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table of CONTENTS

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4 Natchitoches, LA

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7 Relocation Information

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

Commercial & residential resources

9 History & Culture

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

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Things to Do Experience Natchitoches

Annual Events Festivals, Events & Parades

Cover Story The Mill District Is Born

11 Tourism & Recreation

What to see and do - only in Natchitoches

17 Art, Dining & Shopping

An authentic cultural experience like no other

28 Thriving

Natchitoches is thriving; see how

32 Tourism

What you may not know about our tourism industry

33 Agriculture

Abundant natural resources make a strong economy

35 Industry

What major players call Natchitoches home and why

37 Healthcare

Natchitoches leads the way for rural healthcare in the state

41 Education

See how the community rallies around education

44 About the Chamber

Your business access to local resources & community support

48 A-Z Business Directory 51 Business Category Directory

index of ADVERTISERS Alliance Compressors | 29 Axsom Air | 48 Beau Jardin | 10 Bolton Realty | 6 BOM | 1 BOM Financial Services | 1 Cane River Commissary | 55 CRNHA | Inside Back Cover City of Natchitoches | 10 City Bank and Trust Co. | 6 Cross Financial | 16 EconoLodge | 8 Exchange Bank | 51 First Federal Bank | 16 French Market Express | Back Cover GeauxFAME | 31 Hargrove Roofing | 16 Hospice of Natchitoches | 36 International Paper | 34

Jimmy Granger Ford | 6 Little Eva Pecan Co | 8 Local Flavor | 22 Louisiana Eye & Laser | 3 Mason Salter's Fine Furniture | 22 McCain Auto Supply | 48 Motel 6 | 22 Natchitoches Parish Library | 55 NCA | 29 NHDDC |10 NRMC | Inside Front Cover Northwestern State University | 40 Olivier Woodworks | 8 RoyOMartin | 34 Sabine State Bank | 49 Southern Scripts | 36 TCBT, CPAs | 51 Tres Bien Antiques | 22 Waskom Brown | 53 Weyerhaeuser | 34 Women's Resource Center | 53

PUBLISHER Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce 373 Second Street Natchitoches, LA 71457 NatchitochesChamber.com | 318-352-6894 Copyright 2021 by the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without permission from the publisher. NOTE ON THE PICTURES: Please note that photos of unmasked individuals and crowds were taken prior to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.

SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OUR CONTRIBUTORS, WITHOUT WHOM THIS PUBLICATION WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE. Rebecca Blankenbaker, Cane River National Heritage Area; Arlene Gould and Kelli West, Natchitoches Convention & Visitor's Bureau; Jill Leo, Natchitoches Main Street & Historic District Business Association; Justin Krouse, Cane River Brewing Co.; Parish President John Richmond; Mayor Ronnie Williams, Jr.; Scott Burrell, Chef John Carriere, and Valerie Salter, Northwestern State University; Randall Mallette, LSU AgCenter; Kirk Soileau, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center; Dr. Grant Eloi, Natchitoches Parish School Board; Joanna Washington, City Bank & Trust Co.

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

John Richmond

Natchitoches Parish President

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

Ronnie Williams, Jr. City of Natchitoches Mayor


NATCHITOCHES:

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

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

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relocation INFORMATION Utilities

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

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

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

News/Media

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

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

n i g n i k r o w & living oches Natchit Parish AVERAGE COMMUTE

25 MINUTE MEDIAN AGE OF CITIZENS

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CITY POPULATION

17,485 PARISH POPULATION

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BLUE COLLAR WORKERS

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34% WHITE COLLAR WORKERS

34% 65%

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

$29,847 HOMEOWNERS

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history &

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

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

Rebecca Blankenbaker Executive Director, Cane River National Heritage Area


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

Historical Sites at Oakland Magnolia Plantation Complex.

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

Kelli West

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


historic ATTRACTIONS

art & MUSEUMS

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

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

Tours & Trails

Other Historic Attractions -

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

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Creative & Performing Arts

Museums

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

Libraries

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


festivals & RECREATION

Festivals, Events & Parades See 2021 Schedule of Events on Pages 14-15

Parks

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

Recreation

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

Area Sports

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

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Beau Jardin Garden & Water Feature Cabins at Horseshoe Hills Ranch Chateau St. Denis Lemee House, 1837 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest Louisiana History Museum Natchitoches Conference Hall Natchitoches Events Center Natchitoches Parish Fair Grounds Prud'homme-Rouquier House, 1790-1811 Rue Beauport, Downtown Natchitoches Riverfront

Other Attractions -

Cane River Brewing Co. Dark Woods Lost Treasure Mining Company Gator Country Louisiana, Alligator Park Jena Choctaw Pines Casino Parkway Cinema

#GoNatchitoches on social!

Cooking Class @ Cane River Kitchenware

Shopping @ Little Eva Pecan Co.

Kayaking @ Cane River Kayak Trips


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Chamber Awards Banquet More than 300 business owners, dignitaries, and volunteers from across the parish gather to celebrate the accomplishments of our thriving business community. NatchitochesChamber.com/ Awards

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

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

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

Home & Garden Expo With something for everyone, home and garden vendors fill the Natchitoches Events Center with all things home and garden. NatchitochesHomeAndGarden. com

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

Girls Weekend Gather your girlfriends and enjoy discounted shopping, local cuisine and cocktails, fashion shows, guided tours, and more. GirlsWknd.org Melrose Arts & Crafts Festival Over 100 vendors cover the grounds of Melrose Plantation down river, as festival goers enjoy shopping, food, plantation tours, and live music. MelrosePlantation.org

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CRAVE Chamber members compete fiercely in a themed cooking competition, complete with music and cocktails on the downtown riverbank. NatchitochesChamber.com/ CRAVE Find Your Park Festival Celebrate the cultural and natural resources of the Cane River and Red River regions at the Cane River Creole National Historical Park's Oakland Plantation. Facebook: Cane River National Heritage Area

May Sale on the Trail Shopping warriors and collectors stop along 111 miles of the historic El Camino Real de los Tejas as they shop local treasures, take in the scenery, and observe historical markers along the trail. Natchitoches.com Jazz & R&B Festival Enjoy a weekend of music on multiple stages in downtown Natchitoches ranging from jazz and rock to soul and country while you take in local eats and drinks. Facebook: Natchitoches Main Street


June Cookin on the Cane BBQ Competition & Festival Regional barbequers flock to this sanctioned International Barbeque Cookers Association qualifier on the downtown riverbank. NatchitochesJaycees.com/ cookin-on-the-cane Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction World renowned athletes are inducted into the LA Sports Hall of Fame every year during this 3day party, that includes a welcome reception, Rockin' River Fest, a roundtable brunch, and a black-tie induction dinner and ceremony. LaSportsHall.com

July 4th of July Celebration on the Cane Patriotism abounds as fireworks light up the summer sky over the banks of the Cane River. Facebook: Natchitoches Main Street Louisiana Young Professionals Conference Young professionals from across the state learn from a variety of business leaders, panelists, and keynote speakers, leaving them empowered to effect change in their communities. NatchitochesChamber.com/LYPC Folk Festival Louisiana's folk life is alive and well, as food, crafts, music and dancing fill NSU's Prather Coliseum, and a new State Fiddle Champion is named. LouisianaFolklife.nsula.edu

August Cane River Zydeco Festival Held on Labor Day weekend, this festival and motorcycle poker run

is full of music, a dance contest, authentic food vendors, a bounce house and much more. NatchitochesChamber.com/ events

September Meat Pie Festival The quintessential Natchitoches dish can be found in every form and fashion imaginable along the downtown riverbank. MeatPieFestival.com Parish Fair & Rodeo Games, rides, and carnival food cover one side of the fairgrounds, while livestock shows and rodeos keep folks entertained on the other. NatchitochesParishFair.com

October Dark Woods Haunt Halloween season in Natchitoches means new chills and thrills in the Dark Woods Adventure Park. The Haunt begins in late September and runs through early November. DarkWoodsHaunt.com Classic Car Show Over 400 classic cars line the streets of the national historic landmark district for this juried car show. NatchitochesCarShow.com American Cemetery Tour Actors recreate the lives of legends interred in the oldest cemetery in the Louisiana Purchase, and finish with a traditional les repas funeraire. NatchitochesHF.com Fall Tour of Homes Three tours showcase twelve historic homes across the Natchitoches area. Natchitoches.com

Tappedtober 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 Witch Way to Main Street Trick-or-Treating on Halloween in downtown Natchitoches is something every family should experience! Natchitoches.com/WitchWay

December Christmas Festival For over 90 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 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 Holiday Tour of Homes Three tours showcase beautifully decorated Natchitoches homes, both historic and newly built. NatchitochesChristmas.com Christmas in the Park Walk through acres of wooded trails aglow with Christmas lights, and top it off with s'mores and hot cocoa around the firepit. Facebook: Christmas in the Park LA

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

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

Scott Burrell

Director, NSU Creative & Performing Arts


steel magnolia PHENOMENON What do an armadillo, the color pink, and Christmas lights all have in common? When listed in a sentence, these words conjure up the image of the award-winning film that so well captured the strength and sass of Southern women: Steel Magnolias. Who could have imagined three decades ago, when Hollywood came to Natchitoches, the phenomenon that the Steel Magnolias film would become? The beloved film has reportedly grossed $95,904,091 worldwide. The economic impact that Steel Magnolias has had on the Natchitoches economy is evident through the booming tourism industry. “It put us on the map,” stated Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Executive Director, Arlene Gould, in an interview with the

Shreveport Times. “For everyone who has seen the movie outside of Natchitoches, it is synonymous with the movie. It had a tremendous impact on the tourism trade and on our community” (“‘Steel Magnolias’ still impacts town after 25 years”, Martin, Shreveport Times). Decades later, Natchitoches Parish still feels the positive economic impact of being the film location of this classic film. In 2019, the CVB celebrated 30 years of Steel Magnolias and hosted the Blush and Bashful weekend event. The event brought hundreds of fans from all across the U.S., who in turn spent thousands of dollars shopping, dining, and lodging throughout the duration of the event.

