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Rhodes Properties & Development & Rhodes Realty | 16

Riverside Reserve | 22

Rolling Hills Ministries Thrift Store | 20

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Sabine State Bank | 32

Sutton Real Estate Agency | 6

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7 Commercial & residential resources Relocation Information 9 Explore the place where history lives in the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase History & Culture 12 Find an authentic cultural experience through local events, festivals, and parades, plus shopping, art, dining, area sports, and more. Experience Natchitoches 24 Rolling on the River Cover Story 28 Natchitoches is thriving; see how Primed for Growth 45 Your business access to local resources & community support About the Chamber 48 A-Z Business Directory 51 Business Category Directory 33 Hospitality is big business in Natchitoches Parish Tourism 35 Abundant natural resources make a strong ag economy Agriculture 37 What major players call Natchitoches home and why Industry 39 Natchitoches Parish 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 30 A realistic assessment of current conditions that paints a picture of future possibilities for Natchitoches Parish. Natchitoches NEXT table of CONTENTS Alliance Compressors | 34 Atmos | 34 Axom Air | 6 Bolton Realty | 10 BOM | 2 BOM Financial Services | 2 Cane River Queen River Boat | 22 Cane River Waterway Commission | 1 City Bank and Trust Co | 16 City of Natchitoches | 22 Cleco | 34 CRNHA | Inside Back Cover Easton & Co | 20 Early Childhood Network | 38 EconoLodge | 8 El Nopal | 22 Exchange Bank | 32
Market Express | Back Cover GoNatchitoches App | 6 Hebert Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram | 8 Hospice of Natchitoches | 38 International Paper | 34 J&J Exterminating | 6 Jena Choctaw Pines Casino | 32 Lagniappe Homecare | 32 Little Eva Pecan Company | 20 Liviniti | 38 Local Flavor | 20 Lott Oil | 4 Maglieaux's | 8 Methvin Title, LLC | 6 Natchitoches Area Convention & Visitors Bureau | 10 Natchitoches Regional Airport | 10 Natchitoches Parish Library | 44
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from the parish PRESIDENT from the MAYOR

Welcome to Natchitoches Parish, where we are most known for the historic city of Natchitoches, that offers so much for residents and visitors to see and do. But beyond the bricks of historic downtown Natchitoches, I invite you to experience the beauty and serenity of our more rural towns and villages across the parish.

The pinewood forests and interconnected waterways that stretch across our nearly 1,250 square miles not only provide ideal conditions for both residential living and outdoor recreation; they also fuel our 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 i Th id h b i

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 ve rs,

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a cultural CROSSROADS

It takes time to make a good gumbo. The longer you let it simmer, the deeper and more developed the flavor So, too, the gumbo of cultures in Natchitoches - Louisiana's Oldest City, took time to simmer and evolve into the unique body of people who call this region home Established in 1714 and positioned at the edge of two colonial empires in the New World, Natchitoches and the Cane River region served as a cultural crossroads for much of its early years. It became a place where American Indians, French, Spanish, African, and later AngloAmericans came together to create a way of life dependent on the land, the river, and each other.

Our stories are brimming with the contrasts that comprise our nation's history conquest and colonialism, militarism and peace, wealth and poverty, slavery, and freedom Today, colonial forts like Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site and Los Adaes State Historic Site depict life on these early outposts Downriver the Cane River National Heritage Trail, a Louisiana Scenic Byway, follows the winding river roads lined with majestic oak trees and pecan orchards that provide glimpses into the past. Here one can find stately creole architecture mixed in with the traces of a thriving agricultural industry dominated by cotton, cattle, and pecans.

At the Cane River Creole National Historical Park, generations of the same families of owners and

workers, enslaved and tenant, lived on these lands for over 200 years The park tells their stories and preserves Oakland and Magnolia Plantations, two of the most intact Creole cotton plantations in the United States

A National Historic Landmark, Melrose Plantation contains nine historic buildings, including the African House, which houses a collection by worldfamous African American folk artist Clementine Hunter On the Isle Brevelle Trail, St Augustine Catholic Church is the spiritual center and heart of the Cane River Creole community, where the Creole traditions and practices extend beyond attending church services on Sunday to include fairs, trail rides, and candlelight vigils.

Our Creole heritage is the secret ingredient that sets us apart from north Louisiana. The careful preservation and restoration of heritage sites and traditions have created many rare opportunities for visitors to experience Natchitoches's history and gain insights into the diverse cultures that continue to influence the city today The City of Natchitoches and the beautiful Cane River possesses a captivating charm that echoes the past and calls to the future. A place where history lives and where history is made

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For over 300 years Natchitoches has been the destination of travelers, many of whom still find their way to this historic town that is known for its famous meat pie, Christmas Festival, Cane River, and as the film location of Steel Magnolias Natchitoches becomes the “City of Lights” from mid-November to January 6 each year during the Natchitoches Christmas season, now approaching its 100th anniversary Throughout the year we celebrate music, food, and culture with annual events such as Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival, Melrose Arts & Crafts Festival, Zydeco Festival, Jazz & R&B Festival, and the Classic Car Show

Visitors and locals experience “Where History Lives” right in our backyard. They 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 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 recreational activities such as kayaking, hiking, and camping.

The city of Natchitoches sits within the Cane River National Heritage Area, a region known for Creole

architecture and sites that preserve the multicultural history of the area Cane River Creole National Historical Park is located in the area and 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 and is anchored by 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 Natchitoches and all its charm. Begin your journey by visiting Natchitoches.com or download the #GoNatchitoches 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 Page 18

- Reading Trails at Pierson Mallet Park & City Park

- Steel Magnolias Film Tour

- The Venue on Front Street, Electric Tour

Carriage Tours


- 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 o Conception (Cat

- Oakland Plantat

- Roque House, 1

- St Augustine Ca 1803

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- 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


- Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest

Louisiana History Museum

- Grand Ecore Visitors Center & Landing


- Cammie Henry Research Center

- Genealogical & Historical Association Library

- Natchitoches Parish Library

- Main Branch, Downtown Natchitoches

- Northeast Branch, Campti

- Watson Library



- Beau Jardin Garden & Water Feature

- Briarwood, Caroline Dormon Nature


- Cane River Creole National Historic Park

- Oakland Plantation

- Magnolia Plantation

- City Park, Children's Park & Walking Trail

- Grady Erwin Nature Reserve & Trail

- Grand Ecore RV Park

- 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

- City Pool

- Garret Spray Park

- Grand Ecore RV Park

- Kisatchie National Forest

- National Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

- Northwestern Hills Golf Course

- NSU Frisbee Golf

- NSU Rec Complex Olympic Sized Pool

- 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


See 2024 Schedule of Events on Pages 14-15.


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

- 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

- Riverside Reserve

- Rue Beauport, Downtown Natchitoches


- The Venue on Front Street


- Arcade Natchitoches

- Dark Woods Adventure Park

- Gator Country Louisiana, Alligator Park

- Jena Choctaw Pines Casino

- Parkway Cinema

- Skating Rink

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


Cloutierville Mardi Gras Parade

Experience Mardi Gras down-river, complete with a parade, fireworks, and a community dance!

St. Pat's Pub Crawl

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

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

Best of Natchitoches Awards

Steel Magnolia Run


Sale on the Trail

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

Jazz & R&B Festival


Reading on the River

At this free literacy event, 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

Cane River Film Festival

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



Melrose Arts & Crafts Festival

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

rk Natchitoches Summit

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

Area Chamber

your mama’s job fair, this workforce summit draws hundreds of k-12 students and traditional job seekers to learn about career opportunities and hear from keynote speakers in key industries NatchitochesChamber.com/ WorkSummit

Little Eva’s Outdoor Event

A day full of talented craftsmen, delicious food, and luscious plants in the beautiful historic pecan orchard of Little Eva Plantation down river Facebook: Natchitoches Pecans

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 food, music, and family fun down-river 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 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

Juneteenth Festival

Pop-up vendors and food trucks, live entertainment, and a kids’ zone line the riverbank for this free festival, and the celebration concludes with a spectacular fireworks show over Cane River Facebook: City of Natchitoches

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This fundraising race honoring Steel Magnolia moms in the community is held annually by the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Foundation. SteelMagnoliaRun com of Commerce
The Chamber recognizes excellence in business and organizational operation, education, and community leadership with the annual Best of Natchitoches Awards Luncheon BestOfNatchitoches.com


Celebration on the Cane

Patriotism abounds as fireworks light up the July 4th summer sky over the banks of the Cane River

Facebook: Natchitoches Main Street

Louisiana Young Professionals Conference

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

Folk Festival

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



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


St. Augustine Creole Festival

This 3-day festival celebrates more than 200 years of Creole culture, cuisine, faith, family, and friends at the heart of the Cane River Creole Community, St. Augustine Catholic Church down river Facebook: St Augustine Cane River

Folk Art Festival

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

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!


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, top-notch 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

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 97 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. NatchitochesChamber.com/ThriveGala

Trick-or-Treating on Halloween in downtown Natchitoches is something

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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 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.

