Membership

Connect withAcadiana's Best

One Acadiana is a business-led organization with a community focus. We enable member businesses and individuals to work together to build a stronger business community. When businesses get involved with One Acadiana, they’re pledging their commitment to the growth and development of the entire region – and stand to benefit greatly through exposure, connection, knowledge, and resources. Membership provides organizations insight into the Lafayette and Acadiana business community and facilitates active involvement with the community, other businesses, vendors, and your customers.

Contact

Missy Bienvenu Andrade

Vice President of Investor Relations & Development

missy@oneacadiana.org

337.233.2705

Experience the Benefits of Membership

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Connections

Meet, network and connect with businesses, partners and other regional leaders through events, committee meetings and more.

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Resources

Access a broad range of informative small business workshops spanning topics like technology, strategy, branding/marketing and more at no cost to you.

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Exposure

Raise your profile—and by extension, your bottom line—through a variety of One Acadiana sponsorship opportunities.

Why should you join?

Visit our benefits page for an in-depth look at the built-in benefits of 1A membership.

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Knowledge

Stay informed on matters that impact the local economy, business and the community at large through Leadership Exchanges and policy forums.

In addition to the benefits you receive, your membership helps us make Acadiana the one of the world’s best places to live, work, and build a business.

Your membership helps us:

  • Make our communities and region stronger by seizing opportunities and addressing our obstacles via transportation infrastructure, workforce development, public education, urban revitalization and more.
  • Grow our region by strategically marketing the area to attract, expand and retain business investment and job opportunities.
  • Cultivate business growth and leadership by providing engagement and leadership development opportunities—networking, committees, events, and other programs—to improve both your business and your community.

Check out our 2016 Annual Report and Member Directory

Ready to join?

Convinced yet? Click below to fill out our online membership application today.

Become a Member 

Interested in more information about 1A membership, but not ready to commit yet? Fill out the form at the link below to receive more information about the benefits of membership.

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Improve the place we call home

Or lend your voice and take the lead in growing Acadiana’s economy by becoming an investor. 1A investors enjoy all the membership benefits outlined above, plus access to additional leadership opportunities.

Interested in taking your membership to the next level?

Enhance your membership for increased leadership opportunities & networking by becoming an investor.

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When your company invests in 1A, you are taking an active role in developing the economic trajectory of Acadiana and securing a bright economic future for our nine-parish region.

After 11 years of membership, I have found value far beyond the sales and networking for which I originally joined. I have found a rich source for the promotion of education, new business, and a true sense of community that goes well beyond day to day business.

Rick Rowan

Manager, Marketing, Events Coordinator, Carpe Diem! Gelato-Espresso Bar

As a member of 1A, you are afforded countless opportunities to gain access, uncover resources, create exposure, and expand your knowledge at our events throughout the year. Stay up-to-date on all our great activities and join us to expand your network in Acadiana.

For all things events,

Contact

Blair Green

Director of Events & Special Projects

blair@oneacadiana.org

337.408.3657

Regional Celebration

 

1A’s premier annual event designed to bring together the region’s businesses and economic development partners for a celebration of Acadiana.

700+ attendees

1 event per year

Building the Region Conference

 

Each year, this two-day traveling conference showcases multiple parishes in the 1A region. Participants get an in-depth look at the industries driving our local economy and interact with change-makers shaping Acadiana's future.

60-100 attendees

1 event per year

Acadiana Women’s Network

 

This program is designed to foster connections and career development among women in business. These events aim to encourage and promote professional leadership across geography and generations.

60-100 attendees

4 events per year

Lessons from the Corner Office

 

Featuring premiere executives and business leaders, this new series offers a behind the scenes look at what it takes to lead and thrive in the marketplace, including how top managers confront challenges.

80-150 attendees

2 events per year

An Expert’s Perspective

 

This symposium series taps the experience of state and national experts to gain insight on subjects ranging from public policy issues, including urban revitalization, to business topics like strategic marketing.

60-100 attendees

4-6 events per year

1A Socials

 

Socials offer an opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow 1A investors, members, and partners. These larger events are loose on programming and heavy on conversation.

100-200 attendees

2-3 events per year

Small Business Workshops

 

These monthly workshops and seminars provide a resource to businesses looking to gain a competitive edge. Held in collaboration with regional partners, the workshops help strengthen the bottom line by leveraging the expertise of professionals in Louisiana.

15-30 attendees

10-12 events per year

Member Councils

 

A new, no-frills monthly lunch series focused on issues of regional interest, including arts and culture, energy, and business development. Council luncheons will happen monthly and will cover a variety of topics throughout the year.

15-30 attendees

10-12 events per year

Coffee with 1A

 

These small monthly breakfasts provide an opportunity to chat with President & CEO Jason El Koubi, ask questions and get involved in our community.

15-30 attendees

10-12 events per year

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Alex Lazard is Focused on Forward

Alex Lazard knows having a voice means having the courage to speak up. And thanks to One Acadiana, voices from Destiny of Faith Church are being amplified across efforts to revitalize Lafayette’s Evangeline Thruway corridor. Because when we work as one, we can impact the place we call home.

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