 p.m. at 1057 Paul Maillard Road, Suite ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Member News
Monday, March 04 2013
Sue Sperry Corporate Communications 504-343-2350 sue.sperry@att.com AT&T INVESTED MORE THAN $1.2 BILLION IN LOUISIANA FROM 2010 THROUGH 2012 TO ENHANCE SPEEDS, RELIABILITY AND PERFORMANCE FOR CUSTOMERS Expanded 4G LTE Coverage, New Cell Sites and Boosted Capacity Drive Improved Customer Experience NEW ORLEANS, LA. (FEB. 25, 2013) — AT&T * invested more than $1.2 billion in its ...read more
Tuesday, February 26 2013
News from St. Charles Parish Government Contact: Renee Allemand Simpson Public Information Officer (985) 783-5183; (504) 491-9304 (cell); (985) 783-5023 (fax) rsimpson@stcharlesgov.net www.stcharlesparish-la.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2013 Photo attached to corresponding e-mail LULING, BAYOU GAUCHE SEE ROADWAY SIGNAGE DEFACED OVER WEEKEND LULING – The St. Charles Parish Public ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, November 20 2012
For more information, contact: Lance M. Skelly Corporate Communications 404.986.1784 Lance.Skelly@att.com AT&T to Invest $14 Billion to Significantly Expand Wireless and Wireline Broadband Networks, Support Future IP Data Growth and New Services Improved Capital Structure is Foundation for Investment and Accelerated Growth · 4G LTE network expansion expected to cover 300 million ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, October 17 2012
HAEUSER,JAMIE L St. James Parish Hospital Wins Louisiana Hospital Association Best of Show Pelican Award! St. James Parish Hospital recently attended the LHA Marketing and Public Relations Conference, which concluded with a Pelican Award Luncheon for hospital marketing throughout the state. These awards are chosen based on planning, implementation, results and creativity. St. James Parish ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, May 29 2012
Tommy Faucheux named Dow’s Southeast Region State Government Affairs Leader Tommy Faucheux, currently Dow St. Charles Operations Public Affairs Manager, has been named Southeast Region State Government Affairs Leader. In this new role, Faucheux will be responsible for Government Affairs in the southeast region of the United States, which includes Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and other ...read more