WMWO Chamber of Commerce Introduce New Iniative “Take Monroe to the Next Level”

Community kicks off "Take West Monroe to the next level" initiative
Published: Jan. 19, 2021 at 10:14 PM CST
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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE) -“Take West Monroe to the Next Level” is a community campaign to encourage business owners, residents, and non-profits to take greater pride in West Monroe.

Officials from the city and Chamber of Commerce held a press conference Tuesday. They gathered at the steps of city hall to announce the new campaign in front of local business owners and civic leaders. The initiative particularly pertains to the community’s appearance.

“We really want to encourage business to take a look at your buildings, take a look at the facade and take a look at your parking lot and if you’ve got some ideas and you’re interested in making improvements call the chamber,” said Lila Strode, the President of West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce. West Monroe Mayor Staci Mitchell said the campaign is more than just about picking up litter.

“I want the business as well as all the residents in west Monroe to think about how we look and how much our appearance matters. And what can we do to improve and continue to improve our look.”

The initiative also encourages people to look at all aspects of their community.

‘It’s cleaning up your business or your home it’s keeping your lawns mowed well it’s cleaning the sidewalks making sure it’s not just junk and debris it’s just putting us up there,” added Mitchell.

The city hopes these enhancements make it easier to recruit businesses. The initiative will also help in building quality of life and promotes a more welcoming retail experience.

“Our city is a beautiful city and we have so much great pride and were so excited to just be available to expand that pride,” said Strobe.

Weather depending, a cleanup/kickoff the event will be held Friday, January 22 at 1 p.m. along the Cypress Street corridor to encourage business owners to partner with the city of West Monroe to “Take it to the Next Level.”

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