River Region Chamber gives members tools for success

Graduates assembled after completing the first ever Leadership River Region course.
Graduates assembled after completing the first ever Leadership River Region course.

A multitude of valuable benefits and tools are at the disposal of members of the River Region Chamber of Commerce (RRCC), which has served as the voice of business since 2004.

With portals to public policy, business resources and networking events, businesses join the Chamber to help gain greater regional exposure and credibility of positive business practices. RRCC also partners with local parishes and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center to offer business support for numerous subjects, and it continues to make additions to add to that advantage for its members.

This year, RRCC started a new network called Chamber Connections where participants have 60 seconds to give their intro and pitch.

“It’s a great time with lunch and getting to know new businesses in the room,” said Chassity McComack, Executive Director of the River Region Chamber of Commerce.

Another benefit is ribbon cuttings for members, celebrating business openings and re-openings, with a group of RRCC volunteers serving as regular ambassadors on hand to add to the festivities.

Helping to stimulate the state’s workforce is another priority of RRCC. Its collaboration with Louisiana Calling, which aims to develop and conduct a multiyear public messaging campaign that includes traditional media, new media, on the ground resources and partnerships, all designed to help state residents discover educational pathways that lead to high value jobs and sustainable careers.

RRCC has rolled out a workforce development campaign to back that interest, engaging employers, high school students, young adults and those who are key influencers of youths and young adults.

A different milestone for the Chamber this year was the graduation of the first ever Leadership River Region class. There were 21 graduates after the first year of the course, which is designed to educate and engage citizens in identifying needs, resources and opportunities for the River Region and developing individuals as leaders within their communities.

“At its core, Leadership River Region hopes to help cultivate and strengthen both future and current leaders so that they can best represent the River Region Parishes, as well as the metro New Orleans region,” McComack said.

She added that the Chamber recently added a Member Engagement Coordinator to the team.

“If you’re a business that wants to hear a little more on what the Chamber does for the community, give us a call to schedule your visit,” McComack said. “We look forward to meeting you!”

For more information, call (985) 359-9777.

 

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