U. S. Chamber Affiliates with  New Chamber

U. S. Chamber Affiliates with New Chamber

BATON ROUGE — The United States Chamber of Commerce has announced its affiliation with the Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge Parish.

As a result, members of the local Chamber will automatically be members of the U.S. Chamber and enjoy all member benefits without additional cost, Chamber EBR executive director Bob Breaux said.

The new Chamber was formed in May to provide a voice for small business owners in the parish.  The group said it supports free enterprise, limited government, individual rights, lower taxes, and traditional values.  Breaux said the group will advocate on behalf of these principles before the Metro Council, the Louisiana Legislature, and Congress.

Some members of the Chamber EBR have been critical of BRAC, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, for its support of the ALIVE and CATS taxes and its opposition to the new Southeast Baton Rouge School System.

The Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge holds a monthly Membership Meeting at 11:30 a.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month at Café Américain, 7521 Jefferson Highway.   The meeting is open to current and retired business owners, guests, and members of the media.

Breaux said the Chamber is establishing offices at 7047 Jefferson Highway, Suite A, and will announce a grand opening soon.

Membership in the Chamber EBR costs $150 a year, which includes U.S. Chamber membership.  For membership eligibility and a membership application, go to www.ChamberEBR.com or call Bob Breaux at 225-279-6008.

Membership in the U.S. Chamber carries with it access to a wide range of publications, conferences, educational seminars, and services.  For information on the U.S. Chamber, go to www.USChamber.com.

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