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During the Blush and Bashful Weekend event, Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser unveiled the Natchitoches Film Trail for the Natchitoches CVB. The Natchitoches Film Trail is a part of the larger Louisiana Film Trail, and highlights the points of interest in Natchitoches Parish associated with movie filming sites. Thanks to a favorable business climate, local crews, and beautiful and varied locations for shooting, Natchitoches has been the location for many movies. More than 18 film and television movies were shot in the parish in the last 50 years. If Louisiana is the “Hollywood South”, Natchitoches and Steel Magnolias are its favorite leading lady. A prime feature of the Natchitoches Film Trail is, as one may have guessed, the Steel Magnolias Film Tour. For decades, tourists have come in droves to Natchitoches to take pictures in front of the iconic Steel Magnolia house and hunt for other

memorable film locations. Unlike the typical blockbusters filmed in Hollywood, this film location was home not only to the picturesque settings where the stars performed—it is the hometown of the real people who inspired the characters. By taking the film tour, visitors and movie-lovers are easily able to get the full, authentic Steel Magnolias experience. While most of the Steel Magnolias film locations are within walking distance of historic downtown Natchitoches, some are also located around the parish. This tour provides an opportunity for visitors to explore communities like Melrose and Robeline as well. Whether you are a long-time local or a first-time visitor, the Steel Magnolias Film Tour is a great way to experience Natchitoches!

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9 OF 17 DIFFERENT FILMING LOCATIONS LISTED. VIEW THE FULL LIST OF LOCATIONS ON THE STEEL MAGNOLIAS FILM TOUR AT NATCHITOCHES.COM/NATCHITOCHES-FILM-TRAIL OR BY SCANNING BELOW

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cane river CUISINE Ask anyone why they love Louisiana, and you might hear “The food!” One prominent aspect of Louisiana culture is the unique food prepared by generations of families, cooks, and chefs. The delicious fare ranges from boudin to beignets, po’boys to pralines, and crawfish étouffée to king cakes. Louisianians take their food culture seriously, and this pride is evident to nearly every tourist who visits our state. Tourists often visit Louisiana because of the food. In 2019, food and beverages accounted for the highest percentage of tourists’ daily expenditures at 27%, above both transportation (25%) and lodging (19%). People traveling to Louisiana mostly participate in culinary and dining experiences, followed by visiting friends and shopping. 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 Hospitality Management students about our unique food culture and how it draws tourists to our state, especially to Natchitoches. In Natchitoches, our food scene is fortunate to include fare such

Valerie Salter

Assistant Professor, NSU Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts

as Natchitoches meat pies and other specialties on the Natchitoches Food Trail (opposite page) that you can only find here. Currently, the city has a variety of restaurants with the possibility of a few new restaurants opening soon. The Hospitality Management & Tourism program at Northwestern State University is excited about the future of the food scene in Natchitoches and has worked to enhance both culinary and hospitality education. In the last two years, Columns Café was started to implement another experiential learning opportunity in the program and provide even more hands-on learning to students in a realworld setting. Once a month, local diners enjoy themed meals prepared from scratch by students in a fine dining setting. Chef John Carriere and other local chefs have begun the process to establish a local chapter of the American Culinary Federation, a professional organization for chefs and cooks with the goal of bringing together professional chefs and NSU culinary students for regular meetings. Future plans of the program include a fall festival featuring locally prepared gourmet food. This festival would feature the talents of local chefs and hospitality and culinary students. Natchitoches’ food scene future looks bright!

John Carriere

Chef Instructor, NSU Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts


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go LOCAL Named one of the “Best ‘Main Street’ Shopping Districts in all 50 States” in 2019, Natchitoches offers some of the most exceptional shops and businesses that cater to a variety of tastes. Whether you’re strolling alongside Historic Front Street or you’re visiting one of our local shopping centers, Natchitoches has something for everyone. While visiting downtown, make sure to step inside the oldest general mercantile store in Louisiana, offering a variety of classic toys and timeless gifts to your basic hardware needs. You are sure to find a unique treasure when you visit. If you love all things Christmas, our year-round Christmas store might be your happy place. Commemorate your love for the “City of Lights” with an ornament or personalized gift. Locals love to purchase their favorite spices and fresh coffee beans from several of our specialty stores. You’ll find all of your last-minute kitchen needs and gadgets while shopping with us. Fine furniture 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, you won’t be disappointed. There are many other opportunities to shop local throughout the year. Download our GoNatchitoches app from the Apple store or Google Play store to keep up with all the upcoming events Natchitoches has to offer. Our local Farmers Market, open seasonally on Saturdays, can help fill your pantry with delicious homegrown vegetables, homemade bread, and more. Various arts and crafts shows, expos and festivals offer additional opportunities for you to experience and support Natchitoches as well. 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. And the more local businesses prosper, the more new ones will open, making it even easier to continue shopping locally in the future. Don’t forget to show off your local purchases on social media by including our hashtags #GoNatchitoches and #GoLocal.

Jill Leo

Directory, Main Street Natchitoches


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historical RELEVANCE Nestled in a bend in the Cane River, between Mill Street and the railroad tracks, overlooking Chaplin’s Lake and Northwestern State University, sits 3.2 acres of historically significant and economically relevant property we lovingly refer to as the Mill District. The seven industrial buildings that make up the Mill District have a modern farmhouse aesthetic that dates back to 1945, long before it was trending on Pinterest. For nearly 200 years, cotton was Louisiana’s primary cash crop, and cottonseed was an important component of the state’s cotton industry. In the post-World War II period, Louisiana was home to approximately 19 cotton oil mills, most of them located in the central and northern parishes. However, by the end of the 20th century, the Southern Cotton Oil Mill (now known as the Mill District) was the last oil mill in operation, and today

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Herein lies the intersection of community economic development efforts and entrepreneurial ingenuity, two key elements to the sustainable growth of an area. While the City of Natchitoches, the Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office, and the Cane River National Heritage Area were working hard to protect this mill and lay the groundwork for future development, Northwestern State University (NSU) Hospitality Management (HMT) graduates Justin Krouse and Cade Gentry were beginning steps toward opening the first craft brewery in Natchitoches

it is the last substantially intact cotton oil mill site still standing in Louisiana. The distinct style of the seed houses is called "Muskogee-style," named for Muskogee Iron Works of Muskogee, Oklahoma, where the buildings were created. They are characterized by their 45-degree roof pitch and high ridgeline. The Mill District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017, noting a high degree of historical integrity due to the continuous operation of the site from the WWII period to the end of the 20th century, in addition to the fact that this mill is the last remaining example of its kind in the state. While this federal program aims to maintain the integrity of historically relevant structures, it also opens up the opportunity for federal historic rehabilitation tax credits to incentivize development of the property.

$1.25M renovation focused on maintaining historical integrity

View from tap room into manufacturing room mid-reno

Aerial view of completed project

Parish, the Cane River Brewing Company. Justin and Cade both put themselves through college working in the restaurant industry, as many NSU students do. They realized the need for a local craft brewery through continuous requests from customers for a local brew, which at the time did not exist. Part of the curriculum of the NSU HMT program is developing a restaurant from start to finish, including a concept, menus, a budget, a marketing plan, etc. So, it was no problem for Justin and Cade to create a business plan and talk to

Photos 1, 2, and 3 Courtesy of Emily Zering. Photos 4 and 5 Courtesy of Cole Gentry.

Four 1,240-gallon fermenting tanks used to manufacture local brews

Finished product served in the CRB Tap Room

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investors to get the company started. They went to brewing school in Chicago, made over 30 experimental varieties, and eventually narrowed down their favorites to create the Cane River Brewing Company’s “core four,” which includes a pilsner, a brown ale, an IPA and an APA. Several buildings across the parish were in consideration for the location of the new brewery. It was only after learning about the available 45% historic tax credits that Justin and Cade saw the potential of the Mill District. From conception to ribbon cutting, the planning process for the brewery

as an anchor business for the Mill District took about two years, and involved several community partners who rallied to make it happen. Today, you can find Cane River Brewing Company tap handles in restaurants across the state. You can find their core four, seasonal flavors like peach, and trademark Demon Lager, created for their alma mater NSU, in a grocery store near you. You can enjoy small-batch specialty brews like wild cherry, and non-alcoholic options like cream soda and root beer on-site in their taproom, where live music, good food, and family corn hole tournaments can be found most weekends.

check out our podcast with the owners of Cane River Brewing

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development OPPORTUNITY You can also find another six structures with the same potential for development. Cane River Brewing Company is located at the heart of the Mill District. The project was completed in December of 2018 with an estimated rehabilitation cost of $1.25M, with $500,000 of that coming from matching funds from the state. The

Before $1.25M Renovation

Mill District is less than a mile from Natchitoches’s historic downtown, and is now encompassed in the same 33-block National Historic Landmark District, which opens up additional funding sources. It overlooks Cane River to the east and the beautiful campus of Northwestern State University to the west.

