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Extraordinarily Fascinating “Ordinary” People by Charlotte Lowry Collins

Karolina Elizabeth Nogues “I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.” ~ Leonardo De Vinci

As I drove up to the Nogues’ property on Bayou Liberty, a cute little VW Beetle parked alongside me. Out stepped a lovely young lady, a junior in high school, with a contagious smile. Where had the little girl gone that would stop at our house during boat rides to get a Ginger Ale? I already knew this story would be one about personal success. Then I learned that Karolina is one of two Shriners Hospitals for Children National Patient Ambassadors. But this story is also about the very courageous and difficult path she and her family chose to take, to get to the end of this long walk. This story began long ago, when Karolina was a shy seven-year-old, willing to undergo the multiple surgeries they anticipated. But it is also about the parents who decided to begin this journey with their unborn child, and bear the pain with her throughout the 10 years of medical procedures. It is also about the brilliant but, more importantly, incredibly empathetic doctors, nurses and technicians that will always be in her heart. One of the most frightening things parents can hear is, “There is an abnormality in the ultrasound.” Cheryl and Chris were told it could signal several syndromes that would not be definitive until birth unless advanced testing was done. The range of possibilities included osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease), Down Syndrome, or dwarfism, among others. Cheryl determined 6

that, “Whatever God has given us, we will handle when the baby arrives.” One week after she was born, the Nogues family began numerous orthopedic surgeon visits in New Orleans. Karolina was diagnosed with a leg length discrepancy. The good news was that it did not affect the rest of her body. The bad news was that, in addition to her left leg being shorter, the entire limb from hip to foot would grow at a much slower rate than the rest of her body. This meant the discrepancy gap would continue to widen. “Karolina was a determined little toddler, and her shoes were custom made with lifts that facilitated walking,” and Cheryl proudly showed me the pairs of shoes they kept as momentos. As expected, the difference in height of the left shoes became more and more pronounced, so much so that it became dangerous. “The possibility of twisting or breaking an ankle was very real as Karolina was becoming more active.

It was cute, she used to tuck her leg up and pose like a flamingo. But we knew it was bad for her hip and back. At five, she started riding horses, and she knew one day she wanted to ride competitively.” At this point, amputation of Karolina’s left leg was a suggested treatment plan. The other option was a series of leg lengthenings, a process described by surgeons as very long, painful, and difficult for the patient and the family, one that would consume most of Karolina’s childhood. Amputation just didn’t seem to be a fit, as determined and positive as Karolina was. Then Cheryl heard about a Shriners Hospitals Outreach Clinic in Mandeville. They were to make the first visit to the Shriners Hospital in Shreveport when Katrina hit. Like many of you, their home was destroyed and things came to a screeching halt. Karolina and her family were tenacious, and tackled life’s hurdles to focus again on the lengthening process. By the time Karolina was a mere seven years old, she started the arduous lengthening process with the Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport. Karolina nostalgically described her visits, “The feeling at Shriners was very different. They were pro-active and very confident when they talked with me about the lengthening procedure, and external fixator device that I would wear on my leg.” “My first surgery at seven is one of my first

memories. It was to lengthen the tibia bone. I had a fixator attached to my leg for 13 months, and it became a part of me.” She pointed to photos and showed me how the rings held pins on either side of her bone, describing the Ilizarov device, or external fixator, used in lengthening. The bone is cut, and a series of rings, pins, and rods are surgically implanted into the bone on both sides of the cut. “There were nuts and screws on the pins that I would turn four times a day. As the pieces of my bone were pulled apart, new bone would grow in between. It was painful because my skin, tissues and nerves were pulled along with the bone. I found it hurt less if I did it myself. The worst part was nerve pain that went from my hip to my foot.” Smiling she added, “I had to stop wearing sandals because of the hardware on my foot. Actually, the worst pain was on the bottom of my foot for some reason.” My respect for how stoically Karolina had walked that path increased exponentially. In the month of July in 2010, this brave little girl underwent surgery every Tuesday. Even though the pin insertion sites were a minor part of the process, they were a major factor in the Nogues’ life. In order to tend to the pin sites and provide aqua physical therapy, her parents had a pool built with sloped sides. Her dad would ease in with her and stay until her skin softened. Then they did ‘pin site care’, with its own series of painful procedures. Karolina spoke nonchalantly about it as if it was a household chore, “We would swim, shower, then watch I Dream of Jeannie while my mom and dad (Poppy) cleaned my pin sites." “I also had a lot of down time, so I would watch videos and read articles on barrel racing. My nurses, surgeons, radiology

techs and therapists all knew that I liked horses. I absolutely love them. They took what they knew about me and used it to help me stay positive. It got harder and harder to be stuck in a bed. Eileen, my therapist, would list the number of days closer to my riding again, and remind me that I needed that leg to grow stronger. They knew every patient and how to motivate them.” When I remarked how she seemed to hide the pain, Karolina related, “I had a morphine pump, but didn’t like the way it made me feel. I also didn’t like for others to share my pain empathetically, so I smiled through it. Even when tears were streaming down my face, I wanted to see their smiles, so I smiled through the tears. I remember squeezing Poppy’s hand really tightly. I tried not to cry, but Shriners Hospital helped me show normal emotions. I was very quiet in those days.” We both laughed, as she is very open about it now. “You’re right. I’m more open now, and I totally attribute it to the great people at Shriners Hospital. My surgeon was Dr. Gates, and he is like a grandpa to me. I can hear his kind, gentle voice now. He would just sit at the end of my bed, knowing I wasn’t going to talk. He took his time with me, and eventually drew me out of my shell. My parents came to rely on him spiritually through all this. My mom even went to his mass when he converted to Catholicism. This relationship wouldn’t happen at most hospitals. He was such a huge blessing in my life.” Karolina concluded that phase of her life with another smile, “After 13 months, the fixator was taken off and my leg was put in a cast. The odd thing is that it felt like a piece of me was taken away when the fixator was no longer there. The physical

therapy was so painful, but the therapists would remind me of my goal.” Beaming, she said, “When I was nine, I got to ride horses again! Something I couldn’t do because of the open pin sites and risk of infection. It just felt like I was free again,” Karolina exclaimed. This procedure would be repeated when Karolina was ten years old. She patiently explained the procedure to lengthen her femur. “Because of the birth defect, my femur had a bow in it. The fixator can be used to lengthen and straighten at the same time.” Smiling again, she added, “This time, I only wore the fixator six months, but the nerve pain was much greater. My leg gained two and a half inches this time!” Jokingly, she said, “The bigger problem was finding pants. I didn’t get to wear jeans like the others, mostly shorts. I was almost eleven when that fixator came off.” Beaming again, she added, “Now I could wear jeans and ride horses again. I made up for lost time rapidly. I learned how to surf at Orange Beach. Our family goes as often as we can.” It seems there are no boundaries for Karolina. The third surgery was scheduled when she was thirteen. “The cool thing about Shriners Hospital is that they never did anything without including me in the decision. Not just my parents. They wanted to know how I felt. It really is a special place. They explained that I could do without the third surgery and use lifts. My dad was concerned about pain meds, plus he didn’t want to see me in pain anymore. I told him, 'No, Poppy. We’ve come this far, and we have to finish it.” Karolina started 8th grade at Mount Carmel Academy with the third fixator. “My new


school was much bigger, twice the size, and we commuted across the lake. So no one knew me or why I was on crutches for so long. I didn’t like the stares, but now I understand their curiosity. I do it too, it’s just natural to want to know. But if you stare and turn away, no one learns and I don’t have a chance to help. I loved it if someone would actually ask me questions, because most people haven’t heard of the procedure. Plus I get to tell them about the Shriners. I have had many chances to help someone who may have their own medical conditions, and that’s what means the most.” Finally, at 14, the fixator came off for good. Karolina was through growing at five feet and two inches. Her left leg gained seven inches overall. As part of the 3 lengthening procedures, Karolina underwent about 15 surgeries. Karolina summed up, “I had a bone graft taken from my pelvic bone to repair my hip socket. I still go for x-rays and monitoring and may need additional treatment for my knee and ankle in the future. I’ve been offered plastic surgery on my leg. But I’m choosing not to. I don’t remember my leg looking any other way, so it’s fine. But I wore those fixators half my life. They became a part of my body. It felt weird when they came off because my leg was so much lighter. My balance would be off for awhile.” Laughing, she said, “I thought it was weird NOT to have rings and pins on my leg. Now I have a super high tolerance for pain, which is a plus.” At fourteen, Karolina was back in horseback riding lessons and practicing barrel racing. “I worked harder at it because I was held back for so long. I’ve learned to adapt postures in some instances. I’ve been with Mrs. Cookie and her horses since I was five years old. She didn’t put restrictions on me, and helped me learn how to adapt. She even put rubber bands on my left foot when it kept coming out of the stirrup due to my limited range of motion early on.”


"What stemmed from all of this is that I appreciate the ability to be physically active. I also have a strong desire to help other kids

in similar situations. I know I was lucky to have a family and doctors that were such a phenomenal support system. I worry about the kids I met that don’t have that support system. I’ve been able to make a big impact on some of them. That’s what being the Ambassador allows me to do,” Karolina said proudly. "While we were in Disney World, I saw a girl in a wheelchair with her leg covered up. I went up and told her about my experience. Her mom said she knew those must have been fixator scars on my leg. Then they showed me her fixator, and explained that they were trying to keep it from getting too hot in the sunlight. She told me that watching me walk around gave her renewed confidence that she too would walk again before too long.” Then Karolina said, “A second time I spotted a girl with a fixator, it turned out she was from Shriners Hospital in Oregon. We exchanged stories and emails. It is always nice to have a random little burst of inspiration. It’s more than someone telling you it will be ok when you hear it from someone who has actually been there. That was when I realized I wanted to give back, and that there were others who may need it.“

Children treats orthopedic conditions such as Karolina’s, cleft lip and palette, spinal cord injuries, and provides burn care. “Shriners Hospitals for Children conducts an outreach program in Panama, and treats kids in impoverished areas. They are changing kids’ lives. Some of these children don’t have parents that are able to accompany them to the U.S. Now I’m trying to learn Spanish, because many of them don’t know any English, so it’s frightening for them. One of my teachers has been sharing videos of some of the Shriners events. She encourages students not to take their own health for granted. I think the students are proud of my efforts, even the ones I barely know.”

Karolina’s eye sparkled as she relayed, “Last year at 16 years old, I was selected to represent the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children across North America as a National Patient Ambassador. It is a one year commitment, and involves a lot of travel. I attend national events and am a spokesperson for the hospitals. It has allowed me to see so many cool places through it all. I got to be in the Rose Parade in Pasadena, and attend sporting events like the Rose Bowl and the Shriners PGA Tournament in Las Vegas. These are places I would never have visited." "As a National Patient Ambassador, I’ve helped promote awareness of the high quality care Shriners Hospitals for Children provides to kids regardless of the family’s ability to pay. I didn’t realize the impact I could have when I first thought of becoming an ambassador.” Shriners Hospitals for

Karolina and her co-ambassador, Maurius

“My term as ambassador ends in July, but I’m determined to continue giving back afterwards. I have lots of ideas.” Looking in her big brown eyes, I saw a sea of enthusiasm. “I’m a very sympathetic person as a result of all of this, which is a blessing and a curse. I’ve become a vegan because of my compassion that extends to animals as well. I just think I’m overall nicer and more grateful. When you go through difficulties, it’s hard to see your way out. But after you get through it all, I zoomed out on the big picture, and realize I’m a much better person for it. I would get stuck in little ruts, but now I have a more developed faith and

a broader view of the world. I want to do Mission trips, particularly to Rwanda. Right now I’m sponsoring a little girl in Kenya. Look, that’s her picture on the fridge," she said, pointing. "We write letters back and forth, and my donation helps support her mom and siblings with food, water and clothing, as well as medical care.” Then Karolina was off, showing me photos, her little baby shoes with the lifts, and her dogs and cats. I saw photos of her shining face with the white Arabian horse, Toledo, and the paint horse, Apache, that she rides. As I was leaving, I asked her if she had career plans. “I want to make the world




a better place for people who need a role model, or may be stuck in their own little ruts, wondering when it will end. I have so many future plans, and hope to be proficient in three languages by the end of my senior year. Then I may be able to participate in the Shriners Outreach Program in Panama. I also want to do the Disney College Program. I have an immense passion for Walt Disney. He is my biggest role model, a genius. I would also like to devote time to be sure they stay on the track Walt envisioned. I adore Mickey,” she grinned, and showed me her souvenirs. “There are so many things I want to do that it’s hard to narrow it down. Teach, FBI, anything to make a difference in people’s lives. I know I don’t want to work in an office. All the paths I’ve been on will pave the way for me.” Then she turned the conversation away from herself. “I’ve seen many kids in some terrible situations, far more difficult than mine. I won’t tell their story, but they make me try harder. Kids can be braver than you may think. This may sound trite, and I know I can’t make the pain any less, but I hope my life can be an example. I want them to know one thing. It’s so hard to see the big picture when you’re alone in the dark, but in the end, you’ll be glad you followed the journey."


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gave a large party and introduced him as “The Colonel”. That would have been impossible, of course. But due to their standing in the community, no one questioned it. Names with undeserved honor were prevalent among Mississippi Delta society. Some went by Captain, when they had never been in the Armed Forces or commanded a river boat. Some went by Judge, when they had never presided in a court room. Some went by Doc, when they were not medical in any way. It was just a tradition, and in that society, it went unquestioned.


he Colonel could not hide his displeasure. No, he was not happy at all with his son Jake’s decision. Marrying Emily Ballard is not what he had in mind for his only son. Not because she was not a pretty thing and sweet as pie, he would later say; but because he did not think she was good enough for his son, which he would not say – publicly. She was not rich enough. Emily’s father, Stanley Ballard, was not pleased at his daughter’s choice either. He had no objections specifically to Jake, but there was something about


that family. They were just not his kind of people. Morally shallow, maybe. It started with Jacob Anderson’s name; not his real name, but the one he was called, "The Colonel". Stanley remembered when Jacob joined the Army during the Spanish-American War. He was a private. Six months later, the war was over and Jacob was home. His father

Stanley also objected to the Colonel’s choice of a wife, or should I say, her choice of him. Stella Hattaberry was a fine girl, probably too fine for the Colonel. But it was evident he practiced what he preached when he boasted, “always marry up!” What he meant by that motto was always marry up “financially”, and that is just what the Colonel had done. Stella was an

only child and so was he, making him the largest landholder in four counties when their properties were combined. Their land had also been made sinfully fertile during the thousands of years the Mississippi River spilled from its banks, depositing some of the world’s richest silt at what would become the Andersons’ doorstep. Despite the riches Stella had brought to the family, Jacob showed no outward signs of devotion or even respect for her. There were rumors that he spent a lot of time in Memphis, at the Peabody Hotel, alone. Or was he? The family lived in extravagance, and the Colonel had never refused Jake anything. For his eighteenth birthday, he was given a Stutz Bearcat, one of the most expensive domestic vehicles available. He wrecked it three months later, only to be given a Dusenberg that was newer and more expensive. That was another thing that bothered Stanley - the Anderson family lifestyle. People like that tend to cave in when things go bad. Stanley knew that, at some point in time, trouble would arise that you couldn’t buy your way out of, not even if you were the Colonel. But you needn’t waste your breath attempting to tell the Colonel that. While Stanley had many concerns about the pending union, it was the maxim, “always marry up!” that was the Colonel’s singular objection to the marriage. The Ballards were the antithesis to the Andersons. One of the most respected families in the Delta, they were “comfortable” if not wealthy. Their assets were nowhere near the Colonel’s and Stella’s amassed fortune.

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The Colonel determined that the Southern, a local railway, could operate from the Delta to Winona. There, it connected to the Illinois Central Railroad, which ran from Chicago to New Orleans. The wedding party and guests would travel by train. Three extra cars were attached in Memphis, and three more would be added in Jackson. The entourage was off, and the revelry began on the train. Mr. Ballard sat near a window with his daughter. He still had misgivings about the way this celebration was being carried out. The service was going to be conducted by a Louisiana judge, with a minister only standing by. Of course, the judge was in the Colonel’s Mardi Gras krewe. This was sacrilege in Stanley’s opinion.

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Emily was quiet, not the bubbly bride you might expect. By the time the train reached Jackson, her father noticed excess perspiration on her pale face. He reasoned that the unexpected heat of the June day and the acrid smell of the coal-fired smoke may have been contributing factors. When questioned, Emily admitted to him that she did not feel well. A few minutes later, she was doubled over in pain and could not control her screams. The Colonel got the conductor to notify the station in Brookhaven and have a doctor meet the train. In true Colonel fashion, not only one, but two of Brookhaven’s finest doctors were standing by when the train pulled to a stop. Both agreed it was most

likely her appendix. She could not travel on; she must be immediately moved to the clinic. There was no time to send her back to Jackson on the next north bound train, where better medical facilities were located. For one of the few times in his life, the Colonel could not control the situation. The best he could do was use his influence to keep the train waiting at the station for over an hour while a decision was made.

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The Colonel had his faults, but he knew how to make a decision. He took a piece of paper and listed the pros and cons of continuing to New Orleans. If for no other reason than his unwillingness to disappoint his friends, the Colonel decided that the party would go on. The wedding would go on as well, but most likely without Emily. Stanley was told that if his daughter ’s appendix were to rupture, her life would be in peril. Jake was present when this was learned. Stanley would not think of leaving his daughter’s side and was pleased to see Jake’s sincere concern. Many of Stanley’s friends and family members got off the train and checked into the Inez Hotel, Brookhaven’s finest accommodation. Some would stay to support Stanley and Emily; some would just spend the night and return home the next day. Others would continue to New Orleans to participate in the festivities.


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The Colonel came to the clinic and called Jake aside. Cowardly, Jake returned to his fiancé’s bedside. He told her and her father that the Colonel had insisted he proceed to New Orleans. He was sorry, but he had to obey. Stanley’s suspicions about the family were confirmed, at least momentarily. That night, best-intentioned doctors with the bare minimum of facilities attempted to save Emily’s life. They prepared her for surgery. The appendix had ruptured. Bacteria had certainly been exposed to parts of her body where bacteria should not be. They would do the best they could. By this time, word had spread through the town of the beautiful young girl on her wedding trip who lay ill and most likely dying in their town. Crowds began to gather at the clinic. Dr. Herrington addressed the crowd, with Stanley by his side.

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“Good People of Brookhaven, Let me start by being honest. Emily is critically ill. We are just doctors. We are not God. Due to the rupture of the appendix, she has been exposed to bacteria that can be and, in most cases, is fatal. In fact, I have never seen a patient survive with this occurrence. It has happened, but not to a patient I have treated. I tell you this to let you know her life is in the hands of a higher power. Now I suggest that you go to your respective church or go home, get down on your knees, and pray as hard as you can. If Emily survives, it will be through the will of God, not through the powers of man.”

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By the time Emily was out of surgery, the wedding party had checked into the Roosevelt. Sixteen steamer trunks were delivered, filled with clothing for the wedding party alone. A brass band played “Dixie” as guests filed into the lobby. Waiters swept through the room carrying trays heavy with Sazeracs and Gin Fizzes. The wedding was two days away, but the party had begun. Back in Brookhaven, the night drug on. Peritonitis had set in. With a fever of 105 degrees, Emily was mostly semi-conscious. When she was lucid, her pain was evident. Stanley cried and prayed. He also cursed the Colonel, knowing he was more concerned about the party than his future daughter-in-law’s life. Doctor Herrington was openly honest; he told Stanley this was most likely Emily’s last night. ***** In New Orleans, the day dawned to hung-over partiers from all over the Central South. But none had a headache more oppressive than the wedding planner after the Colonel delivered the most unusual request of her entire career: Find a bride. A surrogate bride. Still, the planner did not have to look far. The seamstress was just Emily’s size and had already been hired for the event. Of course, cost was no object for the Colonel. Beatrice was not a local girl. She was raised down on the bayou in Plaquemines Parish; but at sixteen, she decided she wanted more than work in sugar cane fields her whole life. She had moved to the city and gotten a room at a Catholic girls’ boarding house. The nuns taught her a trade, sewing. Her first job was at D.H. Holmes, cuffing men’s trousers and hemming ladies’ dresses. She expanded into making major alterations and eventually was hired away by one of the premier tailors of women’s clothes in New Orleans. She was good at what she did, but had few other skills – including almost none that were social. Beatrice made some of the finest clothes the society of New Orleans and the Gulf South could wear. As for herself, she never owned a store-bought dress, and she never made one for herself unless it was fashioned out of castaway material. She had never been to a beauty salon, never wore silk stockings, and never had shoes with heels. That would soon change. The Colonel had an eye for women. He spotted her and told the wedding planner to spend whatever it took to make her look decent. The next day, the morning of the rehearsal, she was the key topic of conversation. No one knew who she was or where she had come from, but they knew she was one of the most beautiful woman they had ever seen.

Unfortunately, while hair stylists and make-up technicians can do wonders, they cannot teach grace and social skills. Beatrice received a crash course on how to walk, but there was no time to work on diction or vocabulary. Instead, she was given a warning, “Keep your mouth shut.”

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***** Miraculously, Emily had not only survived the night, she made it through the next day and into the day of the wedding. Still, she was growing weaker by the moment, and wandered in and out of consciousness. Two ministers would take turns by her bedside the entire time. Each would intermittently say prayers. That’s when Mossey appeared. Mossey was a black lady who must have been 90 years old at the time. She was frightfully thin, with snow white hair and perfect, shiny white teeth. Some said she was part Cherokee Indian. Whatever her lineage, she was a source of respect and fear to both the white and colored races. She knew Voodoo and she knew Christianity. Better still, she knew if or when to use each. In Mossey’s hand was a hollow gourd filled with liquid. “I comes to cure Ms. Emily,” she told the minister at Emily’s bedside. “Get out of here, Mossey, and take that filthy gourd with you,” the minister practically shouted.

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“Can’t make me. You let me see Dr. Herrington.” The minister glared at Mossey for a moment, then ordered, “He will be here in a few minutes. Wait outside.” “I wait right ‘chere,” she said firmly. Shortly, Dr. Herrington arrived. He spoke respectfully to Mossey. Dr. Herrington had come to know that a large part of healing is believing, and some people believed in Mossey more than they did in him. Examining Emily, he knew that her time was now measured in just hours. “Mossey, what are you doing here?” the doctor questioned. “Comes to cure Ms. Emily.” “How do you propose to do that?” “I got my potion.” At this point, the minister spoke up. “You are not listening to that crazy devil worshiper, are you, Doctor?” “I don’t know, it depends on what she has got to say.” “I talk to you, Doc. I won’t talk to him. He don’t believe,” Mossey said, refusing to even look in the minister ’s direction. She whispered to the doctor that she had boiled willow bark and sassafras for a full day. She also had dropped a chicken feather into the pot, just to make the potion act quickly.


“OK, Mossey, go ahead.” The minister bolted from his seat. “You aren’t going to let this quack give anything to this girl, Doctor, are you?” “Reverend, with all due respect, you have been praying for her for two days. As a doctor, I have done everything I know to do, and she is dying. Did you hear me, Reverend? She is dying. You ask the Lord to deliver her from death, yet you do not accept the avenue he may have chosen to do it. You say you are a man of God. Is your faith that shallow?” Stanley had been listening from the hall. “Let her have the potion, Doctor. Preacher, with all due respect, let us hope it works. The Lord works in mysterious ways.” The doctor lifted Emily’s head, and from the gourd, she sipped the liquid. In a few minutes, she sipped some more. The minister left. Three hours later, she opened her eyes and they focused. Her fever was down to 100 degrees. Mossey smiled gently at her patient, and said, “I be back in a while with

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Beatrice knew her world had changed f o r e v e r. I f o n l y f o r t w o d a y s , s h e had enjoyed the good life. She knew immediately that she had to have it, and would do everything in her power to get it. Beatrice was paid well for her services. With the money she earned, she enrolled in Miss Grace’s School for Ladies. She didn’t worry about the expense; it was simply an investment in her new life. ***** On Sunday morning, the news was all over town that it looked like Emily was going to pull through. Prayers of thanksgiving were offered, in churches and in homes, without one mention of Mossey. That afternoon, the train from New Orleans arrived and Jake got off. The Colonel continued on. Stanley observed Jake’s interaction with his daughter and noted that he seemed genuinely fond of her, concerned and attentive. Maybe he was too spineless to stand up to his father, but that would be his only fault. Stanley would give him another chance. By Wednesday, Emily was able to get

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out of bed for most of the day. On Thursday, both ministers who had stood by her bedside presided at the wedding ceremony. Stanley was pleased. This is how it should have been. The next day, the couple moved to the Inez Hotel, but Stanley caught the train for home.

herself. She was not exactly sure how to accomplish this feat, but she knew the first step was to improve herself. Miss Grace’s School for Ladies was a start, but she would not stop there. She would work three jobs to afford the schooling she needed.

Stanley and the Colonel met to discuss the return of the bride and groom. Both agreed that due to the flooded conditions, the Delta was no place for a recuperating patient. The newlyweds were advised to stay in Brookhaven. This they did, eventually renting three connecting rooms in the hotel.

