one of the most active Chambers in South Louisiana
The Chamber serves the parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis. Our objective is to expand the service area to coincide with economic growth, the availability of organization resources and the interest of other adjacent areas.
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come see why major corporations and small to medium businesses flourish in sOUTHWEST LOUISIANA
We have transportation by rail, interstate, deep and shallow water ports, including the 11th largest port in the nation, and one of the longest runways on the Gulf Coast, located close to Houston. We offer job training programs & financial incentives.
In Southwest Louisiana you can enjoy a day of sun, sand, and surf on the coast of the "The Cajun Riviera”
Don’t leave without touring the Lake Charles Charpentier District, the architectural legacy of Michigan lumbermen who chopped down the trees here, then built their own distinct style of houses. SWLA has so much to offer!
we support key legislative which affects our business communityThe Chamber SWLA is a non-partisan organization that supports legislation based upon the following criteria: Benefits the overall needs of the economy in SWLA | Benefits the business community at large | Upholds responsible government & pro-business legislation.
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Doug Gehrig, the company’s president, has overseen the family business which started in 1972 with a store located on Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles. Today, the company has grown to 10 locations in Lake Charles, Iowa, Sulphur, Westlake and DeQuincy.
"This business has been wonderful to us. We’ve worked hard at it,” Gehrig said. "And since we are a leader in the region for growth, I believe in giving back so I do a lot for the community.”
Gehrig puts a premium on helping, especially when he finds people or organizations that are working to improve themselves.