Natchitoches' vibrant arts scene draws worldwide visitors At the Northwestern Louisiana History Museum and Magnolia Plantation (featured above), famed works of renowned folk 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!

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 In 2022, culinary and dining experiences were ranked second in the top three leisure activities for Louisiana domestic travelers. Louisiana's 42 6 million domestic and international visitors brought $17 1 billion in spending during 2022, and would buy 106 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, visitors experience exceptional local cuisine worth writing home about – depths and flavor unique to the local culture. The food can only be rivaled by the dining experience in local Natchitoches restaurants Many local restaurants add live music to the menu on week-

ends, making both taste buds and feet dance! Cocktail connoisseurs enjoy a wide range of libations ranging from local and state-side microbrews and champagne on tap to our famous frozen daiquiris Foodies can enjoy waterfront dining at restaurants overlooking Cane River or Sibley Lake (shown above), and outdoor boating enthusiasts can even call in their favorite dishes to go and have it delivered right to their boat downriver at Shell Beach!

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 2023.

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 Five 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 them prepared from scratch by stud a fine dining setting.


Coordinator, NSU Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts

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Named the best small town in Louisiana by Southern Living in 2023, 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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Natchitoches’ rich history, delicious meat pies, and diverse culture are often the first things people associate with our city, but our powerhouse athletics scene is growing at a rapid pace Whether you’re attending a t-ball tournament at Parc Natchitoches, taking in a local high school game, or cheering on our Demons, you’re guaranteed an action-packed experience in the tight-knit family atmosphere that Louisiana is known for.

At Northwestern State, we focus on supporting our student-athletes in their pursuit of all-around excellence as well as our coaches as they guide our student-athletes on that journey We emphasize a philosophy built around success in sport, excellence in academics, and leadership in the community, and our teams continually step up to the challenge

The last few years have seen top finishes for many of our teams in Southland Conference play, including championships for soccer and women’s indoor track & field. We saw record Graduate Success Rate (GSR) numbers in the 2022-23 season, ranking NSU second in the state and significantly higher than the federal GSR average. Our athletes were the recipients of the 2023 Southland Conference Community Service Award, the highest honor a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) can receive in the Southland Conference for their exceptional work in the community

Although we aim for the top when it comes to performance, this is about more than sport. Com-

petitive sport teaches our athletes resiliency and discipline In Natchitoches, we are fortunate to have many opportunities for our young people to get involved in sports at an early age Communities that rally around our kids as they develop their skills and love of the game are a vital component of what makes the athletic experience so special and formative for our youth It is a privilege to watch them share in the incredible experiences of learning to work as a team, translating discipline and hard work into positive results, and developing lifelong friendships that will prepare them for successful futures. It’s also an incredible experience to be united across generations by love of the game, and that is something we hope to continue to pass down.

Natchitoches athletics programs are actionpacked, but our foundation is rooted in family It’s more than sport that brings us together – it’s a commitment to our kids, our community, and our future

We are so proud of the work our student-athletes are doing in competition, in the classroom, and in the community. Next time you’re in Natchitoches, we hope you’ll take time to come cheer on our local teams as they give their all for their sport.

We look forward to seeing you in the stands during your next visit to Demonland Until then, as always, fork ‘em, Demons!

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charting a NEW PATH

Since the beginning of time, people have settled near rivers and waterways as an elemental source of life. The same is true today for the people of Natchitoches Parish. Nestled in the heart of Louisiana, Natchitoches is a community where history and progress flow together like the rivers that define its landscape. The Red River and Cane River Lake are more than just natural landmarks; they are the lifeblood of this vibrant community, shaping its culture, economy, and daily life.

In the early 19th century, settlers found that much of Red River’s length in Louisiana was unnavigable because of a collection of fallen trees. In the early 1930s, Captain Henry Miller Shreve, for whom Shreveport, Louisiana was named, tackled the formidable Great Raft, a 160-mile log jam, clearing it and inadvertently giving birth to the Cane River Lake. This transformative event marked a new

it’s better

As our friends at the Cane River Commissary will tell you, it’s better by the river! Living near the waterways of Natchitoches Parish is an experience that intertwines the beauty of nature with the warmth of community. From the historic downtown Natchitoches riverbank area to the Cane River Creole National Historical Park area down river, Cane River provides many vibrant gathering spaces perfect for hosting markets, festivals, and cultural events that draw both locals

chapter in the region's history. The newly navigable Red River became a conduit for trade and travel, fostering economic growth and cultural exchange. The Cane River Lake, with its serene waters and lush surroundings, became a focal point for community life, offering a picturesque backdrop for settlement and recreation.

Today, these waterways are a haven for collegiate rowing teams from across the country, providing the perfect setting for practice and competition. The area also beckons outdoor aficionados with its scenic beauty, making it an ideal spot for recreation and living.

and tourists alike. (See page 14). Both Cane River and Red River provide a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts They offer a playground for a variety of activities, from fishing and kayaking to birdwatching and hiking. The region's commitment to preserving and enhancing these recreational opportunities is evident in the numerous boat launches, picnic areas, campsites, RV parks, and trails along the waterways. The Red River Waterway Commission and Cane River Waterway

download the Red River Waterway app to find boat launches or check launch status

Commission both play acrucial role in maintaining and promoting these amenities, ensuring that residents and visitors can fully enjoy the natural beauty of the waterways

Fishing, particularly bass fishing, is a major attrac-

global GATEWAY

The waterways of Natchitoches are not just picturesque backdrops; they are economic powerhouses Industries such as agriculture, timber, and paper production thrive due to the proximity to and the utility of the rivers. Commercial row crop farmers along both Red River and Cane River depend on these waterways for irrigation. International Paper, a major industry player, utilizes water from the Red River in its processing. This showcases the integral role of the waterways in the local economy, as the Red River Mill produces an ever-growing quantity of materials used to produce boxes for major shippers like Amazon. Tenants at the Natchitoches Parish Port take full advantage of the multi-modal shipping options on-site, including the first singleline rail network connecting Canada, the U.S., and

tion. The Red River and Cane River Lake are renowned for their bass fishing, attracting anglers from across the nation. The Red River has been a prestigious venue for various fishing tournaments, drawing hundreds of boats and boosting local tourism and economy. The Natchitoches National Fish Hatchery plays a crucial role in this, contributing significantly to the local fish population and aquatic ecosystem.

Mexico, CPKC, trucking via state highway and easy access to Interstate 49, and barge freight up to 9foot of depth These symbiotic relationships underline the importance of our waterways in sustaining and nurturing the region's growth.

This economic interdependence extends beyond local industries. Red River is integral to regional and global trade, serving as a gateway to the Mississippi River system and the Gulf of Mexico. The Red River Waterway Commission and its partners promote the extensive commercial use of the river. From transporting military equipment to liquid petroleum, Red River supports a diverse range of commercial activities, from transportation of goods to recreation tourism, underlining their role as vital components of the local and regional economy.

185 collegiate boats and 160 high school boats launched onto the Red River from the Grand Ecore Recreation Area for the 2023 Strike King Bassmaster College/High School Series Tournament
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incentives. 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 - 84

Alexandria, LA - 90.1

Shreveport, LA - 91.7

Mobile, AL - 86.7

San Antonio, TX - 91 2

Atlanta, GA - 97.3

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX - 102.5

Houston, TX - 94.2

Las Vegas, NV - 95 9


Sacramento, CA - 117.9

Metro - 147.89.4

San Diego, CA - 140

Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA148 8

Seattle, WA - 143.8

Boston, MA - 144.5

San Francisco, CA - 169.6 New York (Brooklyn), NY - 163

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 -

Canadian Pacific Kansas City Railroad (CPKC)

Union Pacific Railroad (UP)

Airports -

Natchitoches Regional Airport - 1.8 miles

Alexandria Int'l Airport - 50.5 miles

Shreveport Regional Airport - 78 1 miles


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811 - Natchitoches Regional Medical Center 795 - Northwestern State University 750 - RoyOMartin 725 - Natchitoches Parish School Board 693 - Pilgrim's Pride 665 - Alliance Compressors 473 - International Paper Company TopEmployers NATCHITOCHES AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EMPLOYMENT SURVEY, 2023 2,324 - Healthcare & Social Assistance 2,071 - Manufacturing 1,923 - Educational Services 1,663 - Accommodation & Food Services LargestIndustriesby Employment LA WORKFORCE COMMISSION, 2022
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. Business&IndustrySupport 28 | Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce

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: CPKC | 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

Acreage: 19.5

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

Highway: LA-1 | Distance: 0 3 miles

Region: Northwest Louisiana

Parish: Natchitoches

City: Natchitoches

Interstate: I-49 | Distance: 6.7 mi.

