Monthly Member Spotlight

April 2017
Rice City Gymnastics, LLC

Rice City Gymnastics was established in 1980 in a small church recreational center by Crowley native, Ruthie Welch Piron.  During its operation, Ruthie helped train eight all around state champions, had an all-star cheer squad and coached our local International Rice Festival Gymsations. Ruthie also had the honor of working under the famous Bela Karoli by teaching balance beam at his summer camp in Houston. The gym remained open for 20 years until its closing in 2000, so Ruthie could raise her two sons.  She re-opened in 2013 with her dream gym—a state-of-the art facility right off Highway 13. Since opening the new facility a little over 4 years ago, Ruthie has coached her gymnastic teams from 2014-2017 and they achieved consecutive state championship titles. In 2016, the Rice City All-Star cheer team took home a national runner up title.  Alongside Ruthie and her coaching staff are her two sons, Andrew and Alex, now 19 and 25. Recently, by popular demand, Rice City Gymnastics starting offering birthday parties for members and non-members of the gym. The birthday parties are offered for children ages 4- 12. Rice City Gymnastics will be moving to a new grander location located at 1517 West Mill Street in Crowley.  They would love to invite everyone to come out and visit the new facility during our grand opening which will be held on May 26th.  The grand opening will be held along with our end of the session program, Gymfest, on May 25th-27th. We are proud to recognize Rice City Gymnastics and Ruthie for the dedication to the youth of this community by getting them physically fit while also leaving them with skills to last for a lifetime.  We hope to see everyone out on May 26th for their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies!



Others honored by the Chamber through the Member Spotlight include:

April 2017 – Rice City Gymnastics, LLC
March 2017 – AFC Recovery & Towing, LLC
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