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McNeese State University

For MSU First Choice Campaign: ISC Constructors, LLC donats $30,000 to the First Choice Campaign at McNeese State University. Local industry partners and contractors are investing in McNeese and the future of Southwest Louisiana through this initiative to raise $1 million per year for the next three years. ISC Constructors will contribute $10,000 per year over the three-year period for the campaign and this commitment to the First Choice Campaign will provide the necessary resources to meet the needs of growing academic programs in support of the economic expansion in Southwest Louisiana. On hand for the presentation are, from left: Steve DeRouen, vice president of the Lake Charles Region of ISC Constructors, LLC; and McNeese President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel.


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Smoke & Barrel support UW: Smoke & Barrel donate $15,000 to the United Way of Southwest Louisiana’s 2018 campaign season after hosting an event celebrating: bourbon, barbecue and whiskey last November. More than 500 ticket holders, volunteers and music fans showed their support by attending the celebration. On hand for the donation are, from left: Nathaniel Allured and Adam Fontenot, co-founders, Smoke & Barrel; and Denise Durel, president and CEO, United Way of Southwest Louisiana.

For Grand Lake Little Leauge: Ryan Navarre of Billy Navarre Auto Group presented a check for $3,000 to Jwill Sims, president of Grand Lake Little League; and Neil Patel and Christine Roy of McDonald’s also presented a check in the amount of $3,000.

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