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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Join Twin City Ballet Company for our second year of the Twin City Lip Sync Battle to be held on Thursday October 28, 2021, at the Monroe Civic Center Arena. You’re invited to watch your favorite local celebrities as they sing and shake it to the songs everyone knows and loves.  Junior and senior ballet company dancers will be dancing alongside eleven duos, singles, and groups as they battle it ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, September 10, 2021
The West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce hosted a First Responders' Appreciation Lunch on Friday, September 10.   WMWO Chamber members, volunteers and staff are prepared to serve over 500 law enforcement officers and first responders from the City of West Monroe and Ouachita Parish.    “It is with much pleasure for the WMWO Chamber and members of the community to recognize the efforts ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Tuesday, September 07, 2021
 The Board of Directors of the Living Well Foundation announces that grants for the Special Grant Cycle 2021 have been awarded.    A total of $274,000 was awarded to 17 non-profit agencies, including parish hospitals and educators, within Ouachita and surrounding parishes for projects focused to the ongoing recovery from the pandemic and mental health programming.  These include American Red ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, September 07, 2021
   A community concert is being organized to benefit the United Way’s Embrace Louisiana disaster relief fund to assist evacuees and those affected by Hurricane Ida. The concert entitled “Rock & Relief” will be held in downtown West Monroe’s Alley Park on Thursday, September 9, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. The event will be free to attend and open to the public. Monetary donations to the Embrace ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, August 30, 2021
Today, United Way of Northeast Louisiana launched “Embrace Louisiana,” a disaster relief project that will encompass a relief fund, goods drive, and other emergent needs to assist Hurricane Ida evacuees.   “Our Embrace Louisiana Fund will be made possible through the generous contributions of individuals and corporations over and above the vital dollars that are already being given,” said ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, August 09, 2021
   The City of West Monroe was recently recognized by the Louisiana Municipal Association as a winner in the annual Community Achievement Awards for the City’s efforts to revitalize Downtown West Monroe.    West Monroe was presented with the award at the LMA Annual Convention recently held in Baton Rouge. The Community Achievement Awards recognize the achievements of municipalities over the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, May 10, 2021
The West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce was proud to host a Legislative Appreciation Dinner in Baton Rouge this week.  Attendees included members of the Louisiana State legislature, local elected official, honored guests, and representatives from the WMWO Chamber. The dinner, hosted at Longview the offices of Haynie and Associates, and was an opportunity for the Chamber to show ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Political, Community, Press Release
Thursday, May 06, 2021
On April 19th, United Way Northeast Louisiana announced the launch of the Ride United Vaccine Access Campaign. This program gives residents who have transportation challenges free rides to COVID-19 vaccination sites in NELA communities currently covered by Lyft. Residents can access this transportation assistance or learn more by dialing 211. This effort is made possible through a grant from the ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
The National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Chapter (NASW-LA) has named Pamela Saulsberry, Ph.D., the Social Worker of the Year.  The National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Chapter (NASW-LA) has named Pamela Saulsberry, Ph.D., the Social Worker of the Year.    Professor Saulsberry serves as Executive Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, April 08, 2021
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has awarded $125,000 to the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) to fund scholarships for 50 VCOM medical students pursuing careers in primary care medicine.  In receiving news of the grant, VCOM President and Provost Dixie Tooke-Rawlins said, “We appreciate so much the commitment of The Hearst Foundations. As a medical school committed to ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, March 18, 2021
   Keep West Monroe Beautiful has awarded two grants to local businesses as part of the City of West Monroe’s new campaign – “Take West Monroe to the Next Level.”    Take West Monroe to the Next Level is a community campaign recently launched by the City of West Monroe and West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce. The campaign’s purpose is to encourage business owners, residents, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
Keep America Beautiful, the nation's leading community improvement nonprofit organization, has presented Keep West Monroe Beautiful with its 2020 President's Circle Award. The President's Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance by certified affiliates of Keep America Beautiful in creating clean, green and beautiful communities. In qualifying for the President's Circle Award, Keep West ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
February is the month when many companies release their rankings of the country's best online programs.   ULM Online at the University of Louisiana Monroe has an impressive five programs in the top 10 in their respective categories. ULM has 11 total rankings, with five of those being the only university in the state making the ranking. ULM Online’s most recent national rankings follow. An ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Human Interest
Friday, February 26, 2021
The City of West Monroe and West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce are proud to continue to recognize businesses as part of a new community pride campaign known as “Take West Monroe to the Next Level.”    “Take West Monroe to the Next Level” is a community pride campaign that encourages business owners, residents, nonprofit organizations and others to join the City of West Monroe’s ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
Thursday, February 11, 2021
West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber, United Way NELA collaborate for Virtual 211 Day  The West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Northeast Louisiana will collaborate to host 211 Day, a virtual event aimed at bringing awareness to the free service that 211 provides to the community. This virtual event is open to the public and will be livestreamed on Facebook ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
The University of Louisiana Monroe’s Master of Science in Nursing ranks No. 57 of 194 programs, nationally, in the 2021 U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs. Rankings were published Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, on usnews.com.    The ULM OnlineMSN – Gerontologic Clinical Nurse Leader Online is an accelerated CNL program of the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing. The first of its kind offered in ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
  The City of West Monroe and West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce are proud to launch a new community pride campaign known as “Take West Monroe to the Next Level.”    Representatives from the City and Chamber of Commerce held a press conference on January 19 on the steps of City Hall to announce the new campaign in front of local business owners and civic leaders.    “Take West ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, Human Interest