A.G. Crowe, a successful businessman for many decades while serving as a school board member and state legislator, started one of his first businesses in Slidell (St. Tammany Office Products) by sponsoring a caricature poster map with his friend and artist, Ron Barthet. The project was so successful that dozens of new projects featuring businesses from various towns and cities have since been produced.
A.G. served 8 years in the House of Representatives and 8 years in the Louisiana Senate leading the charge for lower taxes, upholding family values, job opportunities and educational initiatives. He is a native of New Orleans and the north shore and earned his business degree from Southeastern Louisiana University.
He has been an active member of the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce for over 35 years and has served as a board member and President of the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation. His community service also includes serving in leadership positions of the Boy Scouts of America, the Boys and Girls Club, Kiwanis, Lions, and is a two-time Paul Harris Rotarian.
A.G. is married to Linda who is a retired kindergarten teacher at Bonne Ecole in Slidell. They have 2 children and 7 grandchildren and reside in Pearl River, Louisiana.
“Over the past thirty years, Ron has drawn and published more than 50 maps of small towns, primarily downtown business districts and other specialty works of art illustrating the importance of hometown businesses and the people who run them. Each map features a hometown’s greatest treasure, its locally-owned and operated businesses.
Ron has also produced specialty maps for the annual ChefSoiree charity event, antiques shopping, recreational areas, and real estate and chamber of commerce magazines.
Ron worked as a newspaper reporter, photographer and editor for more than 26 years, also doing free lance work for magazines and radio stations. He is a native of New Orleans and a resident of Covington for the past 48 years.”
Here’s a link to a webpage with several samples of my maps:
Chuck Morris, a Northshore native, has been involved in advertising and marketing for over 47 years. He has published Direct Mail Coupon Shopping Guides for over 30 of those years, is the Owner/Publisher of Incentives Magazine and has helped thousands of locally owned businesses grow and prosper.
Chuck loves our community and has served the West St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce as Ambassador Chairman in 1993 and was also awarded Member of the Year the same year. Chuck was elected as Treasurer of the Chamber in 1995 and was a Founding Board of Directors Member for the St. Tammany West Leadership program. Chuck also served as Chairman of the Board of the Chamber in 1996 and completed the St. Tammany West Leadership program in 1997.
Chuck is married to Sandy (Jenkins), also a Northshore Native. They have 4 daughters, 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren (a 3rd on the way) and they reside in Covington. They are both active members of First Baptist Church of Covington.