LAPLACE – You’ll never see an Amazon logo on the jersey of a St. John the Baptist Parish baseball team. Those sponsorships are built on the small businesses that give back to the community that supports them, according to A.G. Crowe, former Louisiana State Senator and CEO of Shop Local USA.
Crowe was present during this week’s Shop Local, Shop St. John campaign kick-off hosted at PJ’S coffee in LaPlace. The level of collaboration between St. John officials and local business owners impressed Crowe, and he came to the kick-off with new technology to help strengthen the bond.
I’ve got to say this parish is probably more oriented to helping local business than any parish I’ve ever visited, and that’s quite a big accomplishment,” Crowe said.