Marksville Chamber of Commerce

Marksville Chamber of Commerce The Marksville Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to serving the business community of Marksville and surrounding areas.

The Chamber would like to congratulate our 2020 Scholarship Award recipients Bryce Moseley and Sydney Bordelon. Bryce pl...
06/26/2020

The Chamber would like to congratulate our 2020 Scholarship Award recipients
Bryce Moseley and Sydney Bordelon.
Bryce plans to attend ABC in Lake Charles for welding and Sydney plans to attend LSUA for radiology.

Congratulations and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

06/25/2020

2 Sisters Salsa CEO, Patrick Deshotel thanked the community for attending the ground breaking celebration today at their manufacturing facility.

We wish you all the best!

2 Sisters’ Salsa Company, a manufacturer of five premium restaurant style salsas with distribution in 20 states and over...
06/25/2020

2 Sisters’ Salsa Company, a manufacturer of five premium restaurant style salsas with distribution in 20 states and over 4,000 grocery stores broke ground today on its new 10,000 square foot expansion at its manufacturing and corporate location. The groundbreaking ceremony featured company representatives, local government, business leaders, and the general contractor.

Plans for the expansion have been in the works, and while ground work has already technically begun, today was the official groundbreaking ceremony. Construction is set to be completed by August 1st.

“We are excited about the opportunities this state-of-the-art facility expansion will bring to the region as we continue to showcase our commitment to serving our customers which consist of large chains and grocery stores,” said Patrick Deshotels, President/CEO of 2 Sisters’ Salsa Company. “This is an important company investment and will allow for the continued growth and distribution expansion across the country and beyond.
About 2 Sisters’ Salsa Company:
2 Sisters’ Salsa Company manufactures and distributes five premium restaurant style salsas from its headquarter location in Plaucheville, Louisiana. The company first opened its doors 5 years ago and has been growing aggressively by expanding its distribution and sales. The salsa is distributed to a host of independent warehouses and large chain distribution centers, has independent distributors both in the US and internationally, and is available for purchase online. Visit www.2sisterssalsa.com to learn more.

Main Street Market
06/07/2020

Main Street Market

Our market tomorrow is cancelled due to weather. We will see you on June 15th from 3-6 pm.

Main Street Market
06/06/2020

Main Street Market

The Main Street Fresh Market is always on the lookout for new growers, artisans and cottage chefs to join our team of vendors. Is that you?

Our market is indoor/outdoor every Monday from 3-6 in downtown Marksville and we normally draw about 100-130 customers each week.

Why Monday you ask? For vendors, The courthouse has a built in custom base that can walk to the market, customers can swing through after work and grab the items necessary to have a heathy start to their week and it’s GREAT for downtown!

Come be one of our vendors who hold the “Sold Out” sign which by the way was donated to us by lillie belles designs! Her unique handwriting can make any idea come to life! Thank you!

Phase 2 begins June 5, 2020.
06/01/2020

Phase 2 begins June 5, 2020.

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The Governor just announced that we will be entering Phase 2 on June 5, 2020.

All businesses and organizations currently open at 25% capacity may expand to 50% capacity.

· Casinos and video poker establishments may expand operations to 50% capacity and 75% of gaming positions, under the guidance established by the Gaming Control Board.

· Massage establishments, tattoo parlors, and esthetic services may operate at 50% of the business’s capacity, and under the guidance established by their respective regulatory agency.*

· Bowling alleys, skating rinks, pool halls may resume operation at 50% capacity.*

· Bars that do not hold an LDH food service certificate may resume operation at 25% capacity with diminished standing room occupancy and under the guidelines applicable to restaurants.*

· Arcades and children museums may resume operation at 50% capacity under a plan submitted to and approved by the State Fire Marshal.*

· Outdoor playgrounds and play centers may resume operation.*

· Amusement rides, carnivals, amusement parks, water parks, fairs, indoor children play centers, theme parks, and concert and music halls will remain closed during Phase 2.

Businesses in the bullets above noted with an asterisk were not open in Phase 1, but may resume operations as provided for in Phase 2.

06/01/2020
Main Street Market

Please come out and support this wonderful event! #shoplocal

MAIN STREET MARKET is tomorrow in Downtown Marksville from 3-6pm. Tomorrow we will have:

--> Sycamore Acres will have: SWEET CORN, Irish potatoes, salad mix, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers, sweet peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, GARLIC, spaghetti squash and green beans. REMEMBER this is all ORGANIC folks. It does not get healthier than this. No chemicals!!

