News | April 2017

Give us a brief history of your company.

LANTEC began in Baton Rouge, LA in 1999. Our second location in Lafayette was opened in 2006. We provide computer software and professional development training to corporate and government clients across the state of Louisiana and throughout the world.

What would you tell the rest of Acadiana makes you special?

We have the capacity to provide training to not only small businesses but fortune 500 organizations.

What are you most proud of?

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Acadiana business and community leaders pledged to work together on issues to improve the region Wednesday as they wrapped up a three-day trip to Lexington, Kentucky.

Some of the issues attendees said they want to see One Acadiana address are improving public education, promoting the area nationally, working to strengthen the urban core of Lafayette and reducing litter.

The likelihood of follow-through is promising.  

On Monday, May 15, One Acadiana will guide a caravan of leaders from the nine-parish region into the Louisiana State Capitol to show their pride for Acadiana in what they have dubbed “Acadiana Day.” 

The procession will meet with the Acadiana Legislative Delegation members, attend committee meetings, see the legislative process in action and hear a special proclamation address in support of the completion of I-49 South. 

A delegation of 75 Acadiana business and community leaders are spending three days in Lexington, Kentucky, to learn lessons from the region that they can apply back home.

The delegation got the lay of the land Monday, hearing how the Lexington area’s economy transformed from being primarily driven by agriculture and coal mining to having a host of key players, including manufacturing, health care and logistics.

Much of that was achieved through regional cooperation.

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) –  Lafayette Parish voters will decide the fate of the school district’s half-cent sales tax when they head to the polls on Saturday, April 29.

Some residents have expressed concern that the district could be promoting the tax using taxpayer dollars or why is the Diocese of Lafayette — a private entity — supporting the LPSS tax?

The shepherd for Lafayette Parish's Catholic community urged a yes vote in the parish-wide April 29 sales tax election, calling the half-cent, 10-year initiative "a small sacrifice that will reap a great good, benefiting every citizen in Lafayette Parish."

Bishop Douglas Deshotel's declaration of support was made Wednesday before some 40 community leaders gathered in the shadow of some of the 31 temporary classrooms at Lafayette High School.

Bishop of Diocese of Lafayette joins community leaders to support LPSS tax

Lafayette, LA – Today, Bishop Douglas Deshotel of the Diocese of Lafayette joined Lafayette Parish elected officials and representatives of more than a dozen community and business organizations in support of the April 29 sales tax election.

Kade Peterson has joined MidSouth Bank as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. His primary duties include overseeing the processes and staff responsible for ensuring the bank’s customers have the most secure technological tools they need for personal and business transactions.

First National Bank of Louisiana (FNB), a local community bank with locations in Lafayette, Crowley, Lake Charles and Sulphur, has promoted Jim Lyons, Jr. to chief operating officer.

Lyons brings a breadth of cross-functional experience to this senior management role. In addition to serving as a commercial lender in the Lafayette River Ranch Office, Lyons oversees the bank’s loan operations and compliance.

One Acadiana got down to the business of celebrating Feb 1, when the agency hosted its 2017 Regional Celebration.

Acadiana’s business community gathered at the Cajundome to join the special program which highlighted economic development, policy progress and marketing efforts for the region.

The night also included some big honors for One Acadiana Ambassadors who volunteer in the community and attend ribbon cuttings, grand openings, ground breakings and other business celebrations for chamber members.

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