Beatrice learned French, then Latin. She also took English, math, and just enough science to sound intelligent. She became a kitchen attendant at Antoine’s, learning the finer points of fine dining and how to properly present a meal. Finally, she became a volunteer at Charity Hospital, where she learned the essentials of nursing, or at least advanced first aid.

***** Just prior to Christmas, the couple moved back to the Delta. Their home, which had been under construction prior to the flood, had to be practically rebuilt. Labor was in high demand or not available at all; many people did not return after the flood. Rather than relying on the local labor pool, the Colonel hired Italians from New Orleans and New York to rebuild the house, sparing no expense. The result was just as he had envisioned; the newlyweds’ new home was exquisite. Not as large as the Colonel’s, but one that to this day is still called a mansion. Even more exciting was the news that Emily was pregnant. On July 3, 1928, Rose Ann was born. ***** In New Orleans, Beatrice had a mission: She would make a better life for

Somehow, she felt that the French spelling of her name had more appeal than the Italian, so she changed it from Beatrice Russo to Bea Rosseaux. Then she waited for an opportunity. ***** The Colonel treated and spoiled his granddaughter just like he had his son. The home of the Colonel and his wife was more than just an occasional place to visit; it was Rose Ann’s second home. Emily did not like the fact that the Colonel had so much influence on her daughter, but Emily had never enjoyed good health after the appendicitis attack. Some days, caring for Rose Ann was just too much, and she was glad when the Colonel came to pick her up. When Rose Ann was five years old, it

It was no accident that Beatrice applied. She had kept up with the family as best she could, reading the Picayune social page, which covered much of the state of Mississippi, especially the Delta. When Beatrice saw the ad, she knew it was her opportunity. She did not hide anything in answering the ad. She gave her real name, well, Bea Rosseaux. That did not mean anything to Jake or Emily; Emily had never heard the name, and if Jake had ever known Beatrice’s last name to begin with, he had long since forgotten it. Her resume looked promising. She would be asked to come to the Delta for an interview. Early in the interview, Jake recognized Beatrice and told Emily who she was. They all laughed at the coincidence. She was hired. ***** Apparently, Bea had misjudged the social status of a governess. Yes, she was paid well. She had nice accommodations, access to good food, and adequate free time, but she was still just a governess. All the training in the world will not give you a step up the Mississippi Delta social ladder. Full acceptance is only earned if you are born into it; partial, if you marry into it. She was an outsider. Jake insisted on being called Mr. Jake; Emily, Ms. Emily. Bea was addressed as Ms. Rosseaux. It was, on the surface, a cold and formal arrangement. Beneath the surface was a different matter. A woman has an uncanny sense when she is being watched lustfully by a man. Once aware, she has two options.


One is to totally ignore the situation, knowing that sooner or later, he will move on to a more willing target. The alternative is to respond - move, walk, hold her head in a way that seems to say, “OK, I understand. I like it. Let’s play.” It is a game which has been played since the beginning of time. Beatrice was aware of Jake’s interest, and she chose the latter. For over a year, this coquettish game was carried out without Emily having the slightest idea. It went no further than playful flirts and, for the most part, it was business as usual. Then, just after Thanksgiving, Emily caught the train to Memphis. She would be gone four nights, staying at the Peabody, and Christmas shopping. Meanwhile, Rose Ann had gone on a trip to New Orleans with the Colonel and Stella. The first evening they were home alone, Jake asked Beatrice if she would like to join him for a drink. Of course, it was hard for her to contain her excitement. “Beatrice, would you like a drink?”

It was the first time since their “wedding day” he had called her Beatrice. “Oh, Mr. Jake, can you make a Sazerac? You know, that drink was first made in New Orleans and is considered the world’s first cocktail? And, by the way, just call me Bea.” “I sure can make a Sazerac. I have a new bottle of absinthe. And, you are correct; we are not working, so just call me Jake.” “OK, Jake,” she said, her excitement uncontainable. No words had to be spoken. It is an instinctual thing. After two drinks, he retreated to the bedroom and opened a seldom-used closet door. He removed the wedding dress, the one only Beatrice had worn. He brought it to her in the parlor. “Beatrice, you wore it once. Wear it again.” “Yes, Jake. Excuse me for a few minutes.” She retreated to the next parlor, and undressed while Jake watched in a large mirror visible from where he stood.

When she returned, she was even more beautiful than when she had worn the dress seven years earlier. There is something about poise and grace that complements beauty, and now Beatrice had both. Her hard work did not go unnoticed. Jake went to the corner of the parlor. He selected a thick vinyl record and placed it on the Victrola. He wound the spring, placed the needle on the disc, and the song they had danced to at the wedding poured from deep within the horn on top of the Victrola. She moved into his arms. This is what she had planned and trained for. It was magical. It was as if the song had been written specifically for her. She floated in his arms to “Always, I’ll Be Loving You, Always.” The lovers spent three nights together. It crossed his mind that perhaps he had become bored with Emily. Maybe she had just never given him the thrill that Bea gave him. Maybe it was the thrill of forbidden fruit. Nonetheless, he made Bea think she was the only

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person in his life, and her anticipation of a bright future blossomed. Neither broached the subject of what their relationship would be when Emily returned, but Beatrice would find out soon enough. When Emily arrived, Jake ordered her to bring in Emily’s luggage and the small mountain of gifts she had purchased. Unloading luggage had never been part of her job; that was always the job of one of the male employees. Over the next few days, Jake showed no sign that Beatrice was any more than hired help. If anything, he was short with her to the point of being cruel. It was if he was punishing her for the indiscretion to which he was at least an equal contributor. ***** In June, Emily would accompany her father to New Orleans. He was having some health issues, and she had heard there was a specialist there that he should see. They would be gone a week. She decided that the trip would be educational for Rose Ann, so she went as well.

One night, Beatrice heard a loud argument coming from Jake and Emily’s bedroom. She could not make out the words, but she had never heard them argue like that. Loud voices were mixed with Emily’s sobs. She knew it was selfish, but Beatrice could only suspect Jake had finally told Emily about her. That he had decided he would rather have her and the pleasures she could give him more than his wife. The next day, Emily packed a trunk, packed clothes for her daughter, and left for her father’s house. It was under the guise of taking care of her father, as he had been ill. Beatrice knew better. Beatrice waited for Jake to turn his attention to her. That night he did not, and the next night he did not. The third night, he dressed and went to Greenville. Beatrice had never seen Jake drunk, but she heard him stumble into the atrium. She looked at the clock. It was 3 a.m. She quickly dressed and hurried downstairs. “Sit down, Bea, I need someone to talk to,” he slurred from the floor.

The infatuation was over. In less than a minute, she had gone from loving and idolizing Jake to hating him. She could coexist with his wife, but not another woman – especially not a woman who had more access to him than she did. Things would never be the same. It was painfully clear she had to change her plan. She had no choice, if she was to keep the finer things in life. Maybe she should settle for less and marry a good provider. After all, she was 37 and her biological clock was winding down. ***** Emily did return home, and on the surface, everything appeared normal. Rose Ann was getting older and could be sent to boarding school. Beatrice had heard it discussed and, not wanting to be caught off guard, she once again started scanning the papers looking for jobs. When nothing looked promising, she decided she would stay where she was until they asked her to leave. One day, just after the new year, Jake and Emily called her into their private sitting room.

Jake wasted no time in his pursuit of Beatrice. He did not even wait until nightfall. She wanted to refuse him due to his behavior, but she reasoned his actions were merely a way to keep his wife from becoming suspicious. She reasoned that he was actually protecting her.

Beatrice sat on the floor beside him and lifted his head onto her lap. Somehow, she felt her time had finally come.

It was the best week of her life, and she did her best to make it the most exciting of Jake’s life also. Somehow, she believed that she could love him, and was loving him, better than Emily. She did not know what the future would hold, but she would be content to get what little time she could with him. After all, she liked her job, and she truly loved Rose Ann. She would not be jealous of Emily. Emily was his wife. She knew she had a place in his life too.

Beatrice felt now that Emily knew, it would just be a matter of time until she could have Jake all to herself!

Emily began, “Bea, you have been such a value to our family, and we could never repay you for your services. You do know, however, that Rose Ann will most likely enroll in boarding school next fall. We have not decided if it will be in New Orleans or Memphis. We are leaning toward Louise S. McGehee’s in New Orleans. The hardest decision has been what we should do for you. But we have an idea."

He continued, “For the past five years I have been seeing an old girlfriend of mine in Greenville. I loved her in high school, but dad would not hear of it. Her father was an auto mechanic. I would not be ‘marrying up’, as he would say. I just never quite got over her. I was with her tonight. I cannot and will not give her up."

“Jake’s mom has been diagnosed with cancer. Would you like to go to work for Ms. Stella and the Colonel? They are begging for your help. You will be such comfort to the Colonel, and he is willing to pay you even more than we do. You can be nearby, visit when you like, and see Rose Ann when she comes home. What do you think?”

“I am going to tell Emily that I have broken it off, but I have not. We just agreed to be more discreet. She will be coming here when Emily goes out of town. You will be discreet as well and treat her with respect. Other than those occasions, I will not see her.”

Beatrice did not hesitate. She answered, “Yes, I would like that very much. I will pack my things.”

This arrangement continued for three more years. Their time together was limited to three or four times a year. How she looked forward to it! For a while, she even considered getting pregnant, anything to have a permanent spot in his life. Little could she have imagined how the circumstances would change.

“Emily is not staying at her father ’s because he is ill. She is there because she has found out I have been having an affair.”

Beatrice stood up abruptly, letting his head fall to floor.

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months, she was confined to the bed and kept sedated most of the time. It is not known who made the first move. It was most likely the Colonel. In the past, he had had his share of the ladies in Memphis and a few in other places. On the other hand, it is no exaggeration to admit that Beatrice would have used any means to exact revenge on Jake for his indiscretions, and she was an opportunist. She felt Jake’s actions were intentionally planned to hurt her. She also had never forgotten what it was like to work in the sugar cane fields and the tailor shop. She would not let that happen. Beatrice had lived in the home with the Colonel and Stella for almost a year when Stella passed away. A month after the funeral, the Colonel went to St. Louis on business. He took Beatrice with him. Three months later, they were married. Jake and Emily not only disapproved of these happenings, they were embarrassed. In just over two years after the marriage, Beatrice gave the Colonel a beautiful

baby girl. The Colonel gave both of them anything they wanted, which only added to the resentment Jake had for his father, poisoning their relationship even further. After six years of marriage, the Colonel died. ***** It was a spring day in 1947 when Jake met Beatrice at his father ’s attorney’s office in Greenville. Stanford Potter was not only the Colonel’s attorney, he was also Jake’s. “Jake, I am going to read the Colonel’s last will and testament. I think I should warn you, you will not like it. It does, however, reflect his wishes, and he was of sound mind. I compiled the will myself.” A lot of words were read that were legal precursors of the document, but the bottom line was Beatrice had inherited all of the Colonel’s worldly possessions, including real estate, livestock, and crops in the field. Jake and Emily were able to keep the home they lived in and 400 acres. Rose Ann got $10,000.

***** Emily and Jake inherited her father ’s property and managed well, after the farm subsidy was established and he was paid not to work. Jake continued his duplicitous lifestyle; and it appears only Emily, the innocent one, was punished. In the Delta, it was gossiped that Beatrice would spend a week every December at the Peabody Hotel, buying lavish Christmas gifts for only herself and her daughter. She would also occasionally return to New Orleans where she would check into the Roosevelt Hotel, always requesting the best suite. It is said that she, still a graceful beauty, was often seen dancing with younger men in the Blue Room, and that her favorite request of the orchestra was to play, “Always”.

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program. Nancy waited late into the night to plead her case before the School Board to receive permission to bring The Nature Center’s animals into the school rooms for education purposes and request the children to donate nickels, dimes, quarters, whatever they could contribute to the care and rehab of the wildlife. They didn’t raise a lot of money, but it was a start and it planted the idea of caring for wildlife in many young children. Nancy decided that she wanted to help wildlife when she retired from the school system. She trained at The Nature Center under Jennifer Coulson and at The Audubon Zoo under Jamie Primm, received her own license and began her own rehab operation. She formed Clearwater Wildlife Sanctuary in St. Tammany Parish as a 501c3 in 1989 with 20+ acres and a small building allowing for both indoor and outdoor rehab. There are many ingredients to wildlife rehab, as I learned first-hand by attending the initial 3-session training. Topics covered included state and federal requirements to become a wildlife rehabilitator; health, safety, zoonotic diseases and animal care basics. Once the basics are covered, a volunteer will then work one-on-one with a staff member. The Sanctuary takes in all ages and species of animals, with the exception of alligators, bats and deer, with a goal of complete recovery and return to the wild.

I spent my one-on-one time with site supervisor, Jesse Long, who has been with Clearwater just over a year and a half. Nancy describes Jesse, “He is an employee, but so much more. He always goes above and beyond to help the animals and the volunteers.” I can definitely attest to this! It was easy to visualize Jesse’s love and appreciation for the wildlife and people. He shared every detail and more with me. He shared his diagnosis of PTSD and how he has received and is receiving healing from both the wildlife and the people at Clearwater Sanctuary! Jesse has found his sanctuary and his healing through meditation and caring compassion for wildlife. He carefully attends to every need all day and frequently throughout the night. Jesse shares, “My favorite was the barred owl with the broken wing, splinted in a purple cast. His eyes pierced into your soul! It was like he could read your mind! After his cast was removed and he was placed in an outdoor flight cage for rehab, he would follow me with his eyes as I took care of the other animals in the area. When release time came, he took flight out of his cage heading to a close-by tree perching on a high limb. Eventually he ventured off to explore his new surroundings.” What do you enjoy most about your job? “The daily privilege of being able to peer into places you don’t normally get a chance to

observe in our modern way of life. Intimate observation. Seeing them so closely. I guess that’s the more selfish reason. Obviously, beyond that it is the sense of self-worth, of contributing to something that you feel is a worthwhile endeavor on this planet earth. A bit of my psyche heals with each animal that is cared for. I am fortunate to witness healing on a daily basis.” By far the most difficult care is with newborn animals, which must be fed around the clock. For example, baby birds must eat every 20 minutes from dawn to dusk and mammals are fed every two to three hours throughout the day and night. March through September is the busiest season with influxes of injured or orphaned animals. Admissions come to Clearwater through veterinarian Emily Edwards at her clinic located in Abita Springs, where they are triaged for injuries, surgical needs, treatment or intensive care before being moved to the Sanctuary. The office accepts admissions from 8am to 3pm Monday through Friday. Anyone who finds an animal should first receive approval by calling Nancy at 985-630-1009 before delivering to the clinic. I asked Jesse, what is a rehabber’s typical day like? “At times I feel like I’m drowning in baby squirrels and baby possums, more squirrels than possums. It happens gradually enough that it becomes a way of life. It just feels natural and normal and you know that every 2 hours, you will be up feeding them. This is what I like to do. It doesn’t feel like work. It’s amazing to see their growth. Whatever you just got used to doing with them, they’ve already outgrown it! Constantly updating

how to care for them. Each baby squirrel has a completely different personality from the next and different needs. Several times I’ve witnessed an animal laying there, not moving, barely breathing. Thinking it was lost and too late, and then suddenly seeing a brief gasp and realizing it’s still alive. Quickly wrap it in a hot towel to get blood flowing, metabolism going. Once warm, give tiny drops of formula. Can’t give too much when they are so compromised. I get to witness just how fragile life is. Seeing that life in your hand. And it survives! This is a beautiful lesson in giving something, just for the sake of giving, even if it is only giving in the moment. You’re giving a lot of yourself, your energy, without knowing if it will survive, if it will make it through the hour, through the day, through the night. But it's all the more reason to give it care, nurture, and love. There is a recurring theme - giving without knowing the result. You have to be glad that they received some level of care, made as comfortable as possible.” There is much to learn and remember when rehabbing wildlife. For example, an altricial hatchling (sparrows, bluebirds, passerines) must be fed a diet of boiled egg yolk or soaked dry cat food 36 times a day! While a waterbird (egrets, herons, pelicans) consume small fish six times a day as a hatchling! Most infant mammals will need to be fed every two to three hours. Beavers, bobcats, raccoons, rabbits and otters eat KMR (kitty milk replacement) while coyotes, foxes, possums and squirrels are dished up Puppylac (puppy milk replacement). As they move from infant to weaning stage, the bottles are stepped down and soft food is

introduced, gradually moving to more solid foods that would be found naturally in the wild. Who knew that baby squirrels are crazy for vanilla yogurt and marsh rabbits love treats of blueberries or fresh mint! A varied diet is introduced to encourage adaptation to food found easily in the wild. Much of wildlife rehab cannot be learned easily by reading or being told, demonstration is crucial. It’s difficult to tell someone how to give medicine to a duck. First, you must straddle the duck! LOL! Better to demonstrate! When dealing with large wading birds such as pelicans, herons and egrets, you should gently slide your hand into the closed cage and firmly grasp the beak before opening the cage to avoid being pierced by the beak!

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First and foremost are the three H’s, in this order: Housing, Heat, Hydration. No matter what the species, they must be provided safe and warm housing. This could be a ventilated plastic container with some towels padding the bottom interior and placed on a low-setting heating pad. Once warm, they can be hydrated. Many animals are in shock when first brought in. After all, they may have lost their parents and even had their own life threatened. They may be injured, hungry and thirsty. Once triaged and stabilized with a warm home, they are hydrated and fed. Human handling is kept to a bare minimum to prevent imprinting, which would make the animal non-releasable. As the wildlife recovers from its trauma and regains its strength, it progresses to the next stage of recovery by spending some daylight time in a cage outside. This assists them in becoming familiar with the sights and sounds of their native habitat. For example, the juvenile squirrels are placed in a large wire cage with a wooden box containing towels, gradually weaning them from their inside bedding to a more native bedding. Providing tree limbs for climbing, native branches, pine straw and leaves for nest building in the cage encourages this transition. Of course, they are still receiving food in their cages from rehabilitators. This part of the transition allows them to observe their own species in the wild. They are able to see when other animals take cover or hide in response to a hawk shrieking overhead or a large shadow passing over. They also learn how the wild forage for food or nesting material. For a few days, they 30

will be brought back in at night. Behavior is carefully observed after their first full night outside. Each animal is as unique in their personality as humans. Some take a little longer to adjust. If they are terrified in the morning, maybe a longer transition will be necessary. Eventually, they will progress to having their cage open and allowing them to roam freely. Some food is still provided. And magically one day they will just take off on they’re own, ready to move on with their native way of life. Occasionally an injury will come in that can’t be safely reintroduced. If possible, these will become education species and re-homed elsewhere. Of course, there are some that can’t be saved. These are treated with compassion, made as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Sadly, sometimes euthanasia is the only compassionate choice. Clearwater’s focus is to alleviate suffering. After the 2010 BP Oil Spill in the Gulf, Nancy was recruited by the Louisiana Rehabilitation Association to direct oil spill response for wildlife recovery. She vetted old rehabbers and trained new ones. All of Clearwater rehabbers were brought in to assist. Assistance was more than just cleaning the birds of oil. Many had broken wings from struggling to free themselves from the oil and were not releasable in the wild. These were placed in zoos across the country for educational purposes to illustrate what happens to wildlife during an oil spill. Out of the spill, arose the Clearwater Sanctuary for people. Nancy quickly noticed the stress that rehabbers were operating under. The stress of watching innocent helpless wildlife

struggling to survive - some losing the battle, some able to be helped; long hours, physical labor, being away from home and family. All of these were taking a toll on the rehabbers. Recognizing this need, Nancy began offering yoga, meditation and prayer to assist with coping. Due to the enormous number of animals being dealt with, Clearwater had to halt their own admissions. There was just not enough staff to go around. They resumed admissions only three years ago. The Sanctuary for people continues today with a variety of classes offered, such as yoga, tai chi, meditation, singing and dancing. The animals can’t pay for their care but the classes can help offset costs. Nancy estimates that they have helped over 30 thousand animals during their existence! I’m even shocked by this number and I feel I’m very in tune with wildlife and their plight. But after only 2 visits, I’ve already counted 9 baby squirrels, 1 adult marsh rabbit, 2 baby rabbits, 1 flying squirrel, 1 great horned owl hatchling, 14 baby possums, 2 adult possums, 8 baby ducks, 1 adult duck, 3 geese, 3 pigeons, 1 dachshund, 1 pit-bull, several cats (flood rescues), and raccoons! That’s a lot and this number changes every day. Did you know that possums are the least likely wild animals to have rabies? It is thought that this is due to their lower body temperature, which doesn’t allow the virus to survive. It is also very difficult for infants to survive without their mother. Litters can consist of more than 13, smaller than a dime when born, basically nothing more than an embryo. They live inside their mom’s pouch latched onto one of her 13 nipples for 60-

70 days. The young don’t have an instinct to open their mouth for food since they stay latched onto a nipple until weaned. This makes them challenging to rehab. I fed 8 infants Esbilac (puppy milk replacement) from a syringe and it was a battle to convince them to open their mouth! Volunteers, staff and foster parents are crucial to Clearwater’s effort. Everyone must receive the same 3-session training that I attended. From there they can work with a staff one-on-one assisting with animals by cleaning cages and bowls, feeding and observation or they can be support with keeping the building area and grounds clean, helping out at the vet with admission paperwork, or transport of animals. Rehabbers can progress to being fosters, which means caring for the young animals in their own home. A foster will only keep them a maximum of 3 days to cut down on burnout and exhaustion from the nighttime feedings. This is an around-the-clock job! Fosters are sub-permittees operating underneath Nancy’s rehab license. New regulation only allows for 5 sub-permittees. Rabies vector animals, such as raccoons, skunks, foxes, etc must be fostered with a licensed rehabber, for which there is always a need. Acquiring your own license does not mean you must open your own rehab facility. Many continue to operate out of Clearwater, due to the networking support and community. The most unusual animals they've received are an occasional beaver or river otter. However, one day they received a call from a resident who had a snake trying to get into their bluebird house. Could they bring in the birdhouse? Sure. They brought it inside a pillowcase. Upon opening the pillowcase, expecting to find a box with nesting bluebirds, instead they found a bluebird house with a pygmy rattler inside! He was released far away from the main buildings! So what do you do if you find an animal that you think might be orphaned? The motto is – “IF YOU CARE, LEAVE IT THERE.” Many think that a young animal alone means it has been orphaned. This is not necessarily the case. Often times the adult will leave young alone while they forage for food and will return. Of course, use common sense and observe from a distance. If it is in danger – lying in a puddle where it could drown, exposed to sun causing dehydration, ants crawling on it, or injured, definitely bring it in. Baby birds? Fledglings learn to fly by falling to the ground, then flying back up, hopping to a shrub, possibly back to the nest or a nearby limb. The parents will continue to feed them wherever they land. The survival rate is much higher if left with their parents. It is very difficult for a rehabber to teach a baby bird to hunt on the fly. They can place a cricket on a string and fly it around in an attempt to teach eye / beak coordination, but this is not nearly as effective and extremely time consuming.

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Let’s put together the pieces of your financial life. This is a picture of my wife, Mary, doing what she loves: working in her studio, hand-crafting a colorful quilt for a friend or family member. Mary learned her art from her mom, and she’s been making beautiful keepsakes for more than 25 years. In addition to creating quilts, Mary is a weaver (she works on a large hand loom her dad built for her years ago from cherry, black walnut, and maple). She has woven countless placemats, table runners, blankets, and other items, both decorative and functional. As special gifts to me, she custom-wove material for three vests that she then designed and sewed. No other guy on the planet has anything like them! In her spare time (ha!), she tailors special holiday dresses for our three granddaughters, which they just love. Mary is a true artist, and I’m proud that she has the ability and talent to make things that please people so much.

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When I watch Mary work on one of her quilts, it can appear pretty chaotic. She has pieces of fabric all over her work tables, and it’s difficult to imagine how anything coherent can come of them. But, little by little, Mary pulls it all together, piece by piece, arranging and rearranging until a work of beauty eventually appears. Our money lives can be like that, too, sometimes. We might have an IRA there, a savings account here, a life insurance policy that “some guy” sold us years ago, but there’s no coherent pattern, and, maybe, it doesn’t look so beautiful. If this is what your financial life looks like, we need to meet. Here are some of the things we might do together:

1) WE’LL FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH MONEY YOU WILL NEED IN RETIREMENT AND THEN MAKE A PLAN TO TRY TO GET THERE. Many people are kidding themselves about how long their retirement might last. Consider this: for a married couple in their mid-60s, there’s a 92% chance that at least one spouse will live to age 80.1 That’s a long time, and you or your spouse might live a whole lot longer. Heck, my parents both passed at age 90, and Mary’s mom – whose award-winning quilts have appeared in books and magazines – made 90 this past March. Retirement usually means that the money you need to live on has to come from something other than a paycheck, so much of my work with clients focuses on how to replace that check. One of the things I love to do is show how the time value of money works and what a powerful concept it is. Even if you choose to put your money in a savings account that earns a pittance, if you save regularly and keep it up long enough, you’ll accumulate a nest egg for the future. But, make no mistake: if you don’t save and invest money on your own now, it’s a pretty safe bet that you won’t have any in the future. If you are serious about starting or re-starting your savings and investment plan, call me for a free consultation.