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

Acreage: 12.3

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

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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travel TRENDS

Natchitoches, with its rich history and vibrant culture, is a thriving hub for tourism, attracting global visitors and significantly contributing to community development. The city's allure has been proven consistently over the years, as witnessed by the staggering number of visitors to the Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau Historical landmarks, like the Fort Saint Jean Baptiste and the Grand Ecore Visitors Center, have alsoenjoyedsubstantialfoottraffic

The city's tourism industry has not only boosted visitor spending, but it has also fueled job creation and pumped impressive amounts into employment earnings. This influx has also contributed to state and local tax revenues, with the benefits trickling down to the residents, saving eachhouseholdasignificantamountintaxes.

Diversity is the hallmark of Natchitoches's tourism portfolio. From outdoor recreational opportunities to heritage sites, the offerings are varied. The Kisatchie National Forest, for example, has seen significantfundingforpreservationandinfrastruc-

ture upgrades, especially at the popular Kisatchie Bayou Campground The Parc Natchitoches multisport complex, meanwhile, continues to be a hub forsportingevents

Local festivals and events also play a crucial role in attracting visitors. Particularly noteworthy is the Natchitoches Christmas Festival. As Natchitoches looksforwardtoanotherexcitingyear,itsallureas atouristhotspotseemsmorepotentthanever

Natchitoches also prides itself on being a welcoming community that values hospitality and inclusion. Visitors are not just treated as tourists, but as friends who are welcomed into the city with open arms. The warmth and friendliness of the locals add an extra layer of charm to the diverse attractionsofthecity.

Natchitoches Parish's tourism industry is thriving as never before. Its blend of beauty, history, festivals, and hospitality, all amplified by smart digital marketing, draws visitors from all corners of the globe. Natchitoches Parish continues to adapt and innovate, ensuring that it remains a top choice for tourists and a model for other destinations. The future indeed looks bright for tourisminNatchitochesParish

INSPENDING $75M produced 840 supported DIRECT JOBS contribued $8.7 million INTAXREVENUES 2022DATAFROMLOUISIANAOFFICEOFTOURISM,PUBLISHEDMAY2023 Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce | 33
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Natchitoches is an agriculturally diverse parish, producing almost every crop that can be grown in Louisiana. In 2022, the estimated value of agriculture in the parish was over $169 million, with forestry, cattle & calves, poultry, corn, and soybeans contributing over 70% of the total value. Additional commercial crops include rice, grain sorghum, and wheat. Our parish is home to some of the state’s leading cattle producers, as well as smaller operations that include goats, sheep, and pigs. The Natchitoches Pilgrims facility is one of the world's largest poultry producers. Our parish is also 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 Weyerhaeuser, International Paper, and RoyOMartin.

Agricultural activity in the parish tends to follow major waterways like the Red River and Cane River Lake. Row crop producers rely heavily on these waterways for crop irrigation. The droughts of 2022 and 2023 have highlighted the importance of irrigation, with many non-irrigated fields being total losses for producers, but critical and everevolving agricultural technology provides better information than ever before to assist producers in their production. These advancements include everything from GPS-driven equipment, yield monitoring, and variable rate inputs to scouting and spraying crops with drones. Using information gathered from past harvests and sampling, producers are able to identify problem areas within fields and determine the best management options for those areas

The LSU AgCenter is committed to agricultural research across the state that focuses on commodities and management practices. This information is distributed through local offices in each parish. In Natchitoches, variety trials of row crops show how new varieties of crops perform compared to other varieties, helping to make planting decisions for following years. 4-H is another service provided by the local LSU AgCenter. Natchitoches Parish has over 1,000 youth 4-H members who participate in community service projects, state contests, and attend many events across the state and nation. Natchitoches Parish Meat Judging won state and participated in the American Royal National Meats in 2023. Natchitoches 4-H Forestry teams have won state 3 out of the last 4 years and will be competing in the N i l 4 H F I i i l i 2024

Photo Courtesy of Cane River National Heritage Area RandallMallette


North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP) is seeing steady growth and continued attraction in Natchitoches Parish. The business climate is increasingly developing, and the region is proving to be an excellent place for industries to thrive

Throughout the year, several companies have shown interest in the region as a place to expand their services, specifically at the Natchitoches Parish Port (shown above). The Port continues to be an incredible asset to the area. It easily connects companies to national and global markets and enables an essential transportation option for moving goods. Site development at the Port is a top priority as we continue to focus on Natchitoches being a competitive location for businesses looking to expand or relocate

Additionally, our location provides convenient access to I-49 and is just one hour south of I-20 with port access to the Red River Furthermore, with two major railroad lines (CPKC and UP), our logistic advantages help local companies distribute nationally.

North Louisiana, including Natchitoches, has an excellent advantage for economic development as it sits in the timber basket of America. The timber basket creates a natural interest in wood-related industries to relocate and expand here From powerhouses like International Paper, Weyerhaeuser, and RoyOMartin to feeder operations like Walsh Timber, many existing jobs in Natchitoches Parish have ties to timber resources

Access to a skilled labor pipeline is critical to a company's productivity and success Companies often look to community and technical colleges to assist with workforce training. We commend the upcoming partnership between the Bossier Parish Community College’s Natchitoches Campus and the Natchitoches Port, reinforcing the local training pipeline and filling an immediate need with many of the area's local companies searching for CDL drivers.

To sustain a thriving workforce, a community also needs a flourishing quality of life. Natchitoches Parish continues to draw people with its colorful downtown, beautiful scenery, and great food The new Natchitoches NEXT Comprehensive Plan (See pages 30-31) will ensure strategic investments are made along major corridors to meet the community’s growing residential housing, retail, and entertainment needs

Success in economic development is made possible through partnerships. In addition to working alongside the Natchitoches Port, we continue to work with the Natchitoches Chamber and CLECO as we recruit companies into northern Louisiana. These planned improvements in addition to the existing charm and culture make Natchitoches a great place to live and work.

JustynDixon Executive Director, North Louisiana Economic Partnership
Photo Courtesy of the Natchitoches Parish Port
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As a practicing physician in Natchitoches for 28 years, 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

Chief Medical Officer, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center

powering our WORKFORCE

Northwestern State University (NSU) understands thecriticalpathwayofhighereducationtofuelour current and future workforce needs. Through strategic collaboration with our workforce partners, NSU is dedicated to preparing our exceptional students for success in their careers with a personalized, valuable, and impactful education.

Empowered by support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, NSU is revolutionizing programs aimed at facilitating the transition of paramedics, military medics, and individuals holding undergraduate science degrees into lucrative nursing positions. NSU is equipped to accommodate more students, particularly non-traditional students, with course offerings on nights and weekends and the additionofnewnursingfacultyandclinicalsites.

This collaborative endeavor, assisted by our healthcare partners including Christus Health System, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, RoyOMartin,RapidesRegionalMedicalCenter,and Willis-Knighton Health System, aims to integrate 300 new nurses into the workforce within the next fouryearsandexceed1,000newnursesby2032

The state-of-the-art NSU Entrepreneurial Innovation Center (NEIC) is set to emerge as theepicenter of entrepreneurial development in

northwest Louisiana. In partnership with the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, the NEIC will furnish a polished business setting, complete with co-working spaces and adaptable office accommodations, complemented by a suite of support services and networking opportunities tailored to the needs of emerging ventures and smallenterprises

NEIC is poised to be a catalyst for new job opportunities in the region, composed to yield an annual economic impact exceeding $3 million This venture holds immense promise for both budding entrepreneurs and the economic landscapeofnorthwestLouisiana

Attaining a degree from NSU not only unlocks the potential for higher earnings, but also offers a wealth of educational pathways tailored to meet the ever-changing needs of the workforce. With a diverse range of over 100 programs of study, NSU isguidedbyexpertfacultywhoprioritizehands-on instruction. The five academic colleges at NSU offer cutting-edge programs that hold significant value for employers in today's dynamic job market.

To explore your future career and the exciting possibilitiesahead,please visitnsu.la/explore.

early childhood LEARNING EarlyChildhoodNetwork

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 ofitsNatchitochesParishEarlyChild-

hood 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), a Bachelor of Arts, or higher

Not only does Natchitoches Parish offer excellence in education for our earliest learners, but thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Early Childhood Network, tuition assistance is available for Natchitoches citizens. Free tuition is available to 85 children birth through 3, plus partially paid tuition assistance is available to 89 children birth through age 12.

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


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.


LouisianaSchoolforMath, Science&theArts

Recently named one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Leading Boarding Schools, the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts has been providing a rigorous, college-level education to Louisiana’s highly motivated, high-achieving students since 1983. LSMSA enrolls sophomores, juniors, and seniors from

throughout Louisiana who represent the state’s ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity. Prospective students complete an application process during their 9th grade year Dedicated to providing all eligible students with a rigorous, college-level education in a unique living/learning environment, the LSMSA Foundation provides assistance to ensure educational opportunities are available for all eligible students despite any financial constraints.

Recently ranked by Niche as the best public high school faculty in the state and the fifth best in the nation, instructors at LSMSA are passionate about their work and experts in their fields. Teachers at LSMSA hold, at minimum, a Master's degree in the field they teach, and most hold a PhD, MFA, or the equivalent terminal degree. All courses are taught at the college-level on a traditional college semester system using collegiate texts

LSMSA students live on-campus, in a living/learning environment designed to foster and support their individual growth and development as young adults A professional residential life staff assists in helping students develop skills necessary for success at LSMSA and beyond LSMSA offers opportunities for students to be involved in clubs, athletics, and other extracurricular activities in order to assure a wellrounded high school experience.

