Pulitzer winner Steven Coll addresses largest-ever ABiz Top 50 crowd
Frank’s Casing Crew and Paul Michael Co. join supporting sponsors

SteveColl Deadline for tickets for the fourth annual ABiz Top 50 Luncheon is Thursday, Aug. 16, but sales already top all previous years and continue to climb. The annual luncheon honors Acadiana’s 50 largest privately held companies, ranked by gross revenues in 2011, along with the eight publicly traded corporations domiciled in our region. The Top 50 list and analysis were published in ABiz on July 25 (available online at www.acadianabusiness.com).

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steve Coll will be keynote speaker before the record crowd. His current book Private Empire: Exxon Mobil and American Power is earning accolades from critics across the globe, and copies will be available for sale and signing at the event, courtesy of Barnes & Noble.

Coll-book-jacket Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steve Coll will sign copies of his latest book at the ABiz Top 50 Luncheon Thursday at the Cajundome Convention Center.

The Law Firm of Allen & Gooch and Whitney Bank return as presenting sponsors for the luncheon. Two new supporting sponsors join LHC Group and The Acadiana Economic Development Council for Top 50, including Frank’s Casing Crew, which ranks first on the list, and Paul Michael Company, boasting a newly expanded store in River Ranch. Pinnacle Group Insurance and Financial Services returns as VIP Parking sponsor, and Vidox Motion Imagery will again produce the Top 50 video report. Table sponsors include Fire & Safety Specialists and Alford, Staples, Lapeyre & Robichaux.

The luncheon is Thursday, Aug. 23. Individual tickets are $50, and premium reserved tables for eight are $450. For information or tickets, contact Robin Hebert via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone: (337) 769-8603.

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