Chamber members attend Legislative Luncheon

Eli Aultman received a scholarship from the DeQuincy Chamber of Commerce for being the 2019 DeQuincy High School Student of the Year.

By Jeffra DeViney

Several DeQuincy Chamber of Commerce members travelled to Baton Rouge on Tuesday, May 14, to attend the annual Southwest Louisiana Luncheon at the Capitol Event. The event held by Chamber Southwest Louisiana was emceed by George Swift. The venue for the informative luncheon was the Louisiana Old State Capitol, Museum of Political History.

Making the trip were Jeffra DeViney, Rebecca Smith, Sherri Breaux, Nickie Wall, Sen. John Smith’s Aide; Chamber, Darlene Hooker, Vice President; and Lillian Karr, Chamber Manager.

Various speakers at the luncheon discussed legislation that is being brought before the House and the Senate, which is now in session. It was also mentioned that many of the law makers who normally attend the luncheon were in Hackberry welcoming President Donald Trump.

Louisiana has the fastest growing economy in the nation and also represents significant trading on the world stage, as was relevant with President Trump’s traveling to Cameron Parish. Cameron LNG celebrated a milestone of liquifying their first train of natural gas. What an honor for our state to receive national and world attention!

While at the Capitol, they encountered former DeQuincy residents, Senator Robert Adley and his wife, Claudia, the daughter of the late Mayor Buddy Henagan, and Paul Rainwater, who is now a lobbyist.

After enjoying free Blue Bell ice cream and a view from the top of the Capitol Tower, the ladies called it a day.