We love our home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. That's why BBQGuys and our employees are deeply involved in our local and regional community.
BBQGuys Teams Up with Friends of the Animals of Baton Rouge
The Showroom recently hosted Bark n' BBQ, a BBQ competition benefiting Friends of the Animals of Baton Rouge. The inaugural event raised funds and awareness for local animal adoptions while offering delicious BBQ to the public. Over $1500 in proceeds went towards Friends of the Animals of Baton Rouge!
BBQGuys Staff says, "I'm Somebody's Type"
When BBQGuys hosted a summertime blood drive on July 2nd at their Internet Headquarters location in Baton Rouge, 44 employees and friends came out to donate! The company's Community Outreach Committee partnered with LifeShare Blood Centers to help generate blood donations in advance of the long holiday weekend. According to committee members, this may just be the first in a series of blood drives.
BBQGuys Helps Local Businesses Get Social
The social media team from BBQGuys recently lent it's collective knowledge and experience to assist several members of the Capital Region Builders Association enhance their social media presence. In participation with the CRBA, and led by Alex Polito, Marketing Associate at Baton Rouge Title and the CRBA's Education Committe Vice-Chair, interested members were able to get hands-on experience with everything from creating a Facebook page for business to using successful strategies for posting commercial content.
The BBQGuys social team included David Blazier, Brandi Javorsky, Seth Landry, and Business Accounts specialist, Paul Cerise. For more information on upcoming social media workshops, visit www.capitalregionba.com
Local Children's Shelter Receives Donations From BBQGuys
In response to an urgent need by the Youth Oasis Children's Shelter, BBQGuys donated and installed a new refrigerator, electric range oven, and a Blaze outdoor gas grill at the facility on Tuesday, December 16th. Along with the donation of new appliances, several BBQGuys employees provided snacks and a variety of gifts for the young residents.
"It's heartbreaking to think that some of these children will spend the entire holiday season away from family and friends," says BBQGuys's CEO Corey Tisdale. "So we simply want to help restore a bit of the magic of season to a few kids who really deserve it."
The Youth Oasis organization is one of only two emergency Children's Shelters left in the state that houses children in the custody of the Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS). Their mission is to provide emergency shelter, food, clothing and other support to at-risk youth with the ultimate goal of reuniting the children with their families or find permanent placement.
Rafael de Castro, Executive Director for Youth Oasis, believes this type of corporate support is essential for the organization to continue its mission. "These days, state resources can be scarce, so we appreciate any and all support from local companies and other community organizations."
BBQGuys to sponsor the 2014 "Taste of Baton Rouge"
BBQGuys is honored to be a sponsor of the 2014 "Taste of Baton Rouge" on Thursday, November 13th at the Shaw Center for the Arts. The annual fundraising event benefits the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, whose mission is to raise awareness of the needs of the aging population in our local community.
Chef Tony Matassa, the corporate chef and spokesguru for BBQGuys, will be providing some of his world-famous BBQ delicacies for the patrons. A limited number of tickets are available at http://bit.ly/1uGJbKn. Find out more information about the EBRCOA, visit www.ebrcoa.org.
During the 2013 holiday season, the BBQGuys crew responded to the needs of children in our community by teaming up with the Marines and donating several bikes to the Toys for Toys drive.
BBQGuys often invites community business organizations, like the members of the CRBA, to join us for an evening of grilled delicacies, great conversations, and valuable networking.