Business Briefs L’Observateur / July 22, 1998Stewart honored for years of service

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 22, 1998

Cynthia Stewart, department assistant, was recently honored by Superior Coffee for 25 years of service. She resides in LaPlace.Superior is the country’s leading producer of coffee for the foodservice industry.

Detillier attends meeting in Chicago

PARK RIDGE, Ill.- Sonny Detillier, SDA, of Lutcher, was among 5,000members of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) who attended the 1998 MDRT annual meeting in Chicago June 28 to July 2.

Attendees of this exclusive life insurance sales association meeting represented more than 40 nations, making MDRT the most comprehensive sales forum in the life insurance-based financial services business.

During the five-day meeting, more than 100 professional MDRT member and non-member speakers discussed subjects of concern to those in the life insurance and financial planning fields. Experts in such areas asestate planning, taxes, business and law shared their knowledge in a series of intense seminars and morning general sessions.

Roussel joins staff of Maryland firm

ROCKVILLE, MD – EPI Communications has ann-ounced that Jeffrey J.

Roussel has joined the firm as a graphic designer in the creative services department. Design Services, Inc. of Baton Rouge most recently employedRoussel in a similar role. Roussel, an award-winning designer, bringsseveral years of experience to EPI and holds a BFA. in graphic design fromLouisiana State University.

Roussel is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll P. Roussel of LaPlace. He is agraduate of St. Charles Catholic High School.Ethan Assal, president of EPI Communications, is pleased at Roussel’s choice of employer.” The addition of Roussel to our firm is yet anothersign of our commitment to associate with the finest talent the metropolitan area has to offer,” said Assal.

EPI Communications offers a wide array of communications services and features a high-tech approach to audio-visual and print design, video, animation and multimedia; photographic laboratory services; desktop publishing and presentations support; and electronic pre-press offerings.

EPI is also one of Washington, D.C. area’s largest providers of systemsintegration services focused on the computer graphics industry.

Gant joins staff of Latter & Blum

NEW ORLEANS – Kathie Gant recently joined the ” Number one Real Estate company in the Gulf South,” Latter & Blum.

Gant joins the company with eight years of real estate experience during which time she received numerous awards including Rookie of the Year, Most Promising Associate, Top Listing Agent, Top Producer, and the Multi- Million Dollar Producer Award.

Gant, who transferred from Baton Rouge to Des Allemands, believes Latter & Blum offers the public the best service to assist in their real estate needs in today’s market. She will be applying her experience andknowledge for people buying and selling newly constructed and existing homes in the River Parishes area.

First American Bank promotes employees

VACHERIE – First American Bank recently announced t promotions.

Lending officers promoted to vice president are Horace Danos, Juanita Duhe, Mary Ann LeBlanc, Rebecca Nicosia and Roland Perque.

Kathy Richardson of Central Credit Administration was promoted to vice president, and Ruthie Madere of the Luling office was promoted to branch manager.

First American Bank, with assets over $300 million, is a full service community bank with 17 offices throughout the parishes of St. James,Lafourche, St. Charles, Jefferson, St. John, Tangipahoa, Assumption and St.Tammany.

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