CHAMBER NEWS: April 3, 2020
More Info on State's Loan Portfolio Guaranty Program
  • Businesses with less than 100 employees will be able to borrow up to $100,000 at below-market interest rates.
  • Loans are designed to help small firms impacted by COVID-19 meet payroll, retain employees, pay rent and mortgages, and maintain operations.
  • No payments due or interests applied for the first 6 months. After 6 months, interest rates will be no higher than 3.5%.
  • Total loan pool of $50 million will be quickly disbursed to eligible. small businesses across Louisiana.
  • Program will not compete with SBA loan programs.
  • Bankers will have the flexibility to extend loan terms for up to five years.
Welcome to Our New Members
TODAY, Friday, April 3
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

LIMITED to 1000 participants

Presented by Cox Media, this free webinar will discuss marketing strategies that may help businesses keep customers engaged during this unprecedented crisis. It will include the current advertising landscape and past situations of economic uncertainty, the shift in consumer spending and the increase of media consumption throughout the country.
Tuesday, April 7
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

LIMITED to 100 participants

Physical and mental health are important during this stay-at-home order. We have assembled a team to help guide you with expert advice.

Molly Koenig
Melaleuca/Fitness Instructor
Brittany Craft, RND, LDN
Eat Fit Northshore
Ochsner Health System
Dr. Andre Judice
Northshore Wellness
and Counseling
Wednesday, April 8
9 AM to 10 AM via Zoom

LIMITED to 20 participants

This members-only benefit provides a fast, effective networking opportunity while maintaining social distancing. Participants will give 1-to-2 minute sales pitches about what distinguishes their business/ service from others in their field or just inform other members about their organization and what a good referral for them would be.
You must have access to a webcam to participate.
Chamber Chairman Tom Meyer (bottom) moderated yesterday's webinar where member panelists from Carver Darden law firm, Bourgeois Bennett CPAs, Hancock Whitney Bank and Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien Insurance Agency answered questions from nearly 100 participants. Panelist Alan Case is pictured (top). Click here for webinar recording and here for informative handout.
David Landry is recognized as our Ambassador of the Month for February. A partner with the Carver Darden law firm, he is an engaged Chamber member who truly enjoys assisting members with promoting their businesses and maximizing networking events. David currently serves on our Chamber Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
Having sports withdrawal? Here's some at-home family fun from the Saints.

The Saints have released an activity book with Saints-themed fun for the entire family. Download and print to enjoy.
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