Local towing firm ranked in
Magazine’s top 500
Lewis’ Wrecker Service, Inc., has been ranked 162nd on the Towman 500 “Most Experienced Towmen in America.” Compiled by American Towman Magazine, the towing industry’s premier trade publication, the Towman 500 is based on the oldest established towing business in America. Lewis’ Wrecker Service, Inc was established on June 1, 1956 by Finnon & Ruth Lewis and was located on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge, LA., then moved to Central in 1959. In 1981 their son Dennis M. Lewis and wife Eula took over the business. Upon Dennis’ death in January 2013, his daughter E. Michelle Lewis now manages the business for her mother.
The oldest towing company was established in 1901. American Towman Magazine, itself, was established in 1977 and is the oldest trade magazine in the towing industry.
For more information on Lewis’ Wrecker Service, Inc you may contact E. Michelle Lewis at 225-261-2995 or visit their website at www.lewiswreckerserviceinc.com.
2014 City of Central Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Photo by Michael Spangler
The Central Chamber of Commerce elected their new board members for 2014. To learn more about the Central Chamber of Commerce, visit www.cityofcentralchamber.com or call the Chamber at 261-5818.
Back Row, L to R: Stephen David, Les Hunt, Lucky Ross, Russell Starns, Wayne Leader, Si Kora, Ty Barnes, and Brockwell Bone; Front Row, L to R: Chris Dickerson, Michelle Lewis, Reda Cockerham,
Tommie Morden, Heidi Wendt, Kevin Rogers, and Tim Lazaroe
Central Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cuttings
On December 7, 2013, I had the Honor of representing my father, Dennis Lewis in the Christmas parade in Central as he was posthumously named this years Grand Marshal of.
My "chafer" was my very good friend Tony Nicosia, who also provided the truck. This bright yellow