2022 Chamber Community Guide and Business Directory

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table of CONTENTS


4 Natchitoches, LA


7 Relocation Information


What makes Natchitoches such a unique place to visit, explore, and call home

Commercial & residential resources

9 History & Culture

Explore the place where history lives in the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase

11 Tourism & Recreation

What to see and do - only in Natchitoches

17 Art, Dining & Shopping

An authentic cultural experience like no other

26 Thriving

Natchitoches is thriving; see how

31 Tourism

What you may not know about our tourism industry

33 Agriculture

Abundant natural resources make a strong economy

35 Industry

What major players call Natchitoches home and why

37 Healthcare

Natchitoches leads the way for rural healthcare in the state

41 Education

See how the community rallies around education

45 About the Chamber

Your business access to local resources & community support

48 A-Z Business Directory 50 Business Category Directory 2 | Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce

index of ADVERTISERS Alliance Compressors | 32 Bolton Realty | 6 BOM | 1 BOM Financial Services | 1 Brad Ferguson Real Estate | 27 C&H Precision Machining | 32 Cane River Queen | 30 ChiroCare | 3 City Bank and Trust Co. | 6 City of Natchitoches | 10 Cleco | 6 CRNHA | Inside Back Cover Cross Financial | 8 Early Childhood Network | 44 EconoLodge | 16 Exchange Bank | 30 First Federal Bank | 8 French Market Express | Back Cover GoNatchitoches App | 10 Hospice of Natchitoches | 36 International Paper | 34 J & J Exterminating | 32

Legacy Automotive | 20 Little Eva Pecan Co | 16 Lott Oil | 36 Mele Printing | 16 Motel 6 | 8 Natchitoches Area Convention & Visitors Bureau | 30 Natchitoches Parish Library | 27 Northwestern State University | 40 NRMC | Inside Front Cover Olivier Woodworks | 36 Parc Natchitoches | 10 Redline Rentals | 32 Rhodes Properties & Development & Rhodes Realty | 30 RoyOMartin | 34 Sabine State Bank | 27 Shopp A Lott | 36 St. Mary's Catholic School | 44 TCBT, CPAs | 27 Trail Boss Steak House | 20 Weyerhaeuser | 34 Women's Resource Center | 36

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from the parish from the PRESIDENT MAYOR Welcome to Natchitoches Parish. We are glad you are here! For more than 300 years, Natchitoches Parish has been a place where anyone can feel at home. I often tell folks, “I wasn’t lucky enough to be born here, but I got here as quick as I could!” Natchitoches Parish is a great place to visit, or live. Our parish has a vibrant and diverse culture with something for everyone. Whether it is enjoying the scenic beauty of Cane River Lake, the charm of our many villages and towns, great restaurants and frequent festivals, or attending some of the many great events at Northwestern State University, you will find our home a place that welcomes you for a weekend or a lifetime. While in Natchitoches Parish, I encourage you to explore our nearly 1,250 square miles of natural beauty as well as our historic sites and friendly communities. Be sure to visit downtown Natchitoches, our rural plantations, and take the time to immerse yourself in the storied history of places like Fort St. Jean Baptiste. We are here to serve you, privileged to meet you, and can’t wait to share our wonderful community with you!

John Richmond Natchitoches Parish President

Hello, I’m Mayor Ronnie Williams, Jr., and I'm excited to give you a warm Natchitoches welcome! Natchitoches is my hometown, and I love Natchitoches. It’s where I met my lovely wife, Tiffany Williams. It’s where my three incredible children—Micah, Trae, and Maesie—were born. It’s my home, and literally where my heart is. I stand ready to declare that Natchitoches is the best small town in the entire United States of America. We have so much to be proud of, like Northwestern State University, Central Louisiana Technical Community College, historic sites, and so much more. We’ve got it all. Natchitoches is historic, yet modern. We have a small-town feel with a big city mindset. We’ve got the best Christmas Festival, the best food, and of course the best people around. Whether you are here to visit, for a world-class education, or to make Natchitoches your home, we are glad you’re here and we hope you enjoy your stay.

Ronnie Williams, Jr. City of Natchitoches Mayor


small but mighty Natchitoches is a small town with a big reputation for good times, good food, and good people. Louisiana’s rich culture is known around the globe, and as the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, Natchitoches is a premier travel destination to "Feed Your Soul". Hundreds of thousands of tourists see just a glimpse of what residents enjoy year-round. The $4 million riverbank renovation located in nationally recognized historic downtown Natchitoches is one of the most beautiful concert and event venues in the state, making it the perfect backdrop for the many local festivals and events throughout the year. In the Mill District, bands and brews can be found most weekends at the local brewery, where historic preservation meets innovation in the beautifully remodeled cotton seed oil mill. The good times continue Down River, where residents have discovered the opportunity for gorgeous new construction homes with some of the best scenic views in the Parish, and restaurants, recreation, and attractions all within biking distance. Outdoor enthusiasts are living the dream in our many area lakes, rivers, hiking trails, and hunting leases. Of course, we work just as hard as we play. That tourism industry we’re so well known for makes up 10% of our local workforce. Manufacturing

NRMC exemplified heroics throughout the pandemic

Community partners present a strong voice at the state capitol

accounts for 15%, with major industry players like Alliance Compressors, Pilgrim's, Weyerhaeuser, International Paper, and RoyOMartin choosing Natchitoches to set up shop. Agricultural sales in Natchitoches include cattle, crawfish, timber, soybeans, corn, and pecans, and the businesses that produce these goods thrive in Natchitoches Parish. Workforce development is a major focus of the Chamber of Commerce as well as local post-secondary educational institutions, including Northwestern State University and the Central Louisiana Technical and Community College. The healthcare climate of Natchitoches Parish has set the bar for rural healthcare systems across the state. In fact, the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center's award-winning model is emulated in other rural areas, making it a prime workplace for top talent from across the country. We may be biased, but we believe Natchitoches is the most charming and unique region of the state. You’ve probably enjoyed shopping along our bricklined Front Street, sampling the local cuisine with a famous Natchitoches meat pie, or staring up at the sky as the best fireworks show in the state reflects over the Cane River for our worldrenowned Christmas Festival. And beneath the surface of Christmas lights, meat pies, and Steel Magnolias, there are booming businesses and industries that take Natchitoches far beyond a tourist town, to a premier micropolitan destination to live, work, and play. Read on to learn all the ways Natchitoches Parish is thriving, and how you can make plans to Explore Natchitoches.

World-class athletes honored at the Sports Hall of Fame induction

Crawlers pose on the bricks for the NYP St. Pat's Pub Crawl

Natchitoches Was Named ONE OF THE Most Beautiful Main Streets


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relocation INFORMATION Utilities

Atmos Energy 888-286-6700 atmosenergy.com City of Natchitoches 318-357-3844 natchitochesla.gov 806 2nd Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457 CLECO Power, LLC 800-622-6537 cleco.com SWEPCO 1-888-216-3523 swepco.com Waste Connections 318-356-0000 wasteconnections.com

Data & Communications AT&T (318) 352-3702 att.com EpicTouch (318) 352-0006 epictouch.com Suddenlink 877-251-3110 Suddenlink.com

Post Office 240 St. Denis St. 727 Keyser Ave. 800-275-8777


Natchitoches Parish Journal Digital News Outlet 318-354-4000 natchitochesparishjournal.com Natchitoches Times News Outlet 318-352-3618 natchitochestimes.com The Current Sauce University Printed Publication currentsauce.com

Employment Manpower Staffing 318-356-0482 work4manpower.com Natchitoches Jobs 318-352-6894 natchitochesjobs.com Louisiana Workforce Commission 318-357-3145 laworks.net

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history &


where HISTORY LIVES It takes time to make a good gumbo. The longer you let it simmer, the deeper and more developed the flavor. So, too, the gumbo of cultures in Natchitoches - Louisiana's Oldest City, took time to simmer and evolve into the unique body of people who call this region home. Established in 1714 and positioned at the edge of two colonial empires in the New World, Natchitoches and the Cane River region served as a cultural crossroads for much of its early years. It became a place where American Indians, French, Spanish, African, and later AngloAmericans came together to create a way of life dependent on the land, the river, and each other. Our stories are brimming with the contrasts that comprise our nation's history—conquest and colonialism, militarism and peace, wealth and poverty, slavery, and freedom. Today, colonial forts like Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site and Los Adaes State Historic Site depict life on these early outposts. Downriver the Cane River National Heritage Trail, a Louisiana Scenic Byway, follows the winding river roads lined with majestic oak trees and pecan orchards that provide glimpses into the past. Here one can find stately creole architecture mixed in with the traces of a thriving agricultural industry dominated by cotton, cattle, and pecans. At the Cane River Creole National Historical Park, generations of the same families of owners and

workers, enslaved and tenant, lived on these lands for over 200 years. The park tells their stories and preserves Oakland and Magnolia Plantations, two of the most intact Creole cotton plantations in the United States. A National Historic Landmark, Melrose Plantation contains nine historic buildings, including the African House, which houses a collection by worldfamous African American folk artist Clementine Hunter. On the Isle Brevelle Trail, St. Augustine Catholic Church is the spiritual center and heart of the Cane River Creole community, where the Creole traditions and practices extend beyond attending church services on Sunday to include fairs, trail rides, and candlelight vigils. Our Creole heritage is the secret ingredient that sets us apart from north Louisiana. The careful preservation and restoration of heritage sites and traditions have created many rare opportunities for visitors to experience Natchitoches's history and gain insights into the diverse cultures that continue to influence the city today. The City of Natchitoches and the beautiful Cane River possesses a captivating charm that echoes the past and calls to the future. A place where history lives and where history is made.

Rebecca Blankenbaker Executive Director, Cane River National Heritage Area

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feed YOUR SOUL Natchitoches has been a destination for travelers since 1714. For more than 300 years, tourists have come to Natchitoches from across the country and the globe to experience the living history, signature Southern charm, and the Cane River Creole culture and cuisine. Locals and visitors alike can experience “Where History Lives” right here in our backyard. They can follow the trails in Kisatchie National Forest and throughout the Cane River National Heritage Area to find centuries of history, culture, and natural landscapes, ready to be explored by foot, car, or boat. One can easily find why Natchitoches Parish is considered a sportsman’s paradise while fishing Cane River, Sibley Lake, Black Lake, Red River, and many others. Kisatchie also offers abundant fishing areas—along with options for the outdoor enthusiast such as horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, and camping. Hike or bike the Grady Erwin Nature Trails or Longleaf Vista Trail. Or take in the scenic views from the car along the Longleaf Scenic Byway and the Cane River National Heritage Trail. Throughout the Cane River National Heritage Area, examples of the community’s preservation and restoration work can be seen in historic structures like the Roque, Lemee, and Prudhomme-Rouquier Houses, Melrose Plantation, and the Cane River Creole National

Historical Sites at Oakland Magnolia Plantation Complex.



For many, the most loved feature about Natchitoches (aside from the famous meat pies) is the charming 33-block National Historic Landmark District - a shopper’s paradise and a bed & breakfast lover’s dream. The Historic District features a beautiful mixture of architecture among its historic homes, churches and other structures. Explore attractions like Fort St. Jean Baptiste and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum. Shop and dine at a selection of locally owned and operated establishments sprinkled throughout the downtown area. Natchitoches is known as the “City of Lights” from mid-November through the New Year during the Natchitoches Christmas Festival. Throughout the year the town celebrates music, food and culture with events and festivals, including the Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival, Natchitoches Jazz & R&B Festival, Natchitoches/Northwestern State University Folk Festival, and the Natchitoches Car Show. We invite you to explore Natchitoches and all of its charm. Begin your journey by downloading the #GoNatchitoches app today!

Kelli West

Marketing & Communications Director, Natchitoches Convention & Visitor's Bureau



- American Cemetery Tour, Seasonal - Cane River Carriage Company, Horse and Carriage Tours - El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail - Historic District Walking Tour - Natchitoches Film Trail - Reading Trail at Pierson Mallet Park - Steel Magnolias Film Tour - Tour Natchitoches with Barbara

- Art Guild & Gallery - Chestee Harrington Art Studio - LSMSA Creative & Performing Arts visit lsmsa.edu/news--events/calendar for upcoming events - NSU Creative & Performing Arts visit capa.nsula.edu for ticket information

Tours & Trails

Other Historic Attractions -

American Cemetery, 1737 Fort Jesup Fort St. Jean Baptiste Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile, 1863 Los Adaes State Historic Site, 1700s Melrose Plantation, 1832 Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Catholic Church), 1892 Oakland Plantation, 1789 Roque House, 1803 St. Augustine Catholic Church & Cemetery, 1803 Steel Magnolia House, 1830s

Creative & Performing Arts


- Adai Caddo Indian Nation Cultural Center - Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest Louisiana History Museum - Grand Ecore Visitors Center & Landing


- Cammie Henry Research Center - Genealogical & Historical Association Library - Natchitoches Parish Library - Main Branch, Downtown Natchitoches - Northeast Branch, Campti - Watson Library

festivals & RECREATION

Festivals, Events & Parades See 2022 Schedule of Events on Pages 14-15


- Beau Jardin Garden & Water Feature - Briarwood, Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve - Cane River Creole National Historic Park - Oakland Plantation - Magnolia Plantation - City Park, Children's Park & Walking Trail - Grady Erwin Nature Reserve & Trail - Natchitoches Veterans Memorial Park - Pierson Mallet Children's Park - Red Dirt Wildlife Refuge - Rue Beauport, Downtown Natchitoches Riverfront - Veterans Memorial Park


- Cane River Lake - Washington Street Boat Launch - Shell Beach Boat Launch - Cane River Queen Riverboat Cruise - Chaplin's Lake Trail - Garret Spray Park - Kisatchie National Forest - Natchitoches Shooting Range - National Fish Hatchery & Aquarium - Northwestern Hills Golf Course - NSU Frisbee Golf - Paddle & Pedal Sports, Water Sports Rental - Parc Natchitoches - Red River - Grand Ecore Landing - Natchitoches-Hampton Recreation Area - Red Bayou Recreation Area - Shooting Range - Sibley Lake - Highway 504 Boat Launch - Highway 3191 Boat Launch - Skating Rink

Area Sports

Northwestern State University sponsors 14 NCAA Division I sports programs. A proud member of the Southland Conference, the Demons and Lady Demons host events at seven on-campus facilities – Turpin Stadium (football), Prather Coliseum (basketball and volleyball), Brown-Stroud Field (baseball), Lady Demon Diamond (softball), the Walter Ledet Track Complex, the Jack Fisher Tennis Complex and the Lady Demon Soccer Complex. Schedules, ticket prices and availability as well as corporate sponsorship information can be found at NSUDemons.com. The City of Natchitoches maintains a number of sports complexes that are available to residents. The City Pool offers swim lessons and open swim. Parc Natchitoches offers 5 turfed baseball/softball fields, 3 soccer fields, 1.5 miles of paved walking track and a stocked pond. East Natchitoches complex offers 6 baseball/softball fields, tennis courts, and playground equipment. 6 pocket parks offer play ground equipment, outdoor basketball courts and picnic areas. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Rec Center offers a full sized indoor gym, and a large meeting room and dance studio. Visit natchitochesla.gov for more info.