For more information, visit lsmsa edu

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NatchitochesParish PublicSchools

Natchitoches Parish Schools are thriving. In our district both our motto and our goal is a "Persistent Pursuit of Progress.” You can see this in a myriad of ways, whether it be our award winning NCHS and Middle Lab orchestras, our growing CareerTechnical programs, one of our many competitive sports programs,

or the steady growth we are seeing in academics, Natchitoches Parish Schools are on the move We were recently named a “B” by LDOE and have shown growth in numerous academic areas This includes being one of only twenty “A” progress districts and being named the number one district for proficiency growth for two consecutive years We are investing in our physical infrastructure, but more importantly we are investing in our people We have amazing educators who are only getting better under consistent and strategic professional development, which has systemically prioritized academics in a way never seen in Natchitoches Parish.

We are truly excited about the future because we believe within the next 5 years, we will be one of thetopschooldistrictsinLouisiana

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

St. Mary's Catholic School

St. Mary’s Catholic School is a private, co-educational 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-Cogniasystems.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 and gymnastics, added in

2023. The school also offers several extracurricular activities, which include various clubs and an honor society SMS students may obtain dual enrollment credit through NSU St Mary’s Catholic School has a 100% graduation rate, as well as 100% college acceptance rate. For more information visit smstigers org or call (318) 3528394


Bossier Parish Community College - Natchitoches Campus

With world-class programs, faculty, and staff, BPCC is a comprehensive public two-year community college that provides an affordable, transferrable, and flexible education The Natchitoches Campus is an instructional site offering programs that are specifically designed to align withregional,high-demandemploy-

ment sectors such as healthcare, technology, and manufacturing. In addition to career and technical education programs like Welding, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training, Cosmetology,andHVACrepair,thecampusoffers academic programs that include general education courses, nursing, business, cyber security,andemergencymedicalservices.

Whether going into the workforce or transferring to a 4-year institution, beginning a college career at BPCC is an excellent way to save money and build a strong academic foundation for the future. BPCC courses are approximately one-third the cost of courses at regional 4-year universities, yet nearly all credit is transferrable to public and private universities throughout the south Students spend less while obtaining valuable credentialsthatareinhigh-demand

Driven by a “Caring Campus Culture,” the smaller class sizes at BPCC allow for more personalized instruction and the opportunity to build strong relationships with faculty and industry partners With entire degree programs available online

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some attainable in just one year, BPCC can help students meet their academic and work-related goals on their schedule

For more information visit bpcc.edu or visit our Natchitoches campus.

NorthwesternState University

Northwestern State University has serviced the region as an academic, culturalandeconomicresourcesince its creation in 1884 NSU offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and postbaccalaureate 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 $428.2 million to its 10-parish

service region, which includes the main campus in Natchitoches and learning sites in Shreveport, Alexandria, Leesville/Fort Polk and Marksville. 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, visitnsulaedu

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Situated along the banks of the Cane River, Natchitoches, Louisiana is not just a picturesque tourist destination but a thriving hub of commerce and community. At the heart of this vibrant local economy stands the Natchitoches Chamber of Commerce, an organization that has been instrumental in shaping the region's business landscape.

The Chamber is a driving force of growth and vitality in our community. Its tireless efforts in promoting economic development, fostering collaboration, advocating for business interests, engaging with the community, providing essential resources, and promoting tourism are invaluable. As residents and business owners of Natchitoches, it is our duty to support and strengthen this organization, ensuring a prosperous and thriving future for our parish.

I believe that the best days for Natchitoches are yet to come With your involvement and support, we can write a new chapter in the history of our parish, one filled with prosperity, growth, and a strong sense of community I am excited and honored to be your 2024 Chairman, and I can't wait to see what we can achieve together.


I am a huge believer in the impact of the Chamber because I have the privilege of hearing first-hand from our members when our work impacts their business. Over the past year, we have led the effort for a new Chamber strategic plan, a new economic development strategic plan, and together with the city, the parish, and a steering committee of community partners, have helped shape the comprehensive master plan that will guide investment and development over the coming years.

In addition to our work on these forward-thinking planning processes, we remain a leader in the region for professional development, leadership development, networking, advocacy, business resources, brand exposure and recognition for our valued members, and so much more Through a passionate staff and dedicated army of volunteers, we work continually to fulfill our mission to champion business, connect community, and cultivate growth in Natchitoches Parish.

I invite you to join the Chamber as a member and join us in this rewarding and impactful missiondriven work.

2024 Chamber Chairman

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

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.

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

The Chamber champions business by promoting encouraging locals and touri eat, shop, and play in our unique member businesses attractions The #GoNatchito campaign is a collabo 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.

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

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

Leadership Natchitoches, Business Industry Session, Courtesy of Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce HaleyBlount

meet the CHAMBER

2024 Board of Directors

Executive Committee


David Clary

Louisiana Purchase

Past Chair

Rebecca Blankenbaker CRNHA

Board Members


Greg Handel NSU


Emily Harrington Hines & Squyres

Joanna Washington, City Bank

Claire Prymus, BDJ Educational Center

Brian Brock, Alliance Compressors

Rhonda Jones, Hancock Whitney

Al Holden, Pilgrim's

Kathryn Beaudoin, Raising Cane's

Aimee Levy, NRMC

Daryl Walker, Sweetie’s Bar-B-Q

Laurie Morrow, NSU

Chamber Staff


Laura Lyles


laura lyles@natchitocheschamber com

Director of Development

Dustin Dauzat



Communications Coordinator

Morgan Green 318-238-1945


Office Administrator

Marilyn Mullikin


admin@natchitocheschamber com


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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

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

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business directory ALPHABETICAL


A & G Security & Technology


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

Childcare & Learning Center

ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC Manufacturers


Computer Sales/Service

Advanced Cosmetic Techniques

Permanent Makeup Air Data Solutions

Engineering & Surveying Air Evac Lifeteam Medical Services

AKA Construction, LLC

Cabinet & Millwork

All Hours Fitness, Inc.

Health & Fitness

Alliance Compressors, Inc.


Apalachee Indian Tribe

Non-Profit Org.

Ashley Outlet


Assn. for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches (APHN)



Atmos Energy

Utilities - Natural Gas

Automated Business


Office Solutions (Copiers, Printers, Fax, Multifunction)


Air Conditioning & Heating


Basic Health & Fitness/ Prep, Fitness, and Performance

Health & Fitness

Bayou Soul & Family


Bealls’s Outlet


Be Inspired Counseling & Consulting


Behavioral Specialists of Louisiana

Medical Clinic

Ben D. Johnson

Educational Center

Non-Profit & Service Org.

Ben Fallon Bail Bonds

Insurance - Business

Best Western



Better Business Bureau

Non-Profit & Service Org.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Natchitoches

Non-Profit & Service Org.

Black Women’s Health


Non-Profit & Service Org.

Blanchard-St. Denis

Funeral Home

Funeral Homes & Memorial Parks

Bolton Realty

Real Estate SalesCommercial & Residential


Banks & Banking Associations

BOM - Keyser Avenue

Banks & Banking Associations

BOM - University Parkway

Banks & Banking Associations

BOM Financial Services Insurance

Bossier Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce

Bossier Parish Community College

Higher Education

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


C & H Precision Machining, LLC

Industrial Supply

Campbell Monument Company, Inc. Monuments

Cane River Commissary


Cane River Creole

National Historical Park

National Park

Cane River Family


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, Inc.

Heritage Area

Cane River Pools & Spas

Contractors - General, Cane River Queen River


Tourist Attractions

Cane River Realty

Real Estate Sales -

Commercial & Residential

Cane River Waterway Commission


Caroline Dormon Nature


Botanical Garden & Museum

CASA of Central Louisiana

Non-Profit & Serive Org.

CC Event Entertainment

Entertainment - Family


Cedars House of Natchitoches

Bed & Breakfast

CenLA VR Game Truck


Entertainment - Family Fun

Centerwell Home Health

Home Health Care

Chateau Saint Denis


Chestee Harrington

Art Gallery

Chick-fil-A Restaurants

Chili's Bar & Grill




Church Street Inn


City Bank & Trust Company

Banks & Banking Assoc.

City Bank & Trust Company - Campti Branch

Banks & Banking


City Bank & Trust Company - Keyser Branch & Bookkeeping

Banks & Banking Association

City Bank & Trust Company - Univeristy Branch

Banks & Banking


City Barbershop


City Councilwoman at Large - Betty Sawyer Smith


City of Natchitoches


City of Natchitoches


Government Agency

City of Natchitoches

Festivals, Inc.

Non-Profit & Service Org.