The Mill District was once a thriving industrial manufacturing facility in the cotton industry, and has recently been reborn and reimagined into something new and exciting. The possibilities for development are promising for investors, for Natchitoches’ thriving tourism industry, and for the quality of life of its locals.

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14,400 square feet Muskogee-style building Southeast of Seed House 3 Circa 1980

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6,500 square feet Rectangular 1-story warehouse East edge of the site Circa 1948

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17,000 square feet Muskogee-style building South of Seed House 2 Circa 1980

1,714 square feet Rectangular 1-story brick building Northwest of Machine Shop Circa 1948

AERIAL VIEW OF SITE ON FEATURE STORY COVER, PAGE 24

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

- The #1 shipper of live crawfish in LA, the Louisiana Crawfish Company - The only Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education chapter in LA, GeauxFAME - One of 27 parishes recognized as an ACT Work Ready Community - The largest plywood mill in North America, RoyOMartin - The only slack water port on the Red River, the Natchitoches Parish Port - The largest rural hospital in LA, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center - Two National Blue Ribbon Schools honored by the US Department of Education, Louisiana School for Math, Science & the Arts in 2020 and NSU Middle Lab School in 2017 - #1 college in LA for online nursing education, NSU College of Nursing & Allied Health, with four different campuses for clinical experiences

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

Largest Industries by Employment

2,334 - Healthcare & Social Assistance 2,028 - Educational Services 1,973 - Manufacturing 1,625 - Retail Trade LA. WORKFORCE COMMISSION, Q1 2020, RELEASED JULY 2020.

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Top Employers

844 - Northwestern State University 752 - Natchitoches Regional Medical Center 715 - Pilgrim's Pride 598 - Alliance Compressors 490 - International Paper Company NATCHITOCHES AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EMPLOYMENT SURVEY


opportunity for GROWTH Workforce Programs & Pipelines

Work Ready Community FAME USA - GeauxFAME Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program See Pg. 31 Natchitoches Parish Technical & Career Center Central Louisiana Technical & Community College See Pg. 43 Northwestern State University See Pg. 43

Transportation Infrastructure

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

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

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

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

SOURCE: KPMG 2016 COMPETITIVE ALTERNATIVES

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Business Incentives

Whether you are expanding, relocating, or just starting up, there are tax credits and incentive programs in Natchitoches Parish that can give your company a competitive edge. Enterprise Zone - Either a $3,500 or $1,000 tax credit for each certified net, new job created and either a state sales/use tax rebate on capital expenses or 1.5% investment tax credit for qualifying expenses.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AVAILABILITY AND ELIGIBILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE. VISIT NCA-LA.COM TO LEARN MORE.

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

Natchitoches Parish Port Site

Acreage: 370 (Plus Expansion Potential) Region: Northwest Louisiana Parish: Natchitoches City: Campti Interstate: I-49 | Distance: 10 miles Highway: US-71 | Distance: Adjacent to Site Rail: Kansas City Southern Railroad | Distance: Adjacent to Site Distance to Airport: 6 miles Distance to Port: Adjacent to Site

Natchitoches Business Park I

Acreage: 48.2 Region: Northwest Louisiana Parish: Natchitoches City: Natchitoches Interstate: I-49 | Distance: 0.4 miles Highway: LA 1 Bypass | Distance: Adjacent to Site Rail: Union Pacific Railroad | Distance: Adjacent to Site Distance to Airport: 0.3 miles Distance to Port: 8.4 miles

Natchitoches Business Park II

Acreage: 19.5 Region: Northwest Louisiana Parish: Natchitoches City: Natchitoches Interstate: I-49 | Distance: 6.7 miles Highway: LA-1 | Distance: 0.3 miles Rail: Union Pacific Railroad | Distance: 0.3 miles Distance to Airport: 1 mile Distance to Port: 10.4 miles

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travel TRENDS 2020 put a strain on tourism across the globe, but the variety of outdoor venues and activities, the rural nature of the region, and the stellar 300+ year reputation as a great place to visit have all contributed to Natchitoches Parish remaining one of the top tourist destinations in the state. Tourism is a major economic driver in Natchitoches, and while travel trends have shifted, Natchitoches has adapted seamlessly. Early in the year, the restaurant industry got creative with outdoor dining options, and curbside service has become a permanent and welcomed addition to many area restaurants. RV travel has spiked, and the $1.2 million dollar combined investment in the Grand Ecore RV Park and Recreation Area in 2015 has proven a valued reprieve for traveling

families. Parc Natchitoches, the city’s new $14 million dollar state-of-the-art multi-sport complex, opened in the spring. Traveling baseball and softball tournaments as large as 40 teams, along with their coaches and families, were welcomed with open arms to eat, play, shop, and stay in Natchitoches.

Dining Down River @ Cane River Commissary

New attractions such as Dark Woods Mining Company and new retail businesses like Lou Lou’s Boutique, have survived and thrived, despite the many unprecedented challenges of doing businesses in 2020. And while events may look slightly different than they did before, no outdoor venue is better equipped for social distancing than the Natchitoches riverbank and adjacent 33-block historic district. This means that traditional and beloved events like the Christmas Festival and the Classic Car Show (pictured above) will continue driving tourism in Natchitoches for years to come.

Parc Natchitoches 5-Plex Turfed Fields City of Natchitoches Rec & Parks

Shopping Downtown @ Simply Chic

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living OFF THE LAND From the small homeowner’s hobby farms and gardens, to some of the top producing contributors to the local economy, Natchitoches Parish is home to a diverse agricultural landscape. In 2018, it was estimated that the value of agriculture in Natchitoches was over $177.5 million. Our commercial crops include corn, soybeans, rice and wheat. Animal agriculture represents a large piece of the pie, with our parish being home to some of the leading cattle producers, as well as smaller operations that include goats, sheep, and pigs. A leading global provider of high-quality food products, the Natchitoches Pilgrims facility is one of the world’s largest poultry producers.

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

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

Natchitoches Parish Rankings:

#1 in LA FRUITS BERRIES TREE NUTS

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#3 in LA CATTLE AND CALVES

#5 in LA POULTRY AND EGGS

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we make GOOD STUFF The Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA) has a saying: in Central Louisiana, "We make good stuff!" We tend to agree. In fact, in homes across the country, people enjoy cool air produced by an air conditioner compressor from Alliance Compressors, or a home cooked meal made with a rotisserie chicken that started at Pilgrim's. They enjoy well built homes with patented TJI joists from Weyerhaeuser and well built furniture with A-grade plywood from RoyOMartin. They receive shipments in the mail packaged in cardboard from International Paper, and drink water filtered by activated carbon from ADA Carbon Solutions. They may even enjoy the occasional cold beverage made at Cane River Brewing. We are proud that all of these products are made right here in Natchitoches Parish.

These manufactures are thriving thanks to our natural resources, our low cost of doing business, our workforce training programs, and our transportation infrastructure. One of the largest economic engines in Natchitoches Parish and the region, the Natchitoches Parish Port moves over 500,000 tons of different materials on average each year, including wood chips, activated carbon, asphalt, rubber chips, and frac sand, just to name a few. If you ever see a train hauling freight through town, you are likely going to see Trus Joist material being hauled from Weyerhaeuser, who ships 10-15 railcars of finished goods each week, not to mention the 125 truckloads shipped directly from their facility weekly. Interstate 49 runs directly through Natchitoches Parish, connecting Shreveport to Lafayette and granting easy access to manufacturers. Also, the Natchitoches Regional Airport (IER) is an FAA award-winning airport providing both general and corporate aviation services.

Photo 1 Courtesy of RoyOMartin. Photo 2 Courtesy of Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce. Photo 3 Courtesy of Cole Gentry.

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

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

Kirk Soileau

CEO, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center


#goLocal HEALTHCARE Natchitoches Regional Medical Center

The award-winning Natchitoches Regional Medical Center (NRMC) is the largest rural hospital in Louisiana, serving Natchitoches, Winn, and Sabine parishes as the sole healthcare system in a 35-mile radius. In addition to its 96bed flagship hospital, NRMC has become a healthcare system offering a broad continuum of innovative care. NRMC now operates 17 healthrelated clinics and facilities including: Behavioral Health Services, Wound Care Services, The Courtyard of Natchitoches, NRMC General Surgery Associates, NRMC Orthopedic Associates, NRMC ENT Associates, NRMC Pulmonary Associates, Natchitoches Assisted Living Retirement Community, Natchitoches Imaging Center, North Natchitoches Medical Clinic, the Pain Institute, PRISM Center, Regional Cardiology Clinic, Natchitoches Sleep Center, Walk In Clinic, and Women’s Health Clinic. NRMC is also associated with the Northwestern Louisiana Cancer Center. NRMC has become an economic cornerstone for the region, providing over 700 jobs and hundreds of professional relationships with area businesses. NRMC has invested $40 million over the last seven years in capital expenditures, technology, and plant operations, including: - 3-D Mammography in the new Breast Center - New 7,500 square foot Wound Care Center, with six hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers - New 17,000 sq ft Multi-Specialty Clinic, with imaging services and a lab testing center, plus an in-house pharmacy opening in early 2021

Learn more at nrmchospital.org

Northwestern Louisiana Cancer Center

The Northwestern Louisiana Cancer Center (NLCC) provides radiation therapy and chemotherapy services in Natchitoches on an outpatient basis, and is the only center of its kind within a 36-mile radius. The facility has state-ofthe-art radiation therapy technology including:

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- Computerized treatment planning - CT Scanning and Simulation - Dual Energy Linear Accelerator for Modulated Radio Therapy (IMRT) - Radiation Therapy - Chemotherapy The NLCC Foundation also provides transportation to cancer patients in need. Learn more at nlcc.live.

