Chamber Chatter Blog
The Chamber Chatter Blog will discuss the news and issues impacting Lafayette's business community. Issues like health care, taxes and regulation, innovation, public policy, unified plan, transportation funding, education, and more. To join the conversation, click the comment link under any post. For more information, contact the Chamber's Marketing Relations Specialist, Carley Ste. Marie, at carley@lafchamber.org.

2/27/2012 9:34:06 AM
Community and political leaders gathered in Crowley last Friday, February 24, to establish the Greater Southwest Louisiana Super Region for economic development purposes.
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2/20/2012 12:24:54 PM
Chamber Chatter for the week of February 20th

Comprehensive Planning Underway

The effort to develop a comprehensive plan for Lafayette officially began last week as the consulting team contracted to coordinate the initiative was in town. The WRT group met with various groups and stakeholders as they began to lay the groundwork for what is expected to be an eighteen month process.


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2/6/2012 10:52:00 AM
 There are a lot of reasons for us to celebrate this past week.
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1/30/2012 12:15:59 PM
 While Chamber staff is finalizing preparations for our Annual Banquet on Thursday, February 2nd, we're also advancing our agenda of collaboration, partnership and building community.
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1/23/2012 10:15:24 AM
It was a week of emotional highs and lows as we bid farewell to a long time friend of the Chamber and welcomed a new leader for our parish public schools.  Interestingly, the two individuals shared a common interest: improving the quality of educational opportunities in Lafayette.
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1/16/2012 11:50:28 AM
Well, if you write off Monday night, it was a pretty good week for the Lafayette Chamber. 

We 'officially' began our ticket sales for the annual banquet which will be held the evening of February 2 at the Cajundome Convention Center.  Chamber staff is really proud of this year’s invitation that was mailed on Monday, January 9.  Banquet registration on line has been open for a couple of weeks and over 300 folks had purchases tickets even before the invites.  We’re expecting some 700 people to join us to 'Celebrate Lafayette.'


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2/22/2011 11:29:51 AM
Chairman Flo Meadows will lead a series of testimonies at a public hearing tonight to gather public opinion on how to redraw legislative, congressional and other election districts.
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2/22/2011 9:19:08 AM
Representatives of Empower PAC were on hand for a political fund raiser for state Representative Fred Mills last night in Baton Rouge.
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11/23/2010 2:43:44 PM
The leadership of the Chamber's Energy Division has been strategizing on how to best approach federal energy regulators in the wake of the B.P. Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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10/13/2010 10:08:15 AM
You would think that after all the Chamber has done – Rally for Economic Survival, letter writing campaigns, lobbying, petitions – we would be celebrating the news that the federal deepwater drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico is lifted.

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10/4/2010 5:17:31 PM
Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy, issued a statement...
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10/4/2010 5:12:46 PM
In an October 1 posing from The White House Blog the story notes...
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8/31/2010 3:58:44 PM
An overwhelming number of members responding to the recent survey agreed that the Chamber should take a position on Parish President Joey Durel's 2010-2011 budget proposal to set aside $500,000 a year for ten years to purchase the "Horse Farm."

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8/23/2010 12:20:23 PM
Your Chamber is proud to be an advocate for business. As a business advocacy organization, we represent business interests at the local, state and national level.

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8/16/2010 2:28:20 PM
The Chamber continues to work in your public interest on several issues.

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8/2/2010 2:32:09 PM
As our staff eagerly awaits a return to our newly renovated offices, it is business as usual at your Chamber.

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7/7/2010 12:14:54 PM
Your Chamber continues to be at the forefront in the rallying call for the lifting of the federal government's moratorium on offshore drilling. National and local media have accessed Chamber resources in their coverage of issues dealing with the moratorium and the BP oil spill.

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6/28/2010 12:07:53 PM
Your Chamber continues to play a leading role in addressing issues related to the BP incident offshore Louisiana. Meanwhile, its business unusual as our staff works around the renovations to our office and managing a number of events designed to keep you informed of matters of interest to your business and our community.
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6/14/2010 12:49:29 PM
Your Chamber was among the first to voice concern about the economic impact of the federal moratorium on offshore exploration. We immediately recognized the rippling effect that will result from what is a six month economic sanction.
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6/7/2010 11:21:16 AM
Your Chamber's involvement in the community as a representative of business was evident last week on the education, government and cultural fronts.

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5/24/2010 2:12:12 PM
The Lafayette Parish School Board has been presented the final report on a Master Facilities Master Plan. Your Chamber is tracking the process and our Board of Directors will be given a special presentation this week by representatives of CSRS, the planning group that conducted the study.

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5/18/2010 11:01:30 AM
As Vice President of Governmental Relations, I have been either monitoring or actively participating in several issues of importance to our community.

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4/22/2010 4:39:51 PM
It was readily apparent that Lafayette's rich fiber optic resources and its potential have captured the imagination of attendees of FiberFete.

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3/23/2010 1:59:51 PM
Chamber Vice-President of marketing and governmental relations, Bruce Conque, is providing an overview of the governmental consolidation issue at each of City-Parish President, Joey Durel's town hall meetings.

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2/26/2010 11:44:25 AM
"In all my years as president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry I have never work this hard on federal legislation," said Dan Juneau.

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1/27/2010 4:46:34 PM
Three separate events on Wednesday, January 27th, confirm that Lafayette is on the grow!

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1/12/2010 12:38:33 PM
In my role as V.P. of Government Relations for the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, I have been researching population data in Lafayette Parish. The numbers which I have accessed are the most recent estimates available.

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12/16/2009 12:20:09 PM
The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce will be at the forefront during 2010 fostering an environment for entrepreneurs to flourish. The 2,300 representatives of our member business group will continue to aid those with creative ideas and those with fledging businesses to succeed as a means to expand the economy.

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12/9/2009 12:30:27 PM
Several representatives of the Lafayette Chamber were in attendance last night for a presentation on comprehensive planning hosted by City-Parish Councilman Brandon Shelvin.

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11/11/2009 10:36:16 AM
Two new member orientations and a similar session for newly elected and appointed Board members drew large crowds today. Chamber staff welcomed scores of new members and new directors to the quarterly orientation sessions where value-added benefits were presented.

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10/30/2009 7:31:58 AM
The Chamber welcomed two representatives of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today to brief members on the Consumer Financial Protection Agency bill (H.R. 3162) and the Employee Free Choice Act bill (S.B. 560).

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10/28/2009 8:03:32 AM
Chamber representatives attended a variety of events throughout the community yesterday.

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10/16/2009 12:53:25 PM
Citing the need to understand what the "Community of Innovators” means Chamber President Rob Guidry gathered a wide array of member this morning for input. Fifteen new and multi-year members contributed their thoughts on the concept and the role of the organization in 2010 and beyond.

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9/28/2009 10:40:42 AM
One aspect of developing a 'Community of Innovators' is celebrating exemplary examples of creativity and successful innovation.
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9/28/2009 10:38:23 AM
Chamber President Rob Guidry was in attendance as students and supporters of UL's BeauSoleil Home wished Team BeauSolesil well today. The early morning gathering was a send off as the team of architecture and engineering students climbed aboard a bus for the first leg of their journey to Washington D.C. The team is to compete in the 2009 International Solar Decathlon.

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9/24/2009 1:00:00 PM
Innovation Committee members kicked around ideas on how to take advantage of Lafayette's unique culture while promoting the community's technological bent at this month's meeting.

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9/24/2009 10:00:00 AM
What does it take to become a 'Community of Innovators'? That's the challenge which the Lafayette Chamber has identified as a long term strategic goal.

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