• News for Chamber

    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: Community, Political, Chamber, Human Interest, Press Release
    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: Chamber, Press Release, Economic
    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: Press Release, Chamber, General News Article, Economic, Political
    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: Chamber, Political, Economic, Press Release
    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: Chamber, Press Release, Economic
    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: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    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: Chamber, Human Interest, 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: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Community, Education, 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

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