Outpatient Medical Center

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

Southern Scripts

Headquartered in Natchitoches, Southern Scripts provides transparent and pass-through pharmacy benefit management services for self-funded employer group health plans. Currently Southern Scripts has more than 500 clients covering nearly 250,000 lives in 48 states. Since 2015, the client base has doubled year after year, with projections to continue that same growth through 2025. With offices in Natchitoches, LA, Charleston, SC, and Lake Mary, FL, Southern Scripts has changed the PBM industry across the country. Learn more at southernscripts.net


healthcare PIPELINE NCHS EMT Program

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

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

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

NSU Nursing Program

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

NSU Student in the College of Nursing and Allied Health

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

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#togetherwecan Perhaps the only thing more challenging than stepping into the new role of Superintendent of Natchitoches Parish Schools has been doing so in the midst of a global pandemic. However, at the same time we are navigating Covid-19, we are also experiencing some of the most exciting times this district has ever seen. In the past six months, we have made tremendous strides to improve access to technology for our teachers and students, now boasting a 1:1 ratio for iPads to students.

now boasting a 1:1 ratio for iPads to students The district is committed to a vision and philosophy of high expectations and academics first. This vision is at the core of the researchbased strategic plan crafted by a diverse group of community stakeholders who exemplify the tagline #togetherwecan. Our goal is that every Natchitoches Parish School be an A school by the year 2025, and we are well on our way. Parallel to our academic vision, the district is highly committed to an equitable education for all students. This commitment is made clear through the district’s anti-racism statement, adopted in 2020, and a program intended to promote cultural diversity amongst staff and students. As educators, we know that the building blocks of a good education start early. For this reason, one of the first priorities of our strategic plan is to ensure students entering the public-school system

are kindergarten-ready. Early childhood education is an area we believe will advance education in our parish and help to close achievement and opportunity gaps. The Natchitoches Parish Early Childhood Network consists of 18 sites (5 public schools, 9 Type III childcare centers, and 4 Head Start sites) serving children birth through age 5.

100% of our Early Childhood sites are using high-quality curriculums We are proud to work hand-in-hand with the Early Childhood Network to see consistent annual academic gains for our parish’s youngest students. 100% of our Early Childhood sites are using highquality curriculums, and 62% of teachers are certified with a CDA, BA or higher. Sites and teachers receive a performance rating of Excellent, Highly Proficient, Proficient, Approaching Proficient or Unsatisfactory. Despite various obstacles during the 2019-2020 academic year, two sites (14%) received an Excellent rating, seven sites (50%) received a Highly Proficient rating, and five sites (36%) received a Proficient rating. It is our goal to make all of these sites centers of excellence and in so doing, ensure that the future of Natchitoches Parish is bright!

Dr. Grant Eloi Superintendent, Natchitoches Parish School District


early childhood LEARNING 80% of brain development happens before the age of three; 85-90% by age 5. For this reason, Natchitoches has worked hard on the development and progress of its Natchitoches Parish Early Childhood Network, 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. Natchitoches Parish has five public pre-k programs, four Save The Children Head Starts and Early Head Starts, and nine private Type III Child Care Centers, all of which participate in rigorous teacher training and evaluation to ensure our earliest learners are receiving a quality education. For more information visit teachingtomorrownow.com.

k-12 EDUCATION

Louisiana School for Math, Science & the Arts Nestled on the campus of NSU, LSMSA is a preeminent residential high school with competitive admissions for high-achieving, highlymotivated students. For the 2020-2021 school year, 348 students are enrolled at LSMSA from parishes throughout the state. Ranked by Niche in 2020 as the nation's sixth-best public high

school faculty, LSMSA continuously ranks in the top 1% of all schools in the U.S. with the top faculty in the state. The school was also named as one of three Louisiana public schools that were deemed "Exemplary High Performing Schools. For more information visit lsmsa.edu.

Natchitoches Parish Public Schools The Natchitoches Parish School District is a top gains district with a mission focused on the persistent pursuit of progress. Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is 5,583. The system consists of 13 facilities, including traditional elementary, middle and secondary schools, as well as a magnet school, and two laboratory schools affiliated with Northwestern State University. NPSB partners with CLTCC and NSU to offer over a dozen different dual enrollment certification options. For more information visit npsb.la.

St. Mary's Catholic School St. Mary’s Catholic School is a private, co-educational institution serving grades Pre-3 to 12. The school is accredited by the Diocese of Alexandria, the Louisiana State Department of Education, and the AdvancEd-Cognia. 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 has nearly a dozen athletic teams. The school also offers 9 extracurriculars, which include various clubs and an honor society. Saint Mary’s students can obtain dual enrollment credit through NSU. For more information visit smstigers.org.

2017 Blue Ribbon School

NSU Middle Lab Math Counts Club Photo by the A+ Coalition

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2020 Blue Ribbon School

LSMSA Student Project Photo Courtesy of LSMSA


higher EDUCATION

Central Louisiana Technical & Community College CLTCC is a comprehensive public two - year community community college. The Natchitoches Campus offers career and technical Education, General Education Courses, High School Dual Enrollment, WorkReady U Adult Basic Education (high school equivalency preparation and testing), and FastTrack Workforce Development Training. Using innovative educational strategies, the college creates a skilled workforce and prepares individuals for advanced educational opportunities. CLTCC was recently awarded the honor of being on Aspen's Top 150 Community/Technical Colleges in the USA. The campus enrolls approximately 300 students and boasts a small student-to-instructor ratio. Graduates of CLTCC afford local businesses the opportunity to hire local, well-trained, entry-level employees. Career and technical education programs at the Natchitoches Campus include A/C & Refrigeration, Business Office Administration, Business Office Technology, Cosmetology, Industrial Maintenance Technology, Industrial Manufacturing Technology, Patient Care Technician, Practical Nursing and Welding Technology.

Northwestern State University Northwestern State University of Louisiana is the oldest state institution in both northwest Louisiana and the University of Louisiana System. A four-year, higher-education institution, NSU offers certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs. NSU prepares its increasingly diverse student population to contribute to an inclusive global community with a steadfast dedication to improving our region, state, and nation. In 2019, a study conducted by a multinational research company found that NSU's economic impact on the Northwest and Central Louisiana regions was $428.2 million. This represents 1.4% of the entire gross regional product, or GRP, of the ten-parish region. Including the 961 full-time and part-time faculty and staff positions, the university supports a total of 6,946 jobs. That is one of every fifty-five jobs in the region. In the fall of 2020, NSU reported a record enrollment of 11,447, an increase of 547 students, or 5 percent, over last year’s total of 10,900. With a distinguished tradition of national recognition, eNSU, Louisiana's first and largest electronic campus, has what you need to move forward in your academic career. NSU's online degree program has been ranked as a Top Military Friendly University, and as one of the best online schools for Veterans.

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Welding students at CLTCC Photo Courtesy of CLTCC

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from the CHAIRPERSON

from the PRESIDENT

It’s my honor and pleasure to serve as Chair for the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2021. The Chamber serves a vital role in the community by advocating for businesses, organizations and associations. We play a significant role as the primary convener, collaborator and community builder within our business environment. Our Chamber is dedicated to helping companies grow their business by offering sound initiatives and networking opportunities that will help strengthen the economy and business relationships in the Natchitoches area. We strive to represent the collective voice of the business community.

I am a huge believer in the impact of the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce. I have seen first hand the benefits of Chamber membership, from the perspective of a newcomer, an Ambassador, a Board Member, and eventually Chamber President and full-time staff. The Chamber serves as a pivotal resource for local businesses and community support, serving each member differently according to their individual needs. Through a variety of programming and technology, our goal is for our members to find their place in our business climate, grow their business through advertising and networking opportunities, and impact our community through Chamber initiatives.

Our Chamber will be that link to educate, connect and advocate on behalf of the interests of business, small and large. The Chamber mission is to ensure that our diverse base of businesses thrives. The Chamber is asking businesses to be a member in support of our mission, and in return we will be a supportive partner in your business interests. We look forward to furthering our common goals with you as our partner. Together we can achieve more community success!

Joanna Washington

Chamber Chairperson

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

Laura Lyles

Chamber President


how members are THRIVING Member Benefits Exposure Dollar for dollar, your Chamber membership is the most efficient way to gain exposure for your brand or business. Growth Gain referrals to grow your business from staff and fellow members. Professional Development Learn and grow through the Chamber, with educational monthly luncheons, seminars, and leadership courses. Advocacy The Chamber advocates on behalf of its membership at a city, parish, and state level to amplify your voice and affect change.

Networking There are numerous opportunities to connect with other business leaders, professionals, elected officials, organizations and stakeholders in the parish.

Ambassadors and Staff at CRAVE cooking competition

Leadership Volunteer opportunities are available through Chamber Ambassadors, Natchitoches Young Professionals, Chamber Board of Directors and the A+ Coalition, which is a great way to give back to your community, gain exposure for your business, and gain personal and professional leadership skills.

