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Contact: Rene Abadie
Date: 4/28/05
       HAMMOND -- Southern Nights, the regionally-sponsored reception for state legislators, will be held at the Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge Wednesday, May 11, from 6 – 8 p.m.
       The event, now in its third year, is intended to provide area business leaders with an opportunity to visit one-on-one with legislators and other elected officials from across the state.
       Southern Nights is hosted by the Livingston, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes Chambers of Commerce and the Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association. Sponsors include FARA, Hornbeck Offshore, Blue Williams LLC and Krebs LaSalle LeMieux Consultants.
       “This event provides an ideal opportunity for community and business leaders to actively interface with our state legislators on a wide range of issues such as economic development, workforce education and training, health care and other concerns,” said Southeastern Alumni Association Director Kathy Pittman.
       Chamber members are encouraged to attend the free event. Tickets are mandatory for admittance and are available from the Southeastern Alumni Association or individual Chamber of Commerce offices. A bus shuttle between Hammond and Baton Rouge will be available to a limited number of those  who RSVP in advance for the service.
       Contact the individual chamber offices or the Southeastern Alumni Association at 985-549-2150 for additional information.