Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting 
Hyatt Regency 

Held Nov. 29th from 2 to 6 pm. 

Led by Foundation CEO David St. Etienne & Vice President Kelisha Garrett. 

A host of topics were covered including but not limited to the 2019 year in review and  2020 Rollout of the chamber training program. This program was designed to ensure the success of every participating chamber and to make sure we as a whole are operating under uniform processes and protocols.  


Special  Guest Included:

President and CEO of the US Black Chamber Ron Busby gave an update of what we should expect for 2020  and a recap of the National Black Chamber Conference. 

Representative Edward "Ted" James gave an update on the Louisiana  Legislative Black Caucus where he sits as vice-chair. 

Vice President  Farad Ali of the  National Minority Supplier Development  Council discussed the importance of certification and the need for every member in the chamber organization to be certified MBE. It was also announced that NMSDC and NORBC have entered into a partnership for upcoming initiatives.

Mark T. Samuel Regional Director of Southern Regional Minority Development Council

Michelle Nixon Stanton CUEE Director of  Operations

Special thanks to AT&T for their generous sponsorship of $5,000.00 to the Foundation.

First Annual Black Chamber Day at the Capitol

May 29, 2019 – Baton Rouge. Black chamber members from across the state gathered for the First Annual Louisiana Black Chamber Day at the Capitol, hosted by the Office of the Governor in partnership with LCCF.


Chamber members were introduced to the workings of the Capitol by Jolan Jolivette, special assistant to the Governor, who encouraged participants to attend the day's House Committee Meetings. At a Lunch and Learn in the Press Room,  speakers included Governor John Bel Edwards and representatives from Louisiana for Prison Alternatives, Louisiana Economic Development, Workforce Development, the Department of Transportation and Development, and more. The day ended with Black Chambers from across the state meeting with representatives and being recognizedby both the State House and the State Senate.

LCCF would like to thank our hosts and speakers, as well as the chamber members who participated in this memorable event.

November 23, 2018

LCCF Official Launch

Minority chamber of commerce representatives from across the state of Louisiana met at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, for the official launch of the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.

Celebrating the launch were special guest speakers Ron Busby Sr., President of the U.S. Black Chambers of Commerce, and Louisiana State Representative Randal Gaines. To learn more, please see our press release here.

March 28, 2019

Governor Addresses New Orleans Regional Black Chamber 

Governor John Bel Edwards and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell were the guess speakers at this year's  New Orleans Regional Black Chamber Annual Policy Lunch at the Hyatt Regency Hotel New Orleans.

The NORBCC would like the thank both Governor Edwards and Mayor Cantrell for their time as well as for their ongoing  support of the minority business community.

August 19, 2019

New Orleans Regional Black Chamber awarded Chamber of the Year

The New Orleans Regional Black Chamber has been honored by United States Black Chambers, Inc. as Chamber of the Year. LCCF congratulates NORBCC for the hard work and innovation that has made it one of the top minority chambers in the country and a truly effective advocate for minority-owned businesses in the New Orleans region. 

To find out more about NORBCC, visit

The Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.

3901 MacArthur Blvd, Box 6012

New Orleans, LA 70114


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