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St. Tammany Corp. formalizes pact

St. Tammany Corp. and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond have formalized a coordinated effort to expand access to their programs, services and resources to the business community in St. Tammany Parish.

St. Tammany Corp. will serve as the primary partner in the parish with LSBDC-SLU in an effort to build stronger businesses and create more jobs and a resilient economy — further cementing a more than 20-year relationship with the parish, officials said.

“When St. Tammany Corp. was formed, (CEO) Chris Masingill reached out to formalize our relationship and articulate the ways to leverage our resources for St. Tammany businesses to continue benefiting from our collective efforts,” said Bill Joubert, director of the Louisiana Small Business Development Center. “From projects and training to individual one-on-one business consulting, our center stands ready to assist the community.”  

The agreement establishes a framework for both agencies to move their relationship beyond a transactional level toward partnerships and coalitions that are transformational, creating an environment in which businesses can grow and people and communities in St. Tammany can thrive.

“Economic development is a team sport, and creating stronger alignment and collaborations means more efficient service delivery and responsiveness to businesses in this parish, specifically our small business community,” Masingill said.

Lakeview Regional opens pulmonology clinic

Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, announced that Tulane Pulmonology Clinic has begun providing services on the Lakeview campus.

The clinic providers diagnose and treat a range of lung diseases from asthma to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cancer to research related to COVID-19.

Doctors Joseph Lasky, Tania Boniske, Ramsy Abdelghani and David Becnel will provide services at Lakeview, supporting inpatient consultations in person and via telemedicine for the hospital and critical care units. There will also be an outpatient clinic available on the Lakeview campus for general pulmonary needs and the diagnosis and management of lung diseases, lung nodules and cancers. The phone number is (504) 988-4790.

Bollinger delivers Coast Guard cutter

Bollinger Shipyards LLC in Lockport has delivered a fast response cutter to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida, its 42nd under the current program.

The USCGC Robert Goldman is the second of six fast response cutters to be home-ported in Manama, Bahrain, which will replace the aging 110-foot Island Class Patrol Boats built by Bollinger Shipyards 30 years ago, supporting the Patrol Forces Southwest Asia — the U.S. Coast Guard’s largest overseas presence outside the United States.

This is the 165th vessel Bollinger has delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard over a 35-year period.

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