Chamber, Impressions make impression with new building

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Greater Minden Chamber of Commerce and Impressions Advertising threw a party last week for the business community.
Once called Chamber After Hours, Chamber President Jana Morgan said it was recently rebranded Chamber Connect with the idea of connecting with business leaders and Chamber partners.

Site of the Hawaiian themed get-together was Impressions Advertising’s new building on the access road just east of Goodwill Road on I-20.

“I want to congratulate Craig Watson (owner) and his employees on 25 years of business,” Morgan said. “They are celebrating in the building they moved into in September. They overcame the burning of the building (on Shreveport Road).”

Watson gave a lot of credit to his staff.

“I have the greatest employees in the world,” he said. “We struggled (with the fire), but we are here to stay. We want to make our customers happy at the end of the day.”

Morgan said there is another business waiting to build near Impressions, however, the substandard access road is slowing progress.

State Rep. Wayne McMahon, Dist. 10, has been working with Watson, Dist. 36 State Sen. Robert Mills and others have been working with the state to make the access road more serviceable. For more on this story, check online at

Photo:   by Bonnie Culverhouse. Chamber President Jana Morgan, left, and Impressions Advertising owner Craig Watson greet business leaders and Chamber partners.