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Another site in Broussard has been certified for economic development under the state’s certified sites program.

The 65-acre site between St. Etienne Road and U.S. 90, referred to as Loul’s Landing, will put the total amount to 22 certified sites in Acadiana and seventh in Lafayette Parish, One Acadiana president and CEO Troy Wayman said. The certification helps agencies connect companies who are interested in locating in Louisiana find potential sites, which leads to job growth and investment in the region.

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Dave Romagosa started Cornerstone Financial Group in 1969 with the belief that community involvement and giving should be at the forefront of any business. That way of doing business, paired with our affection for Acadiana, were factors that drew us to move our clients and business to CFG in 2022 from Wells Fargo Advisors in The Woodlands, TX.

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LAFAYETTE, La. Today, Broussard Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) and Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA) with One Acadiana (1A), and Entergy announced that a 64.80-acre site located in Lafayette Parish has been certified under the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Certified Sites program.

LAGCOE (Louisiana's Global Conference on Energy) is a nonprofit energy industry organization focused on educational programs and a technical exposition & conference.

We are proud to announce Hannah Johnson, former Social Media Director at Klout 9, was promoted to Executive Director after 8 dedicated years of hard work and unwavering commitment to our team.  As Executive Director, she's continuously proven her passion for not only our company and this industry, but for clients as well.

Sarah and Adam Lopez, owners of Awardmaster in Lafayette, a leader in recognition and personalization services, announce today the purchase of Archie’s Recognition Specialists in Breaux Bridge. Archie’s has been part of the Breaux Bridge and St. Martin Parish community since 1947 and Sarah and Adam are excited to carry on Mr. Butch Hebert’s legacy. Maintaining Mr. Hebert’s reputation for quality work and good customer service is a priority while expanding the range of services provided.

Along Broad Avenue in east Memphis, where a streetcar once ran through the neighborhood that was the village of Binghampton, residents about 15 years ago decided to do something about the decaying neighborhood.

The streetcar that ran through the neighborhood had been ripped out in the 1950s and replaced with a road. Blocks were later abandoned. Blight took over. Until one day, the way Chuck Marohn with Strong Towns tells the story, folks there got fed up.

Carencro native LeTisha Boast and her friend, Will Nixon Jr., started Beau Monsieur together. Beau Monsieur offers products and services that cater specifically to the self-care regimen of men. Although there are a plethora of self-care and grooming options for women within the region, they recognized that there were not as many options for men to get pampered and catered to, outside of maybe the traditional barbershop.

A staggering two-thirds of Americans in a recent poll said that the country is on the wrong track — and the survey is not an outlier.

There’s discontent everywhere, but giant and distant actors in our economy and society are out of our control. We can hardly talk sense to the Kremlin, or kick Congress in the pants to get something done instead of mud wrestle.

What can we do?

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Family has always been important to the Cajun people who call South Louisiana home. It’s not uncommon to still see many small businesses in the region that are operated by third or fourth generation family members. The Best Stop followed this great tradition when opening their small supermarket in 1986.

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