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ENTERGY Powers Regional Development

Published Thursday, December 23, 2021

As part of Entergy’s ongoing support of the SWLA Alliance Foundation, the company recently donated $122,500 on November 23, 2021. Their donation was from an economic development grant which will help address the critical issues facing our region: business recruitment, and business retention and expansion. 

Entergy Louisiana, LLC serves approximately 1.1 million electric customers in 58 parishes. In Baton Rouge, Entergy Louisiana also provides natural gas service to approximately 94,000 customers. Entergy companies employ about 4,500 people in Louisiana.

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L'Auberge Backs LegisGator

Published Thursday, December 23, 2021

L’Auberge Casino Resort donated $43,325 to the Chamber SWLA as part of their 2021 Title Sponsorship of the Chamber SWLA LegisGator Luncheon which was held on December 15, 2021, at L’Auberge. The Chamber SWLA LegisGator has been held at L’Auberge Casino Resort since 2008.

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JOHNS NAMED LEGISGATOR OF THE YEAR at 16th Annual LegisGator Luncheon

Published Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Former Senator Ronnie Johns was awarded this year’s LegisGator of the Year for his outstanding support of Southwest Louisiana during his legislative career in the Louisiana House of Representatives and Senate.

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JD Bank Supports Regional Development

Published Thursday, October 21, 2021

Founded in 1947, JD Bank, Louisiana’s Community Bank, offers a variety of personal and commercial lending and deposit products through both physical and digital delivery channels. JD Bank also offers both trust and investment services. JD Bank operates through 23 full service branch offices located along the Interstate 10 corridor from Lake Charles to Lafayette, Louisiana. For more information, visit

www.jdbank.com or call 800-789-5159. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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Chamber SWLA endorses November 13th Amendments and Renewals

Published Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Board of the Directors of the Chamber SWLA are urging approval of all of the amendments to the Louisiana Constitution.

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Lake Charles Memorial Health System Supports Growth

Published Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Lake Charles Memorial Health System has grown to be the largest, community-owned full-service healthcare system, run by a board of local volunteers. The System is an elite group of health facilities that belongs to the people of Southwest Louisiana and serves everyone regardless of age, race, gender or financial status. Lake Charles Memorial Health System consists of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women, Moss Memorial Health Clinic, Archer Institute and the Memorial Medical Group.

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Four Economic Development Groups Ask for Unified Federal Aid

Published Friday, September 10, 2021

Four Regional Economic Development organizations in the hurricane impacted areas of Southeast and Southwest Louisiana have joined together to support efforts for a unified disaster aid appropriation for southeast and southwest Louisiana’s recovery. The four groups urge the U.S. Congress to join with the Louisiana Congressional Delegation to secure funding so the area can rebuild. In two years, Louisiana’s citizens and businesses located along the Gulf of Mexico have been devastated by Hurricanes: Laura (Category 4), Delta (Category 2), Zeta (Category 3), and Ida (Category 4).

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New Regional Network Announced

Published Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Vexus Fiber, a leading fiber service provider in Louisiana and Texas, announced that it is bringing its 100% fiber-to-the-home network to Lake Charles, Sulphur and Westlake, LA. 

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