Leslie Turk

Gonzales company buys Lafayette's Bayou Pages

by Leslie Turk

Sunshine Pages, a subsidiary of Gonzales-based EATEL, has acquired The Bayou Pages, a local yellow pages directory owned by Keystone Directories of San Antonio.

The purchase will expand the SunShine Pages’ footprint west along I-10 into Acadiana, positioning it as the premier independent yellow pages publisher in South Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, according to the company.

“Expanding our coverage along the I-10 corridor, covering the Mississippi Gulf Coast and much of South Louisiana, means a better return on investment for our advertisers,” says Pemmie Sheasby, SunShine Pages General Manager. “The Bayou Pages will continue to have a strong local presence, as our Lafayette office will remain open and the name of the directory will stay the same.”

The 2009 edition of The Bayou Pages is being printed and will be distributed in the next few weeks. In addition to the printed book, there is also an online directory.

The Lafayette office has a staff of 20, according to Sunshine Pages' Jimmy Sander. He says the local operation is still being evaluated but maintains Sunshine Pages plans to retain all of Bayou Pages' employees.

Sander says terms of the deal are not being disclosed at this time.