Clark Roofing Company

Contractors - General Cleco Power LLC

Utilities - Electric

Coastal Conservation Association LA

Government Agency

Cobblestones Childhood Development Center, LLC Childcare & Learning


Comfort Suites



Computer Allies, Inc.

Computer Sales/Service

Coordinating & Development Corp., The Non-Profit & Service Org.

Corkern,Crews,Guillet & Johnson

Attorneys - Law Office

Crawfish Hole Restaurants

Cross Financial Group, LLC Investments

Cunningham Insurance Agency Insurance

Custom Sales, LLC

Portable Buildings D

Dale Nielsen

Individual Dark Woods Adventure Park

Entertainment - Family Fun

David Stamey


Dawg Dayz Luxury Inn

Dog Boarding & Grooming Days Inn Natchitoches


Dazzle Dance Center, LCC Dance Studio

Dean Dermatology & Skin Therapy

Physician Clinic

Delta Consulting, Inc.

Engineering & Surverying

Demery Resource Company, LLC

Coal Mining

Demons Unlimited Foundation

Non-Profit & Service Org.

Designer Petz Supplies


Despino's Tire Service

Tire Sales & Service

Dimension Development Two, LLC

Hotel Management Company

Donald Barker


Donut Hole of Natchitoches Restaurants

Dr. Randall Dupont, D.B.A


Dunahoe Law Firm Attorneys - Law Office E

Eagle Distributing of Shreveport

Beer DistributorsWholesale Easton & Company


Ecco Ride


Econo Lodge Inn & Suites



Edward Jones - Rodney Clements Investments

Edward Jones - Wil Adams & Shawn Daily Investments

El Nopal Mexican Grill Restaurants

Engage Federal Credit Union Credit Unions

Eternal Peace Funeral


Funeral Home & Memorial Parks

Exchange Bank

Banks & Banking Associations

Exchange Bank - South Drive Branch

Banks & Banking Associations


Factory Connection

Women’s Apparel & Accessories

Fairfield by Marriott Lodging

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

Mortgage Broker

Family Doctors of Natchitoches, Inc. Family Medicine

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

First United Methodist Church Natchitoches

Non-Profit & Service Org.

Fisher's Sports & Signs

Sporting Equipment / Clothing

Floors by Design Floor Covering

Flying Heart Brewing & Pub Restaurants

Fox Realty Group

Real Estate Sales / Commercial & Residential French Market Express

Convenience Store/Deli

Fun Time Palace Day Care, LLC

Childcare & Learning Center


Geiger Group

Promotional Products

Glo Beauty Company

Beauty Salon

Good Hope Veterinary Hospital


Goodwill industries of North La.

Non-Profit & Services Org.

Grand Ecore RV Park

RV Campground

Grayson's Barbecue Restaurants

Greater Minden Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce

Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Chambers of Commerce

48 | Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce

Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce

Chambers of Commerce

Guidroz Physical Therapy

Physical Rehabilitation


Hampton Inn



Hana Front Street Sushi

Bar & Grill


Hancock Whitney

Banks & Banking


Hand in Hand Hospice



Hargrove Roofing


Harrington Law Firm, The

Attorneys - Law Office

Hebert Jeep Chrysler

Dodge Ram

Automobile Dealers

Hines, Squyres & Associates

Accounting & Tax Service

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites


Hospice of Natchitoches

Hospice I

IHOP BAM Restaurant



International Paper - Red River Mill


Ivan Smith Furniture & Appliances

Furniture & Appliances


J & J Exterminating

Pest & Termite Control


J Bennett Recruiting

Executive Recruiting

Jason O. Methvin

Attorney at Law

Attorneys - Law Office

Jeanne's Country Garden


Jena Choctaw Pines



Jimmy Granger's Natchitoches Ford Lincoln

Automobile Dealers

Judge Porter House

Bed & Breakfast


Juz Us Childcare of Natchitoches

Childcare & Learning Center

Kajun Jeanie Wax Studio, LLC


KINETIX Computer Solutions


Kiwanis Club of Natchitoches, LA.

Non-profit & Service Org.

Krewe of Dionysos, Inc.

Non-Profit & Service Org.

KSLA News 12

Television Stations

KZBL & KDBH Radio Radio Stations


La Capitol Federal Credit Union

Credit Unions

LA Workforce

CommissionNatchitoches American Job Center

Employment Agencies & Services

Lagniappe Homecare


Home Health Care

Lakeview Mobile Home & RV Park

Rv Campground

Lamar Advertising Advertising - Outdoor Lang Orthodontics


Lasyone's Meat Pie

Restaurant Restaurants

Lauren C. Anderson, MD, FACS, FAAOA Individual

Law Offices of Howard E. Conday, Jr., LLC

Attorneys - Law Office

Lee Posey Individual

Les Amies of Natchitoches, Inc.

Non-profit & Service Org.

Light City Martial Arts

Health & Fitness

Lil Rascals

Childcare & Learning Center

Little Eva Pecan Company, LLC

Pecans, Pecan Products


Pharmacy Benefits Manager

Local Flavor


Lori L Wheat PT, OCS Inc.

dba Wheat Physical Therapy

Physical Rehabilitation

Lott Oil Company, Inc.

Oil and Gas Distributer

Louie Bernard Individual

Louisiana Armed Forces Alliance

Non-profit & Service Org.

Louisiana Central

Economic, Industrial & Community Development

Louisiana Department of Justice Government

Louisiana Eye & Laser Optometry and Ophthalmology Practice

Louisiana Lagniappe Gift Shop

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

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


M & M Pharmacy, LLC Pharmacy

M. Stewart Consulting, LLC Professional Services

Maggio's Package Liquors

Liquor Stores

Maglieaux's Riverfront Restaurant


Magnolia Place

Townhomes Apartments

Magnolia Plantation

Tourist Attractions

Magnolia Spa & Wellness


Magnolia Steel & Supply

Metal Steel & Fabrication

Mama's Oyster House


Manpower Employment Agencies & Services

Mariner's Restaurant


McAlister's Deli Restaurants

MD Clinics, LLC

Medical Clinic

Mele Printing Baton


Printing & Publishing

Merci Beaucoup



Michael Melerine - BESE

District 4


Mike McConathy


Moore's Goodyear Tire & Service Center

Tire Sales & Service

Murchison and Murchison, L.L.C.

Attorneys - Law Offices

Murphy's Metals, Inc.

Metal Supply & Fabrication

Natchitoches Area


Non-profit & Service Org.

Natchitoches Army

Recruiting Station Government

Natchitoches Art Guild & Gallery

Art Gallery

Natchitoches Community Care Center

Nursing Homes

Natchitoches Council on Aging

Non-profit & Service Org.

Natchitoches Economic Development Alliance

Economic, Industrial & Community Development

Natchitoches Events Center Conference Hall

Natchitoches Events, LLC

Entertainment - Family Fun

Natchitoches Family Eye Care

Optometry and Ophthalmology

Natchitoches Flipping Athletics, LLC Health & Fitness

Natchitoches Fuller Center For Housing Inc.

Non Profit Org.

Natchitoches Historic District Business Association

Non-profit & Service Org.

Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission

Non-profit & Service Org.

Natchitoches Learning Center, LLC/ Bright Beginnings

Childcare & Learning Center

Natchitoches Lions Club

Non-profit & Service Org.

Natchitoches Nursing & Rehab Center

Nursing Homes

Natchitoches Parish Assessor’s Office Government Agency

Natchitoches Parish District Attorney’s Office Government

Natchitoches Parish Fair & Rodeo

Non-Profit Org.

Natchitoches Parish Journal Newspapers

Natchitoches Parish Library

Public Library

Natchitoches Parish Port Commission

Public Port

Natchitoches Parish School Board Schools

Natchitoches Regional Medical Center


Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Cancer Center


Natchitoches Regional Medical Center


Non-profit & Service Org.

Natchitoches Tax Commission


Natchitoches Times


Natchitoches Wood Preserving

Building Materials

National Center for Preservation Technology & Training


Natty Southern Nutrition



Natural Springs Garden Center & Nursery

Garden Centers & Nurseries

New York Life Insurance

Company - Valencia Sarpy Jones

Financial Services

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


NSU Child & Family Network

Higher Education

NSU Child Development Center

Childcare & Learning Center

NSU Marketing & Branding

Higher Education O

O'Nealgas Gas & Propane Sales

Oakland Plantation Tourist Attractions


Non-profit &
Olivier Woodworks LTD
Pest Control Pest & Termite Control Services P Kay Radio & Electronics 2-Way Radio Communications Equipment Sales & Service Louisiana Department of State Government Natchitoches Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Tourism/Visitor's Bureau Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Parish of Natchitoches Government Parkway Cinema Theaters Kelli Sampson Agency LLC Shelter Insurance Insurance Louisiana Economic Development Economic, Industrial & Community Development Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce Chambers of Commerce Natchitoches Picnic Company Restaurant/Catering Peggy's Homemade Pizza Restaurants Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce | 49
Onyx Wine & Cigar
Restaurants Optimum

Pelican Broadband


Pickett Electrical Services

Electrical and Mechanical


Poultry Processing

Pinnacle Propane, LLC

Gas & Propane Sales

Pioneer Pub


Pizza Hut


Plantation Treasures

Gift Shop

Platinum Signs

Signs - Print Marketing

Poole Media Co.

