The Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce announced a new level of membership for college students ages 18-21. This level of membership is targeted to students who are interested in networking with local professionals and decision makers; the Student Membership is $35 for a year, and includes all the benefits of an Individual Member of the Chamber, such as exclusive invites to Chamber events, and access to member pricing for events, but at a steeply discounted rate. The only requirement is that the person be a full-time student in that age bracket. The intent is to better engage talent at Northwestern State University and, in turn, connect that talent to local business.
This level of membership is the same price as annual membership with Natchitoches Young Professionals (NYP), which is an initiative of the Chamber of Commerce. While NYP provides many of the same opportunities, membership is not open to anyone under 21. “This new level of membership should help us get more students involved in the community, specifically the business community,” says Acting President Tony Davis. “It addresses the age gap for students who are eager to learn more about working in Natchitoches, but are not quite old enough to engage with NYP.”
“Making individual membership affordable for students is an important move towards fostering student interest and opportunity in the community,” Director of Membership Experience Maggie Harris says. “There are students who are serious about wanting to jump start their careers, and this new initiative will give students the chance to build their professionals networks.” Harris is a full-time employee with the Chamber, as well as a full-time student at Northwestern State University.
For those students interested in joining either Natchitoches Young Professionals or the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce, email Membership@NatchitochesChamber.com or simply visit www.NatchitochesChamber.com .
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