News | February 2018

1. Give me a brief history of your company.

Minute Med Walk-In Medical Clinic opened first location in 2012 and currently have three locations. The two partners have 50 years combined experience in the ER, so they decided to open their own clinic. 

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

We are pleased to announce that Kevin Carter has joined Standard Title, LLC as an Associate Real Estate Attorney and Licensed Louisiana Title Insurance Agent. 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three small business owners from Louisiana, Maine and Alaska respectively have been appointed to serve on the U.S. Small Business Administration's Regional Regulatory Fairness Boards by SBA Administrator Linda McMahon.

1. How long have you been a member of One Acadiana?

2 years and some change.

2. What do you most enjoy about One Acadiana?

As the State Legislature enters a Special Session to address the $1 billion “fiscal cliff” and prepares for a Regular Session to follow, 1A is aligned to support business and industry.

One of the key statewide organizations we partner with is the Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI), whose President & CEO Stephen Waguespack recently joined us for a legislative outlook. The outlook covered topics ranging from Medicaid and pension reform, to the possibility of a Constitutional Convention, to supporting early childhood through higher education.

Give us a brief history of your company.

Clean Juice was founded in 2014 in Charlotte, NC by Kat and Landon Eckles when they saw a true need missing in the marketplace. When researching juice bars, there were no certified organic options. This was a non-negotiable, so they created Clean Juice. The juice bar has created a fast-casual, healthy concept that people can rely on when they need a quick healthy choice.

One Acadiana and the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry offered an outlook on upcoming legislative efforts.

LABI CEO Stephen Waguespack was joined by interim 1A President Jim Bourgeois in localizing the focus of this morning’s forecast.

Waguespack said, “Too often all we hear are the political perspectives or the people inside the capitals perspectives. We need to hear from business owners what are the issues they need to grow and expand in Louisiana.”

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Want to fix the economic chaos plaguing Louisiana since the 1983 oil and gas crisis? Easy:

Southside High School had their ribbon cutting on Friday.

Jeremy Hidalgo, District 9 School Board Member said, “We knew that the desire was here but to see it happening takes it to a different level. It's a beautiful facility but more importantly state of the art for the students.”

The nonprofit Mozilla has announced that it is providing $55,000 to support four projects in Lafayette.

Each project will receive a grant of between $10,000 and $15,000.

“We’re focusing on projects that leverage gigabit internet speeds — up to 250 (times) average speeds — to make a positive impact,” said Lindsey Frost, who directs the Mozilla Community Gigabit Fund.

The four projects receiving grants in Lafayette are:

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