2) WE’LL MAKE SURE THAT NOT ALL OF YOUR RETIREMENT MONEY IS IN YOUR 401(K) OR TAX-DEDUCTIBLE IRA. We can’t know for sure about future tax rates and whether they will be higher or lower than they are now, but we do know that, under current federal law, any money coming out of a qualified retirement plan will be taxed as ordinary income. The last thing I want for my clients is to have all of their retirement money taxed before they have a chance to spend it. When it comes to investing, tax diversification is just as important as asset allocation, but tax planning has to happen long before you are ready to start using your money. Call me for an appointment and I’ll get to work on a strategy.

3) WE’LL USE INSURANCE TO PROTECT YOUR ASSETS. If you’ve ever snuggled up in a hand-made quilt in front of the fireplace on a chilly winter’s evening, you know what true comfort means. Likewise, you can get a lot of comfort by protecting your

money and your family from the bad things that seem to happen to all of us at some time in our lives. Sadly, when I talk about insurance with my clients so they can protect their hardearned assets in a risk-filled world, sometimes I hear, “That’s not going to happen to me, so I’ll just take my chances.” You know what, Mr. or Mrs. Client? You might be right. But, what if you’re wrong? If you die unexpectedly, does your family have a way to replace the mountain of money you could have earned over 20, 30, or 40 years of working, had you lived? If you become disabled and can’t work for months or years, where will your family get money? If you cause a bad car accident and are sued for a million bucks, will your property and casualty insurance cover the tab, or will the plaintiff’s attorney gleefully start grabbing for every bit of cash you have, including your income and your retirement money? “It won’t happen to me”, you say? This stuff happens every day to everyday people. Insurance premiums are a small price to pay for protection that could make the difference between your family living with dignity, or simply existing. And, I haven’t mentioned the potentially staggering cost of long term care for you and your spouse when you are old and can’t take care of yourselves. So, if you want a realistic and unbiased assessment of your risks – and a cost-effective strategy for dealing with them – call me for an appointment.


Here’s a picture of one of Mary’s quilts. It’s called “Going Around In Circles.” It’s a great name for a piece of art, but it’s the last thing I want your financial life to be called. In the nine years I’ve been in this business, my observation is that making the decision to get one’s finances organized is 90% of the battle. So, my job is to help you know how each element of your money works with the others. When you become my client, I become your “guy.” As a Certified Financial Planner™, I have the educational background and credentials to work with you on all facets of your money: savings and investments, insurance, retirement income planning, long term care planning, cash flow management, estate planning, and more. Also, as a CFP® and an LPL Financial Advisor, I’m held to a fiduciary standard, meaning that

I must put your interests first whenever I make a recommendation to use a specific financial product or strategy. Not all advisors are held to that standard, so it sets me apart from the people out there who simply want to sell you a product, and then move on to their next customer. For sure, I can’t make any promises to you regarding investment results, rates of return, income expectations, or anything else. However, I am confident that, if you choose to work with me, you will have an enhanced understanding of how your money really works and, perhaps, confidence in knowing that you don’t have to shoulder the burden and responsibility of managing your money on your own. I especially want my older clients to know that, when one spouse dies, the other’s welfare is in good hands – mine. Every stitch Mary puts into her quilts is unique. Likewise, your financial life is unlike anyone else’s, and it deserves the same type of care an artist puts into her work. If you are ready to take charge of your money and pull together all the pieces of your financial life into a plan that makes sense for your situation, call me for a complimentary meeting. 1

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be safe, then told myself to never look up again.

You will either totally get it and feel some relief about yourself, or feel completely disgusted with me, in which case, we will most likely never be friends. I’m good with that.

My truck is THE family vehicle…our second home. A petri dish on wheels. I bet I am legally supposed to have D.O.T Hazmat placards affixed somewhere on it. Pick one. I’m sure it will fit the criteria.

This is the deal - I cleaned out my truck. I’m not talking about detailing it for a college night out on the town. There was no Armor-All involved, nor did I clean between the air-conditioning vents. Didn’t bother to spray my windows with glass cleaner or get a cute air freshener. You know what my air freshener is? A broken off tip of a deodorant stick that has melted into the carpeting. You know what my truck smells like? FEET. Nasty kid feet. With a slight hint of baby power fresh Degree, but only if I aim the floor vents just right. Last time I did that kind of vehicle cleaning was when I happened to look up at the ceiling and saw a tiny brown handprint. This is when my kids no longer had tiny hands. I don’t know if it was chocolate or poop, but it had been there awhile, so I went ahead and cleaned EVERYTHING, just to 34


About every two months, I do a purge. I will know it’s time when an embarrassing item falls out of the door while in the car line, or when everything on the backseat floor starts pushing my kids’ knees to an uncomfortable level. I never used to be this way. Most of us didn’t. I would clean my car every weekend, even when I had my first child. And I didn’t have to do it in painful stages either. It was very enjoyable to me. Now I hate it. I would rather a Zombie Apocalypse. There are stages to cleaning now. Names to them even. And I get to it when I can, in whatever order they come. This cleaning, I just did, was in “the depths”, the space under the back seats. I have been putting that part off for WAY too long. Of course, the longer you wait, the worse it

gets, so it didn’t even exist in my mind until I was ready for it. You can’t let it exist, you just have to look away until you are ready. NOT UP THOUGH! Don’t look up! It’s just fingerprints, smears, pen marks, and possibly a brown hand. Well, I decided it was time to enter the depths and discover the true capacity of our family’s filth. Probably a good science project idea lying under there too. Starting with the Sign of the Cross, even though I’m not Catholic, I engaged the lever that thrusts the seats forward while keeping my eyes shut tightly. I said a Hail Mary, while quietly questioning my lifelong religious choices, and opened my eyes. Right away, l swear to you, I found all 5 food groups and at least one thing from each holiday. There were missing mates to shoes, which was awesome, but the other ones gave up about 4 sizes ago. Your typical items were found, like band aides, beads, doubloons, rocks, and shells collected from a vacation somewhere, a school library book that we now own, unopened bills… that kind of stuff. Also, I found two

chicken strips, an open 50 count pack of tongue depressors (scattered about), a ripped packet of garden seeds (sprouting), 2 Redbox DVD’s, and a set of keys to a missing owner. The owner wasn’t down there, so that was a blessing. As I searched further into the depths, I found a rock-hard hash brown with one bite out of it, still laying blanketed in its paper. There was an Oreo cookie, minus the cream, a tube of red paint on one side of the truck with a dried squirted paint line all the way to the other side where the cap was sitting, encapsulated in an unknown substance next to the shriveled lizard in a coffee cup. I found that card I never sent, still in the envelope, with a shoeprint on it, stuck to a roll of wet duct tape. Around the perimeter and in the corners was a mixture of crumbs, dirt, sand, and bitten off fingernails. The sticky hands, the kind you get from

Chuck E. Cheese, EIGHT of them, in all different colors. It looked like the remnants of a tiny alien warzone, and almost all of them were holding a Pokémon card. I don’t even know. All I do know is that my kids were upset that I cleaned the small circular black spot they had named, “Mr. Mold”, and wondered where the 100 scattered folders went that I was unwillingly given after helping purge my teacher friend’s garage months earlier. It was apparently what they called, “the endless folder abyss” and it gave their feet many imaginary treks through “folder valley” and “folder mountain”. With no prongs or pockets, it really was the only purpose they could serve. You recycle your way, I’ll recycle mine. My intentions are good, but let’s be real, there are still trash bags of children’s clothes in the bed of my truck from God knows when,

waiting to be donated. Now wet and growing lots of Mr. Moldies. In the end, I found $10 worth of change in all that, so I paid my son to vacuum, Armor All, clean the carpets AND clean the windows. It just seems like it never ends, does it? Another tiring task of adulthood that I rarely get any help with. I did read a funny article months ago that made me feel better. Gave me a little hope. It said that messy family vehicles will be a hot commodity in the future FOR… the Zombie Apocalypse! I know, right?! I think my family could survive for awhile off stale food pieces and Pokémon trade. Make some weapons out of Mardi Gras beads and shells. Or attach fingernail clippings to the end of tongue depressors. Slap ‘em upside the head with a shoe? Yeah, we got this. The Zombie Apocalypse cannot come soon enough. 35



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s a physician specializing in vein care, women ask all the time, “Is wearing high heels really a bad thing when it comes to having healthy leg veins?” Now, their husbands ask me if the quantity of shoes can be the cause of something bad. That’s another story all together! Most people think that this is just an old wives tale, right next to catching a cold because of cold weather. Well, unfortunately, it isn’t a wives tale and wearing high heels really does impact the way leg veins function and consequently, the overall health of your veins. There are two types of blood vessels in our body: arteries and veins. Arteries carry blood rich in oxygen from the heart to the entire body. Blood in arteries moves because the heart pumps and forces blood throughout the arterial system. Veins are the blood vessels that carry blood back to the heart to be oxygenated. Blood in veins does not move because the heart is pumping. Instead, it’s dependent on the activity of muscular contractions of the extremities. Leg veins do not have a heart to pump blood. They do however have something we call the “calf muscle pump.” The calf muscle pump refers to the fact that - as our calf muscles contract in the course of walking and other movement, they actually compress the veins they surround and force the blood to move. Working in conjunction with this activity are the hundreds of little one-way valves that are present throughout all of the veins in the legs. When the valves are working normally, muscles contract and

force blood to move and the one-way valves make sure the movement is upward and back toward the heart. It’s really a very neat system. So here comes the bad news! When women wear high heels, there is a lesser amount of contraction activity within the calf muscles. Less muscle contraction means less movement of blood in leg veins even when we’re walking. Less movement of blood means that blood is pooling and this leads to more strain on the veins and ultimately valves are more likely to fail. Valve failure is really what we need to avoid in maintaining good vein health! Ladies, I would never ask you to limit shoe buying! Being concerned about heel size however, especially for every day use is probably a beneficial thing when it comes to vein health.

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WHAT SHOULD I DO? There are certain scenarios that play out over and over and over again at veterinary hospitals. Some can be categorized as mostly frustrating (Fido has heartworms, which are essentially 100% preventable); others are joyful (young family has a bouncing new puppy or doeeyed kitten). The scenario foremost on my mind currently, though, is the one that has the owner of a seriously sick pet in my exam room asking, “What should I do, Doc?” To say I’ve been in that situation a million times would be an exaggeration; hundreds, maybe even thousands of times? Definitely. This scenario, I’d file under the heading, “It’s Complicated.”

results, and then hopefully to a diagnosis and, finally, medical or surgical treatments. There’s always room for the judgment and wisdom of an experienced doctor to tweak things or make adjustments along that path, but wild adlibbing, or trying something new just for kicks isn’t too common. Doctors tend to recommend courses of action that have been shown to work best in the past, because they give us the best chance for a favorable outcome. But in the veterinary world, we regularly deal with additional considerations that probably don’t come up so often for human patients. These are what I mean by “complications.”

At first, it seems like a straight-forward question. That’s why people come to me - to find out what’s wrong with their pets, and what to do about it. Simple, right? But, for a seriously ill animal, the medical part of the question is often just the tip of the iceberg. As in human medicine, there generally are widely-accepted veterinary medical protocols that take us from a given presenting complaint, to physical exam findings, to appropriate diagnostic tests and

Let’s start with, “He doesn’t even belong to me! My neighbor / brother-in-law / ex owns this dog!” Then there’s, “I can’t give her medicine, she’ll pout and resent me.” Or, “It’s a stray cat, and I only see it once a week.” I’ve heard all of these, and more. Even with a firm diagnosis and a solid treatment plan, I’m not likely to have much success treating a patient when a client gives me such excuses. I can only do so much, which sometimes amounts to little

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more than shrugging my shoulders. Another category of complication is, in my humble opinion, a bit more legitimate. This would include the pet owner who is also a caregiver for a sick family member, and honestly can’t devote the necessary time to a sick pet. Or, maybe there’s a multiple-pet household, or some other issue, that makes the feeding of a therapeutic diet impractical or impossible. I tend to have a bit more sympathy for these clients. In any case, I feel an obligation to try to help as much as I can, even with the lamer excuses. I mean, who am I to judge, right? Hopefully we can find a compromise that gets the pet the needed treatment, even when life gets in the way. Then, of course, there’s the mother of all hinderances to veterinary care: money! Can the owner afford it? Now, I’m not talking here about the pet owner who just returned from a European vacation, drives up in a new Mercedes Benz, and tells me he’s not paying a few hundred dollars to have that laceration on his cat’s shoulder sutured up. That’s a story (a

true story!) for another time. No, I’m talking about the pet owner who has real issues affording the necessary, recommended care for a sick pet, whether it’s hundreds or thousands of dollars. Although it’s widely available, health insurance for pets, for the most part, hasn’t caught on, so veterinary bills are mostly paid out-of-pocket. I’ve had clients consider taking out a second mortgage to pay for veterinary care. I’ve seen people max-out credit cards. And I’ve watched caring owners make the difficult decision to euthanize a pet because they couldn’t afford, or couldn’t justify, the cost of treatment. These can be heart-wrenching decisions, and they often have to be made on very short notice, when emotions are running high.




So back to the original question: “What should I do, Doc?” If I know nothing about the client’s situation - home life, finances, offering a 10% discounts on employment, and so on - the answer is usually, “It depends.” trees, herbs , plants , all gardenOn so many things. In cases with no major impediments to ing needs. treating a serious or chronic disease, I give the owner my recommendation for the best medical or surgical treatment available. Sometimes that’s at my office, and sometimes it’s through a referral to a board-certified veterinary specialist for advanced diagnostics, high-end orthopedic surgery, chemotherapy, cataract removal, or even a cardiac pace-maker! Most of the time, though, it’s not that easy. The same patient with the same problem, be it a puppy with a birth defect, a middle-aged cat with diabetes, or an older dog with cancer, might receive very different courses of treatment depending on the owner’s life situation, financial status, philosophical approach to his pets, or many other factors. This may sound unfortunate or even outrageous to some, but it’s a fact of life in veterinary medicine. Sometimes, I feel more comfortable with the question, “What would you do if this was your own pet, Doc?” I’m glad to give my opinion regarding how I think a given treatment plan is likely to turn out. Sometimes it’s based on hard scientific data (which I believe in strongly), sometimes on gut feeling. Usually, it’s based on both. I’m flattered when my clients hold my opinion in high regard, so I feel privileged to engage with them in that conversation. In some situations, I give my clients permission, so to speak, not to go further with treatments; in others, I encourage them to pursue additional diagnostics, always conscious of the need to balance the desire to help with the realities of life. Just because we can do something doesn’t always mean we have to do it. I’d like to think I’m a proactive veterinarian, and I hope that my desire to help a patient is always tempered by realism. There is so much we can do now as veterinarians, but aggressive and extensive care may not be the best for a particular patient and family. My experiences through the years with my own companion animals, and how they’ve related to the rest of my family (three grown kids, but I still have a 15-year-old at home) have helped me understand my clients’ states of mind when faced with a pet’s illnesses. I’ve been in that same tough spot, making decisions about treatments, and how much is enough. So when they ask me, “What should I do?’ or “What would you do?”, I tell them that, in my opinion, the benefit to the patient and to the owner must both be taken into consideration. You should ask your veterinarian the same types of questions when serious problems arise. We don’t always have all the answers, but we try our hardest to advise you on the proper course of action for you and your pet. Ultimately, though, you’re in charge.

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Business & Community Connection 2017- 2018 Membership Directory



he Slidell Chamber of Commerce was established February 8, 1962 by Gus A. Fritchie, Jr., Lionel G. Pichon, George A. Broom, Michael E. Haas and W.T. Eddins. The first year the chamber started with 22 members and one employee. The Chamber’s office was located in the Parish Tower’s Building being the “Front Door to the Community.”

is recognized in the top 1% of all chambers as a 5 STAR accredited chamber; not that the chamber has more than doubled the membership; BUT the fact that the chamber has been recognized for bringing the historic 1808 Front Street back into commerce as a community building and that it is an anchor for the region and helps boost local business and cultural support being a gateway to the downtown main street district, THAT is what she is most proud of.

The Greater Slidell Chamber of Commerce seized the opportunity in 2006, presented by the post-Katrina environment, to reshape and enhance the Chamber’s contribution as a key participant in the business interests and political processes concerning the region. These Chamber’s directions and initiatives further extend its interaction with and support of our regional and statewide partners, as well as, the U. S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.

The chamber continues to work together with local chambers, including the St. Tammany West, the economic development district, tourism, school board, local universities, elected officials and local business leaders to support economic success in our region. Providing over 300 opportunities a year to local business men and women, the chamber focuses on building relationships to support the local community. The chamber believes that its members are true community partners.

In 2007, the official name change took place to be the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce. Through committees and joint coalitions with members, public officials and past chairmen, the Chamber reshaped to become a relevant resource to the community and the voice of business on local, state and federal levels. During this same year, four year board member, Dawn Sharpe, was asked by fellow board members to take over as CEO. Now having completed her 10th year in the position, looking back Dawn reflects the biggest accomplishment since her tenure is not being the first Louisiana Chamber to win the ACCE National Chamber of the Year; not being the only Louisiana Chamber to win the Small and Large Award for state chamber of the year; not having the highest retention rate nationwide; not that the chamber 1


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Leadership CHARLES KLEPFER OWNER, CICI’S PIZZA 2017 CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Picking Slidell as the location for my business has proven to be a great place to raise my family and build relationships. I believe that every business has a story and there is more behind the sign on the door. Telling that story helps people get to know you, where you have been and what direction you are going in which grows your guests. Being a part of the chamber of commerce has opened doors for me and my business. Chamber events assist me in connecting with the community and provide opportunities to promote my business of CiCi’s Pizza, partnering with local schools, non profits and other businesses. Working with the children in our community and teaching them about what the chamber does to enhance economic success is something I really enjoy. CEO, Dawn and her staff are very goal oriented and carry the strategic plan of the board of directors to keep the chamber on a path providing opportunities for the local business owners. The chamber has allowed me to meet with public officials, locally, on state and federal levels to learn more about protecting the business community. Meeting in D.C. with the U.S. Chamber, I was impressed with the education they provide local chambers to keep members informed on regulatory actions. I encourage you to utilize our chamber of commerce to build relationships, stay on top of policy issues and tell your story to advance your business opportunities.

Charles Klepfer

Serving over the years as Presidents and now Chairman of the Board, has included some old Slidell families, as well as some prominent business professionals. Only two Chairmen have served twice in the 55 years, John Smith and Joe DiGiovanni. What names do you recognize? Judge Thomas Tanner Judge Gus Fritchie, Jr. George Broom Homer Fritchie, Sr. Robert Abney M.P. Schneider, Jr. David Cooley Milton Parmelee Dr. James Sewell Ron Francis Larry Breland Robert Thorne Ronald Guth Dave Martin, Jr. Lynn Barthelemy Joe Martinez George Reine III

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Paul McDonald 1979 Randy Slone 1980 Peggy Menard 1981 Tom Palmer 1982 Chuck Fleming 1983 Dave Anderson 1983 Rick Parr 1984 Brian Deese 1985 Darryl Warner 1986 Suzanne Krieger 1987 Warren Haun 1988 Tom O’Conner 1989 Rick Swartz, Jr. 1990 Bobby German 1991 Dudley Smith 1992 Alton Rock 1993 Gil Ganucheau 1994

DAWN SHARPE, CCE, IOM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER I love my job! Being able to say that after 10 years is truly a blessing and it is an honor to represent the region that I call home. This year we are excited to partner with Slidell Magazine to present to you our annual Business & Community Connection Membership Directory. I still remember the first time Kendra came to visit the chamber with her dream of a local magazine in our home town. Each month, citizens visit the chamber building just to pick up the latest edition to read the community minded stories. There is always a laugh and maybe a tear that is shed learning about that EFOP, seeing what the Storyteller has up his sleeve, financial advice, sports, health updates and much more. This month, we include the promotion of our Community Partners in the Buyers Guide to support local businesses and highlight what your chamber has to offer. Our region offers you a variety of resources to satisfy your needs. From cafés to fine dining, from clothing stores to upscale boutiques, from antique shops to professional art paintings, from spas to health clubs, from auto parts to new automobiles. The list goes on and on. You can find everything you need to satisfy your professional and family needs. Help keep our local economy rolling by spending your hard earned dollars to support the businesses in our area and prove that we are proud of the businesses located here and support “Buy Local”. I understand the importance to build relationships and do business with people we can trust. Your Chamber is here to do that for you. With over 300 networking opportunities a year, we give you the venue to promote your business. With a genuine staff who truly cares about that forward progress of our business climate, it is a joy to work for our community everyday building prosperity for growth and providing opportunities for you. If you have never attended a chamber event, please visit for all community events. Please stop by and visit our Chamber home, you can shop downstairs with over 30 local artists, have a coffee with us and use our free wifi. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Becky Reeves John Case Bruce Clement Lydia Alford Joe DiGiovanni Marc Bonis Dave Reed Richard Goodly Martin Bruno Pete Weiland Theresa Risley John Smith Daniel Schaus

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Alan Hodges 2008 Jack Francioni 2009 Bill Newton 2010 Sam Caruso, Jr. 2011 John Smith 2012 S. Michele Blanchard 2013 Joe DiGiovanni 2014 Bill Davis 2015 Al Hamauei 2016 Charles Klepfer 2017


The St. Tammany Parish Tourist & Convention Commission Founded in 1976 to market and promote St. Tammany Parish as a destination for visitors and thereby increase the economic impact of tourism.




JOBS Tourism employed more than 1,630 St. Tammany residents in 2015.

Tourists spent

$220,600,000 in St. Tammany Parish in 2015.


StAtE StAtS: Tourism advertising returns add up to:

WHAT WE DO Offer marketing services, including media outreach and website and visitor guide listings; family reunion consulting; group tour planning and assistance; social media promotion and more free of charge to tourismrelated businesses and events in the parish.

$38 for every $1 invested.

The tourist commission film office has facilitated more than 500 industry projects in the past decade, including “Free State of Jones,” “True Detective,” “NCIS: New Orleans” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” just to name a few.

BIG BUCKS! Collected from visitors:

$11.7 million in state taxes and $6.15 million in local taxes.


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2017 Board of Directors Executive Board The Chamber Board of Directors is made up of a diverse group of business leaders responsible for setting policy, annual goals, providing committee leadership, and ensuring adequate funding for the chamber. In selecting board members, a matrix of the membership divisions are reviewed and all necessary means of promotion are provided with particular attention and emphasis given to the professional, economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial and educational interests of the area. Board members are sought after to encourage growth and provide support to the existing industries and businesses while also giving proper assistance to any new firms or individuals seeking to locate in the region. The Chamber recognizes that we are only as strong as our leadership.

General Board

Mark Baham STARC

Charles Klepfer 2017 Chairman CiCi’s Pizza

Dawn Sharpe East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer

John Smith Life Board Member 2006 & 2012 Chairman

Al Hamauei 2016 Chairman Lacombe First Bank & Trust

Victoria Langlinais 2017 Vice Chair Silver Slipper Casino

Floyd Baker 2017 Vice Chair AWG

Bruce Javery 2017 Vice Chair ATMOS Energy

Danny Schaus 2007 Chairman CLECO

Advisory Board

Kathy Lowrey Ron Newson Northshore Harbor Center State Farm Insurance

Shelley D’Antoni Whitney Bank

Michael Stedem Hyundai of Slidell

Kelly Le Holiday Inn Slidell

Patricia Brown Jones Keller Williams Realty

Chris Abadie Stirling Properties

Bruce Anzalone Medical Practice Software

Mary Byrd Firemen’s Federal Credit Union

Gilbert Ganucheau 1994 Chairman SMH

Greg Eisman Gardner Realtors

Brenda Bertus St. Tammany Economic Dvlpmt. Foundation

Yolanda Paz St. Tammany Tourist Commission

Bill Joubert Southeastern Small Business Dvlpmt

Sharon DeLong Olde Towne Slidell Main Street

Bill Newton 2010 Chairman Advisory Executive Board

W.L. “Trey” Folse III School Board Representative

S. Michele Blanchard 2013 Chair Woman Advisory Executive Board


A Message from Mayor Freddy Drennan St. Tammany Parish Government

It is my pleasure to serve you and this great city.

St. Tammany Parish Government continues to invest in the infrastructure for our community through road and drainage improvements. To learn more about St. Tammany Parish Government and the projects we are working on, please call 985-898-2700 or visit our website at

Over the years, I have been very fortunate to travel around this country representing the great City of Slidell. Over the course of traveling, I always meet people who ask me where I’m from. Here’s what I tell them. I live in a city that has some of the best schools in the state of Louisiana. We have a very low crime rate, thanks to our great, nationally accredited police department.

Parish President




Consecutive Year St. Tammany Parish Government Received The Excellence in Financial Reporting Award

Pounds of Household Hazardous Waste Collected last year alone


Number of Homes we will inspect for wastewater compliance over the next three years

We live in a city that has over 30 parks and playgrounds, and it’s not unusual to see kids playing or moms walking and jogging late at night or early in the morning. We live in a city with a strong sense of community. People live together and work together. They understand the meaning of quality of life. We live in a city where cultural activities thrive. On any given weekend, there is an abundance of things to do, from free concerts in Heritage Park, art exhibits in area galleries to festivals in Olde Towne. We live in a city that has some of the best food in the world. You want it, we have it.


