The Cane River National Heritage Area, the Natchitoches Historic District Business Association, the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce, the Natchitoches Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Natchitoches Main Street have collaborated to create a Shop Local campaign with the intention of highlighting the unique methods businesses are employing in the wake of the COVID-19 shut downs. The campaign landing page lists local businesses that have made announcements about the creative strategies they are using to serve their customers and patrons. All area businesses are invited to participate in this campaign, regardless of organization affiliation. To submit your business strategy or to view the current list of businesses, visit NatchitochesChamber.com/Local. Additionally, any business who would like a shout out on social media can tag any of the organizations listed or use the hashtags #GoNatchitoches and #GoLocal.
“With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) now declared a global pandemic, we cannot help but think of our local businesses and business owners. We believe in the power of the Natchitoches community to support each other during these times and comply with the current social distancing recommendations,” write the committee members.
Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that manages the congressionally designated Cane River National Heritage Area. Its mission is to preserve and promote the cultural and natural resources of Cane River and encourage economic development by strengthening heritage tourism in the region.
The Natchitoches Historic District Business Association is a not-for-profit organization comprised of business owners and the like who strive to promote Natchitoches, encourage visitation and provide support for events and festivals.
The Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to making the Natchitoches area a thriving business community by promoting commerce, strengthening people, and improving lives.
Natchitoches Main Street strives to make Natchitoches a more vibrant and creative city in which to live, work and play.
The Natchitoches Area Convention & Visitors Bureau’s mission is to maximize economic growth by generating overnight stays through promoting tourism marketing, convention and meeting business and festivals and events throughout Natchitoches Parish and to lead sustained efforts in tourism and economic development through community engagement and partnerships in Natchitoches.