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LACCE 2021 Annual Conference
Plan to Join Us in September...
Sunday - Tuesday, September 26 - 28, 2021
The Cook Hotel
Baton Rouge, LA

We are planning to meet in-person for our 2021 LACCE Annual Conference. This conference is an opportunity for chamber executives and staff members to meet and exchange ideas in order to promote and support their communities. More information on the agenda will be shared soon.
LABI Updates
Statement on the Biden Administration's Executive Actions on Energy
President Joe Biden announced a moratorium on all new oil and gas drilling leases on federal lands and in the federal waters. LABI President and CEO Stephen Waguespack released the following statement in response.

CLICK HERE to read the full statement.
LED Updates
Louisiana Targets Growth of Rural Small Businesses
Twelve Louisiana companies are the inaugural participants in a program targeting business growth for rural Louisiana. The LED Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative recently launched via a partnership of Louisiana Economic Development and the Michigan-based Edward Lowe Foundation.

Please CLICK HERE for more information.
LACCE Associate Member Updates
Keep Louisiana Beautiful's Healthy Communities Grant Application is Now Open

Annual statewide grant application process begins with letters of intent. For more information, please click here.
So many chambers do strategic planning in January and February, and YGM has provided information that will hopefully help reframe and refocus those planning sessions. YGM’s latest blog post focuses on how Strategic Planning Starts with Strategic Thinking. The second in the ‘TRC Talks: Ideas & Inspiration’ interview series delved deeper into strategic thinking with Kelly Hall, CCE, IOM, President/CEO of the Longview (TX) Chamber of Commerce. 
LACCE Member Updates
Evangeline Chamber
The Chamber is pleased to welcome Tobin DeVille as their new Executive Director.
Jefferson Chamber
The Chamber kicked off the New Year with a virtual Business & Breakfast on January 22. The Jefferson Chamber Young Professionals hosted two virtual events in January – a Coffee & Community with special guest Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and a happy hour and distillery tour with a Jefferson Chamber member distillery. The Chamber is excited to be hosting both a Chamber 101 and a Business Card Exchange in-person in February.
Natchitoches Area Chamber
The Chamber has hired Anna Waxley as their new Events Coordinator.
New Orleans Chamber
The Chamber has a handful of virtual and in-person events coming up this month. Dates and times are subject to change with regard to city restrictions and guidelines for COVID-19. They will hold a Virtual Power Breakfast on February 9, the 21st Century Business Forum Webcast with Biz New Orleans - Episode 2 on February 10, and the Chamber Dine Around - Rosie's on the Roof on February 23.
One Acadiana
Zach Hager has been promoted to Vice President of Economic Development.
National Partner Updates
Click here to register for ACCE's Annual Sales Training Conference to take place virtually March 11-12.
Click here to view ACCE's recent webinar on CEO Careers in the Chamber Industry.
Click here for a new book just out - Horseshoes vs. Chess: A Practical Guide for Chamber of Commerce Leaders by ACCE Life Member, Dave Adkisson, CCE. In it, Adkisson shares experiences from his 40-plus year chamber career in a collection of stories and lessons.
U.S. Chamber Foundation - Institute
Click here for the Winter Webinar Series from Institute - the next webinar is February 3.
Should you have any questions regarding your LACCE membership, feel free to contact
Tiffany Fulmer Ott at (404) 312-0524 or
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