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Dear Citizens,

We live in a city that provides all the amenities of a great metropolitan area, with the shopping, entertainment, sports, and benefits that a big city provides. We live in a city that’s 40 minutes away from the beautiful beaches of the Mississippi Gulf Coast where you can find numerous casinos and the great food and entertainment they provide. Louisiana is a sportsman’s paradise, and Slidell is no exception. We have five fresh water rivers and plenty of bayous in our parish. We have access to one of the largest salt water lakes in the United States, and that lake flows into the Gulf of Mexico, which has some of the best fishing in the country. What more could you ask for? I am proud to call Slidell my home. It truly is the best kept secret in the south. Your mayor,

Linear Feet of Roads Paved in 2016

Freddy Drennan

Pearl River


I would like to tell everyone about our little Town of Pearl River. Pearl River has one of the largest commercial parks in St. Tammany Parish. Associated Wholesale Grocers and Rooms to Go employs hundreds of people throughout this area.

Lacombe has always been a beautiful place to live, work and play. While our Highway 434 corridor is thriving with growth, the southern Lacombe area is the place to enjoy Bayou Lacombe, the Trace and world class restaurants including Sal & Judy’s and La Provence.   Our citizens range from original Choctaw Indians and Creoles that have been here for hundreds of years to newly retired families seeking an acre or two of  quiet country life.  We may be located just 15 minutes away from the BIG cities of Slidell and Mandeville but we are now seeing more and more folks coming to Lacombe for their higher education, our newly developing subdivisions and many doctor’s offices.

Pearl River has some of the best fresh water fishing and hunting in the State of Louisiana. The Pearl River is a Scenic River that runs through the Honey Island Swamp. It’s also a Recreational River; natural sandy beaches have been formed by the river which makes it heavenly bliss. Our historical Museum located at 39437 Highway 41, Spur, tells the history of Pearl River through photos and artifacts. Daily tours can be scheduled through the Town Hall. We have our community park in the Town where there are parties booked throughout the year in our pavilions. In the summer, children in the area enjoy the cool and refreshing Water Park that is adjacent to our community park. I am proud to call Pearl River my home. My door is open and I am always available to answer any questions or concerns that you may have about our Town. God Bless, Mayor David McQueen

As we all know, development north of Interstate 12 is now necessary due to insurance concerns and expensive development costs in other areas of St. Tammany Parish. That is making centrally located Lacombe an area that will continue to grow and prosper.  Our area NEVER has a traffic jam in the CBD of Lacombe because of our ever moving and beautifully landscaped traffic circle. Nature preservation thrives as we have the United States Fish and Wildlife facility and a portion of the Nature Conservancy land in southern Lacombe, keeping hundreds of acres untouched for our wildlife existence and growth.  Our biggest nature preserve is Bayou Lacombe where fresh water fishing flourishes while leading to Lake Pontchartrain for blue crabs and a large variety of salt water fishing. Lacombe is definitely the “PLACE TO BE”! Al Hamauei




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Let Us Give You a Beautiful Smile! 985-641-2472

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native of St. Tammany Parish, Dr. Kay Daniel comes from a family of dedicated dentists. Being the daughter of prominent local pediatric dentist, Dr. Don Donaldson, in practice since 1998, her orthodontic experience has resulted in thousands of beautiful smiles. When dental concerns involve straightening the teeth or achieving a balanced facial profile, it’s time to consult an orthodontist. At Explore Orthodontics, Dr. Kay Daniel and her team help you or your child achieve the smile you deserve – a natural, healthy, and beautiful one. Adults seeking treatment will find a full range of treatment options specifically designed for adults. It’s never too late to seek orthodontic treatment and as an adult you can possibly avoid severe tooth decay, gum and bone loss, irregular wear of the tooth enamel and TMJ/ TMD pain. Dr. Daniel has been trained to take the whole patient into account: facial shape, profile and the ways in which individuals’ faces change with age. This is one of the many benefits of the Damon System for braces, which is why she has chosen this system for her patients. With this system, many patients see a noticeable change not just in their teeth but their entire face. Dramatic results are often seen in the first 10 weeks and include a fuller, wider smile and better facial balance and aesthetics such as smoother cheek contours, fewer dark triangles in the corners of

your mouth, straighter teeth and improved profiles. She is one of the only orthodontists on the North Shore to offer Damon Braces. Damon Braces are designed in a way that allows the wire to be held in place by the bracket itself instead of an elastic band. The elastics (colors) can cause friction which in turn causes more soreness with each visit and can also harbor harmful bacteria next to the teeth. Especially with children and teens, this is a major concern for dentists and parents since the bacteria can cause permanent scaring on a patient’s tooth. Dr. Daniel is designing a smile that will last a lifetime. Her goal is to do this with quicker appointments, less extractions and fewer appliances. Another option offered at Explore Orthodontics is Invisalign, which uses clear, removable aligners instead of braces. This system is ideal for easy cleaning and is nearly invisible. Invisalign is a remarkable solution for patients who are interested in a fast, convenient way to transform their smile. Initial consultations are always complimentary and most insurance is accepted. She offers a wide variety of in-house, interest free financing. For more information about Dr. Kay Daniel and Explore Orthodontics, visit It is the mission at Explore Orthodontics to provide incomparable orthodontic care and exceptional service in a fun, friendly environment for the purpose of improving a patient’s self-image and confidence. Give Explore Orthodontics a call today!

Chairman Club and Vice Chairman Club members are premier level community partners who pay one price for the most bang for their buck in promoting their business. Call the Chamber today to find out how to get the most out of your Chamber! 985-643-5678

Chairman’s Club

Vice-Chairman’s Club Acadian Ambulance Services, Inc ATMOS Energy Blue Bell Creameries, Inc. Boat Stuf Chase Bank Clipper Magazine Creole Bagelry Duplantier, Hrapmann, Hogan & Maher, LLP Felipe’s Taqueria First Bank and Trust Gulf Coast Office Products, Inc. Heritage Manor of Slidell Honaker Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, Inc. Holiday Inn & Suites Slidell Iberia Bank In-Telecom Consulting Kay D Daniel, DDS Explore Orthodontics K.B. Kaufmann & Co, Inc. Live Oak Village of Slidell Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien Insurance Neuroscience & Pain Institute Northlake Behavioral Health Systems OneMain Financial Park Provence Assisted Living & Memory Care Pelican Urgent Care Raising Cane’s Restaurant, LLC Rooms To Go Senior Living Magazine SMH Home Health Southern Surgical Hospital Sportsman’s Warehouse St. Tammany Federation of Teachers and School Employees Standard Materials, LLC Thornhill Law Firm, APLC Toyota of Slidell 53

East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, Slidell Memorial Hospital & Ochsner Medical Center North Shore present the 2016 Chamber Awards Ceremony

Starry Starry Nights in the East

The East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce held their annual Awards & Installation Banquet, Starry Starry Nights in the East, celebrating Chamber Success on January 13, 2017. Hosting close to 400 guests at the Northshore Harbor Center, the evening celebrated the Chamber’s members, board and staff for their achievements in 2016.



















Northshore Harbor Center EVENT CO-HOSTS


Whitney National Bank K.B. Kaufmann & Co. BRONZE SPONSOR

Champagne Beverage



he vision of the Chamber Building Committee and CEO included to truly make 1808 Front Street a community building. Currently having recruited over 30 local artists, with three key tenants, the Martketplace, which is located on the first floor of the Chamber building, has made that vision come to a realization. Operated by the Chamber and managed by a local artist, all sales people are volunteers who promote their products in the Martketplace. The key tenants include Sambola Gallery (Adam Sambola Art), Mischief Gallery (Connie Born and her Mischief Mardi Gras Dolls) and Pottery Studio KLH (Kelly Landrum Hammell, who hosts open studio pottery classes). Monthly Art Classes are also provided for jewelry

making, pottery, stained glass and other art mediums by local artists. The Martketplace allows for a venue of artist entrepreneurs to display and sell their collections. Several local businesses have copied the Chamber model in the Olde Towne Slidell area and are also successful in promoting and selling local art. The Martketplace also includes meeting space with coffee, beverages, a homemade candy vendor and free wifi. Each second Thursday of the month, Art & Conversation Business After Hours Networking is hosted from 5-7 at the Marketplace for member networking and promotion of the artists. Adding the Marketplace to the strategic plan of the Chamber has been an added value for the members and the community.






1808 Front St. Martketplace ARTIST ADAM SAMBOLA The Chamber had a challenge for the Martketplace artists - who could create a new Martketplace logo that encompassed all of the history, culture, art, and beauty that this community asset has to offer? Of course, that would be Adam Sambola! The awesome logo you see on the previous page was Adam’s vision, one of the dozen submissions from the Martketplace artists for the logo contest. Artist Lori Gomez (below) placed second. ALL of the submissions are works of art, created with the beauty and passion that the Martketplace artists are known for.

ARTIST LORI GOMEZ Lori Gomez is a self-taught artist who began her Slidell based business in 2002, with a preferred medium of acrylic paints. You can see many of Lori’s public art projects throughout Slidell and New Orleans. These include 7 streetcars for the “Streetcar Named Inspire” series, 5 Bead Dogs for the LASPCA Bead Dog project, and 4 pelicans for the “ Pelicans on Parade” series in Slidell. Additionally, Lori painted the 35ft Mardi Gras float mural in Olde Towne Slidell. In 2005, Lori created a beautiful outdoor nativity, which draws countless visitors to her home every year and has received extensive media coverage. She’s also created a Nativity for the City of Slidell and has completely renovated the city’s Christmas cottages for display during Christmas Under the Stars. Lori says her art is a celebration of Louisiana culture. She feels fortunate to live in Louisiana, where she is blessed to enjoy the best music, art and food in the world. Lori’s logo for 1808 Front St Martketplace (below) is a nod to her profession and friendships, as it emulates within its letters the many diverse styles of her fellow Martketplace artists.



"MisChief Jester With A Twist" created exclusively for WGNO News With A Twist

Photo by Kim Bergeron

MisChief Jester with a Twist was created with the camera rolling.

Connie Born with Stephanie Oswald

Louisiana Artist

CONNIE BORN Artist Connie Born's whimsical creations represent the richly diverse and fascinating culture that is alive in Louisiana. Custom made creations are available for any occasion or event. New additions to Born's Krewe of MisChief are created every day in the Gallery and Studio in the Marketplace at 1808 Front Street in Slidell. Visit the Gallery to see the new creations currently in process and to start your collection today! Check out our Facebook page or call us and see the MisChief we can create for YOU!

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Olde Towne Slidell Main Street Historic Preservation = Economic Development The mission of Olde Towne Slidell Main Street is to preserve our historic district and encourage entrepreneurship. We envision Olde Towne as a vibrant and sustainable place to live, work, and play. Through the Main Street Four-Point Refresh Approach® we educate and work with public and private sectors to create a volunteer-driven, historic preservation-based revitalization program that protects our historic architecture, strengthens our business community, creates gathering places for friends and family, and honors our history. Olde Towne Slidell Main Street is proud of its dedicated volunteers who have given over 38,000 hours of service and talents to drive projects and events that create a fun destination for residents and visitors alike.

The Power of Main Street

SINCE OUR MAIN STREET DESIGNATION IN 2009: Over $26 MILLION in public & private reinvestment 3 new buildings 61 renovated historic commercial buildings 489,775 people attending 329 events & activites 368 new jobs created ...all in Olde Towne Slidell

Historic Preservation = Economic Development! On November 18, 2016 the Main Street Program held its annual fundraing luncheon and show in the City of Slidell Auditorium (another gem in our Main Street District!) The event was titled “Ghosts & Ghouls” and reenacted folklore and legends from our area. John Case, Slidell Magazine’s “Storyteller”, led the audience through tales about haunted mansions, Marie Laveau, and the Honey Island Swamp Monster, just to name a few. It was a good time for all and a great way to raise funds for improvement in the Main Street commercial district!

Sharon DeLong Main Street Director




Education Committee THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE HELPS THE CHAMBER AND ITS MEMBERS CONNECT WITH THE STUDENTS AND THE LOCAL SCHOOL SYSTEMS TO: • Enhance student skill development by helping to lead Junior Achievement programs in the local schools with a particular emphasis on Financial Literacy programs. • Help our members be aware of and participate in opportunities to provide mentorship and career experiences with local school students in East St. Tammany Parish.

• Connect students who need career experience and mentorship with businesses who need employees through the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program, schoolto-work programs at the high school level and career placement services at local colleges and universities. • Recognize outstanding achievement of students and teachers with our student scholarship program and Outstanding Educator awards.

Each year the Chamber awards five local high school students with $1,000 scholarships to assist them with their college expenses. The 2016 recipients are:

Bradley Bozant Slidell High School

2016 OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARD The Outstanding Educator Award recognizes outstanding educators in public and private schools in eastern St. Tammany Parish for their contribution to raising student awareness to business and civic community involvement along with commitment to professional development and education contributions.


Bradley plans to attend University of Louisiana Lafayette for Accounting

Noah Roheim Northshore High School 2016 Outstanding Educator of the Year, Ms. Vicci Brooks Fairchild, Boyet Jr. High. Pictured with STPSB Superintendent Trey Folse, Chamber CEO Dawn Sharpe and 2016 Chairman Al Hamauei.

Noah plans to attend Tulane University

Farrah Flattmann Pope John Paul II High School Farrah plans to attend Louisiana State University

Carleigh Faciane Pope John Paul II High School Carleigh plans to pursue a degree in Economics

Mary Grace Kelly Pope John Paul II High School Recipients of the 2016 Chamber Scholarships with STPSB Superintendent Trey Folse, Chamber CEO Dawn Sharpe, 2016 Chairman Al Hamauei, and the event sponsors, Executone Systems of LA & St. Tammany Federal Credit Union. 60

Mary Grace will be attending Southeastern Louisiana University for Speech-Language Pathology



Business & Community Showcase Let’s Work Together! Over 150 Business and Organizations networking together to showcase their products and services to over 3,000 visitors, shoppers, clients, and customers. 61

THE History of

Honaker John Frederick Honaker 1915-2006

Percy Lindsey Honaker 1918-1996

Mr. Honaker began his tenure in the funeral service industry in 1937 serving residents of the great state of Louisiana and surrounding areas with the care and concern he would for his own family. Mr. Honaker was the ambulance service for many years in Slidell along with his duties at the funeral home.

Mrs. Honaker was the foundation of Fred's ability to achieve the accomplishments in his life. Married in 1937, a native of Mobile, AL, while living in Bogalusa, Percy formally met Fred at a school social dance in Washington Parish, even though she lived next door at her uncle's home. Percy loved to tell the story that, while living in Mt. Vernon, AL, her parents were unable to afford to pay for her siblings’ books and hers too; so with great regret, she moved to live with her aunt and uncle in Louisiana where the schools furnished the books for study. As with many during this time in America, the Great Depression forced families to make sacrifices. In Mrs. Honaker's case, everyone agreed that her education was very important. She was very proud of the fact that she graduated from high school and stressed the importance of receiving a diploma; not only for herself, but her family as well.

J. Fred Honaker was the first board certified licensed embalmer funeral director to live and work in Slidell while serving its residents. He also opened and closed the graves of many Slidellians and then erected many of the permanent memorials that exist today in local cemeteries in the area. Mr. Honaker served on many boards and committees and was elected to public office in the 1950’s as Alderman (Councilman at Large) for the City of Slidell and served his term with pride and distinction. He also was a charter member of Slidell Elks Lodge, past president of the Noon Lions Club and recipient of the Melvin Jones Award, a Master Mason and member of the Slidell Lodge for over 50 years. His accomplishments in youth sports will be cherished for many years to come through his charter membership and work helping to establish the Slidell Bantam Baseball Association. Fred Honaker's most valuable work, other than his family which was first in his heart, was serving his Lord and Savior as Deacon and Sunday School teacher for over fifty years for the First Baptist Church of Slidell. His principles and values all came from his introduction to faith at an early age in Bogalusa and followed him throughout his life and lives of others whom he served and ministered to during difficult times. In 1970, the opportunity to purchase Forest Lawn Cemetery became a reality. So began a journey of the first funeral home and cemetery combination in the state of Louisiana - all pioneered by Fred Honaker and his family, who still proudly serve our community in their fourth generation.

Phone: (985) 641-1900 Fax : (985) 641-8354 1751 Gause Blvd., West (U.S. Highway 190 West) Slidell, Louisiana 70460 Business Office Hours (Call For Appointment) Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Funeral Home and Forest Lawn Cemetery Office Closed on Sunday

Percy worked and lived in the funeral home on Robert St. in Olde Towne Slidell where they raised their children, Fredine Honaker Tranchina and Francis Honaker. Percy maintained the family home while working the evening visitations (all night wakes), funerals, assisted in the business office, answered phones, did the bookkeeping, and even styled hair. When the opportunity came to purchase Forest Lawn Cemetery in Slidell, Fred and Percy's experience in funeral service management led them to agree that it was the direction the Honaker family would take. Mrs. Honaker's love and devotion to her husband, children, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, friends and neighbors was her gift to the Slidell community in which she served.

Emerging Young Professionals Bringing together the talents and insights of Emerging Young Professionals, ages 21-40, in the East St. Tammany region is what EYP is all about. EYP is simply a network of young professionals: a dynamic and diverse group of peers with a passion for making a difference, a willingness to learn, the desire to build important relationships, and the energy to get involved in the community.

2017 Calendar of Events Each month, the EYP’s meet for an educational luncheon with informative speakers or an after-hours social in a casual networking atmosphere! EYP projects include school supply drives, collecting supplies for Slidell Ladies for Liberty, Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity Builds & much more!

1/25 Kick-Off Social & Trivia Night The Maple Room • 5-7pm


“The Adventures of Starting Your Own Business” Speaker: Louis Ochoa, NOLA Southern Grill NOLA Southern Grill Lagniappe Room 11:30am-1:00pm “Stress Management: Work-Life Balance” Speaker: Julia Thomas, PT Director of Therapy Services at SMH Italian Pie • 11:30am-1pm


“Wills & Successions” Speaker: Kristen Stanley-Wallace, Stanley-Wallace Law Palmetto’s on the Bayou • 11:30am-1pm



Bunco Night Nick’s Sports Bar & Grill • 5-7pm

6/28 “Cold Calling for Scaredy Cats” Speaker: George Garzzoria, Fatty’s Seafood • 11:30am-1pm

7/26 Luncheon with Bayou Web Design Speaker: Dawn Rivera Wingate Hotel Camellia Room 11:30am-1pm

Follow us! #EYP_EST #joinEYP To Join EYPs or get information on how to get involved call Kristi Boudreau



“The Secret to Success” Speaker: Eric Schweifel The Wine Market • 11:30am-1pm


Digital Advertisement Speakers: NOLA.Com Carreta's • 11:30am-1pm


Business After Hours Location TBD • 5-7pm


Luncheon Location TBD • 11:30am-1pm


Christmas Party Location TBD • 5-7pm



Life is meant to be lived well, and we make sure that our residents live theirs to the absolute fullest here at Park Provence. Our highly trained, passionate staff provides an unsurpassed level of compassionate care, but our stellar resident satisfaction rates are achieved through the amazing quality of LIFE found at Park Provence. “Laissez les bon temps rouler” is the motto of our beautiful community, and we make sure that the good times are ALWAYS rolling at Park Provence. From exciting social and recreational activities like Mardi Gras balls, crawfish boils, and our infamous annual Fishing Rodeo, to the customized wellness plans and complimentary laundry and housekeeping services offered in our pet-friendly environment, we go above and beyond to ensure that our residents are living the good life each and every day. Located alongside a scenic lake surrounded by a walking path and 20 acres of rolling landscape, Park Provence consists of 82 beautifully appointed live-in suites, with an entire floor that caters exclusively to memory care. An onsite barber shop, nail technician, and daily fun, enriching and diverse activities ensure that there is always something to do at Park Provence, and help from our highly trained staff is always close by.

Park Provence- Independence when you want it, assistance when you need it.

Athena Award Over 6000 recipients from across the world have been honored with the ATHENA Leadership Award since the program’s inception in 1982. The ATHENA Leadership Award’s rich history, international scope and focus on mentorship distinguish it as one of the most prestigious leadership awards one can receive. The award is named for Athena, the classic Greek goddess of wisdom, strength, courage and enlightenment. ATHENA Leadership Award recipients demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession, provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community, and actively assist women in achieving their full leadership potential. They can represent either the profit or charitable sector. Each year, the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce presents the Athena Leadership Award and the Young Athena Leadership Award at their October luncheon.

Kelly Rodriguez Senior Vice President Resource Bank Athena Award Recipient 2016

Shasta Leininger Chief Development Officer Firemen’s Federal Credit Union Young Athena Award Recipient 2016

ATHENIANS Carol Wolfram Gilda Perkins Patricia Hedges Judy Wood Marilyn Faust Stephanie Schedler Dr. Joan Archer Suzanne Parsons Lydia Alford Pearl Williams Irma Cry

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Dr. Jeanne Reeves Brenda Case Mary DuBuisson Sylvia Black Sharron Newton Tara Ingram-Hunter Kim Harbison Kathy Lowry Laurie Jugan Kelly Rodriguez

YOUNG ATHENIANS Ready to let the good times roll? Call our Business Development Director Audrey Baker at 985.781.0072, or simply stop by to experience what the good life is all about. Visit to learn more. 64

Linda K. Larkin 2011 Dionne Graham 2012 S. Michele Blanchard2013 Amanda Hover 2014 Kristen Stanley-Wallace2015 Shasta Leininger 2016

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Leadership Northshore LEADERSHIP NORTHSHORE (LNS) is an innovative program to assist in preparing emerging community leaders for leadership positions in local government, business and community affairs.  LNS provides a forum for and increases the awareness of potential leaders by giving them an intense course which encompasses a broad scope of community concerns. Leadership Slidell Northshore was founded in 1991 and has graduated over 500 leaders. Many graduates of LNS went on to become leaders in our local government, business, and community. Each year, a new class of 25-30 members starts an intensive 9 month learning process. The class is also divided into 4-6 project teams, with each team developing, coordinating and funding a specific project of their choosing that will have an impact on St. Tammany Parish. Applications for LNS can be found online at For additional information on how to participate in the Leadership Northshore program, contact the Chamber at (985) 643-5678.

Did You Know? Leadership team projects include Pelicans on Parade, Bring It Home Northshore, the Olde Town Pumpkin Festival, Camellia City Farmers Market, the Olde Towne Slidell History Scroll Stroll, Camellia City Kids Fun Fest, and the preservation of Greenwood Cemetery.

VISIT CICI’S ON YOUR NEXT DINING EXPERIENCE FOR GREAT PIZZA, SALAD & SPECIALTY ITEMS! In June 1996, Charles Klepfer opened CiCi’s Pizza in Plaza 190 as his first business location after exploring several options around the country that were provided as opportunities from the CiCi’s corporation. After graduating from college, Charles worked for a friend in Dallas that owned a CiCi’s Pizza, giving him the entrepreneurial spirit to start his own business.

Charles believes the most important thing in business is to have personal contact with your customers, let them know you are available. Keeping on top of the employees and knowing the jobs of your employees, Charles is able to lead to operate the location at the highest levels of service. Keeping a buffet that is reasonably priced is important for success in the economy we are currently in. Charles is very involved in the community and a strong supporter of local charities and schools. Charles expressed, “Being involved in the community allows me to build relationships and the give back is one of the reasons my business is so successful.” Charles has built a home in Slidell with his wife, Maggie, five children and ten grandchildren.




ChamberONE ARE YOU LOOKING FOR QUALIFIED REFERRALS IN YOUR BUSINESS? ChamberONE is a program for business professionals within the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce that provides a structured meeting format for referrals. ChamberONE members are business partners dedicated to serving and supporting members by growing businesses together through an intentional leads/referrals program. This widely successful program connects professionals and inspires future leaders. Joining a ChamberONE group comes with a major commitment. The Groups meet weekly, as well as individual members meeting one-on-one on a bi-weekly basis in order to learn more about each others’ businesses and how to refer them customers and clients. In addition, members agree to attend one Chamber function per quarter.

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Would you like to be a part of a referral group that generates over 300 leads? Contact the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce at 985-643-5678 for more information on ChamberONE.


Ambassador Committee PROVIDING A CONNECTION BETWEEN THE MEMBERS AND HELPING BUILD RELATIONSHIPS The Ambassador Committee is an elite committee of recognized professionals who serve as business liaisons to members of the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce. Our Ambassador Committee members are assigned to new members that they establish contact, build relationships and increase member involvement. They also serve to enhance the public relations and communication efforts of the Chamber. Ambassador's participation offers a unique opportunity to support the growth and development of the Chamber by retaining membership as well as gaining community–wide recognition for their own business or member firms. It is a privilege to have such a wonderful group of dedicated business members in our Ambassador Committee; they are truly representative of the growth and development of St. Tammany Parish.

For more information, please contact the Chamber at (985) 643-5678, or Jamie at

Servicing our community for over 40 years!

