MBECA held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House on Tuesday, October 24 to celebrate the opening of MBECA Leap Center at Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales.

MBECA is an Entrepreneurship Development Center that offers workshops, technical assistance, incubation/co-worker space, business planning, leadership development, CEO/Owner roundtables and other services to assist in small business growth, economic strengthening and community revitalization.

Attending the Ribbon Cutting for MBECA were Executive Director Lee Melancon and Compliance Manager/Associate Executive Director Lisa Thibodaux. Also in attendance were Ascension Parish Councilman John Cagnolatti, Ascension Parish Government Public Information Officer Martin McConnell, Ascension Parish Board Member Malcolm Carter, Ascension Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Sherrie Despino along with Chamber Ambassadors and MBECA family and friends.

If you would like more information on MBECA, please call 225-752-1455, email mbeca@mbeca.org or visit their website www.mbeca.org. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information on the Ascension Chamber of Commerce, please visit www.ascensionchamber.com, e-mail info@ascensionchamber.com or call (225) 647-7487.

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