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Networking is key to success of local BNI chapter

Networking is key to success of local BNI chapter

Founded in 1985, Business Network International (BNI) is the largest and most successful business referral...

Shelby Carnahan Andrews CPA firm adjusts holiday plans to help Mighty Moms

Shelby Carnahan Andrews CPA firm adjusts holiday p...

In the fall each year, Shelby Carnahan Andrews, local business owner and CPA, has a tradition of hosting an...

Bayou Gunslingers rises out of the flood waters

Bayou Gunslingers rises out of the flood waters

Like many others, Brandon Cavin’s livelihood was affected by the flood, but his change came about in a...

Business & Community News

Chef’s Evening continues community tradition

The perennially popular Holiday Chef’s Evening and Wine Tasting Event is a food and wine showcase in the downtown Denham Springs Antiques Village, held this year Dec. 1, 7 to 9 p.m. Local...

Newsmakers

Our Lady of the Lake College changes name to Franciscan Missionaries The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady announced that Our Lady of the Lake College will change its name to Franciscan...

Have you heard

Zachary Chamber unveils Christmas parade theme & shop local campaign The Zachary Chamber of Commerce announced the theme for the Dec. 10 annual Zachary Christmas parade is “A Salute to Our...

Around Town

Livingston Parish A Taste of French Settlement The 8th Annual St. Joseph Catholic Church “Winter Wonderland” Food Festival will be held Dec. 4, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the church, located at 15710...

U.S. Senator Cassidy tours Live Oak schools

FEMA threatening to levy fines on schools By Kellee Hennessy Dickerson “We have thousands of families who were completely caught off -guard, unprepared by no fault of their own, attacked by a freak...

“Economic Gardening” connects businesses

Economic Gardening is an intensive market research program to help Louisiana businesses looking to accelerate their business growth. The program provides eligible companies with virtual access to...

EPIC Piping Pipe Fabrication facility dedicated

Gov. John Bel Edwards and EPIC Piping Chief Operating Officer Remi Bonnecaze dedicated the company’s new advanced pipe fabrication facility in Livingston Parish Nov. 7. The $45.3 million complex...

Set aside flood difficulties and suffering to give thanks

It’s hard to believe that Livingston Parish experienced a devastating flood three months ago. The sunshine was so bright this morning as I write this column, I had to close the blinds in my office...

Chamber Dateline

Livingston Parish Livingston Young Professionals Council Meetings The Livingston Young Professionals (LYP) Council monthly meeting is Nov. 18, 1-2 pm, at the Chamber office. The LYP sign up meeting...

Why did Donald Trump win the presidency?

Two weeks after the election, many liberals still condemn Donald Trump’s election as president. Articles in newspapers and social media state variations of: “This is the victory of the uneducated;”...

In the Know

Unearth your roots

Edward Livingston Historical Association Newsletter Alexander Bookter Query: How many of the following Bookter-googled map place-names are related to Alexander Bookter, Sr., the founder of Bookter’s...

Use Thanksgiving as opportunity to get family photos

Autumn is here, and Thanksgiving is fast approaching. Autumn in itself is a wonderful time in Louisiana. Our weather is so pleasant with temperatures in the low 70s. Thanksgiving is a day to...

Cyber security should be your goal

Americans rely more than ever on their smart devices for banking, shopping or social networking, making the need to safeguard sensitive information and prevent unauthorized use by cybercriminals...

Spur of the moment trip to Key West can lift your spirits

In the middle of rebuilding our home, when we just couldn’t take any more drywall dust, destruction and mess, we dropped everything and went to Key West. It might sound irresponsible or impulsive,...

Be aware, stress causes havoc on the body!

Just in case you were not aware, stress causes multiple physical challenges to the body. They can include pain (headaches, back, hip, chest and jaw are common areas), acne, upset stomach (including...

Everyone benefits when you make charitable gifts

Now that we are nearing the holiday season, you may be thinking about ways you can put your money where your heart is. Specifically, you might be pondering which groups you should support with...

Dealing with lawns damaged by accumulated flood debris

Lawns have been one more casualty of the Great Flood of 2016. Flood water for the vast majority of homeowners did not kill lawn grasses. The water receded fast enough that the grass survived for...

Take time to be thankful, even after a disaster

Flood, destruction, mold, rebuilding and TRAFFIC. With all that has gone on recently, being thankful is not the first thing that comes to mind. However, if one looks a little closer, there are many...

Can data from flooded computers be saved?

If your computer went under water during the flood, any electronics are likely ruined, although there has been one instance I’m aware of where a server was still plugged in and the fan running while...

Water, water everywhere…in 1953 and 2016

When I remarked to Cousin Bruce Kinchen that I had shot the grade for our house off the now Canadian National Railroad because the old timers said it had never flooded, he replied that he remembered...