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SME-GBR September Meeting

  • When: Thursday, September 16th
  • Where: TJ Ribs 2324 Acadian NOT SULLIVANS
  • Time: 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
  • Speaker: Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser More about Lt Gov Billy Nungesser. Lt Gov Billy Nungessor
  • Topic: How is the state addressing tourism to promote economic development for businesses after covid.
    Description: First the Delta Variant, then Hurricane Ida....We have had ENOUGH! Let's get back to work! Lieutenant Governor Nungesser will join us to talk about how his office plans to get tourism kickin' again in South Louisiana - from sporting events to Mardi Gras to festivals and more...we are ready to see strong economic development again!
  • SME Members In-Person: Free
  • Guests In-Person: $50
  • SME Members by Zoom: Free
  • Guests by Zoom: $10
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SME-GBR Board of Directors

The President is Kelly Randow (Franklin Direct Mail) and the Immediate-Past President is Christi Wharton (Cardinal Tracking). The following Directors were named to the Board:

  • Monica Rogers (World's Finest Chocolate)
  • Josh Ellzey (Vivid Ink Graphics)
  • Anita H. Hebert (Manners of the Heart)
  • Melissa Silva (Renaissance Baton Rouge)
  • Stephen David (Regional Retail Manager, Hancock Whitney)
  • Laura Thomas (Antares Technology Solutions)
  • Chase Chabaud (TJ Ribs)
  • CJ Patton (Gerry Lane Cadillac)
  • Kendall Denney (Oak Parc Events)
  • John Grubb (LSU Cook Hotel)
  • Shannon Rasbury (GMFS)

Executive Director – Nancy Carter (Carter Event Management)

New SME Members

We are excited to welcome the following new members:

  • Katie Hebert
    The Advocate
  • Theresa Toussaint
    Embassy Suites
  • Cheryl Duhon
    L’Auberge Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel
  • Suzanne Blanchard
    Paul Davis Restoration of Baton Rouge

2021 Excellence in Sales & Marketing Awards Program and Banquet

Sales and Marketing Executives of Greater Baton Rouge (SME-GBR) is proud announce the 2021 Excellence in Sales & Marketing Awards Program and Banquet presented by Hancock Whitney. The Banquet will be a luncheon with cocktail reception on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at Boudreaux’s.

Nominations will open on November 1st and the deadline for nominations is Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 5:00pm. Anyone can nominate an individual for a 2021 Excellence in Sales & Marketing Award. Nominator and nominee are not required to be a member of SME-GBR. A link to submit nominations will be posted here on November 1st.

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