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    Thursday, April 02, 2020
    Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a new Louisiana Loan Portfolio Guaranty Program, which will offer loans of up to $100,000 to Louisiana small businesses of fewer than 100 employees that are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. To help Main Street and rural businesses sustain operations, the loans will require no payments for 180 days and carry below-market interest rates of no more than 3.5 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Press Release
    Thursday, April 02, 2020
    The Living Well Foundation announces a Special Funding Cycle to receive applications addressing the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. This cycle will open April 6, 2020, through the online Grant Application menu on the Foundation’s website, www.livingwellfoundation.net, and will extend through August 15, 2020. Grant awards will be up to $20,000, with an initial allocation by the Foundation up to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, April 02, 2020
    The University of Louisiana System and LSU are partnering to mobilize healthcare students, graduates or active/retired members of the healthcare workforce to volunteer their time and talents through Louisiana Volunteers by signing up at www.COVID-19LAVolunteers.org.   “It is our goal to leverage these volunteers as case managers and care coordinators to remotely and safely work with ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    Temporary e-cards available from the Library   Anyone ages 17 or older who lives or works in Ouachita Parish can now receive a temporary e-card from the Ouachita Parish Public Library. With an e-card, residents can download e-books and e-audiobooks and stream movies, TV shows and music. Patrons who already have a Library card can use that barcode for the same resources.   To get an e-card, ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
      The West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce in partnership with First West School Based Ministries, the Food Bank of NELA and community partners distributed over 700 boxes to families in need in the West Monroe Community. These boxes, generously donated by The Home Depot and assembled by our community volunteers, contained over 19,974 pounds of food, over 21,000 candy filled Easter eggs ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    Baton Rouge, La. – Effective today at 5 p.m. – March 24, 2020 – all buildings and overnight facilities at Louisiana State Parks are closed, as are all buildings at all state historic sites. This action is taken for the safety of staff members and the public at these sites, as they encounter the general public on a daily basis. The closure will remain in effect until April 13, and no new ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    Media Contact: Ann Hayward 318-669-0567        Atmos Energy Urges Homeowners and Contractors  to Dig Safely    Monroe, LA (March 30, 2020) – Atmos Energy has a proven track record of maintaining safe and reliable natural gas service under many adverse conditions.  This current COVID-19 pandemic will be no different. During these unprecedented times, we want to assure you our focus remains ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Steward Medical Group Launches Telehealth to Expand Access to Care for Patients Amid COVID‐19 Pandemic   Virtual Visits Designed to Mitigate the Spread of the Disease, Ease Concerns of Going to the Doctor’s Office   March 26, 2020 – Steward Health Care today announced the implementation of telehealth visits, including the use of Microsoft Teams and FaceTime appointments with Steward ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    United Way of Northeast Louisiana has established the COVID-19 Response Fund to accept donations to support response and recovery efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  United Way of Northeast Louisiana has been a pillar of support for the community for more than 64 years. As our community faces the unprecedented challenge presented by COVID-19, support is needed for the most vulnerable now ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, Political
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    The Chamber has been contacted by a casting company seeking locally owned restaurants to feature on the show Restaurant: Impossible with chef Robert Irvine   Announcement: We are looking all over your area for restaurant owners to be featured on the show. We're looking for deserving restaurant establishments that are privately owned (so no chains, franchises, fast food) that could really ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    In response to Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards’ Executive Order issued on Sunday, March 22, the City of West Monroe has made the following changes to its city buildings and facilities: City Hall will be closed to the public, but employees will still be available to answer questions and provide services. Call City Hall at (318) 396-2600 for assistance. Kiroli Park will remain open to the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic, Political, Press Release
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Glenwood Regional Medical Center has taken a very systematic, proactive and comprehensive approach to balance the need of accommodating a rise in COVID‐19 patients, while maintaining the level and quality of care for all our patients and the community we serve. Our response strategy to COVID‐19 has included three distinct stages. First, our preparations began months ago, when the virus ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Political
    Sunday, March 22, 2020
    March 22, 2020  Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statewide Stay at Home order that goes into effect at 5 p.m. Monday, March 23, to further fight the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana, as the number of confirmed cases have topped 800 and spread to more than half of our parishes.Click here to read the Governor’s statewide Stay at Home order.Click here to see graphics. “In Louisiana we have ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Chamber, Political
    Sunday, March 22, 2020
    The SBA issued the official disaster declaration for Louisiana small businesses this week, adding a link to their website to begin receiving applications to address revenue losses related to COVID-19. Low-interest loans with long-term repayment programs are available up to $2 million. SBA staff advise the process will take approximately 30-45 days to begin receiving funds and are encouraging ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    Gov. Edwards: All Louisiana Parishes Eligible For COVID-19 Business Aid SBA loans of up to $2 million will aid Louisiana’s more than 440,000 small businesses BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that small businesses in all 64 Louisiana parishes will have access to federal Small Business Administration disaster aid in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. SBA Administrator Jovita ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Political
