One Acadiana held their Networking at Noon event today the Oakborne Country Club.

Recap: Second Special Session

Louisiana’s Second Special Session of 2018 ended at midnight on June 4 without agreement on how much revenue the state needs for the new budget year that begins July 1.

The main purpose of the session was to address a looming fiscal cliff, estimated at $648 million, as certain temporary taxes, including a fifth penny of state sales tax, are set to expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

1. Give me a brief history of your company. I received my certification 5 years ago from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT). In 2015 I obtained my Senior Fitness Specialist certification (SFS). My clients are either trained in my home gym, their home or even their office. The age range for people that I have trained is from 26 to 90.

President Donald Trump has appointed Lafayette attorney Frank Neuner to the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation. The LSC is the nation’s single largest provider of legal assistance grants for low-income Americans. 

U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) welcomed the news, praising Neuner's extensive work helping low-income individuals in Louisiana gain access to legal services.

Following the retirement of  William “Bill” Bacqué, Lafayette native Troy Hebert has been named President of Van Eaton & Romero Realtors®, an ERA powered Latter & Blum Company.

Hebert most recently served as Vice President at Van Eaton & Romero. He joined the firm in 2011 when Stirling Properties, a group he managed at the time, merged with Van Eaton & Romero.

One Acadiana is a bolder, re-energized version of the former Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and the leading economic organization for the nine-parish region of Acadiana. Whether you and your business are new to One Acadiana or you would like to rejoin your chamber, today is a great day to become a member.

Fill out a member application during the month of June and your business will receive immediate access to discounts from:

Members of One Acadiana got the opportunity to part take in a tour of the newly renovated Russo Park.

Anita Begnaud, Senior VP of Government Affairs at One Acadiana, shares that Russo park is a great resource for the business community of Acadiana.

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A room filled with 100 of Acadiana’s business leaders gathered to hear from Dr. Joseph Savoie, President of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. As he shared his Lessons from the Corner Office, it was clear – some of life’s best teachers are history, a keen sense of observation, and perseverance. His experiences have provided him with the wisdom he passed on to attendees over breakfast. A crucial piece of advice: “read.”

In Lafayette, global technology firm will create 400 new jobs and increase employment to 800

LAFAYETTE, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and CGI executive Dave Henderson announced the company will launch a significant expansion of its Lafayette IT Center of Excellence and create 400 new direct jobs, with CGI employment rising to 800 over the coming years at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Research Park, and at a second Lafayette Parish site to be determined. Statewide, CGI’s employment will reach 900.

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Check out our Investment Profile featured in Site Selection to learn about Acadiana’s target industries, regional assets, recent business recruitment wins, and business leaders’ perspective on finding success in Acadiana.

Southern Louisiana Economic Development Guide 2015-2016

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Click the play button above to watch a recording of the LOGA Gubernatorial Forum moderated by One Acadiana President & CEO Jason El Koubi. The Forum was held March 13, 2015 in Lake Charles.

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News Page Play Button.pngClick the icon to listen to VP, Urban Revitalization and Development Harry Weiss and Dr. Pearson Cross discussing importance of I-49 South and the I-49 Lafayette Connector project on KRVS Radio Acadie 88.7 FM

News Page Play Button.pngClick the icon to listen to One Acadiana staff members, Jeff Bashaw (COO) and André Breaux (VP, Policy Initiatives) give updates on One Acadiana's progress and initiatives on KRVS Radio Acadie 88.7 FM.


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