Chairman's Message

Chairman's Message

I want to thank each of you for affording me the opportunity to serve as the Chairperson for 2021 for our West Calcasieu Chamber of Commerce. After navigating a very challenging year in 2020, it is my hope that we can all, as members, board members, executive board, executive director, and staff, bring new ideas and experiences to 2021, making ourselves greater and stronger than ever before as a business community.
In 2020, we saw the strength and courage of our members as they experienced Covid 19, two hurricanes and their aftermath, and a national election. We have witnessed our members tear down, rebuild and help others do likewise, both on a business and a personal level. This new year will be different from past years because of the events of 2020, but I am confident that we are all committed to accomplish the mission and goals of our chamber with even greater intensity because we are Louisiana Strong.
Our cities of Sulphur, Vinton and Westlake are where we live, where we do business, and where we practice our faith. We will not let adversity impede the progress we have made or hinder what we have committed to achieve in the coming years. West Calcasieu is still, and always will be, a significant area of economic growth and prosperity. And we, as the West Calcasieu Chamber of Commerce, play a significant role in the continued success of our region.
Thank you for your membership in our West Calcasieu Chamber of Commerce. I implore you to be an active member of the West Calcasieu Chamber of Commerce in 2021. Attend chamber functions and utilize the services of fellow chamber members. When we work together for our common causes, we can accomplish more and we will achieve the goals we have set for our organization. I pledge on behalf of our board members, executive board, executive director and staff that we will do all within our power to serve you and our community with dedication and integrity.


Debby Nabours
Chairperson
West Calcasieu Chamber of Commerce


Greetings from the West Calcasieu Chamber of Commerce (WCCC) and the communities of Sulphur, Vinton, and Westlake! We all find ourselves in a unique position as we forge ahead into 2021. There have been huge changes in the economics of our area due to Covid 19 and two major hurricanes. We have experienced many challenges in our communities. However, we are confident that the citizens, business owners, and corporate leaders of our area will respond with enthusiasm in the rebuilding and restoration process, making us bigger and even more solid than ever before. We, as the WCCC, will continue to focus on economic development, member enrichment, community involvement and an ever-expanding quality of life.
The cities of Sulphur, Westlake and Vinton are extraordinary places in which to live and do business. Each city offers a myriad of opportunities to establish a new business or to continue an existing business. The businesses in these cities are customer-focused; they know their clients by their names and work to provide the best customer experience possible. Each municipality provides remarkable options for homebuilding and the growth of families.
Our WCCC also participates in the Southwest Economic Alliance, joining the efforts of West Calcasieu to the efforts to the parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Cameron, East Calcasieu, and Jeff Davis. Our WCCC is, and will be, actively involved with state and federal initiatives to improve and create additional economic opportunities to draw businesses to our state and region.
We want to encourage the businesses in our area to persevere in spite of the challenges of 2020. We welcome new businesses who choose to partner with our WCCC to further enhance the economic health of West Calcasieu. West Calcasieu is, and always has been, an amazing area for economic growth. We thank you for the role you have played and look forward to even greater success in 2021.

Sincerely,
Lena McArthur
Executive Director
West Calcasieu Chamber of Commerce