--> WE WILL HAVE PEACHES from Indian Village Harvest Farm in Calhoun.

--> Riverside Pecan Company - with all of their amazing products. Did you know that Pecan oil contains good fats which are known to help reduce bad cholesterol levels. In fact, it has over 90% unsaturated fatty acids (50% monounsaturated and 40% polyunsaturated). A high smoke point of 470 degrees allows for great sautéing, brazing, and stir frying and the ability to brown meats without burning.

--> @Over Easy Acres Chicken Farm Crystal Hunt - Liam will have his delicious farm eggs

--> La Petite Affaire Boulangers - The french pastries and treats you have grown to LOVE! They sell out every week...so get there early!

--> The Prep 🌱 - will have their healthy prepared meals, sweet and cold pressed juices available

--> Evie's Essentials - Bath Products - Did you know that soaking in a warm bath salt solution, even just once a week for 15-20 minutes, offers great benefits in terms of improving the skin barrier function, hydrating the skin, and decreasing inflammation!

-->. The Good Witch, Elderberry Syrup - Elderberry juice syrup has been used for centuries as a home remedy to treat the cold and flu and to boost your immunity.

--> Gerti's Hair bows - You wont find a better quality for the price anywhere? She has all of the school uniform colors available too!

--> James, Jellies, pepper jellies, pickles, chow chow, canned figs, strawberry fig jelly, pickled eggs, sweet dough sweet potato pies and fresh apple cake. YUMM!

--> KIDS CORNER

Wash it Dry, LLC is open Monday-Saturday from 7:00AM - 5:00PM. They also open occasionally on Sunday. The offer contactl...
05/20/2020

Wash it Dry, LLC is open Monday-Saturday from 7:00AM - 5:00PM. They also open occasionally on Sunday. The offer contactless pickup and payment options including Paypal or Square.
They also make their own hand sanitizer with or without alcohol. For more information, please contact Clyde Gaspard at (318) 264-1333.

Calling all Chamber members! We want to know! Are you currently open? Are you closed but have a reopening date set? Are ...
05/20/2020

Calling all Chamber members! We want to know! Are you currently open? Are you closed but have a reopening date set? Are there special rules in place due to Covid? Send us an email to [email protected] with your business details so we can help you get the word out! Our job, as a Chamber, is to promote our local businesses! Feel free to send pictures of your staff, products etc! Let us help get the word out!
#supportlocal

-Rebecca McGovern

05/19/2020

Update on The Bryan Law Firm. L.L.C.

We are up and running with full staff. We are limiting in-office visits where possible and practicing "social distancing" in the office.

Douglas L. Bryan
The Bryan Law Firm, L.L.C.
419 S. Preston Street
Marksville, LA 71351

[email protected]
Telephone: (318) 240-8282
Facsimile: (318) 240-0292

05/19/2020

Update on Main Street Printing, LLC:

Main Street Printing, LLC - Avoyelles Office Supply.Inc. Starting Monday May 18, 2020 until we are out of Phase 1:
Office Hours:
Monday - Thrusday: 9:00AM - 3:30PM
Friday: 9:00AM - Noon

We are only allowing 1 customer in the office at a time and they must wear a mask, this is for the safety of everyone in the store. We are also having delivery service on Thursday's to our Avoyelles Parish Businesses.

Thanks,

Emily Vead
Owner

Main Street Printing, LLC
Avoyelles Office Supply, INC.
221 N. Main Street
Marksville, LA 71351
318.253.6170
318.253.4147 Fax

Broken Wheel Brewery
05/18/2020

Broken Wheel Brewery

05/16/2020
Broken Wheel Brewery

Broken Wheel Brewery

Employees are being trained on Rules for Social Distancing and getting to taste the new menu items that we are rolling on the new temporary menu!

05/14/2020

Marksville, La. – (May 14, 2020) – Paragon Casino Resort has announced it will officially reopen its doors on May 20, 2020, following a temporary closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Paragon will be open to the public-at-large starting at noon on May 20th. Paragon Casino Resort joins a number of businesses re-opening in Louisiana following Governor John Bel Edwards’ announcement lifting the stay-at-home mandate on May 15. Paragon officials carefully evaluated the recommendations from the statewide Phase 1 plan and developed a comprehensive health and sanitation plan that prioritizes both guest and associate safety.