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    Out of concern for the health and safety of Ouachita Parish Public Library patrons and staff, all branches will close temporarily to the public at the end of regular business hours on Thursday, March 19 until April 13.  The Library is waiving all overdue fines for items borrowed and/or due between March 13-April 13. Out of an abundance of caution, the Library is requesting that patrons not ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    Latest Walmart Store Changes to Support Associates and CustomersMore details CLICK HEREStore Operating HoursWalmart U.S. stores will adjust operating hours to 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Stores that open later than 7 a.m. will continue their regular starting hours. This will further help associates restock the shelves for customers while continuing to clean and sanitize the store. While the store hours ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Chamber, Political
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    Per the mandate of Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued Monday afternoon, the City of West Monroe has made the following announcements in its continued effort to protect the public from the spread of COVID-19. Effective Tuesday, March 17, the following City facilities will be closed: • West Ouachita Senior Center • West Monroe Community Center • The Rec • City of West Monroe Utility ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    The Chamber is proud to highlight these WMWO Chamber Member restaurants available for to-go and (in some cases) drive through and delivery service!  Chamber members that are currently closed are not listed.​ Arby’s – Regular drive though service available and take-out availableBar B-Q West – Take – out with daily specialsBelle’s Ole South Diner - drive thru & take out.  Delivery on $50 or more ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, March 12, 2020
    Louisiana’s statewide 211 network is now answering calls about COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. This network is best designed and staffed to handle the large volume of calls from Louisiana residents who are concerned and who have questions about the rapidly-spreading virus.   Anyone looking for information about the COVID-19 outbreak can simply dial 211 or text the keyword LACOVID ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    University of Louisiana Monroe President Nick J. Bruno, Jr., Ph.D., released a letter to the students, faculty and staff, providing information on the university’s preparations for the spread of coronavirus.   The president’s letter is as follows:   I want to keep you updated on the latest information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact to campus.   Gov. John Bel Edwards ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
    Monday, March 09, 2020
    The screening will take place at the school's campus at 715 Cypress St. in West Monroe on Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m. “The Riot and the Dance II: Water” is the sequel to the 2018 nature documentary, “The Riot and the Dance: Earth.” The sequel focuses on aquatic creatures and their role in a world created by God. View the trailer at https://youtu.be/wXzi9XriRlk The public is invited to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, March 06, 2020
    M3 Physio places your health as our top priority. With the imminent spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as the Flu as major health concerns, many patients are faced with the impact of suspending physical therapy to limit their exposure risk.  At M3 Physio, we strongly believe this should never be a decision necessary as it is our mission to meet our clients where they are – to get them ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, March 05, 2020
    CHENNAULT MUSEUM TO OPEN DOORS LATE FOR AFTER HOURS SERIESMonroe, La (March 5, 2020) -- Chennault Aviation & Military Museum and The Backyard Street Food & Pub present Chennault Museum After Hours Series part two on March 19, 2020. The Museum, located at 701 Kansas Lane in Monroe, will keep its doors open late for a showing of the documentary Some Call Them Baby Killers… We Call Them Heroes with ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, March 05, 2020
    Queen Sugar selected as Library’s River Reads: One Book, One Ouachita title; author to visit April 23  The Ouachita Parish Public Library has selected Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile as its 15th River Reads: One Book, One Ouachita title. The community reading program will culminate with an author visit on April 23.  Set in contemporary Louisiana, Queen Sugar tells the story of African American ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, March 05, 2020
    The classic Robert Lewis Stevenson tale of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” comes to life on stage at the University of Louisiana Monroe’s Brown Auditorium for four performances, March 19, 20 21 and 22.    “Jekyll & Hyde” The Musical, presented by the ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts, is the epic struggle between good and evil featuring a thrilling score of pop-rock hits from multi-Grammy- ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, March 05, 2020
    We are looking to add an outstanding AmeriCorps Program Officer to our team!  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/louisiana/jobs/2736116/contracts-grants-reviewer-1-2-3  The AmeriCorps Program Officer (Contract/Grants Reviewer) reports to the Senior AmeriCorps Program Officer and is responsible for monitoring federal AmeriCorps grants and providing training and technical assistance to ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Political
    Thursday, March 05, 2020
    The University of Louisiana Monroe and ULM Foundation will formally name the David and Sharon Turrentine School of Management in the College of Business and Social Sciences at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in The Terrace on the seventh floor of the ULM Library.   The Turrentines provided a generous endowment of $1 million to the university to benefit the School of Management in ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Education
    Wednesday, March 04, 2020
    Louisiana Business, This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. CDC is working across the Department of Health and Human Services and across the U.S. government in the public health response ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Economic, Press Release
    Friday, February 28, 2020
    Small Business Awards Luncheon 2020   The West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce will once again host their annual Small Business Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 7, 2020 from Noon to 1 p.m. at the West Monroe Convention Center.   The WMWO Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards Luncheon, presented by Glenwood Regional Medical Center and Paramount Healthcare, is an opportunity for ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, February 17, 2020
    The University of Louisiana Monroe President’s Academy is a distinguished program for a select group of highly motivated high school students. Limited to only 65 students, President’s Academy provides real-world learning opportunities at local businesses and hospitals with professionals in the field. This year, the President’s Academy is June 14-19. The five-day externship program includes ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    Nick J. Bruno, Jr., Ph.D., the University of Louisiana Monroe’s eighth president, announced Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2020, he will retire at the end of June.   In an email to ULM employees and students, Bruno wrote, “Due to my love for this institution and this job, it was one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make during my nearly 45 years in higher education.”   Bruno stated the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release

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