(October 25, 2011)

Contact: Dena Pruett, Centenary Marketing & Communication, 318.869.5715

Community Coffee CEO to Speak at Centenary November 1

SHREVEPORT, LA — Matt Saurage, President and CEO of Community Coffee Company, will be this year's featured guest speaker for the Frost School of Business's series, "An Entrepreneur's Journey." The special convocation will take place Tuesday, November 1, at 4:00 p.m. in the Whited Room of Bynum Commons and is free and open to the Shreveport-Bossier community.

Matt Saurage

"The intent of 'An Entrepreneur's Journey' is to demystify entrepreneurship and what it takes to lead and innovate in today's most successful companies," said Dr. Chris Martin, Dean of the Frost School of Business. "We hope to inspire entrepreneurial-minded thinking among all of our students at Centenary and foster an understanding of how to turn ideas and opportunities into new ventures."

Matt Saurage joined the family business in 1995 and gained experience in numerous areas of the Company, including the coffee roasting facility, marketing, and new product development. In 2005, he became the fourth generation of the Saurage family to take the helm of Community Coffee Company.

Community Coffee Company has sold the finest fresh-roasted premium coffee in Louisiana since Henry Norman "Cap" Saurage began selling coffee out of his country store in 1919. Today, Community Coffee is the largest family-owned and operated retail coffee brand in America and can be found in stores, offices, hotels, and restaurants throughout the South.

Saurage will also be a featured guest speaker at an event later that evening for Centenary's Center for Family-Owned Business.

For more information contact email or 318.869.5149.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 371 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.