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Contracting Efforts in the Wake of Disaster The Louisiana Chamber of Commerce stands with Congressman Carter as we strive to create an inclusive community in which the local, minority and disadvantaged business community can be awarded opportunities to rebuild the communities in schools they live work and play. Thank you @congressmantroycarter @tcartersenate @mayorcantrell and @cedric_richmond…

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National Small Business Week Virtual Summit September 13 -15, 2021 The SBA  announced its 2021 National Small Business Week Virtual Summit (NSBW) for September 13-15, 2021. The virtual summit will honor the nation’s 30 million small businesses for their perseverance, ingenuity, triumphs, and creativity.  Watch Administrator Guzman’s announcement for National Small Business Week. | Video Message “Over the last 16…

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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Forgiveness Portal The  U.S. Small Business Administration launched a streamlined application portal to allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $150,000 or less through participating lenders to apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA. “The SBA’s new streamlined application portal will simplify forgiveness for millions of our smallest businesses — including many sole…

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Louisiana Department of Revenue Announces Non Profit & Small Business Assistance Program Charities, faith-based organizations and small businesses can apply for grants  Starting Monday Aug. 16, 2021, charities, faith-based organizations and small businesses can apply for grants to support COVID-19 response and relief efforts in Louisiana through the Louisiana Nonprofit and Small Business Assistance Program.…

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LCCF Acknowledges newly sworn-in U.S. Rep. Troy Carter, Congressional District 2 New Orleans, LA – The Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation Inc. (LCCF), which advocates on behalf of minority-owned businesses across the state of Louisiana released a statement on U.S. Rep. Troy Carter who was recently sworn-in to represent portions of Southeast Louisiana in Congress.…

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LCCF Comments on SBA Depletion of PPP Funding, Impact on Minority Businesses NEW ORLEANS— The Small Business Administration said Wednesday that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been exhausted. The PPP had given out nearly 10.8 million loans worth more than $780 billion since April of last year. David St. Etienne, President/CEO of Louisiana Chamber…

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Women’s History Month Spotlight: Empowering Women Forward with Power Pump Girls Power Pump Girls Co-Founders, (L to R) Sherin Dawud and Raina Vallot Power Pump Girls can be described as a lifestyle brand and social impact club. On a mission to empower women, they connect and serve by design. PPG unites women to create awareness…

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Empowering the North Louisiana Community with Candice Battiste of Power Coalition The Power Coalition is a coalition of community-based organizations who work together to educate and empower voters across Louisiana. Through our voter engagement and community organizing work, we seek to unify our collective voices into a stronger, more cohesive force that can successfully advocate…

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