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Upcoming BIG Events

Monthly Luncheon
Monday, April 14
CPRA Director
Jerome "Zee" Zeringue

Monday, April 15
BIG Scholarship Deadline

Saturday, April 27
BIG Crawfish Crawl for Higher Education
4:00 - 9:00 pm
Peltier Park

Monthly Luncheon
Monday, May 12
Chris Bollinger,
Bollinger Shipyards

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

April 14 Luncheon Features New CPRA Director Jerome Zeringue as Guest Speaker
Bayou Industrial Group is pleased to welcome Jerome "Zee" Zeringue as guest speaker for our next monthly membership luncheon on Monday, April 14.  Zeringue was named Executive Director of the LA Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority earlier this year.

The meeting begins at Noon on at the Bayou Country Club in Thibodaux. We hope to see you and your guests there! 
 April 14 Meeting Notice 

Reservation Deadline:
Thursday, April 10, 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 fundraiser features a 5K race, family fun run/walk, an exciting crawfish boil-off competition, and spicy boiled crawfish for sale to everyone! 

All proceeds will be used to expand BIG scholarships for local students attending NSU, FTCC and SCLTC-Lafourche.

5K Race and Fun Run Registration Forms available here.

 Boil-Off Team Registration Guidelines and Sponsorship Information available here. 

Winning Crawfish Boil-Off Team will win a traveling paddle trophy with their name painted on the handle!
Crawfish Boil-Off Paddle
Plan to join us at Peltier Park on April 26 for the race, music, fun, and LOTS OF CRAWFISH!! 
BIG Scholarship Applications Accepted Through April 15
Bayou Industrial Group plans to offer $6,500 or more in scholarships to local students attending Nicholls State University, Fletcher Technical-Community College, and South Central LA Technical College this fall.

Completed applications for the 2014 BIG Scholarship Program will be accepted through 5 pm April 15, 2014 from graduating high school seniors in Lafourche, Terrebonne, St. Mary and Assumption Parishes.

The application and scholarship requirements are available on our website at

Please share this news with friends, family, employees, and business associates who are graduating from high school this year, or who have a high school senior in their family.  Children of BIG members and BIG member companies are greatly encouraged to participate!

Contact Jennifer at or (985) 79-1150 with any questions.
Bayou Industrial Group  *  985-580-3901  * 
P.O. Box 712, Thibodaux, LA 70302  *