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The Future of Entrepreneurship in Central Louisiana

admin | 09th September, 2019
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The Future of Entrepreneurship in Central Louisiana
Kate Pope Hodel, Co-author of Beyond Collisions: How to Build your Entrepreneurial Infrastructure, will speak at the Quarterly Innovation Luncheon in September.   Beyond Collisions: How to Build your Entrepreneurial Infrastructure is the field guide to building and sustaining entrepreneurship in your community.  Kate will share what she has learned about building entrepreneurial support networks, including four ...

U. S. Army announces partnership with Boise Cascade

admin | 13th August, 2019
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U. S. Army announces partnership with Boise Cascade
                              The U.S. Army and Boise Cascade signed a partnership agreement on August 6, 2019, as part of the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) programat the Boise Cascade Headquarters in Lena, La.   Boise Cascade manufactures engineered wood products, ...

2019 Statewide Economic Development Summit Presented by Entergy

admin | 24th July, 2019
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Larkin Simpson at (318) 441-3400 lsimpson@cenla.org Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance Announces 2019 Statewide Economic Development Summit Presented by Entergy   ALEXANDRIA (July 24, 2019) — Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA) today announced, in collaboration with the Regional Economic Alliance of Louisiana (REAL), it will host the ...

CLEDA Quarterly Innovation Luncheon on the Rural Economy

admin | 01st February, 2019
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CLEDA Quarterly Innovation Luncheon on the Rural Economy
Entrepreneurship and the Rural Community: That’s the theme of CLEDA’s upcoming Quarterly Innovation Luncheon. It will take place on Monday, February 11 at 11:45 AM in the Convention Room at Alexandria City Hall. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Mark Rabenstott, an entrepreneur and global thought leader. He co-founded and is Chairman of MarketSquare, a company delivering ...

Meet Ben

admin | 04th January, 2019
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  Ben Hartman grew up on a 450-acre corn and soybean farm and started his first CSA the summer after graduating from high school. Rachel Hershberger grew up in town but her family had a huge garden and canned a lot. We met at Goshen College, where we both graduated with liberal arts degrees, and ...

Meet Josh

admin | 02nd January, 2019
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Josh Volk has been working on Small Farms for the past 20 years. He started as a mechanical engineer with a garden. Volunteering in community gardens on the weekends he was inspired by to learn production techniques and apprenticed on a tractor scale farm in California before managing farms and setting up tractor based systems ...

Meet Gary

admin | 26th December, 2018
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  In 2006, Gary joined CLEDA as a business coach and in 2008, he was named the Executive Director of the Business Acceleration System (BAS). Over the last 4 years, Perkins has organized several StartUp Weeknd events, served as a judge at two annual Louisiana Tech University’s Top Bulldog Pitch Competition, and been selected to facilitate ...

Meet Wayne

admin | 21st December, 2018
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  Wayne Mullins is a passionate entrepreneur committed to being remarkable and getting extraordinary results for his clients. He regularly provides marketing insights to companies that are generating $50,000,000 to $100,000,000 in annual revenues. However, his passion is helping small business owners and entrepreneurs challenge their assumptions, creating value where they’ve never looked, and increasing ...

Meet Danelle

admin | 18th December, 2018
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  Our next speaker is Danelle Myer and she will be talking about The First 8 Years. Danelle grew up on a soybean, corn and cattle farm near Logan, Iowa, where her family continues to farm today. She studied public relations at the University of Northern Iowa and has worked in marketing, advertising, PR, events and ...

We’re Hiring

admin | 06th December, 2018
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We’re Hiring
  WE’RE HIRING!   I’m so excited to announce that our team is expanding to include a full-time Farmers Market Manager! The pay is good and the benefits are great! This is a full-time position located in Alexandria Louisiana. Have I told you that: Our team does regular *Take Your Kayak to Work* Days? They ...