Wednesday, July 2, 2014

First Ever EatLafayette™ Food, Wine, Beer & Spirits Experience August 4-9, 2014

EatLafayette™ in conjunction with its wine, beer, spirits and soft drink sponsors is hosting in-restaurant events to keep the excitement going through August. This first ever event is a prelude to what will become a much larger promotion as the event matures over time.

We are making it really EASY for you. It is FREE. We just need your restaurant’s “promotion.”

ONLY EatLafayette participating restaurants are eligible. It is not mandatory, but the more the better.

What do you need to do? (DON’T OVERTHINK IT! JUST HAVE FUN!_

All you need to do is to “invent” a wine pairing, beer tasting, spirits dinner, happy hour, wine dinner or anything else you can think of and get the details to us.

Restaurant name:

EatLafayette Food Wine Spirits Promotion (include pricing, if possible):

Dates available (can be one or all):

August 4
August 5
August 6
August 7
August 8
August 9

What brands do you use?

Schilling Distributing

Kody Thompson
Marketing Manager
Schilling Distributing Company
O: 337.233.2337 x 122
C: 337.247.3826

Dane Melancon
Craft and Import Manager
O-337.233.2337 Ext. 151

Schilling Distributing Co.
2901 Moss St.
Lafayette, LA 70501

Coca Cola Lafayette

Troy Meaux
(337) -257-5465

Rank Wildcat Spirits Sweet Crude Rum

David C. Meaux
Co-Founder and Distiller
(337) 257-3385

Constellation Brands from Republic Distributors

Scott Holmes
Cypress Division Manager
Republic National Distributing Co.
210 Distribution Drive
Lafayette, LA   70507



Independence Energy Announces Name Change, FDA Clearance And U.S. Launch Of Non-Contact Thermometer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                         JULY 2, 2014

Media Contact:
Julie Calzone
(337) 235-2924

Company Contact:
Howard Taylor
(562) 799-5588

Seal Beach, California (OTC BB: IDNG) – Independence Energy Corp. (“Independence”) announced today that its Thermofinder FS-700 Pro and FS-700 (retail version) non-contact infrared thermometer has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) clearance and is launching immediately its distribution in the United States. The FS-700 is currently being sold in Asian and European markets for both professional and retail markets. Independence has the exclusive distribution rights in North, Central and South America.

“We believe the FS-700 is superior to similar devices currently available in the market,” said Howard Taylor, Independence Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The Thermofinder’s exceptional accuracy coupled with consistent reliability and intelligent design, make it easy to use and understand. We believe these attributes will translate into mass market appeal,” continued Taylor. Benefits of the FS-700 also include no cross contamination, ergonomic (one handed) operation, left or right hand use, attractive pricing, easier to use than oral or ear thermometers, built in memory and operates silently. The FS-700 is the first of several medical devices Independence expects to launch.

The Company is currently in production and awaiting delivery of units following the successful fulfillment and deployment of the sales team and has already begun the placement of additional units to satisfy follow-up orders.

The Company’s manufacturing partners produce a broad range of high quality medical device products for use in the professional and home environment. The thermometry products as well the other products are FDA cleared and carry the CE certification with many other worldwide licenses.

The sales team is a proven group of medical device and supply professionals; with specific successful history in the professional and retail sales of next generation thermometry products.

To reflect the major progress achieved and as a next step in the continuance of the business plan of Independence, the Company also announces that it intends to change its name to Independence Health Corp., with the change taking effect as soon as all the filings necessary are approved.

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Independence was incorporated in the State of Nevada. At its inception, Independence was an exploration stage company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of natural resource properties. Independence has initiated a program to divest its investments in oil and gas properties and direct its business efforts into the medical market. On March 31, 2014, Independence entered into an agreement to acquire the exclusive all of the assets of American Medical Distributors, LLC. Pursuant to the agreement, Independence has been granted the exclusive right to distribute in the Americas certain professional and consumer grade non-contact infrared thermometers known as the Thermofinder-700 Pro and FS-700 (retail version), including any and all future versions.


This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements contained in this release that are not historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain. Actual performance and results may differ materially from that projected or suggested herein due to certain risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, ability to obtain financing and regulatory and shareholder approvals for anticipated actions.

