SLEMCO was founded by a small group who banded together early in 1936 to electrify rural Acadiana. They included M.W. “Mike” Scanlan of Acadia Parish, who served as the president of its board of directors from its founding in 1937 until 1960. This June 11th, SLEMCO celebrates 81 years since receiving its charter from the State of Louisiana. SLEMCO delivers low-cost, reliable electric service to more than 108,000 commercial, industrial and residential electric consumers throughout South Louisiana. SLEMCO’s in-house and fully-licensed engineers can provide customized services to meet the needs of any type or size electric load – from residential to large-scale industrial facilities. In Acadia Parish, SLEMCO provides service to 14,129 residential and commercial electric consumers. Their customer base covers most of the Acadiana region with electric lines as far north as Avoyelles Parish all the way south to the Gulf of Mexico. SLEMCO strongly believes in supporting the business community through its investments and involvement in area Chambers of Commerce. At the Crowley Chamber, SLEMCO routinely sponsors all annual Chamber events such as the Annual Banquet, the Gumbo Cook-Off, the Golf Classic and the Farmer’s Appreciation Dinner. Since 1992, SLEMCO has paid $170,000 in college scholarships to Acadia Parish students for continued education. In Acadia Parish alone, SLEMCO employs 41 parish residents who contribute directly to the local economy. These 41 employees have a cumulative 578 years of service with SLEMCO! Their employees are known for their volunteerism in the community, such as coaching for local sports organizations and assisting at area schools. SLEMCO’s continuous efforts in Acadia Parish are outstanding, and we are honored to have them as a part of our organization and community.
May 2018: Frosto Drive Inn
Located in the heart of our historic district, Frosto has been an iconic piece of Crowley’s hospitality industry since its inception in 1956. Helen Lafosse began Frosto with the intent on serving a quality product, and today that commitment of quality is carried on by the third generation of family members. Frosto is widely known for their soft serve low-fat ice milk and old fashioned hamburgers served in a vibrant 50’s themed dining atmosphere. Not only are you entertained by Elvis playing throughout the diner, but also the walls and table tops are covered in albums and the decade’s memorabilia. Through the years, this family-owned restaurant has evolved with the trends of the time by renovating and adding a dining area. Frosto’s menu has greatly expanded, but quality is never sacrificed. Frosto continues to be a must-stop for tourists and residents alike. Brannon Trahan and Frosto are involved in our community in a number of facets. Frosto has contributed to many of our Chamber events and efforts, and we are proud to award them with the Member Spotlight for the month of May.
April 2018: Falcon Rice Mill
Rooted in the Rice Capitol of America, Falcon Rice Mill has been a thriving family-owned business for many decades. Since being founded in 1942 by Edward and Evelyn Falcon, the Falcon family has been milling quality rice products that are shared on dinner tables across the country. They are one of the oldest running rice mills in the US. Falcon Rice Mill is known for their Cajun Country medium, long, whole grain brown, popcorn and jasmine rice, but they also mill and package Toro, Falcon, Home Country, Laredo, and Jackpot rice. The mill has been passed down to the third generation and is now owned by siblings Robbie Trahan and Christine Fulton, along with their spouses, Jennifer Trahan and Dwayne Fulton. They are especially proud to say that their product is 100% Louisiana grown, milled, and packaged. The Falcon’s take pride knowing that they are supporting their local farming community by buying from the Louisiana farmer. In 2017, Falcon Rice Mill was added to the National Food & Beverage Foundation’s National Culinary Heritage Register. In addition, they are continuously involved in our community by donating to local organizations such as Eat Lafayette and NOLA Eat Local. We are honored to have the Falcon Rice Mill as an outstanding member and thank them for their continued support of our community.
11 North Parkerson Avenue, Suite B
P.O. Box 2125
Crowley LA 70527