UPPER LAFAYETTE ON THE MOVE.. Upper Lafayette September Meeting to Focus on Banking Outlook
Upcoming Events Run Upper Lafayette Pelican Park - Carencro Sept. 15, 8:00 a.m.
Please join us Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., as we hear about the banking outlook from local market presidents, Rusty Cloutier of MidSouth Bank, and Jerry Vascocu, IBERIABANK. Held at the LITE Center, 537 Cajundome Blvd, we will enjoy the special catering of Justin Girouard of The French Press. Special thanks to Beau Box Commercial Real Estate and Stone Energy Corporation for serving as Presenting Sponsors! We are also grateful to our supporting sponsor, LEDA, for assistance with this meeting and for all LEDA does year round to assist our foundation’s work. You will not want to miss Jill Merkl, IBERIABANK, as she honors America by singing God Bless the USA and giving our invocation. Tickets are $25.00 per attendee. Please register online at www. upperlafayette.com Events or mail payment to ULEDF, P. O. Box 53107, Lafayette LA 70505. Contact email@example.com or call (337)278-0408 with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there.
September Membership Meeting Outlook on Banking 2013 Sept. 19, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Quest for Your Best
The Petroleum Club
Oct. 23 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Rusty Cloutier, MidSouth Bank
Jerry Vascocu, IBERIABANK
Jill Merkl, IBERIABANK
Letter from President, Adrian Baudoin Along with hundreds of supporters of our Cajun and Creole heritage in Louisiana, I had the pleasure of attending the “Lache Pas” event last Sunday with my family. This was a fundraiser for CODOFIL to try to make up some of the funds lost to recent budget cuts. The music and food were excellent, and former Governor Edwin Edwards even made an appearance. He spoke of his pride in being Cajun - a sentiment shared by the organizers, musicians and other presenters.
ULEDF Board of Directors & Staff Adrian Baudoin, President Cherie Hebert, V. President Amos Batiste, Secretary Todd Citron, Treasurer Julie Simon-Dronet Don Dupuis Ed Krampe Donna Landry Beau Phares Dwight “Bo” Ramsay Herbert Schilling Jerry Vascocu Monty Warren David Welch Jan Swift, Director
Upper Lafayette continues to host its regular membership meetings and special events like “Run Upper Lafayette” and “Quest for Your Best.” Our next meeting will be held on September 19th where two local banking leaders, Jerry Vascocu and Rusty Cloutier, of IberiaBank and MidSouth Bank, will discuss the outlook for banking in the coming year. There’s still time to get your running/walking team together to participate in Run Upper Lafayette to benefit Bridge Ministry of Acadiana. You may register online at http://www.bridgeacadiana.com/runupper-lafayette.aspx. We’ll see you on Saturday morning, September 15th, at Pelican Park in Carencro for some fun and fitness. We appreciate your continued support, and we encourage you to invite your friends and colleagues to join ULEDF. You’ll find more information about membership levels in this newsletter. We hope to see you at our upcoming events.
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Legislators whose districts are part of Upper Lafayette were also on hand to speak up in support of CODOFIL and the preservation of our culture. Thanks go out to our Representatives and everyone else who took part in hosting this great event.
UPPER LAFAYETTE ON THE MOVE... Celebrating the Achievements of Schilling Distributing and the Schilling Family Schilling Distributing Co. Inc. is so well known and respected in Acadiana, and the story behind its continued success is fascinating. Its founder, Herbert Eugene Schilling, had been the driving force behind the semi-pro Evangeline Baseball League and owner of the Lafayette White Sox. This league was as well known for its baseball skills as its players’ entertaining antics. Schilling ‘s friend, Sydney Mouton, was State Manager of Anheuser-Busch and friend through Tennessee Walking horses Herbert kept on his Moss Street farm. Mouton told Herbert about the Anheuser Busch Corporation’s search for distributors and he went to Baton Rouge to learn more. Before the day was over, Herbert had been given a Ed McMahon, Olga and Herbert Schilling distributorship with the deal being confirmed on a handshake with August Busch. at Rice Festival in early 1960’s On January 1, 1950, Schilling Distributing Company opened for business in a rented warehouse on Pierce St. With Ira Barilleaux serving as Sales Manager, Alden Roy and Eddie Royer as drivers, and an old army ambulance, Herbert began selling beer. Schilling built his first facility in 1957 on Stewart Street. In 1962, he expanded across the railroad tracks to the Pinhook location where the company would have rail access, inasmuch as all beer was delivered via rail. Another building next to it was bought to be torn down to create a parking area. After being inside and seeing the cashiers’ unique horseshoe shaped counter, Herbert decided to preserve the building. It has become known as the “Schilling Shack” and is used today for private parties or special events. Herbert took great pride in his company. He made it his business to know every aspect of the company and was often seen in the market encouraging people to try his beer. The saying then was, “if you drink Budweiser for 2 weeks, you’ll never want to drink any other brand of beer.” Herbert did his best to get out and encourage people to do just that. In 1971, Herbert Eugene Schilling II, Herbert’s son, graduated from USL with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management, after joining the U.S. Army Reserves. He joined his father’s company as the Sales Manager, quickly moving up to Vice President and General Manager. His mother, Olga Schilling, who retired after 32 years as a professor at the University, became a member of the Executive Board. A recycling center was added at the Schilling Shack. This program was a part of a nationwide effort by Anheuser Busch and its distributors to clean up the country and provide the community with a place to bring cans in exchange for money. This insured aluminum prices would not increase drastically. The center was recognized twice for its program with the Anheuser Busch “Shining Eagle” award, having crushed over 20 million cans.
