Memorial Service for Betty Drury by tyl42823


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Memorial Service for Betty Drury

Betty Drury, a former long time Chamber employee and an integral force in our Chamber, as well
as a beloved member of the Covington community, passed away on April 23. A memorial service
will be held this Saturday, July 19 at Saint Joseph’s Abbey. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. and
will be followed by a Memorial Mass at 2 p.m. The Drury family is inviting Chamber business
associates and friends who had the privilege and joy to work with Betty to come and honor her

Betty will be remembered by all who knew her for her warm graciousness, her creativity and her
boundless energy in fostering the goals of our Chamber from the late 1970s to the early 2000s.

Next week’s learning and networking events include:

Mega Marketplace: Don’t miss your chance to participate on Tuesday, July 22, from 8-10
a.m. at Courtyard by Marriott. This popular event combines a one-on-one opportunity to network
with 49 fellow attendees. Register now at the link below.

Business After Hours: Will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23 at Resource
Bank, 1695 W. Causeway Approach in Mandeville.

Lunch and Learn: This Small Business Advisory Council event will take place on Thursday, July
24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Southeastern Louisiana University's Koop Drive facility, Room
325. Sandy Hughes, a Human Resources professional and owner of Hughes-Consulting, will be
speaking on “Managing Employee Performance.” Thanks to the sponsorship of Metairie Bank,
there is no cost to participate. Pre-registration is required, see the link below.

B2B Networking: Business to Business Networking is Friday, July 25 from 8 to 9 a.m. at the
Chamber office. This informal bimonthly networking opportunity is an exclusive member benefit
which allows business owners and representatives to promote and market their businesses in a
small group setting. There is no cost to participate. Seating is limited, see the link below to

Register for all Chamber events at:

PLEASE NOTE: When you register online for Chamber events, you WILL receive an email
confirmation. If you do not, please contact the Chamber office at 892.3216 to verify
your reservation.

Think Chamber First

Each week our Think Chamber First campaign will work to expand awareness of
the many ways each member can ultimately help our entire business community. As consumers
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and businesses nationwide tighten their spending belts, we all feel the crunch and can benefit
from a focus to support one another.

This week, we encourage you to consider venturing into an area of Mandeville many of us have
been consciously avoiding because of the hassles of road construction along that section of Hwy.
190/Florida Street. Progress is upon us but it is not complete yet! Chamber member small
businesses in that area are having a difficult time—we have listed them below. They would be
most appreciative of any support or encouragement, especially purchase of their products or
services or referrals you could send their way.

Acadian Millwork & Supply
AnJ Sports
AVIVA Massage & Bodywork Spa
Broken Egg Cafe
Bounce House
Choice Title
DeBoscq Jewelry
FleurDeLis Value Plus
Floor to Ceiling
Fontainebleau Auto Sales
Gourmet Butcher Block Northshore
Gulf Coast After Hours Urgent Care
It's Your Vacation!
Kickstand Cafe & Bike Rental
Logeaux Shop
Lucy's Retired Surfer's Bar & Restaurant
Nuvolari's Restaurant
Right at Home
Saia's Super Meat Market
Samaritan Center
Snap Fitness
Superior Tire of S.E. LA
Varsity Sports
Vianne's Tea Salon & Cafe

Ribbon Cutting this week:

   Thursday, July 17 – First Castle FCU, 11 a.m., 100 Cherokee Rose Lane in Covington

Spotlighting Our Small Business Members
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Ron Lee Homes/Hearthstone Homes
Ron Lee Homes and Hearthstone Homes by Ron Lee have been building homes in St. Tammany
for the past 17 years. Ron Lee Homes holds the highest level of integrity and honesty in the
industry. Let them help you build your custom, quality dream home!



Benedict’s Plantation will host an Art & Craft Fair on Saturday, July 19 from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. Shop early for your holiday gifts in an 1880s plantation home and elegant ballroom. Order
your lunch from our special event menu. Please bring a non-perishable item or make a donation
to the Covington Food Bank. For more information contact Debra at 985.626.4557 or email

The American Cancer Society is holding a Jamaica Me Crazy fundraiser on Saturday, July
19 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight at the Greater Covington Center Bogue Falaya Hall. Dress in
tropical wear and come enjoy music by After 8, food, cash bar and lots of auction items. Some of
the items include: two Air Tran airline tickets, a romantic weekend at a plantation in Natchez, a
condo rental in Orange Beach, hotel and dinner in New Orleans and many others. Tickets are $35
per person or $50 per couple in advance. Door tickets will be $40 per person. They can be
purchased at First Castle Credit Union on Hwy 21 or call Lynn Weber at 985.705.6301.

Tablecloth dining, candlelit dancing and a show at Andrew Jaeger’s on Saturday, July 19. Join
them for “The Yat Pack,” a New Orleans based band that strives to bring back the “swing” era
with an added Vegas flare. From the Big Band classic sounds of Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darrin
to more present day artists like Michael Buble, Billy Joel and Harry Connick Jr, “The Yat Pack”
ensures diversity, style and class. The Dinner Show begins at 8:30 p.m., the Late Show at
10:30 p.m. Reservations recommended, call 985.624.2300.

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