Benefits of Membership
GRAND OPENINGS, RIBBON CUTTINGS, AND BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
The Chamber can promote your business whether it is just starting out or expanding into a new building. With your Grand Opening or Ribbon Cutting done with the Chamber you can be sure that business leaders will know the name of your business. You may even see your business’s Grand Opening or Ribbon Cutting in the local paper! When hosting or attending a Business After Hours, you become connected in a more personal manner to those same business leaders.
FREE EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS AND NETWORKING EVENTS
Connect with other businesses and learn at the same time with the Chamber’s many educational seminars. Members can socialize and establish relationships with one another, while at the same time teaching each other and creating a more well-rounded business atmosphere.
UNIQUE MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES
The Chamber is always finding new ways to promote business in St. Landry Parish. We have many opportunities to help your business shine through sponsorship opportunities, special introductions, and speaking opportunities. We love to provide support to our members who are learning how to promote themselves on social media.
One of the most valuable advantages of becoming a Chamber Member is the opportunity to learn more about owning a business. At the Chamber we have many established businesses who know their way around the block. With the guidance of these mentors making your business grow and become the stable entity that it can be will be that much easier.
ONLINE JOB POSTING
One of the cornerstones of a business rests with its employees. Hiring the right person for the job can make or break a business, especially in bijou communities where everyone knows everyone. The Chamber provides Members a place to post jobs in an easily accessible interface that is sure to connect you with the right people for the job.
THE ST. LANDRY CHAMBER FOUNDATION
The Chamber’s Foundation is a fast-growing conduit of professional growth and development in the Parish. Members of the chamber will be presented with opportunities to volunteer, donate, and/or participate in Leadership St. Landry, the scholarship program, the Youth Leadership Council, and the Jr. CEO Camp.
MONTHLY NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
Lunch & Learns, Business After Hours, Grand Openings, Ribbon Cuttings, and Groundbreakings, Annual Special Events, Business at Breakfast, Chamber Committees, and the Board of Directors are all available for the Chamber member to connect to the community in which they reside. Connecting with the Chamber means connecting to a support system for your business.
COMMUNITY & GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATION
The government in St. Landry Parish pays attention to the Chamber. As an individual, in a corporate sense or literal, there is only so much influence you have over your governing body. However, one of the core values of being an American is the opportunity for the voice of the people as a group to be heard by their leaders. In essence, you can shout a lot louder in a group than alone, and the Chamber is a large group.
The Chamber will push for policies that benefit established and emerging businesses in our community. Working at all levels of government, the Chamber will dutifully represent all residents through participation in parish and city council meetings. Your voice will be heard in St. Landry Parish.
Not only will the Chamber alert you to policies that affect them on the municipality and parish levels, but we will also be working with State projects. As a member of the Chamber, you will be represented to your government in a way that would take years to be recognized on your own.
ORGANIZATIONAL BUSINESS PROMOTION OPPORTUNITIES
Have an event going on that you want the community to know about? The Chamber can help with that. Members are given the opportunity to promote anything your organization does that is related to business. The Chamber can also co-host events you would like to put on, making things easier for you, and provide coverage you never would have otherwise.
If you provide a good or service that is in demand by another member of the Chamber we can refer you to them giving you the opportunity to show your stuff. But the benefit does not stop with business to business referrals. Members, with the new Chamber website, can be referred to completely new customers. A total stranger, a visitor or tourist or local, can call or request info from the Chamber on the specific type of service or good provided in the area. We will then refer Chamber Members that fit the bill. You, who provides said service or good, will then receive an email with their contact information.
When you advertise your business or event with the Chamber of Commerce, you ensure that your contribution is going toward supporting your business every step of the way! We reach hundreds of businesses and thousands of potential customers through our Website, Monthly Newsletters, Educational Seminars, and Special Events. Every business is different, meaning we specialize in providing a personalized marketing experience by utilizing multiple forms of media! Advertising with the Chamber is highly affordable and makes a positive difference in your community. Interested in advertising with the St. Landry Chamber? Email us at, email@example.com to learn more!
Sponsor our Newsletter
Want to get the most out of your next event or reach the community in a more personal way? Our Monthly Chamber Newsletters are sent to over 500 members, community leaders, and potential customers. Sponsoring our newsletters help us continue to bring valuable information to the business community while promoting your business and contact information. Your Sponsor Ads can be linked to your website, social media accounts, and more!