E.C.O. BUILDERS, INC. GENERAL CONTRACTORS Call us for all of your construction needs! E.C.O. Builders, Inc. has provided high quality construction services since 1973 and is recognized as one of the area’s most experienced builders. Located at 900 Old Spanish Trail, Slidell, LA, we are uniquely situated for easy access to locations throughout Southeast Louisiana. E.C.O. Builders, Inc. is family owned and operated, state licensed, bonded and insured. Our many years of service and experience have led us to multitudes of residential and commercial success. E.C.O. Builders, Inc. specializes in all facets of residential and commercial construction projects involving new buildings, additions and renovations. We provide start to finish advice and expertise to enhance and complete any project. As a general contractor, we have five in-house crews that self perform foundations, shoring, carpentry, metal studs, drywall painting and more. Our office staff includes highly trained and experienced business professionals who provide oversight and support for each project. Many of our suppliers, subcontractors and their craftsmen have been working with us for over 40 years. We are dedicated to providing excellent customer service as well as guaranteed satisfaction throughout long and short-term projects.

• With E.C.O. Builders, Inc. you get a full and accurate estimate. • We strive to give you the best workmanship at the best price possible. • We’re state licensed and fully insured. • We put it all in writing for your protection. • We are members of the National Home Builders’ Association, St. Tammany Home Builders’ Association, Better Business Bureau and the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce.


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Residential commercial new construction additions foundations vinyl siding

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kitchen/bath remodels outdoor kitchens bulkheads patio covers renovations and more!




The Chamber has two meeting spaces available for YOU! Perfect for meetings, seminars, workshops, or interviews!

BOARDROOM • Board Room Tables & Seating for 30-50 • Three Projection TV’s • Wireless Internet Access • Laptops Available • Flipchart Stand & White Board

LIBRARY CONFERENCE ROOM • Board Room Table & Seating for 10-15 • Projection TV • Laptops Available

For information about room reservations, contact Kristi Boudreau at the East St.Tammany Chamber of Commerce, (985) 643-5678 or email at




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2016 Year In Review Membership for the Year:

1163 90 New Members in 2016

TOP TEN ACCE Top 10 in the Nation for Membership Retention

486 Events Events reached a record 486 in 2016 including Chamber ONE and Committee/Task Force meetings.

EYP reached a record 60 members in 2016. They held their largest School Supply Drive to date benefitting over 12 local schools and Livingston Parish Schools affected by the August 2016 Flooding



FREE Counseling with SLU

and SCORE available to all businesses Ambassadors hosted 4 Chamber 101's and reached over 55% of members with personal visits The 4 Chamber ONE groups continue to grow with 600 referrals and 240 M&M meetings. They attended 270 Chamber events.





Marketplace on Facebook

OVER 3000 LIKES Chamber Facebook likes increased by 10%

CONGRATULATIONS JAMIE! Our new graduate from the Center of Chamber of Commerce Excellence!

ABC promotions allow members to offer specials to chamber member only and promote them through the chamber

Public Policy took a trip with the East and West Chamber at the State Legislature and a Washington DC trip which focused on regional coalition of transportation and flood protection

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2017-2018 Buyer’s Guide

Business Connection Advertising & Media ARC Imaging Resources 3521 20th St Metairie, LA 70002 (985) 774-3064 Advertising Bridge Radio 88.7fm, The 3401 Pontchartrain Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 781-3174 Radio Stations Charter Media 2053 Gause Blvd East Ste 200 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 847-0733 Advertising Clear Channel Radio P.O. Box 6112 Metairie, LA 70009 (713) 852-7748 Advertising Clipper Magazine P.O. Box 610 Mountville, PA 17554 (985) 516-5319 Advertising Cox Media 2121 Airline Dr Floor 5 Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 358-6418 Advertising Entercom Communications 400 Poydras St, 8th Floor New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 593-6376 Advertising

eSYNCS LLC 2150 Gause Blvd East Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 718-4844 Advertising

Lake 94.7- Northshore Broadcasting Hwy 190 Svc Rd Covington, LA 70433 (985) 867-5990 Advertising

Pro Printers 67473 Chris Kennedy Rd Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 809-5077 Advertising

EDGE of the Lake 69171 Hwy 190 Ste 1 Covington, LA 70433 (985) 875-9691 Magazines, Books, & Publications

LifeSongs Radio 3939 Gentilly Blvd New Orleans, LA 70126 (504) 816-8000 Radio Stations

Professional Image 1654 Front St Ste 5 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-5145 Advertising

G&A Publishing, Inc. 409 W. 21st Ave. Covington, LA 70433 (985) 893-7350 Magazines, Books, & Publications

Marsh and Bayou Magazine 2767 William Tell Ste D Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-4825 Magazines, Books, & Publications

Renaissance Publishing 110 Veterans Blvd Ste 123 Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 828-1380 Magazines, Books, & Publications

Home Town Hawker P.O. Box 396 Lacombe, LA 70445 (985) 788-0882 Newspapers

The Times-Picayune 22189 MCH Rd Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 898-4808 Newspapers

Senior Living Magazine 61687 Hwy 1091 Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 445-9644 Advertising

Inside New Orleans P.O. Box 6048 Metairie, LA 70009 (504) 934-9684 Magazines, Books, & Publications 400 Poydras St Ste 2480 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 299-3501 Advertising

Slidell Independent, The P.O. Box 3130 Slidell, LA 70459 (985) 607-8852 Newspapers

Inside Northside P.O. Box 9148 Mandeville, LA 70470 (985) 626-9684 Advertising

Northshore Broadcasting 69170 Hwy 190 Svc Rd Ste 1 Covington, LA 70433 (985) 867-5990 Radio Stations

Slidell Magazine PO Box 4147 Slidell, LA 70459 (985) 789-0687 Magazines, Books, & Publications

It’s Promo Time 2116 Carey St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-2639 Promotional Products

Pelican Pages, LLC, The 1925 Corporate Square Ste C Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 892-2822 Advertising

Sophisticated Woman Magazine 409 W. 21st Ave Covington, LA 70433 (985) 893-7350 Magazines, Books, & Publications

pottery studio klh Pottery Classes

Hand Building & Wheel Throwing

Hand Building & Wheel Throwing

Clay Project Classes

Located at 1808 Front Street in the Chamber Marketplace

Located at 1808 Front Street in the Chamber Marketplace

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Tangipahoa Public Relations P.O. Box 1450 Independence, LA 70443 (985) 878-3808 Advertising

Bridges Studio 1201 1808 Front St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 377-9203 Artist

The Advocate/St. Tammany Advocate 7290 Bluebonnet Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70810 (225) 383-1111 Newspapers

Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival 306 Eden Isles Blvd. Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 387-JAZZ Entertainment

United States Air Force Recruiting 383 Gause Blvd West Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 641-4700 Advertising

Caron’s Creations 1808 Front St Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 643-2268 Artist

WSLA ESPN 38220 Coast Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 768-7898 Radio Stations WVUE FOX8 1025 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy New Orleans, LA 70125 (504) 483-1310 Television

Arts, Culture & Entertainment Ace DJ Service 4314 Shell Rd Lake Catherine, LA 70129 (985) 641-2101 Entertainment Arcade Theatre/Vintage Square, Inc. 2249 Carey St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 847-9561 Reception/Seminar Facilities B.L.I. Studios 150 Northshore Blvd Ste 3011 Slidell, LA 70461 (504) 230-4216 Photography Bayou Lacombe Museum 61115 S. St Mary Lacombe, LA 70445 (985) 626-3505 Tourism Bead Society of Slidell 143 Fountain Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 640-4726 Artist Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge 61389 US Highway 434 Lacombe, LA 70445 (985) 882-2000 Tourism Boni Johnson Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 640-6497 Artist

Cutting Edge Center for the Arts 767 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-3727 Theaters David Schmit Event Photography & Photo Booth Rental Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-6835 Entertainment Divas Savon 1808 Front Street Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 788-4813 Soaps & Gifts Desire to Excel 736 Texas Eastern Rd Ragley, LA 70657 (337) 842-8754 Entertainment Dr. Wagner’s Honey Island Swamp Tours, LLC 4190 Crawford Landing Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-1769 Tourism Flatliners Band 101 Anita Pl Slidell, LA 70458 (361) 441-6679 Entertainment 1808 Front Street mARTketplace 1808 Front St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-5678 Art Gallery

Judy DiGerolamo 1808 Front St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 503-1014 Artist Koochie Koozies 1808 Front St Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 768-8348 Artist

Olde Towne Slidell Main Street 1808 Front St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-5678 Clubs & Organizations

Lori Gomez Art 454 Parlange Dr Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 640-6361 Artist Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra 1010 Common St Ste 2120 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 523-6530 Entertainment Louisiana Veterans Festival 100 Harbor Center Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 639-0656 Tourism Mandie Manzano Fine Arts Slidell, La 70458 (985) 788-1563 Artist Mardi Gras Mischief Creations Connie Born 1808 Front St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 707-5191 Artist Matt Litchliter 1808 Front St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 788-6047 Artist Mobile Memories Photo Booth 328 Sun Valley Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 290-9060 Photography MOVIESETS 400 Garrett Rd Bldg 3 Studio 3 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-4040 Reception/Seminar Facilities

Hope Crockett 1808 Front St Slidell, LA 70458 (504) 458-1147 Artist

Northlake Nature Center P.O. Box 8511 Mandeville, LA 70470 (985) 626-1238 Nature Center

Infinity Science Center 1 Discovery Circle Pearlington, MS 39572 (228) 533-9025 Tourism

Northshore Harbor Center 100 Harbor Center Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 781-3650 Reception/Seminar Facilities

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Ohana Pier 1321 Gause Blvd Ste 3 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 288-0842 Clubs & Organizations

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Painting with a Twist 2132 E. Gause Blvd Ste 16 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-6433 Art/Art Lessons/Art Activities Paul Wood Photography 1518 Lindberg Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-3234 Photography Pearl River Eco Tours 55050 Hwy 90 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 649-4200 Tourism Pinewood Ballroom 405 Country Club Blvd Slidell, La 70458 (985) 290-5225 Reception/Seminar Facilities Ponies & Parties 850 Voters Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (504) 578-6262 Equestrian Activities Pottery Studio KLH 1808 Front St Ste B3 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 774-9994 Artist Ronnie & Gardner Kole 35090 Bishop Rd Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 643-5761 Entertainment Rose Marie Sand 86 Chamale Cove Slidell, LA 70460 (504) 666-1220 Artist Roy Bingo Supplies Inc. 500 J. F. Smith Ave Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 768-4401 Entertainment Sambola Gallery 1808 Front St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-2663 Artist/Art Gallery



Business Connection Sandy Cyr 1808 Front St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 882-2788 Artist Slidell Art League (985) 847-9458 Associations Slidell Cultural Center 2055 2nd St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-4375 Art Gallery Slidell Little Theatre 2024 Nellie Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-0324 Theaters Slidell Museum 2020 First St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-4380 Museum St. Tammany Fishing Pier 54001 E. Howze Beach Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 649-1922 Tourism St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission 68099 Hwy 59 Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 892-0520 Tourism St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission Visitor Center Mandeville 68099 Hwy 59 Mandeville, LA 70471 (800) 634-9443 Tourism St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission Visitor Center - Slidell 1101 E. Howze Beach Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (800) 634-9443 Tourism Tegg-ART Gifts 1808 Front St Slidell, LA 70458 (504) 231-1414 Artist


The Barn of Pearl River 37341 Jack Crawford Rd. Pearl River, LA 70452 985-960-1950 Event Venue

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The Flick Chick Photo Booth 8131 Lomond Rd New Orleans, LA 70126 (985) 284-1527 Photography

Deep South Audio 1819 Old Spanish Trail Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 201-7894 Auto Detailing

The Swamp Kids, LLC 525 Waverly Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 645-9507 Artist

East Gause Goodyear 2120 Gause Blvd East Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 643-9175 Automotive Maintenance

Whimsy, Wishes and You 1323 Englewood Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 221-4881 Entertainment

Fradella’s Collision Center Inc. 170 Brownswitch Rd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-1144 Body Repair/Paint

Witness Band Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 643-1662 Entertainment

Frank’s Accurate Body Shop 684 E. I-10 Service Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-1454 Automotive Maintenance

Silver Slipper Casino 5000 South Beach Blvd Bay St. Louis, MS 39521 (228) 469-2711 Casino

Automotive & Marine A-1 Glass Services, Inc. 1247 Collins Rd Covington, LA 70433 (985) 892-5312 Glass Ameri Glass, LLC 1365 Gause Blvd W Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 863-0827 Glass Boat Stuf 662 Old Spanish Trail Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-9044 Boat & Motor Dealers Bullinger Marine LLC 30246 Hwy 190 West Lacombe, LA 70445 (985) 960-3620 Boat & Motor Dealers Cass Marine Group, LLC 682 Old Spanish Trail Slidell, LA 70458 (504) 415-5058 Boat & Motor Dealers Clearview Glass 1748 Front St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-8585 Auto Glass

Honda of Slidell 510 Howze Beach Ln Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 649-9091 Automobile Dealer Hyundai of Slidell, Inc. 298 E. Howze Beach Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-0671 Automobile Dealer Lakeshore Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep 330 Howze Beach Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-9595 Automobile Dealer Lakeshore Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep Service 330 Howze Beach Rd Slidell, LA 70458 (888) 787-5799 Automotive Maintenance Matt Bowers Chevrolet-Cadillac Service 316 E. Howze Beach Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (877) 586-4976 Automotive Maintenance Matt Bowers Chevrolet-Cadillac 316 E. Howze Beach Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 718-0055 Automobile Dealer

Miracle Man Mobile Detailing LLC 1042 Cleveland Ave Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 288-8073 Auto Detailing Paint & Body Experts of Slidell, Inc. 1842 Second St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-4781 Body Repair/Paint Paul’s Auto Repair LLC 756 Brownswitch Rd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 326-8009 PaulsAutoRepairLLCSlidell Automotive Maintenance Pikes Collision Specialists 55285 Hwy 433 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 649-1962 Body Repair/Paint Premier Auto Sales, Inc. 3330 Pontchartrain Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-5803 Automobile Dealer Safelite Autoglass 56633 Bosworth St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-6100 Glass Slidell Easy Pay Tire Store 3165 Pontchartrain Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-7766 Automotive Maintenance Supreme Ford 400 E. Howze Beach Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 643-8900 Automobile Dealer Supreme Nissan of Slidell 400 E Howze Beach Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 231-0466 Automobile Dealer Take 5 Oil Change- Store # 5 2167 Gause Blvd E Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 639-0604 Oil Change Take 5 Oil Change- Store #20 198 West Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (504) 837-0670 Oil Change

Toyota of Slidell 300 East Howze Beach Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 643-0005 Automobile Dealer Zelmo Mobile Detailing (985) 646-2431 Automotive Maintenance

Business & Professional Services A Clean Getaway Janitorial Service 423 Highwood Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 445-7562 Janitorial Services Advantage Resourcing 2040 Gause Blvd E Ste 9 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 847-9002 Employment Agency Alarm Protection Services 4440 Trenton St Metairie, LA 70006 (504) 455-5277 Security Systems Allstate Protection LLC 685 E. I 10 Service Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 288-5882 Security Systems Apogee Business 134 Cedarwood Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (228) 363-2433 ATM Services ASAP Printing & Digital Imaging 3971 Pontchartrain Dr Ste 9 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 326-8203 ASAP-PRINT.COM Printers Associated Time & Parking Controls 1447 West Lindberg Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 781-3929 Employment Agency Baumann & Company PLLC 330 Oak Harbor Blvd Ste B Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 605-5173 Accountants

Business Women’s Network of East St. Tammany (985) 646-1006 Networking Organization Carol, Riggs, and Ingrim 111 Veterans Blvd Ste 350 Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 836-0649 Accountants Carrigee, Moore, Levy and Flynn, LLP 220 Park Place Ste 101 Covington, LA 70433 (985) 892-8776 Accountants Coastal Cruisers 857 Brownswitch Rd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 639-9919 Clubs & Organizations Constant Contact 3333 South Congress Ave Delray Beach, FL 33445 (800) 221-2793 Marketing Dammon Engineering 554 Old Spanish Trail Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-5832 Architects DesignTech Residential Planners 691 Brownswitch Rd Ste E Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 847-0600 Home Design Duplantier, Hrapmann, Hogan & Maher, LLP 1290 Seventh St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-1272 Accountants Dyer and Company, LLC 1338 Gause Blvd Ste 201 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-5285 Accountants Ericksen, Krentel & LaPorte, LLP 2895 Highway 190 Ste 213 Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 727-0777 Accountants

Bobby Warner 166 Woodruff Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 502-8885 Marketing

Fauntleroy Latham Weldon Barre’ Architects, APC 2800 Gause Blvd E Ste C Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 893-4100 Architects

Bourgeois Bennett, LLC 111 Veterans Blvd Ste 1700 Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 840-3898 Accountants

File Depot of East St Tammany 646 Carnation St Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 726-2626 Record Storage

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File Depot, The - Corporate Office 201 Crowes Landing Pearl Riverl, LA 70452 (985) 788-9772 Record Storage

La.Nation Wide Security Solutions 65089 Honey Suckle Ln Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 302-1811 Security Systems

Fischer Environmental Services 1980 Surgi Dr Mandeville, LA 70448 (985) 643-7378 Pest Control

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum 133 Mabel Dr Madisonville, LA 70447 (985) 845-9200 Clubs & Organizations

Friends of the Northshore Harbor Center 100 Harbor Center Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 781-3650 Clubs & Organizations Geaux Trade, LLC 103 Fischer Pearl River, LA 70452 (504) 512-4602 Networking Organization Honaker Funeral Homes & Cemetery 1751 Gause Blvd West Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 641-1900 Funeral Directors i shred, LLC P.O. Box 4058 Covington, LA 70435 (985) 893-2378 Shredding Joe DiGiovanni, CPA, LLC 1290 Seventh St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-1272 Accountants J.V. Burkes & Associates, Inc. 1805 Short Cut Hwy Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-0075 Engineers Key Shoppe 1201 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-9726 Locksmith Kim Bergeron Productions Box 3343 Slidell, LA 70459 (985) 640-0169 Marketing Kyani Louisiana 253 Hummingbird Ln Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 201-2530 Networking Organization

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LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors 5100 Village Walk Ste 300 Covington, LA 70433 (985) 892-5850 Accountants Leadership Northshore Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 641-8969 Clubs & Organizations Lofton Staffing & Security Services 106 Park Pl Ste 115 Covington, LA 70433 (985) 867-3747 Employment Agency MLS Merchant Services 120 Marche Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (504) 957-6956 Credit Card Processing Moore & Powell, CPAs, PA 120 Village St Ste 1 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-8000 Accountants Mosquito Joe 1301 Brownswitch Rd Ste E Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 200-0262 Pest Control mPress 4100 Howard Ave New Orleans, LA 70125 (504) 524-8248 Printers Mystic Krewe of Titans Carnival Club Inc 500 Johnny F Smith Blvd Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 640-3465 Clubs & Organizations Northshore Business Council P.O. Box 781 Mandeville, LA 70470 (985) 630-7181 Clubs & Organizations Northshore Plus, Postal Plus 155 Robert St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-9515 Magazines, Books, & Publications



Business Connection Olde Town Print Shop 2141 First St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-4305 Printers

ServCorp International 101 Magnolia St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 847-1242 Auctions

Paychex, Inc. 4334 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd Ste C100 Baton Rouge, LA 70816 (985) 705-9797 Payroll Services

Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects 300 Lafayette St Ste 200 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 523-6472 Architects

Payroll Vault 2825 Carey St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 326-0080 Payroll Services

Slidell Newcomer’s Club P.O. Box 2681 Slidell, LA 70459 (985) 646-3859 Clubs & Organizations

Pop-A-Lock / Northshore Inc. P.O. Box 2887 Slidell, LA 70459 (985) 649-7482 Locksmith

Slidell Northshore Rotary Club Slidell, LA (985) 643-0049 Clubs & Organizations

Pro’s Pest Control Service, Inc. 147 Eden Isles Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-7437 Pest Control Purely Perfection Cleaning Services 1220 Cousin St Lot 208 Slidell, LA 70458 (504) 202-3083 Janitorial Services Rickert and Company LLC 106 Village Sq Ste 3 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-0842 Accountants Rotary Club of Slidell P.O. Box 888 Slidell, LA 70459 (985) 646-1006 Clubs & Organizations

South East Louisiana Employer Services LLC 1932 Surgi Dr Ste F Mandeville, LA 70448 (985) 612-2908 Professional Organizer Stanley Electronic Security Systems Corp 2326 Carey St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-3822 Security Systems Suicide Help - 211 Slidell, LA 70458 Emergency Management The Logo Store 331 South Military Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-2759 Printers

2017-2018 Buyer’s Guide Tidy Heidi 103 Fischer Dr Pearl River, LA 70452 (504) 512-4602 Janitorial Services UPS Store 6560, The 1527 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-6560 Shipping UPS Store, The 857 Brownswitch Rd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 781-1623 Shipping Wegmann Dazet & Company APC 120 New Camellia Blvd Ste 200 Covington, LA 70433 (985) 792-4504 Accountants

Computers & Telecommunications AT&T Mobility 61103 Airport Rd Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 781-4786 Telecommunications AT&T Mobility 796 East I-10 Service Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 847-9900 Telecommunications Benecom Technologies 4141 Poche Ct W New Orleans, LA 70129 (504) 254-1441 Telecommunications and Network Architecture

Executone Systems Co., of LA, Inc. 1016 Harimaw Ct E Metairie, LA 70006 (985) 809-9181 Telecommunications First Maridian, LLC 70380 Hwy 21 Ste 2 Covington, LA 70433 (985) 590-4795 Consulting Services Gulf Coast Computer Solutions 857 Brownswitch Rd #317 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 288-2669 Computer and Data Services Gulf Coast Office Products, Inc. 68443 Hwy 59 Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 249-6081 Copying Machines Hunt Telecom 106 Metairie Lawn Dr Ste 200 Metairie, LA 70001 (985) 281-4900 Telecommunications In and Out Smart Repair 796 East I-10 Service Rd Ste 220 Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 265-4567 Technology Services In-Telecom Consulting 1698 Old Spanish Trail Ste 8 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 326-0250 Telecommunications Lomas Consulting 28247 Creole Rd Lacombe, LA 70445 (985) 218-5450 Computer and Data Services

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Medical Practice Software, Inc. 600 Oak Harbor Blvd Ste 203 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-1665 Software & Hardware Multitech Office Machines 1600 Shortcut Hwy Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-5291 Computer and Data Services Rhino Web, LLC 2454 Headwaters Dr Slidell, LA 70460 (504) 875-5036 Web Design Spectrum Business 60097 Hwy 11 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 645-2623 Telecommunications Universal Com One 2550 Belle Chase Hwy Ste 100 Gretna, LA 70053 (985) 273-5373 Telecommunications Watch Systems 516 East Rutland St Covington, LA 70433 (985) 871-8110 Computer and Data Services

Construction Equipment & Contractors A-1 Remodeling and Building, Inc. 33490 Sylve Rd, Ste A Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 643-3502 Remodeling B & H Roofing 30226 N. Dixie Ranch Rd Lacombe, LA 70445 (985) 960-6090 Roofing C&J Sewer Treatment Systems 35202 Herman Singletary Rd Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 863-7978 Construction Chris’ Asphalt Paving 39155 Hwy 190 E Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 960-2131 Paving Cobalt Construction 92 Chamale Cove Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 285-6879 Construction

Dapco Ventures, LLC 59118 N. Pearl Dr Ste 1 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 649-1077 Contractors E.C.O. Builders, Inc. 900 Old Spanish Trail Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 645-9558 Contractor ECO Energy & Solar Solutions 1040 Old Spanish Trail Ste 10 Slidell, LA 70458 (504) 208-9679 Contractors Ed’s Electrical Service 190 Commercial Square Ste C Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-7223 Electrical Contractors

National Assoc.of Women In Construction 39160 Oak St Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 863-5610 Construction New Millennium Construction, LLC 3173 Terrace Ave East Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-7381 Construction Omni Pinnacle 90 Glen Ct Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 863-2991 Contractors

Epworth Project 360 Robert Blvd Epworth Building Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 781-7990 Construction

Quality Exterior Services LLC 234 Azores Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (504) 242-7663 Roofing & Home Improvement

GSA Consulting Engineers, Inc 1923-D Corp Square Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 639-9000 Consulting Services

Ricciardone Site Services, Inc. 110 Blackfin Cove Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 847-0634 Paving

Guastella Homes 354 Fremaux Ave Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-4984 Contractors Hahn Roofing, Inc. 8450 Green Moss Dr Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (225) 775-1811 Roofing JP3 Electric LLC 113 Galeria Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 201-8290 Electrical Contractors K.B. Kaufmann & Co., Inc. 3173 Terrace Ave East Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-7381 Contractors Kastner Electric, Inc. 3183 Terrace Ave Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-9358 Electrical Contractors

Rick’s Handyman Service 1733 10th St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-3338 Contractor Savoie Construction 3735 Pontchartrain Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-9546 Construction TEST Electric 63254 Old Military Rd Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 863-5510 Electrical Contractors The Lemoine Company 300 Lafayette St Ste 100 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 309-2424 Construction Welbilt Custom Homes, Inc. 286 E. Augusta Ln Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 847-2275 Home Building & Design

M Natal Contractor, Inc. 394 Voters Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 649-2713 Construction

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Miramon Construction Co., Inc. 1400-B Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-5056 Contractors

