On April 25, 2019, an EF3 tornado hit Ruston, Louisiana and causing major damage to homes, trees, businesses, vehicles and more. Having scheduled a chainsaw carver, Dayton Scoggins, as a portion of the Louisiana Peach Festival, it seemed fitting to offer him wood from some of the many trees that had fallen. Mr. Scoggins graciously donated two of the pieces back to the festival producer, the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, to be auctioned. The first piece, a beautiful four-foot bear was purchased by
Louisiana businesses looking to market goods and services to foreign customers can receive assistance through federal grants awarded to the state, a program called “STEP Grants.” STEP grants can create an effective means of engagement for Louisiana companies that want to develop foreign markets for their products and services. If we can help Louisiana companies find business contacts in other countries, we can help them to increase and diversify their customer base. As that process unfolds, businesses
Rachel CooperMarketingKim Dupree State Farm Insurance Companies318-475-2710Rachel@kimdupree.net What would I most like to tell myself at age 13?I’d like to go back and time with my yearbook and show 13-year-old me what our hair looks like permed. I would tell 13-year-old me that when Mom suggests getting a perm to tell her NO!!! Something that might surprise you about me? I am a huge comic book nerd. I love Marvel comics. I love the movies. Captain America is definitely my favorite superhero. I
Lindsay Tomlinson Operations Strategy Analyst |VP (318) 242-7512 email@example.com What is my personal philosophy? My personal philosophy has always been to live life to the fullest. Recently as my family has grown from a family of 3 to a family of 6, my new motto is the “More the Merrier”. I am embracing life as a mom of 4 all under the age of 2. Even though these times can be very tiring the joy outweighs the lack of sleep. What would I most like to tell myself at age
Getting you new customers that are ready, willing and able to buy your goods or services is our business. We do this by knowing our members, knowing what they need for their business and personal growth, and connecting them with other members to fulfill those needs. What makes MOXEY NeLA different? Instead of doing business with each other for cash, we bring you business through our managed currency community. In a completely automated format, you see your transaction immediately. No paper to deal with.
3rd Quarter Everyday Excellence Award Winner: Kate Walker, Make It Happen #curefa. Every quarter, the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce awards an individual and/or team for going the extra mile and for being an outstanding member of our community. In the first two quarters of 2019, this award has been given to Chick-Fil-A (Ruston) and Chris “Moose” Garriga (Log Cabin + Ponchatoula’s). Our past winners have excelled in providing excellent service to both their respective industries and their
Temple teams up with Ruston Fire Department to promote fire safety November 3, 2019 -- The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm Agent Robert Temple are teaming up with the Ruston Fire Department to support Fire Prevention Week, an annual public awareness campaign that promotes critical home fire safety messages. NFPA has been the official sponsor of the campaign for more than 90 years. State Farm is delivering Fire Prevention Week toolkits to more than 300 fire departments across
WHO—RETREET (www.retreet.org)WHAT—Ruston RETREET (www.retreet.org/ruston)WHERE—Ruston, LAWHEN—Request trees beginning October 29th, 2019, with planting to take place February 8th, 2020 On February 8th, 2020, a coalition of regional and national partners will lead volunteers in planting up to 150 native 15-gallon trees, free of charge, at the homes of residents of Ruston affected by the tornado that struck on April 25th, 2019. Only the owner of an impacted property may ask for trees and requests must be
Tech Pointe II to generate 750 new jobs at Ruston campus; LTRI to bolster Barksdale, defense sector 10/23/19 RUSTON, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Tech University President Les Guice announced two economic development initiatives: Tech Pointe II, a $15 million commercial office building that will generate an estimated 750 new jobs over the next decade at the university’s Enterprise Campus in Ruston; and a Louisiana Tech Research Institute hub at the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the Robert E. Russ Award, Business of the Year, Young Business Leader of the Year, and Student Entrepreneur of the Year awards.Robert E. Russ Award This award, first given in 1984, is one of the most prestigious civic honors that can be obtained by a citizen of Lincoln Parish. It is designed to recognize those who have contributed to the civic, business or cultural advancement or development of this region in an outstanding manner during
Changes in overtime laws will begin January 1, 2020. Below are suggestions you may want to consider implementing.Changes in overtime beginning January 1, 2020Make sure employees are categorized correctly between exempt and non-exempt status. No changes were made to this area of the law, but this is usually where problems exist. Exemption status is determined by the job duties laid out by the Department of Labor and the DOL is very particular about this.
The Ruston Lincoln Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 100th Year of operation! To commemorate this occasion, we are hosting a fundraiser to honor the last 100 years and to prep ourselves for the next 100 years! In order to better prepare ourselves for the next chapter, we would like your help. For the remainder of the year, the Chamber is challenging 100 people to donate $100 to our “Legacy Leaders Campaign.” As you know, the mission of the Chamber is to cultivate a healthy business