Our website is highly interactive and utilized by active Chamber members, inquiring consumers, and visitors to St. Landry Parish every single day! What better way to catch the eye of thousands? Whether you want your Banner Ad at specific locations or you want to be featured on each of our highly visited pages, visitors to our site will know that your business plays a crucial role in the community!
Monthly Lunch & Learns
This is your chance to meet one-on-one with the people who have shown interest in your business! Want to help us educate our members through unique education seminars that are customized for your products and services? Become a Chamber Lunch & Learn Event Sponsor! Sponsoring Lunch and Learns help us keep these highly attended events free and increase value to Chamber membership. Best of all, sponsorship is highly affordable and promotions for these events reach thousands of potential customers.
Throughout the year, the Chamber puts on multiple special events that act as fundraisers for the many Chamber scholarships given away to St. Landry Parish Seniors each year, while helping to keep Chamber Member dues low. Special Event Sponsorship not only shows your business’s commitment to maintaining a healthy business climate but includes great benefits such as news media coverage, priority seating, public recognition, and much more!
Networking with the St. Landry Chamber of Commerce is all about working together, getting into contact with other members who may know a skill you lack, and supporting each other to contribute to a greater whole. It is about helping each other learn through our peers to benefit each other with our diversity. The Chamber has many opportunities for networking available to its members and even non-members.
Lunch and Learn
Our monthly Lunch & Learn is one of the events provided by the Chamber that is available to registered Chamber members. Typically taking place on the third Thursday of every month at various locations across the parish and features new topics and guest speakers every month. This event allows the business community to learn more about what the Chamber is doing to reach their goals and to provide knowledge to those who wish to open a business of their own or help their current business thrive. This program is about giving members ideas on how to strengthen their businesses and getting to know each other over lunch. To learn about our next Lunch & Learn or register for this month’s event click here.
Business After Hours
Business After Hours is an event that can entail a variety of possibilities to network including town hall meetings, Business Open Houses, or Meet & Greets with community leaders. It typically takes place after 5 P.M. during the workweek at various locations across the parish. Co-hosting a Business After Hours events are a great way to promote your business or organization while also connecting you to the business community. If you’re interested in co-hosting a Business After Hours, contact us here.
Grand Openings, Ribbon Cuttings, and Ground Breakings
Grand Openings, Ribbon Cuttings, and Ground Breakings are the perfect occasions to celebrate your businesses’ debut. Whether you are just starting on a new project, finally opening your doors, or just moving locations these events not only connect you to your chamber but the entire business community and beyond. Totally customizable to your business needs and goals these events are a great way to meet & greet with community leaders and business professionals. These events are often partnered with other community organizations as a way to promote your business on multiple fronts. Always open to the public, the Chamber promotes these events to local media and its members. Chamber members are encourage to attend these free events as a way to learn about the growth in our community. If you’re considering holding a Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting, or Ground Breaking contact us here. If you are interested in attending our next event check out our calendar of events here.
The Chamber holds special events throughout the year that bring the entire business community together for a great cause. Whether it is through our Annual Soiree Royale tasters event, Awards Banquet, or Horses, Harmony, and Agriculture, you can network and socialize with with friends and colleges while celebrating the accomplishments of the dedicated members of our community. These fundraisers help to support local scholarships for students across St. Landry Parish.
Your Business Community
The Chamber’s Committees provide extra focus on areas in St. Landry Parish such as: Area & Economic Development, Education, Government Affairs, Membership, Medical Affairs, Media & Tourism, and Finance. Chamber Members in these committees work together in teams to meet goals based off of the needs of our business community as a whole. Committee membership is open to all Chamber Members and is a great way to give back while making St. Landry Parish a better place to do business. If you are interested in learning more about or committee projects or becoming a committee member visit our Join a Committees Page.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors meet every month to discuss possibilities for developing goals to further help the business community. During these meetings board members discuss updates to Chamber projects, community updates, local government, workforce development, industry updates across the parish. The board is designed to reflect the entire Parish of St. Landry with representatives from nearly every field of business. If you are interested in learning more about our board visit the Board of Directors Page.