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Abney Elementary 825 Kostmayer Ave Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-4044 Schools, Public Bayou Lacombe Middle P.O. Box 787 Lacombe, LA 70445 (985) 882-5416 Schools, Public Bayou Woods Elementary School 35614 Liberty Dr Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 641-1901 Schools, Public Bonne Ecole Elementary 900 Rue Verand Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-0674 Schools, Public Boyet Junior High School 59295 Rebel Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 643-3775 Schools, Public Brock Elementary 259 Brakefield Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-5166 Schools, Public Carolyn Park Middle 35708 Liberty Dr Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 643-8593 Schools, Public Chahta-Ima Elementary 27488 Pichon Rd Lacombe, LA 70445 (985) 882-7541 Schools, Public Clearwood Jr. High School 130 Clearwood Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-8200 Schools, Public Creekside Junior High School 65434 Highway 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 863-5882 Schools, Public Cypress Cove Elementary 540 S. Military Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 640-3033 Schools, Public



Business Connection Florida Avenue Elementary 342 Florida Ave Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-1605 Schools, Public Honey Island Elementary 500 S. Military Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-3557 Schools, Public Little Oak Middle School 59241 Rebel Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-6510 Schools, Public Little Pearl Elementary 63829 Hwy. 11 Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 863-5906 Schools, Public LSU Continuing Education 1225 Pleasant Hall Baton Rouge, LA 70803 (225) 578-4316 Schools, Colleges and Universities Northshore High School 100 Panther Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 649-6400 Schools, Public Northshore Technical Community College 65556 Centerpoint Blvd Lacombe, LA 70445 (985) 545-1500 Schools, Colleges and Universities

Open Arms Child Development Center 1300 8th St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-0974 Day Care, Kindergarten, Preschool Our Lady of Lourdes School 345 Westchester Place Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-3230 Schools, Private Pearl River High School 39110 Rebel Lane Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 863-2591 Schools, Public Pope John Paul II Catholic High School 1901 Jaguar Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 649-0914 Schools, Private Rainbow Child Care Center 121 Kingspoint Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 646-1603 Day Care, Kindergarten, Preschool Riverside Elementary 38480 Sullivan Dr Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 863-3141 Schools, Public Salmen High School 300 Spartan Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-7359 Schools, Public

2017-2018 Buyer’s Guide Sixth Ward Elementary 72360 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 863-7126 Schools, Public

St. Tammany Parish Library 555 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 893-6280 Libraries

Slidell High School #1 Tiger Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-2992 Schools, Public

St. Tammany Parish School Board 321 N. Theard St Covington, LA 70433 (985) 892-2276 Schools, Public

Slidell Jr. High School 333 Pennsylvania Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-5914 Schools, Public

The Academy of Early Learning 1344 Eastridge Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-2710 Day Care, Kindergarten, Preschool

Slidell Pathways 2552 Sergeant Alfred Dr. Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-5729 Schools, Public

Whispering Forest Elementary 300 Spiehler Rd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-3400 Schools, Public

Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond, LA 70402 (985) 549-2280 Schools, Colleges and Universities

Vanguard College of Cosmetology, A Paul Mitchell Partner School 740 Oak Harbor Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-2614 Beauty Salons/Barber Shops

St. Margaret Mary School 1050A Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-4612 Schools, Private St. Tammany Jr. High 701 Cleveland Ave Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-1592 Schools, Public

Family, Community & Civic Organizations AARP Louisiana 301 Main St Ste 1012 Baton Rouge, LA 70825 (225) 376-1150 Professional Association ACTIVE Partnership P.O. Box 5213 Covington, LA 70434 (985) 273-5713 Service Organizations

K.B. Kaufmann & Company, Inc. Providing the Highest Quality Construction Projects & Professional Service 3173 Terrance Avenue East · Slidell

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Addie’s Angels, Inc. 1129 Lori Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (504) 319-2385 Charitable Organization Adrenoleukodystrophy Foundation, The 241 Camden St Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 718-4728 Charitable Organization American Heart Association 110 Veterans Memorial Blvd Ste 160 Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 830-2300 Charitable Organization American Red Cross Southeast Louisiana 300 Ashland Way Madisonville, LA 70447 (985) 892-4317 Charitable Organization Ashlee’s Angels Designated Drivers 429 Dockside Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 290-5087 Service Organizations Believe & Succeed 126 Pebble Beach Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (504) 813-8791 Consulting Services Blood Center, The 1337 Gause Blvd Ste 106 Slidell, LA 70458 (504) 524-1322 Blood Bank Bring It Home Northshore P.O. Box 7262 Slidell, LA 70458 (228) 493-4933 Charitable Organization Camellia City Kiwanis (985) 646-6025 Volunteers Children’s Advocacy Center Hope House 223 West 28th St Covington, LA 70433 (985) 892-3885 Service Organizations Children’s Wish Endowment, Inc. 102 Village Dr Ste C Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 645-9474 Charitable Organization

Christopher Condon Cool Doctor Foundation 1064 Peninsula Dr Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 640-3587 Charitable Organization COAST-Council on Aging St. Tammany 72060 Ramos Ave Covington, LA 70433 (985) 892-0377 Service Organizations Community Christian Concern 2515 Carey St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-0357 Service Organizations Dream Builders Network 1040 Old Spanish Trail Ste 10 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 288-4705 Business Organizations East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity, Inc 747 Old Spanish Trail Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 639-0656 Service Organizations Family Promise of St. Tammany 513 Michigan Ave Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 201-7221 Charitable Organization Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Inc. 5100 Orleans Ave New Orleans, LA 70124 (504) 569-8675 Service Organizations Junior Auxiliary of Slidell P.O. Box 1486 Slidell, LA 70459 (985) 863-6047 Service Organizations

Louisiana Restaurant Association 2700 N. Arnoult Rd Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 454-2277 Business Organizations

Northshore Home Builders Assoc. 28603 Krentel Rd Lacombe, LA 70445 (985) 882-5002 Business Organizations

Louisiana Speaks 402 North 4th St Baton Rouge, LA 70802 (225) 267-6300 Business Organizations

Northshore Region Human Resources Assoc. P.O. Box 2302 Slidell, LA 70459 (985) 819-8404 Service Organizations

Methodist Health System Foundation, Inc. 360 Oak Harbor Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 726-9333 Charitable Organization

Offender Watch Initiative P.O. Box 5466 Covington, LA 70434 (985) 778-3072 Charitable Organization Pilot Consulting Services 61239 Kings Arms Dr Lacombe, LA 70445 (985) 882-7559 Consulting Services

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Louisiana State Office 2644 S. Sherwood Forest Ste 123 Baton Rouge, LA 70816 (225) 926-0807 Charitable Organization

Pinewood Country Club 405 Country Club Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-6892 Country Clubs

Mothership Foundation 1211 N. Gayoso St New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 488-3865 Charitable Organization

River Region Chamber of Commerce 301 W. Airline Hwy S 201 LaPlace, LA 70068 (985) 359-9777 Chambers of Commerce

National Weather Service Forecast Office 62300 Airport Rd Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 649-0429 Service Organizations

Rudesill Fire Extinguishers & Safety 66126 St. Mary Dr Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 863-7558 Service Organizations

New Orleans Job Corps 8825 Airline Dr New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 484-3550 Service Organizations

Ryan C. Lowe The Positivity Pro 3436 Magazine St Ste 102 New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 900-3127 Consulting Services

Northlake Homeless Coalition 823 Carroll St Mandeville, LA 70448 (985) 415-2388 Charitable Organization

Keep Slidell Beautiful 2700 Terrace Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-4307 Clubs & Organizations

Northshore Area Board of Realtors (NABOR) 3500 Hwy 190 Ste 205 Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 674-4233 Business Organizations

kiisa corporation 401 Olive Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 326-9334 Consulting Services

Northshore Community Foundation 610 Hollycrest Blvd Covington, LA 70433 (985) 893-8757 Service Organizations

LANO - Louisiana Association of Non-Profit Organizations 635 Lafitte St Ste A Mandeville, LA 70448 (985) 630-5873 Business Organizations

Northshore Families Helping Families 204 W. 21st Ave Covington, LA 70433 (985) 875-0511 Charitable Organization

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Safe Harbor P.O. Box 1179 Mandeville, LA 70470 (985) 626-5710 Charitable Organization Savannah Smiles 385 Indian Village Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 690-7444 Charitable Organization SCORE 3457 US Hwy 190 Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 520-0929 Service Organizations



Business Connection Shelby P. LaSalle, Jr. Consulting 1580 West Causeway Approach Ste 2 Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 778-2003 Consulting Services Slidell Boys & Girls Club - SELA 705 Dewey Ave Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-3464 Charitable Organization Slidell Heritage Festival P.O. Box 3176 Slidell, LA 70459 (985) 643-1234 Clubs & Organizations Slidell Historical Antique Association 1952 First St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-4790 Antiques Slidell Ladies for Liberty 3090 Gause Blvd. #218 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 649-2925 Charitable Organization

Slidell/Pearl River Project Graduation, Inc. P.O. Box 1696 Slidell, LA 70459 (985) 768-9968 Service Organizations Small Business Development Center at Southeastern University Hammond, LA 70401 (985) 549-3831 Consulting Services SMH Women’s Health Alliance 1001 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 280-8531 Service Organizations St. Tammany (985) 892-2822 Business Organizations St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation 21489 Koop Dr Ste 7 Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 809-7874 Business Organizations

Slidell Noon Lions Club 356 Cleveland St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-4442 Service Organizations

St. Tammany Federation of Teachers and School Employees 19295 3rd St Ste 8 Covington, LA 70433 (985) 888-1750 Service Organizations

Slidell Women’s Civic Club P.O. Box 74 Slidell, LA 70459 (985) 960-6113 Service Organizations

St. Tammany Right to Life 769 Robert Blvd Ste 201D Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-1855 Charitable Organization

Build your Dream Home! New Millennium Construction, LLC Residential Construction David Kaufmann, Jr.

985-649-7381 3173 Terrace Ave. East • Slidell 78

2017-2018 Buyer’s Guide STARC 1541 St. Ann Pl Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 641-0197 Service Organizations

Volunteers of America 823 Carol St Ste D Mandeville, LA 70448 (504) 482-2130 Service Organizations

Studio G 40261 Hwy 190 E Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 768-7952 Dance Studio

Young Men Business Club of Slidell, LA 57321 S. Harrison Rd Slidell, LA 70461 Service Organizations

Swim By The C, Swim School (985) 285-7946 Tammany Trace Foundation 21490 Koop Dr Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 867-9490 Service Organizations Tammany Yacht Club, Inc. 1196 Harbor Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-5222 Clubs & Organizations The HeartGift Foundation 106 Wycliff Ct Slidell, LA 70461 (504) 676-4323 Charitable Organization United Way of Southeast Louisiana St. Tammany Regional Office 807 N Columbia St Covington, LA 70433 (985) 778-0815 Service Organizations US Chamber of Commerce 1615 H. St NW Washington, DC 20062 (202) 659-6000 Chambers of Commerce

Youth Service Bureau 150 Cleveland Ave Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-5746 Service Organizations

Finance & Insurance 1st Heritage Credit 345 Gause Blvd W, Ste 9 Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 643-6370 Financing AAA Insurance & Travel 1300 Gause Blvd, Ste A7 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 781-7068 Insurance/Travel Agency Ace Insurance Agency 3412 Pontchartrain Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-5440 Insurance AFLAC - Kevin Barkemeyer 116 Columbia Pl Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-5920 Insurance

All Phase Insurance 303 S. Military Rd Ste 1 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 643-3304 Insurance

Canal HR Inc. 2955 Ridgelake Dr Ste 112 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 837-8680 Financial Investments

Dave Millet Insurance Agency 1921 Second Street Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-5252 Insurance

Fidelity Bank 1901 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 726-9009 Savings & Loan

Allstate Insurance 707 Old Spanish Trail Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 726-5001 Insurance

Capital One Bank Fremaux Town Center 500 Town Center Pkwy Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 718-3699 Banks

Dever & Associates 104 River’s Edge Ct Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 718-4142 Insurance

Financial Education 618 25th St Gulfport, MS 39501 (228) 271-0139 Financial Planning

Direct Auto Insurance 1428 Gause Blvd Ste 101 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-1339 Insurance

Firemen’s Federal Credit Union 1512 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-3642 Credit Unions

Dussouy Insurance Agency 501 Mariners Plaza Mandeville, LA 70448 (985) 624-3031 Insurance

First Bank and Trust 2055 East Gause Blvd Ste 200 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 249-6774 Banks First Castle Federal Credit Union 1402 Gause Blvd Ste D Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-1933 Credit Unions

American Express OPEN Small Business Credit Cards 200 Vesey St New York, NY 10285 (917) 593-8729 Banks

Capital One Bank - Gause Blvd 333 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 726-4700 Banks

ASI Federal Credit Union 1322 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (504) 733-7274 Credit Unions

Capital One Bank - Lacombe 28199 Hwy 190 Lacombe, LA 70445 (985) 624-4303 Banks

Aubert Insurance Agency 58418 Tyler Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 643-3151 Insurance

Capital One Bank - Madisonville PO Box 56 Madisonville, LA 70447 (985) 845-8121 Banks

Edward Jones - Danny Boudreaux, CFP®, AAMS® 2395 Gause Blvd East Ste 4 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 646-2078 Investment Firm

Bank of England Mortgage 2800 Gause Blvd East Ste A Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 718-3690 Banks

Cendera Funding 2051 E Gause Blvd Ste 50 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 960-1233 Mortgage Companies

Edward Jones - Jeanette Sanford 2170 Gause West Ste 135 Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 781-7683 Financial Investments

Bank of Louisiana - Gause 636 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-3200 Banks

Chase Bank - East Gause Blvd 1943 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 649-1893 Banks

Bank of Louisiana - Pontchartrain 3180 Pontchartrain Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-6480 Banks

Chase Bank - Gause Blvd Slidell 350 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 847-0501 Banks

Edward Jones - Tyler V. Gugliuzza, CFP®, AAMS®, CRPC® 2051 East Gause Blvd Ste 60 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 661-8139 Financial Investments

Bay Equity Home Loans 4030 Lonesome Rd Mandeville, la 70448 (985) 789-0902 Mortgage Companies

Chase Bank - Lakewood 1431 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-3500 Banks

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana 443 Cleveland Ave Slidell, LA 70458 (504) 832-5864 Insurance

Chase Bank - Pontchartrain Dr. 3580 Pontchartrain Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 661-8707 Banks

Business First Bank 1675 N. Hwy 190 Covington, LA 70433 (985) 624-4501 Banks

Daul Insurance Agency, Inc. 94 Westbank Expressway Gretna, LA 70053 (504) 362-0667 Insurance

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Edward Jones - William ‘’BJ’’ Petersen III, CFP, CIMA, CLU, AAMS 770 Gause Blvd Ste A2 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-6547 Financial Investments Eldercare LA LLC 2019 Second St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 718-4191 Financial Investments

First NBC - Gause East Slidell 2077 Gause Blvd E Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 771-4471 Banks First NBC Bank - Lacombe 29092 Krentel Road Lacombe, LA 70445 (985) 882-2269 Banks Franklin American Mortgage Co. 1371 Corporate Square Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 690-4940 Mortgage Companies Funds Management, Inc. 201 North Main St Picayune, MS 39466 (601) 749-8550 Investment Firm

Eustis Mortgage 2040 Gause Blvd Ste 10 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 605-6990 Mortgage Companies Fassbender Agency Insurance and Financial Services, LLC 1402 Gause Blvd Ste A Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 607-0291 Insurance

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First NBC - Brownswitch Rd. Slidell 740 Brownswitch Rd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 768-4560 Banks

Gallagher Insurance Associates, Inc. 3421 N. Causeway Blvd Ste 304 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 877-5951 Insurance Garcia Insurance Agency 1187 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-4944 statefarm/manie-garcia Insurance



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2017-2018 Buyer’s Guide

Geo Vera Homeowners Insurance 35140 Garden Dr Slidell, LA 70460 (415) 218-2050 Insurance

Home Bank, N.A. - Abita Springs 70963 Hwy 56 Abita Springs, LA 70420 (985) 674-3900 Banks

Iberia Bank - Mandeville 850 N. Causeway Blvd Mandeville, LA 70448 (985) 624-8686 Banks

Latter & Blum Insurance Services 1400 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-1145 Insurance

George Haik, RHU 742 Michigan Avenue Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-7781 Insurance

Home Bank, N.A. - Columbia St. Covington 1750 N. Columbia St Covington, LA 70433 (985) 898-1150 Banks

Iberia Bank - Mandeville 4565 LaSalle Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 674-8210 Banks

Lee R. Cosgrove, AAMS / Financial & Investment Management Advisors, Inc. 104 Rue La Mothe Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 290-9300 Financial Planning

Gilsbar 2100 Covington Centre Covington, LA 70433 (985) 809-2261 Insurance Grant P. Gravois Insurance Agency, Inc./ State Farm Insurance 1322 Corporate Square Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-4276 Insurance Gulf Coast Bank and Trust 1900 Oak Harbor Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 646-6500 Banks Harrison Finance Company 1561 B Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 781-4201 Financing Heritage Bank of St Tammany 200 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-3555 Savings & Loan

Home Bank, N.A. - Folsom 82255 Hwy 25 Folsom, LA 70433 (985) 796-8800 Banks Home Bank, N.A. - Hwy 21 Covington 69291 Hwy 21 Covington, LA 70433 (985) 893-8545 Banks Home Bank, N.A. - Mandeville 1305 N Causeway Blvd Mandeville, LA 70448 (985) 727-6001 Banks Home Bank, N.A. - Slidell 2037 Gause Blvd East Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 645-3768 Banks Iberia Bank - Covington 70470 Hwy 21 Covington, LA 70433 (985) 674-8350 Banks

Iberia Bank - Northshore Blvd. 107 Northshore Blvd Ste A Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 674-8385 Banks Iberia Bank - Slidell 2060 Gause Blvd East Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 674-8370 Banks Insurance Underwriters LTD. 710 Brownswitch Rd Ste 6 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-3888 Insurance Keesler Federal Credit Union Mortgage 1338 Gause Blvd Slidlel, LA 70458 (228) 385-4557 Credit Unions Keesler Federal Credit Union 1338 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (228) 385-5500 Credit Unions

Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien Ins. 2001 First St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-1234 Insurance Mary S. Jones LPN, EPA Colonial Life P.O Box 1037 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 774-8091 Insurance Merrill Lynch 660 Oak Harbor Blvd Ste 204 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-9601 Financial Investments NOLA Lending Group 2053 E. Gause Blvd Ste 250 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 612-2779 Mortgage Companies Northwestern Mutual Financial Network 1135 Fremaux Ave Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-1542 Insurance

Why do businesses choose St. Tammany? T R AV E L

Near to New Orleans and in close proximity to the Gulf Coast, St. Tammany’s low business cost, nationally recognized school system, and first-rate medical facilities make the community a destination of choice for families as well as businesses.


Centrally-located in St. Tammany, the newly-opened flagship campus for Northshore Technical Community College provides STEM training and instruction to our workforce. St.Tammany


In the last 10 years, STEDF has helped bring almost $1 billion of investment with our shovel-ready sites and business parks, creating thousands of jobs and retaining thousands more.


St. Tammany’s luxurious recreational facilities, scenic waterways, and award-winning Tammany Trace bike path offer a quality of life second to none in Louisiana.




OneMain Financial 2980 Gause Blvd East Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-6550 Consumer Lending

Regions Bank - Mandeville 1901 N. Causeway Blvd Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 626-4171 Banks

SouthTrust Advisors 1349 Corporate Sq Dr Ste 6 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-3838 Financial Investments

Vicky Magas Insurance Agency 2208 Second St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-1006 Insurance

People First Insurance 1325 G Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 445-1244 Insurance

Regions Bank - Northpark Covington 100 Lake Dr Covington, LA 70433 (985) 893-0407 Banks

St. Tammany Federal Credit Union 550 Pontchartrain Drive Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-1237 Credit Unions

Whitney Bank - Business Banking 2250 East Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 690-5001 Banks

Standard Mortgage Corp. #3231 1401 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 847-0570 Mortgage Companies

Whitney Bank - Business Banking 1411 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-0818 Banks

State Bank & Trust Company 1936 East Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 643-5084 Banks

Whitney Bank - Gause Blvd Branch 2250 East Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 646-6025 Banks

State Farm Insurance - Linda Collins 3499 Pontchartrain Dr Ste 3 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-1555 Insurance

Whitney Bank - Investment Banking 1411 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 726-2302 Investment Firm

Pontchartrain Investment Management 2242 Carey St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 605-5066 Financial Planning Premier Tax of Slidell 1929 2nd St Ste B Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 201-8431 Tax Return Preparation Prime Lending A Plains Capital Company 1310 Brownswitch Rd Ste B Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 290-7524 Mortgage Companies Primerica 3636 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd Ste 500 Baton Rouge, LA 70816 (985) 774-1957 Financial Planning Primerica Financial Services 4200 S I-10 Service Rd W Ste 201 Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 669-7887 Financial Planning Purvis Financial 1324 7th Street Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 645-0555 Financing Regions Bank - Covington 100 Lake Dr Covington, LA 70433 (985) 871-9929 Banks Regions Bank - East Gause 2170 Gause Blvd E Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 847-0667 Banks Regions Bank - Gause Blvd 1253 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-3312 Banks

Regions Bank - W. Causeway Mandeville 1725 W. Causeway Approach Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 624-5005 Banks Resource Bank - Covington 5100 Village Walk Ste 102 Covington, LA 70433 (985) 892-9798 Banks Resource Bank - Hwy 21 70533 Hwy 21 Covington, LA 70433 (985) 801-1800 Banks Resource Bank - Mandeville Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 867-8624 Banks Resource Bank - North Causeway 2190 North Causeway Blvd Ste 100 Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 626-9112 Banks Resource Bank - Slidell 2283 Gause Blvd East Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 605-1142 Banks Resource Bank - West Causeway 1695 West Causeway Approach Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 612-3200 Banks Ron Newson - State Farm 2990 Gause Blvd E Ste C Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-0190 Insurance SouthGroup Insurance Services 412 Hwy 90 Ste 6 Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520 (228) 466-4498 Insurance

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State Farm Insurance - Sharon Green 391 Gause Blvd West Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 643-4960 Insurance Terrill Talamo Agency 58465 Tyler Dr Ste 9 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 288-5553 Insurance The First, A National Banking Association 315 Robert Blvd Ste 1 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 326-2932 Banks Thrivent Financial Karen Durany Gould-FIC, CLTC 100 Mission Dr Ste 4 Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 646-0790 Financial Investments TWFG Insurance Services Alison D. Cuevas 1430 Old Spanish Trail Ste 15 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-6590 Insurance TWFG Insurance Services Inc 1300 Gause Blvd Ste C6 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-5766 Insurance

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Whitney Bank - Mortgage Lending 2250 East Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-3461 Mortgage Companies Whitney Bank - Pearl River 64243 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 819-1386 Banks Whitney Bank - Pontchartrain Dr 4001 Pontchartrain Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 819-1240 Banks Whitney Bank - Slidell Branch 1411 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 726-2474 Banks Whitney Bank- West Gause Blvd 2130 Gause Blvd West Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 690-5024 Banks World Financial Group 636 Gause Blvd Ste 100 Slidell, LA 70458 (504) 669-1496 Financial Planning Zellco Federal Credit Union 431 Richmond St Bogalusa, LA 70427 (985) 863-7393 Credit Unions



Business Connection Government City Court Marshal, 8th & 9th Ward 501 Bouscaren St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 847-1901 City Court of Slidell 501 Bouscaren St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-1274 City of Slidell P.O. Box 828 Slidell, LA 70459 (985) 643-4375 City of Slidell Mayor Freddy Drennan 2055 Second St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-4332 City of Slidell - Chief of Police Randy Fandal 2112 Sgt. Alfred Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-3131 City of Slidell Planning Department 250 Bouscaren St Ste 203 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-4320 City of Slidell - Building Permits & Licensing P.O. Box 828 Slidell, LA 70459 (985) 646-4323 City of Slidell - Dept. Cultural & Public Affairs P.O. Box 828 Slidell, LA 70459 (985) 646-4375


City of Slidell - Parks & Recreation 905 W. Howse Beach Rd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-4371 Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve 102 W Ravenwood Dr Pearl River, LA 70458 (985) 640-8456 Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center 28528 Hwy. 190 Covington, LA 70433 (985) 893-6292 Correctional Facility LA Governor- John Bel Edwards P.O. Box 64004 Baton Rouge, LA 70804 (225) 342-7015 LA State Senator, Dist 1 Sharon Hewitt 2055 2nd St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-6490 LA State Senator, Dist 11 Jack Donahue P.O. Box 896 Mandeville, LA 70470 (985) 727-7949 LA State Senator, Dist 12 Beth Mizell 1051 Main St Franklinton, LA 70438 (985) 839-3936 LA State Representative, Dist 74 Scott Simon P.O. Box 1297 Abita Springs, LA 70420 (985) 893-6246

Services Training Advocacy Resources Community connections

2017-2018 Buyer’s Guide LA State Representative, Dist 75 Malinda White 116 Georgia Ave Ste B Bogalusa, LA 70427 (985) 730-2147

Slidell Housing Authority 1250 Martin Luther King Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 726-9000 St. Tammany Parish President Patricia Brister PO Box 628 Covington, LA 70434 (985) 898-2362

LA State Representative, Dist 76 Kevin Pearson 1349 Corporate Square Dr Ste 6 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-6487

St. Tammany Parish Council 21490 Koop Dr Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 898-2591

LA State Representative Dist 77 John Schroder, Sr. 522 N. New Hampshire St Covington, LA 70433 (985) 893-6262

St. Tammany Parish Assessor Louis Fitzmorris 520 Old Spanish Trail Ste B Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-1990

LA State Representative Dist 89 Reid Falconer 4990 Highway 22 Ste E Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 792-5185