“This has been a difficult time for our associates, our patrons and the community as a whole,” said Paragon General Manager Jody Madigan. “We are excited to be opening our doors once again to our friends and guests and look forward to safely and strategically bringing our neighbors and community back to a sense of normalcy. We look forward to seeing you again at Paragon.”

Areas and facilities that will be open include:
gaming floor (slots and tables)
MarketPlace Buffet
Gator Coffee
cinema
retail spaces
hotel and hotel lobby
Tamahka Trails Golf Course
RV Park
Initially, the remaining restaurants will not be open but will come on-line as Paragon is able to open them. At this time, Kids Quest and the Cyber Quest Arcade will remain closed.

In an effort to keep all patrons and associates healthy, Paragon will limit points of entry to allow the security team to conduct non-invasive temperature checks utilizing thermal cameras. Additionally, guests will be advised to practice physical distancing by standing at least six feet away from groups of people not traveling with them.

“The health of our guests and associates is of the utmost importance,” said Marshall Pierite, Chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, which owns Paragon Casino Resort. “This is why we’ve been working diligently and consulting with professionals from the best institutions throughout the country to create a comprehensive plan that entails extensive procedures and protocols to keep everyone safe.”

Protective protocols throughout the space are being put into action. Guests will be asked to adhere to the physical distancing protocols on the gaming floor. Dining areas will reduce seating capacities to allow for a minimum of six feet between parties. Retail spaces will be limited occupancy.

Areas where guests or associates queue will be clearly marked for appropriate physical distancing. Hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed in key areas and there will be health and hygiene reminders throughout the property. Paragon has also installed sneeze guards where possible to protect both guests and associates. Associates will be required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment throughout the property.

Cleaning regimens will be substantially increased throughout the property utilizing cleaning products and protocols which meet EPA guidelines and are approved for use and effective against viruses, bacteria and other airborne and blood-borne pathogens. Paragon officials are working with vendors, distribution partners and suppliers to ensure an uninterrupted supply of these cleaning supplies and the necessary PPE so everyone on the property may remain safe at all times.

Paragon’s leaders have been on daily calls with various leaders in the industry and are well versed in the process of incremental reopening. Paragon Casino Resort is closely monitoring government policy changes, Centers for Disease Control guidelines, governmental mandates and public health advancements. The Paragon leadership team, together with the leaders of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, will continue to make changes as necessary or appropriate to all protocols and procedures.

As community members, Paragon officials ask that guests be respectful of physical distancing from other parties when visiting the casino resort. A list of Frequently Asked Questions has been posted to the website and guests are encouraged to check it out for more information on protocols and procedures prior to their visit. Together, we can keep everyone safe and healthy while enjoying all that Paragon has to offer.

To learn more about the casino resort and to experience all that the Paragon has to offer, visit www.paragoncasinoresort.com or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To book a stay at the Paragon Resort or learn more about its amenities, call (318) 253-1946 or 1-800-946-1946.

04/28/2020

From State Representative Mike Johnson’s office:
I’ve just confirmed with the Governor's office that his newest order DOES NOT CLOSE NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES.
If you have a business that is not specifically excluded from opening then you CAN OPEN for Business.(casinos,movie theaters, bars, amusement parks, zoos, museums, personal care and grooming (e.g. barber and beauty shops); all remain specifically prohibited.) Small Retail outlets come to mind as the most obvious that can be open.. The ONLY restrictions for non essential businesses are that you may not allow more than 10 people inside of their shop or business at the same time and that all employees must wear masks and exercise safe sanitation methods and social distancing An additional precaution would be for the employees to be screend for any symptoms and have their temperature take before allowing them into the business.
Those small businesses who have been closed may reopen immediatelyl under these restrictions.
Of course the Stay at Home order remains in effect and you should not go anywhere outside of the home unless necessary. Safety and Health are most important and you should limit contact with others as much as possible.

***IMPORTANT JULY 4TH PARADE ANNOUNCEMENT***After much discussion with local and state officials, we have decided to CAN...
04/22/2020

***IMPORTANT JULY 4TH PARADE ANNOUNCEMENT***
After much discussion with local and state officials, we have decided to CANCEL this year's July 4th Parade. As Louisiana's longest running July 4th Parade, we will miss one of our favorite time honored traditions, however there is still too much uncertainty with regards to public safety. We will be focusing on how best to serve our membership with regards to getting our economy up and running again. Until then, stay safe and well. God Bless 🙏🙏🙏

We are saddened to hear of the tragic passing of our Chamber member, Terry DuPuy. Terry volunteered his time for many of...
04/13/2020

We are saddened to hear of the tragic passing of our Chamber member, Terry DuPuy. Terry volunteered his time for many of our Chamber events. He always had a passion to help the community even starting an informational page for Avoylles' citizens during the current Covid19 outbreak. We will miss you. Rest easy Terry. Until we meet again...

