BIG News
From the Bayou Industrial Group
In This Issue
Upcoming BIG Events
February 4 Luncheon with Legislators
Sponsorships Still Available for March 7 BIG Banquet
Get Ready for the Crawfish Crawl!
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Upcoming BIG Events

Monday, February 4
Luncheon Speakers:
Bayou Region Legislative Delegation

Thursday, March 7
Annual Banquet

Monday, April 8
Luncheon Speaker: TBA

Saturday, April 27
BIG Crawfish Crawl

Members attend our monthly luncheon at no charge!  If you cannot attend a meeting, don't let your perk go to waste -- send someone in your place!!


Board of Directors

Jimmy Ledet,  
T. Baker Smith
Executive Vice-President: 
Dr. Ricky Melancon,
Houma Spine and Rehabilitation


Howell Chiasson,

 Nicholls State University   


Steve Gaubert, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center 


Past President: 
Francis Richard, John Deere


Raylan Alleman,  

Raylan Alleman, CPA


Denny Borne,

Bollinger Shipyards


Dwayne Bourgeois, North Lafourche Levee District

Hugh Caffery,
Valentine Chemicals

Monique Crochet,
City of Thibodaux

Shane Guin,
Duplantis Design Group

Raymond Richard,
MidSouth Bank

Jennifer Armand,
Executive Director

Bayou Region Legislators to Preview Upcoming Session at February 4 Luncheon
LA State Capitol Want to know more about proposed tax changes and other issues that will be debated in the upcoming 2013 regular legislative session? Plan to attend the next BIG meeting on Monday, February 4, which will feature members of our Bayou Region legislative delegation as guest speakers.

The monthly luncheon begins at Noon on Monday, February 4 at the Bayou Country Club in Thibodaux - one week early due to Mardi Gras. We hope to see you and your guests there! 
February 4 Meeting Notice

Reservation Deadline:
5 pm on Thursday, January 31, 2013

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

There is no charge for BIG members; $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. 
March 7 Banquet Celebrates 40 Years of BIG!
The 2013 BIG Annual Membership Banquet is scheduled for March 7, 2013 beginning at 6 pm at The Cypress Columns, marking BIG's 40th anniversary! TIckets are $60 each, and many sponsorship levels are still available. We are proud to announce our guest speaker - U.S. Congressman Bill Cassidy, M.D.  Our annual BIG Achiever Awards for an individual and a member business will also be presented.

* There is still time to become a sponsor! 
View Sponsor Form

* Submit your BIG Achiever nominations by January 31.
View Nomination Form

* Banquet Reservations now being accepted.
Reservation Form

T. Baker Smith, LLC, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
John Deere, Bollinger Shipyards, State Rep. Dee Richard, Capital One, Duplantis Design Group
Community Bank, Synergy Bank
BIG Supporters:
LA 1 Coalition, Michel H. Claudet, LLC 
Get Your Running Shoes and Crawfish Pots Ready for the BIG Crawfish Crawl!
Crawfish Boil
The inaugural BIG Crawfish Crawl for Higher Education is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 from 3 - 8 pm at the Peltier Park Pavilion in Thibodaux.  The education fundraiser will feature a 5K race, family fun run/walk, an exciting crawfish boil-off, and boiled crawfish for sale for everyone! 

All proceeds will be used to expand BIG scholarships for local students attending NSU, FTCC and SCLTC-Lafourche, as well as to support education efforts at these schools.

5K Race and Fun Run Registration Forms available here.

Boil-Off Team Registration and Sponsorship Information available here.  

Plan to join us at Peltier Park on April 27 for the race, music, fun, and LOTS OF CRAWFISH!! 
Bayou Industrial Group  *  985-580-3901  * 
P.O. Box 712, Thibodaux, LA 70302  *