Ribbon Cutting welcoming new member Clary's Christmas Store

A+ Coalition individual partner and committee member

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community INITIATIVES

Young Professionals between the age of 21 and 40 are assuming leadership roles throughout Natchitoches Parish. NYP aims to strengthen that network through leadership development, community outreach, and networking. Every year, NYP honors 4 Under 40, hosts the Louisiana Young Professionals Conference, and organizes the largest Pub Crawl in North Louisiana. They also meet regularly for NYP-led networking and philanthropy events.

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

Education plays a major role in workforce development, economic development, and the growth of Natchitoches Parish. The A+ Coalition provides a platform for citizens, businesses, and leaders in education to work together to advance education in our parish. Every year, the A+ Coalition awards a Technology in the Classroom Grant, recognizes Elite Scholars High School Graduates, and welcomes new teachers to the parish.

Civic engagement is vital to any progressive community. Leadership Natchitoches creates a network of informed and committed individuals capable of providing thoughtful, effective and dynamic leadership for the benefit of the parish and region. There are 8 monthly sessions on topics like culture, natural resources, business and industry, education, healthcare, and government, and a new cohort of applicants is accepted annually.

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The inaugural class of Leadership Natchitoches at their March social at the Grand Ecore Visitor Center, overlooking Red River.


meet the CHAMBER 2021 Board of Directors Executive Committee Chairperson Joanna Washington City Bank & Trust

Vice-Chairman Vanner Erikson NSU

Past Chairman Tom Matuschka NRMC

Treasurer Brad McCormick NRMC

Board Members Claire Prymus, BDJ Educational Center Greg Handel, NSU Jason Smith, Weyerhaeuser Jeremy Bennett, J Bennett Recruiting Jeremy Miller, Super One Foods Mario Fox, Rhodes Realty Rebecca Blankenbaker, CRNHA Sarah Nelson, NW LA Cancer Center Sylvia LaCour, Hospice of Natchitoches

Chamber Staff President Laura Lyles 318-238-1942 laura.lyles@natchitocheschamber.com Marketing Director Maggie Matuschka 318-238-1941 maggie.matuschka@natchitocheschamber.com Office Administrator Marilyn Mullikin 318-352-5385 admin@natchitocheschamber.com

chamber CHAMPIONS Presidential Member

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We heart Natchitoches, so we created a podcast to talk to all the other people who do too! Chamber Chat features interviews with local leaders, entrepreneurs, and business legends. On the show, we have conversations with these men and women about the how and why of who they are and what they do.

Educational Archives Do you ever wish you could hit the rewind button? In an age of time poverty, the Chamber works to find creative solutions to provide content that is relevant and timely to local business. Chamber Rewind offers access to recordings of valuable professional development classes and breakout sessions that we've hosted.

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

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A to Z 1, 2, 3 Preschool & Learning Center Childcare & Learning Center Access Health Clinics & Medical Groups Acme Poster Advertising Advertising - Outdoor ADA Carbon Solutions Manufacturers Advanced Cosmetic Techniques Permanent Makeup Air Data Solutions Engineering & Surveying Air Evac Lifeteam Medical Services AKA Construction Cabinet & Millwork All Hours Fitness Health Clubs All Seasons Air Conditioning & Heating Alliance Compressors Manufacturers American Cancer Society Non-Profit Organization Apex Architectural Services Architects - Full service Design Firm Assn for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches (APHN) Preservation Organizations Atmos Energy Utilities - Natural Gas AxsomAir Air Conditioning & Heating

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BancCard Merchant Processing Bayou Advanced Weapon Systems Custom Weaponry

BDC Tree Service Tree Service Bella Ann's Retail Best Western Hotels/Motels Better Business Bureau Non-Profit Organization Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home Funeral Homes & Memorial Parks Bolton Realty Real Estate Sales Commercial & Residential BOM Banks & Banking Associations BOM Financial Services Insurance Boy Scouts of America, Norwela Council Non-Profit Organization Brown's Security & Life Safety Systems Security Burger King Restaurants

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Campbell Monument Company Monuments Cane Heritage Realty Real Estate Sales Commercial & Residential Cane River Brewing Company Manufacturers Cane River Commissary Restaurants Cane River Cottage & Guest House Bed & Breakfast Accommodations Cane River Creole National Historical Park National Park Cane River Family Medicine Medical Clinic

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Cane River Glass Glass Services Cane River Kitchenware Kitchenware & Gifts Cane River Nat'l Heritage Area Heritage Area Cane River Pools & Spas Contractors - General, Residential & Commercial Cane River Queen River Boat Tourist Attractions Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve Botanical Garden & Museum CASA of Central Louisiana Non-Profit Organization CenLA VR Game Truck Rental Entertainment - Family Fun Central LA Technical Community College Higher Education Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance Economic, Industrial & Community Development Chateau Saint Denis Hotels/Motels Chick-fil-A Restaurants Chili's Bar & Grill Restaurants ChiroCare Medical Services Citizens of Democratic Action Non-Profit Organization City Bank & Trust Company Banks & Banking Associations City Barbershop Barbershop City of Natchitoches Municipality City of Natchitoches Festivals Non-Profit Organization

Clary's Christmas Company Gift Shop Cleco Power Utilities - Rural Electric Cobblestones Childhood Development Center Childcare & Learning Center Comfort Suites Hotels/Motels Computer Allies Computer Sales/Service Corkern,Crews,Guillet & Johnson Attorneys - Law Office Creole Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodations Cross Financial Group Investments Cunningham Insurance Agency Insurance

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Dark Woods Adventure Park Entertainment - Family Fun Days Inn Hotels/Motels Dean Dermatology & Skin Therapy Physician Clinic Delta Consulting Engineering & Surveying Demery Resources Company Coal Mining Demons Unlimited Foundation Non-Profit Organization Despino's Tire Service Tire Sales & Service Dimension Development Two Hotel Management Company Donut Hole of Natchitoches Doughnuts Dr. Lee M. Romine Orthodontist

Dunahoe Law Firm Attorneys - Law Office

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Eagle Distributing of Shreveport Beer Distributors Wholesale Ecco Ride Transportation Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Hotels/Motels Edna Mae Love Retail Edward Jones - Rodney Clements Investments Engage Federal Credit Union Credit Unions EpicTouch Internet/Cable/Phone El Rio Cantina Restaurant Exchange Bank Banks & Banking Associations EZ-RYDR Transportation

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Factory Connection Retail Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Hotels/Motels Family Doctors of Natchitoches Family Medicine Farm Bureau Insurance Insurance Fast Pace Urgent Care Physician Clinic Fay's Daycare & Learning Center Childcare & Learning Center First Federal Bank Banks & Banking Associations First Psalm Builders Contractors - General, Residential & Commercial


First United Methodist Church Natchitoches Non-Profit Organization Flagstar Bank Banks & Banking Associations French Market Express Convenience Store Fun Time Palace Day Care Childcare & Learning Center

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Goldman Equipment Agriculture Good Hope Veterinary Hospital Veterinarians Good House Bed & Breakfast, The Bed & Breakfast Accommodations Grand Ecore RV Park RV Campground Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Chambers of Commerce Guidroz Physical Therapy Physical Rehabilitation

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Hall Tree, The Women's Apparel & Accessories Hampton Inn Hotels/Motels Hana Front Street Sushi Bar & Grill Restaurants Hancock Whitney Banks & Banking Associations Hargrove Roofing Roofing Harrington Law Firm, The Attorneys - Law Office HHR Equipment Rental Services Rental Equipment Hines, Squyres & Associates Certified Public Accountants Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Hotels/Motels Hospice of Natchitoches Hospice Huddle House Restaurants

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International Paper - Red River Mill Manufacturers

Ivan Smith Furniture & Appliances Furniture & Appliances

J J & J Exterminating Pest & Termite Control Services J Bennett Recruiting Executive Recruiting JDavis Consulting Business & Management Consultants James Veterinary Clinic Veterinarians Jeanne's Country Garden Florist Jena Choctaw Pines Casino Casino Jimbo's Restaurants Jimmy Granger's Natchitoches Ford Lincoln Automobile Dealers Johnson & Pace Inc. Engineering & Surveying Juz Us Childcare of Natchitoches Childcare & Learning Center

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Kaffie-Frederick General Store Kay Radio & Electronics 2-Way Radio Communications Equipment Sales & Service Kelli Sampson Agency Insurance Keyser Avenue Self Storage Self Storage/Mini Warehouses Kindred at Home Home Health Care KINETIX Computer Solutions Provider KNTS - LD-19 Television Stations Konica Minolta Business Solutions Office Solutions Krewe of Dionysos Non-Profit Organization KZBL & KDBH Radio Radio Stations

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La Capitol Federal Credit Union Credit Unions LA Workforce Commission Employment Agencies & Services Lagniappe Homecare Home Health Care Lang Orthodontics Orthodontist Lasyone's Meat Pie Kitchen & Restaurant Restaurants Laura's Bayou Glass Shack Retail Law Offices of Howard E. Conday, Jr. Attorneys - Law Office Legacy Automotive Automobile Dealers Legacy CafĂŠ Restaurants Les Amies of Natchitoches Service Organizations Lil Rascals Childcare & Learning Center Little Eva Pecan Company Pecans, Pecan Products Local Flavor Retail Lott Oil Company Oil & Gas Distributor Lou Lou's Boutique Retail Louisiana Eye & Laser Optometry and Ophthalmology Practice Louisiana Purchase Gift Shop Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest Louisiana History Museum Museums Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Non-Profit Organization Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser Individual lyft Transportation

