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Northshore Focus

Sponsored by Northshore Chambers of Commerce

  • 23 May 2016
  • Author: Amite Chamber
  • Number of views: 451

THE AMITE  DELEGATION. Police Chief Jerry Trabona, Lt. Rodney Varnado, City Administrator Pris DiLorenzo, Tom Ed Brumfield, Fred Carpenter, Mayor Buddy Bel, First Lady Donna Edwards, Jennifer Decota, Assistant to the Mayor Carol Brooke, Assistant City Clerk Kyra McDaniel, Amite Oyster Queen Kallin McDaniel and City Coordinator Vince LaBarbera.

Not shown, Chamber President Claire Bel, Chamber Vice President Kelly Wells, and City Attorney Brad Stevens. 

This was part of Northshore Focus, a day sponsored by the northshore Chambers of Commerce. Governor John Bel Edwards spoke to the group at the Mansion, prior to the group moving on to the Capitol. 

Covington Dance Company

May Branch Award Winner

  • 13 May 2016
  • Author: Amite Chamber
  • Number of views: 493

From left to right: Laura Lynn Covington Mathews and Amite Chamber President, Claire Bel


The Amite Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Covington Dance Company. It is businesses, such as yours, that have helped shape and prosper our flourishing community and we thank you for all you do.

Covington Dance Company was established in 2006 and employes 5 and has quickly grown to include ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and pointe dance styles since its' beginning in 2006. CDC was one of 50 studios across America chosen in 2010 by Bowl Games of America to perform in the halftime of the 2011-2012 BCS National Championship Game! CDC was chosen by Dance the Magic, Inc. to perform in the Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade and Holiday Spectacular in 2012! 

Covington Dance Company offers private dance team camps that are held on location at a school or studio and are individualized for each team. we come to your school or studio and focus on your teams only, ensuring your dances are unique and creative!!! Private camps are held during the summer months and pricing is based on the number of dances learned during the week. You may choose from a one, two, three, four, or five day itinerary and learn up to three routines per day. Visit to learn more.

Roseland Montessori School

Law Day

  • 9 May 2016
  • Author: Amite Chamber
  • Number of views: 416
Friday, May 6, 2016  Ms. Patti Oppenheim, attorney in St. Tammany Parish visited Mrs. Lasigi's 5th grade class at Roseland Elementary Montessori School. 

Ms. Oppenheim visited as part of Judges/Lawyers in the classroom for Law Day 2016. This is a special program offered by the LA Center for Law & Civic Education.  The students thoroughly enjoyed the visit and learned many things such as what education is required to be an attorney and the daily activities an attorney participates in. Mrs. Oppenheim emphasized the importance of Mathematics and Science to the students and encouraged them to continue striving to do their best. 

Tanya Sparks of Child Advocacy Services

Guest Speaker

  • 13 April 2016
  • Author: Amite Chamber
  • Number of views: 456


Tanya Sparks of Child Advocacy Services was the Guest Speaker today at Mike's Catfish Inn.


Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals Awards Lynn Ponder

  • 7 April 2016
  • Author: Amite Chamber
  • Number of views: 466


Congratulations to Lynn Ponder for being awarded the Volunteer of the Year for his 40+ years of service to the Tangipahoa Parish Fair. From left to right: Lynn Ponder and Heather Howell.



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