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!
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.
New Chamber directories available
The Greater Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce's new directories are out. Be sure to stop by the Chamber Office to pick up a copy.
'Good Day Cenla' features Vernon Chamber events
KALB's "Good Day Cenla" sat down with the Chamber's Rhonda Martinez on Sept. 6, 2016, to discuss upcoming Chamber events. See that video HERE.
Winning entry for Chamber's "Beauty of Vernon" photo contest announced
A Fort Polk woman's moving photograph of her soldier-husband's face was the winning shot in the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce's "Beauty of Vernon" photo competition.
Cynthia Mora's winning entry was unveiled during a reception at Gallery One Ellleven. Twelve photos were selected to be featured in the 2017 Chamber calendar. The photographers were also on hand for the reception.
For her win, Mora received $500 and the cover placement in the 2017 calendar.
The photos reflect the beauty and diversity of the parish -- in landscapes and people. See a slideshow of the 2017 calendar selections HERE.
FY 2015 Fort Polk and JRTC economic impact information
You can view FY 2015 Fort Polk and JRTC economic impact information HERE.
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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