The Logansport Chamber of Commerce had their monthly meeting at the Logansport Library on Tuesday
evening, August 1. There were special guests in attendance that were recognized. Sheriff Jayson
Richardson, Senator Barry Milligan and the Robert Billingsleys.
Sheriff Richardson is the current president for the DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce. He spoke on
the success of the parish under his tenure as president and as sheriff.
Robert and Cora Billingsley were the donors of the building given to the Chamber. The building was once
the Western Auto Store where Mr. Billingsley spent much of his time in his earlier years working for his
parents. He is happy to contribute in making Logansport successful for another generation to enjoy.
Senator Barry Milligan is a first term senator. He is former military and when he was injured he turned
banker. He was raised in a small town and appreciated the honor of visiting Logansport. The Senator
spoke on his duties for our state and how much he loves serving as it reminds him of his service to our
Mayor Judge Cordray spoke up commending Senator Milligan for monies for the roads, canopies and
lights in Logansport. The new Community Center has also benefited from the monies from the state. He
also thanked Jayson for his service.
The folks in attendance dined on finger foods and a special cake for the occasion as the Chamber
conducted regular business. President James Walker recognized Tori Dyess, that owns Loco Gringos Hat
Company in Logansport, as she was able to make hats and take to a Jason Aldean concert in
Connecticut. She spoke of meeting the down to earth singer and was happy to support a “small town”
In other chamber business, President Walker talked about the improvements to the building. The roof is
nearly complete, and the A/C will soon be put in. There will be a ribbon Cutting for the State Line Liquor
sometime this month. Tabitha Fletcher will open her salon, X7 Esthetics soon where the Chamber office
used to reside.
The next meeting will be 6:00pm Tuesday, September 5 at the Logansport library.
Photo credit: Nicole Tull