Event Venues -

Beau Jardin Garden & Water Feature Cabins at Horseshoe Hills Ranch Chateau St. Denis Church Street Inn Lasyone's Restaurant Lemee House, 1837 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest Louisiana History Museum Maglieaux's Riverfront Restaurant Mama's Oyster House & Blues Room Martin Luther King Recreation Center Merci Beaucoup Natchitoches Conference Hall Natchitoches Events Center Natchitoches Parish Fair Grounds Northwestern State University Prud'homme-Rouquier House, 1790-1811 Rue Beauport, Downtown Natchitoches Riverfront

Other Attractions -

Cane River Brewing Co. Dark Woods Adventure Park Gator Country Louisiana, Alligator Park Jena Choctaw Pines Casino Parkway Cinema

#GoNatchitoches on social!

Thank you for understanding that all events are subject to change. Download the GoNatchitoches App for the latest event information.

February Cloutierville Mardi Gras Parade Experience Mardi Gras down-river, complete with a parade, fireworks, and a community dance! Facebook: Mardi Gras Parade in Cloutierville

Krewe of Dionysus Mardi Gras Parade This family-friendly night-time Mardi Gras parade boasts floats, bands, and lots of throws that will have you screaming "Throw me something Mister!" KreweOfDionysos.org

March Reading on the River

At this free literacy event on the downtown riverbank children can engage with local leaders and community partners and every child who comes leaves with a free book! Service-League.net/Events

Bloomin' on the Bricks This spring garden festival features lawn and garden vendors from across the state, and takes place alongside Art Along the Bricks Art Festival and CAPA on the Cane NSU Symphony performance. Facebook: Natchitoches Main Street Program

NYP Pub Crawl

Crawl the bricks of Front St. in your best St. Pat's costume and enjoy a variety of food and drink specials from restaurants and retailers, plus live music on the riverbank. NatchitochesChamber.com/ CrawlTheBricks

Cane River Film Festival

Jazz & R&B Festival


Natchez Heritage Festival

Celebrate the work of international and national students, independent filmmakers and the region's contribution to the film industry. CaneRiverFilmFestival.com

Melrose Arts & Crafts Festival

Over 100 vendors cover the grounds of Melrose Plantation down-river, as festival goers enjoy shopping, food, plantation tours, and live music. MelrosePlantation.org


Chamber members compete fiercely in a themed cooking competition, complete with music and cocktails on the downtown riverbank. NatchitochesChamber.com/ CRAVE

Find Your Park Festival

Celebrate the cultural and natural resources of the Cane River and Red River regions at the Cane River Creole National Historical Park's Oakland Plantation. Facebook: Cane River National Heritage Area

May Sale on the Trail

Shopping warriors and collectors stop along 111 miles of the historic El Camino Real de los Tejas as they shop local treasures, take in the scenery, and observe historical markers along the trail. Natchitoches.com

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Enjoy a weekend of music on multiple stages in downtown Natchitoches ranging from jazz and rock to soul and country while you take in local eats and drinks. Facebook: Natchitoches Main Street

This small town festival boasts good food, good music, and family fun downriver. Be sure to bring the family to enjoy vendors, live entertainment, and event tshirts! Facebook: Village of Natchez Heritage Festival

June Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction

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World renowned athletes are inducted into the LA Sports Hall of Fame every year during this 3-day party, that includes a welcome reception, Rockin' River Fest, a roundtable brunch, and a black-tie induction dinner and ceremony. LaSportsHall.com

July 4th of July Celebration on the Cane

Patriotism abounds as fireworks light up the summer sky over the banks of the Cane River. Facebook: Natchitoches Main Street

Louisiana Young Professionals Conference

Young professionals from across the state learn from business leaders, panelists, and keynote speakers, leaving them empowered to effect change in their communities. NatchitochesChamber.com/LYPC

Folk Festival

Louisiana's folk life is alive and well, as food, crafts, music and dancing fill NSU's Prather Coliseum, and a new State Fiddle Champion is named. LouisianaFolklife.nsula.edu

August Cane River Zydeco Festival

Held on Labor Day weekend, this festival and motorcycle poker run is full of music, a dance contest, authentic food vendors, a bounce house and much more. NatchitochesChamber.com/ events

Goldonna Saline Creek Festival Visit the hills of northeast Natchitoches Parish for a day of fun, including arts and crafts, a parade and ATV ride, live entertainment, and so much more! Facebook: Goldonna/Saline Creek Festival

Marthaville Good Ole Days Festival A quick 20-minute drive west of Natchitoches, folks enjoy a parade, gospel singing, and of course plenty of food and entertainment. Facebook: Marthaville Good Ole Days Festival

September Meat Pie Festival

The quintessential Natchitoches dish can be found in every form and fashion imaginable along the downtown riverbank. MeatPieFestival.com

Parish Fair & Rodeo

Games, rides, and carnival food cover one side of the fairgrounds, while livestock shows and rodeos keep folks entertained on the other. NatchitochesParishFair.com

October Dark Woods Haunt

Halloween season in Natchitoches means new chills and thrills in the Dark Woods Adventure Park. The Haunt begins in late September and runs through early November. DarkWoodsHaunt.com

Classic Car Show

Over 400 classic cars line the streets of the national historic landmark district for this juried car show. NatchitochesCarShow.com

American Cemetery Tour

Actors recreate the lives of legends interred in the oldest cemetery in the Louisiana Purchase, and finish with a traditional les repas funeraire. NatchitochesHF.com

Folk Art Festival

Inspired by the rich artistic legacy of Clementine Hunter, this festival features folk artists from across the south. Food vendors, music, and tours of Melrose make this an immersive cultural experience you don't want to miss! MelrosePlantation.org/Festivals

NSU Homecoming

A time-honored NSU tradition, a full week of activities brings together students, parents and alumni to celebrate their Demon spirit. NSULA.presence.io/events


This craft beer and wine festival is known for its family environment, topnotch entertainment, and 50+ craft beers and wines. TheTappedtober.com

Cane River Fall Festival

Celebrate all things harvest, at this free family festival, complete with living history demonstrations and crafts. Facebook: Cane River National Heritage Area

Pumpkin Glow

All ages are invited to participate in this pumpkin decorating contest on the downtown riverbank. Local school orchestras and dance groups provide entertainment. Facebook: Natchitoches Historic District Merchants

Witch Way to Main Street

Trick-or-Treating on Halloween in downtown Natchitoches is something every family should experience! Natchitoches.com/WitchWay

Provencal Fall Fest

Head southwest of Natchitoches for family fun, including live entertainment,

great food vendors, a kid's zone and a parade. Facebook: Provencal Fall Fest

November Turn on the Holidays

Kickoff Christmas Season in Natchitoches as the city flips the switch on the downtown Christmas lights. NatchitochesChristmas.com

Light the Way 5k

This night-time run is entirely lit with the famous Natchitoches Christmas lights. Runners don costumes and ugly sweaters and finish with music and hot cocoa. NatchitochesChamber.com/Run

Fleur de Lis Arts & Crafts Show Over 100 vendors flood the Natchitoches Events Center to showcase their handcrafted and artisan items. Facebook: Fleur de Lis Arts and Crafts

December Christmas Festival

For over 95 years, Natchitoches has hosted 500,000+ people each year during the Christmas season. With 300,000 lights, 100 set pieces, and weekly fireworks, it's the quintessential Natchitoches event. NatchitochesChristmas.com

Christmas in the Park

Walk through acres of wooded trails aglow with Christmas lights, and top it off with s'mores and hot cocoa around the firepit. Facebook: Christmas in the Park LA

Holiday Tour of Homes

Three tours showcase beautifully decorated Natchitoches homes, both historic and newly built. NatchitochesChristmas.com

Thrive Gala

This upscale event at the beautiful Sports Hall of Fame Museum is a festive opportunity to network and celebrate the season with Chamber members and dignitaries, all while supporting the Chamber of Commerce Foundation. NatchitochesChamber.com/ThriveGala

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creativity ABOUNDS Natchitoches is a hub for artistic expression in Louisiana. Many artists are inspired by our rich heritage and history. The Cane River country was once home to the Natchitoches Art colony, which was one of the most popular of its kind in the South, attracting notable artists such as William Faulkner and William Spratling. In modern times, the Melrose Arts and Crafts festival attracts over 100 artists each year. Natchitoches is the birthplace of famed artists Clementine Hunter and Kate Chopin, whose works have achieved international recognition. Tourists and locals alike can enjoy learning about the history of Natchitoches arts and culture at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum and at our national historical sites. One can also find galleries full of the works of local artists at the Natchitoches Art Guild and Gallery, Local Flavor, and other such shops and galleries in our historic district. At Northwestern State University (NSU), the brilliance and creativity of students blends with time-honored traditions in annually anticipated productions and exhibitions. Each year during the beloved Natchitoches Christmas season, more than 300 students, faculty and staff of the NSU School of Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) combine their talents to present the Christmas Gala. Large crowds attend the Gala each year.

Throughout the year, CAPA performs and hosts symphonies, concerts, musicals, and plays, all of which are open to the public. Community members are also able to enjoy the Orville J. Hanchey Gallery, which features exhibitions of professional works by internationally, nationally, and regionally acclaimed artists working in all media. The film art scene is perhaps the most celebrated aspect of Natchitoches arts. Natchitoches is wellknown around the world as the film location and the inspiration for the iconic movie, Steel Magnolias. First a play, and then an award-winning film, Steel Magnolias is now a cornerstone of our culture and art scene. Filmmakers are still drawn by the preserved history and natural beauty of Natchitoches, which is under the umbrella of the state's motion picture production tax credit that reimburses film and TV producers up to 40% of the cost of their in-state productions. Each year the Cane River Film Festival encourages the development of all aspects of the creative arts in and around Natchitoches through the cinema experience. Tourists can enjoy visiting the film scene locations on the Natchitoches Film Trail, which is available through the Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Scott Burrell

Director, NSU Creative & Performing Arts

cane river CUISINE Ask anyone why they love Louisiana, and you might hear “The food!” One prominent aspect of Louisiana culture is the unique food prepared by generations of families, cooks, and chefs. The delicious fare ranges from boudin to beignets, po’boys to pralines, and crawfish étouffée to king cakes. Louisianians take their food culture seriously, and this pride is evident to nearly every tourist who visits our state. Tourists often visit Louisiana because of the food. Although the COVID-19 pandemic impacted tourism in Louisiana, tourism's economic benefits to the state were still significant. In 2020, food and beverage accounted for the highest percentage of tourists' spending by category, at 30% or $3 Billion, well above transportation (18%, $1.8 Billion) and lodging (14%, $1.4 Billion). Over 139,000 (5%) jobs in Louisiana were sustained by tourism in 2020. Clearly, our food culture benefits our state by infusing tourism dollars. As hospitality and culinary educators, faculty recognize the importance of teaching Northwestern State University (NSU) Hospitality Management students about our unique

Valerie Salter

Assistant Professor, NSU Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts

food culture and how it draws tourists to our state, especially to Natchitoches. In Natchitoches, our food scene is fortunate to include fare such as Natchitoches meat pies and other specialties on the Natchitoches Food Trail (opposite page) that you can only find here. Currently, the region has a variety of restaurants on and off the beaten path, with several new restaurants that opened in 2021. The Hospitality Management & Tourism program at NSU is excited about the future of the food scene in Natchitoches and has worked to enhance both culinary and hospitality education. Three years ago, Columns Café was started to implement another experiential learning opportunity in the program and provide even more hands-on learning to students in a realworld setting. Once a month, local diners enjoy themed meals prepared from scratch by students in a fine dining setting. Chef John Carriere and other local chefs have begun the process to establish a local chapter of the American Culinary Federation, a professional organization for chefs and cooks with the goal of bringing together professional chefs and NSU culinary students for regular meetings. Future plans of the program include a fall festival featuring locally prepared gourmet food. This festival will feature the talents of local chefs and hospitality and culinary students.

John Carriere

Chef Instructor, NSU Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts

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go LOCAL Named one of the “Most Beautiful Main Streets in Every State” in 2020, Natchitoches offers a quaint atmosphere many cannot duplicate. Betsy Cribb’s remark in Southern Living sums it up well, “It’s a small town with a deep soul, one that holds tight to the homegrown and opens its arms wide to outsiders.” While Natchitoches has received many accolades over the years, the deep support of our hometown businesses from both visitors and locals have helped our community thrive. While strolling downtown make sure to step inside the oldest general mercantile store in Louisiana offering a variety of classic toys and timeless gifts to your basic hardware needs. You are sure to find a unique treasure when you visit.

There are no shortages of boutiques and clothiers in Natchitoches. Whether you’re searching for the latest trends or classic pieces for your wardrobe, you won’t be disappointed. There are many opportunities to discover Natchitoches throughout the year. Download our GoNatchitoches app from the Apple store or Google Play store to keep up with all the upcoming events Natchitoches has to offer. Our local Farmers Market, open seasonally on Saturdays, can help fill your pantry with delicious homegrown vegetables, homemade bread, and more. Various arts and crafts shows, expos and festivals offer additional opportunities for you to experience and support Natchitoches as well.

If you love all things Christmas, our year-round Christmas store might be your happy place. Commemorate your love for the “City of Lights” with an ornament or personalized gift.

Keep your money where your heart lives, support an economy of friends and neighbors, and build a community that thrives by thinking local first. When you invest money in your local economy, you’re not just helping local business owners – you’re also helping yourself. You’re making Natchitoches a better place to live in, with a rich character, thriving economy, and tightly knit community.

Locals love to purchase their favorite spices and fresh coffee beans from several of our specialty stores. You’ll find all of your last-minute kitchen needs and gadgets while shopping with us.

Don’t forget to show off your local purchases on social media by including our hashtags #GoNatchitoches and #GoLocal.

Fine furniture, antiques and hand-crafted heirloom pieces can also be discovered during your shopping experience. Many of our stores have been passed down through generations and offer one-of-a-kind pieces you can find no where else.

Jill Leo

Director, Main Street Natchitoches

culture SELLS There is no place in the world like Louisiana. Something about the culture – the music, the people, the food – gets in your bones and truly does “feed your soul.” It’s part of the reason so many people travel to the boot state each year. Over 31 million visited Louisiana in 2020. According to Louisiana Tourism, Louisiana's generated visitor spending in 2020 would buy 111 pounds of crawfish tails for each Louisiana visitor.


What do you do when you’re craving a taste of that one-of-a-kind LouisiPRODUCTS SHIPPED FROM ana flavor, but you’re miles away NATCHITOCHES PARISH from the mouth-watering aroma of down-home Cajun & Creole food? Like so many other things these days, that Louisiana culture belongs to the Louisiana Crawfish Company, now comes in a box delivered to your doorstep. headquartered right here in Natchitoches Parish. Open the box, and what’s inside? Crawfish, a little What started out 35 years ago as a few crawfish bit of Mardi Gras magic, and everything you need ponds has grown into a major farm and for your very own crawfish boil. distribution center. Louisiana Crawfish Co. is a


The iconic social gathering in Louisiana is the crawfish boil. Louisiana accounts for over 90% of America’s entire crawfish production. Over 110 million pounds are harvested in the state each year, grossing more than $300 Million. The #1 shipper of crawfish in Louisiana is not in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, or Lafayette. The title

hub for numerous other Cajun and Creole food businesses across the state. 500 different types of Cajun & Creole products are shipped from their warehouses. Their target market is people outside the state of Louisiana who can’t conveniently shop for these products at their local grocer. Crawfish is their biggest seller of course, with over 2 million pounds shipped annually.

logistics SOLUTIONS Live crawfish is a time sensitive product. Shipping logistics must be well-tuned to maintain quality, service, and price. Centrally located in the state, Natchitoches Parish has convenient access to air, rail and port distribution, 10 major federal and state highways running through the parish and Interstate 49 running north to south, connecting Shreveport to Lafayette. This interstate is what connects Louisiana Crawfish Co. to their two other Photos in "Business on the Bayou" otherwise uncredited are Courtesy of Louisiana Crawfish Company, with photography by Studio BOU.

distribution centers in New Orleans and Bunkie. In 2012, after 25 years of operation, demand had grown beyond what trucking and air cargo shipping from the Alexandria airport could economically accommodate. Owner David

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McGraw found warehouse space in New Orleans and began shipping with Southwest Airlines. Two years later, Louisiana Crawfish Co. became their biggest shipper. Product ships to retail and wholesale customers across the country and internationally. Customers like Toons Bar & Grill, in Chicago, IL, (pictured to the left) enjoy serving fresh-farmed

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Now, a decade since the first Southwest shipment took flight, corporate agreements with FedEx, UPS, and Southwest Cargo help make this family-owned business maintain the title of the #1 shipper of live crawfish and the #1 seafood shipper in Louisiana.

see how their partnership with Southwest Airlines Photo Credit to Toons Bar & Grill, Chicago, IL

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1 1 Rinsed, live crawfish are placed onto a conveyor belt to go into the sorter.


2 They roll along strategically spaced tubes so smaller crawfish fall through first, then medium, then large. 3 Once sorted, crawfish fall down a shoot onto a sorting table. 4 Employees place crawfish into the appropriate sized crawfish sack for shipping. 5 On their busiest day (Friday before Memorial Day), LA Crawfish Co. ships over 100,000 pounds of crawfish. 24 | Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce

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location ADVANTAGE Life on the bayou may conjure up images of Creole food, music, and “dancin’ in the kitchen ‘til the morning light,” and honestly that’s a pretty accurate picture. However, it’s also a place where hard work, innovation, and a strong sense of place combine with the wonder of modern connectivity as the perfect ingredients for growing a worldclass business. Long before the bayou state had boot shaped borders, Natchitoches was bustling with trade and commerce. Founded as a trading post over three centuries ago, Natchitoches is both the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, and the only stand-alone micropolitan area in Louisiana. The location advantage of being situated centrally in the state, with access to key waterways and highways has appealed to a variety of businesses over the years, from some of the top-producing manufacturers in the region, to some of the oldest family-owned businesses in the country. Today Natchitoches Parish covers 1,252 square miles, making it the third largest parish in the state.

check out the Google feature on LA Crawfish Co. Natchitoches is the regional hub for medical, education, and manufacturing sectors, and is also home to a thriving tourism industry that champions charm. It’s where the past and future meet; where rich culture and niche markets combine with cutting-edge innovation to create a proudly unique business community. It’s where multi-million-dollar industries have built on traditions older than the borders of the parish. It’s sunrises spent knee-deep in muddy waters catching crawfish and checking nets, and sunsets spent filming commercials for Google, the History Channel, and Southwest Airlines.

certified LOUISIANA Consumers crave authenticity; they want a trueLouisianan experience. In today’s world of copy and paste and ready-made knockoffs, it can be challenging to gauge the authenticity of a product. In 2018, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry established The Certified Louisiana, Certified Cajun, Certified Creole, Certified Craft Beverage and Certified Farm to Table logo program, which serves to brand and promote authentic Louisiana commodities. This program

advertises Louisiana made, grown, manufactured or processed products. When you purchase a Certified Louisiana product, you are supporting a Louisiana business and Louisiana family, while keeping your dollars at home and helping the local economy. Louisiana Crawfish Co. and other homegrown Natchitoches businesses can be found on the list of Certified Louisiana businesses. To check your business eligibility, and to apply for the program, visit CertifiedLouisiana.org.

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#goNatchitoches The Natchitoches business climate is diverse and thriving. In this section, you will see how. From our booming tourism and manufacturing industries to our exemplary education and healthcare systems, Natchitoches is healthy and primed for growth. Did you know that Natchitoches Parish is home to: - The official Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Museum - One of only two National Heritage Areas in LA, the Cane River National Heritage Area - One of only three National Historical Parks in LA, the Cane River Creole National Historical Park - The only National Forest in LA, Kisatchie National Forest, which covers 7 parishes - The #1 shipper of live crawfish in LA, the Louisiana Crawfish Company

- The only Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education chapter in LA, GeauxFAME - One of 27 parishes recognized as an ACT Work Ready Community - The largest plywood mill in North America, RoyOMartin - The only slack water port on the Red River, the Natchitoches Parish Port - The largest rural hospital in LA, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center - Two National Blue Ribbon Schools honored by the US Department of Education, Louisiana School for Math, Science & the Arts in 2020 and NSU Middle Lab School in 2017 - The beloved Northwestern State University, a fouryear university with multiple award-winning academic colleges and student programs

Business & Industry Support There are a host of local, regional, and state organizations working together continually to determine the best locations, programs, and incentives in Natchitoches Parish to support new and existing business and industry.

Largest Industries by Employment 2,292 - Healthcare & Social Assistance 2,004 - Manufacturing 1,926 - Educational Services 1,591 - Retail Trade LA. WORKFORCE COMMISSION, Q2 2021

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Top Employers

836 - Natchitoches Regional Medical Center 800 - Northwestern State University 645 - Alliance Compressors 643 - Pilgrim's Pride 490 - International Paper Company NATCHITOCHES AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EMPLOYMENT SURVEY, 2022

opportunity for GROWTH Workforce Programs & Pipelines

Work Ready Community FAME USA - GeauxFAME Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program See Pg. 45 Natchitoches Parish Technical & Career Center Central Louisiana Technical & Community College See Pg. 45 Northwestern State University See Pg. 46

Transportation Infrastructure

Major Interstates - Interstate 49 Major Highways - US 71, US 84, LA 1, LA 6, LA 9, LA 117, LA126, LA 153, LA 156, LA1226 Ports - Port of Natchitoches - 4.7 miles Red River Port - 27.4 miles Port of Shreveport-Bossier - 58.1 miles Greater Ouachita Port - 92.7 miles Class 1 Railroads - Kansas City Railroad (KCS) Union Pacific Railroad (UP) Airports Natchitoches Regional Airport - 1.8 miles Alexandria Int'l Airport - 50.5 miles Shreveport Regional Airport - 78.1 miles

Lowest Cost of Business in the Nation North Louisiana ranks as the #1 most cost competitive place to do business in the U.S. Our overall business costs, low utility rates, low labor costs and a pro-business tax structure give companies the competitive advantage they need to succeed. - NLEP.org BUSINESS COST INDEX U.S. BASELINE = 100

Natchitoches, LA - 92.3 Mobile, AL - 93.7 San Antonio, TX - 94.7 Atlanta, GA - 95.1 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX - 96.2 Houston, TX - 97.6 Las Vegas, NV - 98 Sacramento, CA - 98.5

DC Metro - 99.4 San Diego, CA - 99.9 Los Angelos, CA - 100.8 Seattle, WA - 100.8 Boston, MA - 101.2 San Francisco, CA - 104.5 New York, NY - 104.7


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Whether you are expanding, relocating, or just starting up, there are tax credits and incentive programs in Natchitoches Parish that can give your company a competitive edge.

Enterprise Zone - Either a $3,500 or $1,000 tax credit for each certified net, new job created and either a state sales/use tax rebate on capital expenses or 1.5% investment tax credit for qualifying expenses.

Louisiana Faststart (TM) - The nation's No. 1 workforce training program, FastStart creates customized employee recruiting, screening and training solutions at no cost to eligible companies.

Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credit - A 20% income tax credit is available for the rehabilitation of historic, income-producing buildings that are determined by the Secretary of the Interior, through the National Park Service, to be "certified historic structures."

Quality Jobs - Up to a 6% rebate on annual payroll expenses for up to 10 years and either a state sales/use tax rebate on capital expenses or a 1.5% project facility expense rebate for qualifying expenses.

Federal Opportunity Zones - Provides a federal tax incentive for investors to re-invest their capital gains into Opportunity Funds.

Research & Development Tax Credit - Tax credit up to 30% to existing businesses with operating facilities in Louisiana to establish or continue research and development within the state.

Industrial Tax Exemption - Property tax abatement for up to 10 years on a manufacturer's new investment and annual capitalized additions.

Restoration Tax Abatement - A 100% property tax abatement for up to 10 years for the rehabilitation of an existing structure.



Natchitoches is a participant in community programs that focus on giving our parish a competitive advantage by continuously developing the local workforce and economy.

DEVELOPMENT READY COMMUNITY The Louisiana Development Ready Communities (LDRC) Program was kickstarted in 2009 by Louisiana Economic Development to encourage and support Louisiana communities to become development ready, competitive and “open for business” by creating and implementing a strategic community and economic development plan. Each community’s plan includes strategies to address education, workforce development, infrastructure, leadership, and marketing / communications. Natchitoches has been a participant in this program since 2010.

WORK READY COMMUNITY Since 2016, Natchitoches Parish has been a certified Work Ready Community. ACT Work Ready Communities (WRC) empower communities with data, processes, and tools that drive economic growth. 28 | Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce

Participants leverage the ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) to measure and close the skills gap. Making a bad hire can be expensive, costing a business training time and money, not to mention lost productivity. Hiring candidates with an NCRC assures they will have the foundational skills required to quickly learn job‐specific skills. Using the NCRC can even help identify skill gaps, training, and promotion opportunities for current employees. Currently there are 39 employers in Natchitoches Parish who recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC. Individuals wanting to take the WorkKeys test in Natchitoches Parish should contact Barbara Leach at the Louisiana Workforce Commission by emailing bleach@lwc.la.gov. Employers can sign up to participate in the program at workreadycommunities.org/business/form.

certified SITES LED Certified Sites are development-ready industrial sites. LED certification is granted after an extensive application process and exhaustive review. The Natchitoches Economic Development Alliance works with state and regional partners to grow the certified site inventory in Natchitoches Parish.

Natchitoches Parish Port Site Acreage: 370 (Plus Expansion Potential) Region: Northwest Louisiana Parish: Natchitoches City: Campti Interstate: I-49 | Distance: 10 miles

Highway: US-71 | Distance: Adjacent to Site Rail: Kansas City Southern Railroad | Distance: Adjacent to Site Distance to Airport: 6 miles Distance to Port: Adjacent to Site

Natchitoches Business Park I Acreage: 48.2 Region: Northwest Louisiana Parish: Natchitoches City: Natchitoches Interstate: I-49 | Distance: 0.4 miles

Highway: LA 1 Bypass | Distance: Adjacent to Site Rail: Union Pacific Railroad | Distance: Adjacent to Site Distance to Airport: 0.3 miles Distance to Port: 8.4 miles

Natchitoches Business Park II Acreage: 19.5 Region: Northwest Louisiana Parish: Natchitoches City: Natchitoches Interstate: I-49 | Distance: 6.7 miles

Highway: LA-1 | Distance: 0.3 miles Rail: Union Pacific Railroad | Distance: 0.3 miles Distance to Airport: 1 mile Distance to Port: 10.4 miles

Highway 478 Development Tract Acreage: 155 Region: Northwest Louisiana Parish: Natchitoches City: Natchitoches Interstate: I-49 | Distance: 0.3 miles

Highway: LA-478 | Distance: Adjacent to Site Rail: Union Pacific Railroad | Distance: 3.5 miles Distance to Airport: 5.3 mile Distance to Port: 11.9 miles

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travel TRENDS

for our communities. Visitors traveling to Louisiana in 2020 spent nearly $371 per person during their trip.

Tourism is a major economic driver in Natchitoches, and while travel trends have shifted drastically since 2020, Natchitoches has adapted seamlessly. A variety of outdoor venues and activities, the rural nature of the region, and the stellar 300+ year reputation as a great place to visit have all contributed to Natchitoches Parish remaining one of the top tourist destinations in the state. While travel came to a halt in the spring of 2020, Natchitoches Parish only saw a dip of 6.27% in hotel/motel taxes collected in 2020 compared to 2019. The Natchitoches tourism industry more than recovered that minor dip in 2021, where hotel/motel taxes grew 25.11% compared to 2020, and 17.27% compared to prepandemic 2019 numbers. Those heads in beds equal economic development

Signature local outdoor attractions like Fort Saint Jean Baptitste State Park saw a marked increase in visitors from the previous year. In 2021, the Fort had over 6,133 visitors, a 73% increase compared to 2020. Other outdoor recreation locations like Kisatchie Bayou and Longleaf Vista noted an uptick in visitors enjoying their amenities. Parc Natchitoches multisport complex remained steady with travel baseball and softball tournaments as large as 40 teams. The latter part of 2021 saw the return in full capacity of many of our local festivals and events including Blooming on the Bricks (pictured above), the Natchitoches Classic Car Show, and the Natchitoches Christmas Festival. Spectator crowds for all three events notably increased in 2021, pumping dollars into local retailers, restaurants and attractions.

Wine Class @ Mariner's Restaurant

Cemetery Tour @ American Cemetery

Shopping Downtown @ Pied à Terre

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living OFF THE LAND From the small homeowner’s hobby farms and gardens, to some of the top producing contributors to the local economy, Natchitoches Parish is home to a diverse agricultural landscape. In 2019, it was estimated that the value of agriculture in Natchitoches was over $158.3 million, with top-producing products like forestry, cattle & calves, and poultry accounting for 70% of the total. Our commercial crops include corn, soybeans, rice and wheat. Animal agriculture represents a large piece of the pie, with our parish being home to some of the leading cattle producers, as well as smaller operations that include goats, sheep, and pigs. A leading global provider of high-quality food products, the Natchitoches Pilgrims facility is one of the world's

largest poultry producers. With the vast forests that cover most of Natchitoches parish, it is not hard to believe that our parish is a key contributor to the largest agricultural commodity in the state: forestry. We are home to several major players within the global forestry industry, including the largest plywood mill in North America. Located in Chopin, RoyOMartin owns 68,000 acres of land in Natchitoches Parish. Our local schools are invested in agricultural workforce development. The active local chapters of ag-focused student organizations help develop agricultural skills and act as a conduit to agricultural-based careers. The 4-H program partners with local farmers and community gardens to allow for hands on learning opportunities. The FFA programs introduce students to new technology, new ways to grow things, and ag-based careers.

Below: Photographer Thomas Meredith, Courtesy of Cane River National Heritage Area

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we make GOOD STUFF In homes across the country, people enjoy cool air produced by an air conditioner compressor from Alliance Compressors, or a home cooked meal made with a rotisserie chicken that started at Pilgrim's. They enjoy well built homes with patented TJI joists from Weyerhaeuser and highquality furniture with A-grade plywood from RoyOMartin. They receive shipments in the mail packaged in boxes that started from cardboard at International Paper, and drink water filtered by activated carbon from ADA Carbon Solutions. The common thread between these manufacturers is that they all proudly choose Natchitoches Parish to do business. Manufacturing accounts for 15% of the workforce in the parish. Natchitoches is proud to support its manufacturers and help them thrive through tax incentives like the Louisiana Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP), where a manufacturer

can save 80% of taxes due in a new capital investment that extends the life of the facility and retains or adds jobs. This allows companies to remain competitive in a global marketplace that is constantly searching for the lowest cost of doing business. It also helps Natchitoches residents thrive. The average weekly wages of Natchitoches Parish manufacturing jobs are higher than 73% of the rest of the workforce in the parish. Manufacturers also thrive in Natchitoches thanks to our natural resources, low cost of doing business, workforce training programs, and transportation infrastructure. One of the largest economic engines in the region, the Natchitoches Parish Port moves over 500,000 tons of material on average each year, including wood chips, activated carbon, asphalt, rubber chips, and frac sand. Interstate 49 runs directly through Natchitoches Parish, connecting Shreveport to Lafayette and granting easy access to manufacturers. Also, the Natchitoches Regional Airport (IER) is an FAA award-winning airport providing both general and corporate aviation services.

Photo 1 Courtesy of RoyOMartin. Photo 2 Courtesy of Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce. Photo 3 Courtesy of Cane River National Heritage Area.

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live well NATCHITOCHES Being healthy is one of life's greatest blessings, and for residents and businesses in Natchitoches Parish access to great care close to home is a true benefit of living and working in such an outstanding community. From the many specialists and subspecialists who practice in the parish to state-of-the-art technology used to diagnose such issues as cancer, heart disease, wounds, and chronic conditions, Natchitoches is leading the way to better health. The medical community has grown substantially in recent years in response to the community's needs. There are more than 100 physicians on the medical staff of Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, which is the largest rural health hospital in the state and the only hospital within 35 miles of the city of Natchitoches. Nearly 40 active members provide key services. Some are hospital-employed physician practices, and others are independent physicians or part of a specialty group. Complementing the physician base are exceptional advanced practice providers. In addition to the hospital and its clinics and facilities, there are other healthcare providers in the parish providing an array of specialized medical and health services. Services include primary care, walk-in and urgent care, behavioral health, physical and occupational therapy, home health care, a VA clinic, a federally qualified heath

center, long-term care and assisted living facilities, skilled care as well as many physicians, dentists and orthotists, ophthalmologists and optometrists, and pharmacies. Advanced technology available in Natchitoches includes laser eye surgery, Davinci Robotic surgery, Mako total joint replacement surgery, MRI, C-T Scans, nuclear stress testing, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, linear accelerator cancer therapy, and 3D Mammography, just to mention a few. In addition, area schools are part of the healthcare community and are helping to train future generations. The Central Louisiana Technical Community College and Northwestern State University provide degree programs in healthrelated fields, particularly the field of nursing and in allied health. Many of these students begin and grow their careers in Natchitoches due to the many opportunities available. The large medical community also has a major economic impact on the parish by providing wellpaying jobs and supporting other local businesses. The healthcare industry serves as a cornerstone of the community and has helped make Natchitoches a great place for businesses and for raising families.

Kirk Soileau CEO, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center

#goLocal HEALTHCARE Natchitoches Regional Medical Center

The award-winning Natchitoches Regional Medical Center (NRMC) is the largest rural health system in Louisiana. As the sole hospital system in a 35-mile radius, NRMC also serves surrounding parishes. NRMC has become an economic cornerstone for the region through its growth in needed services and technology. In addition to its 96-bed flagship hospital, NRMC operates a broad spectrum of 20 health-related clinics and facilities. Over $45 Million over the past 7 years has been invested in capital expenditures, new technology, and plant operations. NRMC provides over 800 jobs and hundreds of professional relationships with area businesses. NRMC is the sports medicine provider for NSU Athletics.

NRMC Multispecialty Clinic The newly renovated 17,000 square foot facility offers outpatient imaging, X-rays, CT, full service lab, and pharmacy in addition to the following medical specialties:

General Surgery Orthopedics Pulmonology Urology Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

NRMC Cancer Center

The recently acquired cancer center offers outpatient services from early detection and treatment to state of the art technology. The team of cancer experts can provide radiation therapy and chemotherapy within the confines of a single center so patients do not have to drive long distances for high quality care. Technology available include:

Dual Energy Linear Accelerator for Modulated Radio Therapy (IMRT) CT Scanning and Simulation Computerized Treatment Planning In addition to 24-hour emergency services, the NRMC Walk-in Clinic provides access for urgent but non-emergency healthcare 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. NRMC’s award-winning Wound Care 38 | Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce

Center uses cutting edge treatments and offers 6 Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers in its 7,500 sq. ft. facility. Other important services and clinics include OB/Gyn Associates clinic, a new spa-like Breast Center with 3-D mammography, long-term care at the Courtyard of Natchitoches, Assisted Living, Regional Cardiology Clinic, Imaging Center with MRI, inpatient/outpatient behavioral health, Pain Institute, primary care clinics, Sleep Center, rehabilitation services, intensive care unit, infusion and dialysis, and a surgery center equipped DaVinci Si surgical system, Mako robotic assisted orthopedic surgery, and endoscopy. Learn more at nrmchospital.org

Outpatient Medical Center

The Outpatient Medical Center (OMC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that offers services at an affordable rate. It’s not a free clinic, but no one is refused for inability to pay. People who have limited income can get a discounted rate for cash services. However, OMC accepts many different forms of health insurance. OMC family doctors and nurse practitioners care for all ages and see a variety of health conditions, like high blood pressure, diabetes, and more. They also offer behavioral health services with counselors who help people adjust to problems and situations that may cause mental health concerns. Recently, OMC expanded services by offering part-time, in-house physical therapy. Since COVID, they are in the process of recruiting to rebuild their dental services. OMC serves patients in several locations Natchitoches, Leesville, Tallulah, and Mansfield (a Rural Health Clinic). In Natchitoches, they operate a school-based clinic serving NPSB students and staff. Learn more at outpatientmedical.org.

Southern Scripts

Headquartered in Natchitoches, Southern Scripts provides transparent and pass-through pharmacy benefit management services for self-funded employer group health plans. Currently Southern Scripts has more than 500 clients covering nearly 250,000 lives in 48 states with offices in Natchitoches, LA, Charleston, SC, and Lake Mary, FL. Learn more at southernscripts.net

healthcare PIPELINE NCHS EMT Program

Natchitoches Central High School hosts six Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) classes per year (3 per semester) and has taught one Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course in 2019 as an after school program. They have partnered with CLTCC, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, Natchitoches Parish Emergency Medical Services, Acadian Ambulance, Pafford Medical Services, Air Evac, Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency, and the Louisiana Poison Control to assist in teaching and sharing information to the students. The EMR program generates up to fifty licensed EMRs per semester. Most students continue into medical professions, attend nursing school, or work with volunteer fire departments. The ability to have these courses in our local community is crucial to helping fill healthcare staffing shortages throughout the state and the nation.

CLTCC Nursing Program The Central Louisiana Technical and Community College (CLTCC) Natchitoches Campus Practical Nursing (PN) program has graduated close to 700 LPN's since the inception of the program in 1968. In addition, the LPN program boasts a 100% placement rate after graduation. CLTCC prepares students to meet the licensure requirements for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), as established by the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse

Examiners. The program consists of classroom instruction, lab practicum, and supervised clinical activities in local accredited hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care agencies. The Patient Care Technician (PCT) program consists of classroom and lab instruction as well as supervised/preceptor clinical activities. Upon successful completion of this competency-based program, students may be eligible to take certification exams in Phlebotomy, Nursing Assistant, Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician, and/or PCT.

NSU Nursing Program

Northwestern State University offers the Bachelors of Nursing (BSN) on the Natchitoches campus from start to finish, so students no longer have to go to another campus for their clinical experience. NSU currently has four full time faculty and three adjunct faculty on the Natchitoches campus, with one of the faculty positions being funded by the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Foundation. NSU uses local hospital facilities (both NRMC and Louisiana Extended Care) for clinical locations. Only twenty students are admitted to the Natchitoches campus per semester to the nursing program. NSU boasts a 100% employment rate for all BSN students post-graduation and had an NCLEX pass rate of 98% for the 2019 program, which is above the national average of 88%.

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The NRMC Walk-In Clinic is open and available for minor illnesses and injuries, 8am-8pm, 7 days a week

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#togetherwecan Beginning with early childhood education and flowing through high school and college, successful schools provide the foundation for a flourishing community, strong citizenry, and thriving businesses. Whereas the global pandemic has challenged the economic and educational landscape, there are exciting new initiatives blooming within our Natchitoches communities. The challenges of the pandemic have led to important but unexpected growth. Tremendous strides in technology access within schools and broadband availability in the parish’s rural areas have emerged during the last 2 years. Natchitoches Parish schools now boast a 1:1 iPad to student ratio. State and federal funds are providing additional access to families for affordable high-quality childcare and early education. Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) funds have been distributed to NSU and CLTCC students. Both CARES and CRRSAA funds allowed students to offset tuition and living expenses, providing an avenue to continue their education during a difficult economic season. A program of the Natchitoches Parish Early Childhood Network, Ready Start Natchitoches (RSN) is a coalition of individuals committed to creating and implementing a bold local vision for early childhood. Funded by state and federal grants, this organization’s goals include increasing access to affordable, high-quality childcare and education; improving and retaining childcare

professionals in area centers; and improving quality of early learning sites within Natchitoches Parish. An education initiative of the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce, the A+ Coalition works to bring members of the community together to advance education in Natchitoches Parish. The A+ Coalition aims to attract great teachers, support teaching excellence, promote student achievement, and engage the business community. Local businesses and agencies offer grant opportunities to teachers, student organizations, and groups for innovative programming. For example, Weyerhaeuser, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, Cane River National Heritage Area, and Super 1 all awarded grants within the last academic year to support local educational initiatives. The A+ Coalition revamped a technology program geared to technology projects in local schools. Natchitoches Parish is fully committed to the advancement, growth, and support of education in our community. We know that “together we can” achieve the best possible educational attainment of our citizens.

Dr. Kim McAlister Dean, Gallaspy College of Education & Human Development, Northwestern State University

early childhood LEARNING Early Childhood Network

80% of brain development happens before the age of three; 85-90% by age five. Children who participate in early childhood programs are more likely to graduate from high school, be employed and earn higher wages. For these reasons, Natchitoches works continually on the progress of its Natchitoches Parish Early Childhood Network (NPECN), which serves children in their preschool years, birth through age 4. These programs work collaboratively with families and the community to provide high quality, developmentally appropriate, early childhood education that will meet the diverse needs of all participating children and prepare them for a positive and successful educational experience. NPECN has 20 early childhood sites: 6 public schools, 9 private Type III centers, and 5 Head Start centers, all of which participate in rigorous teacher training and evaluation to ensure our earliest learners are receiving a quality education. In fact, 100% of our early learning centers use a Tier 1 curriculum and 68% of our early learning teachers have a Certified Child Development Associates (CDA), a Bachelor of Arts, or higher. Not only does Natchitoches Parish offer excellence in education for our earliest learners, but thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Early Childhood Network, tuition assistance is available for Natchitoches citizens. Free tuition is available to 53 children birth through 3, plus partially paid tuition assistance is available to over 200 children birth through age 12. For more information, to enroll your child, or to apply for tuition assistance, visit teachingtomorrownow.com.

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Louisiana School for Math, Science & the Arts LSMSA – also referred to as the Louisiana School – has been educating Louisiana’s most highly motivated, high-achieving students since 1983. Through a rigorous admissions process, the unique state-supported, residential high school enrolls sophomores, juniors, and seniors who represent the state’s ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity. Dedicated to providing all eligible students with a rigorous education, the school works with gifts to the LSMSA Foundation to ensure educational opportunities are available despite any financial constraints. Ranked by Niche in 2020 as the sixth best public high school faculty in the nation, instructors at the Louisiana School are committed to educating, mentoring, and supporting the school's young scholars. Faculty – more than 76% of whom hold a PhD, MFA, or the equivalent terminal degree – devote an additional 10 hours a week to individual tutoring, research, and mentoring outside of classroom instruction. University-level courses are taught on a traditional college semester system using collegiate texts. In addition, all students are required to contribute three hours of supervised work each week, helping to cultivate a positive work ethic and develop essential life skills. The total immersion learning experience and topquality education found at LSMSA are only possible in the school’s unique living-learning environment, where professional residential life staff assist helping students develop skills necessary for success at LSMSA and beyond. For more information visit lsmsa.edu.

Natchitoches Parish Public Schools Natchitoches Parish Schools are thriving. With virtually every campus under construction, our

outside is starting to match the progress being made on the inside. In our district both our motto and our goal is a “Persistent Pursuit of Progress.” You can see this through a myriad of ways, whether it be our award winning NCHS orchestra, our growing Career-Technical programs, one of our many competitive sports programs, or the steady growth we are seeing in academics, Natchitoches Parish Schools are on the move. We are investing in our physical infrastructure, but more importantly we are investing in our people. We have amazing educators who are only getting better under consistent and strategic professional development which has systemically prioritized academics in a way never seen in Natchitoches Parish. In Natchitoches our highest priority is student learning, and our greatest responsibility is student safety. We have successfully navigated the COVID-19 pandemic and whether it was during or after, every action and word in our district ties back to these fundamental, guiding principles. We are truly excited about the future because we believe within the next 5 years, we will be one of the top school districts in Louisiana. New to town and need to enroll? Come by our central office at 310 Royal Street or call the school directly at 318-352-2358 and become part of our family! You can also learn more at npsb.la.

St. Mary's Catholic School St. Mary’s Catholic School is a private, coeducational institution serving children in grades pre-k 3 through high school. The school is accredited by the Diocese of Alexandria, the Louisiana State Department of Education, and the AdvancED-Cognia systems. St. Mary’s is dedicated to forming the whole child to know, love and live the faith. Students are given opportunities to know and grow their faith through daily prayer, weekly mass, religion class and many other services and events during the year. The school is a member of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association and offers over a dozen athletic teams, which includes two new programs beginning in the Fall of 2022. The school also offers several extracurricular

activities, which include various clubs and an honor society. SMS students may obtain dual enrollment credit through NSU. St. Mary’s Catholic School has a 100% graduation rate, as well as 100% college acceptance rate. For more information visit smstigers.org or call (318) 3528394.


Central Louisiana Technical & Community College CLTCC is a comprehensive public two-year community college. The Natchitoches Campus offers career technical education, general education courses, high school dual enrollment, WorkReady U Adult Education, and fast track workforce development training. Our average fall enrollment is approximately 550 students including high school dual enrollment. Graduates of CLTCC afford local businesses the opportunity to hire local, well-trained, entry-level employees. Career and technical programs include Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Business Office Technology, Cosmetology, Industrial Manufacturing Technology, Patient Care Technician, Practical Nursing, and Welding. For four years, CLTCC in collaboration with NSU has coordinated the Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) Program under the direction of GeauxFAME. The AMT program produces globalbest entry-level, multiskilled maintenance technicians through a concentrated “co-op” program of students that includes earning an associate degree, daily reinforcement of professional behaviors, and a deep development of manufacturing cultures and practices. GeauxFAME is our local chapter of the Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Educators and is the only chapter in Louisiana. Members of the local GeauxFAME chapter include: AFCO Industries, Alliance Compressors, Boise Cascade, International Paper Company – Mansfield, RoyOMartin, Stella-Jones, and Weyerhaeuser. For Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce | 43

more information visit cltcc.edu.

Northwestern State University Northwestern State University has serviced the region as an academic, cultural and economic resource since its creation in 1884. NSU offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and post-baccalaureate credentials as well as access to career development and advancement and continuing education programs. The university provides opportunities for the community to enjoy the creative and performing arts, collegiate athletics, cultural heritage education and other programming that enhances the fabric of life in northwest Louisiana. A recent economic impact study revealed that NSU contributes $428.2 million to its 10-parish service region, which includes the main campus in Natchitoches and learning sites in Shreveport, Alexandria, Leesville/Fort Polk and Marksville.

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Northwestern State has been a pioneer in online learning and offers more than 40 online degree programs that are attractive to non-traditional students and individuals serving in the military and their dependents. Northwestern State has also pioneered partnerships with other institutions to facilitate credit transfer agreements that save students time and money in pursuit of their degrees. NSU has responded to regional industry requests by developing programs in nursing and allied health, education, computer information systems and engineering technology that directly impact workforce development and are tailored for working professionals seeking advancement in their careers. NSU also offers pathways for adults with some college credit to complete their degrees with competitive tuition and guidance from support personnel. To learn what opportunities await you at NSU, visit nsula.edu.

from the CHAIRMAN

from the PRESIDENT

For nearly eight years, I have been a proud volunteer for the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce. It has been a pleasure to have had the opportunity to sit on the steering committees of all three of the Chamber’s key community initiatives: Natchitoches Young Professionals (NYP), A+ Coalition, and Leadership Natchitoches. These initiatives along with our organization’s programs and events foster economic and community growth. NYP helps attract and retain talent for our employers. The A+ Coalition has built bridges between business and education to celebrate and encourage the success of both our students and our educators. Leadership Natchitoches is cultivating our community's best and brightest into leaders that have synergistic knowledge of the opportunities and challenges unique to our parish. Through these key initiatives, we are making Natchitoches a thriving business community.

I am a huge believer in the impact of the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce because I have the privilege of hearing first-hand from our members when our work impacts their business. The Chamber serves as a pivotal resource for local businesses and community support, serving each member differently according to their individual needs. Through a variety of programming and technology, our goal is for our members to find their place in our business climate, grow their business through tax incentives, advertising, networking opportunities, and more, and impact our community through Chamber initiatives.

The Chamber is at its core a network of leaders, doers, and dreamers who care about the place where they live and work. Become a partner in making a difference, and join the Chamber today!

Vanner Erikson 2022 Chamber Chairman

In this section, you will read about just a few of the ways the Natchitoches Chamber impacts our community, with some of my personal favorites being the Natchitoches Young Professionals, the A+ Coalition, and Leadership Natchitoches. I invite you to join us in our mission to make the Natchitoches area a thriving business community by promoting commerce, strengthening people, and improving life. Join the Chamber, get engaged, stay informed, and become part of the progress.

Laura Lyles Chamber President


Attracting and retaining young professionals in the Natchitoches area is pivotal to growth and innovation in the region. NYP works to strengthen and engage local young professionals through targeted networking, professional development, and philanthropy. Millennials and Gen Z care deeply about quality of life and improving the world around them. NYP offers a platform to drive those conversations locally.

Chamber membership not only benefits you and your business, but also the community in which you live, work, and play. The Chamber makes the Natchitoches area a thriving business community through these initiatives.

The Chamber recognizes the importance of education to the success and growth of our community, and understands that the responsibility lies not only on the shoulders of our educators, but on the entire community at large. The A+ Coalition offers a platform for organizations and individuals to get involved, stay informed, and give of their time and resources to make an impact on education in the parish.

Leadership Natchitoches is an immersive learning program for leaders in our community that engages and activates participants to effect change. This diverse group of professionals becomes one class and one voice through the 8-month program. Graduates gain first-hand knowledge of the issues facing our region and the potential for a positive community impact through volunteerism and civic engagement.

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2021 class of Leadership Natchitoches at their session on Business & Industry, touring the RoyOMartin plywood mill in Chopin.

meet the CHAMBER 2022 Board of Directors Executive Committee Chairman Vanner Erikson NSU

Vice-Chair Rebecca Blankenbaker CRNHA

Past Chair Joanna Washington City Bank

Treasurer Brad McCormick NRMC

Board Members

Tom Matuschka, NRMC Claire Prymus, BDJ Educational Center Greg Handel, NSU Jeremy Bennett, J Bennett Recruiting Sylvia LaCour, Hospice of Natchitoches Brian Brock, Alliance Compressors Rhonda Jones, Hancock Whitney Al Holden, Pilgrim's David Clary, Louisiana Purchase

Chamber Staff

President Laura Lyles 318-238-1942 laura.lyles@natchitocheschamber.com

how members are THRIVING Member Benefits Business Growth Gain exposure for your brand or business. Gain referrals from staff and fellow members. Connect with other business leaders, elected officials, and community stakeholders.

Advocacy Amplify your voice through targeted advocacy efforts at a city, parish, and state level. Impact

Professional Development Learn and grow with educational luncheons, seminars, conferences, and leadership programs.

Help strengthen our community by supporting the Chamber. Membership dollars go directly back into the community through member services and community initiatives. and so much more!

our members are the

BEST OF THE BEST IN OUR COMMUNITY 1,000+ items collected for NYP school supplies drive

Marketing Director Maggie Matuschka 318-238-1941 maggie.matuschka@natchitocheschamber.com Events Coordinator Anna Waxley 318-238-1945 anna.waxley@natchitocheschamber.com

Leadership Natchitoches history, culture, and tourism session

Office Administrator Marilyn Mullikin 318-352-5385 admin@natchitocheschamber.com

chamber CHAMPIONS Presidential Member

NRMC was named Best of Medical Services, 1 of 12 business awards given annually

Executive Members

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business directory ALPHABETICAL 3 J's Four-Way/Cypress Knee Outdoors Convenience Store


A & G Computer Services, LLC Computer Sales/Services A to Z 1, 2, 3 Preschool & Learning Center Childcare & Learning Center Access2day Health Clinics & Medical Groups Acme Poster Advertising Advertising - Outdoor ADA Carbon Solutions Manufacturers Advanced Cosmetic Techniques Permanent Makeup Air Data Solutions Engineering & Surveying Air Evac Lifeteam Medical Services AKA Construction Cabinet & Millwork All Hours Fitness Health & Fitness All Seasons Heating & Air, LLC Air Conditioning & Heating Alliance Compressors Manufacturers Andy Field, Voice Actor Professional Services Ashlar Medical LLC Medical Service Assn. for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches (APHN) Preservation Organizations Atmos Energy Utilities - Natural Gas AxsomAir Air Conditioning & Heating


Basic 24 Hours Health & Fitness BDC Tree Service Tree Service Behavioral Specialists of Louisiana Medical Clinic Ben D. Johnson Educational Center Non-Profit & Service Org. Best Western Hotels/Motels Better Business Bureau Non-Profit & Service Org. Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home Funeral Homes & Memorial Parks Bolton Realty Real Estate Sales Commercial & Residential BOM Banks & Banking Associations BOM Financial Services Insurance Boy Scouts of America, Norwela Council Non-Profit &. Service Org

Boys & Girls Club Of Acadiana Non-profit & Service Org. Brad Ferguson Real Estate, LLC Real Estate Sales Commercial & Residential Brown's Security & Life Safety Systems Security Burger King Restaurants


C & C Seamless Gutters Professional Services C & H Precision Machining, LLC Industrial Supply Cajun Outdoor Haven, LLC Gas & Propane Sales Calvin Clark Contractors - General, Residential, & Commercial Camp Gladiator Health & Fitness Campbell Monument Company Monuments Cane Heritage Realty Real Estate Sales Commercial & Residential Cane River Brewing Company Manufacturers Cane River Candy Company Candy Store & Gifts Baskets Cane River Carriage Company Tourist Attractions Cane River Commissary Restaurants Cane River Cottage & Guest House Bed & Breakfast Accommodations Cane River Creole National Historical Park National Park Cane River Family Medicine Medical Clinic Cane River Food Pantry Non-profit & Service Org. Cane River Glass Glass Services Cane River Kitchenware Kitchenware & Gifts Cane River National Heritage Area Heritage Area Cane River Pools & Spas Contractors - General, Residential & Commercial Cane River Queen River Boat Tourist Attractions Cane River Veterinary Clinic Veterinarians Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve Botanical Garden & Museum CASA of Central Louisiana Non-Profit & Serive Org.

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CC Event Entertainment Entertainment - Family Fun CenLA VR Game Truck Rental Entertainment - Family Fun Central LA Technical Community College Higher Education Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance Economic, Industrial & Community Development Chateau Saint Denis Hotels/Motels Chestee Harrington Art Gallery Chick-fil-A Restaurants Chili's Bar & Grill Restaurants ChiroCare Chiropractors Church Street Inn Hotels/Motels City Bank & Trust Company Banks & Banking Associations City Barbershop Barbershop City of Natchitoches Government City of Natchitoches Festivals Non-Profit & Service Org. Clary's Christmas Company Gift Shop Cleco Power Utilities - Rural Electric Cobblestones Childhood Development Center Childcare & Learning Center Comfort Suites Hotels/Motels Computer Allies Computer Sales/Service Coordinating & Development Corp., The Non-Profit & Service Org. Corkern,Crews,Guillet & Johnson Attorneys - Law Office Crawfish Hole Restaurants Crest Realty Real Estate Sales Commercial & Residential Cross Financial Group Investments Cunningham Insurance Agency Insurance


Dark Woods Adventure Park Entertainment - Family Fun David Stamey Individual Dawg Dayz Luxury Inn Dog Boarding & Grooming Days Inn Hotels/Motels

Dazzle Dance Center, LCC Dance Studio Dean Dermatology & Skin Therapy Medical Clinic Delta Consulting Engineering & Surveying Demery Resources Company Coal Mining Demons Unlimited Foundation Non-Profit & Service Org. Despino's Tire Service Tire Sales & Service Dimension Development Two Hotel Management Company Discount Mercantile, LCC Retail Donald Barker Individual Donut Hole of Natchitoches Restaurants Dunahoe Law Firm Attorneys - Law Office


Eagle Distributing of Shreveport Beer Distributors Wholesale Ecco Ride Transportation Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Hotels/Motels Edna Mae Love Retail Edward Jones - Rodney Clements Investments EightTwenty Beauty Bar LLC Beauty Salon El Nopal Mexican Grill Restaurants El Rio Cantina Restaurants Engage Federal Credit Union Credit Unions EpicTouch Internet/Cable/Phone Eric's Auto Paint and Collision Automobile - Detail, Repair & Service Exchange Bank Banks & Banking Associations


Factory Connection Retail Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Hotels/Motels Family Doctors of Natchitoches Medical Clinic Farm Bureau Insurance Insurance Fast Pace Urgent Care Medical Clinic Fay's Daycare & Learning Center Childcare & Learning Center

First Federal Bank of La. Banks & Banking Associations First Psalm Builders Contractors - General, Residential & Commercial First United Methodist Church Natchitoches Non-Profit & Service Org. Fisher's Sports & Signs Sporting Goods/ Screen Printing FlagStar Bank Banks & Banking Associates French Market Express Convenience Store Fun Time Palace Day Care Childcare & Learning Center


Girlines Kitchen on Wheels Restaurants Goldman Equipment Agriculture Good Hope Veterinary Hospital Veterinarians Grand Ecore RV Park RV Campground Grayson's Barbecue Restaurants Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Chambers of Commerce Griffin & Company Retail Guidroz Physical Therapy Physical Rehabilitation


Hampton Inn Hotels/Motels Hana Front Street Sushi Bar & Grill Restaurants Hancock Whitney Banks & Banking Associations Hargrove Roofing Roofing Harrington Law Firm, The Attorneys - Law Office Hines, Squyres & Associates Accounting & Tax Service Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Hotels/Motels Hospice of Natchitoches Hospice Huddle House Restaurants


International Paper - Red River Mill Manufacturers Ivan Smith Furniture & Appliances Furniture & Appliances


J & J Exterminating Pest & Termite Control Services J Bennett Recruiting Executive Recruiting

J W Odom & Associates, LLC Accounting & Tax Service James Veterinary Clinic Veterinarians James W. Scarborough Individual Jeanne's Country Garden Florist Jena Choctaw Pines Casino Casino Jimbo's Bar & Grill Restaurants Jimmy Granger's Natchitoches Ford Lincoln Automobile Dealers Johnson & Pace Inc. Engineering & Surveying Juz Us Childcare of Natchitoches Childcare & Learning Center


Kaffie-Frederick General Store Kajun Jeanie Wax Studio, LLC Beauty Salon Kathy Richmond Realtor Real Estate Sales Commercial & Residential Kay Radio & Electronics 2-Way Radio Communications Equipment Sales & Service Kelli Sampson Agency Insurance Keyser Avenue Self Storage Self Storage/Mini Warehouses Kindred at Home Home Health Care KINETIX Computer Solutions Provider Kiwanis Club of Natchitoches, LA. Non-profit & Service Org. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Office Solutions Krewe of Dionysos Non-Profit & Service Org. KZBL & KDBH Radio Radio Stations


La Capitol Federal Credit Union Credit Unions LA Workforce Commission Employment Agencies & Services Lady's Leash Gift Shop Lagniappe Homecare Home Health Care Lang Orthodontics Orthodontist Lasyone's Meat Pie Kitchen & Restaurant Restaurants Laughing Sam's Discs Retail Lauren C. Anderson, MD, FACS, FAAOA Individual Law Offices of Howard E. Conday, Jr. Attorneys - Law Office Lee Posey Individual

Legacy Automotive Automobile Dealers Legacy Café Restaurants Les Amies of Natchitoches Non-profit & Service Org. Light City Martial Arts Health & Fitness Lil Rascals Childcare & Learning Center Little Eva Pecan Company Pecans, Pecan Products Local Flavor Retail Lott Oil Company, Inc. Oil and Gas Distributer Louie Bernard Individual Louisiana Crawfish Company Grocers Louisiana Eye & Laser Optometry and Ophthalmology Practice Louisiana Purchase Gift Shop Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts Schools Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest Louisiana History Museum Museums Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Non-Profit & Service Org. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser Government lyft Transportation


M & M Pharmacy Pharmacy Magee's Patio Cafe' Restaurants Maggio's Package Liquors Liquor Stores Maglieaux's Riverfront Restaurant Restaurants Magnolia Place Townhomes Apartments Magnolia Spa & Wellness Spa Magnolia Steel & Supply Metal Steel & Fabrication Mama's Oyster House Restaurants Manpower Employment Agencies & Services Mariner's Restaurant Restaurants Mayeaux's Steak and Seafood Restaurants McAlister's Deli Restaurant/Catering MD Clinics Medical Clinic Mele Printing Baton Rouge Printing & Publishing Merci Beaucoup Restaurant Restaurants Michael Melerine - BESE District 4 Government

Mike Wolff Individual Moore's Goodyear Tire & Service Center Tire Sales & Service Motel 6 Hotels/Motels Mrs. Jane, Psychic Professional Services Murchison and Murchison, L.L.C. Attorneys - Law Offices Murphy's Metals, Inc. Metal Supply & Fabrication


Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce Chambers of Commerce Natchitoches Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Tourism/Visitor's Bureau Natchitoches Area Jaycees Non-profit & Service Org. Natchitoches Army Recruiting Station Government Natchitoches Art Guild & Gallery Art Gallery Natchitoches Community Care Center Nursing Homes Natchitoches Council on Aging Non-profit & Service Org. Natchitoches Economic Development Alliance Economic, Industrial & Community Development Natchitoches Events Center Conference Hall Natchitoches Family Eye Care Optometry and Ophthalmology Natchitoches Flipping Athletics, LLC Health & Fitness Natchitoches Historic District Business Association Non-profit & Service Org. Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission Non-profit & Service Org. Natchitoches Learning Center, LLC/ Bright Beginnings Childcare & Learning Center Natchitoches Lions Club Non-profit & Service Org. Natchitoches Nursing & Rehab Center Nursing Homes Natchitoches Parish District Attorney's Office Government Natchitoches Parish Journal, The Newspapers Natchitoches Parish Library Public Library Natchitoches Parish Port Commission Public Port Natchitoches Parish School Board Schools

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Hospital Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Cancer Center Oncology Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Foundation Non-profit & Service Org. Natchitoches Tans - The Bronzing Boutique Tanning Salon Natchitoches Tax Commission Government Natchitoches Times Newspapers National Center for Preservation Technology & Training Government Natty Southern Nutrition LLC Restaurants Natural Springs Garden Center & Nursery Garden Centers & Nurseries New York Life Insurance Company Financial Services NexGen Natchitoches Restaurants North Louisiana Economic Partnership Economic, Industrial & Community Development Northwestern Mutual Financial Services Northwestern State University Higher Education Northwestern State University Alumni Association Higher Education Northwestern State University Foundation Higher Education NRMC General Surgery Associates Surgeons NSU Child & Family Network Higher Education NSU Child Development Center Childcare & Learning Center NSU Job Location & Development Office Employment Agencies & Services NSU Marketing & Branding Higher Education


O'Nealgas Gas & Propane Sales Office Depot Office Supplies Olivier Woodworks LTD Furniture Orkin Exterminating Company, Inc. Pest & Termite Control Services Outpatient Medical Center Medical Clinic


Parish of Natchitoches Government Parkway Cinema Theaters Peggy's Homemade Pizza Restaurants Pickett Electrical Services Electrical and Mechanical Pied a' Terre Gift Shop Pilgrim's Poultry Processing Pinnacle Propane, LLC Gas & Propane Sales Pioneer Pub Restaurants Pizza Hut Restaurants Plantation Treasures Gift Shop Platinum Driving School Driving Schools Poole Media Co. Business & Management Consultants Posey's Sports Center Sporting Goods/ Screen Printing Pretty in Pink Boutique Boutiques & Specialty Shops Project Partners Consulting, Inc. Business & Management Consultants


Rabalais Small Engines, Inc. Outdoor Power Equipment- Sales & Service Raising Cane's Restaurants Redline Equipment Rental Rental Equipment Red River Waterway Commission Government Rhodes Properties & Development Contractors - General, Residential & Commercial Rhodes Realty, LLC Real Estate Sales Commercial & Residential Rick & Carolyn Harrington Individual River South Commons Shopping Center Retail Roma's Italian Kitchen Restaurants Ronald's Air bnb Bed & Breakfast Accommodations Ronnie's Auto Glass & Collision Center Automobile - Glass and Collision Center RoyOMartin Plywood Manufacturers Rutledge Plumbing Plumbing Rutledge Road Boring & Water Tapping, Inc. Utilities


Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce Sabine State Bank Bank & Banking Associations

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Saint Mary's Catholic School Schools Samuel Guy House Bed & Breakfast Accommodations Sanphyl Broadcast Network, LLC Television Stations Service League of Natchitoches, Inc. Non-profit & Service Org. Sharpco Hotels Group Hotel Management Group Sheffield & Sheffield, LLC Accounting & Tax Service Sherwin Williams Paint Retailer Shop Rite Convenience Store Simply Chic Boutique Retail Sodexo Catering Sonic Drive-In- Keyser Restaurants Sonic Drive-In- University Pkwy Restaurants Sonoma Hot Sauce Retail Southern Scripts, LLC Pharmacy Benefits Manager Southwash Exterior Cleaning Professional Services State Farm Insurance Jim Pledger Insurance

State Farm Insurance John Torrent Insurance State Farm Insurance Mike Murphy Insurance State Senator Louie Bernard - District 31 Government State Rep. Gabe Firment Government State Rep. Jay Luneau Government State Rep. Kenny Cox Government State Rep. Rodney Schamerhorn Government Steak 'n Shake Restaurants StoryBrew Coffee Cafe Restaurants Studio 318 Beauty Salon SuddenLink Internet/Cable/Phone Summer Designs Visual Communications Business & Management Consultants Summit ObGyn of Natchitoches, LLC Obstretics Gynecology SunStream, Inc. Electrical & Mechanical Super 1 Foods #604 Grocers Super 1 Foods #613 Grocers Super 8 Natchitoches Hotels / Motels

Sutton Real Estate Agency, Ltd. Real Estate Sales Commercial & Residential Sweet Cane Inn Bed & Breakfast Accommodations Sweet Fruit Delights Gift Shop SweetD's Kitchen, Bakery, and Fit Fuel Catering SWEPCO Utilities - Electric


T Johnny's Seafood & Cajun Market Restaurants Taco Bell Restaurants Ted A Methvin, DDS Dentists The Cabins of Horseshoe Hills Ranch Hotel Resort The Cakery Bakeries The Coach De Foundation Non-profit & Service Org. The Good House Bed and Breakfast Bed & Breakfast Accommodations The Hall Tree Retail The Hall Tree- Front Street Retail The Landing Presents The Loft at Five Thirty Restaurants

business directory CATEGORICAL 2 Way Radio Communications Equipment Sales & Service

Kay Radio & Electronics 1776 Hwy 3175, Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-7725 KAYRADIO.COM

Accounting & Tax Service Hines, Squyres & Associates, LLC 133 East Fifth St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6458 J W Odom & Associates, LLC 344 South Drive, Ste. A Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 521-1160; (877) 659-6089 jwodomassoc.com Sheffield & Sheffield, LLC 733 Keyser Ave., Ste. 200, Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 581-4440; (877) 277-7059 sheffield-cpa.com

Advertising - Outdoor

Acme Poster Advertising 1120 Williams Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-3605


Goldman Equipment, LLC 5649 Hwy 1 Bypass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5524

Air Conditioning & Heating

All Seasons Heating & AIr, LLC 114 Royal St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 663-4747 AxsomAir 4150 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-7777 axsomair.com


Tres Bien Antiques 132 Rue St. Denis Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 228-8815; (337) 353-5116 tresbienantiquesla.com


Thomas, Cunningham, Broadway & Todtenbier, CPAs 321 Bienville St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-3652 tcbtcpa.com

Magnolia Place Townhomes 388 Rue DeGabriel Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-4500 magnoliaplacetownhomes.com

Waskom, Brown & Associates 816 University Parkway #A Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-1520 waskombrown.com

The Quad Apartments 3800 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 414-8992 livethequad.com

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Art Gallery

Chestee Harrington 460 Monroe Drive Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (337) 560-4393 chestee.com Natchitoches Art Guild & Gallery 584 Front St., Ste. 102 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-1626 natchitochesartguildgallery.com

Attorneys - Law Office Corkern, Crews, Guillet & Johnson, L.L.C. 616 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2302 ccglawfirm.com Dunahoe Law Firm, LCC 402 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-1999; (800) 259-4460 dunahoelaw.com

The Quad Apartments Apartments The Wing Shack, LLC Restaurants Thomas N. Whitehead Individual Thomas, Cunningham, Broadway & Todtenbier, CPAs Accounting & Tax Service Tiny Tots Day Care & Preschool Childcare & Learning Center Tobacco Warehouse Liquor Stores Tommy's Tees, Inc. Promotional Products Trail Boss Steakhouse Restaurants Tres Bien Antiques Antiques Trickwild Shirt Co. Custom Designed Apparel Trinity Integrated Health & Wellness Chiropractors


U.S. Congressman Mike Johnson Government U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. Government U.S. Senator John Kennedy Government U.S. Lawns Lawn Service

Murchison and Murchison,LLC 616 Front Street Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2302

Automobile - Glass and Collision Center Ronnie's Auto Glass & Collision Center 209 Ralph St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5959

Automobile - Detail, Repair & Service


Vaughn Chevrolet Buick Cadillac Automobile Dealers


Walmart Grocers Walsh Timber Company Timber/Timberland Companies Waskom, Brown & Associates Accounting & Tax Service Watson Realty Corp Property Management Wayne Halm Individual Weeks Tractor & Supply Co. Farm Equipment/Supplies Weyerhaeuser Manufacturers Whataburger Unit #1178 Restaurants Women's Resource Center Non-Profit & Service Org. Y2 Carbon Consultants Engineering & Surveying

Vaughn Chevrolet Buick Cadillac 214 Texas St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 346-6367 vaughnvalue.com

Bakeries The Cakery 108 Touline St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3939

Banks & Banking Associations

Eric's Auto Paint and Collision 212 Rapides Drive Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 663-6610

Automobile Dealers Jimmy Granger's Natchitoches Ford Lincoln 7501 Hwy 1 Bypass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-3677 jimmygrangerford.com

BOM 814 Washington St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-3060 bofm.com BOM - Keyser Avenue 952 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2056 bofm.com

Harrington Law Firm, The 459 Jefferson St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5900 theharringtonlawfirm.com Law Offices of Howard E. Conday, Jr., LLC 113 South Dr., Ste. #4 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-1756 howardcondaylaw.com

Unified Recycling Resources, LLC Recycling - Broker & Consulting United Way of Northwest Louisiana Non-profit & Service Org.

Legacy Automotive 1798 Hwy 3175 Bypass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3383; (888) 275-4573 legacycdjr.com

BOM - University Pkwy Branch 4157 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-4740 bofm.com

Beauty Salon

City Bank & Trust Company 146 Rue St. Denis Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-4416 mycitybank.com City Bank & Trust Company Campti Branch 3180 Hwy. 71 Campti, LA, 71411 (318) 476-3723 mycitybank.com City Bank & Trust Company Keyser Branch & Bookkeeping 430 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-3729 mycitybank.com City Bank & Trust Company University Branch 600 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-3722 mycitybank.com Exchange Bank 700 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8141 exchange-bank.com Exchange Bank - South Drive Branch 104 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8141 exchange-bank.com

Cane River Candy Company 760 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3024

Kajun Jeanie Wax Studio, LLC 116 South Dr, Ste. 103 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 540-5331

Jena Choctaw Pines Casino 149 Chahta Trails Dry Prong, LA, 71423 (318) 648-7773; 1-855-638-5825 choctawpines.com

Studio 318 333 South Dr., Ste. E Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-4247

Bed & Breakfast Accommodations Cane River Cottage & Guest House 228 Pratt Lane Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 663-8239 canerivercottage.com Ronald's AirBNB 5964 Hwy 6 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 652-1158 Samuel Guy House 309 Pine St. Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 354-1080 samuelguyhouse.com

First Federal Bank of Louisiana 5696 Hwy 1 Bypass, Ste. B Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8383 ffbla.bank Flagstar Bank 3600 Jackson St., Ste. 109 Alexandria, LA, 71303 (318) 228-2402

Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce 1125 W. Mississippi Ave.,Ste. F Many, LA, 71449 (318) 256-3523 sabineparishchamber.com

Childcare & Learning Center

Cobblestones Childhood Development Center, LLC. 524 4th St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-1497

Eagle Distributing of Shreveport, Inc. 900 W. 62nd St. Shreveport, LA, 71106 (318) 868-2708

Botanical Garden & Museum Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve 216 Caroline Dormon Rd, Saline, LA, 71070 (318) 576-3379 briarwoodnp.org

Boutiques & Specialty Shops Pretty in Pink Boutique 329 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 451-2416

Business & Management Counsultants

Sabine State Bank 737 Keyser Ave Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-0365; 1-866-675-4379 sabinebank.com

Project Partners Consulting, Inc. 211 Oma Scarborough Rd. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 528-9382 projectpartnerconsulting.com

Barber Shop

Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce 373 Second St Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6894 natchitocheschamber.com

The Good House Bed and Breakfast 314 Rue Poete Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318)332-5195 thegoodhousebandb.com

Poole Media Co. 1101 St. Maurice Ln. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (877) 997-6653 poolemedia.co

City Barbershop 504 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-9500

Chambers of Commerce Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce 400 Edwards St. Shreveport, LA, 71101 (318) 677-2500 shreveportchamber.org

A to Z 1, 2, 3 Preschool & Learning Center 1036 Fourth St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-0002

Hancock Whitney 315 Royal St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 951-4363; (800) 213-2265 hancockwhitney.com

Sabine State Bank - Front Street 780 Front St., Ste. 103 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-9401 sabinebank.com


Sweet Cane Inn 926 Washington St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5630 sweetcaneinn.com

Beer Distributors Wholesale

First Federal Bank of Louisiana 701 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5511 ffbla.bank

Candy Store & Gift Baskets

EightTwenty Beauty Bar LLC 605 Bossier St. Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 214-1869 SnatchedByGab.com

Fay's Daycare & Learning Center 220 Younger Blvd. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352- 1910 Fun Time Palace Day Care, LLC 410 Touline St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-8346 Juz Us Childcare of Natchitoches 342 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-0201 Lil Rascals 1729 Hwy 117 Robeline, LA, 71468 (318) 472-0761 Natchitoches Learning Center, LLC / Bright Beginnings 102 Bienville St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-0977

Cabinet and Millwork

Clinics & Medical Groups Access2day Health, Inc. 1325 Barksdale Blvd, Ste. 300 Bossier City, LA, 71111 (800) 797-9503 access2dayhealth.com

Coal Mining Demery Resources Company, LLC 839 Five Forks Road Saline, LA, 71070 (318) 875-500 nacoal.com

Computer Solutions Provider KINETIX 400 Murray St. Alexandria, LA, 71301 (318) 487-8200 kbisp.com

Computer Sales / Service A & G Computer Services, LLC 230 Fulton St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-2600 agcomputers.net Computer Allies, Inc. 348 2nd St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8590 computeralliesinc.net

Conference Hall

Natchitoches Events Center 750 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-7500; (877) 238-7502 NatchitochesEventsCenter.com

Contractors - General, Residential & Commercial

Credit Unions Engage Federal Credit Union 256 Hwy 3175 Bypass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-7762 engagefcu.com La Capitol Federal Credit Union 311 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-3103 lacapfcu.org

Custom Designed Apparel Trickwild Shirt Co. 129 Cassie Circle Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-9050

Dance Studio Dazzle Dance Center, LLC 5891 Hwy. 1 Bypass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 228-8251 dazzledancecenterllc.com

Dentist Ted A Methvin, DDS 116 South Dr., Ste. 102 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3335

Dog Boarding & Grooming

Cane River Pools and Spas, LLC 215 Celina Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 469-6650 facebook.com/ CaneRiverPoolsandSpas

Platinum Driving School 335 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 652-0382 platinumdrivingschool.org

First Psalm Builders 420 Fifth St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 471-4495

Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance 900 Fourth St. Alexandria, LA, 71301 (318) 441-3428 centrallouisiana.org

Driving Schools

Economic, Industrial & Community Development

Natchitoches Economic Development Alliance P.O. Box 1024 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-7281 nca-la.com

Rhodes Properties & Development 404 Rapides Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3733 rhodespropanddev.com

Convenience Stores ChiroCare LLC 420 Dixie Plaza Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-4225 chirocareLLC.co

Shop Rite 247 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (337) 783-8696 shoprite.org

Dawg Dayz Luxury Inn 820 Keyser Avenue Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3808

Tiny Tots Day Care & Preschool 1212 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-0582


French Market Express 5109 University Pkwy ( @ I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-9002 frenchmarketexpress.com

Calvin Clark 166 Plantation Point Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (215) 520-5954 clarkroofingpa.com

NSU Child Development Center 1 Caldwell Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71497 (318) 357-6860 cdc.nsula.edu

Summer Designs Visual Communications (310) 200-5782 summerdesigns.com

AKA Construction LLC 1200 Keyser Ave., Ste. D Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 332-0257

Trinity Integrated Health & Wellness 366 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-0099 trinitychiropracticclinc.com

3 J's Four-Way/ Cypress Knee Outdoors 11028 Hwy 1 South Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 379-2209 cypresskneeoutdors.com

North Louisiana Economic Partnership 333 Texas St., Ste. 411 Shreveport, La, 71101 (318) 677-3536 nlep.org

Electrical & Mechanical Pickett Electrical Services 600 Moss Ln. Robline, LA, 71469 (318) 471-6581 SunStream, Inc. 808 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-1400

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Employment Agencies & Services

La. Workforce Commission Natchitoches American Job Center 303 Bienville St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-3145 laworks.net Manpower 723 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-0482 manpower.com

NSU Job Location & Development Office Northwestern State University306 Friedman Student Union Natchitoches, LA, 71497 (318) 357-5430 nsula.edu

Engineering & Surveying Air Data Solutions 502A Airport Rd. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 471-2456 airdatasolutions.com Delta Consulting, Inc. 740 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-3665 deltaces.com Johnson & Pace Inc. 1000 Chinaberry Dr., Ste. 400 Bossier City, LA, 71111 (318) 687-9114 johnsonpace.com Y2 Carbon Consultants 326 Moss Hill Terrace Rd. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (606) 465-4676

Entertainment - Family Fun

CC Event Entertainment (318) 548-0608

CenLA VR Game Truck Rental (318) 521-2969 virtualrealitygametruckrental.com Dark Woods Adventure Park 4343 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 332-8546 darkwoodshaunt.com

Executive Recruiting J Bennett Recruiting 202 Rue Poete Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (832) 863-2003 jbennettrecruiting.com

Farm Equipment/Supplies Weeks Tractor & Supply Co 1790 Hwy 3175 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-9876

Financial Services New York Life Insurance Company 401 Edwards St., Ste. 1700 Shreveport, LA, 71101 (225) 772-6559 Northwestern Mutual 600 Keyser Ave Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 227-0711 neworleans.nm.com

Furniture Ivan Smith Furniture and Appliances 936 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5889 ivansmith.com Olivier Woodworks LTD 117 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-1427 olivierwoodworks.com

Garden Centers & Nurseries Natural Springs Garden Center & Nursery 4243 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-9385

Gas & Propane Sales

Cajun Outdoor Haven, LLC 132 Blanchard Rd Natchitoches, LA, 71457. (318)356-0029 O'Nealgas 25585 Hwy 171 N Many, LA, 71449 (318) 256-5522 onealgas.com Pinnacle Propane, LLC 147 Blanchard Rd Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5453 pinnaclepropane.com

General Store Kaffie-Frederick, Inc. 758 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2525 oldhardwarestore.com

Gift Shop Clary's Christmas Company 584 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-4582 Lady's Leash 550 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-2506 Louisiana Purchase 550 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-0117 frontstreetfudge.com Pied a' Terre 746 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-4373 Plantation Treasures 720 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-1714 Sweet Fruit Delights 628 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5910 sweetfruitdelights.com

Glass Services Cane River Glass, LLC 412 Fifth St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6343 facebook.com/caneriverglass/



Michael Melerine- BESE District P. O. Box 94064, Capitol Station Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064 (225) 342-5840 Natchitoches Army Recruiting Station 101 Jefferson St., Ste. A Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-8469 Natchitoches Parish District Attorney's Office Natchitoches Parish Courthouse Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-2214 Natchitoches Tax Commission 220 E. 5th St. Natchitoches, LA, 71458-0639 (318) 357-8871 National Center for Preservation Technology & Training 645 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-7444 ncptt.nps.gov Parish of Natchitoches 200 Church St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2714 npgov.org Red River Waterway Commission 5941 Hwy 1 Bypass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-7446 redriverwaterway.com State Rep. Kenny Cox 781 Hwy 494 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (855) 844-8583 State Senator Louie Bernard 431 Jefferson St. Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 357-3116

Funeral Homes & Memorial Parks City of Natchitoches 700 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2772 natchitochesla.gov

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Grocers Louisiana Crawfish Company 140 Russell Cemetery Rd. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (888) 522-7292 lacrawfish.com Super 1 Foods #604 5696 Hwy 1 ByPass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 214-0050 super1foods.com Super 1 Foods #613 318 Keyser Ave. (Dixie Plaza S/C) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-4000 super1foods.com Walmart 926 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5607 walmart.com

Health & Fitness All Hours Fitness, Inc. 142 Claudia St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 521-8070 allhoursfitness.com

State Rep. Rodney Wayne Schamerhorn P. O. Box 83 Hornbeck, LA 71439 (318) 565-4959 State Senator W. Jay LuneauDistrict 29 711 Washington St. Alexandria, LA, 71301 (318) 484-2288 senate.la.gov/smembers?ID=29 U.S. Congressman Mike Johnson 4th District of Louisiana 568 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC, 20515 (202) 225-2777 mikejohnson.house.gov

U.S Senator John Kennedy B11 Russell Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C, 20510 kennedy.senate.gov/public/

Northwestern State University Foundation 525 University Pkwy. NSU Alumni Center Natchitoches, LA, 71457 NSU Child & Family Network 1800 Warrington Place Shreveport, LA, 71101 (318) 677-3150 cfn.nsula.edu NSU Marketing & Branding 165 Sam Sibley Dr. John S. Keyser Hall, Room 153 Natchitoches, LA, 71497 (318) 357-4245 nsula.edu

Home Health Care Kindred At Home 505 Royal St., Ste. A Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-5902 kindredhealthcare.com Lagniappe Homecare Northwest 5770 Hwy 1 ByPass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-1990 lagniappehomecare.com


Basic 24 Hours 120 S. Williams Avenue Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-2501 Camp Gladiator 177 Alice St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 214-7386 Light City Martial Arts 105 Isadore Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 452-7345 LightCityMartialArts.com Natchitoches Flipping Athletic, LLC 1200 Keyser Avenue, Ste. E Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3888 natflipping.com

Heritage Area

State Rep. Michael "Gabe" Firment 181 Barron Rd Pollock, LA, 71467 (318) 765-9606

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D 703 Hart SOB Washington, DC, 20510 (202) 224-5824 cassidy.senate.gov

Jeanne's Country Garden 300 Jefferson St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-0102 natchitochesflowershop.com

Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home 848 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-8271 blanchardsenisfuneralhome.com

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser 1051 North Third Street Baton Rouge, LA, 70802 (225) 342-7009

Hospice of Natchitoches 336 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 214-0944 hospiceofnatchitoches.com


Natchitoches Regional Medical Center 501 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 214-4200 nrmchospital.org

Hotel Management Company

Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. 4115 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-5555

Higher Education Central La Technical Community College Natchitoches 6587 Hwy 1 ByPass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-3162 cltcc.edu

Dimension Development Two, LLC 769 Highway 494 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8238 dimdev.com Sharpco Hotels Group Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 288-8816

Hotel Resort The Cabins of Horseshoe Hills Ranch 240 Bayou Pierre Cutoff Rd. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318)-352-2920 horseshoehillscabins.com

Hotels / Motels Best Western Natchitoches 5131 University Pkwy (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6655 Northwestern State University 175 Sam Sibley Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-6011; (800) 327-1903 nsula.edu

Chateau Saint Denis 751 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 951-4105; (888) 900-9937 ChateauSaintDenis.com

Northwestern State University Alumni Association 306 Sam SIbley Dr. NSU Student Services Center Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-4025 northwesternstatealumni.com

Church Street Inn 120 Church St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-8888; (800) 668-9298 ChurchStInn.com

Comfort Suites Natchitoches 151 Hayes St. (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 228-8816 Days Inn Natchitoches 5135 University Pkwy (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-0783

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Natchitoches 5355 University Pkwy (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 214-0700 econolodge.com/LA163 Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott 150 Hayes Ave (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-8007 marriott.com Hampton Inn Natchitoches 5300 University Pkwy (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-0010 natchitoches.hamptoninn.com Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Natchitoches 5137 University Pkwy (@1-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-9911

Motel 6 7624 Hwy 1 ByPass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-8281 Super 8 Natchitoches 5821 Hwy 1 North ByPass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-1700; (800) 800-8000 super8.com


David Stamey Natchitoches, LA, 71457 Donald Barker Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-1590


Lawn Service U.S. Lawns 7139 Masonic Dr. Alexandria, LA, 71301 (318) 442-8770 uslawns.com/team347

BOM Financial Services 814 Washington St., Ste. 108 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-8000 bofm.com/index.crfm/insurance Cunningham Insurance Agency 431 Rue Jefferson Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8105 cunninghaminsurancegroup.com Farm Bureau Insurance 1911 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 3352-8111 natchitochesfarmbureau.com

Liquor Stores Maggio's Packaged Liquors 230 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-3033 Tobacco Warehouse 834 Keyser Ave. 223 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-7208

Manufacturers ADA Carbon Solutions (Red River) LLC 201 Red River Mine Rd. Coushatta, LA, 71019 (318) 759-0170 ada-cs.com

Kelli Sampson Agency 713 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-0000 shelterinsurance.com State Farm Insurance - Jim Pledger 103 Ralph St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8361 jimpledger.com State Farm Insurance - John Torrent 4264 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-1046 johntorrent.com State Farm Insurance - Mike Murphy 455 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-7311 mikemurphyagent.com


Alliance Compressors, Inc. 100 Industrial Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-4600 Cane River Brewing Company 108 Mill St. Natchitoches LA, 71457 (318) 238-2739 caneriverbrewing.com


International Paper - Red River Mill 4537 Hwy 480 Campti, LA, 71411 (318) 476-3392 internatinalpaper.com

Lee Posey Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-1584 Louie Bernard (318) 352-8800 Mike Wolff (318) 581-3594 Rick & Carolyn Harrington Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-2210 Thomas N. Whitehead Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-3429 Wayne Halm Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (504) 912-1360

Industrial Supply

C&H Precision Machining, LCC 1485 Washington St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-3344 chprecisionmachining.com

Cross Financial Group, LLC 305 Church St Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-7700 crossfinancialgroupllc.com Edward Jones - Rodney Clements 7330 Fern Ave., Ste. 603 Shreveport, LA, 71105 (318) 797-1109

Kitchenware & Gifts Cane River Kitchenware 732 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3600 caneriverkitchenware.com

Law Enforcement Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office 200 Church St., Ste. 101 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-7801 npsheriff.org

MD Clinics, LLC 211 Medical Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 239-4860 Outpatient Medical Center 1640 Breazeale Springs St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-9299 outpatientmedical.org

Medical Services Air Evac Lifeteam Winnfield Medical Center 301 W. Boundary Ave. Winnfield, LA, 71483 (318) 475-5027 Ashlar Medical LLC 816 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-5162 ashlarmed.com

Metal Supply & Fabrication

Magnolia Steel & Supply 148 Hwy 117 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-1100 magnoliasteelinc.com

Monuments Campbell Monument Company, Inc. 1788 Hwy 117 N Provencal, LA, 71468 (318) 472-6160; 1-800-363-6160 campbellmonumentcompany.com


