Attendance:  45


August 21, 2012


Today we were pleased to have the following guests at our breakfast meeting Troy Patterson, guest of Marc Beerman, Todd Clower, Harbor Fleet & Towing, guest of Rudy Smith, Drew Ramsey, Hubig’s Pies, guest of Stanton Murray, Robert Weinmann, Veterans Ford, guest of Alexis Hocevar, and Beau Johnson, Crane Builders of New Orleans, guest of Rene Dupaquier. 



Our program today was given by Philip Rebowe, Keith Naccari and Michelle Primo, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI) on the BP Oil Spill claim’s process.   CRI was founded in 1997 and has grown to its present size in a short 15 years span with approximately 750 employees in 31 offices.  CRI’s attentiveness to personal relationships and service excellence delivered with hospitality and a smile differentiates us from other accounting firms. 

CRI has an exclusive BP Oil Spill Claims Department and has developed sophisticated software to reduce time and expedite claims.  BP is still responsible for damages under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.  The Court Supervised Settlement Program (CSSP) methodologies are not the most favorable approach; you can opt-out and file your claim directly with BP.  The CSSP has established very specific methods for calculating losses. These methodologies are firm, and do not allow for any deviations. While you may qualify to participate in the CSSP, the methods available may not provide full compensation for your economic losses.

Philip Rebowe and his staff will gladly help you determine if you are eligible for a claim.  For more information, please contact Philip Rebowe, Carr, Riggs & Ingram at (504) 585-4442 or



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

Troy Patterson                                                    Proposer:  Marc Beerman

Metairie, Louisiana                                            Classification:  Dentist, General


Todd Clower                                                        Proposer: Rudy Smith

Harbor Towing & Fleeting, Inc.                        Classification: Marine Towing & Fleeting

Metairie, LA  70002                          

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.



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                                       


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 & Liquor



Thank you,
Susan Busby