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1. Give us a brief history of your organization. 

J&S TAX PROS was founded in Jan. of 2012 By Jason Jones and the late Sherressa Faulk [August 2021]. We started in 2012 with one office with divided cubicles and served 122 tax clients. 10 years later J&S TAX PROS now serves nearly 2,000 tax clients and has employed over 20 tax preparers. J&S TAX PROS now has 3 locations [Lafayette, New Iberia, and Houston].

2. What would you tell the rest of Acadiana makes you special?

JENNINGS, La. – JD Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Andre Higginbotham to our Commercial Lending Team. Higginbotham will serve as VP Commercial Lender in our Lafayette market and will be located at our 300 Verot School Road location. “Andre is an experienced lender who is well versed in the markets served by JD Bank. His knowledge of the specific needs of our customers in Lafayette and Lake Charles make him a dynamic addition to our talented lending team,” said Jimmy LeBlanc, EVP Chief Commercial Banking Officer.  

One Acadiana and partners are excited to continue our work with revitalization expert Quint Studer, who is helping us take the strategy that got Pensacola, Florida on the road to vibrancy and customize it for Acadiana. Following recent visits to Lafayette, Quint said he could feel the energy and momentum building, with our commitment to next steps and an engaged group of citizens who want to elevate Lafayette and the Acadiana region from good to great.

Villas of Lafayette Senior Living Community is in its final stages of construction with occupancy starting March 1st. The property consists of spacious 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom apartments for those ages 55 and older, reserving some homes for veterans. It is located behind the Acadiana Mall at 104 Global Circle. Amenities include a library, fitness center, business center, as well as an onsite walking trail. Rental information can be found at www.villasoflafayette.com or by calling 337-281-1909.

One Acadiana hosted CivicCon Acadiana: Quality of Life, welcoming Quint Studer back to Lafayette to release the results of a Quality-of-Life (QOL) Survey. Survey results and a full recording of the event are available at VibrantAcadiana.com, a newly launched platform for dialogue and data on improving quality of life in Acadiana.

Lafayette has a lot to feel good about, the results of One Acadiana’s quality of life survey seem to say. Of 600+ respondents, 52% believe the parish is heading in the right direction, and almost 73% rated the parish’s quality of life as good or excellent. That last number was the highest ever recorded by the firm behind the polling. 

1. Give us a brief history of your organization. 

Lafayette Shooters was founded in 1967 by Russell Jackson. He started reloading ammunition in his garage and eventually worked his way to a store front.

2. What would you tell the rest of Acadiana makes you special?

We have a well-trained staff along with an experienced management team. We are a company of outdoorsmen who are passionate about our business and industry.

LAFAYETTE PARISH — One Acadiana hosted CivicCon Acadiana: Quality of Life, welcoming Quint Studer back to Lafayette to release the results of a Quality-of-Life (QOL) Survey.

Vibrant Acadiana is a newly launched platform where they develop tools for data and dialogue on improving quality of life both civically and privately.

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Lafayette Parish's quality of life score was the highest ever recorded by Mason-Dixon Polling and Strategy, quality of life expert Quint Studer said during a One Acadiana event Wednesday.

Around 73% of Lafayette Parish residents who responded to the survey, which was commissioned by One Acadiana, said they had a positive view of the parish's quality of life, which Studer said was the highest mark the polling firm had ever seen in one of its surveys.

Something Borrowed Blooms, a local company that rents silk flower arrangements for weddings, unveiled its expanded 15,000-square-foot facility Thursday, giving the business the capacity to serve the surge of weddings expected in 2022.

Based in Lafayette, Something Borrowed Blooms serves brides across the country, providing access to premium silk flower arrangements at a lower cost. Lauren Bercier, co-founder and CEO of Something Borrowed Blooms, said the company is expecting more than 100% growth in 2022.

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