Monday, June 28, 2010

Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association Will Award Scholarships at Louisiana Showcase Day at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Julie Calzone
(337) 235- 2924 ext. 18

LTBA Contact:
Tom Early

Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association Will Award Scholarships at Louisiana Showcase Day at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino

(Opelousas, La.) - Louisiana Showcase Day will take place on July 3, 2010 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino, Opelousas, Louisiana. The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will award two scholarships each valued at $1,000 during the event.

The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association has evolved from a small group of horsemen who united in 1963 to the top thoroughbred breeding program in the United States. The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will award two (2) scholarships each valued at $1,000 at the upcoming Louisiana Showcase Day on July 3, 2010. Louisiana Showcase Day will take place at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in Opelousas, Louisiana. The winners will be announced after the fifth race and photographs will be taken with the winners. The races begin at 5:40 p.m. and the student must be there to register between 4:40 p.m. and 5:40 p.m. at the designated booth.

The requirements for the scholarship are as follows:
* Must be a college student that will be enrolled full time for Fall 2010.
* Must be in good standing with the college.
* Must be present to win.

The scholarship will be deposited directly to the student's account at the college. The student is asked to know the name and address of the college that they are attending.

"The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association is pleased to make an investment in the future of our state by investing in the education process," said Tom Early, CEO for the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association.

Registration time: 4:40 p.m. - 5:40 p.m. CT

Drawing time: Approximately 7:00 p.m.

For more information please call 1-800-772-1195 or visit

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New, hot out of the oven!

Sometimes we get so busy creating websites and executing marketing campaigns for our beloved clients that our own branding gets put on the back burner. Well, we've finally given some much needed TLC! Our talented design and development team has been working diligently to completely recreate our Calzone website and we couldn't be more pleased with the results! Now we have a beautiful new platform to share our portfolio, spread news about our shop and our clients, and to let all you web wanderers know what Calzone is all about. Take a peek at our new site and let us know what you think!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


These days, Dads are hooked on spa treatments just as much as moms and because of this men have become a vital part of the spa industry.

The men’s grooming market continues to expand, despite the economic downturn during the past few years. Men actually account for as much as 48% of the spa-going population, according to Wellness Capital Management.

Men are just as much into anti-aging and grooming services specific to them as those services that are specific to women AND they love the comfort factor. Guys may not need the frills that female clients need but adding a little masculine design with treatments and relaxation areas specifically designated for men are becoming more and more popular. Men seem to be more willing to disclose their age-related concerns once they are safely behind closed doors and our licensed aestheticians are trained to address these needs with facials designed specifically for men.

Image Is Everything

More than one-third of American men surveyed said they rely on a grooming routine to look more professional, according to the healthcare firm Allergan. One-quarter indicated that their grooming regimes help them to maintain a competitive edge in the workplace. Men today embrace nail services to appear well groomed which helps to boost their professional image.

Contrary to prevailing machismo attitude of recent decades, men throughout history have taken pride in their grooming habits. Ancient Egyptian men used face serums and creams, and exhumed tombs later uncovered pharaohs who were buried with these potions for the afterlife. In Renaissance-era England, men used face powders and moisturizers infused with herbs and flowers. Grooming products for men continued to flourish during the 19th and 20 centuries with an array of pomades, lotions and potions. And like so many trends-from fashion to food- male grooming gained popularity and shed its “girly man” stigma in Europe, Asia and Africa before slowly making its way to the United States.

Spa Mizan has incorporated masculine elements into our tropical Balinese design to make guys feel more comfortable and relaxed. Men love our men’s suite decked out with Internet access, and a 52” flat-screen TV where they can experience private services while watching their favorite sports event, keeping up with the stock market or simply enjoy the peaceful sounds of their favorite spa music.

The #1 requested service, across the board for men in the spa industry is massage. 73% of men surveyed selected massage as the most preferred spa treatment. Understanding the hobbies and pastimes of men allows the therapist to develop a more personalized treatment designed to address specific needs of each guest. Men who take their sports seriously often incorporate regular massage as part of their training. Massage for golfers and runners helps to improve flexibility by targeting specific muscles. The therapist can tailor each treatment to release tension and improve flexibility by using different techniques before and after the athletic event.

So if you are still not sure what to get Dad this Father’s Day, why not treat him to his veryown day at Spa Mizan. Special men’s packages are available and can be viewed on our web-site at

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

It's time to eat, Lafayette!

This year's EatLafayette™ Campaign is bigger than ever! With 52 locally owned restaurants from all over the Lafayette area, there truly is something for everyone. Visit the website at today for a complete list of this years participants, their specials and a convenient map for printing. This year's campaign runs from June 21 - August 15, 2010.

We're gearing up to host 36 of the 52 restaurants tomorrow night at the Petroleum Club of Lafayette for the Taste of EatLafayette™ Business After Hours from 5-7pm. Stop in and sample as many of them as you can while enjoying wine from the good folks at Glazer and soft drinks from Coca-Cola. The event is sponsored by the Lafayette Conventions and Visitors Commission, Glazer, Coca-Cola, Bon Temps Magazine and Calzone.

Look for our new TV commercial to be hitting the air soon and don't forget, just because the EatLafayette™ Campaign isn't year round, our love for these restaurants should be! The website and social media will be updated all year and we encourage you to eat locally year round!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Our breeders/racing incentive awards are why Louisiana is a winner not a loser.

Check out the story in USAToday.