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Chamber News: What is The Central Chamber of Commerce?

By Debbie Martin
Central Chamber of Commerce Administrator

The City of Central Chamber of Commerce is an alliance of local business owners who donate their time and business expertise in an ongoing effort to help Central grow.

Many Central residents remember The Central Area Business Association or CABA, which had far fewer member firms and was a loosely-knit local business organization that did many good things for our community.

The Central Chamber, on the other hand, is part of an international organization of business leaders who have joined together to work for the betterment of businesses throughout the world. The Chamber provides many outstanding educational opportunities for business owners and their employees. Important Chamber of Commerce-sponsored legislative initiatives are advanced in local, state, national and even international arenas.

Membership in the Central Chamber gives business owners the opportunity to meet and learn from other successful area business owners who are well established. These people are eager to give back to the community. Members are given a wide variety of opportunities to promote their businesses through events such as Cookin’ for Our Kids, the Chamber Golf Tournament, the Business Expo and others.

Each Chamber-sponsored event is planned with the bright future of Central in mind. And the future of Central is our children.

The City of Central was established to insure a better future for our children. The same can be said for the Central Chamber of Commerce.

New Chamber Members:

• Oak Point Fresh Market
John Sumich, Owner
14485 Greenwell Springs Rd.
Greenwell Springs, LA 70739

• Fox’s Pizza Den
Joey & Courtney Keller, Owners
18564 Magnolia Bridge Rd., Suite 107
Greenwell Springs, LA 70739

• Farms & Acreage Realty
Dick Shaffett, Owner
12717 Hooper Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70818

• Planet Recess, Inc.
Treynor & Stacey McAdams, Owners
P.O. Box 78160
Baton Rouge, LA 70837

• Benchmark Mortgage
Todd Lee & J.B. Devall, Owners
6679 Sullivan Rd.
Greenwell Springs, LA 70739

• Issue Management, LLC
Eldon Rogillio, Owner
218 Laurel St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

• Cornerstone Commercial Flooring
Jim Lloyd, Owner
6713 Frontier Drive
Greenwell Springs, LA 70739

• First Choice Mortgage, LLC
Erica Whiddon, Owner
30891 La. Highway 16
Denham Springs, LA 70726