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M & M Pharmacy Pharmacy Magee's Patio Cafe' Restaurants

Maggio's Package Liquors Liquor Stores Maglieaux's Riverfront Restaurant Restaurants Magnolia Place Townhomes Apartments Magnolia Spa & Wellness Spa Magnolia Steel & Supply Welding Supply Mama's Oyster House Restaurants Manpower Employment Agencies & Services Mariner's Restaurant Restaurants Mary Lou's Flowers Florist Mason Salter's Furniture Mayeaux's Steak and Seafood Restaurants McCain Auto Supply Automotive Parts & Accessories MD Clinics Medical Clinic Merci Beaucoup Restaurant Restaurants Moore's Goodyear Tire & Service Center Tire Sales & Service Morrow Land Group Real Estate Sales Commercial & Residential Motel 6 Hotels/Motels

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Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce Chambers of Commerce Natchitoches Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Tourism/Visitor's Bureau Natchitoches Area Jaycees Non-profit Organization Natchitoches Art Guild & Gallery Art Gallery Natchitoches Community Alliance Economic, Industrial & Community Development Natchitoches Community Care Center Nursing Homes

Natchitoches Council on Aging Non-profit Organization Natchitoches Events Center Conference Hall Natchitoches Family Eye Care Optometry and Ophthalmology Natchitoches Historic District Business Association Non-profit Organization Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission Non-profit Organization Natchitoches Learning Center, LLC/ Bright Beginnings Childcare & Learning Center Natchitoches Lions Club Service Organizations Natchitoches Nursing & Rehab Center Nursing Homes Natchitoches Parish District Attorney's Office Municipal Government Natchitoches Parish Journal, The Newspapers Natchitoches Parish Library Public Library Natchitoches Parish Port Commission Public Port Natchitoches Parish School Board Schools Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Hospital Natchitoches Tans - The Bronzing Boutique Tanning Salon Natchitoches Tax Commission Non-profit Organization Natchitoches Times Newspapers National Center for Preservation Technology & Training Research Center/ Government Agency

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Natural Springs Garden Center & Nursery Garden Centers & Nurseries NexGen Natchitoches Restaurants North Louisiana Economic Partnership Economic, Industrial & Community Development Northwestern Louisiana Cancer Center Oncology Northwestern State University Higher Education Northwestern State University- School of Business Higher Education Northwestern State University Alumni Association Northwestern State University Northwestern State University Foundation Northwestern State University NRMC General Surgery Associates Surgeons NSU Child & Family Network Northwestern State University NSU Child Development Center Childcare & Learning Center NSU Job Location & Development Office Employment Agencies & Services NSU Marketing & Branding Northwestern State University

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O'Nealgas Gas- Propane Equipment & Supplies Office Depot Office Supplies Olivier Woodworks LTD Furniture Outpatient Medical Center Medical Clinic

P Parish of Natchitoches Municipal Government Parkway Cinema Theaters

Peggy's Homemade Pizza Restaurants Pilgrim's Poultry Processing Pioneer Pub Restaurants Pizza Hut Restaurants Plantation Treasures Gift Shop Poole Media Co. Business & Management Consultants Porter's of Natchitoches Dry Cleaners & Laundry Posey's Sports Center Sporting Goods/ Screen Printing

R Rabalais Small Engines, Inc. Outdoor Power Equipment- Sales & Service Raising Cane's Restaurants Red River Waterway Commission Economic, Industrial, & Community Development Rhodes Properties & Development Contractors - General, Residential & Commercial Rhodes Realty, LLC Real Estate Sales Commercial & Residential Ribbit Publishing, LLC Publications/ Magazine River South Commons Shopping Center Retail Ronnie's Auto Glass & Collision Center Automobile - Glass and Collision Center RoyOMartin Plywood Manufacturers Rutledge Plumbing Plumbing Rutledge Road Boring & Water Tapping, Inc. Utilities

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

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Sabine State Bank- Front St. Banks & Banking Associations Sabine State Bank-Keyser Banks & Banking Associates Saint Mary's Catholic School Schools Salon M Beauty Salon Service League of Natchitoches, Inc. Service Organization Sheffield & Sheffield, LLC Accounting & Tax Service Sherwin Williams Paint Retailer Shop Rite Convenience Store Simply Chic Boutique Retail Sodexo Catering Sonic Drive-In- Keyser Restaurants Sonic Drive-In- University Pkwy Restaurants Soul House Retail Southern LP Gas of La., Inc. Gas & Appliance SalesRetail Southern Scripts, LLC Pharmacy Benefits Manager State Farm Insurance Jim Pledger Insurance State Farm Insurance John Torrent Insurance State Farm Insurance Mike Murphy Insurance State Senator Louie Bernard - District 31 Individual State Rep. Gabe Firment Individual State Rep. Jay Luneau Individual State Rep. Kenny Cox Individual State Rep. Rodney Schamerhorn Individual Steak 'n Shake Restaurants

StoryBrew Coffee Cafe Restaurants SuddenLink Internet/Cable/Phone Summit ObGyn of Natchitoches, LLC Obstretics Gynecology SunStream, Inc. Electrical & Mechanical Super 1 Foods #604 Grocers Super 1 Foods #613 Grocers Super 8 Natchitoches Hotels / Motels Sutton Real Estate Agency, Ltd. Real Estate Sales Commercial & Residential Sweet Cane Inn Bed & Breakfast Accommodations Sweet Fruit Delights Gift Shop SWEPCO Utilities - Electric

T Taco Bell Restaurants Ted A Methvin, DDS Dentists The Cabins of Horseshoe Hills Ranch Hotel Resort The Cakery Bakeries The Good House Bed and Breakfast Bed & Breakfast Accommodations The Hall Tree Retail The Hall Tree- Front Street Retail The Landing Presents The Loft Restaurants The Wing Shack Restaurants Thomas, Cunningham, Broadway & Todtenbier, CPAs Certified Public Accountants Thompson Metal Supply Manufacturers Tiny Tots Day Care & Preschool Childcare & Learning Center

Tobacco Warehouse Liquor Stores Toledo Bend Repair Services Contractors - General, Residential & Commercial Tommy's Tees, Inc. Promotional Products Tour Natchitoches with Barbara Tours- Guided Trail Boss Steakhouse Restaurants Tres Bien Antiques Antiques Trickwild Shirt Co. Custom Designed Apparel

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U.S. Congressman Mike Johnson Individual U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. Individual U.S. Senator John Kennedy Individual U.S. Lawns Lawn Service Unified Recycling Resources, LLC Recycling - Broker & Consulting United Way of Northwest Louisiana Non-profit Organization

V Vaughn Chevrolet Buick Cadillac Non-profit Organization

WXYZ Walmart Retail Walsh Timber Company Timber/Timberland Companies Waskom, Brown & Associates Accounting & Tax Service Watson Realty Corp Property Management Wayne Halm Individual Weyerhaeuser Manufacturers Women's Resource Center Non-Profit Organization


business directory CATEGORICAL 2 Way Radio Communications Equipment Sales & Service Kay Radio & Electronics 1776 Hwy 3175, Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-7725 KAYRADIO.COM

Accounting & Tax Service Sheffield & Sheffield, LLC 733 Keyser Ave., Ste. 200, Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 581-4440; (877) 277-7059 sheffield-cpa.com Waskom, Brown & Associates 816 University Parkway #A Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-1520 waskombrown.com

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

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

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

Antiques

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

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

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

Automobile Dealers

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

Attorneys - Law Office Corkern, Crews, Guillet & Johnson, L.L.C. 616 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2302 ccglawfirm.com Dunahoe Law Firm, LCC 402 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-1999; (800) 259-4460 dunahoelaw.com Harrington Law Firm, The 459 Jefferson St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5900 theharringtonlawfirm.com Law Offices of Howard E. Conday, Jr., LLC 113 South Dr., Ste. #4 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-1756 howardcondaylaw.com

BOM - Keyser Avenue 952 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2056 bofm.com BOM - University Pkwy Branch 4157 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-4740 bofm.com

Architects - Full Service Design Firm Apex Architectural Services, LLC 177 Shamard Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 581-3237 apexofla.com

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

Jimmy Granger's Natchitoches Ford Lincoln 7501 Hwy 1 Bypass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-3677 jimmygrangerford.com Legacy Automotive 1798 Hwy 3175 Bypass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3383; (888) 275-4573 legacycdjr.com Vaughn Chevrolet Buick Cadillac 214 Texas St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 346-6367 vaughnvalue.com

Automotive Parts & Accessories McCain Auto Supply, Inc. 106 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8331

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

Banks & Banking Associations

City Bank & Trust Company 146 Rue St. Denis Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-4416 mycitybank.com City Bank & Trust Company Campti Branch 3120 Hwy 71 Campti, LA, 71411 (318) 476-3723 mycitybank.com City Bank & Trust Company Keyser Branch & Bookkeeping 430 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-3729 mycitybank.com

Exchange Bank - South Drive Branch 104 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8141 exchange-bank.com

First Federal Bank of Louisiana 701 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5511 ffbla.bank First Federal Bank of Louisiana 5696 Hwy 1 Bypass, Ste. B Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8383 ffbla.bank Flagstar Bank 3600 Jackson St., Ste. 109 Alexandria, LA, 71303 (318) 228-2402 Hancock Whitney 315 Royal St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 951-4363; (800) 213-2265 hancockwhitney.com Hancock Whitney Natchitoches North 100 Hwy 3175 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-5600; (800) 213-2265

