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    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    February 06, 2019We know that in Louisiana there is currently no consistent, stable state funding stream for early care and education, and that we are currently spending less than ½ of 1% of our state general funds on this.  By contrast, other states have used “sin taxes” such as lottery funds, tobacco settlement funds and tobacco taxes to specifically fund early care and education.      For ...read more
    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    Leadership Bootcamps 2019     Thinking of running for public office? Running, but don't know where to start? Already in office, and facing serious opposition? LABI's Louisiana Free Enterprise Institute is hosting the second series of Leadership Bootcamps designed to teach, train and launch pro-business leaders to run for office. These sessions are complimentary and open to the public but ...read more
    Monday, February 11, 2019
    RUSTON, Louisiana, Feb. 11, 2019 – Argent Financial Group, a leading independent fiduciary wealth management firm, won Best Trustee Service at the 2019 Private Asset Management Awards hosted by Private Asset Management magazine.  “We are honored to receive this prestigious award in the category that is the core of our company,” said Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group. “We began as a ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, February 11, 2019
    Planning is underway for the 69th Annual Louisiana Peach Festival. The festival will be held June 21-22. The theme chosen for 2019 is “A Peach in Time.” The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce is seeking artists to design the annual poster and to produce a t-shirt design. Both the poster design and the t-shirt design contests are open to the public. Individuals may enter one or both contests. $500 ...read more
    Monday, February 11, 2019
    Hang on to your hats...we are growing! For over 35 years Beta Sigma Phi has been organizing and sponsoring the Arts & Crafts Show for the Louisiana Peach Festival and we are proud to announce due to popular demand, the show has expanded to TWO DAYS...Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22. Every year over 150 artists, crafters, and vendors come to downtown Ruston to celebrate with us---many of them ...read more
    Friday, February 08, 2019
    Angie White, Senior Vice President of Workforce Initiatives for North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP), was named the ACT Workforce Champion for the State of Louisiana. Her leadership in promoting the ACT Work Ready Communities (WRC) initiative across North Louisiana earned her this honor from ACT, a nonprofit organization that offers the college entrance exam and the WorkKeys career ...read more
    Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    What a Great Feeling Indeed By Cathi Cox-BoniolThis is not my favorite time of the year.  Within a couple of days, I will be up to my ears in our taxes.  Yes, I do our taxes each year.  And while I dread it with everything in me simply because it’s not the type of activity I enjoy in any shape, form, or fashion, I am proud of the fact that I can get it done.  I start every January making sure ...read more
    Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    Having an Employee in the Ambassador Program is a Win-Win By Judy Copeland, Chamber President  Our Chamber Ambassadors help us to help you.  They call or stop by for a short visit to find out what is going on with you and your business because they care.  We realize running a business is hard and that it consumes your time to the point you can’t always pick up the phone to let us know if there ...read more
    Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    A Great Beginning to 2019 By Earl Smith, Chamber Chair We started out our year with a bang at the 99th annual awards banquet! It was one of the best in recent memory, and we had a record turnout. I want to thank the Bank of Ruston, newly named Century Next Bank for sponsoring such a wonderful event. Rick Godley, of GodleyWorks Advertising & Marketing, was laying down the tracks, while Devine ...read more
    Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    Laissez les bon temps rouler in Ruston By Amanda Quimby CarrierLouisiana’s favorite season is finally here! Mardi Gras is the perfect time to celebrate the state’s unique history and culture alongside friends and family. Locals and visitors alike are excited for two returning Mardi Gras events this year.Coming up Saturday, February 23 is the Krewe of Allegro’s annual Mardi Gras Ball & Silent ...read more
    Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    John DeasonSales & Marketing DirectorFairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott(318) 251-9800, Ext. 4907 j.deason@khotels.net  What is my personal philosophy?To use my talents and abilities, that God has given me, to the fullest every day. I want to be a blessing to others.  What does true leadership mean to me?True leadership means motivating individuals to reach their full potential and achieve their ...read more
    Friday, February 01, 2019
    LED’s CEO Roundtable Application Period Now Open: The application period for LED’s CEO Roundtables is now open through March 31st for CEO Roundtables commencing in July 2019.   LED’s regional CEO Roundtables convene 15 to 18 qualified, key decision-makers from Louisiana-based small businesses 10 times over the course of a year, for peer-to-peer learning and support through growth oriented, ...read more
    Monday, January 21, 2019
    Argent Financial Group today announced another expansion with the opening of an Argent Trust Company office serving the Jackson metropolitan market. Argent Trust Company Vice President and Trust Officer David Russell, who has more than 34 years of experience in the wealth management industry, will represent the company in its new location.The new office is located in the Origin Bank branch at 1063 ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    High Honors for Ruston-Lincoln Citizens   More than 400 people attended the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce’s 99th Annual Awards Banquet presented by Bank of Ruston on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. In addition to the Chamber’s awards presentations, this event provides the occasion to honor out-going members of the Board of Directors along with introducing in-coming members, and the presenting ...read more
    Friday, January 04, 2019
    The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce has been presented the Top 20 Events award from the Southeast Tourism Society (STS) in recognition of the Louisiana Peach Festival. “The Louisiana Peach Festival is the largest and longest running event held in Ruston, LA. The event takes over Downtown Ruston for a weekend, where attendees can enjoy carnival rides, live music, kids’ activities, peachy goods, ...read more