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!
Good Day Cenla, Aug. 2, 2016Chamber's Anne Causey on Good Day Cenla
Bosley honored as state's 2016 National Distinguished Principal
ROSEPINE -- Carolyn M. Bosley has been named the state's 2016 National Distinguished Principal.
Bosley is the principal of Rosepine Elementary School. She will travel to Washington, D.C., this fall for a ceremony to honor elementary and middle school educators around the nation and beyond. The program is administered by the National Association of Elementary and Secondary Principals.
According to the NAESP's website, the program, "honors outstanding elementary and middle-level administrators who ensure that America's children acquire a sound foundation for lifelong learning and achievement. The program was established in 1984 to recognize and celebrate elementary and middle-level principals who set high standards for instruction, student achievement, character, and climate for the students, families, and staffs in their learning communities."
Bosley has been honored as Louisiana's Overall 2016 Principal of the Year. She became principal at Rosepine Elementary School in January 2013 with a goal of turning the "C" school into an "A" school, a goal her staff accomplished in just two years.
FY 2015 Fort Polk and JRTC economic impact information
You can view FY 2015 Fort Polk and JRTC economic impact information HERE.
2016 Annual Cash Raffle planned Sept. 13
LEESVILLE -- The Greater Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce will host the 2016 Annual Cash Raffle at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13. The grand prize is $20,000. The first ticket drawn wins $500. Only 250 tickets will be sold at $200 per ticket. Each ticket admits two people and includes dinner and beverages. For more information, call the Chamber Office at 337-238-0349 or visit the office at 1309 North 5th Street in Leesville.
'Change for Main" banquet set Aug. 27
LEESVILLE -- The Leesville Main Street Organization will host its annual "Change for Main" banquet and piccadilly auction on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 27 at St. Michael's Catholic Center at 105 West South Street in Leesville. There will be a cash bar at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the auction at 7:30 p.m. The meal will be catered by Deep South Catering. There will be a live painting demonstration by artist Morgan Lasyone. There will also be musical entertainment.
Tickets are $30 for an individual, $50 for a couple and $200 for a table of eight. You can purchase tickets at The Gift Gallery in downtown Leesville. Tickets will also be available at the door.
All proceeds benefit projects supported by Leesville Main Street.
For more information, call 337-423-5110.
Vernon Parish is an ACT-certified Work Ready Community
LEESVILLE -- Vernon Parish is now an ACT-certified Work Ready Community.
The Chamber made the announcement at its June 14 general membership luncheon.
This status will assist in economic development and job growth endeavors.
The Employer Support Registration Form is available at the Chamber office. For more information, visit www.workreadycommunities.org.
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