COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
JULY 2020
Put Your $ Where Your 💙 Is. BUY Local! ENJOY Local!

When a consumer buys local, significantly more of that money stays in the community. In fact, one study found that for every $100 spent at a local business, $68 remained in the town while only $43 of each $100 spent at a chain retailer.

Local business owners often have incentive to patronizing other local vendors and establishments for both business and personal reasons. When you personally know the people behind the business where you’re buying local products and services, you enjoy a connection you would not otherwise have. Along with the rest of the community, you celebrate when a favorite local business succeeds.

Temple Design Creates for Our Community
Located in the heart of downtown St. Francisville, Temple Design offers everything from custom logo designs and advertising campaign work to political yard signs. Started in 2002, Amanda Temple McKinney laughed as she shared, “After 5 years of traveling with my husband’s career in the Army, my husband asked me where I wanted to go. I said I wanted to go home.” McKinney explained that after returning home and adding to their young family, she decided to begin her own business. Temple Design began with a shared office downtown. As services and employees were added, the business moved to its own office on Leondard St. and then eventually in 2014 found its current resting place at 11888 Ferdinand St. The staff now includes April McGhee, graphic designer, and Claire Mott, office manager. “We also consider my dad (Thomas Temple) part of our staff. He has been my runner all these years and a great encouragement to me,” shared McKinney.

Pictured above - Claire Mott, Office Manager, April McGee, Graphic Designer and Amanda McKinney, owner and graphic designer
UPCOMING LOCAL EVENTS
Coffee & Commerce

Thursday, July 23 from 8:30 - 9:30 am
Away Down South, 11770 Ferdinand St.
Join us for a time of networking and conversation. Coffee, juice and continental breakfast will be served. Come meet with other chamber members as we share some successful business practices utilized in these challenging pandemic times.

4th of July Festivities
St. Francisville hosts fireworks at the West Feliciana Sports park at dusk on Sat. July 4th. Refreshments and music. Watching from your tailgate and wearing masks is encouraged.
Magnolia Cafe to Reopen
After months of refreshing and remodeling, this local favorite will soon reopen its doors.
Follow their Facebook page for updates.
Save the Date:
Country Roads Seafood Supper Club
Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Houmas House in Ascension Parish.
St. Francisville
Food & Wine Festival
Sunday, November 15, 2020. 11 am–5 pm
on the beautiful grounds of The Myrtles St. Francisville.
Celebrated Chefs • Creative Dishes • Craft Cocktails • Fine Wines • Live Music • Lawn Games
Please remember to forward us your events & specials by the
20th of each month to be included in our newsletter!
Welcome New Chamber Members:
West Feliciana Chamber of Commerce | 225-635-6717 | info@westfelicianachamber.org www.westfelicianachamber.org