Monday, February 18, 2013

Business seminar

The Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Seminar on Public Relations and Facebook at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28 at the Ward Eight Recreation Center located at 803 Hubertville Road in Jeanerette.
This hour long seminar is sponsored by the First National Bank of Jeanerette. The first topic will focus on public relations opportunities your business may be missing.
Gail Garcia, an award winning public relations and program coordinator, will discuss the numerous opportunities to acquire free press for your business with little or no budget allowance. Attendees will receive tips with practical solutions they can put to use right away to keep their business name on the mind of customers.
To build your business presence in the digital world, Phaedra Stockstill, the CEO/Founder of South Louisiana eConsulting, will discuss how to ‘do’ Facebook for your business.
Stockstill, a nationally recognized keynote speaker, has over 15 years experience in online marketing, social media marketing and eCommerce. She is a certified inbound marketing professional and educator and has a long track record of proven ROI in social media for her clients. With close to 77,000 Facebook accounts of individuals located between Baldwin and New Iberia, businesses have the opportunity to build their customer base. Stockstill will show businesses how to market their brand and attract customers using a Facebook page, whether they are Main Street or global, to get that cash register ringing.Tickets for the business seminar are $10 each and can be acquired by contacting the Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce office at 337-276-4293; visiting their Facebook page or their website at You may also contact the Chamber by e-mail: or stop by their office at 1407 Main Street, Jeanerette

Civil War Talk

The Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum will present a history talk on the local Civil War battles at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 at the museum. Blood on the Teche, 1862-1863, will be the topic of the talk led by local historian, Roger Busbice.

Busbice is a retired principal, supervisor, and personnel director for St. Mary Parish School Board. He later served as Chief Historian for Louisiana's Old State Capitol and was a longtime adjunct instructor of history for Nicholls State University and for the LSU Lagniappe Program. He has written numerous articles on history and education.

For more information on this program, contact the Jeanerette Museum at 337-276-4408, visit their website at; or email