Welcome to the Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce website! We're located in the City of Leesville and Vernon Parish. We're the voice of the business and professional community. We're dedicated to the growth, economic development and the quality of life for all of Vernon Parish.
We're nestled in the heart of West Central Louisiana with rolling hills, long-leaf pines, creeks, bayous and lakes, providing year-round beauty. You will find that we maintain a “neighborly attitude,” creating a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. We take great pride in being the home of Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center. We honor them for their service and strive to be their family and “home away from home.”
Vernon Parish is a great place to live and raise families with its safe, small-town environment offering excellent schools and medical facilities. It is also the perfect place to retire. Look around on our website and let us know if you have any questions!
Entries being accepted for annual Vernon Parish Christmas Parade
Entries are being accepted for the annual Vernon Parish Christmas Parade, set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 through downtown Leesville.
The line-up will be from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. and all entries must be in place prior to 5 p.m.
The deadline to enter is 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5. Cost is $20 per entry, plus a completed entry form.
Those participating will be contacted with their line-up number after the entry deadline dates.
The theme is "Christmas Around The World."
Categories are: Automobiles, Clubs/Non-Profit, Churches, Commercial/Government, Marching Bands/Drill Teams and Schools/Affiliated Clubs.
Each space is 30-feet, front to rear. There is no extra fee unless more than four spaces are needed (120-feet). See a list of rules below.
For more information, call the Chamber office at 337-238-0349 or stop by at 1309 North 5th Street in Leesville.
Chamber business invited to be a part of 'Vernon Parish Christmas Shopping Guide'
Be a part of the Chamber's "Vernon Parish Christmas Shopping Guide"!
We're inviting Chamber businesses to send us photos of your featured Christmas merchandise for our 2016 Christmas Shopping Guide.
We're featuring items you can find right here at home in Vernon Parish.
E-mail good quality photos to email@example.com to be included.
We'll be adding this shopping guide to our website and sharing it on our Facebook page throughout the Christmas season.
Spread the word!
Ticket holders split $20K in cash raffle
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Chamber Raffle, held Sept. 13 at Celebrations. This year, the last three ticket holders decided to split the $20,000 three ways. Those winners were Calvin Turner, "The Tribe" from Physical Therapy Services, and Dr Otis Biggs/Marcus Descant. Thank you to all who attended. We'll see you in 2017. See photos from the event HERE.
Brito addresses Chamber at general membership luncheon
Brig. Gen. Gary M. Brito, Fort Polk and Joint Readiness Training Center commander, was the guest speaker at the Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce's general membership luncheon Sept. 7, held at the Downtown Event Center in Leesville.
Brito spoke about training at Fort Polk and JRTC as well as the Army's mission.
The luncheon was sponsored by Byrd Regional Hospital, Chili's, Cleco, Doctors Hospital at Deer Creek and Northwestern State University.
The meal was catered by Deep South Catering.
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