Business & Management


Roma's Italian Kitchen Restaurants

Ronald's Air bnb Bed & Breakfast Accommodations

RoyOMartin Plywood Manufacturers

Rutledge Road Boring & Water Tapping, Inc. Utilities


Rutledge Plumbing Plumbing Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce Sabine State Bank

State Representative

Michael “Gabe” Firment Government State Representative

Rodney Wayne Schamerhorn Government

State Representative

Terry Brown - District 22 Government

State Representative

Jason DeWitt - District 25 Government

State Senator Jay Luneau - District 29 Government

State Senator Louie

Bernard - District 31 Government

Ted A Methvin, DDS Dentists

The Cabins of Horseshoe Hills Ranch Lodging

The Coach De Foundation Non-profit & Service Org.

The Hall Tree Retail

The Hall Tree- Front Street Retail

The “New” Outpatient Medical Center Medical Clinic

The Quad Apartments Apartments

The Real Views

U.S. Congressman Mike Johnson Government

U.S. Lawns Lawn Service

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. Government

U.S. Senator John Kennedy Government


Vaughn Chevrolet Buick Cadillac Automobile Dealers Village of Ashland Municipal Government



Sheffield,LLC 733 Keyser Ave, Ste 200 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 581-4440



330 Veterans Denham Springs, LA 70726 (225) 664-2160


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


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

WilliamsAccounting&Tax Services,LLC

319 South Dr Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 663-1887

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

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

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

NatchitochesArtGuild& Gallery 584 Front St, Ste 102 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-1626 natchitochesartguild.org

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

DunahoeLawFirm,LCC 402 2nd St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-1999 dunahoelaw.com

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

JasonO.MethvinAttorneyat Law

113 South Dr, Ste 8 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-4145 jomethvinattorneyatlaw.com

LawOfficesofHowardE. Conday,Jr.,LLC 328 St. Denis St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-1756 howardcondaylaw.com

AxsomAir 4150 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-7777


UniversalTechs,LLC 770 Hwy 480 Campti, LA 71411 (318) 471-8546


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

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

Ronnie'sAutoGlass& CollisionCenter 209 Ralph St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-5959

HebertJeepChryslerDodge Ram 1882 Hwy 504 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-3383 drivehebert.com

JimmyGranger's NatchitochesFordLincoln 7501 Hwy 1 Bypass Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-3677


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

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


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


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


CityBank&TrustCompany 146 Rue St. Denis Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-4416


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


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


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



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

HancockWhitney 315 Royal St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 951-4363 hancockwhitney.com

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

SabineStateBank-Front Street

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

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

EagleDistributingof Shreveport,Inc. 900 W 62nd St Shreveport, LA71106 (318) 868-2708


209 South Dr Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-3535 globeautyco.glossgenius.com

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

CedarsHouseofNatchitoches 315 Williams Ave Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 471-8837 vrbo.com/2922376? unitld=3494416

JudgePorterHouse 331 2nd St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-9206 judgeporterhouse.com

Ronald’sAirbnb 5964 Hwy 6 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 652-1158

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

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

VioletHillBed&Breakfast 917 Washington St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 441-8343 violethillbandb.com

Business&Management Counsultants

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

ProjectPartnersConsulting Inc.

Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 528-9382 projectpartnersconsulting.com

SummerDesignsVisual Communication 1128 Williams Ave Natchitoches, LA 71457 (310) 200-5782 summerdesigns.com

ZenBusiness 5511 ParkcrestDr Austin, TX 78731 (512) 765-4985 zenbusiness.com /louisiana-llc/

LouisianaSmallBusiness DevelopmentCenter 1118 3rd St Alexandria, LA 71301 (318) 3545-5077 lsbdc.org

AKAConstructionLLC 5206 Hwy 1 Natchitoches, LA71457 (318) 332-0257

JenaChoctawPinesCasino 149 Chahta Trails Dry Prong, LA71423 (318) 648-7773



185 Sam Sibley Dr Natchitoches, LA 71497 (318) 357-4385 nsulacatering.catertrax.com

2WayRadio Communications EquipmentSales&Service Accounting&TaxService Advertising LamarAdvertising 800 Pierre Ave Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 221-6115 lamar.com/shreveport VisualConcepts&Designs 1105 Texas Ave Alexandria, LA 71301 (318) 561-8001 visualconceptsand designs.com/ AirConditioning& Heating Antiques Apartments ArtGallery Attorneys-LawOffice Automobile-Glassand CollisionCenter AutomobileDealers Banks&Banking Associations Barbershop CityBarbershop 504 Front St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-9500 BeautySalon Bed&Breakfast Accommodations BeerDistributorsWholesale BotanicalGarden& Museum CarolineDormonNature Preserve 216 Caroline Dormon Rd Saline, LA 71070 (318) 576-3379 briarwoodnp.org BuildingMaterials NatchitochesWoodPreserving 8236 Hwy 1 South Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 357-0380 natchitocheswoodpreservingco. com BusinessTraining& Counsultants CabinetandMillwork Casino Catering
CATEGORICAL KayRadio&Electronics 1776 Hwy 3175 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-7725 kayradio.com
Squyres&Associates, LLC 133 E 5th St Natchitoches, LA 71457

SweetD'sKitchen,Bakeryand FitFuel

304 South Dr Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-4020


Chambersof Commerce

BossierChamberof Commerce

710 Benton Rd Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 746-0252


GreaterMindedChamberof Commerce

110 Sibley Rd Minden, LA 71055 (318) 377-4240


GreaterShreveportChamber ofCommerce

400 Edwards St Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 677-2500


GreaterVernonChamberof Commerce

1309 North 5th St Leesville, LA 71496 (337) 238-0349 greatervernon.org

NatchitochesAreaChamber ofCommerce

373 2nd St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-6894 natchitocheschamber.com

SabineParishChamberof Commerce

1601 Texas Hwy Many, LA 71449 (318) 256-3523


UnionParishChamberof Commerce

116 N Main St Farmerville, LA 71241 (318) 368-3947


Childcare&Learning Center

AtoZ1,2,3Preschool& LearningCenter 1036 4th St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 354-0002

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

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

LilRascals 1729 Hwy 117 Robeline, LA 71468 (318) 472-0761

NatchitochesLearning Center,LLC/Bright Beginnings 102 Bienville St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-0977

NSUChildDevelopment Center

1 Caldwell Dr Natchitoches, LA 71497 (318) 357-6860


TinyTotsDayCare& Preschool

1212 Keyser Ave Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 357-0582


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

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


DemeryResourcesCompany, LLC 839 Five Forks Rd Saline, LA 71070 (318) 875-5000 nacoal.com


Adobe 345 Park Ave San Jose, CA 95510 (408) 753-5826 adobe.com

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



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

Provider ConferenceHall

NatchitochesEventsCenter 750 2nd St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-7500 natchitocheseventscenter.com

RiversideReserve 104 Mill St Natchitoches, LA 71457 riversidereserveweddings.com

TheVenueonFrontStreet 530 Front St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 228-3385

Contractors-General andElectrical

CaneRiverPoolsandSpas, LLC

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


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

FirstPsalmBuilders 420 5th St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 471-4495

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

Sunstream,Inc. 808 Keyser Ave Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-1400


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



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


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



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) 228-1901 linktr.ee/dazzledancecenter


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



820 Keyser Ave Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-3808

Economic,Industrial& CommunityDevelopment

LouisianaCentral 1302 Murray St Alexandria, LA 71301 (318) 441-3400


LouisianaEconomic Development

617 North 3rd St Baton Rouge, LA 70802 (225) 342-3437

NatchitochesEconomic DevelopmentAlliance (318) 238-1942 nca-la.com

NorthLouisianaEconomic Partnership 333 Texas St, Ste 411 Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 677-2536 nlep.org

EmploymentAgencies& Services

La.WorkforceCommissionNatchitochesAmericanJob Center 303 Bienville St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 357-3146 laworks.net

Manpower 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


CCEventEntertainment 2233 Johnson Chute Rd Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 548-0608

CenLAVRGameTruckRental 612 Hancock Ave Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 521-2969 virtualrealitygametruckrental .com

DarkWoodsAdventurePark 4343 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 332-1725 darkwoods.fun

NatchitochesEvents,LLC (225) 715-3261


JBennettRecruiting 202 Rue Poete Natchitoches, LA 71457 (832) 863-2003 jbennettrecruiting.com


FamilyDoctorsof Natchitoches,Inc. 615 Bienville St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-6800


WeeksTractor&SupplyCo 1790 Hwy 3175 Natchitoches, LA71457 (318) 352-9876


NewYorkLifeInsurance Company-ValenciaSarpy Jones 401 Edwards St, Ste 1700 Shreveport, LA 71101 (225) 772-6559


FloorsbyDesign 121 Miller Dr Natchitoches, LA71457 (318) 209 -8351




Jeanne’sCountryGarden 300 Jefferson St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 357-0102


