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Monthly Luncheon
Monday, March 10
Jessica Thornton, FTCC

Monthly Luncheon
Monday, April 14

Tuesday, April 15

BIG Crawfish Crawl for Higher Education
Saturday, April 26
4:00 - 9:00 pm
Peltier Park

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

Dr. Ricky Melancon,
Houma - Thibodaux Spine and Rehabilitation
Executive Vice-President: 
Howell Chiasson,

 Nicholls State University



Dwayne Bourgeois, North Lafourche Levee District 
Steve Gaubert, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center 


Past President: 
Jimmy Ledet,  
T. Baker Smith


Raylan Alleman,  

Raylan Alleman, CPA


Denny Borne,

Bollinger Shipyards


Henri Boulet, 
LA 1 Coalition

Monique Crochet, 
NSU Alumni Association

Shane Guin,  
Carlton Real Estate

Lori LeBlanc, 
Lori LeBlanc, LLC

Raymond Richard, 
MidSouth Bank

Jennifer Armand,  
Executive Director

New "Deepwater Center for WorkForce Excellence" Is Topic of March 10 Lunch
Fletcher logo Bayou Industrial Group is pleased to welcome Jessica Thornton of Fletcher Technical-Community College as guest speaker for our next monthly membership luncheon on Monday, March 10. Jessica will give us a preview of the school's new Integrated Production Technologies Center, set to open this month. Fletcher was also recently designated by the LA Board of Regents as the "Deepwater Center for WorkForce Excellence."

The meeting begins at Noon on at the Bayou Country Club in Thibodaux. We hope to see you and your guests there! 
March 10 Meeting Notice

Reservation Deadline:
Thursday, March 6, 2014

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. 
 Calling All Runners and Crawfish Boiling Teams to the BIG Crawfish Crawl!

Crawfish Crawl Logo
The 2nd Annual BIG Crawfish Crawl for Higher Education is scheduled for Saturday, April 26 from 4 - 9 pm at the Peltier Park Pavilion in Thibodaux The education fundraiser will once again 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.  

Winning Crawfish Boil-Off Team will win this traveling paddle trophy with their name painted on the handle!
Crawfish Boil-Off Paddle 

Please consider running, boiling, and eating with us at Peltier Park on April 26th! 
Congratulations to our 2014 BIG Achievers!
Thanks to all of our sponsors and guests who attended our BIG Annual Membership Banquet on February 11 at Cypress Columns! In addition to installation of officers and a keynote address by
Nicholls State University President Dr. Bruce Muphy, the banquet also featured the presentation of our
2014 BIG Achiever Awards.

Congratulations to
Individual BIG Achiever Hugh Caffery and to
Company AchieverJohn Deere!
Your contributions to our Bayou Region are worth cheering about and we are pleased to have your BIG support.
Bayou Industrial Group  *  985-580-3901  * 
P.O. Box 712, Thibodaux, LA 70302  *