BIG banquet set for Feb. 5 at NSU

Information session set for today on business recovery grant
January 31, 2007
Nathan Robinson
February 2, 2007
Information session set for today on business recovery grant
January 31, 2007
Nathan Robinson
February 2, 2007

At the annual Bayou Industrial Group membership banquet Feb. 5, Carol Pierce will be sworn in for her second term as a member of the BIG’s Board of Directors.

The event will be held on Nicholls State University’s campus. The featured speaker is U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. Greater Lafourche Port Commission Executive Director Ted Falgout will serve as the master of ceremonies.


“BIG is a non-profit, bi-partisan organization committed to the growth of business and industry in Southeast Louisiana. We are also dedicated to meeting the needs of our members,” said Pierce, founder and owner of Success Now. “According to a recent membership survey, our BIG Board discovered what our most pressing needs are: coastal restoration and infrastructure improvement. Both of which will be addressed at BIG’s upcoming banquet.”


The Bayou Lafourche native and former Terrebonne Parish resident is the author of several books, including “Jump Now, Look Later.” Pierce works with individuals and speaks to groups wanting encouragement and confidence to jump now to more success.

In addition to Pierce, Eddie Hebert is the incoming BIG president. Vice president is Lafourche Parish School Board member Stella Lasseigne, and secretary-treasurer is Terry Albert, Coastal Commerce Bank’s Thibodaux Branch manager.

The 2007 BIG Board members include Pierce, the immediate past president Bill Frey of SWeeDIee; Louisiana State Mineral Board member Carol LeBlanc; Restore or Retreat Executive Director Simone Maloz and City of Thibodaux Grants Director Bonnie Lafont.

For information concerning the BIG Annual Membership Banquet or Success Now, contact Carol Pierce at (225) 474-4923 or visit the Success Now Web site at www.jumpnow.com.

Staff Photo by MATT LeBLANC • Tri-Parish Times * Teche breaks ground in Thibodaux Teche Federal Bank held its ground-breaking ceremony for its new Thibodaux facility on Canal Boulevard last Friday. The facility will replace the temporary location currently on the front of the property. “We’ve had a presence in Thibodaux since 1998 and have had plans for further growth in Thibodaux since we opened the current location in October of 2004,” said Scott Sutton, senior vice president and operations manager. “We need a larger, improved facility to provide the great service our customers have come to expect from Teche Federal.” Pictured holding shovels, from left, are bank staffers Ange Mire, Lynell Adams, Bonnie Lafont, Scott Sutton, Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph and Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce’s Kathy Benoit.