Bossier Chamber: The more things change, the more they stay the same

As we turn the page on our calendars to a new year, it is a great time to refocus our goals and efforts both personally and professionally.

As your Chamber of Commerce, we know that many of you have had to change on a dime to offer different delivery methods or services to keep your business viable. And while we don’t hold a Magic 8 Ball for the year ahead, we do know that many of our new strategies for business will last into the new year and beyond.

In 2021, the Bossier Chamber will host more interactive and topic-based events that can easily be communicated via virtual platforms in an effort to relate directly your business’ changing needs and your availability. 

But don’t worry, while some things at the Bossier Chamber will look new or a little different, our mission and vision will remain the same – to promote the business community and help our area prosper by using our partnerships, connections, visibility and access to the influential leaders of our area to be an agent of change for YOU!

We know your business will continue to look to us as a leader to tell you about changing policies on the state and federal level, keep you connected to your local officials and stay close to the work for our military and our area’s largest employer –  Barksdale Air Force Base.

To kick off the year, we have a great educational opportunity for you, specifically designed to help your business meet the changing demands of our new business climate: Virtual Work and Capitalizing on “Remote” Possibilities planned.  Recently featured in the Baton Rouge Business Report for her creative management during COVID-19, Stafford Wood will lead this virtual webinar on how she was able to transition her team to 100 percent remote work, gaining efficiencies, improving employee satisfaction and engagement while maintaining profits, collaboration and customer relationships.

You can look for more seminars and Chamber Chat topics monthly that will have direct relation to the changes and challenges you may be facing in your business, including but not limited to tax changes, social media engagement, healthcare-related issues and cyber security for your business.

We are always looking to stay nimble by providing you with the most relevant information and topics. If you have a seminar topic idea or are a subject-matter expert on a hot topic, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at ljohnson@bossierchamber.com. We love to connect our members and we know that is more important now than it has ever been. Cheers to a prosperous 2021!

Lisa Johnson | President & CEO of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce