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City Bank and Trust Co. | 22

City of Natchitoches | 10

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Early Childhood Network | 4

EconoLodge | 18

El Nopal | 32

EpicTouch | 34

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Hospice of Natchitoches | 38

International Paper | 36

Jason O. Methvin Attorney | 14

Lady's Leash | 22

Lagniappe Homecare | 32

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Lott Oil | 34

Louisiana Purchase | 22

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Natchitoches Area Convention & Visitors Bureau | 32

Natchitoches Regional Airport | 31

Natchitoches Parish Library | 44

Northwestern State University | 40

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RE/MAX Real Estate Professionals | 8

Rhodes Properties & Development & Rhodes Realty | 18

RoyOMartin | 36

Sabine State Bank | 31

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Sutton Real Estate Agency | 32

St. Mary's Catholic School | 44

TCBT, CPAs | 31

The Hall Tree | 10

Trail Boss Steak House | 22

Weyerhaeuser | 36

Women's Resource Center | 7

45 Your business access to local resources & community support About the Chamber 48 A-Z Business Directory 50 Business Category Directory 5 Welcome 6 Commercial & residential resources Relocation Information 9 Explore the place where history lives in the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase History & Culture 12 Experience Natchitoches Things to Do 24 Money Grows on Trees Cover Story 28 Natchitoches is thriving; see how Primed for Growth 33 What you may not know about our tourism industry Tourism 35 Abundant natural resources make a strong economy Agriculture 37 What major players call Natchitoches home and why Industry 39 Natchitoches leads the way for rural healthcare in the state Healthcare 41 See how the community rallies around education Education 11 What to see and do only in Natchitoches Tourism & Recreation 16 Festivals, Events & Parades Annual Events 19 An authentic cultural experience like no other Art, Dining & Shopping table of CONTENTS
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from the parish PRESIDENT from the 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 piney woods provide excellent outdoor recreation amenities and fuel our local economy. We are home to global leaders in the timber industry, as well as other key economic drivers who have recently doubled down on their investment in our parish with millions in capital expansion. Whether it is enjoying the scenic b f k he charm of our many g an NCAA Division 1 University, you will welcomes you for a

Welcome visitors, new residents, and future residents! Natchitoches has my heart I am proud to call this city home for myself and my family.

Natchitoches is the best small town in America. Our diverse city is a blend of historic and modern, small-town charm and big city amenities We are home to a wealth of outdoor recreation fun for the family, some of the greatest festivals in the state, and a fantastic selection of dining and shopping options From thriving economic drivers, to energetic young entrepreneurs, and locallygrown, cornerstone businesses, we have a vibrant and growing local economy We are also the proud location of some of the best educational institutions in the state, including Northwestern State University Natchitoches is filled with great people doing great work. We really have something special here!

I encourage you to 250 square miles of well as our historic hopping and dining riendly communities

erve you, privileged d can’t wait to share community with you!

Whether you are here for a weekend, four-years, or a lifetime, I hope you fall in love with this city and all it has to offer


City of Natchitoches Mayor


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Natchitoches Parish Registrar of Voters

200 Church St., Ste. 103 318-357-2211

Office of Motor Vehicles

113 South Drive 318-357-3166

City Hall

700 Second Street 318-352-2772 natchitochesla gov

Natchitoches Parish Government

200 Church Street, Ste 210 318-352-2714 npgov.org

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff

200 Church Street, Ste. 101 318-357-7801 npsheriff.org

Natchitoches Police Department

400 Amulet Street 318-352-8101

Natchitoches Regional Medical Center 501 Keyser Avenue 318-214-4200

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To discover which district you belong to, contact the Natchitoches Parish Registrar of Voters at 318-357-2211.




City Council

Councilwoman-At-Large BettySawyer-Smith

District1Councilman EddieHarrington

District2Councilman DaleNielsen District3Councilman ChristopherPetite District4Councilwoman RosemaryElie

Parish President JohnRichmond

Parish Council

District1Councilman ChrisPaige District2Councilman WilliamAllen

District3Councilman JamesKilcoyne District4Councilman MartyCheatwood

District5Councilman JohnSalter

Parish Sheriff

School Board


BarbaraPaige District2Member Tan’KeiaPalmer

District3Member DorothyMcGaskey


BillyBenefieldJr. District5Member LelaHarvey District6Member RebaPhelps District7Member ChadFredieu District8Member StevenHarris District9Member MicahNicholson District10Member RussDanzy District11Member EmileMetoyer

State Representatives District22 Michael"Gabe"Firment District23 KennyR Cox District24 RodneyWayne Schamerhorn

State Senators

District29 W JayLuneau

District31 LouieBernard



U.S. Senators

JohnKennedy BillCassidy

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a cultural CROSSROADS

The Cane River region is the proud birthplace of an entire culture: the Cane River Creoles. As Native American, French, Spanish, and African cultures merged during the founding of Natchitoches in 1714, it led to the development of this distinctive culture. The term “Creole” can describe one’s personal identity, a unique style of architecture, and time-honored food ways. Today, there is no better way to experience this culture than to visit the myriad of historic sites in and aroundNatchitochesParish.

Cane River Creole National Historical Park, a unit of the National Park Service, represents a treasure trove of Creole Louisiana's historical and cultural riches. The park preserves the cultural landscapes of Oakland Plantation and Magnolia Plantation, two of the most intact Creole cotton plantations in the United States with over 60 historic structures between the two sites. The institution of enslavement and the act of emancipation left indelible imprints on many aspects of Cane River life, and the park has worked for many years to uncover the stories of all the people that lived at Oakland and Magnolia. Such contributions were recognized in 2022 when both plantations were listed as Network to Freedom sites, honoring enslaved people’s fight for freedom To build upon this, the park offices are relocating to the historic Texas & Pacific Railway Depot with the intent to more fully interpret the African American experiencealongCaneRiver

Cane River Creole National Historical Park is just one site along Cane River with a rich and diverse history Nestled between Oakland and Magnolia Plantations along Highway 119 is Melrose Plantation, a National Historic Landmark that tells the story of world-famous African American folk artist Clementine Hunter. Across Cane River from Melrose Plantation is St. Augustine Catholic Church, the spiritual center and heart of the Cane River Creole community Nearby along Highway 484 is the Badin-Roque House, the oldest surviving example of a Creole building style known as poteaux-en-terre (posts-in-ground) within the region. In Natchitoches, Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site depicts early life in the colonial French outpost, and farther afield, Los Adaes State Historic Site depicts early colonial Spanish life. Together, the wealth of history at these historic sites is preserved as part of the broader Cane River National Heritage Area, an entity that promotes the region as a premier heritage tourism destination so more people can understand and celebrate our diverse and nationally important heritage.

Today, Creole culture is more vibrant than ever I invite you to #ExploreCaneRiver and discover your unique connection with our Cane River Creole culture

Superintendent, Cane River Creole National Historical Park

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Many know Natchitoches as home to the famous meat pie or the film location of Steel Magnolias, but Natchitoches has been a destination for travelers since 1714 and is full of culture and diversity. Natchitoches becomes the “City of Lights”frommid-NovemberthroughtheNewYear during the Natchitoches Christmas Festival. Throughout the year the town celebrates music, food, and culture with events and festivals, such as Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival, Melrose Arts & Crafts Festival, Zydeco & Jazz Festival, and even theClassicCarshow

Visitors and locals experience “Where History Lives” right in our backyard They can follow the trails in Kisatchie National Forest and through the Cane River National Heritage Area to find centuries of history, culture, and natural landscapes that are ready to be explored by foot, car, or boat. They can also hike or bike the Grady Erwin Nature Trails or Longleaf Vista Trail or take in the scenic views along the Longleaf Scenic Byway and the Cane River National Heritage Trail. Whether fishing in Cane River, Sibley Lake, Black Lake, or Red River, one can easily find why our parish is considered a sportsman’s paradise Kisatchie National Forest also offers fishing areas and a wealth of recreational activities such as horsebackriding,kayaking,hiking,andcamping

The city itself sits within the Cane River National HeritageArea,aregionknownforCreolearchitec-

-ture and sites that preserve the multi-cultural history of the area. Cane River Creole National Historical Park is also located in the area, and is a national treasure that includes Oakland Plantation, considered the most complete Creole plantation in America, and Magnolia plantation, which houses the oldest wood screw cotton press in its original location in America

For many, the thing you’ll love most about Natchitoches (aside from the famous meat pies) is the charming 33-block National Landmark Historic District a shopper’s paradise and a bed & breakfast lover’s dream. The Historic District features beautiful architecture and attractions like Fort St. Jean Baptiste and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum.

Today’s travelers learn of Natchitoches’ evolution through tremendous changes from the course of a river, to time-honored Natchitoches traditions, and more. While paying homage to the past, the vibrancy of this city and region attracts many to explore both the stories of yesterday and the treasures of today. We invite you to celebrate, discover and explore charm. Begin your downloading the #GoN app today!




- 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 - Natchitoches Food Trail - See - Reading Trail at Pierson Mallet Park - Steel Magnolias Film Tour


- 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 (Cat - Oakland Plantat - Roque House, 1 - St Augustine Ca 1803 - Steel Magnolia H


art & MUSEUMS - Art Guild & Gallery - Chestee Harrington Art Studio
LSMSA Creative & Performing Arts visit lsmsa.edu/news for upcoming events
NSU Creative & Performing Arts visit capa nsula edu for ticket information Creative&PerformingArts - Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest
History Museum
Grand Ecore Visitors Center & Landing Museums
Cammie Henry Research Center
Genealogical & Historical Association Library
Natchitoches Parish Library
Main Branch, Downtown Natchitoches
Northeast Branch, Campti
Watson Library

festivals & RECREATION


- 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

- Parc Natchitoches Sports Park

- Pierson Mallet Children's Park

- Red Dirt Wildlife Refuge

- Rue Beauport, Downtown Natchitoches


- 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

- National Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

- Northwestern Hills Golf Course

- NSU Frisbee Golf

- Paddle & Pedal Sports, Water Sports Rental

- Parc Natchitoches Sports Park

- 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


- Dark Woods Adventure Park

- Gator Country Louisiana, Alligator Park

- Jena Choctaw Pines Casino

- Parkway Cinema

- Skating Rink


TheCityofNatchitochesmaintainsanumberofsports complexes that are available to residents. The City Pool offers swim lessons and open swim. Parc Natchitoches offers 5turfed 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 dancestudio.Visitnatchitochesla.govformoreinfo.


- 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

- Martin Luther King, Jr Recreation Center

- Merci Beaucoup

- Natchitoches Events Center

- Natchitoches Parish Fair Grounds

- Northwestern State University

- Prud'homme-Rouquier House, 1790-1811

- Rue Beauport, Downtown Natchitoches Riverfront

- The Venue on Front Street


See 2023 Schedule of Events on Pages 16-17.

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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.


Northwestern State has captured dozens of conference championships while producing NFL and Major League Baseball standouts. The Demons have appeared in the I-AA/FCS football playoffs six times, reaching the 1998 national semifinals. NSU’s men’s basketball team has twice won games in March Madness, including a stirring 2006 upset of 15thrankedIowa.Northwesterntrackandfieldcompetitors have won three NCAA event championships, most recently Jasmyn Steels’ 2019 indoor long jump triumph. Two Demons, LaMark Carter (2000) and Kenta Bell (2004, 2008) have represented the USA in theOlympicGames.NatchitochesCentralHighSchool hasfieldedsomeofthebestboysandgirlsbasketball teamsinLouisianaformanyyears—notablylaunching the career of Basketball Hall of Fame member Joe Dumars, now one of the NBA’s top administrators— and has produced championship track and field athletes and teams. Saint Mary’s High School has an excellent small-school athletic program, noted for perennialsuccessinfootballandbaseballanda2020 statechampionshipingirlsbasketball.


Northwest Louisiana History Museum celebrates local culture and features the state’s incredible sports history, including accomplishments by Louisiana athletes,coachesandsportsstars.Someinducteesare household names, such as Peyton Manning, Terry Bradshaw, Shaquille O’Neal and Chanda Rubin, with superstars such as Eli Manning, Drew Brees, and SemoineAugustusduetoentersoon.Ascrapbookof Pete Maravich’s LSU basketball career, a Super Bowl XLIV commemorative football signed by all 53 New OrleansSaintsaftertheir2010victoryandthefastest car in the world in 1963—a souped-up Ford Thunderbird—arejustafewoftheexhibitsthatmake visitingthemuseumanunforgettableexperience.The building itself is remarkable, named the No. 1 new architectural project in the world when it opened in 2013.Eachsummer,theLSHOFenshrinesadozennew legendaryathletes,coaches,administratorsandsports journalists in a three-day Induction Celebration. For informationonthemuseumandinductionevents,and the nearly 500 members of the Hall, visit LaSportsHall.com.


How good is the fishing around here? Johnny Cash once owned a bait shop on Front Street. Years later, anglersareever-presentonRedRiverandCaneRiver Lake, and a myriad of fishing tournaments are held annually, along with some sanctioned high school, collegiate and professional events. From bream to catfish and bass, an array of species present exciting opportunities for anglers of all ages. The waterways also provide ample recreational boating and water sports choices. The area’s piney woods are prime territory for hunters to pursue game including deer and squirrel, and the many waterways are appealing notonlyforanglers,butforduckhunters–andeven alligators.

The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame (LSHOF) and


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 Dionysos 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.com


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! Facebook: Natchitoches Service League

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. Natchitoches.com

Steel Magnolia Run

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Chamber recognizes excellence in business and organizational operation, education, and community leadership with the annual Best of Natchitoches Awards Luncheon. BestOfNatchitoches com

Cane River Film 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

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


Sale on the Trail

Jazz & R&B Festival

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. NatchJazzFest.com

Natchez Heritage Festival

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


Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction

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


pictured above Crawl the bricks of Front St and enjoy a variety of food and drink specials from restaurants and retailers, plus live music on the riverbank. NatchitochesChamber com/ CrawlTheBricks

St. Pat's Pub Crawl

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

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

Thank you for understanding that all events are subject to change. Download the GoNatchitoches App for the latest event information.
This fundraising race honoring Stee Magnolia moms in the community is held annually by the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Foundation. SteelMagnoliaRun com 16 | Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce

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 NSULa.edu/Folklife/FolkFest


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


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


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 artistic legacy of Clementine Hunter, folk artists from across the south, food vendors, music, and tours of Melrose make this an immersive cultural experience! 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


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


Christmas Festival

For 96 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 DarkWoodsChristmas com

Holiday Tour of Homes

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

Thrive Gala

This upscale event is a festive opportunity to network and celebrate the season with Chamber members and dignitaries, all while supporting the Chamber of Commerce Foundation


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celebrating CREATIVES

Music echoes throughout the courtyard of the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) Building at Northwestern State University (NSU) and the quad outside of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA), where students are pursuing their dreams Brightly colored canvases line the windows of historic Front Street, where galleries and shops display local artists' original works Live music can be found at several local restaurants most weekends. Costumed folk dancers preserve tradition and delight crowds at seasonal festivals. Creative communities throughout Natchitoches share a passion for the rich history and natural beauty that inspires the creative mind. Art and the celebration of artists are interwoven into every aspect of life in Natchitoches

The orchestra program at NSU Middle Lab School begins cultivating an appreciation of musical ability in students at a young age Known for its prestigious talent, these young performers have famously played at both Carnegie Hall and Walt Disney World. At Natchitoches Central, students can become members of another award-winning orchestra, and Louisiana School students regularly qualify for all-state honor choirs and orchestra participation. College students perform in the “best sounding band in the land”, the Spirit of Northwestern, and the famous NSU Symphony Orchestra, preparing not only for careers in the arts, but also for leadership roles in any field.

Students in the Spirit of Northwestern band frequently participate in campus leadership and traditionally have the highest grade point averages among campus organizations.

NSU's CAPA and LSMSA act as a workforce pipeline generating internationally skilled creative talent, and are key contributors to the social capital of the Natchitoches community Faculty and students produce several live performances, multimedia productions, and gallery events throughout the year, including NSU's acclaimed annual Christmas Gala (pictured above). A creative and performing arts education prepares students for careers in the arts as well as production, management, education, and any other fields requiring creativity and rigorous work habits

Cultivating art and celebrating artists, Natchitoches' vibrant arts scene draws worldwide visitors At the Northwestern Louisiana History Museum, famed works of renowned artist Clementine Hunter are on display, and local artists are celebrated on a rotating basis in the Louisiana School's Art Gallery. Crafted works with the unique voice of the Cane River region are found at Melrose Arts and Crafts Festival, a tradition born from a century of honoring artists

Anyone who enjoys music, dance, or art will enjoy experiencing the arts in Natchitoches!


Director, NSU Middle Lab Orchestra
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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 every tourist who visits our state. Tourists often visit Louisiana because of the food In 2021, culinary and dining experiences were ranked second in the top three leisure activities for Louisiana domestic travelers. Louisiana's 41 million domestic and international visitors brought $16 8 billion in spending during 2021, and would buy 108 pounds of crawfish for each Louisiana visitor.

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 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 2022. 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. Four 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 real-world 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.


Interim Coordinator, NSU Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts

Chef Instructor, NSU Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts

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Named one of the “Best Historic Small Towns” by USA Today 10 Best in 2022, 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 andlocalshavehelpedourcommunitythrive.

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 aresuretofindauniquetreasurewhenyouvisit.

If you love all things Christmas, our year-round Christmas store might be your happy place Commemorate your love for the “City of Lights” withanornamentorpersonalizedgift

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 needsandgadgetswhileshoppingwithus

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.

There are no shortages of boutiques and clothiers in Natchitoches Whether you’re searching for the latest trends or classic pieces for your wardrobe, youwon’tbedisappointed

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 experienceandsupportNatchitochesaswell

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

Don’t forget to show off your localpurchasesonsocialmedia by including our hashtags #GoNatchitochesand#GoLocal.

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the great OUTDOORS

Louisiana is known as a Sportsman’s Paradise due to its ecologically rich swamps, bayous, marshes, and forests. Natchitoches Parish contributes with hundreds of acres of timberlands that make beautiful outdoor recreation opportunities for both residents and visitors.

Kisatchie National Forest boasts over 600,000 acres across North and Central Louisiana In Natchitoches Parish, hidden in the bayous beneath the bald cypress groves and old growth pine is a world of natural beauty, exciting recreation for all ages, a treasure trove of resources, and incredibly diverse wildlife in its purest form. In the heart of Kisatchie, visitors to Kisatchie Bayou enjoy scenic views of the rocky bayou and surrounding forest. The best kept secret of locals is Kisatchie Falls, where you can enjoy a secluded dip in the freshwater swimming hole. Adventure seekers can find some of the most unusually steep and rugged terrain in Louisiana in the Kisatchie Hills Wilderness Area. Outside of the National Forest and closer to town, Grady Erwin Nature Area offers three miles of wooded trails in a protected study area of Northwestern State University that is open to the public and will soon be connected to Parc Natchitoches with the addition of 5 miles of hiking and biking trails currently being developed

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Outdoor recreation not only enriches the quality of life our locals enjoy, but it also has the potential to lower health costs for employers The National Park Service notes numerous health benefits to direct contact with nature, including improved immune function, lower cortisol and blood pressure, and lower levels of stress, depression, anxiety, and aggression. Furthermore, studies show that physical activity in natural environments show promising effects on mental wellbeing that are not seen in indoor exercise. Natchitoches Parish offers ample opportunities to take full advantage of the health benefits of the great outdoors.

Access to outdoor recreation supports healthy populations and also boosts our local economy by providing jobs and increasing the region’s desirability for companies and employees. According to a Louisiana Central study conducted in 2019 on the outdoor recreation economy of central Louisiana, more than 350,000 visitors to Kisatchie spend about $8M annually. The federal government found that in 2017, the U.S. outdoor recreation real GDP of $427 2B accounted for 2.2% of the total GDP and grew almost 40% faster than the economy as a whole. Closer to home, the first state-level numbers showed Louisiana’s GDP from outdoor recreation of $5.898B representing 2.5% of state GDP in 2017. The ecologically rich and responsibly maintained forests of Natchitoches Parish enhance the booming tourism industry that is a driving force of our local economy

Kisatchie Trails offer the perfect environment for an active lifestyle Outdoor recreation throughout Kisatchie offers economic family fun

renewable RESOURCE

In Louisiana, trees are a valuable natural resource that cover 14 million acres – nearly half of the state. With a world population growing at 70 million people a year, reducing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere is becoming increasingly important Trees farms are the largest natural carbon sink known to man, providing clean air, and clean water as well as numerous recreational opportunities

As trees are harvested to become paper, furniture, or frames for building, those solid wood and wood composite products continue to store carbon However, replacing the harvested trees is critical to maintaining our state’s natural carbon sink as well as maintaining the timber economy.

Forest landowners in Louisiana practice sustainable forestry as a way to assure their children, grandchildren and generations that follow have a place to hunt, fish, work, camp, hike or drive through the rural splendor that is Louisiana. Organizations like the Louisiana Forestry Association and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative as well as certifications through the

Forest Stewardship Council and the American Tree Farm System help promote land management practices that allow for the harvest of trees while enhancing the environment for wildlife and clean water, and planting new trees for the future

Commercial loggers, timber management companies, and manufacturers in Natchitoches Parish take great pride in maintaining sustainable practices and being good stewards of the land. With approximately 550 trees planted per acre and 125 harvested per acre as the industry standard, this means at least four trees are planted for every one that is harvested. Our pine forests benefit from a long growing season and a mild climate, making them highly sustainable and highly productive. Loblolly pine is a popular variety, prized for its beautiful characteristics in appearance lumber and long fiber for absorbent pulp. It is also a highly adaptive species fit for a broad range of finished products, making it a sustainable solution for shelter, hygiene, packaging, fabric, plastics and other products you may not expect, while also providing recreation, wildlife habitat, and other important ecosystem benefits.

learn more about the Louisiana Forestry Assn. see recent data from the LSU Ag Center

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In addition to offering beautiful outdoor recreation opportunities and contributing to the health of the environment in our region, Louisiana forests contribute significantly to the economy in several ways, including jobs, wages, and purchases in the local economies as well as local, state, and federal taxes Additionally, the purchase of goods and services by the forest products industry and its employees spurs economic activity in other sectors of the economy, resulting in a substantial cumulative economic contribution.

Louisiana’s forests provide a renewable resource that provides the raw material for the state’s second largest manufacturing employer, the forest products industry, with over 900 firms in 45 parishes directly employing over 25,000 people An additional 8,000 people are employed in the harvesting and transportation of the resource.

In Natchitoches Parish, according to the LSU Ag Center in the latest figures collected, our forestry and

forest products industry had a total economic contribution amounting to approximately 1,613 jobs and over $94M in income. Forestry and the forest products industry generated an output of over $586M in this parish alone. Total industry output is defined as the value of all goods and services produced in the parish. Value added amounted to approximately $195M Value added represents the creation of new wealth and is inserted into the economy through payments made to workers, interest, profits, and indirect business taxes.

Natchitoches Parish has abundant timber and low operating costs, making it an attractive location for major mills including RoyOMartin, Weyerhaeuser, and International Paper, who employ 690, 250, and 450 people respectively Not only are they industry leaders, they are strong community partners in the parish who continue to invest in the retention and expansion of their mills and the hundreds of highwage, high-demand jobs with tremendous benefits that they each offer the people of our community.

Approximately $3M of equipment was used in this job alone Timber is graded on-site to determine its best and highest use This $350k piece of heavy equipment makes quick work of harvesting Logging Company Walsh Timber during harvesting
ININCOME $94M producing 1,613 DIRECT, INDIRECT, & INDUCED JOBS I N D U S T R Y O U T P U T million $ 5 8 6 In Natchitoches Parish, the Forestry & Forest Products Industry Contributes... 2015DATAFROMLSUAGCENTER
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With more than 10,000 residents and less than 50,000, Natchitoches is considered a micropolitan area, and though downtown is charming and the community is tight-knit, the growing list of amenities, growing number of jobs, and heavyhitting businesses, industries, and institutions make Natchitoches anything but a "small town".

Natchitoches is known as one of the top tourist destinations in the state, with the tourism industry making up 10% of our local workforce. Manufacturing accounts for 15%, with major industry players like Alliance Compressors, Pilgrim's, Weyerhaeuser

International Paper, and RoyOMartin choosing Natchitoches Parish to set up shop and continually investing in their Natchitoches locations. Agricultural sales in Natchitoches Parish make a tremendous economic impact, with cattle, poultry, and fruits, berries & tree nuts performing in the top five parishes in the state. Workforce development is a major focus of the Chamber of Commerce and its many top-tier educational partners. The healthcare climate of Natchitoches Parish has set the bar for rural healthcare systems across the state and is emulated in other rural areas across the country.

In this section, you will learn about all the ways Natchitoches Parish is thriving and primed for growth.

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

2,290 - Healthcare & Social Assistance 2,113 - Manufacturing 1,966 - Educational Services 1,595 - Accommodation & Food Services LargestIndustriesby Employment LA WORKFORCE COMMISSION, Q2 2022 879 - Natchitoches Regional Medical Center 815 - Northwestern State University 765 - Natchitoches Parish School Board 684 - RoyOMartin 659 - Pilgrim's Pride 657 - Alliance Compressors 480 - International Paper Company TopEmployers NATCHITOCHES AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EMPLOYMENT SURVEY, 2023
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certified SITES

LEDCertifiedSitesaredevelopment-readyindustrialsites.LEDcertificationisgrantedafteranextensiveapplication process and exhaustive review The Natchitoches Economic Development Alliance works to grow the certified site inventoryinNatchitochesParish.Formoreinformation,scanbeloworemailLaura.Lyles@NatchitochesChamber.com.

Natchitoches Parish Port Site

Acreage: 360 + Expansion Potential

Region: Northwest Louisiana Parish: Natchitoches City: Campti Interstate: I-49 | Distance: 10 mi.

Highway: US-71 | Distance: Adjacent to Site Rail: KCS | Distance: Adjacent to Site Distance to Airport: 7 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 mi.

Highway: LA 1 Bypass | Distance: Adjacent to Site Rail: UP | 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 mi

Highway: LA-1 | Distance: 0.3 miles Rail: UP | 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 mi.

Highway: LA-478 | Distance: Adjacent to Site Rail: UP | Distance: 3 5 miles Distance to Airport: 5.3 mile Distance to Port: 11 9 miles

NSU North Business Park

Acreage: 12.3

Region: Northwest Louisiana Parish: Natchitoches City: Natchitoches Interstate: I-49 | Distance: 3.6 mi.

Highway: Hwy. 6 | Distance: Adjacent to Site Rail: UP | Distance: 0 4 miles Distance to Airport: 1 2 miles Distance to Port: 7 miles

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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.

EnterpriseZone-Eithera$3,500or$1,000taxcredit for each certified net, new job created and either a statesales/usetaxrebateoncapitalexpensesor1.5% investmenttaxcreditforqualifyingexpenses.

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

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

Industrial Tax Exemption - Property tax abatement for up to 10 years on a manufacturer's new investmentandannualcapitalizedadditions.

LED Faststart (TM) - The nation's No. 1 workforce training program, FastStart creates customized employeerecruiting,screeningandtrainingsolutions atnocosttoeligiblecompanies.

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.

Research&DevelopmentTaxCredit-Taxcreditup to30%toexistingbusinesseswithoperatingfacilities in Louisiana to establish or continue research and developmentwithinthestate.

Restoration Tax Abatement - A 100% property tax abatementforupto10yearsfortherehabilitationof anexistingstructure.


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


TheLouisianaDevelopment Ready Communities (LDRC) Program was kickstartedin 2009byLouisianaEconomic Development to encourage and support Louisiana communities to become development ready, competitiveand“openforbusiness”bycreatingand implementing a strategic community and economic development plan Each community’s plan includes strategies to address education, workforce development, infrastructure, leadership, and marketing/ communications.Natchitocheshasbeenaparticipant inthisprogramsince2010


Since2016,NatchitochesParishhasbeenacertified Work Ready Community. ACT Work Ready Communities(WRC)empowercommunitieswithdata, processes, and tools that drive economic growth.

ParticipantsleveragetheACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) to measure and close the skillsgap.

Makingabadhirecanbeexpensive, 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 promotionopportunitiesforcurrentemployees.

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.

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opportunity for GROWTH

WorkforcePrograms& Pipelines

Work Ready Community

FAME USA - GeauxFAME Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program See Pg. 43

Natchitoches Parish Technical & Career Center

Bossier Parish Community College Natchitoches Campus See Pg. 43

Northwestern State University See Pg 44

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)

AirportsNatchitoches Regional Airport - 1.8 miles

Alexandria Int'l Airport - 50.5 miles

Shreveport Regional Airport - 78 1 miles

LowestCostofBusiness intheNation

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



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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travel TRENDS

Tourism is a vital industry in Natchitoches, one that supports the growth of other industries and drives community development. Throughout the past three centuries Natchitoches has developed a brand as a destination for travelers from across theglobe.

In 2021, over 6,800 visitors stopped in at the Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau. Visitors to the historic Fort Saint Jean Baptiste totaled over 6,000 as well. Grand Ecore Visitors Center saw over 1,000 visitors and Los Adaes Historic site had several hundred visitors. Cane River Creole National Historical Park welcomed 14,984 visitors. Natchitoches Parish generated $80.2 million in visitor spending, which was a 50% increase over 2020 and an increase of 43% since2019 1,080 jobsandnearly$29

million in employment earnings were generated by visitor spending. Visitors contributed to $9.35 million in state and local tax revenues. Taxes paid by tourists to Natchitoches Parish save residents $600+ per household in taxes

Natchitoches offers several outdoor recreation and tourism locations for visitors to explore. Kisatchie National Forest invested nearly $100,000 into increased preservation and accessibility infrastructure updates at the widely popular Kisatchie Bayou Campground. Parc Natchitoches multisport complex remained steady with travel baseball and softball tournamentsaslargeas40teams

Local festivals and events play a key role in attracting visitors. The Natchitoches Christmas Festival was back to full capacity for 2021, and noted a record 9,500 admission armbands were sold for the second weekendinDecember.

In2021,visitorstoNatchitochesParish... INSPENDING $80.2M produced 1,080 supported DIRECT JOBS contribued $9.35 million INTAXREVENUES
Carrying the Dream Exhibit @ La Sports Hall of Fame Birds of Prey Show and Tell @ Los Adaes State Historic Site Students Exploring
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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 2021, it was estimated that the value of agriculture in Natchitoches Parish was over $92 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 NatchitochesParish

Our local schools are invested in agricultural workforce development through a partnership with the Natchitoches Parish LSU Ag Center Office

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,andag-basedcareers.

NatchitochesParishRankings: #1 in LA FRUITS, BERRIES, TREE NUTS POULTRY & EGGS top7% in the U.S. FRUITS, BERRIES, TREE NUTS top6% in the U.S.
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Below: Photographer Thomas Meredith, Courtesy of Cane River National Heritage Area
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The business climate in Natchitoches Parish is diverse and thriving. With a booming tourism industry and exemplary education and healthcare systems, Natchitoches Parish is healthy and primed for growth. These factors create a desirable location for key industry players and local economic drivers There are a number of other factors that contribute to the health of the economy in this region.

North Louisiana is an extremely diversified economy and agribusiness allows us to participate in a mix of economic development projects. Having local suppliers can help attract larger industries that want to be near them. This helps drive economic growth and keeps investment in the region

Our location in the timber basket of America serves as a great advantage for economic development The timber basket creates a natural interest in wood-related industries to relocate and expand here From international power houses like International Paper, Weyerhaeuser, and RoyOMartin to feeder operations like Walsh Timber, a large portion of existing jobs in Natchitoches Parish have ties to timber resources.

Alliance Compressors’ long-term presence and its recently announced $48M expansion demonstrate that manufacturers outside the timber industry can thrive in Natchitoches. We have incredible training opportunities that build a steady pipeline of talent

Located conveniently along I-49 and just one hour south of I-20 with port access to the Red River and two major railroad lines (KCS and UP), we offer various logistical options, which allow companies like Alliance Compressors to transport product more efficiently.

The Natchitoches Parish Port (shown above) is an incredible asset to the region It enables companies another mode of transportation to move their goods and easily connects them to national and global markets Many of the projects that we work on request some aspect of port access, so this gives Natchitoches a competitive advantage.

Access to a skilled labor pipeline is incredibly important to a company’s productivity and success As companies compete for talent, quality of life becomes an important factor in whether an individual will move to a community or not The quality of life in Natchitoches Parish makes the area extreme expand.

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As a practicing physician in Natchitoches for 27years, I have never felt more encouraged about the healthcare in Natchitoches. The African proverb states “It takes a village to raise a child.” I think this also applies to healthcare. It takes a village to achieve the aim of population health management and provide quality healthcare to a community There are many other organizations that provide quality care to the citizens of Natchitoches and the surrounding communities There is synergy between these organizations that hasnotbeenpresentbefore

Natchitoches has services for those who need home health, hospice, or long-term care services. Natchitoches Regional Medical Center offers dialysis, physical and occupational therapy, and boasts an award-winning wound care center. This nationally recognized, award-winning hospital offers Ambulatory treatment services, Cardiology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Podiatry, Pulmonology, Surgery, Urology, and Wound Care You can receive local cancertreatmentattheNRMCCancerCenter

For convenience and quality, there are urgent care clinics for those who do not need or wish to avoid an emergency room visit. Natchitoches is also home to Outpatient Medical Center, a Federally QualifiedHealthCenterfortheindigent

Another aspect of the thriving healthcare in Natchitoches is the collaboration between healthcare organizations and the community; city and parish officials, schools, the university, and civic organizations, to name a few There is a singular focus that is rewarding to see and be a partof

I have always said that there must be a commitment to partnership between the patient and health care providers to achieve optimal health Healthcare in Natchitoches can only thrive and flourish when the citizens who depend on us for care partner with us in their healthcare I can saythatpartnershipisbeingachieved

Is healthcare in Natchitoches thriving? The answer is a resounding YES. Why? It is due to the many care services offered within the community, the collaboration between organizations and the commitment of our healthcare facilities to offer quality services. I’m convinced we will continue to grow and thrive by continuing to work toward continuous improvement and expanded services to the citizens of Natchitoches Parish and surroundingcommunities

Dr.Phyllis Mason,MD, MPH/HCA


We are all familiar with the ancient African proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child” Well to be frank, it is true And, more importantly,ittakesavillagetoeducateachild

The concept of the “village” is the notion that caring for children is a shared responsibility amongst many and that is why the Natchitoches ParishSchoolSystemisthriving.

Our community partners, teachers, principals, cafeteria staff, transportation, parents, support staff, and district level employees have structured a culture of excellence for all students and we are seeinggains.

In August of 2022, the Natchitoches Parish School district along with three other districts, was recognized as the highest district in the state of Louisiana that showed tremendous growth in student proficiency on LEAP 2025. NPSB grew a totalof4%forthe2021-2022schoolyear.

Essential to the success of student achievement is quality early childcare and education With the support of the Natchitoches Parish Early Childhood network and the Ready Start Natchitoches Coalition we have increased accessibility to high quality childcare by making it affordableforfamilies We currently offer 85 birth to age three scholarships and support numerous families with securing funding through the Child CareAssistanceProgram.

During the 2021-2022 school year, Natchitoches implemented the Whatever I Need (WIN) program in all public schools WIN focuses on literacy and ensures that all students receive intervention and extensions based on individual student needs. School leadership teams and teachers utilize data and literacy screeners to set student goals and monitorprogress.

Our high school students have the opportunity to participate in the Fast Forward Program. Students in this program have the option to participate in one of two pathways: Associate Degree Pathway orTechnicalDiplomaPathway.

School pride is another contributing factor to studentachievement. As you are traveling around our beautiful parish perhaps you have noticed the upgrades to our school facilities. These improvements not only provide a safe and secure place to learnbutalsoasenseofpride

Natchitoches Parish Schools are growing, and we are just getting started, with the continued supportofour“village”weare committedtomovingfroma "B"toan“A”district

Director of Federal Programs, Natchitoches Parish School Board


early childhood LEARNING


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 19 early childhood sites: 6 public schools, 9 private Type III centers, and 4 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 72% of our early learning teachers have a Certified Child Development Associates(CDA),aBachelorofArts,orhigher

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 85 children birth through 3, plus partially paid tuition assistance is available to over 200 children birththroughage12

For more information, to enroll your child, or to apply for tuition assistance, visit teachingtomorrownow.com.


LouisianaSchoolforMath, Science&theArts

LSMSA, also referred to as the Louisiana School, has been educating Louisiana’s most highly motivated, high-achieving students since 1983 Througharigorousadmissionsprocess,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 despiteanyfinancialconstraints.

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 developessentiallifeskills.

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 moreinformationvisitlsmsa.edu.


St. Mary's Catholic School serves children from pre-k 3 through high school Read more about St Mary's in the K-12 section on the next page

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Natchitoches Parish Schools are thriving In our district both our motto and our goal is a "Persist-

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ent Pursuit of Progress.” You can see this in 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,NatchitochesParishSchoolsareonthe move. We were recently named a “B” by LDOE and have shown growth in numerous academic areas. Thisincludesbeingoneofonlytwenty“A”progress districts and being named the number one district for proficiency growth. 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 wayneverseeninNatchitochesParish

In Natchitoches, our highest priority is student learning and our greatest responsibility is student safety. We have successfully navigated the COVID19 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 excitedaboutthefuturebecausewebelievewithin the next 5 years, we will be one of the top school districtsinLouisiana

Enroll today at 310 Royal Street or call 318-3522358 and become part of our family! You can also learnmoreatnpsb.la.

lar 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


BossierParishCommunity College-Natchitoches Campus

BPCC 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 BPCC afford local businesses the opportunity tohirelocal,well-trained,entry-levelemployees


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, including wrestling, added in 2022, and volleyball coming soon. The school also offers several extracurricu-

Career and technical programs include Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Business Office Technology, Cosmetology, Industrial Manufacturing Technology, Patient Care Technician, PracticalNursing,andWelding

Forfiveyears,BPCCincollaborationwithNSUhas 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 forAdvancedManufacturingEducatorsandisone of two FAME chapters in Louisiana Members of the local GeauxFAME chapter include: AFCO Industries, Alliance Compressors, Boise Cascade, International Paper Company – Mansfield,

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NorthwesternState 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 enhancesthefabricoflifeinnorthwestLouisiana.

A recent economic impact study revealed that NSU contributes $4282 million to its 10-parish service region, which includes the main campus in Natchitoches and learning sites in Shreveport, Alexandria,Leesville/FortPolkandMarksville

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 andtheirdependents.

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 fromsupportpersonnel.

To learn what opportunities await you at NSU, visitnsula.edu.

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RoyOMartin, Stella-Jones, and Weyerhaeuser. For moreinformationvisitbpcc.edu.
Chamber of Commerce


Natchitoches, a place widely known for its charm and historical significance, is a place that calls you home with its welcoming community and micropolitan amenities This perfect blend bolsters business, bringing repeat customers and visitors to our doors, and provides a quality of life that transforms those visitors into locals The synergy between Natchitoches leaders, businesses, and organizations is stronger than ever before, and Natchitoches is poised for growth It is my privilege to serve as the 2023 Chairperson for the Chamber in this exciting time when the organization is playing a critical role as a champion for business and a catalyst for community development.

I choose to invest in this organization as a member and as a leader because of the missionnly my own large I ena member of oin us in our growth in our nity!

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.

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 champion business, connect community, and cultivate growth in the Natchitoches area. Join the Chamber, get engaged, stay informed, and become part of the progress

Education is a critical factor to the future of our workforce. The Chamber understands that this responsibility lies not only on our educators, but on the 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.

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.

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

The Chamber manages the Natchitoches Economic Development Alliance (NEDA) to help provide leadership and support for economic development and workforce solutions in and around Natchitoches Parish. NEDA and its partners work to champion investment, maximize potential, and cultivate growth in the Natchitoches region

The Chamber champions business by promoting encouraging locals and touris eat, shop, and play in our unique member businesses attractions. The #GoNatchito campaign is a collabor project with Chamber par who share the "GoNatchito mindset.

The Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501c6 non-profit organization. These important community initiatives would not continue without our valuable members, sponsors, and community partners.

Below:Leadershipparticipantslearn about history, culture and tourism withateambuildingmeatpie makingsocialas partofthe opening retreat.

meet the CHAMBER

2023 Board of Directors

Executive Committee


Rebecca Blankenbaker CRNHA

Past Chair

Van Erikson NSU

Board Members

Tom Matuschka, NRMC

Vice-Chair David Clary Louisiana Purchase

Treasurer Emily Harrington Hines & Squyres

Joanna Washington, City Bank

Claire Prymus, BDJ Educational Center

Greg Handel, NSU

Brian Brock, Alliance Compressors

Rhonda Jones, Hancock Whitney

Al Holden, Pilgrim's

Kathryn Beaudoin, Raising Cane's Aimee Levy, NRMC

Chamber Staff

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

Director of Development

Dustin Dauzat 318-238-1941 dustin dauzat@natchitocheschamber com

Membership Engagement Coordinator Nicolle Niette 318-238-1945 nicolle niette@natchitocheschamber com

Office Administrator

Marilyn Mullikin 318-352-5385 admin@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.

Professional Development

Learn and grow with educational seminars, conferences, and leadership programs.


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

Impact and so much more!

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





To inquire about becoming a top tier member and Chamber Champion, email Dustin.Dauzat@NatchitochesChamber.com.

Executive Members

Presidential Member
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A & G Computer Services, LLC

Computer Sales/Services

A to Z 1, 2, 3 Preschool & Learning Center

Childcare & Learning Center

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

Alliance Compressors Manufacturers

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 Bealls Outlet Retail

BDC Tree Service Tree Service

Behavioral Specialists of Louisiana Medical Clinic

Be Inspired Counseling & Consulting Counseling

Ben D. Johnson Educational Center

Non-Profit & Service Org. Best Western Lodging

Better Business Bureau Non-Profit & Service Org.

Black Women's Health Imperative Non-Profit & Service Org.

Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home Funeral Homes & Memorial Parks

Bolton Realty Real Estate SalesCommercial & 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

Brick & Row Merci

Beaucoup Gift Shop

CC & H Precision Machining, LLC

Industrial Supply

Campbell Monument Company, Inc.


Cane Heritage Realty

Real Estate SalesCommercial & Residential

Cane River Candy Company

Candy Store & Gifts Baskets

Cane River Commissary Restaurants

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 LLC 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



City Barbershop


City of Natchitoches Government

City of Natchitoches Festivals

Non-Profit & Service Org.

Clark Roofing Company Contractors - General Cleco Power LLC Utilities - Rural Electric Cobblestones Childhood Development Center

Childcare & Learning Center

Comfort Suites Lodging

Computer Allies Computer Sales/Service Coordinating & Development Corp., The Non-Profit & Service Org. Corkern,Crews,Guillet & Johnson

Attorneys - Law Office Crawfish Hole


Cross Financial Group Investments Cunningham Insurance Agency Insurance


Da Movez 360

Entertainment - Family FFun

Dark Woods Adventure Park

Entertainment - Family Fun

David Stamey Individual

Days Inn


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

Donald Barker

Individual Donut Hole of Natchitoches


Dunahoe Law Firm Attorneys - Law Office

Easton & Company


Ecco Ride Transportation

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites


Edna Mae Love Retail

Edward Jones - Rodney Clements Investments

El Nopal Mexican Grill


Engage Federal Credit Union

Credit Unions

EpicTouch Internet/Cable/Phone Exchange Bank Banks & Banking Associations


Factory Connection Retail

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Lodging

Family Doctors of Natchitoches

Medical Clinic

Farm Bureau Insurance Insurance

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

Flying Heart Brewing & Pub Restaurants

Fox Realty

Goldman Equipment Agriculture

Good Hope Veterinary Hospital


Grand Ecore RV Park RV Campground

Grayson's Barbecue Restaurants

Greater Minden Chamber of Commerce Chambers of Commerce

Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Chambers of Commerce

Guidroz Physical Therapy Physical Rehabilitation


Hana Front Street Sushi Bar & Grill


Hancock Whitney Banks & Banking Associations

Hand in Hand Hospice Care Hospice

Hargrove Roofing Roofing

Harrington Law Firm, The Attorneys - Law Office

Hines, Squyres & Associates

Accounting & Tax Service

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

Lodging Hospice of Natchitoches Hospice Huddle House Restaurants





Group Real Estate SalesCommercial residential French Market Express Convenience Store Fun Time Palace Day Care Childcare & Learning Center IHOP BAM Restaurant Group Restaurants International Paper - Red River Mill Manufacturers Ivan Smith Furniture & Appliances Furniture & Appliances I J & J Exterminating Pest & Termite Control Services J Bennett Recruiting Executive Recruiting J business directory ALPHABETICAL
Street Inn Lodging City Bank & Trust Company Banks & Banking Assoc. Eagle Distributing of Shreveport Beer DistributorsWholesale
Inn Lodging
Dayz Luxury Inn Dog Boarding & Grooming CASA of Central Louisiana Non-Profit & Serive Org. CenLA VR Game Truck Rental Entertainment - Family Fun Brown's Security & Life Safety Systems Security CC Event Entertainment Entertainment - Family Fun Cedars House of Natchitoches Lodging Centerwell Home Health Home Health Care Central LA Technical Community College Higher Education Chateau Saint Denis Lodging Chestee Harrington Art Gallery Chick-fil-A Restaurants Chili's Bar & Grill Restaurants ChiroCare LLC Chiropractors
Equipment Agriculture Good Hope Veterinary Hospital Veterinarians Grand Ecore RV Park RV Campground Grayson's Barbecue Restaurants
Minden Chamber of Commerce Chambers of Commerce
Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Chambers of Commerce
Brittain Individual Jason O. Methvin Attorney at Law Attorneys - Law Office
Country Garden Florist
Choctaw Pines
Ford Lincoln Automobile Dealers
Porter House Bed & Breakfast Lodging 48 | Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce

Juz Us Childcare of Natchitoches

Childcare & Learning Center

KKajun Jeanie Wax Studio, LLC

Beauty Salon

Kay Radio & Electronics

2-Way Radio Communications Equipment Sales & Service

Kelli Sampson Agency Insurance


Computer Solutions Provider

Kiwanis Club of Natchitoches, LA. Non-profit & Service Org.

Krewe of Dionysos Non-Profit & Service Org.


Radio Stations

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 Small Business Development Center Business Training & Consulting

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest

Louisiana History Museum


Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation


La Capitol Federal Credit Union

Credit Unions

LA Workforce Commission

Employment Agencies & Services

Lady's Leash Gift Shop

Lagniappe Homecare Home Health Care

Lakeview Mobile Home & RV Park

Rv Campground

Lamar Advertising Advertising - Outdoor 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

Les Amies of Natchitoches

Non-profit & Service Org.

Light City Martial Arts Health & Fitness

Lil Rascals

Childcare & Learning Center

Lilliann MOON Boutique

Boutiques & Specialty


Little Eva Pecan Company

Pecans, Pecan Products

Local Flavor Retail

Lott Oil Company, Inc.

Louie Bernard


Louisiana Armed Forces Alliance

Non-profit & Service Org.

Louisiana Central Economic, Industrial & Community Development

Non-Profit & Service Org. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser Government

MM & M Pharmacy Pharmacy

Maggio's Package Liquors

Liquor Stores

Maglieaux's Riverfront Restaurant


Magnolia Place Townhomes Apartments

Magnolia Spa & Wellness Spa

Magnolia Steel & Supply Metal Steel & Fabrication

Mama's Oyster House Restaurants


Employment Agencies & Services

Mariner's Restaurant Restaurants

McAlister's Deli Restaurants

MD Clinics Medical Clinic Mele Printing Baton Rouge

Printing & Publishing

Merci Beaucoup Restaurant Restaurants

Michael Melerine - BESE District 4 Government

Mike McConathy


Moore's Goodyear Tire & Service Center

Tire Sales & Service Motel 6


Murchison and Murchison, L.L.C. Attorneys - Law Offices Murphy's Metals, Inc. Metal Supply & Fabrication


Natchitoches ARC

Non-profit & Service Org.

Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce

Chambers of Commerce

Natchitoches Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Tourism/Visitor's Bureau Natchitoches Area


Non-profit & Service Org. 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 Lions Club Non-profit & Service Org.

Natchitoches Nursing & Rehab Center Nursing Homes Natchitoches Parish Assessor's Office Government Agency

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


Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Foundation

Non-profit & Service Org.

NSU Child Development Center

Childcare & Learning Center

Natchitoches Tans - The

Bronzing Boutique

Tanning Salon

Natchitoches Tax Commission Government Natchitoches Times Newspapers

Natchitoches Wood Preserving Building Materials

National Center for Preservation Technology & Training Government

Natty Southern Nutrition LLC


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 - School of Business Higher Education

Northwestern State University Alumni Association

Higher Education Northwestern State University Foundation Higher Education NRMC General Surgery Associates


Pizza Hut Restaurants

Plantation Treasures Gift Shop

Poole Media Co.

Business & Management Consultants

Posey's Sports Center

Sporting Goods/ Screen Printing

Premier Fitness & Athletics

Health & Fitness Project Partners Consulting, Inc. Business & Management Consultants

RRabalais Small Engines, Inc. Outdoor Power Equipment- Sales & Service

Raising Cane's Restaurants

RE/MAX Real Estate Professionals

Real Estate SalesCommercial & Residential Red River Waterway

Commission Government Redline Rentals (HHR) Rental Equipment

Rhodes Properties & Development Contractors - General, Residential & Commercial Rhodes Realty, LLC

Real Estate SalesCommercial & Residential Rick & Carolyn Harrington

Individual River South Commons Shopping Center


Roma's Italian Kitchen Restaurants

Ronald's Air bnb Bed & Breakfast


Ronnie's Auto Glass & Collision Center

Automobile - Glass and Collision Center

RoyOMartin Plywood Manufacturers

Rutledge Plumbing


Orkin Pest Control Pest & Termite Control Services

Parkway Cinema Theaters

Peggy's Homemade Pizza


Pickett Electrical Services

Electrical and Mechanical

Pied a' Terre

Gift Shop

Pilgrim's Poultry Processing

Pinnacle Propane, LLC

Gas & Propane Sales

Pioneer Pub Restaurants

Rutledge Road Boring & Water Tapping, Inc. Utilities


Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce

Sabine State Bank Bank & Banking


Saint Mary's Catholic School Schools

Samuel Guy House Lodging Service League of Natchitoches, Inc. Non-profit & Service Org. Sharpco Hotels Group Hotel Management Group

Olivier Woodworks LTD Furniture O'Nealgas Gas & Propane Sales Optimum Telecommunications Outpatient Medical Center Medical Clinic O P Parish of Natchitoches Government
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Trail Boss Steakhouse

& Sheffield, LLC

StoryBrew Coffee Cafe


Studio 318 Beauty Salon Summer Designs Visual Communications

Business & Management Consultants

Summit ObGyn of Natchitoches, LLC Obstretics Gynecology

Coffee Cafe Restaurants Studio 318 Beauty Salon Summer Designs Visual

Taco Bell Restaurants

Ted A Methvin, DDS Dentists

The Cabins of Horseshoe Hills Ranch


The Cakery Bakeries

The Coach De Foundation Non-profit & Service Org.

The Hall Tree Retail

The Hall Tree- Front Street Retail


Tres Bien Antiques Antiques

Trickwild Shirt Co.

Custom Designed Apparel

Trinity Integrated Health & Wellness Chiropractors


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

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

William H. "Bill" Adams Individual Women's Resource Center

State Farm InsuranceJim Pledger Insurance

State Farm InsuranceJohn Torrent Insurance

State Farm InsuranceMike Murphy Insurance

State Senator Louie


The Venue on Front Street Conference Hall

U.S. Congressman Mike Johnson Government Unified Recycling Resources, LLC Recycling - Broker & Consulting

Non-Profit & Service Org. Y2 Carbon Consultants Engineering & Surveying


31 Government State

Firment Government State Rep. Jay Luneau Government State Rep. Kenny Cox Government State Rep. Rodney Schamerhorn Government Steak 'n Shake Restaurants Stella's Christmas Boutique Gift Shop

Sutton Real Estate Agency, Ltd. Real Estate SalesCommercial & Residential Sweet Cane Inn Lodging

Sweet Fruit Delights Gift Shop

Kitchen, Bakery, and

The Trish Leleux Group Real Estate Sales Commercial & Residential Thomas N. Whitehead Individual Thomas, Cunningham, Broadway & Todtenbier, CPAs

Accounting & Tax Service

Tiny Tots Day Care & Preschool

Childcare & Learning Center

T-Mobile Telecommunications Tobacco Warehouse

Liquor Stores Tommy's Tees, Inc Promotional Products Town of Campti

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2WayRadio Communications EquipmentSales&Service

KayRadio&Electronics 1776 Hwy 3175, Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-7725



733 Keyser Ave., Ste. 200, Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 581-4440; (877) 277-7059 sheffield-cpa.com


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

Hines,Squyres&Associates, LLC

133 East Fifth Street

Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-6458

Thomas,Cunningham, Broadway &Todtenbier,CPAs



LamarAdvertising 1800 Pierre Ave Shreveport, LA, 71103 (318) 221-6115 lamar.com/Shreveport


AirConditioning& Heating



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

3800 University Parkway Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 414-8992 livethequad.com



460 Monroe Drive Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (337) 560-4393 chestee.com

NatchitochesArtGuild& Gallery

United Way of Northwest Louisiana

Non-profit & Service Org.

Vaughn Chevrolet Buick Cadillac Automobile Dealers Village of Ashland

Walmart Grocers

Walsh Timber Company Timber/Timberland Companies

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HarringtonLawFirm,The 459 Jefferson St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5900 theharringtonlawfirm.com


FordLincoln 7501 Hwy 1 Bypass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-3677 jimmygrangerford.com

584 Front St., Ste. 102 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-1626 natchitochesartguildgallery.com


Corkern,Crews,Guillet& Johnson,L.L.C. 616 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2302 ccglawfirm.com

LawOfficesofHowardE. Conday,Jr.,LLC

113 South Dr., Ste. #4 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-1756 howardcondaylaw.com

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

LegacyAutomotive 1798 Hwy 3175 ByPass Natchitoches, La, 71457 (318) 238-3383 legacycdjr.com Apartments

VaughnChevroletBuick 1742 Hwy 504 (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 346-6367 vaughnvalue.com

321 Bienville Street Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-3652 tcbtcpa.com

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

DunahoeLawFirm,LCC 402 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-1999; (800) 259-4460 dunahoelaw.com

Ronnie'sAutoGlass& CollisionCenter

TheCakery 108 Touline St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3939 50 | Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce

Center Tres
JasonO.MethvinAttorneyat Law 211 South Drive Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 663-1950 jomethvinlawla.com Outdoor
209 Ralph St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5959
Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-7777 axsomair.com
Accounting & Tax Service
Sherwin Williams Paint Retailer Shop Rite
Convenience Store Simply Chic Boutique Retail Sodexo Catering Southern Scripts, LLC Pharmacy Benefits Manager
Southwash Exterior Cleaning Professional Services State Farm - Greg Baker, Jr. Insurance
GoldmanEquipment,LLC 5649 Hwy 1 Bypass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5524
The Quad Apartments Apartments
- District
Rep. Gabe
Inc. Electrical
Mechanical Super 1 Foods #604 Grocers Super 1 Foods #613 Grocers
Super 8 Natchitoches
Communications Business
& Management
Summit ObGyn of Natchitoches, LLC Obstretics Gynecology
Fit Fuel Catering
SWEPCO Utilities -

BOM 814 Washington St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-3060 bofm.com

BOM-KeyserAvenue 952 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2056 bofm.com

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


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

SabineStateBank-Keyser 737 Keyser Avenue Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 356-0365 sabinebank.com



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



131 Touline Street

Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 540-5331

Studio318 333 South Dr., Ste. E Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-4247




185 Sam Sibley Drive Natchitoches, LA 71497 (318) 357-4385 nsuladining.com

SweetD'sKitchen,Bakeryand FitFuel

732 Front Street Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 880-1829 sweetd.org

Chambersof Commerce

GreaterMindenChamber 110 Sibley Rd. Minden, LA, 71055 (318) 337-4240 greatermindenchamber.com

GreaterShreveportChamber ofCommerce 400 Edwards St. Shreveport, LA, 71101 (318) 677-2500 shreveportchamber.org

TrinityIntegratedHealth& Wellness

366 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-0099 trinitychiropracticclinc.com

CoalMining DemeryResourcesCompany, LLC 839 Five Forks Road Saline, LA, 71070 (318) 875-500 nacoal.com


A&GComputerServices,LLC 230 Fulton St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-2600 agcomputers.net

ComputerAllies,Inc. 348 2nd St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8590 computeralliesinc.net

ComputerSolutions Provider


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

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


BeInspiredCounseling& Consulting

304 University Pkwy, Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) -266-7021 beinspiredcc.com


146 Rue St. Denis Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-4416 mycitybank.com

CityBank&TrustCompanyCamptiBranch 3180 Hwy. 71 Campti, LA, 71411 (318) 476-3723 mycitybank.com

CityBank&TrustCompanyKeyserBranch&Bookkeeping 430 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-3729 mycitybank.com

CityBank&TrustCompanyUniversityBranch 600 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-3722 mycitybank.com

ExchangeBank 700 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8141 exchange-bank.com

ExchangeBank-SouthDrive Branch 104 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8141 exchange-bank.com

FirstFederalBankof Louisiana-Keyser

701 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5511 ffbla.bank

FirstFederalBankof Louisiana

5696 Hwy 1 Bypass, Ste. B Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8383 ffbla.bank


315 Royal St.

Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 951-4363; (800) 213-2265 hancockwhitney.com


737 Keyser Ave

Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-0365; 1-866-675-4379 sabinebank.com

EagleDistributingof Shreveport,Inc.

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

CarolineDormonNature Preserve

216 Caroline Dormon Rd, Saline, LA, 71070 (318) 576-3379 briarwoodnp.org

Business&Management Counsultants


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

ProjectPartnersConsulting, Inc.

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

SummerDesignsVisual Communications (310) 200-5782 summerdesigns.com

BusinessTraining& Counsultants

LouisianaSmallBusiness DevelopmentCenter 1118 3rd Street Alexandria, LA 71301 (318) 545-5077 lsbdc.org



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



760 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3024



149 Chahta Trails

Dry Prong, LA, 71423 (318) 648-7773; 1-855-638-5825 choctawpines.com

NatchitochesAreaChamber ofCommerce 373 Second St Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6894 natchitocheschamber.com

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

Childcare&Learning Center

AtoZ1,2,3Preschool& LearningCenter 1036 Fourth St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-0002

CobblestonesChildhood DevelopmentCenter,LLC. 524 4th St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-1497

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

TinyTotsDayCare& Preschool 1212 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-0582

Fay'sDaycare& LearningCenter

220 Younger Blvd. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352- 1910

FunTimePalaceDay Care,LLC 410 Touline St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-8346

JuzUsChildcare ofNatchitoches

342 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-0201



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


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

TheVenueonFrontStreet 530 Front Street Natchitoches, LA 71457 318-228-3385

Contractors-General andElectrical

CaneRiverPoolsandSpas, LLC 215 Celina Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 469-6650 facebook.com/ CaneRiverPoolsandSpas

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

FirstPsalmBuilders 420 Fifth St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 471-4495



256 Hwy 3175 Bypass

Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-7762 engagefcu.com

LaCapitolFederalCredit Union

311 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-3103 lacapfcu.org


TrickwildShirtCo. 129 Cassie Circle Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-9050


DazzleDanceCenter,LLC 5891 Hwy. 1 Bypass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 228-8251 dazzledancecenterllc.com



116 South Dr., Ste. 102 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3335



820 Keyser Avenue

Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3808

Economic,Industrial& CommunityDevelopment

CentralLouisianaEconomic DevelopmentAlliance

900 Fourth St. Alexandria, LA, 71301 (318) 441-3428


NatchitochesEconomic DevelopmentAlliance

P.O. Box 1024

RhodesProperties& Development

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

PickettElectricalServices 600 Moss Ln. Robline , LA 71469 (318) 471-6581

Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-7281 nca-la.com

NorthLouisianaEconomic Partnership

333 Texas St., Ste. 411 Shreveport, La, 71101 (318) 677-3536


EmploymentAgencies& Services


420 Dixie Plaza Natchitoches, La 71457 318-352-4225 ChiroCareLLC.com

SunStream,Inc. 808 Keyser Avenue Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-1400

La.WorkforceCommissionNatchitochesAmericanJob Center 303 Bienville St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-3145 laworks.net

BotanicalGarden& Museum Banks&Banking Associations
Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce | 51




723 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-0482 manpower.com

NSUJobLocation& DevelopmentOffice

Northwestern State University306 Friedman Student Union Natchitoches, LA, 71497 (318) 357-5430 nsula.edu



502A Airport Rd. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 471-2456 airdatasolutions.com

DeltaConsulting,Inc. 740 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-3665 deltaces.com


326 Moss Hill Terrace Rd. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (606) 465-4676


CCEventEntertainment (318) 548-0608

CenLAVRGameTruckRental (318) 521-2969 virtualrealitygametruckrental.com

DaMovez360 1599 Bermuda Rd Natchez , LA 71456 (318) 527-0118

DarkWoodsAdventurePark 4343 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 332-8546 darkwoodshaunt.com



202 Rue Poete

Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (832) 863-2003 jbennettrecruiting.com


WeeksTractor&SupplyCo 1790 Hwy 3175 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-9876


NewYorkLifeInsurance Company

401 Edwards St., Ste. 1700 Shreveport, LA, 71101 (225) 772-6559

NorthwesternMutual 600 Keyser Ave

Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 227-0711 neworleans.nm.com

FuneralHomes&Memorial Parks

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


IvanSmithFurnitureand Appliances

936 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5889 ivansmith.com


117 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-1427 olivierwoodworks.com


300 Jefferson St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-0102 natchitochesflowershop.com

GardenCenters& Nurseries

NaturalSpringsGarden Center&Nursery

4243 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-9385


O'Nealgas 25585 Hwy 171 N Many, LA, 71449 (318) 256-5522 onealgas.com

PinnaclePropane,LLC 147 Blanchard Rd Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5453 pinnaclepropane.com


CityofNatchitoches 700 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2772 natchitochesla.gov

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


P.O. Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064 (225) 342-5840

NatchitochesArmyRecruiting 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

StateSenatorW.JayLuneauDistrict29 711 Washington St. Alexandria, LA, 71301 (318) 484-2288 senate.la.gov/smembers?ID=29

U.S.CongressmanMike Johnson

4th District of Louisiana 568 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC, 20515 (202) 225-2777 mikejohnson.house.gov

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

U.SSenatorJohnKennedy B11 Russell Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C, 20510 kennedy.senate.gov/public/ NatchitochesParish Assessor'sOffice 200 Church Street Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-2377



5696 Hwy 1 ByPass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 214-0050 super1foods.com


CentralLaTechnical CommunityCollege6587 Hwy 1 ByPass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-3162 cltcc.edu


584 Front St. Ste. 106 & 107 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-6624 brickandrowmerci.com

NationalCenterfor PreservationTechnology& Training 645 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-7444 ncptt.nps.gov

ParishofNatchitoches 200 Church St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2714 npgov.org

Lady'sLeash 550 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-2506

RedRiverWaterway Commission 5941 Hwy 1 Bypass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-7446 redriverwaterway.com

NationalCenterfor PreservationTechnology& Training 645 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-7444 ncptt.nps.gov


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


AllHoursFitness,Inc. 142 Claudia St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 521-8070 allhoursfitness.com

Basic24Hours 120 S. Williams Avenue Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-2501


550 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-0117 frontstreetfudge.com

Pieda'Terre 746 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-4373


720 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-1714

SweetFruitDelights 628 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5910 sweetfruitdelights.com



412 Fifth St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6343


ParishofNatchitoches 200 Church St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2714 npgov.org

RedRiverWaterway Commission 5941 Hwy 1 Bypass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-7446 redriverwaterway.com

StateRep.KennyCox 781 Hwy 494 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (855) 844-8583

StateSenatorLouieBernard 431 Jefferson St. Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 357-3116

StateRep.Michael"Gabe" Firment

181 Barron Rd Pollock, LA, 71467 (318) 765-9606

StateRep.RodneyWayne Schamerhorn

P. O. Box 83

Hornbeck, LA 71439 (318) 565-4959

LightCityMartialArts 105 Isadore Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 452-7345 LightCityMartialArts.com

NatchitochesFlipping Athletic,LLC 1200 Keyser Avenue, Ste. E Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3888 natflipping.com

PremierFitness&Athletics, LLC 325 South Drive Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 214-7386


NorthwesternState University

175 Sam Sibley Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-6011; (800) 327-1903 nsula.edu

NorthwesternStateUniverity -SchoolofBusiness Russell Hall 202 Natchitoches, LA 71497

NorthwesternStateUniversi tyAlumniAssociation 306 Sam SIbley Dr. NSU Student Services Center Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-4025



CenterwellHomeHealth 505 Royal Street, Ste. A Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-5902


CaneRiverNationalHeritage Area,Inc. 4115 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-5555


5770 Hwy 1 ByPass

Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-1990 lagniappehomecare.com



135 East Fifth Street Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 521-8068


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


NatchitochesRegional MedicalCenter

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

HotelManagement Company

DimensionDevelopmentTwo, LLC

769 Highway 494 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8238 dimdev.com


Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 288-8816

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LaurenC.Anderson,MDm FACS,FAAOA

Natchitoches, LA, 71457

LeePosey Natchitoches, LA, 71457

LouieBernard Natchitoches, LA 71457

MikeMcConathy Natchitoches, LA 71457

Rick&CarolynHarrington Natchitoches, LA, 71457

ThomasN.Whitehead Natchitoches, LA, 71457

WilliamH."Bill"Adams Natchitoches, LA, 71457

WayneHalm Natchitoches, LA, 71457


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




305 Church St Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-7700 crossfinancialgroupllc.com

EdwardJones-Rodney Clements 7330 Fern Ave., Ste. 603 Shreveport, LA, 71105 (318) 797-1109



732 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3600 caneriverkitchenware.com

FairfieldInn&SuitesBy Marriott 150 Hayes Ave (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-8007 marriott.com

HamptonInnNatchitoches 5300 University Pkwy (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-0010 natchitoches.hamptoninn.com

HolidayInnExpressHotel& SuitesNatchitoches 5137 University Pkwy (@1-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-9911

JudgePorterHouseBed& Breakfast

321 Second St. Natchitoches, LA 71457 (800) 441-8343 judgeporterhouse.com

InternationalPaper-Red RiverMill 4537 Hwy 480 Campti, LA, 71411 (318) 476-3392 internatinalpaper.com

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

LouisianaSportsHallofFame &NorthwestLouisiana

800 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-2492 louisianastatemuseum.org


CaneRiverCreoleNational HistoricalPark

4386LA-494 Natchez, LA, 71456 (318) 352-0383 nps.gov/cari


NatchitochesParishJournal, The

213 Renee St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-4000 natchitochesparishjournal.com



814 Washington St., Ste. 108 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-8000 bofm.com/index.crfm/insurance

CunninghamInsurance Agency 431 Rue Jefferson Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8105 cunninghaminsurancegroup.com

FarmBureauInsurance 1911 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 3352-8111 natchitochesfarmbureau.com


713 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-0000 shelterinsurance.com

StateFarm-GregBaker,Jr. 455 2nd Street Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 581-4030

StateFarmInsurance-Jim Pledger

103 Ralph St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8361 jimpledger.com

StateFarmInsurance-John Torrent

4264 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-1046 johntorrent.com

StateFarmInsurance-Mike Murphy 455 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-7311 mikemurphyagent.com

NatchitochesParishSheriff's Office

200 Church St., Ste. 101 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-7801 npsheriff.org

LawEnforcement LawnService


7139 Masonic Dr. Alexandria, LA, 71301 (318) 442-8770




230 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-3033

TobaccoWarehouse 834 Keyser Ave. 223 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-7208



5131 University Pkwy (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6655

CedarsHouseofNatchitoches 315 Williams Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 471-8837 airbnb.com/h/cedarshouse

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

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

ComfortSuitesNatchitoches 151 Hayes St. (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 228-8816

DaysInnNatchitoches 5135 University Pkwy (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-0783

Motel6 7624 Hwy 1 ByPass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-8281

Ronald'sAirBNB 5964 Hwy 6 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 652-1158

SamuelGuyHouse 309 Pine St. Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 354-1080 samuelguyhouse.com


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


BehavioralSpecialistsof Louisiana 1774 Texas St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 951-1080 behavioralspecialistsofla.com

CaneRiverFamilyMedicine 617 Bienville St., Ste. B Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-6401 caneriverfamilymedicine.com


4278 University Pkwy, Ste. 5 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 239-4860

904 South Dr.

Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-3618 natchitochestimes.com

Non-ProfitOrganization& ServiceOrganizations

BenD.JohnsonEducational Center

214 High Street

Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 460-7460 bdjcenter.org



5355 University Pkwy (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 214-0700


Super8Natchitoches 5821 Hwy 1 North ByPass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-1700; (800) 800-8000 super8.com

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

TheCabinsofHorseshoeHills Ranch 240 Bayou Pierre Cutoff Rd. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318)-352-2920 horseshoehillscabins.com


ADACarbonSolutions(Red River)LLC

201 Red River Mine Rd. Coushatta, LA, 71019 (318) 759-0170 ada-cs.com

OutpatientMedicalCenter 1640 Breazeale Springs St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-9299 outpatientmedical.org



Winnfield Medical Center 301 W. Boundary Ave. Winnfield, LA, 71483 (318) 475-5027

AshlarMedicalLLC 816 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-5162 ashlarmed.com


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

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




100 Industrial Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-4600

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

BlackWomen’sHealth Imperative 948 Woodyard Drive, Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 415-9904 bwhi.org

BetterBusinessBureau 2006 E 70th St Shreveport, LA, 71105 (800) 372-4222 shreveport bbb org BoyScoutsofAmerica, NorwelaCouncil 3508 Beverly Place Shreveport, LA, 71104 (318) 868-2774 norwela org Boys&GirlsClubofAcadianaNatchitochesClub 400 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-2205 bgcacadiana.com

CaneRiverFoodPantry 446 MLK Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-0646

CASAofCentralLouisiana,Inc 1200 Keyser Ave Ste B Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-2446 casanat org

CityofNatchitochesFestivals, 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

DemonsUnlimited Foundation 468 Caspari Dr Natchitoches, LA, 71497 (318) 357-5251 nsudemons.com/demonsunlimited

FirstUnitedMethodistChurch Natchitoches 411SecondSt. Natchitoches,LA,71457 (318)357-8296 fumcnla.org

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KiwanisClubofNatchitoches, LA.,Inc

P.O.Box2441 Natchitoches,LA,71457

KreweofDionysos,Inc. Natchitoches,LA,71457 (318)357-8024 kreweofdionysos.com


242KeyserAve.,PMB#301 Natchitoches,LA,71457 (318)663-0864

LouisianaArmedForces Alliance

PO Box 279

Leesville, LA, 71496 (337) 424-7007 armedforcesalliance com

LouisianaSportsHallofFame Foundation 500FrontSt. Natchitoches,LA,71457 (318)238-4255 lasportshall.com

NatchitochesARC 127AirportRd Natchitoches,LA,71457 (318)352-5176 natchitochesarc.org

NatchitochesAreaJaycees P.O.Box193 Natchitoches,LA,71457 (318)352-6458 natchitochesjaycees.com

NatchitochesCouncilofAging 1016KeyserAve Natchitoches LA 71457 (318)357-3250

NatchitochesHistoricDistrict BusinessAssociation 781FrontSt Natchitoches,LA,71457 (318)352-2746 natchitocheschristmascom; natchitochescarshowcom

NatchitochesHistoricDistrict DevelopmentCommission Natchitoches,LA,71457

NatchitochesLionsClub P O Box773 Natchitoches,LA,71457 (318)357-3709 e-clubhouse.org/sites/natchitochesla/

NatchitochesRegionalMedical CenterFoundation 501KeyserAve Natchitoches,LA,71457 (318)214-4200 nrmchospitalorg/foundation/

ServiceLeagueof Natchitoches,Inc 456JeffersonSt Natchitoches LA 71457 (318)352-6723 service-leaguenet

TheCoachDeFoundation 1221AllenSt Natchitoches,LA,71457 (225)244-3291 thecoachdefoundationcom

UnitedWayofNorthwest Louisiana 820JordanSt.,Ste.370 Shreveport,LA,71101 (318)677-2504 unitedwaynwla.org

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


NatchitochesCommunity CareCenter

720 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8296 commcare.com

NatchitochesNursing& RehabCenter

750 Keyser Ave.

Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8779 natchitochesrehabcenter.com


SummitObGynof Natchitoches,LLC 617A Bienville St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-1108 summitobgynofnatchitoches.net



7057 Hwy 1, Boyce, LA, 71409 (318) 542-4980, (985) 276-8960 orkin.com



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

PharmacyBenefits Manager

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




LottOilCompany,Inc. 1855 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2055



NatchitochesRegional MedicalCenterCancerCenter 211 Medical Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3322

Optometryand OphthalmologyPractice

LouisianaEye&LaserCenter 118 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-0444; (877) 861-7770


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


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

OutdoorPowerEquipment -Sales&Service

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



310 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-9568



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


DeanDermatology&Skin Therapy

134 East 5th Street Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 321-5245 deanderm.com


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


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

Preservation Organizations

Associationforthe PreservationofHistoric Natchitoches(APHN)

310 Jefferson St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 663-0143 melroseplantation.org/aphn/


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


SouthwashExteriorCleaning (318) 471-9115 Facebook.com/SouthWashLA/


Tommy'sTee,Inc. 2305 S. Service Rd. W Ruston, LA, 71270 (318) 255-2907

LittleEvaPecanCompanyLLC 16508 Hwy 1 Cloutierville, LA, 71416 (318) 379-0272 : (800) 572-5925 natchitochespecans.com


AdvancedCosmetic Techniques 110 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-4983


Pest&TermiteControl Services

J&JExterminatingCo.of Natchitoches

200 South Dr., Ste. A Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-7324 jjext.com


WatsonRealtyCorp 107 Broadmoor Shopping Center Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-2246



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


ParishPort Commission

5690 Hwy 486, Building 1 Campti, LA, 71411 (318) 356-9686 natchitochesparishport.com.



400 Jefferson St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-1007; (866) 357-1007 BDCradio.com



5771 Hwy 1 ByPass

Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-7368 HHRRentals

Restaurants& Catering

CaneRiverCommissary 4191 Hwy 494 Natchez, LA, 71456 (318) 238-6360 canerivercommissary.com

Chickfil-A NSU Marketplace 912 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457

Chickfil-A 440 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 228-9151 chick-fil-a.com

BoltonRealty 213 South Drive Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-0404 boltonrealty.com

BradFergusonRealEstate, LLC 501 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-7253 fergusonrealestate.net

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

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

FoxRealtyGroup 368 South Drive Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 214-0221

Chili'sBar&Grill 932 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-0972 chilis.com

CrawfishHole 119 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA,71457 (318) 792-0903

DonutHoleofNatchitoches 400 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 521-5924

ElNopalMexicanGrill 115 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 214-0219

FlyingHeartBrewing&Pub 108 Mill Street

Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-2337 https://flyingheartbrewing.com/

Grayson'sBarbecue 5849 Hwy 71 Clarence, LA, 71414 (318) 357-0166

RE/MAXRealEstate Professionals 926 Washington Street Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 332-8357

HanaFrontStreetSushiBar& Grill 750 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-0989

HuddleHouse 5306 University Pkwy (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-7711 huddlehouse.com

IHOPBAMRestaurantGroup 5119 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 230-4191


404 Rapides Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3733


SuttonRealEstateAgency, Ltd. 110 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6267 realestatesutton.com

TheTrishLeleuxGroup 1127 Texas Ave. Ste. 1 Alexandria, LA 71301 (318) 613-2025 cenlaishome.com


& Consulting

UnifiedRecyclingResources, LLC

105 St. Denis Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352- 5506

Lasyone'sMeatPie Restaurant

622 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-3353 lasyones.com

Maglieaux'sRiverfront Restaurant

805 Washington St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-7767 maglieauxs.com

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608 Front St.

Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-7874 mamasoysterhouse.com

Mariner'sRestaurant 5948 Louisiana 1 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 228-8056 marinersrestaurant.com

McAlister'sDeli 900 Keyser Ave Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 581-4011 mcalistersdeli.com


127 Church St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6634 mercibeaucouprestaurant.com

NattySouthernNutritionLLC 808 1/2 Keyser Avenue Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3622

NexGenNatchitoches 114-116 Broadmoor Shopping Center Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 617-6323 nexgennatchitoches.com

Peggy'sHomemade Pizza 4116 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-9200 peggyshomemadepizza.com

PioneerPub 812 Washington St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-4884 pioneerpubtime.com

PizzaHut 801 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-8559 pizzahut.com

RaisingCane's 409 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-0023 raisingcanes.com

Roma'sItalianKitchen 109 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 214-6101

Steak'nShake NSUStudentUnion 350SamSibleyDr. Natchitoches LA 71457

StoryBrewCoffeeCafe 780FrontSt,Ste 104 Natchitoches,LA,71457 (318)214-2387

TacoBell 127SouthDr Natchitoches,LA,71457 (318)352-1509


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

WhataburgerUnit#1178 902 Keyser Avenue Natchitoches, LA, 71457



River South Commons S/C 305 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 609-7022

Easton&Company 502 Front Street Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3176


100 Greystone Dr. e2 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 663-5539 ednamaelovellc.com


River South Commons S/C 341 South Drive, Ste C Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-7766 factory-connection.com

LaughingSam'sDiscs 124 St Denis Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (504) 722-8120

LilliannMOONBoutique 112 South Drive Natchitoches , LA 71457 (318) 652-3445 lilliannmoon.com

LocalFlavor 126 St. Denis Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 353-5116

RiverSouthCommons ShoppingCenter 311 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457

SimplyChicBoutique 502 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 521-8009 simplychicapparel.com


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

Roofing RVCampground


1071 Tauzin Island Rd. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-7446 grandecorervpark.com

LakeviewMobileHome&RV Park

172 Jim Bell Campti, LA, 71411 (615) 351-3120

https://lakeviewmobilehomeand rvpark.com/


LouisianaSchoolforMath, Science,andtheArts

715 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-2500

NatchitochesParishSchool Board 310 Royal St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2358 npsb.la


NRMCGeneralSurgery Associates

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


NatchitochesTans-The BronzingBoutique

709 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-1944 natchitochestans.com



5909 Hwy 1 ByPass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-0006 epictouch.com

Optimum 318 Main St. Greenville, MS, 38701 (888) 822-5151 optimum.com

T-Mobile 929 Keyser Ave, Ste Uw Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-4215


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

CaneRiverQueenRiverBoat 103 Rue Beauport

Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 663-7787 caneriverqueen.org


EccoRide 300- A Parkway Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6465 eccoride.com


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


113 South Dr., Ste. #1 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5631

TheHallTree-FrontStreet 600 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-4177

SaintMary'sCatholicSchool 1101 E Fifth St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8394 smstigers.com



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



520 Front Street

Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-2843 magnoliaspaandwellness.com


536 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches/ LA/ 71457 (318) 352-3175 poseys-sports.com


309 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2442 fisherssports.net

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


Despino'sTireService 1721 Hwy 3175 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-8811

Moore'sGoodyearTire& ServiceCenter 343 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8354 Mooresgoodyear.com




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

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

Utilities Utilities-Electric ClecoPower,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


AtmosEnergy 300 Industrial Rd. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (888) 286-6700 atmosenergy.com


CaneRiverVeterinaryClinic 1841 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6678

GoodHopeVeterinary Hospital 128 A South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3000

SportingGoods/Screen Printing SportingEquipment/ Clothing
Timber/Timberland Companies
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