Herbert Schilling with One of His Prized Horses
In 1980, plans were drawn for a new office, loading dock and mechanic shop. In 1981, Herbert Eugene Schilling died of cancer, never seeing his dream completed; the new complex was built as it had been designed by Herbert Schilling and officially opened on April 10, 1983. August Busch III came down to the opening ceremony and met the wonderful group of employees who had made this operation possible. Schilling Distributing Co. Inc. has grown from a one-man dream to a multifaceted
Barn Located on Property where Schilling is Presently Located.
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UPPER LAFAYETTE ON THE MOVE... Schilling Distributing and the Schilling Family - Continued corporation, enjoying 62 years of success in business. One of the company’s proudest achievements is having a work force of 185 employees with over 1,911 years of combined experience. The company now operates under Herbert and his son, Charles “Buddy” H. Schilling, II. In 1987, Schilling Distributing Co. Inc. began diversification efforts by building Pelican Park, a multimillion dollar softball complex, one of the finest facilities in the country. At that time, Pelican Park was recognized both nationally and by the Louisiana Legislature, as the “Softball Capitol of the World”. Pelican Park drew thousands of visitors to Acadiana annually, bringing in million of dollars in revenue to the area. In 1991, after much deliberation it was decided that, in the best interests of the Park and the youth of the area, the Park would be sold to the City of Carencro.
Herbert E. Schilling II
In 1988, Herbert E. Schilling II founded the Recycling Foundation, Inc., a non-profit corporation to provide curbside recycling of paper, glass, and plastics at no charge to the residents of the City of Lafayette. Many cities throughout Louisiana followed Lafayette’s curbside model. The Foundation was sold and is still servicing the residents of Lafayette today.
In 1996, Herbert E. Schilling II purchased two radio stations, 97.3 KMDL and 96.5 KFTE. He changed the name of 97.3 to “The Dawg” which became the No. 1 country station in Acadiana. The easy listening 96.5 was transformed into “Cool 96.5”. Continuing the tradition of diversification, in 1997 Herbert E. Schilling II expanded into the security industry. In 1997 and 1999, Alarm Detection Incorporated and American Protection Systems, respectively, were purchased by Argus Security L.L.C., a company he started with his partners, Kenneth Hix and Alan Hebert. Their concept of having Acadian Ambulance serve as their dispatcher instantly made Argus the most accepted alarm security provider. Schilling, Hix and Hebert then partnered with Robert Hanks and Senator Mike Michot to purchase the Broussard Rice Mill in Mermentau, Louisiana in 1999. Since then, they have merged with Eunice Rice Mill, a subsidiary of The Rice Company in Sacramento, California. Utilizing the equipment in Eunice, they have made their mill, now named Louisiana Rice Mill, the largest in Louisiana. Other businesses include International Trucks of Acadiana located in Upper Lafayette, New Orleans and Houma, and Fairway Transportation and Logistics in New Iberia. Herbert Schilling II’s community involvement includes the development of the Louisiana Open Golf Championship, Lafayette’s premier PGA golf event hosted at Le Triomphe each April, and the formation of the Louisiana Classics, Inc., which was the funding agency for USL/UL Athletics to bring in top competition. He is a member of the Olympic Athletic Club in San Francisco, the oldest athletic club in America and host to the US Open Golf Championship this year. He is an honorary member of the PGA of America, Gulf States Section. He is a member of the Krewe of Louisiana. Mr. Schilling has served as past president of Oakbourne Country Club, and is a member of the UL “S” Club, UL Alumni Association, Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Krewe of Gabriel and the USGA.
