About The Chamber

The Lafourche Chamber of Commerce is a membership driven, nonprofit organization of businesses and professionals who work together to strengthen the business climate and the quality of life of Lafourche Parish, Grand Isle and the Bayou Region.

The Chamber was formed in July 1994, as a result of the merger of the Central Lafourche and South Lafourche Chambers of Commerce. This united entity represents a simple, but great area. Lafourche Parish, also known as “The Longest Street in the World”, connects the communities of Thibodaux, Raceland, Mathews, Lockport, Larose, Cut Off, Galliano, Golden Meadow, Leeville and Port Fourchon. But the organization’s representation does not stop there. The Chamber also represents the small town of Grand Isle. The Chamber serves as a catalyst to organize and direct the energies of those who believe that a community worth living in is a community worth investing in to make it better.

Mission

To serve as a professional leader in the growth of Lafourche by promoting businesses and providing resources which support the common interests of the community.

Vision

To have businesses be active members of the Lafourche Chamber of Commerce that will allow for greater growth in the community.

Values

  • We encourage fellowship by providing networking and educational opportunities that appeal to the business community.
  • We strive to communicate openly with members and welcome others into the process.
  • We seek to promote development in our community to existing and potential businesses and individuals.
  • We engage members by supporting common political and environmental interests of the community through active involvement in issues related to restoration/protection, infrastructure, education and economic development and governmental affairs.

Chamber Committees

Events & Marketing

Division Chair:  Ashley Barrios and Dana Adams

The Marketing Division of the Chamber promotes and maintains enthusiasm and leadership in strengthening the Chamber’s ability to build a quality business community. The division also increases, coordinates and maintains a strong membership in order to provide a sound financial base for the organization.

Economic Development

Division Chair:  Timothy Bush and Andrea Herrington

The Chamber’s Economic Development Committee promotes and supports the business climate through the enhancement of personal relationships between The Chamber and the business community. The committee also helps develop an environment that will attract new businesses, industrial growth and expansion opportunities for businesses within the region.

Governmental Affairs

Division Chair:  John Lombardo and Henri Boulet

The Governmental Affairs Committee fosters positive relations between governmental entities/officials and The Chamber. The committee also monitors federal, state and local issues that are directly relative to the interest of the Chamber membership. Issue related breakfast and lunch meetings are also a regular occuring function of this division as are political forums.

** If you are interested in joining one of these committees, please contact The Chamber. **