December 17, 2013

A BIG Thank You to Past President Francis Richard and Board Member Hugh Caffery for their hard work and commitment on the BIG Board of Directors for the past six years!  Their terms on the Board end on December 31.
We appreciate all you have done and continue to do to help BIG grow!

Special Thanks also to outgoing 2013 President Jimmy Ledet for his outstanding leadership of our organization this year!
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2014 Crawfish Crawl for Higher Education
BIG will host the second annual Crawfish Crawl for Higher Education on Saturday, April 26 at Peltier Park!  The 5K race and crawfish boil-off raises money for our BIG scholarship program.

Boil-off team entry forms, race forms and sponsorship information will be available early in 2014. Until then, if you would like to serve on the Crawfish Crawl committee, please email Ricky Melancon.

Plan to join us for BIG fun in Peltier Park on April 26!

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from the Bayou Industrial Group

As this year comes to a close, we thank you for your support of and participation in the Bayou Industrial Group. Our community is very blessed, and it is people like you who make living and working here so wonderful. Our wish for you is a holiday filled with much joy and peace for you and your family.

Merry Christmas and best wishes for a blessed New Year!  We look forward to working with you in 2014!

Jennifer Armand,
Executive Director
Learn How A Local Group is "Driving I-49 South" at January 13 Luncheon

Bayou Industrial Group's first monthly luncheon of 2014 will feature Mike Michot of the I-49 South Coalition as guest speaker. Mike will update on us on the new organization's efforts to upgrade the existing U.S. 90 between Lafayette and Boutte to interstate standards, providing interstate access and tremendous economic growth potential to all of us here in the Bayou Region.

The luncheon is scheduled for Monday, January 13, 2014 beginning at noon at the Bayou Country Club in Thibodaux. 

January 13, 2014 Meeting Notice

Reservations are requested by Thursday, January 9.

BIG members attend lunch at no charge. Bring a guest to lunch with you or send someone in your place if you are unable to attend!

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. 
Join Us for BIG Banquet on February 11 Featuring NSU President Bruce Murphy

The Bayou Industrial Group's 2014 Annual Membership and Awards Banquet will be held Tuesday, February 11 at 6 pm at Cypress Columns. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Bruce Murphy, the new NSU President, as our keynote speaker.

Banquet sponsorships from $250 to $2,500 are now being offered, and reservations at $60/person
are also being accepted. 

Silver - John Deere, T. Baker Smith, Bollinger Shipyards
Bronze - Community Bank, Regions Bank
Supporters - Greater Lafourche Port Commission

In addition, members are encouraged to submit their nominations for our 2014 BIG Achiever Awards, which recognize a member company and individual who voluntarily contribute to the community in the areas of coastal restoration/protection, infrastructure, and education.  Nominations deadline is January 10, and the form is available here.

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