Pelican Park Field
Herbert E. Schilling II was the driving force behind organizing Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation and we are grateful for his leadership and stewardship. Thank you Herb and to Schilling Distributing for all you do for our community!
Schilling Distributing Co.’s Current Location at 2901 Moss Street
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UPPER LAFAYETTE ON THE MOVE... Run Upper Lafayette To Be Held September 15 at Pelican Park Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation is excited to serve as co-sponsor with Bridge Ministry of Acadiana for our second annual Run Upper Lafayette. This event offers a 5K Walk-Run/One Mile Fun Run at Pelican Park in Carencro, 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2012. This unique joint venture is a great opportunity to promote the wonderful attractions in Upper Lafayette. We are also thrilled to assist Bridge Ministry raise money for the neighborhood Christian outreach work that it loving extends to deserving, under-resourced families. 5
All net proceeds of the run will go directly to Bridge Ministry. Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor, Jim Lambert Law Firm, Major Sponsor, Remembering Trish, and Supporter, IberiaBank, for generously underwriting the event. We are also grateful to Delta Media’s 107.1 on air talent, “T.J.” — Tyler Robicheaux, for providing fun tunes for our crowd.
Participants may register by going online at http://www.bridgeacadiana.com/run-upper-lafayette.aspx for more information. The registration fee is $25.00 for early registration; $30.00 for day of race entries. All early registrants will receive a dri-fit Run Upper Lafayette t-shirt commemorating this fun event. Please join us and come enjoy a wonderful, family friendly event!
A Conversation with Tyler Woerner: Another Man’s Treasure The internet has undoubtedly ushered in a variety of new commerce, but there seems to be a new trend in e-commerce and the biggest difference is there isn’t any money involved. A wave of new websites have popped up that are providing platforms for users to swap, barter, and trade products and services, eliminating cash from the equation. Over seven years ago Kyle MacDonald traded a red paperclip for a pen shaped like a fish. Thirteen trades later he was the proud owner of a home in Kipling, Saskatchewan. Since then, his story has inspired thousands of copycats who hoped for the same success. More recently a 15-year-old turned an old cell phone into a Porsche Boxter S. I can imagine his Driver’s Ed teacher was impressed.
Both traders give credit to Craigslist.org for providing the network necessary to make those deals. Craigslist.org is one of the more popular sites used to barter but is by no means the only one. Users may find they prefer one of the ever-growing number of options. Here are five websites that are worth looking into if you have more stuff than cash.
1. Craigslist.org: Go to lafayette.craigslist.org to view the local listings. Check the barter section and trade your trash for treasure. 2. Swap.com: An entire website dedicated to “Turning the things you have into the things you want.” With over 20 different categories, this site looks to be promising. 3. Bookmooch.com: Enter the books you want to give away, get requests from members who want your books, ship from home, get points, and then spend the points on the books you need. 4. Swapstyle.com: Started in 2004 by fashion designer Emily Chesher, this worldwide community swaps clothes, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, and even gadgets, all without a membership fee. 5. Neighborgoods.com: Why buy or rent a chainsaw, ladder, or anything for that matter when you can borrow one from someone in your community. The great thing about this site is that you can create your own network of friends or businesses to swap with.
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UPPER LAFAYETTE ON THE MOVE... Upper Lafayette Spotlight on Member: Lynn Guidry, Architect Lynn Guidry has been an advocate for the northern part of Lafayette Parish for many years. “For years, I have boasted that our part of the Parish is the prettiest part of Lafayette, and no one has ever argued with me.” Lynn was born in a small house that still stands on Hector Connolly Road 64 years ago, but grew up in what is now in the City of Lafayette, near the Tastee Freeze on N. University. He graduated from Cathedral in downtown Lafayette (class of 1966), and then USL where he gained a degree in Architecture. He met his future bride, Gayle, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, and they were married in 1969. They have two children, Anjanette and Martin, and two grandchildren, Chapin and Emory. Lynn’s 92 year old mom, Anita Guidry, lives in Carencro and is known as “the meat-pie lady”. Next to his family, Lynn loves his profession. He has been a licensed architect since 1975, and has been the owner or co-owner of his own firm since 1978. His projects include Parc International & Parc Sans Souci, Carencro City Hall, Renovations to Lafayette High School Auditorium, the Council Auditorium at Lafayette City Hall, the Junior League Building in River Ranch, Lee Verret’s State Farm office building, the Carencro Community Center, the Melancon Funeral Homes, and Northwood United Methodist Church. He co-authored the City of Carencro’s Performance Land Use Ordinance with UL Professor Tom Sammons, and is currently working with Tom on a similar study for the City of Youngsville. He is currently working on multi-million dollar projects in Lafayette, Carencro, Scott, and Texas.
Lynn Guidry Lynn’s hobby is politics, both as a spectator and as an active participant. He served on the Carencro City Council from 1982 to 1987, then on the Lafayette Parish Council from 1988 to 1996. Although he currently does not serve in elected office, he does not concede the possibility of running for office again. He continues to be involved in activities such as the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, where he served on the Board of Directors for six years, and twice as a Vice President. He was a member of the Premier Class of Leadership Lafayette (1987) as well as the Premier Class of the AIA Leadership Institute in Washington DC in 1997. Lynn also enjoys public speaking, a skill he once feared more than death. He has developed a fascinating presentation on the history of Lafayette, which he has presented to almost every civic club in Lafayette, and most recently to the Kiwanis District Convention. In fact, Upper Lafayette’s first television show featured Lynn recounting our local history. Upper Lafayette is proud to feature Lynn Guidry, Architect, and thanks Lynn for his many contributions to our community.
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UPPER LAFAYETTE ON THE MOVE... IberiaBank launches Subsidy Program for Moderate Income Families Over the past 125 years, IBERIABANK has grown from a small New Iberia-based savings and loan to the largest Louisiana-headquartered financial holding company. The Company’s commitment to serve clients well has not changed since 1887. In an effort to help clients attain home ownership, IBERIABANK has launched the Subsidy Program. This grant program will fund $1 million in down payments and closing costs to qualified clients in designated service areas over the next three years. Grants up to $4,000 per transaction will be given to qualified clients in the Company’s service areas. The grants will be administered through local non-profit partners.
Jerry Vascocu, Lafayette President of IBERIABANK
“We recognize that many of our clients are working hard to provide for their families,” says Jerry Vascocu, Lafayette President of IBERIABANK. “We are proud to give them the additional support they need to buy a home or refinance an existing property.”
For more information about loan options and the Subsidy Program, visit with a mortgage representative: http://www.iberiabankmortgage.com/ contactUs.cfm or call Customer Service at 1-800-682-3231.
Delta Media All Sports Network, 103.7 The Game, Adds Local Talent to Lineup The recent addition of Chuck Wood as General Manager of Delta Media Corporation has led to changes in programming, most recently as 103.7 converted its programming format in June 2012 to an all sports focus. Now known as 103.7 “The Game,” the station offers the first 24-hour FM sports talk station in the region as a Fox Sports Affiliate. The weekday lineup includes nationally-known sports personalities Dan Patrick and Jim Rome. Wood has also worked to bring in local celebrities who can bring in the right mix of talent and knowledge to station. One such recent addition to the sports lineup is Amy Jones, senior partner at Jones Communications Company and well known for managing political campaigns and sports figures. Amy has come full circle in her career with her own new weekly sports talk show “The Jones Zone” airing Tuesdays from 8 - 9 a.m. A Lafayette native, Jones got her start in sportscasting at KATC TV 3, eventually moving on to ESPN and other major media outlets before returning home in 2001. Amy Jones
“The Jones Zone” joins other daily shows, including the 6-8 a.m. daily show with KLFY-TV weekend sports anchor Jeff Horchak and “The Endzone Extra Point” with Chris Cox and Jon Arnold. Jordy Hultberg, well known commentator for Tigervision as well as ESPN, ESPN Regional, Jefferson Pilot Sports, Fox Sports South, Comcast, and Cox Sports Television, also hosts a daily talk show from 2-4 p.m. Please check out Delta Media’s site at http://1037thegame.com/ for a full and complete listing of the local lineup of shows. Acadiana’s passion for sports is legendary and we wish 103.7 The Game the best of luck as it fills this niche on FM radio in our market! Upper Lafayette also thanks Delta Media for its invaluable assistance in filming our television show, Upper Lafayette on the Move where we welcome local civic and political leaders.