FuneralHomes&Memorial Parks

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


EternalPeaceFuneralHome 726 Third St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 681-8200


AshleyOutlet 320 Dixie Plaza Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 581-4613

IvanSmithFurnitureand Appliances

936 Keyser Ave Natchitoches, LA71457 (318) 352-5889


OlivierWoodworksLTD 117 2nd St Natchitoches, LA71457 (318) 352-1427


GardenCenters& Nurseries

NaturalSpringsGarden Center&Nursery 4243 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 354-9385

Gas&PropaneSales O'Nealgas 25585 Hwy 171 North Many, LA 71449 (318) 256-5522


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



Brick&RowMerciBeaucoup 584 Front St, Ste106& 107 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-6624

LouisianaLagniappe 584 Front St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-2506

LouisianaPurchase 550 Front St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-0117


Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce | 51


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


584 Front St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-4582

Natchitoches Parish District Attorney's Office Natchitoches Parish Courthouse Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 357-2214

Natchitoches Tax Commission

U.SSenatorJohnKennedy B11 Russell Senate Office Bldg Washington, D.C 20510 kennedy.senate.gov/public/




-SchoolofBusiness Russell Hall 202 Natchitoches, LA 71457

NorthwesternState UniversityAlumniAssociation

LaurenC.Anderson,MDm FACS,FAAOA Natchitoches, LA71457

LeePosey Natchitoches, LA71457

CaneRiverGlass,LLC 412 5th St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-6343 facebook.com/caneriverglass/

GlassServices Government


200 Church St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 357-7803 10jdc.org/

CaneRiverWaterway Commission

244 Cedar Bend Rd Natchez, LA 71456 (318) 663-8815 crwcla.com/


CityofNatchitoches 700 2nd St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-2772 natchitochesla.gov


314 Amulet St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-6666 natchitochesla.gov /government/city-court/

CoastalConservation Association,LA 12241 Industriplex Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (225) 952-9200 ccalouisiana.com

Lt.GovernorBillyNungesser 1051 North 3rd St Baton Rouge, LA 70802 (225) 342-7009

LouisianaDepartmentof Justice

Louisiana State Capitol Baton Rouge, LA70802 (225) 328-0347

LouisianaDepartmentof State 8585 Archives Ave Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (202) 550-8084

NatchitochesArmyRecruiting Station 101 Jefferson St, Ste A Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 357-8469

NatchitochesParish Assessor’sOffice

200 Church St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-2377

220 East 5th St Natchitoches, LA 71458-0639 (318) 357-8871

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

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

StateRep.FrankHoward 1601 Texas Hwy Many, LA 71449 (318) 256-4135

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

StateRep.Michael"Gabe" Firment 181 Barron Rd Pollock, LA 71467 (318) 765-9606 house.la.gov

StateRep.RodneyWayne Schamerhorn P.O. Box 83 Hornbeck, LA 73149 (318) 565-4959 house.la.gov

StateRep.TerryBrown 510 Main Street Colfax, LA 71417 (318) 627-5153


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

StateSenatorRickGallot (318) 251-5019

StateSenatorW.JayLuneauDistrict29 1010 Main 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


U.S.SenatorBillCassidy,M.D 520 Hart SOB Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5824 cassidy.senate.gov

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


318 Keyser Ave (Dixie Plaza S/C) Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-4000


Walmart#170 926 Keyser Ave Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-5607



StylesbyRagan 320 Shoreline Dr Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 357-0207


32°CryoStudio&MedSpa 1029 Keyser Ave, Ste J Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 228-3520 cryostudio-la.com


142 Claudia St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 521-8070


BasicHealth&Fitness/Prep, Fitness,andPerformance

120 S Williams Av Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-2501



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

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


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


BossierParishCommunity College 6587 LA-1 Bypass Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 678-6479 bpcc.edu

NorthwesternState University

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

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

NorthwesternState UniversityFoundation

NSU Alumni Center 525 University Parkway Natchitoches, LA 71457

NSUChild&FamilyNetwork 1800 Warrington Place Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 677-3150 cfn.nsula.edu



505 Royal St, Ste A Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 356-5902 kindredhealthcare.com

LagniappeHomecare Northwest 5770 Hwy 1 Bypass Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 357-1990 lagniappehomecare.com



336 2nd 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 Hwy 494 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-8238 dimdev.com

SharpcoHotelsGroup 151 Hayes St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 288-8816


DaleNielson Natchitoches, LA 71457

Dr.RandallDupont,D.B.A. Alexandria, LA 71302

LouieBernard Natchitoches, LA 71457

MichaelMelerine-BESE District4 Baton Rouge, LA 70802

MikeMcConathy Natchitoches, LA 71457

Rick&CarolynHarrington Natchitoches, LA 71457

RobertCharlesBrown Natchitoches, LA 71457

ThomasN.Whitehead Natchitoches, LA 71457

WayneHalm Natchitoches, LA71457

WilliamH."Bill"Adams Natchitoches, LA71457

IndustrialSupply Insurance

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

BenFallonBailBonds 122 Touline St, Ste D Natchitoches, LA71457 (318) 332-6865 benfallonbailbonds.com


814 WashingtonSt, Ste. 108 Natchitoches, LA71457 (318) 238-8000 bofm.com/index.crfm/insurance

CunninghamInsurance Agency 431 Rue Jefferson Natchitoches, LA71457 (318) 352-8105 cunninghaminsurancegroup.com

FarmBureauInsurance 1911 South Dr Natchitoches, LA71457 (318) 3352-8111 natchitochesfarmbureau.com

KelliSampsonAgency,LLC ShelterInsurance 713 Keyser Ave Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-0000 shelterinsurance.com/ca/agent /ksampson

StateFarm-GregBaker,Jr. 455 2nd St 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

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CrossFinancialGroup,LLC 305 Church St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-7700


EdwardJones-Rodney Clements 1608 Jimmie Davis Hwy, Ste B Bossier City, LA 71112 (318) 752-2027

EdwardJones-WilAdams& ShawnDaily 443 2nd St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-5891 edwardjones.com/wil-adams


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


NatchitochesParishSheriff's Office

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


Maggio'sPackagedLiquors 230 South Dr Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-3033

TobaccoWarehouse 834 Keyser Ave Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 354-7208


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

ChateauSaintDenis 751 2nd St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 951-4105


ChurchStreetInn 120 Church St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-8888 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

EconoLodgeInn&Suites Natchitoches 5355 University Pkwy (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 214-0700 econolodge.com/LA163

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


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

Super8Natchitoches 5821 Hwy 1 North Bypass Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-1700 wyndhamhotels.com /hotel/03892

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

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

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

Weyerhaeuser 234 Industrial Ave Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 357-1424



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

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

The “New” Outpatient Medical Center

1640 Breazeale Springs St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-9299




306 Wallenberg Dr Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-0227 lifeteam.net

RapidesRegionalPhysician Group

118 South Dr, Ste 300 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 769-7753 rapidesregionalphysiciangroup .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


CampbellMonument Company,Inc. 1788 Hwy 117 North Provencal, LA 71468 (318) 472-6160 campbellmonumentcompany .com


FairwayIndependent MortgageCorporation

139 East 5th St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 541-8372 fairwayindependentmc.com/



1000MainStreet Lake Charles, LA 70615 (337) 433-9403

TownofCampti 3060 U.S. Hwy 71 Campti, LA 71411 (318) 476-3321

VillageofAshland 521 LA-153 Ashland, LA 71002 (318) 544-0044


LouisianaSportsHallofFame &NorthwestLouisiana HistoryMuseum

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


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


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

NatchitochesTimes 904 South Dr Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-3618 natchitochestimes.com

TheRealViews P.O. Box 1082 Natchitoches, LA 71467 +1 (887) 434-4321 trvnatchitoches.com

Non-ProfitOrganization& ServiceOrganizations


4518 36th St East Dickson, TX 77539 (281) 910-4646


BenD.JohnsonEducational Center

214 High St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 460-7460



2006 East 70th St Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 797-1330


BigBrothersBigSistersof Natchitoches 715 2nd St, Ste 101 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (337) 269-0454 natchitochesbigs.com

BlackWomen’sHealth Imperative 948 Woodyard Dr Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 415-9904


BoyScoutsofAmerica, NorwelaCouncil 3508 Beverly Place Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 868-2774

norwela org


400 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-2205


CaneRiverFoodPantry 446 MLK Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 357-8296


1200 Keyser Ave, Ste B Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-2446

casanat org

CityofNatchitochesFestivals, Inc. P O Box 370 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 471-5778

natchjazzfest com

Coordinating&Development Corp.,The 5210 Hollywood Ave Shreveport, LA 71133 (318) 632-2022


DemonsUnlimited Foundation 468 Caspari Dr Natchitoches LA 71497 (318) 357-5251



FirstUnitedMethodistChurch Natchitoches 411SecondSt Natchitoches,LA71457 (318)357-8296


GoodwillIndustriesofNorth Louisiana CaneRiverShoppingCenter 311SouthDr Natchitoches,LA71457 (318)352-4273 goodwillnla.org

