Welcome to the Union Parish Chamber of Commerce!
Creating Opportunities for Business to GROW!
Every Day is Beautiful in Green Valley
With a wide variety of events and opportunities, Green Valley has something to offer everyone. Celebrate the fun of the Minnesota State Fair with us each summer. Enjoy a scenic stroll through our many parks or play a round of golf at one of our three courses. Have your picture taken with the World’s Largest Owl and marvel at all the beautiful outdoor murals throughout the town.
Our community offers a thriving economy, superb schools, traditional values, faith and fellowship, helpful services, and many entertainment options. Green Valley is truly the ideal place for new ventures and new growth because every day is abeautiful day.
BEAUTIFUL LAKE D'ARBONNE'S REPUTATION FOR BEAUTY & GREAT FISHING CONTINUE TO GROW
MAJOR FISHING TOURNAMENTS LOVE LAKE D'ARBONNELake D'Arbonne's reputation continues to grow as fishermen from across the nation descent upon our area to take on our beautiful productive lake. Click on VIDEO to see overview of beautiful Lake D'Arbonne. Click on "QUICK TOUR OF LAKE D'ARBONNE STATE PARK" for a visual tour of the state park.
"CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK"
THANKS TO EVERYONE!!
NEXT YEAR'S DATES: DEC 9-16 2023
The Union Parish Chamber's "Christmas in the Park" completed its 8 day run this past Saturday night, December 10.
This year we expanded the dates, increased the participant churches, choirs, merchants, arts, crafts and food vendors. The event was a tremendous success and we want to express our appreciation to all the participants and visitors.
We need to announce that in partnership with the Office of State Parks, we are moving the dates back a week for our "Christmas in the Park" at Lake D'Arbonne State Park to Dec 9-16th, 5:30-9:00 pm.
I want to thank our sponsors for this year, headed by our Title Sponsor, Union General Hospital. Our Gold Sponsors included Enviro Rentals, Louisiana National Bank, Hampton Law, Marion State Bank, Sheriff Dusty Gates, Sparklight Internet, Read Lumber, Origin Bank, Benoit Ford, Town of Farmerville, Union Parish Tourism Commission, and Reeves Memorial Medical Center. Thanks to all our sponsors for making this event possible.
The area merchants and churches that decorated their Christmas scenes and religious messages are already asking about next year's dates, so mark your calendars for Dec 9-16th. If you want to reserve your site next year to display decorations for your business or church, please contact Cindy at our Chamber (318) 368-3947 to reserve your place.
Again, mark your calendar for Dec 9-16th, 5:30-9:00 pm at the Lake D'Arbonne State Park. Make plans to bring your entire family and experience this wonderful display.
One of the reasons we are moving our dates back is to not interfere with the Chamber's "Christmas on the Square" on Dec 2nd 2023. We will have Vendors, Pet Parade, Christmas Tree Lighting, and Christmas Parade.
The next day, Dec 3rd 2023, we will have our "Shop U.P. (Union Parish)", encouraging everyone to visit retail merchants throughout the parish.
Please visit our "Christmas in the Park" page on Facebook for photos and many activities. For more details or to participate, please contact our Chamber office, 318-368-3947 or email email@example.com
At the annual Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Executives Conference (LACCE) which ended today, it was announced that Union Parish Chamber of Commerce was selected as the mid-size Chamber of the Year. Chamber President Jon McKinnie stated, “We are truly honored to be considered for this award given by this statewide organization. The strong leadership of our Chamber Chairperson Paula Strickland and the hard work of our Chamber board made this possible. We appreciate the community support for our chamber’s outstanding projects.”
LACCE is the professional development organization for chambers of commerce executives and staff members in Louisiana. LACCE equips chamber professionals with leadership development opportunities and tools to build innovative chambers.
LACCE stated, “Many chambers have risen to today’s challenges to provide unparalleled leadership and direction, helping their members and communities thrive. This type of performance reflects the solid organizational infrastructure built through much hard work and diligence.
It is the goal of the LACCE Chamber of the Year Award program to recognize those chambers that have distinguished themselves and their community through excellence in chamber management. The entries were judged by an out-of-state panel of judges comprised of current chamber executives. Recognition is based on the past 12 month’s accomplishments.
Promoting business growth through a highly effective, four-point strategy:
- Retention and Expansion of Existing Businesses
- New and Small Business Development
- Targeted Marketing and Attraction of New Business
- Incentives and Infrastructure
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