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UPPER LAFAYETTE ON THE MOVE... Quest For Your Best Personal Development Symposium To Be Held October 23, 2012 Please mark your calendar for Upper Lafayette’s third annual Quest for Your Best personal development symposium to be held at the The Petroleum Club on October 23, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We are honored to welcome three dynamic speakers, David Callecod (CEO, Lafayette General Medical Center), Pat Cooper (Superintendent of Lafayette Parish Schools), and Holly Boffy (BESE Board member). Each speaker will share their own personal message in the importance of serving your purpose and having a strong belief in yourself and your mission, and how these tools enable you to focus and achieve the desired end results.
Dr. Pat Cooper
Tickets are $35 or $300 for a reserved table for eight and may be purchased online at www.upperlafayette. com Events or by mailing payment to ULEDF, P. O. Box 53107, Lafayette LA 70505. Email jan@ upperlafayette.com for further information if needed. Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsors McDonald’s of Acadiana, Opelousas General Health System and Van Eaton & Romero for making this event possible. Their generosity is greatly appreciated and enables ULEDF to continue great programming such as Quest For Your Best’s inspiring presentations.
Fall Season of Carencro’s Mercredi Show Begins The annual Mercredi Show fall season commences September 5 and runs through October 17, 2012. This free outdoor concert is held each Wednesday, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., at Pelican Park in Carencro, which is accessed off N. University Avenue at Prejean Road. The slated performances include a fantastic line-up of talent and, as always, provides a family friendly way to spend a Wednesday at beautiful Pelican Park. Come experience a vacation setting right here at home, in your own community: it will really make you proud. The event is presented by the Parks & Recreation Commission of Carencro, with the support of several community sponsors. Food & beverages are available for sale; no ice chests, please. For more information, please visit the City of Carencro’s website at http://www.carencro.org/ newsevents.php or its Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/MercrediShow Thanks to the City of Carencro and its Park and Recreation Commission for its support of Upper Lafayette!
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UPPER LAFAYETTE ON THE MOVE... Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation Mission Statement
“Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation is an association of proactive individuals and business leaders joined together to be a catalyst for change. The Foundation’s mission is to enhance and direct the positive, planned growth of Upper Lafayette, focusing on quality of life, while participating in the overall development of the Greater Lafayette Metropolitan Area.” Special Thanks to Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation Members Upper Lafayette on the Move! 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m. LUS 4 or Cox 16
Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc. Acadiana Computer Systems, Inc. Aries Marine Corporation ASH/Badger Oil Company Cox Communications Home Furniture Hub City Ford IberiaBank Lafayette General Medical Center McDonald’s of Acadiana MidSouth Bank Our Lady of Lourdes Republic National Distributing Company Schilling Distributing Company Whitney National Bank GOLD Acadiana Rubber & Gasket Atmos Energy Beau Box Commercial Real Estate Home Bank Honda of Lafayette Omni Energy Services Opelousas General Health System Prejean’s Restaurant Stone Energy Corporation
SILVER Ace Plumbing, Inc. Allstates Building Systems BBR Creative Edward Jones/Bob Crist Guidry’s Uniforms Master Builders & Specialists, Inc. Oakbourne Country Club Shelf Energy, LLC The Southwest Group Stirling Properties Walters Funeral Home BRONZE Acadiana Symphony Orchestra Advancial Federal Credit Union Aspen Clinic Associated Travel Jean C. Breaux, Jr. & Associates Bridge Ministry of Acadiana, Inc. Community Foundation of Acadiana Crawdaddy’s On-Site Catering Derek Development Corp., LLC Don’s Country Mart/Don Menard Joey Durel ECGC Women’s Business Center Lynn Guidry, Architect John Paul The Great Academy Jolie’s Louisiana Bistro Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic LeBlanc’s Auto Wholesale/Richard Leblanc Lee Verret/State Farm Insurance Agency
Lowry’s Printing and Copying Flo Meadows, Coldwell Banker Melancon I-49 Storage Center Petroleum Club Rayne State Bank/Buddy Webb Ron J. Gaubert Realtors W. W. Rucks, III Second Harvest Food Bank Ken Simeral, Coldwell Banker SLEMCO Sylvan Learning Center Terry J. Rogers SPONSORS Charley G’s City of Carencro City of Scott IberiaBank Lafayette Airport Commission McDonald’s of Acadiana Opelousas General Health System Schilling Distributing Company Scott Police Department Stone Energy Tobacco Free Living Van Eaton & Romero
For membership information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jan Swift at firstname.lastname@example.org or 337-278-0408
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