McComack: Chamber closing year with excitement

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, November 8, 2017

As the year winds down and the Chamber Board preps for its annual retreat, we are seeking out business professionals with an interest to improve our region and communities.

We need energetic, positive, talented professionals at the table to help in the mission to “Grow, Strengthen and Unify businesses” in our tri-parish region.

Our last event of the year will happen at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Firemen’s Federal Credit Union in Gramercy. This Holiday Kick-off “Festive Fete” is co-sponsored by Communitas Primary Care and Firemen’s Federal Credit Union.

For more details on the above, please contact us at 985-359-9777 or visit our website at

The annual Golf tournament was held Oct. 20 at Cypress Lakes Country Club in Destrehan. With over 300 golfers and 24 food vendors, the climate of commerce and networking was very fruitful.

Congrats to the winners, which included Morning champs Refined Technology (first), Moisac (second) and Valero (third).

The Longest Drive went to Hydrochem and Ryan Despaux. The Closest to the Pin went to Cranford Equipment and Geoff Knight.

Congrats to the Afternoon winners, which includes Envent (first), United Rentals (second) and MMR Group, Inc. (third).

The Longest Drive went to Civil Construction and Brad Gilbert. Closest to the Pin went to Kerry Watkins.

Best Tent was awarded to Safway Services, serving bacon wrapped rib-eye, chicken and smoked sausage, as well as bar and assorted drinks.

Raffle Winners included Jim Holsapple with the Green Egg, Kurt Roblin with the King Kooker Pot, Eric Roy with the Roussels Bracelet, David Bourg with the Saints tickets and Rhonda Louque with the Brahmin Purse.

If you’re a business that’s not yet a member, I would love the opportunity to meet and learn more about your business.

We can work together.

If you join now, you can get 14 months of membership for the investment of 12!

As always, it continues to be an honor to serve you, the business community of the River Region.

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Chassity McComack is executive director of the River Region Chamber of Commerce. Email her at or log onto