As we close out 2019, we are wrapping up a decade of growth and prosperity for Bossier! The city and the parish have been growing by leaps and bounds, infrastructure projects have been top priorities to take on the increased population and our schools have continued to excel to train up the next workforce. Our economy is becoming more diversified with the introduction and growth of the knowledge-based sector to help us navigate the ebb and flow. The internet and social media specifically have really taken a large role in our lives, changing the way we do business, interact with other people and even spend our personal time.
There in the successes also lie the challenges for what’s ahead.
We want to continue this forward momentum of growth in our area as well as in our businesses. To do that, we encourage you to get plugged in to your community, and specifically your chamber of commerce.
The Chamber offers an array of assets to keep you connected and on the pulse of our region.
Make sure you are signed up for our two e-newsletters to stay informed of matters important to our members and celebrate our programs and your fellow members’ accomplishments.
Utilize the chamber’s networking events to make more business connections and grow your network of contacts and resources.
Join a chamber committee or our Diplomat program to get on the pulse of what is important within our business community and help other businesses grow as well.
Read the chamber’s annual Legislative Agenda and Political Directory to understand policy issues that matter to our city, parish, region and state.
Follow us on Facebook for photos from events, Instagram to see where all we are partnering in our community on a weekly basis, on Twitter for a discussion on policy issues that matter to our region and on YouTube to see our weekly videos full of information, tips and member highlights.
We want to help illuminate your business this year and we can do that most effectively if you are engaged in our programming and our decisions. Representing more than 800 diverse businesses and 2,000 business people is not always an easy task, but it is one that we take great pride in doing to be the voice for business in Bossier and beyond.
Lisa Johnson | President and CEO, Bossier Chamber of Commerce