St. Tammany Parish Communications District 510 E. Boston Street Ste 200 Covington, LA 70433 (985) 898-4911

LA State Representative, Dist 90 Greg Cromer P.O. Box 2088 Slidell, LA 70459 (985) 645-3592

St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office 65278 Louisiana 434 Lacombe, LA 70445 (985) 781-1150

LA State Representative, Dist 104 Paul Hollis 600 N. Highway 190 Ste 202A Covington, LA 70433 (985) 871-4680 Louisiana Workforce Commission Business & Career Solutions Center 524 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-6410 Slidell City Council P.O. Box 828 Slidell, LA 70459 (985) 646-4307

St. Tammany Parish District Attorney 701 N. Columbia St Covington, LA 70433 (985) 809-8383 St. Tammany Parish Fire Protection Dist. 1 1358 Corporate Square Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-3665

Programs and Services for all ages (985) 641-0197

St. Tammany Parish Permits & Planning 21454 Koop Dr Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 898-2574 St. Tammany Parish Public Information 21490 Koop Dr Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 898-5243 St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement District 62512 Airport Rd Bldg 23 Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 643-5050 St. Tammany Parish Registrar of Voters 520 Old Spanish Trail 4th Floor Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 809-5500 St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office 300 Brownswitch Rd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 726-8000 Town of Pearl River 39470 Willis Alley Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 863-5711 22nd Judicial District Clerk of Court 520 Old Spanish Trail, 5th Floor Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-6969 US House of Representatives Congressman Steve Scalise 21454 Koop Dr Ste 2C Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 893-9064 US Senator for LA - Bill Cassidy 520 Hart Senate Office Bldg Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5824 US Senator for LA - John Kennedy SRB11, Rusell Senate Bldg Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-4623

Action Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine 107 S. Military Rd STE-1 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-2866 Physical Therapists Adela M. Narcisse, MD 100 Medical Center Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Obstetrics/Gynecology Ochsner NS Advanced Eyecare LLC 64185 Hwy 41 Ste B Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 250-8000 Eye Care Advanced Pain Institute & Comprehensive Neurological Solutions 42131 Veterans Ave Ste 100 Hammond, LA 70403 (985) 345-7246 Health Care Consultants Alice LeBreton, MD 901 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 280-8970 Pediatrics SMH Alpha Spine and Wellness 3648 Pontchartrain Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 707-7747 Chiropractic Andrea Garaudy, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Pediatrics Ochsner NS Anna Pizza Caruso, MSW, LCSW Counseling 2836 Front St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-7288 Counseling


Antonio Waring, MD 901 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 280-6780 Spine Pain Specialist SMH

Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc. 1065 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 871-1697 Ambulance

Associated Foot Surgeons 108-A Smart Place Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-0002 Podiatrists

ACER, LLC 2238 First St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 690-6622 Counseling

Azalea Estates of Slidell 354 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-2827 Assisted Living Centers

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Benjamin Guevara, MD 104 Medical Center Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Orthopedics/Sports Medicine

Chequita Williams, MD 1150 Robert Blvd Ste 100 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-1122 Family Practice SMH

Bluebonnet Dental Care Slidell 2170 Gause Blvd W Ste 133 Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 649-0006 Dentists

Christwood Retirement Community 100 Christwood Blvd Covington, LA 70433 (985) 292-1205 Retirement Community

Bratton Physical Therapy 1346 Lindberg Drive Ste 3 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-5825 Physical Therapists

ComForcare Senior Services 1150 Lindberg Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 781-6619 Home Health

Brian Morris, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70641 (985) 639-3777 Gastroenterology

Compassus 1301 West Causeway Approach Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 639-8000 Hospice

Bryan DiBuono, MD 1850 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Gastroenterology

Covenant Home Health, LLC 1700 Veterans Blvd Ste 400 Metairie, La 70005 (985) 781-6000 Home Health

C. Bryan Miller, MD 140 East 1 -10 Service Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 280-9909 Family Practice

Covington Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute 19343 Sunshine Ave Covington, LA 70433 (985) 892-5117 Medical Clinic

Cara Fontenot, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Pediatrics Ochsner NS

Craig A. Henry, DDS 2790 East Gause Blvd Ste 3 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-3440 Dentists

Carl Lowder, MD 100 Medical Center Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Neurosurgeons Carrie Gardache, M.P.H., L.D.N., R.D. 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Diabetic Educator Ochsner NS Cathryn Hassett, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Allergy Ochsner NS Charles Krieger, MD 1051 Gause Blvd Ste 230 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-3664 Orthopedic Surgery SMH

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Craig J. Brandner, DDS 2364 East Gause Blvd Ste 102 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 847-0104 Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Daniel McGovern, D.P.M. 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Podiatrists Daniel Mokry, MD 100 Medical Center Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Gynecology/Obstetrics David Hebert, MD 1001 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 639-3777 Urologic/Gynecology



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2017-2018 Buyer’s Guide

Dentists of Slidell 420 Town Center Parkway Slidell, LA 70458 985-214-1540 Dentist

Edward Massett, Jr, DDS 2334 Gause Blvd East Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-2030 Dentists/Oral Surgery

Francisco Candal, MD 2750 E Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Pulmonology/Internal

Greenbriar Community Care Center 505 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-6900 Nursing Homes

Devereux Nguyen Orthodontics 2330 Gause Blvd East Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-1115 Orthodontics

Edwin Kopfler, DDS APDC 1101 Robert Blvd Ste B Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-1181 Family Dentistry

Frank Guidry, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Family Medicine

Gregory Eckholdt, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Cardiovascular

Diagnostic Imaging Services, Inc. 1310 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-5476 Radiology

Elaina Schexnayder, FNP 901 Gause Blvd Floor 1 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 280-8970 Health Care Consultants

Frederick Keppel, MD 1051 Gause Blvd Ste 230 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 280-9855 Orthopedic Surgery

Guidry Physical Therapy Services 61700 Hwy 434 Unit D Lacombe, LA 70445 (985) 882-8427 Physical Therapists

Doctor’s Urgent Care 985 Robert Blvd Ste 101 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 690-8300 Physicians

Emily Bassett, P.A. 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Medical Clinic

Fremaux Dental Care 1868 Shortcut Hwy Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 445-9656 Dentists

Ha Kim Ninh,O.D 104 Medical Center Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Eye Care

Donna Pitter, MD 901 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 280-8970 Pediatrics

Esteban Romano, MD 1850 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Urology

Fresenius Medical Care Slidell 877 Brownswitch Rd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-6283 Dialysis Unit

Heather Bronaugh, MD 1051 Gause Blvd Ste 360 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 280-9002 Health Care Consultants

Family Plus Counseling Services 360 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (504) 377-5757 Counseling

Gifted Healthcare Northshore 114 Northshore Park Blvd Ste 4 Covington, LA 70433 (985) 809-0119 Health Care Consultants

Heritage Manor of Slidell 106 Medical Center Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 643-0307 Nursing Homes

Glenn Polin, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Cardiology /Electrophysiology

Home Instead Senior Care 602 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 726-2668 Home Health

Global Medical Center 436 Old Spanish Trail Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-4898 Chiropractic

Hospice Foundation of the South 501 Robert Blvd Ste 304 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-5470 Hospice

Dr. Mary Speed Marriage & Family Therapist 620 Oak Harbor Boulevard Ste 101 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 240-4164 Counseling Dr. Miguel Culasso 1520 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-0945 Physicians

Finnans Family Pharmacy 3044 Gause Blvd E Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 288-5899 Pharmacies

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In Your Home Care 636 Gause Boulevard Ste 304 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-5083 Home Health

Jose A. LeFran, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Internal Medicine

Lakeshore Family Dentistry, Inc. 435 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-1852 Dentists

Miyoshi Henry, MD 1150 Robert Blvd Ste 100 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-1122 Health Care Consultants

J. David Linson, O.D. 104 Medical Center Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Eye Care

Jose Mena, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 639-3777 Cardiovascular

Li Sun, MD 1150 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-1122 Health Care Consultants

Natalia Jolliff, MD 104 Medical Center Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Physical Therapists

James Lam, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Physicians Cardiology

Jose Silva, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Cardiology /Electrophysiology

Lin Dang, MD 100 medical center dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Gynecology/Obstetrics

Neuroscience & Pain Institute 76 Starbrush Circle Covington, LA 70433 (985) 892-8934 Medical Clinic

James Newcomb, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Physicians Family Medicine

Joseph Epps, MD 1051 Gause Blvd Ste 410 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 280-1900 Neurosurgery

Live Oak Village of Slidell 2200 East Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 781-4545 Assisted Living Centers

Nicola Corbett,M.D. 104 Medical Center Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Orthopedics

Jenee Nguyen, N.P. 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Physicians Endocrinology

Karen Cullen, W.H.N.P 100 medical center dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Neurosurgeons

Louisiana Dental Center 1301 Eastridge Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-8800 Dentists

Nicole Candiff -Llorens, N.P 100 Medical Center Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Physicians

Karen Rimanich, N.P. 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Physicians

Mahmoud Daftary, MD 1850 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Urology

NORTH Institute, The 29301 Dixie Ranch Rd Lacombe, LA 70445 (985) 871-4114 Orthopedics

Kay D Daniel, DDS Explore Orthodontics 2960 Gause Blvd East Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-2472 Orthodontics

Maria-Stella Serrano, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd. Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Physicians

Northlake Behavioral Health Systems 23515 Hwy 190 Mandeville, LA 70448 (985) 626-6560 Health Care Consultants

Jennifer Nicoll, L.C.S.W. 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Physicians Psychiatry Jessica Harvey, PA-C. 100 medical center dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Neurosurgeons Jodi Buras, N.P. 1850 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Urology John Vu,M.D. 100 medical center dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Physicians Johnny Swiger, MD 100 Medical Center Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Gynecology/Obstetrics Jonette Mayer, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Pediatrics

Keith Looper, D.P.M. 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Podiatrists Kerri Kittrell, FNP 140 East 1-10 Service Rd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 280-9909 Health Care Consultants Kristi Ramey, P.A. 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Physicians Kristin Pippin, P.A.C. 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Physicians

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Marielisa Sedrish, MD 1501 Gause Blvd Ste 440 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 280-6770 Rheumatology

Northlake Cardiology Assoc., APMC 1150 Robert Blvd Ste 340 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-2883 Cardiovascular

Mary Lou Seymour,M.D 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Pediatrics

Northshore Dermatology 2780 Gause Blvd E Ste A Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-5198 Dermatology

Michael Lavigne, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Gastroenterology

Northshore Family Dentistry 2790 E Gause Blvd Ste 1 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 649-9359 Dentists

Misty BreakďŹ eld, P.A. 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Physicians

Oak Harbor Family Dentistry 480 Oak Harbor Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 649-9455 Dentists

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Business Connection Ochsner Children’s Health Center 2370 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3755 Medical Clinic

Ochsner Women’s Health - Slidell 105 Medical Center Dr Ste 303 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Medical Clinic

Ochsner Children’s Health Center Covington 101 Judge Tanner Blvd Covington, LA 70433 (985) 809-5290 Hospitals

Ochsner Women’s Health Center Covington 101 Judge Tanner Blvd Covington, LA 70443 (985) 809-5850 Hospitals

Ochsner Health Center Abita Springs 22070 Hwy. 59 Abita Springs, LA 70420 (985) 892-0879 Hospitals

Omni Mobility Services LLC 35369 Pine St Extension Pearl River, LA 70452 (504) 734-1045 Home Medical Equipment

Ochsner Health Center - Covington 1000 Ochsner Blvd Covington, LA 70433 (985) 875-2828 Hospitals Ochsner Health Center - Mandeville 2810 E. Causeway Approach Mandeville, LA 70448 (985) 875-2340 Hospitals Ochsner Health System-Slidell Gause West 2104 Gause Blvd West Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 661-3550 Medical Clinic Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore 100 Medical Center Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 646-5969 Hospitals


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One Direction Healthcare, LLC 550 Brownswitch Rd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 214-9079 Medical Clinic Park Provence Assisted Living & Memory Care 1925 Possum Hollow Rd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 781-0072 Retirement Community Pelican Urgent Care 2375 East Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 645-9000 Medical Clinic Phillip Sedrish, MD 1051 Gause Blvd Ste 440 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 280-6770 Rheumatology

2017-2018 Buyer’s Guide Pontchartrain Pathology, APMC 7026 Edwater Dr Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 727-0190 Physicians Pousson Family Dentistry 640 Brownswitch Road Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-2828 Dentists Pursue Wellness for You 312 Riviera Dr Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 768-8898 Health Care Consultants

Robert Shafor, MD 1051 Gause Blvd Ste 360 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 280-9002 Health Care Consultants Robert Tassin, M.D, Jr. 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Physicians Robert Taylor, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Physicians

Rachel Csaki, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Psychiatry

Ruby Xi, MD Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 280-8970 Health Care Consultants

Rapid Urgent Care 2170 Gause Blvd W Ste 101 Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 326-8283 Medical Clinic

Sam Moghtader, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 639-3777 Physicians

Raymond Baez, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Physicians Respiratory Services, Inc. 59038 Amber St Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 643-3198 Medical Equipment Right at Home 1301 Brownswitch Rd Ste D Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 288-5940 Home Health

Sanjay Raina, MD 901 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 280-6710 Health Care Consultants Schween Chiropractic Advanced Medical Care & Wellness Center 56634 Bosworth St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-2222 Chiropractic Scott Macicek, MD 2750 E Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Pediatric Cardiology

Sheri Clunan, FNP 64724 SR -41 Ste E Slidell, LA 70452 (985) 280-7100 Health Care Consultants

SMH Imaging 1495 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 405-5200 Radiology

Tare Deeney, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Pediatrics

Brendan’s AC & Heating, LLC 64290 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 863-2077 AC & Heating

Sleep Center Ochsner NS 2750 E Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Physicians

SMH Parenting Center 501 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-8529 Health Care Consultants

Theodorus (Hans) Mulder,M.D. 2750 E Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Pediatrics

Da Groundskeeper 60037 Christa Dr Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 288-8928 Lawn Care

Slidell Adult Day Health Care 2768 Sgt. Alfred Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-1112 Day Care, Adult

SMH Physicans Network 901 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 280-1612 Physicians

Thomas Gann, Jr., MD 1850 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-377 Neurology

DiMarco’s Plumbing 350 Oriole Dr Slidell, La 70458 (985) 290-8038 Plumbing & Heating

Slidell Chiropractic Clinic 2769 Third St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-7247 Chiropractic

SMH Sleep Disorders Center 1150 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 280-8823 Hospitals

Thomas W. Young, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Pediatrics

Drain Surgeon, Inc. 721 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-7919 Plumbing & Heating

Slidell Family Dentistry, L.L.C. 1430 Old Spanish Trail Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-0304 Dentists

Southern Medical & Adaptive Solutions Inc 1522 West Lindberg Rd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 288-4631 Home Medical Equipment

Tracie Carter, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Pediatrics

Floorworks & Blinds, LLC 1860 Shortcut Hwy Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 781-7999 Floor Coverings

SMH - Slidell Memorial Hospital 1001 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 280-2200 Hospitals

Southern Surgical Hospital 1700 Lindberg Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-0600 Hospitals

Vincent R.(Butch) Adolph, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Pediatrics

Grassy Couture 36387 Hwy 36 Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 328-1138 Lawn Care

SMH Cancer Center 1120 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 280-6600 Hospitals

St. Joseph Hospice and Palliative Care Northshore LLC 19500 Helenburg Rd Ste C Covington, LA 70433 (985) 892-6955 Hospice

Wendy Doneyhue, MD 104 Medical Center Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Eye Care

Lewis’ Air Conditioning 56699 Garrett Rd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-3057 AC & Heating

Home & Garden

Louisiana Landscape Specialty, Inc. 16282 Hwy 1085 Covington, LA 70433 (504) 391-1800 Landscaping

SMH Emergency Department 1001 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-8542 Hospitals SMH Foundation 1001 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 280-8820 Hospitals SMH Home Health 2990 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 649-4990 Home Health SMH Ideal Protein Clinic 1001 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 280-1554 Medical Clinic

St. Tammany Community Health Center 501 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 607-0400 Medical Clinic Sumathi Siva Smith, MD 1850 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Physicians Summerfield Senior Living 4104 Dauphine St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-4676 Retirement Community Tara Mitchell, MD 2750 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-3777 Pediatrics

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A-Pro Inspection Services 70380 Hwy 21 Ste 2-280 Covington, LA 70433 (985) 718-4786 gustafson/ Home Inspection Air Dat Heating and Cooling, LLC 412 Briargrove Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 265-4001 AC & Heating Bethancourt A/C and Heating LLC 238 Goldenwood Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 290-0637 AC & Heating Boyd Mechanical, LLC 40377 Hwy 190 E Ste 100 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 643-5675 Plumbing & Heating

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New Orleans Pool & Patio, Inc. 438 Robert St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-0242 Pools & Spas Northshore Ace Hardware 1037 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-1404 Home Improvement Northshore Air Conditioning & Heating Services, LLC 194 Blue Crane #1 Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 646-2704 AC & Heating



Business Connection Pontchartrain Ace Hardware and Lumber Co. 3320 Pontchartrain Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-4672 Home Improvement

Superior A/C and Electric 2514 Front St Slidell, LA 70459 (985) 781-0418 AC & Electric & Plumbing

Prestige Plumbing LLC P.O. Box 4148 Slidell, La 70459 (985) 640-3792 Plumbing & Heating

Tymeless Flooring 1345 West Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 661-8700 Floor Coverings

Quave Services 109 Carina Cr Slidell, La 70458 (985) 607-8533 AC & Heating

Custom Rubber SurfacesSEALDEK 59015 Amber St Unit D Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 218-9148 Waterproofing

Quick’s Maintenance Service A/C & Heating 359 Hickory Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 640-8743 AC & Heating

Community Partners Al Hamauei Alan E. Hodges

Service Master Advanced Cleaning 57330 Allen Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-4228 Carpet Cleaner

Campaign to Elect Bruce Clement

Slidell Shutters and Security 58405 Choctaw Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 649-2991 Home Improvement

Cynthia Boudreaux

Carlos D. Yingst, Jr. Committee To Elect Randy Fandal Committee to Elect S. Michele Blanchard Elaine W. Dimiceli Ellen Lamarque Gene and Mary K Bellisario Irma L. Cry

St. Joe Brick Works, Inc. 63076 Hwy 1091 Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 863-6161 Masonry

Kevin Davis John Smith Martin Bruno Mrs. Carol Neff

2017-2018 Buyer’s Guide Industrial Supplies & Services


Fastenal Industrial 1070 Front St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-3546 Industrial Supplies

Airey Blanchard Law Office, LC 303 South Military Rd Ste 3 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-4010

Lafarge Honey Island 70164 Atlas Rd Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 863-5349 Aggregates Pontchartrain Materials Corp. 58026 East St Slidell, LA 70460 (504) 949-7571 Aggregates Standard Materials, LLC 62505 Highway 11 Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 863-6304 Concrete Thomas Pump & Machinery, Inc. 120 Industrial Dr Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 649-3000 Pump Distributors Thyssen Krupp Elevator Corporation 1533 Sams Ave Ste A Harahan, LA 70123 (504) 733-6141 Elevators

Peggy Menard Richard P. Kelley

Alan A. Zaunbrecher 406 N. Florida St Ste 2 Covington, LA 70433 (985) 871-8787 Alan Black, Attorney at Law 893 Brownswitch Rd Ste 101 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-0636 Alford & Alford, LLP 384 Voters Rd Ste 103 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 643-6440 Anderson & Anderson, Attorneys 2217 Second St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-6443 Angela Cox Williams Attorney At Law 534 Fremaux Ave Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 847-2207 Borchert Law, PLC 233 Robert St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-1881 C. Ray Murry, Attorney At Law 1680 Old Spanish Trail Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-1755

Sonya Mahoney Soniat

Cutting Edge Theater Slidell’s most innovative and intimate theater.


Cutting Edge Center for the Arts



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Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman & Areaux, LLC 1100 Poydras St Ste 3100 New Orleans, LA 70163 (504) 585-3899 David Carollo, Attorney 735 Old Spanish Trail Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-8223

Randolph Slone, Attorney 2771 Third St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-0314 Stanley-Wallace Law, LLC 1601 Shortcut Hwy Ste B Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 288-4621

Denise D. Lindsey, Attorney at Law 303 South Military Road Ste 3 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 643-4860

The Law Office of James Graham 1929 Second St Ste A Slidell, LA 70113 (985) 202-8110

Family Notary 3805 Pontchartrain Dr Ste 20 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 288-5684

Thornhill Law Firm, APLC 1308 Ninth St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-5010

Faustermann Law Firm, LC 1411 Lindberg Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-6010

William H. Burris & Associates, Attorneys at Law 1010 Main St Franklinton, LA 70438 (985) 839-0032

Frank D’Amico, APLC 500 Pontchartrain Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 645-0088

Lodging & Travel

Ingram Law Firm 200 Gause Boulevard Ste 200 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-0765 Lamz Law Firm LLC 636 Gause Blvd Ste 303 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-3203 Mark A .Myers (RESOLUTIONS by Mark A. Myers PLC) 84 Chamale Cove Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 768-9015 Michael Hingle & Associates, LLC 220 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70459 (985) 641-6800 Military-Veterans Advocacy, Inc. 769 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-1855 Milling Benson Woodward LLP 68031 Capital Trace Row Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 871-3924 Montgomery, Warren 701 N. Columbia St Covington, LA 70433 (985) 893-6585 Pilant Court Reporting, LTD. P.O. Drawer 1940 Morgan City, LA 70381 (985) 384-1626

Anna & Sam Love The Mouse Travel 433 Bilten Ave Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 259-5238 LoveTheMouseTravelAnnaandSam Travel Agency Bayou Haven Bed & Breakfast 34205 Hwy 433 Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 707-4884 Bed & Breakfast Best Western Slidell Inn 120 Taos St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 781-5655 Hotels, Motels Candlewood Suites 100 Holiday Blvd Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 326-0120 Hotels, Motels Country Inn & Suites 126 Taos St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 326-8888 Hotels, Motels Days Inn Slidell 58512 Tyler Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 326-0566 Hotels, Motels Deluxe Motel 1662 Gause Blvd. Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-8800 Hotels, Motels

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Dream Vacations Diamondhead, MS 6830 Awini St Diamondhead, MS 39525 (228) 205-2584 Travel Agency

Wingate by Wyndham - Slidell 1752 Gause Blvd E Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 288-4950 Hotels, Motels

Hampton Inn 56460 Frank Pichon Rd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 726-9777 Hotels, Motels

World Class Travel & Tours 115 Blackbeard Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-5170 Travel Agency

Hilton Garden Inn 350 Holiday Square Blvd Covington, LA 70433 (214) 868-0845 Hotels, Motels

Manufacturing, Production & Wholesale Abita Brewing Company, LLC 21084 Hwy 36 Covington, LA 70433 (985) 893-3143 Beverages

Holiday Inn Express Slidell 1255 Frontage Rd Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 888-1990 Hotels, Motels Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Slidell 372 Voters Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-0890 Hotels, Motels Homewood Suites by Hilton Slidell 175 Holiday Blvd Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 726-7291 Hotels, Motels La Quinta Inn & Suites Airport Road 126 Holiday Blvd Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 649-2170 Hotels, Motels La Quinta Inn New Orleans-Slidell 794 E I-10 Service Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 643-9770 Hotels, Motels Microtel Inn & Suites - Pearl River 63537 Hwy 1090 Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 863-7310 Hotels, Motels Silver Slipper Casino Hotel 5000 South Beach Blvd Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 (229) 469-2777 Hotels, Motels Silver Slipper RV Park 5000 South Beach Blvd Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 (228) 469-2777 Ext. 2727 RV Park TownePlace Suites Slidell 1840 Lindberg Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-2060 marriott/msyde Hotels, Motels

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Associated Wholesale Grocers 63331 Old Military Rd Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 863-1533 Specialty Foods/Grocers Blue Bell Creameries, Inc. 34623 Grantham College Rd Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 847-0594 Frozen Desserts Champagne Beverage Co., Inc. One Bud Place Madisonville, LA 70447 (985) 892-4814 Beverages Gulf States Scientific 40026 Highway 190 E Ste 1 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 643-8099 Service Organizations Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company 7030 Roscoe Turner Rd Kiln, MS 39556 (228) 467-2727 Beverages John C. Stennis Space Center Building 1100, Room 304 Stennis Space Center, MS 39529 (228) 688-3333 Space Industry Slidell Oil Company, Inc. 100 Commercial Dr Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 643-5256 Oil Markets Textron Systems 1010 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 661-3600 Manufacturers



Business Connection Personal Services & Care Avatar Awakenings 2239 1st St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 774-3853 Consulting Services/Training Bella Style Salon 2265 Carey St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 639-1602 Beauty Salons/Barber Shops Cosmo Salon - Independent Consultant Skylar Frey 59080 North Pearl Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 960-2107 Beauty Salons/Barber Shops Cross Gates Spatherapy 200 North Military Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 643-3500 Spa

No Kings Tattoo 2146 East Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-6075 Tattoo

Double M Feed 1121 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-0290 Retail & Pet Supplies

Progressive Waste Solutions 63209 Hwy 434 Lacombe, LA 70445 (985) 781-3171 Garbage Removal

Roberta Cleaners Inc. 2062 Front St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-5665 Cleaners

Slidell Veterinary Clinic 1104 Front St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-4822 Veterinarians

Serendipity Hair Salon, LLC 4015 Pontchartrain Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 259-4054 Beauty Salons/Barber Shops