RoyOMartin Plywood 1695 Hwy 490 Chopin, LA, 71447 (318) 379-2855 royomartin.com

James W. Scarborough Lauren C. Anderson, MDm FACS, FAAOA 601 Keyser Avenue Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 214-5770

Fast Pace Urgent Care 309 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5221 fastpacehealth.com

Murphy's Metals, Inc 1386 Hwy 504 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 663-0994

EpicTouch 5909 Hwy 1 Bypass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-0006 epictouch.com SuddenLink (888) 822-5151 suddenlink.com

Family Doctors of Natchitoches, Inc. 615 Bienville St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6800

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest Louisiana 800 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-2492 louisianastatemuseum.org

National Park Cane River Creole National Historical Park 4386 LA-494 Natchez, LA, 71456 (318) 352-0383 nps.gov/cari

Newspapers Weyerhaeuser 234 Industrial Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-1424 weyerhaeuser.com

Medical Clinic

Behavioral Specialists of Louisiana 1774 Texas St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 951-1080 behavioralspecialistsofla.com Cane River Family Medicine 617 Bienville St., Ste. B Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-6401 caneriverfamilymedicine.com Dean Dermatology & Skin Therapy 134 E Fifth St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 626-5599 deanderm.com

Natchitoches Parish Journal, The 213 Renee St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-4000 natchitochesparishjournal.com Natchitoches Times 904 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-3618 natchitochestimes.com

Non-Profit Organization & Service Organizations

Ben D. Johnson Educational Center 400 MLK Dr., Ste. A Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 460-7460 bdjcenter.org Better Business Bureau 2006 E. 70th St. Shreveport, LA, 71105 (800) 372-4222 shreveport.bbb.org

Boy Scouts of America, Norwela Council 3508 Beverly Place Shreveport, LA, 71104 (318) 868-2774 norwela.org Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana 1405 W Pinhook, Ste. 108 Lafayette, LA, 70506 (337) 268-9555 bgcacadiana.com Cane River Food Pantry 446 MLK Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-0646 CASA of Central Louisiana, Inc. 1200 Keyser Ave., Ste. B Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-2446 casanat.org City of Natchitoches Festivals, Inc. P.O. Box 370 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 natchjazzfest.com Coordinating & Development Corp., The 5210 Hollywood Ave. Shreveport, LA, 71133 (318) 632-2022 cdconline.org Demons Unlimited Foundation 468 Caspari Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71497 (318) 357-5251 nsudemons.com/demonsunlimited First United Methodist Church Natchitoches 411 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-8296 fumcnla.org Kiwanis Club of Natchitoches, LA., Inc P.O. Box 2441 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 Krewe of Dionysos, Inc. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-8024 kreweofdionysos.com Les Amies of Natchitoches, Inc. 242 Keyser Ave., PMB #301 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 663-0864 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation 500 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-4255 lasportshall.com Natchitoches Area Jaycees P.O. Box 193 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6458 natchitochesjaycees.com Natchitoches Council of Aging 1016 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-3250 Natchitoches Historic District Business Association 781 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2746 natchitocheschristmas.com; natchitochescarshow.com Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission Natchitoches, LA, 71457 Natchitoches Lions Club P.O. Box 773 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-3709


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Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Foundation 501 Keyser Ave Natchitoches, LA,71457 (318) 214-4200 nrmchospital.org/foundation/ Service League of Natchitoches, Inc. 456 Jefferson St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6723 service-league.net The Coach De Foundation 1221 Allen St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (225) 244-3291 thecoachdefoundation.com

United Way of Northwest Louisiana 820 Jordan St., Ste. 370 Shreveport, LA, 71101 (318) 677-2504 unitedwaynwla.org

Women's Resource Center 107 North St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-8888 wrcnatchitoches.org

Natchitoches Family Eye Care 946 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 367-8194 natchitocheseye.com

Orthodontist Lang Orthodontics 129 E 5th St Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 861-0700 geauxsmile.com

Natchitoches Nursing & Rehab Center 750 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8779 natchitochesrehabcenter.com

Obstretics Gynecology Summit ObGyn of Natchitoches, LLC 617A Bienville St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-1108 summitobgynofnatchitoches.net

Office Solutions (Copiers, Printers, Fax, Multifunction) Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Inc. 920 Pierremont Rd, Ste. 111 Shreveport, LA, 71106 (318) 865-2108 kmbs.konicaminolta.us

Office Supplies Office Depot 1804-C MacArthur Alexandria, LA, 71301

Oil & Gas Distributor

Oncology Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Cancer Center 211 Medical Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3322

Optometry and Ophthalmology Practice Louisiana Eye & Laser Center 118 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-0444; (877) 861-7770 louisianaeyeandlaser.com

Printing & Publishing

Pecans, Pecan Products

Cane Heritage Realty 560 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-8220 caneheritagerealty.com

Kathy Richmond Realtor 926 Washington St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 332-8357

Paint Retailer Sherwin Williams 310 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-9568

Brad Ferguson Real Estate, LLC 501 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-7253 fergusonrealestate.net

Crest Realty 5305 Masonic Dr. Alexandria, LA, 71301 (318) 448-8088 crestrealty.org

Rabalais Small Engines, Inc. 7135 Hwy. 1 ByPass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-11100 rabalaisinc.net

Mele Printing Baton Rouge 11930 Harrells Ferry Rd Baton Rouge, LA, 70816 (225) 928-5920 MELEPRINTING.com

Little Eva Pecan Company LLC 16508 Hwy 1 Cloutierville, LA, 71416 (318) 379-0272; (800) 572-5925 natchitochespecans.com

Permanent Makeup Advanced Cosmetic Techniques 110 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-4983 permanentmakeupstudia.com

Pest & Termite Control Services J & J Exterminating Co. of Natchitoches 200 South Dr., Ste. A Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-7324 jjext.com Orkin Exterminating Company, Inc. 920 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8173 orkin.com

Pharmacy M & M Pharmacy, LLC 311 Keyser Ave. (Dixie Plaza S/C) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-1554

Southern Script, LLC 411 Bienville Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 214-4764; (800) 710-9341 southernscripts.net

Physical Rehabilitation Guidroz Physical Therapy 132 E. Fifth St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-9643 guidrozpt.com

Andy Field, Voice Actor Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (323) 238-5328 andyfieldvoiceover.com C&C Seamless Gutters Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 315-0441 ccseamlessgutter.com Mrs. Jane, Psychic 4364 Hwy 3278 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-9217 Southwash Exterior Cleaning (318) 471-9115 Facebook.com/SouthWashLA/

Promotional Products Tommy's Tee, Inc. 2305 S. Service Rd. W Ruston, LA, 71270 (318) 255-2907

Property Management Watson Realty Corp 107 Broadmoor Shopping Center Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-2246

Public Library

Natchitoches Parish Library 450 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-3280 natlib.org

Public Port Natchitoches Parish Port Commission 5690 Hwy 486, Building 1 Campti, LA, 71411 (318) 356-9686 natchitochesparishport.com.

Radio Stations KZBL & KDBH Radio 400 Jefferson St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-1007; (866) 357-1007 BDCradio.com

Real Estate Sales Commercial & Residential

Plumbing Rutledge Plumbing 244 Kayla Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-3475

Poultry Processing Pilgrim's 7088 Hwy 1 ByPass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-6307 pilgrimspride.com

54 | Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce

Bolton Realty 304 University Pkwy. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-0404 boltonrealty.com

Donut Hole of Natchitoches 400 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 521-5924 El Nopal Mexican Grill 115 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 214-0219 El Rio Cantina 1125 Washington St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-3555 Girlines Kitchen on Wheels 188 Ralph St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 652-4866 Grayson's Barbecue 5849 Hwy 71 Clarence, LA, 71414 (318) 357-0166 Hana Front Street Sushi Bar & Grill 750 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-0989

Professional Services

Pharmacy Benefits Manager

Lott Oil Company, Inc. 1855 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2055 lottoil.com

Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches (APHN) 310 Jefferson St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 663-0143 melroseplantation.org/aphn/

Outdoor Power Equipment - Sales & Service

Nursing Homes Natchitoches Community Care Center 720 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8296 commcare.com

Preservation Organizations

Rhodes Realty, LLC 404 Rapides Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3733 RhodesRealtyLA.com Sutton Real Estate Agency, Ltd. 110 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6267 realestatesutton.com

Recycling - Broker & Consulting Unified Recycling Resources, LLC 105 St. Denis Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352- 5506

Rental Equitment

Redline Equipment Rentals 5771 Hwy 1 ByPass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-7368 HHRRentals

Restaurants & Catering Burger King - #22672 5409 University Pkwy (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-0927 Burger King #9862 915 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-9384 Cane River Commissary 4191 Hwy 494 Natchez, LA, 71456 (318) 238-6360 canerivercommissary.com Chick fil-A NSU Marketplace 912 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 Chili's Bar & Grill 932 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-0972 chilis.com Crawfish Hole 119 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA,71457 (318) 792-0903

Huddle House 5306 University Pkwy (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-7711 huddlehouse.com Jimbo's Bar & Grill 530 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3040 Lasyone's Meat Pie Restaurant 622 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-3353 lasyones.com Legacy Café 400 MLK Dr., Ste. J Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 657-0300 bdjcenter.org Magee's Patio Café 536 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-7200 Maglieaux's Riverfront Restaurant 805 Washington St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-7767 maglieauxs.com Mama's Oyster House 608 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-7874 mamasoysterhouse.com Mariner's Restaurant 5948 Louisiana 1 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 228-8056 marinersrestaurant.com Mayeaux's Steak and Seafood 512 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 521-8080 McAlister's Deli 900 Keyser Ave Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 581-4011 mcalistersdeli.com Merci Beaucoup Restaurant 127 Church St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6634 mercibeaucouprestaurant.com Natty Southern Nutrition LLC 808 1/2 Keyser Avenue Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3622

NexGen Natchitoches 114-116 Broadmoor Shopping Center Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 617-6323 nexgennatchitoches.com Peggy's Homemade Pizza 4116 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-9200 peggyshomemadepizza.com Pioneer Pub 812 Washington St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-4884 pioneerpubtime.com Pizza Hut 801 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-8559 pizzahut.com Raising Cane's 409 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-0023 raisingcanes.com Roma's Italian Kitchen 109 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 214-6101 Sodexo 185 Sam Sibley Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71497 (318) 357-4385 nsuladining.com Sonic Drive-In - Keyser 805 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 rgsonic.com Sonic Drive-In - University Pkwy 3900 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8763 rgsonic.com Steak 'n Shake NSU Student Union 350 Sam Sibley Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 StoryBrew Coffee Cafe 780 Front St., Ste. 104 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 214-2387 SweetD's Kitchen, Bakery and Fit Fuel 223 Orchard Run Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 880-1829 sweetd.org T Johnny's Seafood & Cajun Market 5811 Hwy 1 ByPass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-4700 Taco Bell 127 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-1509 The Loft at Five Thirty 530 Front St., Ste. A Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-1579


The Wing Shack 401 Texas Street Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 228-8019

Trail Boss Steakhouse River South Commons S/C 301 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8391

Schools Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts 715 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-2500 Natchitoches Parish School Board 310 Royal St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2358 npsb.la


Edna Mae Love LLC 100 Greystone Dr., e2 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 663-5539 ednamaelovellc.com Factory Connection River South Commons S/C 341 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-7766 factory-connection.com Griffin & Company 780 Front St., Ste. 105 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-4510 Local Flavor 126 St. Denis Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 353-5116 River South Commons Shopping Center 319 South Dr Natchitoches, LA, 71457 Simply Chic Boutique 502 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 521-8009 simplychicapparel.com Sonoma Hot Sauce 874 Washington St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (707) 596-0810 The Hall Tree 113 South Dr., Ste. #1 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5631 The Hall Tree- Front Street 600 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-4177


Hargrove Roofing 915 Third St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 626-5599 hargroverooging.com

RV Campground Grand Ecore RV Park 1071 Tauzin Island Rd. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-7446 grandecorervpark.com


Saint Mary's Catholic School 1101 E Fifth St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8394 smstigers.com

Security Brown Security Systems 437 Hwy 3191 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-1187 brownssecurity.com

Self Storage / Mini Storage

Keyser Avenue Self Storage 100 Ralph St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-0509 KeyserAveSelfStorage.com

Walsh Timber Company 500 Oosta Rd. Zwolle, LA, 71486 (318) 645-6122; (800) 664-8801 walshtimber.com

Tire Sales & Service

Despino's Tire Service 1721 Hwy 3175 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-8811

Moore's Goodyear Tire & Service Center 343 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8354 Mooresgoodyear.com

Tourism/Visitor's Bureau

Sporting Goods / Screen Printing

Fisher's Sports & Signs 309 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2442 fisherssports.net

Posey's Sports Center 536 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches/ LA/ 71457 (318) 352-3175 poseys-sports.com

Surgeons NRMC General Surgery Associates 601 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-2555; 1-877-924-2555 nrmchospital.org/clinic/ general-surgery-associates/

Tanning Salon Natchitoches Tans - The Bronzing Boutique 709 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-1944 natchitochestans.com

Utilities - Electric

Cleco Power, LLC 2030 Donahue Ferry Rd. Pineville, LA, 71360 (318) 484-7400 CLECO.COM SWEPCO 1725 Texas St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-5706 swepco.com

Utilities - Natural Gas Atmos Energy 300 Industrial Rd. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (888) 286-6700 atmosenergy.com

Veterinarians Cane River Veterinary Clinic 1841 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6678 Good Hope Veterinary Hospital 128 A South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3000

Spa Magnolia Spa & Wellness 520 Front Street Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-2843 magnoliaspaandwellness.com

Utilities Rutledge Road Boring & Water Tapping, Inc. 244 Kalya Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-3475 rutledgeroadboring.com

Parkway Cinema 1011 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, La, 71457 (318) 352-5109 acadianacinemas.com

Timber / Timberland Companies

Whataburger Unit #1178 902 Keyser Avenue Natchitoches, LA, 71457 Discount Mercantile, LLC 1228 Washington St. Natchitoches, LA,71457 (318) 228-8243

Television Stations Sanphyl Broadcast Network, LLC 4578 Hwy 3278 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-8817 facebook.com/kntstv.

Natchitoches Area Convention & Visitors Bureau 780 Front St, Ste. 100 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8072; (800) 259-1714 natchitoches.com

Tourist Attractions Cane River Carriage Company Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (601) 807-9086 facebook.com/ carriagetoursnatchitoches Cane River Queen River Boat 103 Rue Beauport Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 663-7787 caneriverqueen.org

Transportation Ecco Ride 300- A Parkway Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6465 eccoride.com lyft lyft.com

Tree Service BDC Tree Service, LLC 1295 Patrick Rd. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 419-3076 bdctreeservice.com

James Veterinary Clinic 7107 Hwy 1 ByPass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-8312