Monthly Member Spotlight

January 2017
Acadia Parish Sheriff: K.P. Gibson

After 25 years of law enforcement service, Sheriff Gibson was ready to serve the people of his parish in a larger way. His career began back in 1991, when K.P. Gibson began working for the Lafayette Police Department.   During that time, Gibson served as a field training officer in the FTO program as well as an investigator in the Criminal Investigations Division. He also spent his time at the LPD as a hostage investigator within the department’s SWAT team. In 2002, Gibson was elected as the City of Crowley Chief of Police.  During his terms he succeeded in stride, making improvements throughout the department. Some of these improvements entailed multiple technology advancements and the implementation of a fleet management program, as well as the creation of the city’s the first narcotics unit. “During my administration in Crowley, we made many improvements which I feel that the citizens wanted” says Gibson, and he did just that over the last 13 years. He was able to clench a 60% pay increase for his department in Crowley—giving his officers a steady income to support their families.  As he saw his term coming to an end, he reached for a higher goal and achieved it. As newly elected Sheriff of Acadia Parish, Gibson has the same plans of improvement and advancement as he did in Crowley. “I enjoy taking a department and making improvements to support the employees which will provide a better service to the public”. Gibson’s focus on the war on narcotics was and still is a main focus for his new parish wide department. Accountability and a proactive approach to law enforcement is his number one go for his Sheriff’s Department. “Please know that this is your Sheriff’s Office. Your input is important to the success of our department” Gibson insures. The Crowley Chamber would like to recognize Sheriff Gibson for his commitment of making not only Crowley safer, but Acadia Parish!

February 2017
Tokyo Japan

As the worldview of cultural foods begins to expand, Crowley is there ready to enlarge our restaurant base. Coming up on a year, Tokyo Japan’s doors have been open to serve all of the sushi and hibachi goers out there.  Being a Cajun culture with a strong love for seafood, and deep roots in the agricultural industry, this restaurant was a sure fit for our crawfish and rice lovin’ natives! Open seven days a week, Tokyo Japan offers a wide array of authentic Japanese food such as sashimi, hibachi chicken fried rice and a fresh sushi bar! From the moment you walk in, to the second you step food out the door, you are treated with excellent customer service, giving you the best experience possible! Tokyo Japan has both lunch and dinner specials as well as a full sushi bar to end your cravings at all times of the day! With a second location in Abbeville, they are always ready to greet you with a smile! The Crowley Chamber is happy to recognize Tokyo Japan for carrying on their cultural food to Cajun Country and for their second to none customer service. Stop by their Parkerson location and take a seat at the sushi bar!

March 2017
AFC Towing & Recovery, LLC

AFC Towing & Recovery was established by Joey and Gwen Foreman back in March of 2005. Since then, you can find Joey and his hard working men all over town and the surrounding areas wherever help may be needed! With six trucks available, AFC offers light, medium and heavy duty towing as well as winch outs, tire changes, jump starts and fuel deliveries. Their units can haul storage containers, portable buildings, small tractors, forklifts, campers and even box trucks. AFC is a provider for many distinguished motor clubs such as AAA, Allstate, Agero and Nation Safe Drivers. They can be found on the towing rotation lists for state, parish and local authorities. AFC Towing proudly services all of south Louisiana. Not only are they dedicated to their own business, but many other businesses through the Crowley Chamber! AFC has proudly participated in our Annual Gumbo Cook-Off the past two years, placing first both years. Gwen and Joey have attended numerous Chamber events, donating door prizes for Farmers’ Appreciation Dinner. Gwen graduated from Leadership EXCEL in 2015 and currently serving on the Advisory Board. Outside of the Chamber, Gwen represents AFC in the local Rotary Club and is a member of the Crowley Professional Women’s Club. AFC has sponsored the Bergeron Rodeo, the Rayne Volunteer Fire Department Fais-Do-Do, Acadiana Antique Tractor & Engine Club, as well as sponsoring contestants for the annual Miss Crowley Pageant. The Crowley Chamber is very proud to recognize AFC for their growing business and involvement with our community!


