LBA 61ST ANNUAL CONVENTION
RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!
Dear LBA Supporter,
You are cordially invited to attend the 61st Annual Louisiana Beekeepers Association Convention on August 25 – 26, 2023, in Pineville, Louisiana. This year’s convention at the Country Inn & Suites will begin on Friday morning at 9 a.m. and conclude Saturday at 3 p.m. You are invited to set up any time after Noon on Thursday, August 24 (please do not come earlier!)
We are offering four levels of sponsorship which include vendor tables, inclusion on sponsor posters, and complimentary banquet tickets. Sponsorship levels are as follows:
- BRONZE - $250 – includes 1 table
- SILVER - $500 – includes 1 table, 1 banquet ticket
- GOLD - $1,000 – includes 2 tables, 2 banquet tickets
- PLATINUM - anything over $1,000 – includes 2 tables, 2 banquet tickets (an LBA Board Member will contact you for more details on your generous sponsorship and provide instructions on payment.
The cost for vendors attending the LBA Annual Convention is as follows:
- FREE table for NEW non-bee-related vendor
- $50 for 1 table (includes 2 chairs)
- $75 for 2 tables (includes 4 chairs)
- $100 for 3 tables (includes 4 chairs)
Please upload your business or organization logo in the online registration to be included on "Sponsor Posters" which will be placed around the Convention for participants to see. This year we will not have a printed program booklet with advertisements. If you wish to have your business card or flyer/advertisement included in participant bags, please mail to Stacy Blomquist, 141 Susan Drive, Pineville, LA, 71360, by August 7.
Please fill out the online registration form before August 7.
Our Convention banquet will be held Friday night at 6:30 p.m. and will include a live auction. The live auction proceeds go toward our LBA scholarship fund. To help us raise money for honey bee education, we are asking each vendor to please donate one item to be auctioned off during the banquet or if you choose, we also conduct a Silent Auction which concludes on Saturday afternoon. Donations to either or both of these auctions is deeply appreciated.
If you have any questions regarding becoming a vendor or how to register online, please do not hesitate to call either Nola Ducote 337-794-9988 or Stacy Blomquist 318-446-5054.
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The Louisiana Beekeepers Association will have their convention at the Country Inn & Suites, Pineville, LA.
Book your hotel room BEFORE AUGUST 11 using the LBA hotel rate code: Beekeepers. Use this code when calling the hotel at 318-641-8332. *NOTE: If you have an issue with the hotel, please email Stacy Blomquist.
Country Inn & Suites Website
$109.00* Double Room (2 people, 2 beds)
$129.00* Suite (1 bedroom, 1 to 2 people)
*All rates include breakfast buffet.
Situated off US highways 165 and 167, the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Pineville, LA offers guests easy access to Alexandria International Airport (AEX), just 20 minutes away, as well as the Pineville Convention Center adjacent to our hotel. When your meetings have finished, you can learn more about local history at destinations like Kent Plantation House and Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site, both less than 15 minutes away. If you’re traveling with the family, take the kids to see the animals at Alexandria Zoo or Gone Wild Safari. You can also visit loved ones at Camp Beauregard and Louisiana Christian University in less than 10 minutes.
After a full day in Pineville, unwind with a relaxing soak in our hot tub or a swim in our outdoor pool, open year-round. If workouts are part of your daily routine, you can stay on track at our on-site fitness center, and then reward yourself with an indulgent free, hot breakfast featuring our signature waffles. Need to print presentation notes before walking over to the Pineville Convention Center? Stop by our convenient business center.
Shop, golf, or find other fun things to do in Alexandria
Thanks to our location off US Highway 165, booking a room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites, Pineville, LA makes it easy to reach downtown Alexandria and popular area attractions like Kent Plantation House and Alexandria Zoo. You can visit a family member stationed at Camp Beauregard, situated less than 10 minutes away, or brush up on your Civil War knowledge at Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site, less than three miles away. When you’re ready to unwind, enjoy a relaxing stroll on the hiking trails at Kisatchie National Forest or test your poker face at Jena Choctaw Pines Casino. Looking for things to do between meetings? Schedule a tee time with your colleagues on the greens at OakWing Golf Club.