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Chamber SWLA Garners National Recognition

Published Monday, March 21, 2022

The U.S. Chamber has awarded The Chamber Southwest Louisiana with a 5-Star Accreditation. This is the third time in a row that the organization has achieved this level of recognition. This designation puts the Chamber SWLA in the top 3 of all United States chambers when it comes to programs, policies and services.

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Cameron LNG Supports Regional Development

Published Friday, March 11, 2022

As part of Cameron LNG’s ongoing support of the SWLA Alliance Foundation, the company recently presented a check for $12,000 on March 9, 2022. These monies include their Chamber SWLA membership dues, sponsorships, and a $5000 donation to
the Alliance’s Foundation. Their donation will help address the critical issues facing our region: business recruitment, and business retention and expansion.

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Chamber SWLA Changes Board Leadership

Published Thursday, February 3, 2022

“2021 was another year of challenges for our region.  At the Chamber and the Alliance Foundation we were kept on task due to the steady leadership from last year’s Chair, Jim Giffin. While we were unable to show our appreciation to Mr. Giffin at our Annual Banquet due to quarantine precautions, we were happy that we got this chance to property thank Mr. Giffin for his service to the Chamber SWLA Board and the Southwest Louisiana business community as a whole,” said Chamber SWLA / SWLA Economic Development Alliance President and CEO George Swift.

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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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