KiwanisClubofNatchitoches, LA.,Inc 816UniversityPkwy Natchitoches,LA71457 kiwanisclubnatchitoches.com

KreweofDionysos,Inc. Natchitoches,LA71457 (318)357-8024 kreweofdionysos.com

LesAmiesofNatchitoches,Inc. 242KeyserAve,PMB#301 Natchitoches,LA71457 (318)663-0864

LouisianaArmedForces Alliance PO Box 279 Leesville, LA, 71496 (337) 424-7007 armedforcesalliance com

LouisianaSportsHallofFame Foundation 500FrontSt Natchitoches,LA71457 (318)238-4255 lasportshall.com

NatchitochesARC 127AirportRd Natchitoches,LA71457 (318)352-5176 natchitochesarc.org

NatchitochesAreaJaycees P.O.Box193 Natchitoches,LA71457 (318)352-6458 natchitochesjaycees.com

NatchitochesCouncilofAging 1016KeyserAve Natchitoches,LA71457 (318)357-3250

NatchitochesFullerCenterfor Housing 816UniversityPkwy,SteA Natchitoches,LA71457 (318)663-2223 fullercenter.org/natchitocheslouisiana/

NatchitochesHistoricDistrict BusinessAssociation 781FrontSt Natchitoches LA71457 (318)352-2746 natchitocheschristmascom; natchitochescarshowcom

NatchitochesHistoricDistrict DevelopmentCommission Natchitoches,LA71457

NatchitochesLionsClub P O Box773 Natchitoches,LA71457 (318)357-3709 eclubhouse.org /sites/natchitochesla/

NatchitochesParishFair& Rodeo 454FairgroundsRd Natchitoches,LA71457 (318)332-0419 natchitochesparishfair.com

NatchitochesRegionalMedical CenterFoundation 501KeyserAve Natchitoches,LA71457 (318)238-5107 nrmcfoundation.org

ServiceLeagueof Natchitoches,Inc. 456JeffersonSt Natchitoches,LA71457 (318)352-6723 service-league.net

TheCoachDeFoundation 209KellySt Natchitoches,LA71457 (225)244-3291 thecoachdefoundation.com

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820JordanSt,Ste370 Shreveport,LA71101 (318)677-2504 unitedwaynwla.org

Voices4Autism-Parent SupportGroup Natchitoches,LA71457 (318)529-0638

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


NatchitochesCommunity CareCenter 781 Hwy 494 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


AutomatedBusinessConcepts 3401 Youree Dr Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 868-0012



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


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

Optometryand OphthalmologyPractice

LouisianaEye&LaserCenter 118 South Dr Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-0444


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



LangOrthodontics 129 East 5th St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 861-0700


OutdoorPowerEquipment -Sales&Service

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




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


Pilgrim's 7088 Hwy 1 Bypass Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 356-6307


CaneRiverRealty 560 Front St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 357-8220 caneriverrealty.com

FlyingHeartBrewing&Pub 108 Mill St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-2337 flyingheartbrewing.com


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


AdvancedCosmetic Techniques

110 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-4983 permanentmakeupstudia.com

Pest&TermiteControl Services

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

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



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

PharmacyBenefits Manager

Liviniti 411 Bienville Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 214-4190




132 East 5th St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-9643




733 Keyser Ave, Ste 100 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-4480



DeanDermatology&Skin Therapy

134 East 5th St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 321-5245



RutledgePlumbing 4601 Hwy 3278 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-3475


CustomSales,LLC 115 Blanchard Rd Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 609-3681


Preservation Organizations

Associationforthe PreservationofHistoric Natchitoches(APHN) 310 Jefferson St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 332-9341


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



M.StewartConsultingLLC 183 Taylor Rd Natchitoches, LA 71457 (251) 404-6139

SouthwashExteriorCleaning (318) 471-9115 facebook.com/southwashla/


GeigerGroup 253 Starlight Point Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 471-0534 egilmore.geiger.group

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


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


NatchitochesParishLibrary 450 2ndSt Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 357-3280 natlib.org


NatchitochesParishPort Commission 5690 Hwy 486, Bldg1 Campti, LA 71411 (318) 356-9686 natchitochesparishport.com


KZBL&KDBHRadio 400 Jefferson St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 357-1007 bdcradio.com


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

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

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

RhodesRealty,LLC 404 Rapides Dr Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-3733 rhodesrealtyla.com

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

Recycling-Broker& Consulting

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



5771 Hwy 1 Bypass Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-7368 irentred.com

Restaurants& Catering

BayouSoul&Family 501 Texas St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 228-8421

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


NSU Marketplace 912 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA 71457

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

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 2nd St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 521-5924

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

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

HanaFrontStreetSushiBar& Grill

750 Front St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 356-0989

IHOPBAMRestaurantGroup 5119 UniversityPkwy Natchitoches, LA71457 (318) 230-4191

Lasyone'sMeatPie Restaurant 622 2nd St Natchitoches, LA71457 (318) 352-3353 lasyones.com

Maglieaux'sRiverfront Restaurant 805 WashingtonSt Natchitoches, LA71457 (318) 354-7767 maglieauxs.com

Mama'sOysterHouse 608 Front St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 356-7874 mamasoysterhouse.com

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

McAlister'sDeli 904 Keyser Ave Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 581-4011 mcalistersdeli.com

MerciBeaucoupRestaurant 127 Church St Natchitoches, LA71457 (318) 352-6634 mercibeaucouprestaurant.com

NatchitochesPicnicCompany 105 Church St Natchitoches, LA71457 (318) 228-8520 natchitochespicnicco.com

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

OnyxWine&CigarLounge 312 Texas St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 228-8535 theonyxlounge.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

54 | Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce


109 South Dr Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 214-6101


NSU Student Union

350 Sam Sibley Dr Natchitoches, LA 71457


780 Front St, Ste 104 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 214-2387


628 Front St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-5910

sweetfruitdelights. bigcartel.com


401 Texas St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 228-8592



127 South Dr Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-1509


River South Commons S/C

301 South Dr Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-8391


WhataburgerUnit#1178 902 Keyser Ave Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 581-4063


305 South Dr Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 609-7022

DesignerPetzSupplies,LLC 820 Keyser Ave Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 379-9526


502 Front St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-3176


River South Commons Shopping Center 341 South Dr, Ste C Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-7766


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

PrettyinPinkBoutique 105 Church St, Ste B Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 451-2416

RiverSouthCommons ShoppingCenter 319 South Dr Natchitoches, LA 71457

SimplyChicBoutique 516 Front St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 521-8009 simplychicapparel.com

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

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

HargroveRoofing 915 3rd St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 626-5599 hargroverooging.com

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

LakeviewMobileHome&RV Park 172 Jim Bell Campti, LA, 71411 (615) 351-3120

lakeviewmobilehome andrvpark.com

LouisianaSchoolforMath, Science,andtheArts 715 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 414-8789


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


SaintMary'sCatholicSchool 1101 East 5th St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-8394


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

PlatinumSigns 108 South Dr Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 214-2235

KajunJeanieWaxStudio,LLC 131 Touline St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 540-5331


520 Front St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-2843



NRMCGeneralSurgery Associates

601 Keyser Ave Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 354-2555

nrmchospital.org/clinic/ general-surgery-associates/


318 Main St Greenville, MS 38701 (888) 822-5151


PelicanBroadband 5909 Hwy 1 Bypass Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-0006 pelicanbroadband.com


929 Keyser Ave, Ste U Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 354-4215

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

KSLANews12 1812 Fairfield Ave Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 222-1212 ksla.com

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

RollingHillsMinistriesThrift Store 400 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 238-3810 arollinghillsministries.com

WalshTimberCompany 500 Oosta Rd Zwolle, LA 71486 (318) 645-6122 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

OaklandPlantation 4386 Hwy 494

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

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

WorkforceTrainingAlliance 1010 James St Ruston, LA 71270 (318) 497-6336 workforcetraining alliance.com

RutledgeRoadBoring&Water Tapping,Inc. 4601 Hwy 3278 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-3475 rutledgeroadboring.com

ClecoPower,LLC 2030 DonahueFerryRd Pineville, LA 71360 (318) 484-7400 cleco.com

SWEPCO 1725 Texas St Natchitoches, LA71457 (318) 238-5706 swepco.com

NatchitochesArea Convention&VisitorsBureau 780 Front St, Ste 100 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-8072 natchitoches.com

CaneRiverQueenRiverBoat 103 Rue Beauport Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 663-7787 caneriverqueen.org

MagnoliaPlantation 5549 LA-119 Derry, LA 71416 (318) 352-0383

AtmosEnergy 300 Industrial Rd Natchitoches, LA71457 (888) 286-6700 atmosenergy.com

NatchitochesFlipping Athletics 1200 Keyser Ave, SteE Natchitoches, LA71457 (318) 581-5667

Roofing RVCampground Security Signs-PrintMarketing Spa
SportsCenter 536 Keyser Ave Natchitoches,
352-3175 poseys-sports.com
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