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Knowledge, Resources, Exposure, Access

One Acadiana provides various opportunities for members to become involved in the advancement of our regional business community.

We welcome you to get involved by joining a committee to implement strategies for One Acadiana, become an Ambassador and serve as a membership liaison for businesses in Acadiana, or by attending our various events designed to bring community leaders together and foster regional cohesion

Ways to Get Involved

Though the reasons that businesses join One Acadiana vary, we consistently hear about the importance of connecting with people and getting involved.  That’s why we created opportunities throughout the year for members to come together, meet other business leaders, promote their brand, and get informed about issues affecting the business climate of our community. We outlined a number of specific ways to get involved today:

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Premier business events designed to bring community leaders together and foster regional cohesion. Content, speakers, and topics put the organization at the forefront of Acadiana’s progress and knowledge.

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These events provide opportunities to meet and connect with businesses, partners, and other regional leaders and provide access to unique learning and professional development opportunities.

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Meet, network and connect with businesses, partners, and other regional leaders regularly to help drive the discussion on how to improve our community and quality of life, while growing your business.

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These programs offer simple and easy ways to network, gain exposure for your business, and get involved with One Acadiana.

Attend our Events

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.

Upcoming Events

Become an Ambassador

As an Ambassador of One Acadiana, you have the opportunity to be a part of a bold, energized organization and to share your support of our regional efforts with businesses throughout Acadiana.

Become an Ambassador

Sign up to Receive Regular Updates

Receive regular, informative updates from the 1A team about the issues you care about most by signing up to receive 1A emails

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Share Your Company's News with the Community

We love to share our members’ good news! If your business has a news story or press release, please email our communications team to include it on our website.

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Events at a Glance

1A events offers members plenty of opportunities to gain the connections you want, the knowledge you need, and the exposure you’re seeking to make your business successful. See our events at a glance below:

Regional Celebration

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

500-600+ Attendees | 1 event per year

Acadiana Women's Network

This program is designed to foster connections and career development among women in business by encouraging leadership across generations and experience levels.

60-80 attendees | 4 events per year

Lessons from the Corner Office

Featuring community and business leaders, this series offers a behind-the scenes look at what it takes to lead and thrive in the marketplace.

60-80 attendees | 3 events per year

An Expert's Perspective

This symposium taps the experience of local and state experts to gain insight on subjects ranging from public policy issues to business related topics.

100-150 attendees | 1 event per year

Chamber Connections

Light on programming, strong on relationship building – our socials offer a casual opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow investors, members, and partners. Exclusive to members, investors, and partners.

80-100 attendees | 4 events per year

Chamber Luncheons

Issues of regional interest come to the forefront as we provide up-to-date information about our initiatives over lunch in this series that spans matters of arts and culture, education, urban revitalization, business development, and more. Chamber Luncheons are subject to member exclusivity based on programming.

80-120 attendees | 4 events per year


1A Open Houses

Join us for an opportunity to meet 1A staff, members, and investors over a casual lunch at the 1A office to learn more about the benefits of membership.

50-80 attendees | 4 times per year

Joint Chamber Social

The Greater SWLA Black Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and One Acadiana host this annual social attended by businesses and community leaders throughout the region.

80-150 attendees | 1 event per year

CivicCon Acadiana

A quarterly event series which aims to raise the civic IQ of our community – engaging with experts to help educate the community on various topics and spark informed conversations.

100-150 attendees | 4 events per year

Check out our upcoming events page for your next opportunity to get involved.

Interested in sponsoring a One Acadiana event? Check out the 2024 events sponsorship guide below.


Chris Messner
Manager, Membership

Lindsey Faulk
Director, Events & Special Programming

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