LP Biz News - June 8, 2022 - Senator Kennedy - New Businesses - Moratorium Opposition

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Last week, the Livingston Parish Chamber hosted a meeting with U.S. Senator John Kennedy, where he discussed updates from DC, how happy he is to be back in Louisiana, and what he's doing to represent our area.
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Moratorium - Opposition
At a regular meeting of the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee, held on May 19, 2022, with a quorum of board members present, it was directed that the Livingston Parish Chamber offers the following statement. 
Be it resolved that the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce:
  • OPPOSES the inclusion of commercial property in the parish wide moratorium.  Commercial development provides revenue streams to the very public services and infrastructure concerns noted.
  • Requests that a quick resolution, prior to the 60 day timeline, is reached to lift the moratorium.
  • Has concerns for the economic impact of this action and the potential disruption in the pipeline of projects in the parish.
  • Observes that small family landowners are impacted by this action as other factors such as rising interest rates make this a timely concern.
As the parish's business association formed to represent business, the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce serves as a convener for leaders and influencers, a catalyst for business growth and a champion for stronger communities.
Ordinances - Impacts - Developments
Don't forget about business.
As local councils and leaders across the I-12 - I-10 corridors are facing pressure in all directions on how to incorporate smart growth into our areas, we want to remind you, don't forget about business.
It's not just the huge developers that are impacted by potential halts to their pipeline of business and cash flow, the local guys, your next door neighbors are business people too. Many have the good of the parish at heart and want a collective approach that includes a seat at the table for everyone.
While we sympathize, and care, about the challenges to infrastructure, drainage, the school system and other important projects - we've supported and had conversations about the urgent needs of every one of these areas for years - the needs and consideration of what it will do to our local economy and business community matters.
We will be hosting an opportunity for businesses to learn more - and provide your input - about what the plans are and what this means to you. Registration is open now. RSVP below.
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Business - Things to know - in Bullets
June 8, 2022
  • Business is on the move with new openings, new locations, and commitment to the parish. Ribbon Cuttings - Galore. Read about each of them:
  • Morningside at Juban Lakes - New apartment community for seniors - May 26th - Opened with loads of people. Read here.
5 Professionals You Need on Your Small Business Team!
If you’re a small business owner without the resources to hire a large full-time team, you can still meet your business needs through freelancing or turning to independent business professionals. This can be an economical way to accomplish your goals without having to cover the cost of full-time employees.
Even if your budget is strapped, a successful business requires the services of the following types of professionals. These professionals do things that you don’t need to (or shouldn’t be doing on your own). They’ve spent years learning their trade and can help you avoid that costly learning curve or even costlier mistakes.
If you are ready to hire one of these people but you’re not sure where to find one, your chamber of commerce can help. Read on...
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Updates from U.S. Senator John Kennedy
LP Chamber - Sen. John Kennedy General Meeting
Inside - U.S. Senator John Kennedy gives the insiders view. You can see the full photo album on the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.
Community - Business Loves Community
Community - Things to know - Bullets
  • Maurepas School Upgrade - Jambalaya Fundraiser was a success - Dads of Denham hosted a fundraiser to benefit the Leadership Livingston Project - Maurepas School. Watch the progress and follow along for updates - by looking here.
Want to catch up on past issues of the Livingston Parish Business Newsletter? Good stuff - They are linked here.
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looking for:
  • Small businesses to highlight in short sessions. in person and online
  • business people successes with stories to tell
  • Subject topic experts.
  • Respond here and let's talk!
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