The Kaffie-Frederick General Store has a rich and storied history in Natchitoches.
The president of Louisiana’s oldest general store recently received a state proclamation recognizing 150 years of operating in Natchitoches. Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile was in business during the American Civil War.
It was founded by Prussian immigrant brothers, according to Luke Frederick, who is the third generation in the Frederick family to run the store. Frederick says the Kaffie brothers were well respected businessmen in Natchitoches parish.
Nearly 1,000 job seekers turned out for a Benteler Steel/Tube job fair held last week in Bossier City. The Louisiana Job Connection's matchmaking site is based on one the state built for Benteler to find qualified candidates.
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Louisiana Economic Development is preparing to launch a website that will match employers that do business in the state with skilled workers.
On Monday, state officials will make a free matchmaking employment service available for the first time to both employers and job seekers who want to know their top options.
Louisiana is the first state to build an employment site that’s inspired by the online dating platform, according to Louisiana Job Connection executive director Kristi Williams.
Pittsburg, Texas is launching its first startup business competition that will reward a small business for opening up inside its city limits.
The Pittsburg Innovative Entrepreneur competition will award $20,000 to the winning business plan to be used on startup expenses, along with other perks. Pittsburg’s economic development director Jenny Rowan said she wants to generate buzz and grassroots support for economic development.