Response to Coronavirus
Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Business Resource Information
Businesses are concerned about their long term viability, as well as the health and wellbeing of their employees and customers. The Central LA Regional Chamber of Commerce is working with partner organizations, community leaders, and state and federal officials to provide information, links and direct services to chamber members and the business community during the current state of emergency.
The Chamber office located at 1118 Third Street in Alexandria is closed in accordance with the Stay-at-Home order, but is fully operational with staffers working from home.
If you are a business in need of assistance, please call or email us.
General Information, Assistance and Referrals
Denise Ventress, Information Specialist
Governmental Relations, Policy, Strategy, State and Federal Legislation
Small Business Government Assistance Information
U.S. Chamber Connection
Deborah Randolph, President, Central LA Regional Chamber of Commerce
Membership/Event Information, Requests to Share Information with Chamber Members
Cindy Cespiva, Membership/Events Director
DOL Outlines Coronavirus Relief Law’s Paid Leave Requirements
SBA Loan Information - COVID-19 Disaster
LDR extends state income tax deadline due to coronavirus public health emergency
Additional COVID-19 Resources
LED Opens COVID-19 Help Desk for Louisiana Businesses
March 27, 2020
Gov. Edwards' COVID-19 Major Disaster Declaration Request Approved by President Trump
March 25, 2020
Gov. Edwards Requests Major Disaster Declaration for Louisiana to Combat the Spread of COVID-19
March 24, 2020
Gov. Edwards to Lead Live Statewide Broadcast on Louisiana’s Response to COVID-19
March 23, 2020
The Office of the Governor, John Bel Edwards issues Stay at Home Order
March 22, 2020
On Monday (March 16, 2020), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce proposed three ideas to support American businesses and workers, and mitigate job losses amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Specifically, the Chamber called for legislation that would:
Cancel payment of all payroll taxes typically paid by employers for March, April, and May.
Expand and streamlining loan programs for small businesses with fewer than 500 employees experiencing revenue loss as a result of the coronavirus.
Enable the creation of credit facilities to provide loans and loan guarantees to employers with more than 500 employees experiencing significant revenue loss as a result of the coronavirus.