City Bank & Trust Company University Branch 600 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-3722 mycitybank.com

Hancock Whitney - Sibley Lake 4115 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-9733; (800) 213-2265 midsouthbank.com

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

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

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Sabine State Bank - Front Street 780 Front St., Ste. 103 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-9401 sabinebank.com Sabine State Bank - Keyser 737 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-0365 sabinebank.com

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

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

Bed & Breakfast Accommodations Cane River Cottage & Guest House 228 Pratt Lane Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 663-8239 canerivercottage.com Creole Cottage 319 Jefferson St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 413-0579 creolecottage.net Sweet Cane Inn 926 Washington St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5630 sweetcaneinn.com The Good House Bed and Breakfast 314 Rue Poete Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318)332-5195 thegoodhousebandb.com

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

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

Business & Management Counsultants JDavis Consulting P.O. Box 2783 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 348-1318 Poole Media Co. 1101 St. Maurice Ln. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (877) 997-6653 poolemedia.co

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

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

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

Certified Public Accountants Hines, Squyres & Associates, LLC 133 East Fifth St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6458 Thomas, Cunningham, Broadway & Todtenbier, CPAs 321 Bienville St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-3652 tcbtcpa.com

Chambers of Commerce Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce 400 Edwards St. Shreveport, LA, 71101 (318) 677-2500 shreveportchamber.org Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce 373 Second St Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6894 natchitocheschamber.com Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce 1125 W. Mississippi Ave.,Ste. F Many, LA, 71449 (318) 256-3523 sabineparishchamber.com

Childcare & Learning Center A to Z 1, 2, 3 Preschool & Learning Center 1036 Fourth St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-0002 Cobblestones Childhood Development Center, LLC. 524 4th St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-1497 Fay's Daycare & Learning Center 220 Younger Blvd. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352- 1910 Fun Time Palace Day Care, LLC 410 Touline St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-8346 Juz Us Childcare of Natchitoches 342 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-0201 Lil Rascals 1729 Hwy 117 Robeline, LA, 71468 (318) 472-0761 Natchitoches Learning Center, LLC / Bright Beginnings 102 Bienville St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-0977 NSU Child Development Center 1 Caldwell Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71497 (318) 357-6860 cdc.nsula.edu

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

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

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

Computer Sales / Service Computer Allies, Inc. 348 2nd St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8590 computeralliesinc.net

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

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

Contractors - General, Residential & Commercial Cane River Pools and Spas, LLC 215 Celina Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 469-6650 facebook.com/ CaneRiverPoolsandSpas First Psalm Builders 420 Fifth St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 471-4495 Rhodes Properties & Development 404 Rapides Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3733 rhodespropanddev.com Toledo Bend Repair Services 60 Canterberry Rd. Zwolle, LA, 71486 (318) 508-2919

Convenience Store 3 J's Four-Way/ Cypress Knee Outdoors 11028 Hwy 1 South Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 379-2209 cypresskneeoutdors.com Shop Rite 247 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (337) 783-8696 shoprite.org

Convenience Store/Deli

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

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

Engage Federal Credit Union 256 Hwy 3175 Bypass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-7762 engagefcu.com

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

La Capitol Federal Credit Union 311 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-3103 lacapfcu.org

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

Credit Unions

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

Custom Weaponry Bayou Advanced Weapon Systems, LLC 910 Washington St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (833) 246-3473 area318.com

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

Dry Cleaners & Laundry Porter's of Natchitoches 216 Keyser Ave. (Broadmoor S/C) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6173 porters-cleaners.com

Doughnuts Donut Hole of Natchitoches 400 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 521-5924

Economic, Industrial & Community Development Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance 900 Fourth St. Alexandria, LA, 71301 (318) 441-3428 centrallouisiana.org Natchitoches Community Alliance 716 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-7281 nca-la.com North Louisiana Economic Partnership 333 Texas St., Ste. 411 Shreveport, La, 71101 (318) 677-3536 nlep.org Red River Waterway Commission 5941 Hwy 1 ByPass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-7446 redriverwaterway.com

Electrical & Mechanical SunStream, Inc. 808 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-1400

Employment Agencies & Services

La. Workforce Commission Natchitoches American Job Center 303 Bienville St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-3145 laworks.net

Engineering & Surveying

Delta Consulting, Inc. 740 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-3665 deltaces.com Johnson & Pace Inc. 1000 Chinaberry Dr., Ste. 400 Bossier City, LA, 71111 (318) 687-9114 johnsonpace.com

Entertainment - Family Fun CenLA VR Game Truck Rental 388 Rue De Gabriel Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 521-2969 virtualrealitygametruckrental.com Dark Woods Adventure Park 4343 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 332-8546 darkwoodshaunt.com

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

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

Florist Jeanne's Country Garden 300 Jefferson St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-0102 natchitochesflowershop.com Mary Lou's Flowers 117 St. Denis St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-1160 marylousflowers.net

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

Furniture Ivan Smith Furniture and Appliances 936 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5889 ivansmith.com


Gift Shop

Hotel Management Company

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

Mason Salter's 365 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6446; (800) 768-1419 masonsalters.com

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

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

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

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

Gas & Appliance Sales Retail Southern LP Gas of La., Inc. 147 Blanchard Rd. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5453

Super 1 Foods #604 5696 Hwy 1 ByPass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 214-0050 super1foods.com Super 1 Foods #613 318 Keyser Ave. (Dixie Plaza S/C) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-4000 super1foods.com

Dimension Development Two, LLC 769 Highway 494 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8238 dimdev.com Northwestern State University 175 Sam Sibley Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-6011; (800) 327-6011 nsula.edu Northwestern State University - School of Business Russell Hall 202 Natchitoches, LA, 71497

Home Health Care

Lagniappe Homecare Northwest 5770 Hwy 1 ByPass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-1990 lagniappehomecare.com

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

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

Hotels / Motels Kindred At Home 505 Royal St., Ste. A Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-5902 kindredhealthcare.com

Hospice

Best Western Natchitoches 5131 University Pkwy (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6655 Chateau Saint Denis 751 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 951-4105; (888) 900-9937 ChateauSaintDenis.com Comfort Suites Natchitoches 151 Hayes St. (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 228-8816 Days Inn Natchitoches 5135 University Pkwy (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-0783

Heritage Area

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

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

Gift Shop Clary's Christmas Company 584 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-4582 Louisiana Purchase 550 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-0117 frontstreetfudge.com

Hospital Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. 1115 Washington St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-5555

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

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

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

Individual Lt Governor Billy Nungesser PO Box 44243 Baton Rouge, LA (225) 342-7009 crt.state.la.us State Rep. Rodney Schamerhorn 711 Washington Street Alexandria, LA 71301 (318) 357-3116 State Rep. Kenny Cox 781 Hwy 494 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (855) 844-8583

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

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Natchitoches 5137 University Pkwy (@1-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-9911

State Rep. Gabe Firment P. O. Box 83 Hornbeck, LA 71439 (318) 565-4959 Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Natchitoches 5355 University Pkwy (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 214-0700 econolodge.com/LA163 Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott 150 Hayes Ave (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-8007 marriott.com Hampton Inn Natchitoches 5300 University Pkwy (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-0010 natchitoches.hamptoninn.com

State Senator Jay Luneau 711 Washington Street Alexandria, LA 71301 (318) 357-3116 State Senator Louie Bernard 431 Jefferson St. Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 357-3116 U.S. Congressman Mike Johnson 4th District of Louisiana 327 Cannon House Office Bldg. Washington, D.C, 20515 mikejohnson.house.gov

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U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D 703 Hart SOB Washington, DC, 20510 (202) 224-5824 cassidy.senate.gov U.S Senator John Kennedy B11 Russell Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C, 20510 kennedy.senate.gov/public/

Insurance BOM Financial Services 814 Washington St., Ste. 108 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-8000 bofm.com/index.crfm/insurance Cunningham Insurance Agency 431 Rue Jefferson Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8105 cunninghaminsurancegroup.com Farm Bureau Insurance 1911 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 3352-8111 natchitochesfarmbureau.com Kelli Sampson Agency 713 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-0000 shelterinsurance.com State Farm Insurance - Jim Pledger 103 Ralph St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8361 jimpledger.com

Kitchenware & Gifts

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

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

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

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

Internet Service Provider EpicTouch 5909 Hwy 1 Bypass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-0006 epictouch.com

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

Investments

Medical Clinic Cane River Family Medicine 617 Bienville St., Ste. B Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-6401 caneriverfamilymedicine.com MD Clinics, LLC 211 Medical Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 239-4860 Outpatient Medical Center 1640 Breazeale Springs St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-2071 outpatientmedical.org

Merchant Processing BancCard (865) 585-2768

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

Medical Services

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

Municipal Government

Cane River Brewing Company 108 Mill St. Natchitoches LA, 71457 (318) 238-2739 caneriverbrewing.com

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

Natchitoches Parish District Attorney's Office Natchitoches Parish Courthouse Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-2214 Parish of Natchitoches 200 Church St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2714 npgov.org

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

RoyOMartin Plywood 1695 Hwy 490 Chopin, LA, 71447 (318) 379-2855 royomartin.com Thompson Metal Supply 5632 LA-1 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-4800 tmsmetal.com

