The Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce is committed to improving the local business climate, because when your business succeeds, our community also prospers. The true value of the Chamber is its diverse membership, which is made up of both large and small businesses. The chamber is accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at the highest level, with 5-Star Distinction and is the largest chamber in the region, with over 1,000 members, representing over 30,000 employees. The organization is dedicated to the individual success of its members and to creating an environment where businesses and communities thrive. The Chamber strives to be the unified voice of business that advocates, promotes and inspires the Alexandria/Pineville region. Membership in the Chamber provides you with a multitude of ways to increase your visibility within the business community and customer base. And like most membership organizations, the more you get into it, the more you get out of it. Attend our events, serve on a committee, and keep informed through our communications. Your business will reap the benefits.
Benefits of Joining the Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Ribbon Cuttings/Grand Openings and Groundbreakings
- Referrals and Exposure
- Influencing Legislation
- Advertising Discounts
- Localism Promotions- #localcircle
- Business Support and Information
- Leadership Development
REFERRALS, EXPOSURE AND MORE
The Chamber is a great resource for public exposure and business referrals, helping promote our members through personal calls, face-to-face visits, various publications, online and in our Come Together Locally campaign promotions on television, radio, and online at www.cometogetherlocally.com as well as social media platforms. Join the #localcircle.
The Central LA Regional Chamber’s President and Legislative Committee act as advocates for local business and industry. The Chamber conducts Washington, D.C. Fly-Ins to work with members of Congress on federal issues of interest. The Chamber is proactive on the state level, working issues during the State Legislative Session and hosting the Central Louisiana Day at the Legislature. The Chamber’s Infrastructure Committee crafts a priorities list for central Louisiana projects and regularly testifies before the Joint Legislative Committee on Transportation.
Another way the Chamber celebrates central Louisiana is through the many special events hosted throughout the year. Whether it’s an awards gala, luncheon or a Chamber After Ours, there is always a reason to celebrate local businesses.
Women in Business Conference
The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce will host its 9th annual Women in Business Conference on October 21 and 22. The conference provides a unique opportunity for business professionals, community leaders and students to engage with distinguished speakers from a wide variety of industries and professions to discuss some of the most important issues facing business leaders today. Keynote speakers and presenters will provide diverse thoughts and opinions on how to be an effective leader and build career success and fulfillment.
The chamber celebrates the hard work of local businesses every day of the year. Yet on one particular night, it takes the festivities to the next level with a red-carpet event called the Central Louisiana Business Awards, commonly known as the Bizzy’s. It’s an annual gala that honors chamber member companies who that have excelled in 12 categories. Nominate your favorite business and attend the next Bizzy Awards Gala on August 27, 2021. (More Bizzy info on page__)
Annual Meeting & Business Expo
The Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Business Expo, held on the first Thursday in December provides an opportunity to celebrate the Chamber’s accomplishments and thank the outgoing officers and Board of Directors. The new Chair of the Board, officers and Board of Directors are introduced and a timely keynote speaker rounds out the program. The Come Together Locally Business Expo, held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting, allows participants and attendees the opportunity to see the latest products, programs and services offered locally at the same time all at the same place. With more than 60 exhibit booths and hundreds of attendees, the Business Expo is a must-see in exploring the latest and greatest in the central Louisiana marketplace.
Young Professionals Group of Central Louisiana
The Young Professionals Group of Central Louisiana, sponsored by the Central LA Chamber, is a network of community leaders and in their 20’s, 30’s and early 40’s to enhance the development of Central Louisiana for attraction and retention of young professionals. For more information, visit www.ypgcenla.org