News & Announcements

News & Announcements

Cenla Moving & Delivery Opens New Offices

Cenla Moving & Delivery Services President Wayne Thomas (at right with scissors) cuts the ribbon along with his wife Chericia Wednesday, November 3, 2021, outside of their new offices at 3600 Jackson Street, Suite 112. The company has been serving central Louisiana as a home-based business for the past seven years and recently opened a new office in the Dunbar Plaza building.

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Walker Automotive Adds Mazda Dealership

Walker Automotive President Lawrence Searcy (center, with scissors) cuts the ribbon Tuesday morning at the new Walker Mazda dealership at 1616 MacArthur Drive. Mazda is the latest car line to join the many vehicle offerings from the 102-year-old Walker Automotive company.

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AFCO Industries Celebrates 75th Anniversary

AFCO Alexandria Plant Employee of the Year Keodre Frazier (center, with scissors) cuts the ribbon Tuesday morning, Oct. 5, as part of the company's 75th anniversary celebration at the company headquarters building at 3400 Roy Street. The 100 percent employee owned company is one of the nation’s leading building products manufacturers. With plants in Alexandria, Olive Branch, Miss., and Olmsted, Ill., AFCO is a vertically integrated producer of aluminum, plastic, and fiberglass products. The company’s products can be found in the home centers, lumber yards, and distributors nation-wide.

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Beacon Behavioral Hospital Holds Ribbon Cutting

Program Director Shareka Moore-Roque, LCSW, (center left with scissors) and Vice President of Patient Outreach Tabatha Golding (center right with scissors) jointly cut the ribbon Thursday afternoon, Oct. 14, for the grand opening of Beacon Behavioral Hospital's newest Intensive Outpatient Program clinic, located at 80 Versailles Blvd., Suite C. This is Beacon's ninth Intensive Outpatient Program clinic in Louisiana. The center's therapy staff provides comprehensive and confidential treatment to those suffering from depression and other mood disorders, changes in behavior, psychosis and major...

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Ribbon Cutting at Ugly Mug Marketing

Tim Johnson (center, with scissors) cuts the ribbon Tuesday afternoon during a ribbon cutting and open house Tuesday afternoon at Ugly Mug Marketing, located at 325 Desoto Street.

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Fostering Community Holds Ribbon Cutting Event

Fostering Community Holds Ribbon Cutting Event Fostering Community Co-Founder and Board President Allyson Marlowe (center left with scissors) and Fostering Community Co-Founder and Executive Director Andria Fontenot (center right with scissors) cut the ribbon Thursday morning at Fostering Community, located at 3336 Prescott Road. Fostering Community works to improve the lives of children impacted by foster care through advocacy, resources, and support. There are more than 4,000 children in foster care in Louisiana.

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City Commends Businesses for Solving Local Traffic Issue

Alexandria, La. (July 22, 2021) — Drivers using the service road along MacArthur Drive near the intersection with Castle Road are well acquainted with long delays, especially around lunch and dinner time as drivers line up to use the drive thru at Raising Cane’s. The good news is those delays are about to disappear as the restaurant is expanding its parking lot and drive thru lanes thanks to a neighbor’s willingness to relocate their business. “It was a problem off and on,” explained Tracy Thames, a managing partner of the Auto Parts & Supply NAPA store that was next door to the...

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Alexandria Whataburger Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

Alexandria Whataburger Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony Representatives with Whataburger formally broke ground for the restaurant's new Alexandria location at 6240 Coliseum Blvd. Wednesday morning, July 21, 2021. Participating in the groundbreaking ceremony are (from left) Whataburger Area Manager Arin Fenton, Alexandria store General Manager Lashonda Lonnette, Owner/Franchisee Chris Johnson, Whataguy, Director of Marketing Maci Dover and Alexandria City Council Member At-Large Lee Rubin. The Alexandria Whataburger, expected to open in mid-October, will feature the same design as the Pineville...

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NAPA Auto Parts Holds Ribbon Cutting at New Location

NAPA Auto Parts Holds Ribbon Cutting at New Location Managing Partner Tracy Thames (center with scissors) cuts the ribbon Saturday morning at the new location of NAPA Auto Parts at 1898 MacArthur Drive. Joining him are store founder I.B. Thames and his wife Betty Thames, Timmy Thames (white shirt to center left) and company president Isra Thames (blue shirt to center right) along with store employees and representatives of the Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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Royal Cambridge Housing Community Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Royal Cambridge housing community holds ribbon cutting ceremony Alexandria Housing Authority Board Chair Jannease Seastrunk and Alexandria Housing Authority Executive Director Stephan Fontenot (center with scissors) jointly cut the ribbon Tuesday morning, July 6, at the Royal Cambridge housing community. Comprised of three distinct affordable housing sites -- Woodland Pointe, Cambridge Place and Royal Ridge -- totaling 384 units for families, the $50 million project is the result of a partnership between the Alexandria Housing Authority and BGC Advantage.

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