Leadership Ascension is an annual program sponsored by The Ascension Chamber of Commerce to assist in preparing emerging community leaders for leadership positions in local government, business and community affairs.
Rubicon’s Employee Relations Manager, Lynell Zirkle, was a part of Leadership Ascension’s 22nd class and a part of the “Rockin’ Through the Ages” team. This team was one of four teams that took home the victory for best community project!
The “Rockin’ Through the Ages” team provided an outdoor gazebo at the Ascension’s Council on Aging’s facility. The well designed area is a place where seniors can gather and relax. The gazebo area includes rocking chairs, fans and beautiful landscaping.
Congratulations to Lynell and the 22nd class of Leadership Ascension.
(From left to right) Front Row: Bethany Duplessis, Ascension President Kenny Matassa, Sherrie Despino, Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux, Lynell Zirkle, Darlene Schexnayder, Joshua Ory, Alysha Guillot. Back Row: Sandy Zaher, Shawn Winchester, Traci Furlow, Ryan Falgoust.
For several years, Rubicon has provided food for lunches during the Caring Parents of Geismar's summer camp program, and this year was no exception.
On June 13, Rubicon employees met Doris Green, founder of Caring Parents, and the children participating in the program.
Caring Parents is a nonprofit organization that hosts a summer camp to reinforce common core Math and English skills through a reading challenge. The children in the program earn prizes for the most books read and correct Math problems completed.
On April 20th, the Geismar site received a special visit from our U.S. Congressman Garrett Graves to see our facility and learn more about the impact we have here in Louisiana and across our global businesses. The purpose of Congressman Graves' visit was a follow up to LCA meetings held earlier this year In Washington D.C. with General Manager, Mark Dearman, and our Huntsman Governmental Affairs team. While in Washington, Mark met with Congressman Graves and several other members of the LA Congressional delegation to discuss current issues and concerns for the Louisiana Chemical Industry.
Congressman Graves received a tour of the site and visited the MDI-3 control room, where he was able to visit with the operating team and see our technology at work. The visit was concluded with a town hall meeting with many of our associates, whereby Congressman Graves shared his unique perspective on current events and answered questions on a broad range of topics including healthcare reform, foreign policy, defense, taxes, and the environment. Congressman Graves thoroughly enjoyed his visit and we hope to have him back again soon.