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

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

National Park Cane River Creole National Historical Park 400 Rapides Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-0383 nps.gov/cari

Natchitoches Tax Commission P.O. Box 639 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-8871 United Way of Northwest Louisiana 820 Jordan St., Ste. 370 Shreveport, LA, 71101 (318) 677-2504 unitedwaynwla.org

Non-Profit Organization American Cancer Society 1604 W Pinhook Rd., Ste. 203 Lafayette, LA, 70508 (318) 663-4489; 1-800-227-2345 cancer.org Better Business Bureau 2006 E. 70th St. Shreveport, LA, 71105 (800) 372-4222 shreveport.bbb.org Boy Scouts of America, Norwela Council 3508 Beverly Place Shreveport, LA, 71104 (318) 868-2774 norwela.org CASA of Central Louisiana, Inc. 1200 Keyser Ave., Ste. B Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-2446 casanet.org Citizens of Democratic Action (CDA) 334 Carver Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 413-2064 City of Natchitoches Festivals, Inc. P.O. Box 370 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 natchjazzfest.com Demons Unlimited Foundation 468 Caspari Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71497 (318) 357-5251 nsudemons.com/demonsunlimited First United Methodist Church Natchitoches 411 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-8296 fumcnla.org

City of Natchitoches 700 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2772 natchitochesla.gov

Internet/Cable/Phone SuddenLink 321 Texas St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (888) 822-5151 suddenlink.com

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

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

State Farm Insurance - John Torrent 4264 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-1046 johntorrent.com State Farm Insurance - Mike Murphy 455 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-7311 mikemurphyagent.com

Newspapers

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

Krewe of Dionysos, Inc. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-8024 kreweofdionysos.com Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation 500 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-4255 lasportshall.com Natchitoches Area Jaycees P.O. Box 193 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6458 natchitochesjaycees.com Natchitoches Council of Aging 1016 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-3250 Natchitoches Historic District Business Association 781 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2746 natchitocheschristmas.com; natchitochescarshow.com Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission Natchitoches, LA, 71457

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

Northwestern State University Northwestern State University Alumni Association 306 Sam SIbley Dr. NSU Student Services Center Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-4025 northwesternstatealumni.com Northwestern State University Foundation 525 University Pkwy. NSU Alumni Center Natchitoches, LA, 71457 NSU Child & Family Network 1800 Warrington Place Shreveport, LA, 71101 (318) 677-3150 cfn.nsula.edu NSU Marketing & Branding 165 Sam Sibley Dr. John S. Keyser Hall, Room 153 Natchitoches, LA, 71497 (318) 357-4245 nsula.edu

Nursing Homes Natchitoches Community Care Center 720 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8296 commcare.com Natchitoches Nursing & Rehab Center 750 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8779 natchitochesrehabcenter.com

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

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

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

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


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

Optometry and Ophthalmology Practice

Louisiana Eye & Laser Center 1055 Parkway Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 487-2020; (877) 861-7770 louisianaeyeandlaser.com Natchitoches Family Eye Care 946 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 367-8194 natchitocheseye.com

Orthodontist Dr. Lee M. Romine 128 E. Fifth St. Natchitoches. LA, 71457 (318) 352-1729 smilesbydrromine.com Lang Orthodontics 129 E 5th St Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 861-0700 geauxsmile.com

Outdoor Power Equipment - Sales & Service Rabalais Small Engines, Inc. 7109 Hwy. 1 ByPass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-11100 rabalaisinc.net

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

Pecans, Pecan Products

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

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

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

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

Pharmacy Benefits Manager

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

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

Promotional Products Tommy's Tee, Inc. 230 S. Service Rd. W Ruston, LA, 71270 (318) 255-2907

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

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

Physician Clinic Dean Dermatology & Skin Therapy 134 E Fifth St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 626-5599 deanderm.com Fast Pace Urgent Care 309 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5221 fastpacehealth.com

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

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

Publications / Magazine Ribbit Publishing, LLC 1730 Grand Oaks Dr. Woodstock, GA, 30188 (404) 731-6397

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

Restaurants Burger King - #22672 5409 University Pkwy (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-0927 Burger King #9862 915 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-9384

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

Public Library

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

Real Estate Sales Commercial & Residential

Bolton Realty 304 University Pkwy. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-0404 boltonrealty.com Cane River Realty 560 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-8220 caneheritagerealty.com Morrow Land Group, LLC 114 Horn St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 228-8248 morrowlandgroup.com Rhodes Realty, LLC 404 Rapides Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3733 RhodesRealtyLA.com Sutton Real Estate Agency, Ltd. 110 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6267 realestatesutton.com

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

Rental Equitment HHR Equipment Rentals (HHR Services, LLC) 5771 Hwy 1 ByPass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-7368 HHRRentals

Research Center / Government Agency National Center for Preservation Technology & Training 645 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-7444 ncptt.nps.gov

Cane River Commissary 4191 Hwy 494 Natchez, LA, 71456 (318) 238-6360 canerivercommissary.com Chick fil-A NSU Marketplace 912 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 Chili's Bar & Grill 932 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-0972 chilis.com El Rio Cantina 1125 Washington St Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 214-6036 Hana Front Street Sushi Bar & Grill 750 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-0989 Huddle House 5306 University Pkwy (@I-49) Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-7711 huddlehouse.com Jimbo's 530 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 Lasyone's Meat Pie Restaurant 622 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-3353 lasyones.com Legacy CafĂŠ 400 MLK Dr., Ste. J Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 460-7460 bdjcenter.org Magee's Patio CafĂŠ 536 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-7200 Maglieaux's Riverfront Restaurant 805 Washington St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-7767 maglieauxs.com

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Mama's Oyster House 608 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-7874 mamasoysterhouse.com Mariner's Restaurant 5948 Louisiana 1 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-1220 marinersrestaurant.com Mayeaux's Steak and Seafood 512 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 521-8080 Merci Beaucoup Restaurant 127 Church St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6634 mercibeaucouprestaurant.com NexGen Natchitoches 203 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 617-6323 nexgennatchitoches.com Peggy's Homemade Pizza 4116 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-9200 peggyshomemadepizza.com Pioneer Pub 812 Washington St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-4884 pioneerpubtime.com

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

Sonic Drive-In - Keyser 805 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 rgsonic.com Sonic Drive-In - University Pkwy 3900 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8763 rgsonic.com Steak 'n Shake NSU Student Union 350 Sam Sibley Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 StoryBrew Coffee Cafe 780 Front St., Ste. 104 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 214-2387 Taco Bell 127 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-1509 The Landing Presents The Loft 530 Front St., Ste. A Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-1579

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Retail Bella Ann's 780 Front St., Ste. 102 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-4510 facebook.com/ bellaannsnatchitoches/ Edna Mae Love LLC 100 Greystone Dr., e2 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 663-5539 ednamaelovellc.com Factory Connection River South Commons S/C 341 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-7766 factory-connection.com Laura's Bayou Glass Shack 910 Washington St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 228-1695 laurasbayouglassshack.com

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

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

Schools Natchitoches Parish School Board 310 Royal St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-2358 npsb.la Saint Mary's Catholic School 1101 E Fifth St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8394 smstigers.com

Security Brown Security Systems 437 Hwy 3191 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-1187 brownssecurity.com Local Flavor 126 St. Denis Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 353-5116 Lou Lou's Boutique 242 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 613-9552 River South Commons Shopping Center 319 South Dr Natchitoches, LA, 71457 Simply Chic Boutique 502 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 521-8009 simplychicapparel.com Soul House 601 Bossier St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 581-5494 The Hall Tree 113 South Dr., Ste. #1 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5631 The Hall Tree - Front Street 600 Front St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-4177 Walmart 926 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-5607 walmart.com

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

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

Pizza Hut 801 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-8559 pizzahut.com Raising Cane's 409 Keyser Ave. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-0023 raisingcanes.com

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

Service Organizations Les Amies of Natchitoches, Inc. 242 Keyser Ave., PMB #301 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 663-0864 Natchitoches Lions Club P.O. Box 773 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-3709

NRMC General Surgery Associates 740 Keyser Ave., Ste. D Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 354-2555; 1-877-924-2555 nrmchospital.org/clinic/ general-surgery-associates/

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

Television Stations KNTS - LD-19 4578 Hwy 3278 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-8817 facebook.com/kntstv

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

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

Tire Sales & Service Despino's Tire Service 1721 Hwy 3175 Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 356-8811 Moore's Goodyear Tire & Service Center 343 South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-8354 Mooresgoodyear.com

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Tourism/Visitor's Bureau

Service League of Natchitoches, Inc. 456 Jefferson St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6723 service-league.net

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

Spa Magnolia Spa & Wellness 131 Touline St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-2843 magnoliaspaandwellness.com

Tourist Attractions Cane River Queen River Boat 103 Rue Beauport Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 663-7787 caneriverqueen.org

Tours - Guided Tour Natchitoches with Barbara 840 Second St. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 663-5468 tournatchitocheswithbarbara.com

Transportation Ecco Ride 300- A Parkway Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 352-6465 eccoride.com EZ-RYDR 105 Glen Alden Circle Oxford, MS, 38655 (270) 791-6796 ez-rydr.com lyft lyft.com

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

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

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

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

Veterinarians Good Hope Veterinary Hospital 128 A South Dr. Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 238-3000 James Veterinary Clinic 7107 Hwy 1 ByPass Natchitoches, LA, 71457 (318) 357-8312

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