DECISION 2023

The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce invited candidates running for public office to answer a standard set of questions for the purpose of informing the public on where each candidate stands on the issues of importance to the members of the Chamber and the voting public.

All candidates for Governor of Louisiana, Caddo Sheriff, State Senate Districts 31,36, 38 and 39, State Representative Districts 2, 4, 6, 7, and 9 and Caddo Commissioner who are running opposed were invited to participate. Candidates without video interviews declined to participate.

The buttons below link to a page with each candidate’s complete interview, as well as all candidates answers to each specific question.

IRS Orders Immediate Stop to New Employee Retention Credit Processing

On Thursday, September 14, the IRS announced an immediate moratorium through at least to the end of the year on processing new claims for the Employeer Retention Credit, a pandemic-era relief program. The IRS Commissioner ordered the moratorium following growing...

AI: The Fear of Messing Up vs The Fear of Missing Out!

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is emerging as a powerful tool and revolutionizing industry worldwide but is it right for you and your business?  Recently news about the latest advancement in Artificial Intelligence (AI) software has been all over the place. Chatbots...

What You Need to Know about the SBA’s New Subcontracting Rules 

On May 30, 2023 the Small Business Administration enacted new rules regarding subcontractors and government contracts.  Here's what you need to know: The SBA's new subcontracting rules seek to ensure that at least 23% of federal dollars go to genuine small businesses,...

Greater Shreveport Chamber Names New Marketing Director

GREATER SHREVEPORT CHAMBER NAMES MACEY COLVIN DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS The Greater Shreveport Chamber is pleased to announce that Macey Colvin has been appointed as the Chamber’s Director of Marketing, Communications, and Public...

How to Use Facebook to Promote During Small Business Season

Is it just us or does Black Friday seem to have withered on the vine? Years ago, people would run out to get their newspapers on Thanksgiving to peruse the deals and map out their shopping plans. This year, holiday deals began in October and thus they’ve lost some of...

Why Shop Small for the Holidays

Why Shop Small for the Holidays? Small businesses add flavor to our area. There is a sense of adventure when you explore a small business. You never know what beauties you’ll uncover or what scrumptiousness awaits. Sadly, that’s also why a lot of people choose to...

It’s Small Business Season!

It’s Small Business Season! From October 31 – December 31st, we’re celebrating Small Business Season™. The chamber is encouraging every person of our community to support friends and neighbors by shopping, dining, and exploring our small businesses.  Small Businesses...

How Entrepreneurs Use Networking

An essential skill for any entrepreneur is the ability to create meaningful connections via networking, also called network development. Creating connections with customers both old and new is important but creating a network of other entrepreneurs and business owners...

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