Tourism Development grants are available to existing 501 (c) organizations in compliance with the procedures in this
Tourism Development Program. All organizations must submit their completed application by January 10 or July 10.
Application can be filled electronically, but you must print it out and submit it with the additional required
The STS Marketing College is attended by tourism industry professionals from all over the Southeast for a week of
educational training designed to teach marketing techniques from all facets of the tourism industry. One scholarship
is awarded each year to a tourism industry professional working in Ouachita Parish.
The Lt. Governor's Tourism Summit offers the opportunity for Louisiana tourism professionals to learn valuable
marketing information and network with other industry professionals from around the state. One scholarship is
awarded each year to a tourism industry professional working in Ouachita Parish.
The Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau will be offering one scholarship to include most all
expenses to attend the Christmas Expo including the Light-O-Rama Immersion two day workshop. The intentions
for establishing the scholarship is to integrate the technology and creativity in developing an attraction
during the holiday season that draws visitors to the Monroe-West Monroe area.
Any event occurring in Ouachita Parish that is open to the public and is determined as a tourist attraction by our
Communications Department qualifies for a listing in our Calendar of Events. Under some instances, events in
surrounding parishes may also qualify for listing. If you have an event you would like considered for our
website calendar of events, please submit your event using our online form. We also welcome photos or news
articles relating to your event, should you wish to submit additional information with your form or receive
notices for state and national calendar listings please contact Sheila Snow at (318) 387-5691 or e-mail your
questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are always accepting applications for our Visitor's Guide. If you are a local business that operates within
the tourism & hospitality industry, please contact Shelia Snow at (318) 387-5691 or e-mail your questions to
If you are the organizer for an event that has been in existence for at least 3 years, and draws crowds of 1,000
or more people, your event qualifies for consideration into the STS Top 20 Events. If you have any questions or
event suggestions please contact Sheila Snow at (318) 387-5691 or e-mail
If you have an event coming up that you think is newsworthy and you'd like the CVB to help you get the word out,
fill out our press release request form. Using the information you provide we will write up a press release and
send it out to our media contacts. If you have questions or need assistance, contact Sheila Snow at
The Board of Directors of the Monroe-West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau meets monthly. To view the meeting
minutes from these meetings, [click here].