About Us

Covington Weekly was founded in 2012 with the purpose of promoting Downtown Covington, Louisiana, by way of promoting local businesses, non profits and public events.

Our mission is to provide easy, effective, affordable advertisement to small local businesses, and to promote local public events and non-profits with an emphasis on the St. John Historic District.

Covington Weekly is Chelsea Cochrane, Owner & Editor, and Timothy Gates, Editor, Writer & Correspondent. Chelsea Cochrane is a Louisiana native, served on the board of the Covington Business Association for 4 years as Membership Coordinator, and has worked 8 years in the Covington food service industry. Timothy Gates is a Covington native, graduate of Covington High, Delgado Community College and Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelors in Mass Communication. Timothy has 10 years experience in video editing and graphic design with companies such as Charter Media in Louisiana and KOLR10/KSFX in Missouri. He is also a local musician, playing around Covington for 20+ years.

Chelsea Cochrane & Timothy Gates
Photo by Kathleen Joel

Over the years Covington Weekly has actively promoted many local businesses in a variety of ways. Our focus is not generic ads but catering to the businesses’ specific promotional needs – whether it’s helping with social media promotions, getting professional quality product photography or just establishing more of a presence in the community. We tailor our ad services to the needs of the customer, all the while keeping it affordably within the budget of a small business owner.

We work closely with many local government departments such as the Mayor’s Office to ensure accurate news, and the Covington Cultural Arts & Events Office in promoting the many free local events hosted by the City of Covington. We also promote our public services, such as the Covington Police Department in our “Meet the CPD” campaign with former Police Chief Tim Lentz. We work closely with St. Tammany Parish Government and the St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission (Louisiana Northshore) to promote current parish news and events.

Covington Weekly donates a percentage of ad space to local non-profits such as the St. Tammany Art Association, the Northshore Humane Society, the Boys & Girls Club, Keep Covington Beautiful and the Northshore Food Bank. We support non-profits that actively work to make our community stronger.

We passionately believe that the heart of our local culture is in the downtown district, being kept alive by the local businesses and organizations that shape it. Covington Weekly is a desire for a thriving local economy, one supported by the people that live here as well as our visitors.

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