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Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 1:07 PM

Bollinger Foundation Seeks Nominations for Scholarship Grants

The Bollinger Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 2015 grant awards. Assistance is available for families who have lost a parent or guardian where either the deceased or surviving parent or guardian worked or continues to work in the field of public housing, community development, or economic development. Should you know of someone that could benefit from this fantastic award, please follow the link to inquire more information.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Madison Parish Port announces acquisition

It was announced Friday, February 7, 2014, in St. Paul, Minnesota, that CHS has acquired the fertilizer business and business related fertilizer assets of Terral River Service, Lake Providence, LA.Terral River Service is a river transportation service company specializing in the bulk storage and handling of dry and liquid materials along the Mississippi River system.

CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their business through its domestic and global operations. CHS, a Fortune 100 company, supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with business solutions including insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.

Terry Murphy, Madison Parish Port Commission Director gave the following statement, “ The Madison Parish Port Commission is very optimistic that the presence of a fortune 100 company with global operations throughout the world will soon own property adjacent to the port.  Hopefully, their presence in the Delta parishes will enhance the possibilities for economic development, will enhance job development and increase jobs and opportunities for agriculture and agri-business related industries.”

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Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Delta Regional Authority invests $139,000 to support healthy living among northeast Louisiana workforce

Delta Regional Authority invests $139,000 to support healthy living among northeast Louisiana workforce. DRA investment will combat the high toll of chronic disease through behavioral change in the workplace

MONROE, La. – Northeast Louisiana will receive a major investment in resources to combat chronic disease among the Delta region’s workforce, Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill announced today. The DRA initiated a $139,432.50 investment to support a coalition of public health agencies in three northeast Louisiana parishes in working with hospitals and small businesses to improve health outcomes by promoting behavioral changes in the workplace. 

“With the support of the Delta Regional Authority, the North Louisiana Regional Health Alliance is working to implement an innovative Pilot Worksite Wellness Program at three of the largest healthcare providers in Morehouse, Richland & Union parishes,” said Jinger Greer, North Regional Alliance Executive Director. 

The investment is part of the DRA’s Healthy Workforce Challenge which has funded programs in five states to incentivize healthy lifestyles through workplace programming. The programs designed by recipients include employee health assessments, access to healthy food options, fitness challenges, wellness classes, training and workshops. 

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Posted on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Business Solutions Beyond Reform


Are you in compliance with the Affordable Care Act?

Health care reform is moving ahead full speed. With it comes complex HR compliance challenges for businesses. The confusion due to the countless delays, misinformation and false starts by the federal government has led many employers to question whether they are covered by the law's mandate and, if so, to what extent.

LABI invites all business owners, brokers and HR professionals to join us for a presentation by health care economist Michael Bertaut of Blue Cross Blue Shield Louisiana about ACA compliance issues and trends and the direction business owners can expect with the employer mandate in his highly regarded presentation, "Business Compliance with the Affordable Care Act: Just How Far Behind Are You?"

Bertaut will address some basic and very important questions to help you better identify your obligations under ACA based on your size and the number of people you employ. This will make it easier to determine if your business is compliant with the Employer Mandate outlined in ACA.

Can't make it? Watch the webinar.

If you can't make it to the LABI Conference Center Nov. 13, make sure to watch the live webinar at


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