News | September 2016

From account executives to copywriters and everything in-between, there are quite a few new faces around the office. Meet the new kids on BBR’s block:

AARON MARTIN –– ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

CORY LAGRANGE –– INTERNET MARKETING SPECIALIST

MALLORY TRAHAN –– PROJECT MANAGER

MARK WHITNEY –– JUNIOR COPYWRITER

REMI LEBLANC –– MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

ROBERT TARLETON –– SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

LAURA HEBERT –– ACCOUNT MANAGER

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How exactly new revenue is generated to help improve the state’s transportation infrastructure remains open for discussion.
However that comes about, officials agree new revenue in that area is critical to move the state forward. The state’s top elected official is pushing for ideas to help make that happen.

Show your Ragin' Cajun pride during Homecoming Week, October 30-November 5, by participating in the UL Lafayette Alumni Association Paint the Town Red – Businesses competition.

Decorate the exterior and/or interior of your business with red, white, and UL Lafayette spirit. You can even include a skit with your decorations. Celebrity judges will visit participating businesses on Wednesday, November 2 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Awards will be given in three categories: interior decoration, exterior decoration and skit.

Higher gasoline taxes and tolls on interstates are two ways the state can generate more money to build and maintain roadways, Acadiana area leaders told the Governor's Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Investment at a meeting Wednesday in Lafayette.

The task force was appointed by Gov. John Bel Edwards in June to identify ways to reduce the state's $12.7 billion backlog of road construction and maintenance, including megaprojects like the Interstate 49 connector in Lafayette.

Ahead of Wednesday’s regional meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Investment, One Acadiana released a set of high-level recommendations for a statewide transportation funding solution. The meeting, hosted by the Acadiana Planning Commission, One Acadiana and LEDA, is from 10 a.m. to noon at LITE, 537 Cajundome Blvd.

August of this year brought severe flooding to Louisiana, leaving residents and businesses alike struggling to recover from the aftermath. Natural disasters like these continue to hurt both state-level and local economies long after the water recedes.

The Louisiana Chambers Association, LACCE,  announced the state chambers of the year at the association's annual conference.  The winners were chosen by an out of state panel of chamber executives who reviewed the nominees' applications.  The winners are:  Small chamber of the year - Rayne Chamber of Commerce, Mid-size Chamber of the Year - River Region Chamber of Commerce representing St. John, St. James and St. Charles parishes and Large Chamber of the Year - East St.

(Lafayette, La.)— Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) has commissioned an economic impact analysis to assess the benefits of completing I-49 South. The initiative has received cooperative support from the Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA), One Acadiana, Acadiana Economic Development Council, Port of Iberia, I-49 South Coalition, St. Martin Economic Development, St. Mary Economic Development and private citizens. In addition, CFA has received expert guidance from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

LAFAYETTE – Ahead of tomorrow’s regional meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Investment, One Acadiana (1A) released a set of high-level recommendations for a statewide transportation funding solution.

1A’s first two guiding principles call for the State to maximize existing transportation funding levels and to find funding for transportation in other State budgetary categories. Contingent upon these two principles, the third principle calls for a substantial revenue increase under certain conditions.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has named an interim provost and a dean of University College.

Dr. David Danahar is interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs; Dr. Bobbie DeCuir is dean of University College.

The Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System approved their appointments retroactively earlier this month.

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