Chamber event to honor local industry

Staff reports

The Ascension Chamber of Commerce will host its first ‘Industrial Connections’ event spotlighting the parish’s local industry Thursday, Nov. 12 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m at Elegant Affairs in Prairieville

Dan Borne’, President of the Louisiana Chemical Association, will be the guest speaker and will discuss the many ways that Ascension Parish chemical industry helps our parish stay strong and vibrant.

Sponsoring and participating plants include Air Liquide America LP, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., BASF, Lion Copolymer, OxyChem, Potash Corp., Rubicon LLC, Shell Chemical Company, Westlake Vinyls Company LP and Williams Olefins, LLC.

“This is a great opportunity for Ascension Chamber members to network with our local industry,” Chamber President/CEO Sherrie Despino said.

There is no charge for this event and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Chamber members must RSVP to attend this event by phoning the Chamber office at 647-7487 or e-mail

Non-Chamber members interested in attending can contact the chamber office for information on joining the chamber.