News | October 2018

1. Give us a brief history of your company.

1. Give us a brief history of your company.

Indoor Recreation sells and services game tables including pool, air hockey, foosball, and ping-pong tables, as well as sells pool cues, ball sets, cloth, racks, pub tables, arcade games, juke boxes, poker tables, bars, barstools, and clocks. And It all started in a garage!

1. Give us a brief history of your company.

My business history dates back to 1962 when I opened my first retail clothing store on Holcombe Blvd. (across from the Shamrock Hilton) in Houston, TX.  From this one 1200 sq ft store, I grew the business to 15 stores in Houston, New Orleans, and New York.  I was fortunate enough to find key employees who supported my efforts. Today, I remain in the retail business as well as the real estate business.

Opelousas, LA St. Landry Parish Economic Development with One Acadiana (1A) announced that a 45.77-acre site along I-49 has been certified under the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Certified Sites program.

State economic development officials have certified a 45-acre site along Interstate 49 in Opelousas in a move expected to help attract businesses and industry to the area. 

The site, called Blue Andrus, is on the south side of Opelousas along the I-49 frontage road south of the Judson Walsh exit.

A certified site is a development-ready industrial site that has completed the review process by both Louisiana Economic Development and an independent third-party engineering firm.

Candidates running for 3rd Congressional District face off in Forum sponsored by One Acadiana Wednesday, October 17

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Six of the seven candidates vying for the 3rd Congressional District race took part in a candidate forum Wednesday night.

The crowded field includes four Democrats, “Rob” Anderson, Mimi Methvin, Larry Rader, and Verone Thomas; two Republicans, Josh Guillory and U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins; and one Libertarian, Aaron Andrus.

Rader was scheduled to attend, but backed out of the forum citing a last-minute scheduling conflict.

Hosted by One Acadiana, the public forum was moderated by Dr. Pearson Cross, Associate Dean University of Louisiana at Lafayette at the Picard Center on Oct. 17. 

Election day is Nov. 6

The forum's participating candidates: Rob Anderson (D), Aaron Andrus (L), Josh Guillory (R), Mimi Methvin (D), Larry Rader (D), Vernone Thomas (D) and incumbent congressman Rep. Clay Higgins (R).

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One Acadiana is hosting a forum tonight for the seven candidates on the ballot for the Nov. 6 election to represent southwest Louisiana in Congress.

The event, set for 6 p.m. at The Picard Center, 200 E. Devalcourt St., will feature Democrat Rob Anderson, Libertarian Aaron Andrus, Republican Josh Guillory, Democrat Mimi Methvin, Democrat Larry Rader, Democrat Vernone Thomas and Republican incumbent Clay Higgins.

The National EMS Academy in Lafayette is celebrating 15 years of training first-responders, but it's not dwelling in the past.

"As EMS professionals become more valuable in more health care settings and industries, (like) oil and gas, the demand for them is going to grow exponentially," NEMSA Director Kirk Lacour said Thursday at an event marking the 15th anniversary of the academy.

Acadian Companies and South Louisiana Community College partnered in 2003 to open the Lafayette academy to meet the demands of a national paramedic shortage.


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