2024 Annual Awards Banquet

Several Rubicon associates attended the 2024 Annual Awards Banquet Presented by Our Lady of The Lake Ascension. During this event, 2023 Award Nominees and Recipients were recognized at the new Price LeBlanc PACE Center. The night began with a networking hour presented by Express Employment Professionals, continued with buffet service, and concluded with an awards program.

 

The mission of the Ascension Chamber of Commerce is to facilitate and foster economic growth for all members. Ascension Parish is the fastest growing parish in the State of Louisiana. Our Chamber strives to be the primary voice and resource for business community and connectivity of Ascension Parish.

 

Thank you to the Ascension Chamber of Commerce for another amazing banquet. It is always a wonderful event, celebrating our local businesses and their contributions to our community.

 

Photos courtesy of Bayou Rose Photography

Meet the Catalyst Crew

The Catalyst Crew was established mid-year to encourage site wide communication while promoting positive change to increase employee engagement throughout the organization and community. Each department within the organization has one representative along with a delegate, totaling thirty-one members.

The committee commenced with a Kick-Off collaboration founding a path forward to foster a positive inclusive environment focusing on communication and growth while increasing employee involvement at the site and in local community programs. Each meeting, the Catalyst Crew communicates action items to support their departments growth, engagement, and increased camaraderie. We look forward to the 2024 year with the Catalyst Crew!

Breakfast with Santa 2023

Rubicon’s annual Breakfast with Santa was held on December 2, 2023 at Parc 73 in Prairieville. There was a total of 348 attendees which included around 168 children! All children in attendance were on the “nice” list and received an age-appropriate toy from Santa. Everyone enjoyed a delicious breakfast along with hot chocolate and sweet treats. Face painting, inflatables and pictures with Santa topped off this always wonderful Christmas event for the children and grandchildren of Rubicon associates. Thanks to Santa for taking time out of his busy schedule to make this event memorable for the children.

2023 Christmas Crusade with APSO

Every year Rubicon partners with Ascension Parish Sherriff’s Department (APSO) for their annual Christmas Crusade for Kids. The program collects toys and monetary donations for less fortunate families in the community. Rubicon associates have the choice to participate in adopting a child to purchase gifts for them to open this Christmas.

This year Rubicon adopted 30 children and provided them with toys, clothing, and games.

Rubicon and APSO – Lasting Partners in the Community.

Backing the Blue with Barbeque

Rubicon hosted its annual barbeque luncheon for the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office on September 8, 2023. Each year Rubicon has this fun filled event as a thank you for the Sheriff’s department for all they do to support our site and its employees.

This year’s event was held at the APSO shooting range Training Center across from Lamar Dixon.  After enjoying lunch provided by Chop Shop, two speeches were given by both Sheriff Bobby Webre and Rubicon General Manager, Mark Dearman.

Concluding the event, the Rubicon HR department raffled a variety of twelve ice chests to the lucky attendees.

Engineering Interns Special Project in the Woodlands

Our 2023 Engineering Interns visited the Huntsman headquarters in The Woodlands, TX, to deliver project presentations to top executive leadership team members in August. Each internship, we carefully curate meaningful projects for our interns to work on so students can take theories learned in university and apply them to real-world engineering problems.

Several weeks after the project presentations, Chairman, President and CEO, Peter Huntsman hosted a Lunch and Learn session with our interns, where they had the opportunity to ask questions about the history and future of the company and gain tools and insights for their professional development.

Wellness and Family Day 2023

Rubicon’s annual Wellness and Family Day was held at Parc 73 in Prairieville on Saturday, May 20th. Over 330 associates, contractors and their guests participated in the wellness screenings such as blood pressure checks, carotid artery scans, and chair massages.  Attendees enjoyed delicious crawfish, hamburgers, hotdogs, and desserts. Children of all ages enjoyed inflatables, rock climbing, face painting, balloon artists, train rides, cotton candy and much more! Sixteen amazing door prizes were given to attendees, ranging from electronics to sporting goods! A great time was had by all as we kick off Summer 2023. We appreciate all who participated and volunteered to make this event a success!

2023 Golf Tournament

2023 Golf Tournament

Rubicon celebrated its twenty-fifth annual golf tournament on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. The tournament was hosted at the University Club with thirty-six team sponsors and thirty-four hole sponsors and raised a total of $150,000! The tournament’s funds went to benefiting Dreams Come True of Louisiana, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and Huntsman Career Institute.

Many sponsors also donated food and door prizes to the event. Many thanks to the committee members and all the volunteers for their efforts to ensure the tournament was an incredible success. (Committee Members: Sherrie Kinamore, Valerie Allbritton, Laurie Holden, Wade Patrick, Jared Bercegeay and Rory Mumphrey)

Chamber of Commerce Banquet 2023

The Ascension Chamber of Commerce recognized the 2022 Award Nominees and Recipients at their 2023 Annual Awards Banquet presented by Our Lady of the Lake Ascension at the Lamar Dixon REV Center. The night began with a networking hour including live music and cocktails presented by Express Employment Professionals and continued with hors d’oeuvres/food stations to conclude with the awards programs.

Rubicon is a continued proud Platinum Sponsor of the Ascension Chamber of Commerce gaining business value across multiple aspects. This program continues to lead not only Rubicon but all other businesses in our community to a healthy, expanding economy, which creates more demands for good and services.

Rubicon Donates to Ascension Parish School Board

Rubicon Employees with donation, Rubicon Donates to Ascension Parish School Board

Rubicon presented their annual donation check to the Ascension Parish School Board on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. Each year Rubicon supports their adopted school Duplessis Primary along with East Ascension, St. Amant and Dutchtown High Schools.

Each campus allocates the funds they receive to areas that benefit both the students and the staff. Academic program subscriptions and licenses and the purchase of additional Robotics Programs supplies are just a few of the areas that our donation helps to fund. Rubicon is proud to support the schools in our parish that are creating brighter futures for students.