Landrieu speaks at Chamber luncheon

“Say focused on the important things,” said Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu, “And this will help you through the rough patches.”

Landrieu was the guest speaker at the Kaplan Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon held at the KC Hall.

Speaking to a standing room only audience, the Lt. Governor said Kaplan was fortunate to have elected officials, a chamber, businesses and the people who all work together to keep the city alive, thriving and rich in economic culture.

“By adding to what you already have,” he said, “you can create jobs and you still won’t lose your unique culture.”

In his travels throughout the country, Landrieu says he makes connections that will hopefully filter down to the cities and communities to promote their own economic culture.

Tourism is alive and well in the state because it provides many outlets that keep people employed.

Some of these include cultural workers in the areas of music, film, design, literary, historic preservation, culinary arts, performing arts, visual arts and crafts.

Landrieu said Kaplan “is alive and prospering” compared to the many small towns he sees dying and becoming ghost towns.

More pictures will be printed in next week’s Herald.

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