Unforgettable Pets LLC 56324 Frank Pichon Rd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 768-8338 Pets

Progressive Waste Solutions Johnny Pots 310 Howze Beach Lane Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 781-3171 Portable Toilets

Skin Care by Amanda 1330 Corporate Sq Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 640-5830 Beauty Salons/Barber Shops

Public Utilities & Environment

Sport Clips 174 Town center Pkwy Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 690-1300 Beauty Salons/Barber Shops

It Works Global Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 326-1982 Cosmetic

Woodhouse Day Spa, The 796 East I-10 Service Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-7772 Day Spa

Joli Coupe’ Salon & Co., Inc. 1321 Gause Blvd Ste 1 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 781-8969 Beauty Salons/Barber Shops

Pets & Veterinary

Larry’s Dry Cleaning by Louis, Inc. 190 Audubon Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-2621 Cleaners

City of Slidell - Animal Control Shelter 2700 Terrace Ave Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-4267 Government

Massage Envy Spa 126 Town Center Pkwy Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 781-7900 Massage Center

Brownswitch Pet Hospital 430 Brownswitch Rd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-2025 Veterinarians


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ATMOS Energy 68388 Compass Way East Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 276-6004 Gas, Natural Charter Spectrum 60097 Hwy 11 Slidell, LA 70458 (888) GET CHARTER Cable Television CLECO Power - Slidell Customer Service Office 154 Florida Ave Slidell, LA 70458 (800) 622-6537 Electric Companies CLECO Power LLC 832 E. Boston St Unit 17 Covington, LA 70433 (800) 622-6537 Electric Companies Great Escape Fisheries, LLC 4391 Tupelo Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 288-7694 Water Service Kentwood Springs 588 Johnny F. Smith Blvd Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 690-6619 Water Service Mountain Brook Water P.O. Box 1946 Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 863-8704 Water Service

Washington-St. Tammany Electric Cooperative 950 Pearl St Franklinton, LA 70438 (985) 892-6244 Electric Companies Washington-St. Tammany Electric Cooperative Folsom 13526 Hwy 40 Folsom, LA 70437 (985) 796-3679 Electric Companies Washington-St. Tammany Electric Cooperative Slidell 2081 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70459 (985) 643-6612 Electric Companies Waste Connections 63209 LA 434 Lacombe, LA 70445 (985) 781-3171 Garbage Removal

Real Estate, Moving & Storage Allegiance Title & Land Service 2306 Front St Ste 1 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 288-5566 Real Estate Closing / Title Company Anchorage Condo Leasing 1850 Harbor Dr Ste 115 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-6778 Apartments Bayou Title, Inc. 1349 Corporate Square Blvd Ste 4 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-0166 Real Estate Closing / Title Company Camellia Title, LLC 2055 Gause Blvd E Ste 300 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 726-0131 Real Estate Closing / Title Company

Delta Title Corporation 2055 Gause East Ste 100 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 649-5503 Real Estate Closing / Title Company

Greenbrier Estates 100 Greenbrier Way Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 781-1001 Apartments

Century 21 Investment Realty 2160 E. Gause Blvd Ste 100 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 643-4200 Real Estate

Harborside Apartments 3500 Oak Harbor Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 781-5500 Apartments

Century 21 Investment Realty Dale Dixon 128 Rivers Edge Ct Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 960-2613 Real Estate

Helene Team Realty 2010 First St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 639-3991 Real Estate

Cindy Alberts, Realtor Coldwell Banker TEC Realtors 2040 E. Gause Blvd Ste 4 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 707-7676 Real Estate

Keller Williams Realty Professionals 2053 E. Gause Blvd Ste 100 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 649-6333 Real Estate

D & A Enterprises 1928 Corporate Square Blvd Ste C Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-5845 Real Estate Management

Keller Williams Realty Professionals G. Macomber 2053 East Gause Blvd Ste 100 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 646 4028 Real Estate

Distinctive Real Estate 738 E. I-10 Service Rd Ste A Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 643-3111 Real Estate

Lakeside Apartments 301 Lakeshore Blvd North Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 643-9307 Apartments

Durrett Real Estate Holdings, LLC 40070 Cane Ave Ste 100 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 768-6136 Real Estate Developers

Latter & Blum, Inc. 1400 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-1000 Real Estate

Erica Spano - Engel & Volkers 820 Oak Harbor Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 960-6040 Real Estate

Lucy Hamilton - Keller Williams 2053 E. Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (504) 905-5312 Real Estate

Gardner Realtors 3332 N. Woodlawn Ave Metairie, LA 70006 (504) 200-5080 Real Estate

Patriot Title, LLC 245 Pontchartrain Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-0433 Real Estate Closing / Title Company

Gardner Realtors - Greg Eisman 1300 Gause Blvd Ste C-1 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 285-6267 Real Estate Gardner Realtors - Peggy Newcomb 1300 Gause Blvd Ste C-2 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 707-6414 Real Estate

Marion B. Real Estate, Inc. 331 Country Club Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-4452 Real Estate New Orleans Portable Storage, LLC 2056 Wooddale Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (225) 214-7637 Storage Units

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Old Spanish Trail Mini Storage 1821 Old Spanish Trail Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-5060 Storage Units Omni Storage 2398 Hwy 190 West Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 875-9063 Storage Units P & J Storage - Penske Trucks 60041 Hwy. 11 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-8908 Storage Units Pelican Pointe Apartments 3400 Pelican Pointe Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 645-8881 Apartments Planet Storage 64287 Hwy. 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 863-9411 Storage Units RE/MAX Alliance 710 Brownswitch Rd Ste 3 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 445-0304 Real Estate RE/MAX Real Estate Partners 710 Brownsitch Rd Ste 3 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 690-1512 Real Estate Real Living Southern Home Professionals 61025 Hwy 1091 Ste 3 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 605-5000 Real Estate Robert Levis Development 41 Turtleback Glade Slidell, LA 70461 Real Estate Savoie Realty, LLC 3735 Pontchartrain Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-9036 Real Estate Seventh Street Executive Suites 1290 7th St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-1272 OfďŹ ce Rentals Slidell Moving 120 Production Dr Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 863-9916 Movers/Moving Truck Rentals

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Southern Breeze, LLC 2306 Front St Ste 17 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 201-8756 Apartments Springs at Fremaux Town Center 1303 Town Center Pkwy Slidell, LA 70458 (504) 684-4493 Apartments Stirling Properties, LLC 109 Northpark Blvd Ste 300 Covington, LA 70433 (985) 898-2022 Real Estate Stirling Properties- Beezie Landry 109 Northpark Blvd Ste 300 Covington, LA 70433 (985) 898-2022 Real Estate Stirling Properties- Chris Abadie, CCIM, CRX, CLS 109 Northpark Blvd Ste 300 Covington, LA 70433 (985) 246-3721 Broker Stirling Properties Jeff Barnes, CCIM 182 St. Francis St Ste 101 Mobile, AL 36602 (251) 706-8686 Broker Stirling Properties-Ryan Pecot 1819 West Pinhook Rd Ste 200 Lafayette, LA 70508 (337) 572-0246 Broker Stone Creek Apartments 400 Joseph St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 781-0149 Apartments Tammany Holding Co., LLC P.O. Box 1747 Slidell, LA 70459 (985) 641-0089 Land Development Title Closing Group, Inc 62250 West End Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 781-1073 Real Estate Closing / Title Company Top Agent Realty, Inc. 1928 3rd St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 265-7099 Real Estate



Business Connection U.S. Appraisal Service, LLC. Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 781-9985 Real Estate Appraisers Villa du Lac Apartments 62200 West End Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 690-4141 Apartments ZMD Realty, LLC 1040 Old Spanish Trail Ste 10 Slidell, LA 70458 (504) 723-8715 Real Estate

Religious Organizations Aldersgate United Methodist Church 360 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-5829

First United Methodist Church of Slidell 433 Erlanger St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-6437 Grace Memorial Baptist Church 58516 Pearl Acres Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 643-6017 Open Arms Ministries 1340 8th St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-3043 Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church 66192 St. Mary Dr Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 863-7935

Restaurants, Food & Beverage

Christ Episcopal Church 1534 Seventh St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-4531

Anna’s Sweet Nest 1808 Front St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 285-4533 Specialty Foods

Castaway’s Tropical Daiquiris 3000 Pontchartrain Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 290-8026 Bars & Lounges Chateau Bleu Caterers 106 W. Hall Ave Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 641-1610 Caterer Chick-Fil-A of North Shore Square 150 Northshore Blvd Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 646-1488 Restaurant Ci Ci’s Pizza 140 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 639-8100 Restaurant/Caterer Copeland’s of New Orleans 1337 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-0001 Restaurant/Caterer Counter Culture 154 E. Hall Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 288-4568 Restaurant/Caterer

Church of Christ in Slidell 994 Old Spanish Trail Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-4826

Blue Bayou Bar & Grill 5000 South Beach Blvd Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 (228) 469-2777 Ext. 2870 Restaurant

El-Bethel Apostolic Ministry, The 57361 Allen Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 781-8326 facebook/

Bonnie C’s 1768 Front St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 288-5061 Restaurant/Caterer

Creole Bagelry 1337 Gause Blvd Ste 102 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-6151 Restaurant/Caterer

First Pentecostal Church 388 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-8760

Carreta’s Grill 137 Taos St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 847-0020 Restaurant/Bar/Events

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit - Slidell 61103 Airport Rd Ste B-C Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 720-0070 Restaurant/Caterer

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El Paso 1100 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 441-1450 Restaurant Fatty’s Seafood Restaurant 1300 Gause Blvd Ste A1-4 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 288-5503 Restaurant Felipe’s Taqueria 196 Towncenter Pkwy Parcel 6 Slidell, LA 70458 (504) 288-8226 Restaurant Half Baked Super Spuds 1325 Gause Blvd Ste C Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 445-1700 Restaurant Hooters Restaurant 1776 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 288-4042 Restaurant Italian Pie, The Original 1319 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-1113 Restaurant/Caterer Joe’s Italian Ristorante 300 Oak Harbor Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 326-8637 Restaurant La Provence Restaurant 25020 Highway 190 Lacombe, LA 70445 (985) 626-7662 Restaurant/Caterer

Longhorn Steakhouse 196 Town Center Pkwy Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-9390 Restaurant

Panera Bread 100 Town Center Pkwy Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 685-3271 Restaurant/Caterer

Silver Slipper’s Jubilee Buffet 5000 South Beach Blvd Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 (228) 469-2777 Restaurant

Waffle House, Inc 111 Oak Ct Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 640-3542 Restaurant

Louise’s Sugar & Spice Bake Shop 150 North Shore Blvd Ste 5012 Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 649-9023 Bakery

Patton’s Caterers 127 Cleveland Ave Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 645-3600 Caterer

Slidell Seafood House and Banquet 348 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 707-1090 Restaurant/Caterer

Waffle House, Inc. 111 Oak Ct Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 639-9526 Restaurant

Marguerite’s Cakes 125 Commercial Sq Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-5802 Bakery

Peck’s Seafood Restaurant 2315 Gause Blvd East Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 781-7272 Restaurant

McAlister’s Deli 796 East I-10 Service Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-2511 Restaurant

Pelican on Deck, LLC 1214 Japonica St New Orleans, LA 70117 (504) 975-8152 Beverages

My Girlfriend’s Kitchen Catering & Cafe (985) 710-3993 Caterer

Phil’s Marina Café 1194 Harbor Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-0464 Restaurant

Nathan’s Restaurant 36440 Old Bayou Liberty Rd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-0443 Restaurant/Bar/Entertainment Nick’s Sports Bar and Grill Fox’s Pizza Den 3112 Pontchartrain Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-0443 Restaurant/Bar/Entertainment NOLA Southern Grill 1375 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 201-8200 Restaurant/Caterer Old Town Soda Shop, LLC 301 Cousin S Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-4806 Specialty Foods Palm Court Cafe 5000 South Beach Blvd Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 (228) 469-2777 Restaurant Palmettos on the Bayou 1901 Bayou Lane Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 643-0050 Restaurant/Caterer/Events

Smoothie King - Cross Gates 4038 Pontchartrain Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 645-0097 Health Products Southside Cafe 3154 Pontchartrain Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-6133 Restaurant & Bar

Steele Street Cafe & Coffee Bar 200 North Military Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 643-3500 Restaurant

Raising Cane’s Restaurant, LLC 1654 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 405-1423 Restaurant

Surfer’s Rehab 118 Harbor View Ct Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 201-7656 Restaurant

Restaurant Cote’ 2219 Carey St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 288-5440 Restaurant

Terry Lynn’s Cafe & Creative Catering 1960 First St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-3500 Restaurant/Caterer

Rotolo’s Pizzeria 1541 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 362-8044 Restaurant/Bar/Entertainment Royal NOLA Wings 150 Northshore Blvd, Ste 5012 Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 645-9121 Restaurant

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Wine Market, The 2051 E Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 781-1177 Bars & Lounges/ Restaurant

Speckled T’s 69455 Hwy 59 Abita Springs, LA 70420 (985) 646-1728 Restaurant/Bar/Entertainment

PoBoy Factory 632 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-4784 Restaurant

Rotolo’s Pizzeria 64167 Hwy 41, Ste D Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 250-9560 Restaurant/Bar/Entertainment

Which Wich Fremaux Town Center 664 Town Center Pkwy Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 690-9990 Restaurant

Wine Seller & Habanos of Slidell, The 1567 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 645-9463 Specialty Retail & Restaurant Zea Rotisserie and Grill 173 Northshore Blvd Unit 1 Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 273-0500 Restaurant

Shopping & Specialty Retail Aaron’s Sales and Lease Ownership 185 Gause Blvd West Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 781-0214 Furniture American Furniture of Slidell 1590 Gause Blvd W Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 781-4915 Furniture

Texas Roadhouse 854 East I-10 Service Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 649-7462 Restaurant/Caterer/Reception Trinity Banquets & Receptions 1000 Caruso Blvd Ste 201 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 726-0178 Reception/Seminar Facilities/Events Touch of Italy 134 Pennsylvania Ave. Slidell, LA 70458 985-326-8987 Restaurant & Catering

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At Home 150 Northshore Blvd Space 1000 Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 445-0740 Home Furnishings Attaway’s Award Center 3499 Pontchartrain Dr Ste 1 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 781-5151 Awards & Trophies bAd NOLA 1808 Front St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 768-9331 Jewelers



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Business Connection Barras Costume & Character Rental 1006 Charlie Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (504) 426-2614 Specialty Retail

EmbroidMe 58465 Tyler Drive S t#11 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 649-5055 Promotional Products

Infini-Tee’s Screen Printing and Embroidery 815 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 288-5005 Screen Printers

Batteries Plus Bulbs 1503 Gause Blvd Ste 1 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 214-9095 Retail

ExpoSigns 677 E. I-10 Service Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-5889 Signs

Ladies & Gent’s Formal Wear LLC 708 E I-10 Service Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 643-9449 Consulting Services

Camellia City Farmers Market P.O. Box 2424 Slidell, LA 70459 (985) 640-7112 Local products

First Street Galleria 1928 First St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 265-4551 Retail

Levy’s Appliance & Furniture Inc. 2024 Front St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-5960 Furniture

Caribbean Island Mini Mart, LLC 719 Old Spanish Trail Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 326-8864 Retail

Flip Flop World 1927 Corporate Square Dr Ste B Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 707-1262 Retail

Champagne Jewelers 1344 Corporate Sq Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-2599 Jewelers

Fremaux Town Center 1000 Fremaux Ave Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 898-2022 Retail

Crazy Beads 54367 E. Howze Beach Rd Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 847-2805 Specialty Retail

GNC #3873 156 Town Center Pkwy Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-9810 Health Products

Diana Plauche - New Orleans Then and Now 1346 Corporate Square Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 288-5270 Gift Shops Dunaway Bros. 39510 Hwy 190E Ste A Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-5173 Specialty Retail

Mascaro Bros Party Rentals 109 Taos St. Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 781-7482 Specialty Retail Rental

Office Depot #418 1583 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 781-2505 Office Supplies Once Upon a Child 1597 Gause Blvd Ste C&D Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 445-1404 Retail Poetic Situations, LLC 548 Hwy 90 Apt 405 Waveland, MS 39576 (903) 225- 9144 Specialty Retail

Meme’s Beads & Things, LLC 106 A5 Hwy 190W Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-5700 Specialty Retail

Rooms To Go 63295 Old Military Rd Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 863-1940 Furniture

Muah’s World Boutique 1414 Gause Blvd Ste 14 Slidell, LA 70460 (504) 723-5524 Retail

Rouses Market 1644 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-2620 Retail & Grocery

Gold N Guns 1428 Gause Blvd Ste 104 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 326-4653 Specialty Retail

North Shore Square Mall 150 North Shore Blvd Ste 2020 Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 646-0661 Retail

Goodyear 95 Town Center Parkway Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-7957 Tire Stores

Northshore Trailer & Equipment 39362 I-59 Service Rd Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 863-3888 Rental Service Stores

Rouses Market 110 U.S. 190 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 781-1392 Retail & Grocery Salles Jewelers 1324 Corporate Sq Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-5511 Jewelers


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Northshore-Southshore Clocks,Watches and Knives 805 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 778-9592 Retail

769 Robert Blvd. Slidell, LA 70458 P.O. Box 2088 Slidell, LA 70459

Phone (985) 645-3592 Fax (985) 645-3594

Sam’s Club 181 Northshore Blvd Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 641-1806 Retail & Grocery

Three Divas & a Sugardaddy 2306 Front St Ste 5 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 288-5550 Specialty Retail

Cross Gates Family Fitness - Gause 1311 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-6500 Health Clubs

New Orleans Pelicans 5800 Airline Dr Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 593-4962 Sports Organizations

Shop Slidell USA 201 Crowes Landing Rd Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 788-9772 Map Publisher

Trainer’s Choice Vitamins, Supplements & Nutritional Products 1321 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-6696 Retail Health

Cross Gates Family Fitness Pontchartrain 4038 Pontchartrain Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 645-0097 Health Clubs

New Orleans Saints 5800 Airline Dr Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 731-1700 Sports Organizations

VanGuard Salon Systems 56721 Dwyer St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 781-1443 Salon Distribution

Cross Gates Family Fitness Youth Activity Center 200 N. Military Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 643-2049 Health Clubs

Sideshow Props! 400 Garrett Rd Bldg 3 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 373-1949 Specialty Retail Signs Now #272 1575 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 781-6800 Signs Smarter Outdoor Solutions 890 E. I-10 Service Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 503-7645 Retail Smoothie King 533 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-1015 Retail Sportsmen’s Warehouse 300 Kensington Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-7800 Retail Stacey’s Sweet Tees 1111 Rue Limoges Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 259-2120 Embroidery SunnieSide Designs P.O. Box 969 Pearl River, LA 70452 (504) 799-9938 Gift Shops Sylvia’s Designs & Estate Jewelry 2137 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 646-0014 Jewelers

Walgreens - Front Street 1260 Front St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-5557 Pharmacies Walgreens - Military Road 100 Military Rd Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 645-0488 Pharmacies Walgreens - Rue Rochelle 1504 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-5808 Pharmacies Wal-Mart Supercenter #2665 167 Northshore Blvd Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 690-0123 Retail Wal-Mart Supercenter #553 39142 Natchez Dr Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 639-0312 Department Stores Who Dat Shoppe?, The 311 Robert St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 641-1105 Retail

Sports & Recreation

The Bait Shop 1604 Front St Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-1573 Retail

Adrenaline RC Raceway, Inc. 3755 Pontchartrain Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 214-9501 Recreation

Thirty-One Gifts 202 Robin Ct Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 502-0349 Retail

Anointed Hands Boxing LLC 3805 Pontchartrain Dr Ste 16 Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 646-0058 Recreation

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F.I.T.S. Indoor Shooting Range 3191 Terrace Ave Ste A Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 639-3487 Shooting Range & Retail

Oak Harbor Golf Club 201 Oak Harbor Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-0110 Golf Course Parisi Speed School 200 North Military Rd Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 685-1466 Health Clubs

Instant Replay Sports 1171 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 781-5777 Retail

Pearl River Youth Football Association- Family Fest 39110 Craddock Pearl River, LA 70452 (985) 863-9495 Sports Organizations

Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation 2020 St. Charles Ave New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 525-5678 Sports Organizations

SBBA-Slidell Bantam Baseball Assoc 3160 Terrace Ave Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-9805 Recreation

LA Fitness 390 Town Center Pkwy Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 718-3095 Health Clubs

Sculpt Fitness, LLC 2306 Front St Ste 13 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 201-7412 Health Clubs

Lean Training Studio 101 Production Dr Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 445-9608 Health Clubs

Silver Slipper Golf 5000 South Beach Blvd Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 (228) 469-2777 Ext 2727 Golf Course

Mitchell Bros 61389 Hwy 11 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 914-5856 Amusement Rides

Smith’s Sporting Goods 1435 W. Lindberg Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 646-2266 Sports Organizations

Money Hill Plantation LLC 100 Country Club Dr Abita Springs, LA 70420 (985) 892-3300 Golf Course

SYBA-Slidell Youth Basketball Assoc 568 Rama St Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 781-6953 Sports Organizations

New Orleans Baby Cakes 6000 Airline Dr Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 734-5155 Sports Organizations

SYFA - Slidell Youth Football Assoc 3104 Terrace Ave Slidell, LA 70458 (850) 257-6686 Recreation

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Exquisite Diamond Transportation 1 Mission Hill Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (504) 430-9325 Taxi / Limo Service Innovative Turbine Aircraft Solutions, LLC 62512 Airport Rd bldg 14 Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 288-5701 Airport/Airline

West Slidell Station (985) 649-1864 Pearl River Station (985) 863-3115 Lacombe Station (985) 882-6345 STATE OF LOUISIANA Governor John Bel Edwards (225) 342-7015

Parish Cab 1189 Fremaux Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 641-9479 Taxi / Limo Service

Louisiana One Call (800) 584-4274 LA Dept. of Economic Development (225) 342-3000

Slidell Municipal Airport 62512 Airport Rd Ste 12 Slidell, LA 70460 (985) 641-7590 Airport/Airline

LA Dept. of Transportation & Development (225) 379-1232

Travel Centers of America 1682 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 643-9974 Trucking

Louisiana Dept. of Motor Vehicles (225) 925-6146 Louisiana Dept. of Social Services (888) 524-3578

Community Info FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES Social Security Administration (800) 772-1213 Dept. of Veteran's Affairs (985) 645-3500

Main Station (985) 641-1414

Louisiana Works/ Workforce Commission, Unemployment (985) 646-6410 St. Tammany Parish (985) 898-2700

2017-2018 Buyer’s Guide City of Slidell (985) 646-4332 Town of Pearl River (985) 863-5800 LAW ENFORCEMENT - 911 Pearl River Police Department (985) 863-5711 Slidell Police Department (985) 643-3131 State Police Troop L (985) 893-6250 St. Tammany Fire Protection Dist. 1 Slidell (985) 649-3665 St. Tammany Fire Protection Dist. 3 Lacombe (985) 882-5977 St. Tammany Fire Protection Dist. 7 Pearl River (985) 863-5111 St. Tammany Fire Protection Dist. 11 Pearl River (985) 863-3132 UTILITIES Atmos Energy (888) 286-6700 AT&T (800) 331-0500 Charter Communications (888) 438- 2427 City of Slidell Water Dept. (985) 646-4309 CLECO Power (800) 622-6537

Tammany Utilities (985) 643-1376 Progressive Waste Solutions (985) 781-3171 Washington St. Tammany Electric (985) 643-6612 EDUCATION St. Tammany Parish School Board (985) 892-2276 Southeastern Louisiana University (985) 549-2000 Northshore Technical Community College (985) 545-1500 AIRPORTS Slidell Municipal Airport (985) 641-7590 St. Tammany Airport (985) 898-2700 Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (504) 303-7500 Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (228) 863-5951 TRANSPORTATION Greyhound Bus Line (800) 231-2222 Amtrak (800) 872-7245

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2016 Chamber of the Year 2016 LACCE LEADERSHIP AWARD LARGE CHAMBER OF THE YEAR The East St. Tammany Chamber was honored to receive the 2016 LACCE Large Chamber of the Year LEADERSHIP AWARD. The annual award was presented at the conference in Jefferson, Louisiana in September of 2016. Evaluation included organizational, community and professional development. Recognized for its highly successful programs that make the East St. Tammany Chamber strong, review of the strategic plan, building renovation and marketplace value to the community were acknowledged. The strong membership and retention of the chamber is in the top 10 for a community of its size. Committees like the Ambassadors, Chamber ONE groups, Public Policy and Small Business Support Council bring relevance and action to the region. The community development of the chamber focused on the production of the annual directory, communications to the business community through email, social media, and regular updates. Partnerships with the St. Tammany Parish School Board, Economic Development, Tourism, Northshore Harbor Center, Gulf Coast Region, Main Street, Southeastern and Northshore Technical Community College, Emerging Young Professionals and, most recently, the Camellia City Farmer’s Market, were all recognized as assets which made the community strong and helped make the chamber stand out among other chambers. Professional development focused on the staff and makeup of the Board of Directors. The chamber has had great opportunities to work with an awesome staff and volunteers in the community. Everyone brings positive energy to the chamber and supports the local business community. The chamber considers this award a WIN-WIN for everyone - the cities, parish and region it represents. When the chamber wins, everyone wins!

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Slidell Magazine & Chamber Business Connection - 82nd Edition  
Slidell Magazine & Chamber Business Connection - 82nd Edition