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:
PHOTO CONTEST UNDERWAY
The Greater Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce's annual 'Beauty of Vernon' Photo contest is underway. Details, rules and more HERE.
Deadline for Chamber scholarship applications extended
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 by noon on Friday, April 22.
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.
'Business After Hours' set at The Gift Gallery
The Greater Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce's 'Business After Hours' event at The Gift Gallery, on Third Street in downtown Leesville, will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 28.
Leesville's 'Trash Bash' event set April 18-23
The Leesville Mayor's Women's Commission has slated the City of Leesville's 'Spring Trash Bash' week for April 18-23.
Residents interested in taking part should call the Public Works Department at 337-239-2995. Items can be placed curbside for pickup.
Here's the pickup schedule:
April 18: Tree limbs
April 19: Boards, tires, etc.
April 20 and 21: Old furniture/appliances
April 22: Paint products, household chemical products
The final Trash Bash event is Saturday, April 23, starting at 8 a.m.-8:30 a.m. at Liberty Garden, across from the Vernon Parish Library on Nolan Trace.