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Become an Ambassador

One Acadiana’s Ambassador Program is our organization’s most hands-on way to get involved. Ambassadors are energetic and passionate business and community leaders that are eager to get engaged with the local business community of Lafayette and our surrounding region. By participating in this program, you have the exclusive opportunity to champion and support local and regional businesses throughout the Acadiana region.

Here are a few important notes about participating as an Ambassador:

Be In-The-Know

Ambassadors are more than just members – they’re the heartbeat of our organization, deeply connected to the pulse of the Lafayette business community.

Be among the first to receive direct invitations to ribbon cuttings, grand openings, and other exclusive events hosted by One Acadiana and our members. This means prime networking opportunities and a chance to celebrate milestones alongside key players in the community.

Connecting with Members

As an Ambassador, you have the unique opportunity to assist 1A’s Membership Team with recruitment and retention efforts. By reigniting member enthusiasm, encouraging renewals, and weaving One Acadiana’s value into your conversations, you spark curious minds to get involved! With introductions, guidance, and your own success stories as proof, Ambassadors turn potential members into thriving ones!

Committing Your Time

Ambassadors are required to attend a one-hour monthly meeting focusing on organizational updates and upcoming opportunities to engage, all while learning about a local business!

Aside from the monthly meetings, our Ambassadors are strongly encouraged to attend any ribbon cuttings, grand openings, groundbreaking ceremonies, or other business celebrations for the many active members of One Acadiana.

Being present for a major milestone in the life of a business is a special opportunity and a rewarding aspect of being an Ambassador.


Being an Ambassador is about more than just benefits – it’s about being part of something bigger. By participating in events, sharing information, and advocating for One Acadiana’s mission, you play a vital role in shaping the future of Lafayette.

I have been an active member and Ambassador of One Acadiana for over 25 years. Being an Ambassador has afforded me so many opportunities to be engaged in conversations, create lasting connections, and gain knowledge of the issues affecting our community. I am proud to be a member and Ambassador of One Acadiana – a great organization that is committed to making Acadiana the best in the South!




Chris Messner
Manager, Membership

2023 Ambassador of the Year


John Nugent

Interested in Becoming an Ambassador?

Click the link below to download an application.