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Thursday, October 21, 2021
Economic Forecast for Livingston Parish - LP Business Newsletter

Business News - How does Livingston Parish Stack up and what's the Economic Outlook?

April l Chamber CEO

Monday, October 18, 2021
Livingston Parish Local Businesses Should Start Thinking About The Supply Chain Crisis

Some local businesses may have the advantage this holiday season. If you’re among the fortunate that’s not disrupted by the supply chain, these marketing tips can help you have the best season ever.

LP Chamber | Communications

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
5 Ways Your Livingston Parish Business could be Losing Out on Sales

Do you love small towns with gorgeous Main Streets that are fun weekend adventures in dining and shopping? You know the places with one unique business after another with friendly employees who show you their amazing wares and make you feel welcome.

LP Chamber | Communications

Monday, September 13, 2021
4 Things Your Livingston Parish Business Should Continue Post-COVID

At some point COVID will be relegated to the same level of concern the flu gets every year. It won’t shutter businesses, alter family celebrations, and be the fuel behind contentious court cases.

LP Chamber | Communications

Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Free (or nearly so) Training for Your Employees

Brownie Wise (the saleswoman behind the success of Tupperware) said, “If you want to build a business, build the people.” This is incredibly important but now more than ever. With the hiring shortage going on, you must do something to make your business stand out and helping potential employees understand they can have a career with you (or at least feel valued while they are there) can be the difference between going with you or deciding to work elsewhere.

LP Chamber | Communications

Monday, June 28, 2021
New in Town? Tips to Help Your New Business (and you) Fit In.

Starting a new business can be challenging, but it can be even more difficult if you are new to the community. In some areas being the “new business (or business owner) on the block” is a designation that doesn’t last long (in large cities with transient populations, for instance), the smaller, tighter-knit communities can feel like it takes forever to become part of the “in-crowd.”

LP Chamber | Communications

Monday, June 14, 2021
Dealing with Angry Customers When You’re Short Staffed

The scene is a common one these days. Lines of people waiting to pay in a restaurant, retail establishment, or grocery store. Tempers flare. Customers yell at staff and wonder why there’s only one person checking people out. Your staff thinks, “Who needs this?” and they’re not wrong. They feel overworked and underappreciated. Customers are demanding and loud. Customers vow not to return. It makes for a bad situation for everyone.

LP Chamber | Communications

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
3 Solutions to Common Hiring Problems

Employers are facing an unparalleled time right now, finding it very difficult to recruit good people. For many businesses, it’s difficult to get interest let alone keep someone after their first day. In order to be competitive in the job market, you need to stand out. These tips should help you do that. But you’ll need to go beyond them to think of some creative experiences for new employees. While you’re at it throw a few in for your customers. You never know. A loyal customer may just want to become part

LP Chamber | Communications

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
4 New Year's Resolutions for Your Business

This year has been a little more difficult to figure out new year’s resolutions. Part of that is because we’re all still reeling from the “lessons” we learned in 2020. Even the best prepared businesses lacked preparation for a global pandemic. Still, the new year is a great time to reexamine what you’ve been doing and how it can get better.

LP Chamber | Communications

Monday, July 13, 2020
3 Things That Will Help Your Business Recover Stronger

With numbers of COVID infections increasing daily in many states, people are wondering when it will end and when we can begin to start feeling confident in an economic recovery. No one knows for sure when recovery will begin. In the meantime, there are a few things we know about how business and customers have changed. You can use that knowledge to restructure your marketing in order to better position your business for a stronger recovery.

April l Chamber CEO