 

Others honored by the Chamber through the Member Spotlight include:

February 2017 – Tokyo Japan
January 2017 – Sheriff K.P. Gibson
December 2016 – Bordelon’s Home Furnishings
November 2016 – Zeus’ Cafe
October 2016 – Ruddock’s Bakery
September 2016- Acadia Parish Farm Bureau
August 2016- T-Shirts Etc.
June 2016- Bayou Bend Golf Course
May 2016- Crawfish Nest & Market
April 2016- Student Transportation Specialists (STS)
March 2016- Acadiana Speech Therapy
February 2016- Crowley Post-Signal
January 2016- Acadia Parish Assessor
December 2015- Cramer Equipment
November 2015- Boutique Forty-Six
October 2015- Crowley Art Association
September 2015- REACH4 Communications
August 2015 – Quality Equipment
June 2015 – Rice Belt Distributors
May 2015 – Broussard Poche, LLP
April 2015- Bier’s Pharmacy
March 2015- Carmichael’s Cashway Pharmacy
February 2015- Redemptorist Catholic School
January 2015- Crowley Rotary Club
December 2014 – Acadia General Hospital
November 2014 – Southwind Healthcare & Rehab
October 2014 – 1st Investment Services
September 2014 – G & H Seed Co.
August 2014 – Metlife Insurance & Financial Services
June 2014 – H & H Electrical Services
May 2014 – LEEVAC Shipyards
April 2014 – The Medicine Shoppe
March 2014 – John N John Truckline
February 2014 – Jaguar Energy Services
January 2014 – Allstate Insurance
December 2013-Compass Health
November 2013 – Gail’s Gifts
October 2013- Lowe’s Home Improvement
September 2013- Fine Lines Cosmetic Laser Center
August 2013- St. Martin Bank
July- Chamber Board of Directors
June 2013 – Cajun Tie Downs
May 2013 – Brammer Machine Shop
April 2013 – Crowley Veterinary Hospital
March 2013 – Raxxar Technologies
February 2013- The Southwest Group
January 2013- Notre Dame High School
December 2012- E.L. Habetz Builders
November 2012- Cardiovascular Institute of the South
October 2012- Home Bank of Crowley
September 2012- Barousse & Bier Speech & Language Learning Ctr
August 2012- Schilling Distributors
July 2012- Crowley Chamber Board of Directors
June 2012- CenterPoint Energy
May 2012- SABS-Southwest Ambulatory Behavioral Services
April 2012- Huval’s Boot & Shoe Repair
March 2012- Francis Drilling Fluids
February 2012- First National Bank
January 2012- Ruddock’s Bakery
December 2011- Rice Palace
November 2011- Gibson PC
October 2011- Oncologics
August 2011- Falcon Rice Mill
July 2011-CCC Board of Directors
June 2011- Evangeline Bank & Trust Co.
May 2011-Crowley Rice Cottage
April 2011- Joppe Courtyard Cafe
March 2011- Sterling Wellness Solutions
February 2011- Ray’s Gifts & Interiors
January 2011- CLECO Corporation
December 2010- Adams Apple Gifts & Embroidery
November 2010- Fezzo’s Seafood, Steakhouse, & Oyster Bar
October 2010- Shop Rite
September 2010- International Rice Festival Association
August 2010- Dugas, Soileau, and Breaux Certified Public Accountants
July 2010- Crowley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
June 2010 – Crowley Town Club
May 2010 – Spa Maison
April 2010 – Frosto
March 2010 – Louisiana Rice Mill
February 2010 – Crowley Flower Shop
January 2010- Gator Custom Graphix
December 2009- The Grand Opera House of the South
November 2009- Gremillion’s Drug Store
October 2009- Crowley Art Association
September 2009- LSU Eunice
August 2009- Bank of Commerce and Trust
July 2009- Chamber Board of Directors
June 2009- Don Shetler & Shetler-Corley Motors
May 2009- Salvador’s Jewelers & Gifts
April 2009- Crowley Cinema IV
March 2009- Bayou Bend Golf & Health Club
February 2009-Aurora Flowers & Gifts
January 2009-American Legion Hospital
December 2008-Louisiana Church Interiors
November 2008-La Grange Food Mart
October 2008-Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home
September 2008-Southwind Senior Community
August 2008-T-Shirts Etc.
July 2008-CCC Board of Directors
June 2008- Acadiana Smiles
May 2008- Paul’s Glass Service
April 2008- Louisiana Techincal College-Acadian Campus
March 2008- G&H Seed Company
Febuary 2008-Landry, Landry & Landry
January 2008-KAJN Family Vision
December 2007-Stine
November 2007-Landry Feed Store
October 2007-JOHNPAC
September 2007-Crowley Post Signal
August 2007-Office Centre/Teacher’s Pet
July 2007-CCC Board of Directors