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Upcoming BIG Luncheons
September 10 Luncheon Features PAR President
Welcome New BIG Members
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Upcoming BIG Luncheons

September 10
Robert Scott, PAR

Monday, October 8
Dr. Stephen Hulbert, NSU

Members are provided one free lunch each month!  If you cannot attend a meeting, don't let your perk go to waste -- send someone in your place!!


Board of Directors

Francis Richard, John Deere


Executive Vice-President: 
Jimmy Ledet, TBS 


Dr. Ricky Melancon,
Houma Spine and Rehabilitation


Terry Albert, Coastal Commerce Bank 


Past President: 
Chett Chiasson, GLPC

Dwayne Bourgeois, North Lafourche Levee District

Hugh Caffery,
Valentine Chemicals

Howell Chiasson,
NSU Athletic Dept.

Steve Gaubert, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

Shane Guin,
Duplantis Design Group

Simone Maloz,
Restore or Retreat

Jennifer Armand,
Executive Director

"Trouble in Paradise:  LA's Fiscal Challenges" will be Topic of
September 10 Luncheon Presentation
PAR logo University lay-offs. Hospital closures.  State program cuts. The impacts of Louisiana's budget crisis is being felt throughout the Bayou Region and the state.  Is there a way out of this hole that can also preserve our critical education and health care institutions and promote economic growth? 

BIG is pleased to welcome Robert T. Scott, President of the Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) as our September 10 luncheon speaker discussing "Trouble in Paradise:  Louisiana's Fiscal Challenges." 
PAR is an independent voice offering solutions to crucial issues in Louisiana through accurate, objective research and focusing public attention on those solutions.

The monthly luncheon begins at Noon on Monday, September 10 at the Bayou Country Club in Thibodaux. We hope to see you and your guests there! 


Reservation Deadline:
5 pm on Thursday, September 6

Bring a Guest to Lunch with You or Send Someone in Your Place if You are Unable to Attend!

Lunch is free for BIG members. There is a $20 fee for reserved guests; $25 for walk-ins.  Since BIG is required to pay for total number of reservations, all reserved guests will be billed for payment regardless of attendance. 
Welcome New BIG Members in 2012!
The following individuals became members of BIG during the first half of this year. We extend a BIG welcome to them and thank all of our members for their continued support!

Claudette Pitre, A Chateau on the Bayou

Craig Bland, B Squared Services

John Toups, JW Toups, Inc.

State Senator Brett Allain

Diane Authement & Ed Diaz, Southland Dodge

Paul Babin, Bayou Supply & Safety

Kevin Belanger, South Central Planning & Development

Lance Bonandona, Associated Design Group

Andree Cortez,  Dennis Hymel & Paula Rome,
T. Baker Smith

William Gil, William Gil Films

Ryan Perque, City of Thibodaux 

If you know of a friend or business associate who may be interested in joining BIG, please contact Jennifer Armand at 985-580-3901 or

Membership Form 
Bayou Industrial Group  *  985-580-3901  * 
P.O. Box 712, Thibodaux, LA 70302  *