Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Greater Covington Chamber of Commerce

Before the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce, there was the Greater Covington Chamber of Commerce.  Col. Earl Wilson was hired as the first Director of the Chamber of Commerce. That office was on Boston Street just a few doors down from Hebert Drug Store. 

Along with a handful of other business people and professionals, Colonel Wilson helped form the Krewe of Olympia. He went on to become the first Principal of River Forest Academy. 

Later, the chamber moved its office into the side of the Kentzel Printing building on N. New Hampshire. In 1972 an article about the chamber, its civic leaders and community involvements was printed in Pathways magazine.

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