A big Louisiana welcome to the Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce website! We are delighted that you have chosen to visit us online and we look forward to a visit from you. We're located in the City of Leesville and Vernon Parish. The Chamber is the voice of the businesses and professional community. We're dedicated to the growth, economic development and the quality of life for all of Vernon Parish.
Vernon Parish is nestled in the heart of West Central Louisiana with rolling hills, long-leaf pines and is surrounded by creeks, bayous and lakes providing year round beauty. You will find that we maintain a “neighborly attitude,” creating a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Our parish is noted as a “Sportsman’s Paradise” with fantastic fishing and hunting, boasting an abundance of white tail deer, squirrels, rabbits, turkeys and other wildlife.
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 their “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, with vast recreational opportunities and low cost of living. We invite you to visit and see for yourself. You won’t be disappointed!
CHAMBER NEWS TO USE:
2016 Vernon Parish Mardi Gras Parade a success
LEESVILLE -- The 2016 Vernon Parish Mardi Gras Parade, held Feb. 6, was a success.
The event is sponsored each year by the Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber thanks all of those who participated and attended.
View photos of the event HERE.
Application deadline for Vernon Chamber scholarships set April 15
The Greater Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce will award at least five $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors in Vernon Parish this year.
Applications have been sent to all Vernon Parish high school principals and counselors. They can also be picked up at the Chamber Office at 1309 North Fifth Street. Those with questions can call 337-238-0349 or e-mail email@example.com.
Completed applications must be received by the Chamber on or before April 15.
Recipients must be planning to enroll in some form of business degree program (i.e. economics, finance, accounting, statistics, information management and technology, etc.).
Scholarships are based on character, academic achievement, extra-curricular activities and community involvement.
Constant Contact workshop set Feb. 29 at library
The Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Constant Contact Workshop on Monday, Feb. 29 at the Vernon Parish Library Meeting room, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
The class is being taught by Charles Gaiennie with W.L. Gaiennie Company, who provides support for Constant Contact users in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Find out more HERE.
Calcasieu Business and Career Solutions expanding to Vernon Parish
The Calcasieu Business and Career Solutions Center will soon provide services in Vernon Parish.
That's according to a report from KPLC-TV, out of Lake Charles.
Read the station's story HERE.