Our Mission is to provide World-Wide Internet exposure via a unique artistic expression (full-color digital interactive community map) featuring our local businesses along with roads, schools, churches, parks and historic sites specifically designed to promote the unique spirit and history of our towns, cities, neighborhoods and communities and to encourage the support of local businesses. Our mission is vital because we need to re-focus attention on our local businesses who provide the economic foundation of our towns and cities by providing jobs, collecting and paying taxes and re-investing their time and resources locally as they compete with on-line shopping. Economic studies have shown that for every $100 spent locally, $68 stays in the community helping to create a solid economic foundation.
Former Senator A.G. Crowe
A.G. Crowe, a successful businessman for many decades while serving as a school board member and state legislator, started one of his first businesses in Slidell (St. Tammany Office Products) by sponsoring a caricature poster map with his friend and artist, Ron Barthet. The project was so successful that dozens of new projects featuring businesses from various towns and cities have since been produced.
A.G. served 8 years in the House of Representatives and 8 years in the Louisiana Senate leading the charge for lower taxes, upholding family values, job opportunities and educational initiatives. He is a native of New Orleans and the north shore and earned his business degree from Southeastern Louisiana University.
He has been an active member of the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce for over 35 years and has served as a board member and President of the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation. His community service also includes serving in leadership positions of the Boy Scouts of America, the Boys and Girls Club, Kiwanis, Lions, and is a two-time Paul Harris Rotarian.
A.G. is married to Linda who is a retired kindergarten teacher at Bonne Ecole in Slidell. They have 2 children and 7 grandchildren and reside in Pearl River, Louisiana.
Over the past thirty years, Ron has drawn and published more than 50 maps of small towns, primarily downtown business districts and other specialty works of art illustrating the importance of hometown businesses and the people who run them. Each map features a hometown’s greatest treasure, its locally-owned and operated businesses. Ron has also produced specialty maps for the annual ChefSoiree charity event, antiques shopping, recreational areas, and real estate and chamber of commerce magazines. Ron worked as a newspaper reporter, photographer and editor for more than 26 years, also doing free lance work for magazines and radio stations. He is a native of New Orleans and a resident of Covington for the past 48 years. Here’s a link to a webpage with several samples of my maps: http://tammanyfamily.blogspot.com/p/maps.html
Jeremy is our digital content manager and makes sure all of our client data is kept up to date. He has many years of experience in data management and quality control. He’s also responsible for making sure microsites for our new clients are created with the highest level of quality and within a tight time frame. He and his wife Sarah are the proud parents of 3 beautiful children and resides on the north shore of the greater New Orleans area.
Sarah is responsible for overseeing all administrative tasks including research, development and compiling data for new tours. She also works with our Exclusive Marketing Agents handling inquiries, issues and projects. She and Jeremy and their 3 children reside on the north shore.
Hunter is a true innovator & entrepreneur at heart. At the age of 25 he had worked his way up to Business Development Manager for 4 tech start-ups. Here he greatly assisted in winning the 2014 Mobotix North American Partner of the Year Award. He also assisted in the ISO 9000 certifications of their polar powered surveillance manufacturing facility. Him and his brother Cade were offered roles in TCPL / SEML Reversal and overhaul projects where he gained Project Management experience in the industrial sector. It quickly became apparent that Project Documentation was causing huge efficiency issues. In 2016 Hunter launched ecko360 LLC to offer advanced documentation solutions to various industries. ecko360 Media (a division of ecko360) which specializes in Marketing Media / Content for the Commercial world partnered with former Senator AG Crowe to assist in revamping the branding, online presence and adding additional services to assist small local businesses compete with large corporations through a subscription based marketing concept.