Chamber seeks to create comprehensive list of diverse businesses

Businesses will be categorized into these six areas.

Source: Natchitoches Chamber of Commerce

The Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce seeks assistance to compile a comprehensive list of minority owned businesses. There have been an overwhelming number of requests for this list both directly to the Chamber and on social media as the community rallies to support people of color.

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The Chamber has created a landing page at, where minority business owners can submit their business’ information and those seeking to support minority owned businesses can view the list as it is updated. There is no requirement to be a Chamber member to participate.

41% of the population in the city of Natchitoches is African American. Making an effort to support black owned businesses strengthens the community, creates jobs and grows our local economy.

“Any time our community rallies to support our local economy, we are going to do everything we can to make that process easier,” said Chamber President Laura Lyles.

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.