Monday, June 16, 2014

10th Anniversary Kicks Off Today! It's Time to EatLafayette!

It’s time to EatLafayette™!
The 10th anniversary EatLafayette campaign starts today!
EatLafayette is about eating at locally owned restaurants as well as celebrating the food and culture that is Lafayette. Many of the participating restaurants are offering amazing specials during the campaign that lasts from June 16 – September 1. All of the restaurants are offering fabulous cuisine and many have daily in-house specials. 
Be sure to start eating now, so you can taste them all! EatLafayette has several promotions that go along with the campaign. Our media partners and our sponsors are hosting lots of fun giveways every week. Tune in regularly to find out what is happening.
The popular Follow the Bottle campaign has been expanded to host the inflatable Original Louisiana Hot Sauce and Coca-Cola bottles. The restaurants hosting the bottle will offer an amazing special while they have the bottle.
EatLafayette is giving away another trip this year thanks to Travel Machine and The Fly Lafayette Club. The registration forms are at all participating EatLafayette restaurants, so head over to an EatLafayette restaurant today to sign up! Ask your server where you can sign up or look for the coupons and entry box at the front of each restaurant.
Tell your friends and family to sign up for our eNewsletter to stay tuned to the latest events and promotions for EatLafayette.

EatLafayette is excited for our 10th year to begin and we can’t wait to celebrate with you. So come join the feasting fun, it’s time to EatLafayette!s 

Friday, May 30, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

EatLafayette Celebrates 10th Year with Record Number of Participating Restaurants


LafayetteTravel Contact:            Public Relations Contact:

Kelly Strenge                             Julie Calzone

(337) 232-3737                           (337) 235-2924 ext. 18

EatLafayette™ Celebrates 10th Year with Record Number 
of Participating Restaurants
LafayetteTravel Presents New Creative for EatLafayette’s 10th Anniversary

WHAT:    Press Conference announcing 2014 EatLafayette™ restaurants and 10th anniversary logo

WHERE: Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 804 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette

WHEN:    Thursday, May 29, 2 p.m.

WHY: In honor of the 10th Anniversary EatLafayette™ by LafayetteTravel campaign, LafayetteTravel is hosting a press conference to focus on the campaign’s 10-year impact on Lafayette tourism and the necessity of promoting locally-owned establishments.


Ben Berthelot, President & CEO of Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission (LafayetteTravel)
Gregory Roberts, Lafayette Regional Airport (Fly Lafayette Club™)
Lafayette Parish Restaurants
EatLafayette Sponsors
Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
Lafayette Economic Development Authority


Ben Berthelot, LafayetteTravel
Charlie Goodson, Founder of EatLafayette and restaurant owner
Greg Roberts, Fly Lafayette Club™
EatLafayette™ Advisory Committee representatives (the advisory committee is comprised of restaurant owners)

About EatLafayette

What started as a conversation between two local businessmen in Lafayette has evolved into a successful promotions campaign that provides a unique opportunity for people to experience local cuisine in Lafayette. Charlie Goodson, owned of Charley G’s Seafood Grill, and Gerald Breaux, former executive director of the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission, got together in early 2005 to discuss how locally-owned restaurants could gain visibility in a market flooded with big-dollar franchise restaurant advertising. The result of those conversations was a summer EatLafayette campaign that is now in its tenth year. EatLafayette is a two-and-a-half-month celebration showcasing the restaurants that make Acadiana culture so appetizing.

About LafayetteTravel

LafayetteTravel is the marketing identity for the Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission (LCVC). LCVC is a marketing organization created in 1974 to promote Lafayette Parish as a destination for visitors, meetings, conventions, tours and sporting events. LCVC is funded primarily by a four percent occupancy tax paid by visitors to Lafayette Parish. In 2008, LCVC was the first tourist commission in Louisiana to be awarded accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program.

About Fly Lafayette Club

The Fly Lafayette Club™ is the Lafayette Regional Airport’s way of thanking you for flying Lafayette. Members have the opportunity to win rewards from their sponsors including free meals, services, Fly Lafayette Club™ merchandise, gift certificates from local merchants and more.

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