Attendance: 41
August 14, 2012


Philip Rebowe program for next week will be on the BP Oil Spill claim process.
The BP oil spill had a negative impact on every industry in the area.

Philip Rebowe has generously offered to review your potential claim at no charge. He requested that if interested, bring to the meeting your company’s monthly gross revenue for 2007, 2008, 2009 through December 2010.


Michael Mitchell, Fisher & Phillips and the President of the International Executives Association (IEA) gave a short presentation on the history of the IEA and what value he has received from participating in the conferences. You’ll learn first-hand the best and most reliable sources globally for your personal or professional needs, whether it be economic, legal, medical, or if you just want to know the best places to visit during your travels. Some members offer special EA pricing on hotels, car rentals, etc. from other IEA member firms. By attending EA meetings in other cities you could expand your network beyond your local borders.

The Executives Association of Reno will host the IEA Leadership Conference 2012 this year on October 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in Reno, Nevada. For more information on the conference you can visit their website at

Also, John Lagarde, Classic Cupboards gave an update on his business. Classic Cupboards is a locally owned and full service kitchen dealer featuring top quality cabinetry, appliances, countertops and flooring all with a strong emphasis on great design. They were founded in 1983 by Stewart Lagarde who has over 35 years of kitchen design experience. John reported that his business is primary residential, but has done some light commercial and has been steady. Overall his industry is down, but is showing signs of rebounding. The current business trend is clean simple design, but style is always a constantly changing.

One of things that he implemented recently was an on-line portfolio on his website. This has helped in acquiring new business, plus word of mouth from previous customers.

He invited all members to pop-in, make an appointment or just give him a call.



We currently have the following prospective member going through the membership process.

Troy Patterson Proposer: Marc Beerman
Metairie, Louisiana Classification: Dentist, General

Please take a few moments at the beginning or end of the meeting to meet with him and make him welcome.



The Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, August 28th, immediately following the breakfast meeting at the Rose Garden of Jefferson. All Board Members and Committee Chairman should attend. All members are welcome.



It was with regret that we were informed of the resignation of Vince Gremillion, RESTECH Information Services. The classification of “Computer Network Consultant” is now open.



August 21, 2012          Philip Rebowe, Carr, Riggs & Ingram
                                            Held at the Rose Garden of Jefferson

August 28, 2012          Louis Capo – Orleans Levee District
                                            Held at the Rose Garden of Jefferson

September 4, 2012     No Breakfast Meeting – Labor Day Holiday

September 11, 2012   Charles Rice, Director of Regulatory Affairs – Entergy New Orleans
                                             Held at the Rose Garden of Jefferson

October 2, 2012           No Breakfast Meeting



If you know of someone who is the owner, principal, or upper management (national companies only) of one or more of these Open Classifications, please give that name to the Membership Committee or invite them to a Tuesday morning breakfast. If you invite them to a breakfast meeting, please give the name and other information to either the President or Susan prior meeting.

Below please find a list of open classifications:

Advertising Specialists
Air Conditioning
Aircraft Sales & Service
Appliance Sales and Service
Audiologist & Hearing
Automobile Dealership
Coffee Shop/Service
Commercial Window Treatment
Country Club / Golf Course
Courier Service Dentist, General
Direct Mail Advertising Drug Store Dry Cleaners
Equipment – Rental
Flooring Furniture Store
Glass Company
Interior Designer
Internet Search Engine Optimization
Janitorial/Cleaning Service
Medical Facility
Computer Network Consultant
Painting, Residential / Light Commercial
PEO/Workman’s Compensation
Physical Therapy
Plastic Surgeon
Property Management
Real Estate – Commercial
Sign & Banner
Sporting Goods
Supermarket Retail
Wine & Liquors