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Local lawmakers discuss 2017 sessions

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By Dan Boudreaux Staff Writer

State Sens. Bret Allain and Norby Chabert and state Reps. Beryl Amedee and Jerome Zeringue spoke Tuesday at the Houma Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce luncheon about what they accomplished for the region during this spring’s fiscal and special sessions.

Some of the key points the lawmakers mentioned were fully paying for TOPS, passing criminal justice reform and approving coastal protection and restoration projects. Amedee spoke about reforms needed to education and other key parts of the state’s budget. She also announced that 20 projects have been […]

LABI president outlines key legislative issues

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By Jordon Legendre / Staff Writer

Fiscal and criminal justice issues, legal reform and infrastructure are four key areas local businesses should keep an eye on during the upcoming legislative session, the leader of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry said today.

LABI President and CEO Stephen Waguespack spoke to local business leaders as part of his group’s Legislative Outlook Tour during the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce meeting in Houma. Waguespack’s remarks came a day after Gov. John Bel Edwards released his tax plan to be considered during the legislative […]

Our opinion: Chambers play important local roles

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The Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce did it Wednesday night.

The Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce did it Thursday night.

And the Lafourche Chamber of Commerce did it back in mid-December.

What each of these organizations did was to gather and honor extraordinary members of the chambers, along with other notable people and businesses in our local communities.

These groups play an important role.

If you live in Terrebonne or north Lafourche or south Lafourche, you have a Chamber of Commerce that tries to cultivate the business community while also looking after so many other […]

Awards, officials announced at Chamber of Commerce banquet

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The Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce presented community awards and introduced the 2017 officers and board of directors during its 88th annual banquet Wednesday night at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center.
The new chamber leadership is:

• Kathleen Theriot, Coaching for Change, chairwoman.
• Jason Bergeron, Technology Professionals, chairman-elect.
• Chad Hebert, Workforce Logistics, treasurer.
• Earl Eues Jr., KEE Environmental Services, immediate past chair.

Vice chairs:

• Michael Garcia, South Louisiana Medical Associates, community development.
• Paul Labat, Foundation for TGMC, chamber development.
• Mitchell Marmande, Delta Coast Consultants, infrastructure and economic development […]