Welcome to the website of the Franklinton, Louisiana Chamber of Commerce! This site will help find information about the sites and sounds of our “Fair” town.
To view the area businesses that are members of the Chamber, click “Member Directory” above. If you are thinking of visiting Franklinton, be sure to check out the upcoming events listed in our Events section. For other helpful links about Franklinton, see the Quick links posted below or the Franklinton Area Economic Development website. For information about Washington Parish, visit the Washington Economic Development Foundation website. Also, be sure to visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/franklintonchamber/.
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE CHAMBER!
Steve and Sara Robins are pleased to announce their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 3rd. Namatasty offers delicious specialty coffees, muffins and custard treats. Come out and support Steve and Sara as they cut their ribbon and indulge in some of the tasty treats they have to offer!
Namatasty is located at:
1054 Tanglewood Dr., Franklinton, Louisiana 70438
Riverside Medical Center will host a "Tailgate for TATAS on Saturday, November 4th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This is a family-friendly tailgate party to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer. There'll be entertainment and jambalaya and gumbo cook off contests. Proceeds go to women's health and education in our community. Good food, entertainment and the LSU/Alabama game! Could there be a better way to spend your Saturday? Come out and support this worthy cause!
The Fall Decorating Contest sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.
The judges had a really difficult task on Saturday, October 14th, trying to pick winners - there were so many beautiful displays to choose from. Ultimately they considered creativity, originality, content, color and effort that went into the displays. Many did a wonderful job of tying the Fair theme and their product or service. Kudos to everyone who participated, you really showed your Fair spirit. I want to give a big shout out to the judges who gave up their Saturday to participate in this event with us, and to Brent Jones of the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office who drove us from one end of town to the other and back again with no complaints! Good Man! Also need to thank Claire McGuire and Kristi Knight who delivered signs to the winners, as well as my daughter and granddaughter, Missy and Allie Stevens who gave me a hand.
Pictured below are some of the First Place Winners. All of the winners are pictured on the Chamber's Facebook page:
Kudos to Sarah Cook
Congratulations to Chamber of Commerce Treasurer, Sarah Cook, chosen to be in the Member Spotlight of the Police Jury of Louisiana's August newsletter. Sarah was chosen for her "willingness to work hard and go above and beyond what is asked of her." We wholeheartedly agree with that assessment! Please join us in congratulating Sarah on a job well done!
BATTLE OF THE BUSINESSES SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT -
TO BE RESCHEDULED
The Battle of the Businesses Softball Tournament previously scheduled for this Saturday, October 7th, has been cancelled due to several scheduling conflicts. This event will likely be rescheduled after the first of the year, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, please spread the word to anyone that might have planned on participating. Questions? Call Sarah Cook - 985-515-0720.
HONORING OUTGOING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,
LINDA E. CRAIN
The Franklinton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors honored outgoing Executive Director, Linda E. Crain, at their monthly meeting Wednesday, August 23rd at Sugar Shack. FCC President Coylean Schloegel presented Linda with a plaque honoring her leadership and dedicated service from 2007-2017, and a gift basket filled with goodies. Enjoy your retirement Linda, we will miss you!
Home of Miss Teen USA, Katherine Haik!
Administrative Professionals Day Winners
Favorite store for shopping – Dirt Cheap (modeling clothing – Martha McNeal)
CONGRATULATIONS to Dirt Cheap - named Franklinton's Favorite Store to Shop at the Administrative Professional's Day luncheon in April. Stop by Dirt Cheap at 1908 Washington St, Franklinton, LA 70438 and see why they're Franklinton's favorite!
Best table decorations – Circle T
Congratulations to Circle T for winning "Best Table Decorations" at the Administrative Professional Days Luncheon! Stop by Circle T at 1610 Washington Street, Franklinton, LA for western wear, boots, jewelry, t-shirts, flags, rugs, local honey and jelly, fishing and hunting supplies, pet supplies, gifts, and more - whew! you name it, they've got it! Stop on by.
Video – Mt. Hermon TV - Click link to see the video from the Administrative Professionals Day