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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top banking regulator has joined colleagues in a dozen other states asking Congress to clear the way for banks to do business with the marijuana industry.

The Advocate reports that John Ducrest, commissioner of the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions, was one of 13 state financial regulators signing a letter to congressional leaders in late August seeking "safe harbor" legislation for banks.

LaSalle Lumber Job Fair For New Urania Mill

Aug 1, 2018

LaSalle Lumber Company, supported by LED FastStart®, will conduct a job fair on Tuesday, Aug. 7 to identify potential employees for salaried positions at its new state-of-the-art sawmill in Urania. The job fair will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Urania Recreation Center located at 6635 Tannehill Drive.

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Question: When we were growing up my father constantly reminded us to be responsible with money. But I always got the feeling with him it was about much more than being responsible. He seemed to get a lot of validation out of how much money we had, which I think went too far. As a result, I find myself shy about teaching my own kids financial responsibility for fear they’ll get the same message from me. Suggestions?

 

Most of the time we communicate our messages very clearly, despite what we say.

No where is that more true than in the home.

Scared of Scams

May 16, 2018
Scared of Scams
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How do you know who to hire when you’re looking for financial advice?

 

Well, I have bit of bad news - slimy types will always be drawn to any profession offering access to people’s money.

The good news is they aren’t the only ones out there.

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I-20 Top 20 is Tuesday, May 1 from 6-8 p.m. at La. Tech University Hall. The event is a marketplace of ideas and innovation, as well as a networking opportunity for new or experienced entrepreneurs.

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The Northeast Louisiana Workforce Development Summit is Tuesday, April 24 at 8:30 a.m. The goal of the summit is to build and strengthen relationships between the business industry and education in the Northeast Louisiana region.

The summit begins with opening remarks from Courtney Hornsby, the president of the West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce. Afterward, speakers Larry Alexander of the State Department of Education and Paul Helton of the Louisiana Economic Development are presenting the "Importance of Partnerships."

Mayo Announces Date For State of The City Address

Jan 5, 2018
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Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo will hold the 2018 City of Monroe State of
the City Address on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at the Monroe
Civic Center Arena. The public is invited to attend.

Doors will open at 11:15 am. Attendees will be able to view various
departmental displays, network with each other and talk with various city
officials. The official program will begin at 12:15 pm.

What is the value of shopping with local merchants this holiday season? Join 90.3 KEDM Public Radio for Policy and a Pint: Small Business Value in a Dot Com World  to find out.  Our "LIVE" public forum will feature leaders from business and government answering you questions about how to compete against internet and catalog sales and what that can mean for our local economy. 

The event will be held Tuesday, November 14 at Enoch's Irish Pub in Monroe. Policy and a Pint will begin at 5:30 pm with a meet and greet for our listeners. The radio discussion begins at 6 p.m. 

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A huge converting and logistics facility will be built in Ouachita Parish near Ouachita High School and the now vacant Guide Plant. The facility will house Graphic Packaging’s Carton Folding Plant and DHL’s Logistics and Distribution Operation.  The 1.27 million square foot facility will be bigger than the Louisiana Superdome.

DHL will construct the building and the adjoining distribution center. The total construction investment for the new Monroe facility will be over $84 million.

Local Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Across I-20

Apr 24, 2017
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Tuesday, April 25th Louisiana Tech University will be holding the 5th annual I-20 Top 20 Showcase. The event will take place at 6:00 p.m. in University Hall.

The I-20 Top 20 Showcase allows local entrepreneurs, whether that be students or professionals, to pitch innovative ideas and startup plans. Guest will hear some of the participant's pitches and will be able to see displays of all the participants ideas. 

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