Ascension Parish community photo gallery for Jan. 14, 2016 _lowres

Photo provided by Rae Broussard -- Gathered for a photo during a Business Associates of Ascension meeting on Oct. 29 are, front from left, Catherine Carpenter, Alicia Braud, Victor Bourque Jr., Marie Conte and Edwin Hightower; and back, Rae Broussard, Joseph Dooley, Nicole Ducharme, Starla Strait, Victoria Stewart, Fred Kleibert, Stephen Robichaux, Amy Velez, Michael Tullier and Byron Bordelon. Stewart, Strait, Carpenter and Braud are members of St. Amant High School’s DECA chapter, sponsored by Broussard.

St. Amant High School DECA chapter members Victoria Stewart, Starla Strait, Catherine Carpenter and Alicia Braud, along with chapter sponsor Rae Broussard, attended a Business Associates of Ascension meeting at Brew-Bacher’s Grill in October.

The DECA chapter talked about DECA sponsorship and its benefits for the chapter and business partners.

BAA members gave brief explanations of their businesses and what they do, with many becoming DECA sponsors.

BAA is a referral group made up of a variety of corporations in Ascension Parish willing to help neighbors with their businesses.