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2017 Summit on Future of Higher Education in Central Louisiana

admin | 31st October, 2017
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2017 Summit on Future of Higher Education in Central Louisiana
  CLEDA is proud to host the 2017 Summit on the Future of Higher Education in Central Louisiana. This region is home to four major teaching and training institutions who, together, can provide an opportunity-rich environment for the residents of our parishes.   REGISTER HERE   CLEDA is proud to host the 2017 Summit on ...

HAPPY HOUR ‘MAKER MORNINGS’ FEATURES VILLE PLATTE ENTREPRENEUR

admin | 31st October, 2017
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HAPPY HOUR ‘MAKER MORNINGS’ FEATURES VILLE PLATTE ENTREPRENEUR
The next Happy Hour edition of “Maker Mornings” will be Tuesday, November 14, at The Gem in downtown Alexandria and feature a keynote address from a Ville Platte businessman who created software that can be used to help police, search teams, hunters, and outdoorsmen. In addition, entrepreneurs will hear about a new zero-interest loan program ...

Mexi-Cajun Expands Westward into Major Regional Grocery Chain

admin | 04th October, 2017
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Mexi-Cajun Expands Westward into Major Regional Grocery Chain
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   October 3, 2017     Mexi-Cajun Expands Westward into Major Regional Grocery Chain   Mexi-Cajun, makers of premium products blending the flavors of Mexican and Cajun cuisine, is pleased to announce the expansion of product distribution into Brookshire Grocery Company stores, a prestigious Tyler, Texas-based grocery chain known for quality foods, ...

SIMPSON TAPPED TO LEAD CLEDA’S MAJOR EMPLOYERS DIVISION

admin | 24th August, 2017
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SIMPSON TAPPED TO LEAD CLEDA’S MAJOR EMPLOYERS DIVISION
ALEXANDRIA, LA – The Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA) welcomes Larkin Simpson, EDFP, IOM as Vice President of the Major Employers Division.   Simpson, a Cleveland, Mississippi native, joins CLEDA from Jones County, MS where he most recently led the Economic Development Authority of Jones County and Jones County Chamber of Commerce as a ...

Vidalia Company Makes List of Fastest Growing Companies in America’s

admin | 16th August, 2017
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Vidalia Company Makes List of Fastest Growing Companies in America’s
Inc. Magazine Unveils 36th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000   SOUTHERN DESIGNS Ranks No. 558 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 803%     NEW YORK, August 16, 2017 – Inc. magazine today ranked Southern Designs NO. 558 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ...

HAPPY HOUR ‘MAKER MORNINGS’ EVENT FEATURES HORNBECK ENTREPRENEURS

admin | 28th July, 2017
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HAPPY HOUR ‘MAKER MORNINGS’ EVENT FEATURES HORNBECK ENTREPRENEURS A Happy Hour edition of Maker Mornings will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at The Gem in downtown Alexandria and feature a keynote address from the owners of Lavender Falls, a working lavender farm based in the Vernon Parish town of Hornbeck. REGISTER HERE ...

WALKER AUTOMOTIVE ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION OF ITS REMODELDED TOYOTA FACILITY

admin | 07th July, 2017
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WALKER AUTOMOTIVE ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION OF ITS REMODELDED TOYOTA FACILITY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 2017           FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT                       LAWRENCE S. SEARCY, JR.                                             318-445-6421     WALKER AUTOMOTIVE ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION OF ITS REMODELDED TOYOTA FACILITY   Walker Automotive is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of its remodeled Toyota facility at 5735 coliseum Boulevard in Alexandria, Louisiana. The renovation will ...

All Things Local Food in Central Louisiana Regional Food Digest: May 19, 2017

admin | 22nd May, 2017
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All Things Local Food in Central Louisiana  Regional Food Digest: May 19, 2017
Kids Club Launching at Two Markets this June! We all want kids to eat their fruits and veggies, and Central Louisiana’s farmers markets are making it a little easier to ensure they do. Kids Club is a program that provides children with wooden tokens that are redeemable for fresh produce – at no cost to ...

Technology in Farming Small Courses Announced

admin | 28th April, 2017
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Fresh Central is hosting a series of short courses in May 2017, with topics designed for small, diversified farms, market gardeners, and skill-seekers interested in farming and large scale gardening for fun and profit. These short courses are an in-depth exploration of farm technology fundamentals and best practices that can help you build a lean, ...

MAKER MORNINGS – HAPPY HOUR EDITION

admin | 20th April, 2017
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MAKER MORNINGS – HAPPY HOUR EDITION
A special Happy Hour edition of Maker Mornings will feature a Vidalia businessman’s success story and the unveiling of an interactive map that highlights Central Louisiana’s makers. The free event will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, at The Gem, located at 1014 Third St., in downtown Alexandria. Register ...