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD:If you need to file an Unemployment Insurance Claim, please call the numbe...
04/03/2020

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD:
If you need to file an Unemployment Insurance Claim, please call the number listed below.

Most businesses will qualify for the "PPP" Loan-with-Forgiveness under the CARES Act. Get your paperwork together. Call ...
04/02/2020
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Most businesses will qualify for the "PPP" Loan-with-Forgiveness under the CARES Act. Get your paperwork together. Call your banker. Get people back to work. Do these things to rebuild our businesses and our workforce...and our economy.

This document has been posted to the kdelta.org website along with the Federal CARES Act stimulus loan/business assistance links and summaries.

Repost this. Share it. Call someone who owns a business. We as a regional community will need the infusion of cash/spending to help our economy recover/grow.

Businesses need to do this immediately. Banks will be the frontlines to distribute, and they are ramping up. Ask your bank's loan officer how to get started and proceed quickly.

If you need financing on a more urgent basis, SBA also, has Economic Industry Disaster Loans that allow for a cash advance. There are tools. Use them, please, and start rebuilding your business and our communities today.

Please share/copy-paste this to make sure it gets into the minds, hearts, and hands for all who could benefit.
caresguide-us-senate-small-business-guide-1.pdf
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Joining the Marksville Chamber of Commerce affords corporations, small businesses, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, franchises and other companies numerous opportunities to become active in the community, manifest positive change, make new contacts, nurture growth and promote one another. The Chamber offers the following benefits to its members: Informal networking engagements Monthly meetings/luncheons Voluntary committee involvement Economic, industrial and community information Monthly publication meeting notice Ribbon cuttings and media releases promoting businesses Business and research assistance Leadership training and seminars Legislative monitoring and participation City maps, relocation packets and tourism information Web site with directories and resources For additional information, please contact a Chamber representative at (318) 253-8599.

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Most businesses will qualify for the "PPP" Loan-with-Forgiveness under the CARES Act. Get your paperwork together. Call your banker. Get people back to work. Do these things to rebuild our businesses and our workforce...and our economy. This document has been posted to the kdelta.org website along with the Federal CARES Act stimulus loan/business assistance links and summaries. Repost this. Share it. Call someone who owns a business. We as a regional community will need the infusion of cash/spending to help our economy recover/grow. Businesses need to do this immediately. Banks will be the frontlines to distribute, and they are ramping up. Ask your bank's loan officer how to get started and proceed quickly. If you need financing on a more urgent basis, SBA also, has Economic Industry Disaster Loans that allow for a cash advance. There are tools. Use them, please, and start rebuilding your business and our communities today. Please share/copy-paste this to make sure it gets into the minds, hearts, and hands for all who could benefit. caresguide-us-senate-small-business-guide-1.pdf PDF
I will be selling copies of the Life and Diary of John P. Waddill - The Lawyer who Freed Solomon Northup, this Saturday at the court house square. Come by.
Will the atrium be open tonight to visit? We went a couple weekends ago but it was locked
Hi Jennifer, Please PM me ASAP about the Christmas Ex. Thanks Karrie
Chad Dauzat w/ Dauzat Appraisals and I hosted today's luncheon and I wanted to thank our special guest speaker, Wayne Mullins with Ugly Mug Marketing for coming. I'm sure it was tough getting away from his office in Alexandria to come to Marksville today for such a short time, and I really appreciate him doing that. He and I both wish he could have spoken longer, but perhaps we can have him again in the near future. #phillipssublimation #Dauzatappraisals #marksvilleonthemove
FYI... Clicking on your web site link takes me to http://www.marksvillechamberofcommerce.com/ S/Dale Descant TheGeauxNation.com
Lots of fun and learning in store for the kids on June 2nd! RRCA is sponsoring a "Sprout Scout Camp" for the kids. Look for us by the Big tree in front of the courthouse. A scavenger hunt, seed identification, and planting seeds to take home and spout flowers for mom! Make it a family event!
Here visiting, need Skin So Soft Insecticide from Avon. Any Avon Representatives in Mansura or Marksville have some in stock?
If anyone could get me in contact with Jennifer Falls, regarding her article in Avoyelled Today, I would greatly appreciate it.