As unbelievable as it is to accept, summer is almost gone. We at the Chamber turn our sights toward fall and the many activities that will finish up our Chamber year. As you can see from the picture, our focus right now is on our Louisiana Development Ready Community (LDRC) Community Survey. The survey will play a huge part in the success of the LDRC project. We need your input. It is 20 questions and requires less than 10 minutes of your time. PLEASE go to www.mindenusa.com, www.press-herald.com, or www.mindenchamber.com and look for the Community Survey link. Just click on it then click "submit" and take the survey. Being a Louisiana Development Ready Community will mean so much to our area and our future prospects for jobs and growth. I cannot stress enough how important your participation is. We will hold our second Town Hall Meeting Monday, August 5 at 6:00 in the Council Chambers at the Civic Center.