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Door prizes needed to award chamber volunteers

Help us recognize our volunteers at weekly luncheons

For the fourth consecutive year, the Bossier Chamber of Commerce is participating in an eight-week long campaign where volunteers and chamber staff educate and promote our one-of-a-kind, high-level marketing opportunities to the Bossier-Shreveport business community. Our volunteers help us reach our membership base of over 900 business members and 2,500 business contacts.

If you want to help us recognize our fifty plus volunteers by donating a door prize please reach out to Kattie Hollay here. From small businesses to large scale corporations, members are contributing merchandise, services and cash as prizes to reward our volunteers. To show our appreciation for your support, we will recognize your business at our weekly luncheons.

LANO to host Community Leader program

Deadline to apply is this Friday

Are you looking to get involved with nonprofit board service? LANO, (Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations), offers a training program for professionals in our community looking to get more involved through its Community Leader 2017 fall program. Participants will gain a greater understanding of what it means to serve in the community and make a difference in a cause that speaks to their personal interests and passion for serving others.
If you would like to apply for the fall class of 2017 or learn more about the program, please note the following information:
  • Information session, August 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Community Central, 401 Edwards Street, Ste. 125, Shreveport
  • Information and program application
  • Deadline to apply August 18
For further questions or information, contact me or the director of the program, Kay Irby, kay@lano.org, 318-840-8522.

Become an expert on north Louisiana opportunities

Conference quickly approaching

North Louisiana will soon be home to the first-ever conference benefiting both your professional skills and your communities. Upstate Rising: The North Louisiana Public-Private Partnership, Real Estate Development, and Land Use Planning Law Conference is scheduled for Friday, August 25.
Upstate Rising will focus on the following:
  • Strategies for driving community growth and progress through real estate development (residential and commercial), including marketing to millennials; and public/private partnerships (a first for a conference focus in this region)
  • State and regional economic development and workforce initiatives
  • Head over to our blog to receive information regarding additional Upstate Rising focus areas and register here!

Deadline extended to nominate your Patriots

Chamber seeking public entries

The Bossier Chamber of Commerce’s annual Patriot Awards honors our local first responders who go above and beyond the call of duty.

NOMINATIONS: The Chamber is asking the public to nominate first responders – Law Enforcement, Fire/EMS, Emergency Communicators and Military members (active, reserve and guard) – who they have witnessed showing integrity, hard work and courage while in the line of duty in 2017. Click here to nominate someone in Bossier or Caddo parishes who fits this description. We want to honor them at our 2017 Patriot Awards, presented by Willis-Knighton Health System. 

Great speaker lineup for 2017 event

Learn about the K-12/Higher Education partnerships

This “State of the Schools” Address will feature an overview of our local and state education systems as well as review the successes and challenges facing our schools. The Superintendent of Bossier Parish Public schools will be present to provide an overview of the progress being made in the public school system. Dr. Rick Bateman, President of Bossier Parish Community College, and Dr. Les Guice, President of Louisiana Tech University, will also be in attendance to provide a look at higher education in Bossier as well as recap the partnership roles higher education plays with K-12 education and local business, in particular knowledge based companies.
The 2017 State of Education Address will be held on Thursday, August 31, 8 a.m., at the Bossier Parish School for Technology and Innovative Learning. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. Individual tickets may be purchased for $35 and corporate tables of eight may be purchased for $550. Click here to reserve your seat.

Business After Hours

Join us for our premier networking event

Business After Hours brings together a crowd of the area’s business professionals for an opportunity to connect and grow their business. Hosted from 5-7 p.m., this month’s two-hour evening social on August 24 offers you the chance to meet other business representatives to gain a better understanding of how you may partner and collaborate with one another.

$5 members | $10 future members
And, don’t forget to bring business cards!

Get your tickets online now!

LAST CALL to attend the 2017 Legislative Summit

Keynote speakers and special guests to provide legislative update

Join us August 22, 11:30 a.m., at the Municipal Auditorium as we hear from the President of the Louisiana State Senate, Senator John A. Alario, Jr., and Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives, Representative Taylor F. Barras. With special guests, Senator Eric LaFleur, Chairman Senate Finance; Senator Jean-Paul J. Morrell, Chairman Senate Revenue & Fiscal Affairs; Representative Cameron Henry, Chairman House Appropriations. Doors open at 11 a.m.
Tickets $50 | Tables (of eight) $550

Learn more about nonprofit board service


Get involved with the community through LANO’s Community Leader program

 

Are you looking to get involved with nonprofit board service? LANO, (Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations), offers a training program for professionals in our community looking to get more involved through its Community Leader 2017 fall program. Participants will gain a greater understanding of what it means to serve in the community and make a difference in a cause that speaks to their personal interests and passion for serving others.
If you would like to apply for the fall class of 2017 or learn more about the program, please note the following information:
  • Information session, August 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Community Central, 401 Edwards Street, Ste. 125, Shreveport
  • Information and program application
  • Deadline to apply August 18
For further questions or information, contact the director of the program, Kay Irby, kay@lano.org, 318-840-8522.

DigiArt show and competition seeks artists 

Art show and competition scheduled for end of September

The Bossier Arts Council would like to announce a Call for Digital Artists for their annual DigiFest South Art Show & Competition. The event includes an art exhibition and competition by independent artists. DigiFest is aimed at showcasing a variety of digital art genres made possible by the latest technologies. Read more regarding categories, requirements, and awards on our blog!

Door prizes needed to award chamber volunteers

Help us recognize our volunteers at weekly luncheons

For the fourth consecutive year, the Bossier Chamber of Commerce is participating in an eight-week long campaign where volunteers and chamber staff educate and promote our one-of-a-kind, high-level marketing opportunities to the Bossier-Shreveport business community. Our volunteers help us reach our membership base of over 900 business members and 2,500 business contacts.

If you want to help us recognize our fifty plus volunteers by donating a door prize please reach out to Kattie Hollay here. From small businesses to large scale corporations, members are contributing merchandise, services and cash as prizes to reward our volunteers. To show our appreciation for your support, we will recognize your business at our weekly luncheons.