News | February 2019

Leadership Exchange trip to Greenville, S.C. set for March 31 – April 2

LAFAYETTE, La. – One Acadiana, (1A) is excited to host a unique opportunity for regional business leaders to travel as a delegation to Greenville, S.C. for the 2019 Leadership Exchange program.

The event is sponsored by Billeaud Companies, Jones Walker and Acadiana Advocate.

The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce annual membership awards showcase the impact and vital role that businesses and individuals play in the overall development and well-being of our community. According to the Chamber, “Award winners set themselves apart from the competition and are outstanding representatives of our Vermilion Parish business community.”

1. Give us a brief history of your company.

Lawn Doctor has been in business for over 50 years.  A year and a half ago I was fortunate enough to obtain a local franchise, creating Lawn Doctor of Lafayette.  I am a resident of Lafayette, born and raised in Franklin, LA.

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

Acadiana's economy was the focus as economic development and business leaders joined The Acadiana Advocate for a discussion about the area's economic outlook Tuesday.

The overall tone for the 2019 Economic Outlook Summit was one of cautious optimism. According to Troy Wayman, president and chief operating officer of One Acadiana, and many other panelists, things are looking up for the Acadiana region's economy.

Lafayette celebrates Waitr Day to hail technology expansion that also will net 227 new indirect jobs

Hundreds of business-minded people gathered at the Cajundome for One Acadiana’s Regional Celebration.

The celebration is all about networking, and putting a spotlight on local economic development and what’s next for the region.

“it’s not just about attracting new companies to come to your area. it’s about taking care of the companies that are already here.” said One Acadiana CEO Troy Wayman.

Wayman says one of the organization’s proudest accomplishments are the efforts of the business retention and expansion program.

Economic impact and setting the groundwork for the future of Acadiana's economy were the themes for One Acadiana's 2019 Regional Celebration Wednesday night.

Acadiana, here are the facts.

More than six out of every ten Louisiana children under age five, live in homes where both parents, or their single parent, work outside the home. Sixteen percent of parents with young children quit their jobs because of child care issues. Two out of five working parents missed a day of work over the previous three months, one out of five went from full to part-time, and more than one out of ten turned down a promotion - all because of child care issues.

1. Give me a brief history of your company.

As a member of the International & Regional Magazine Association (IRMA), Acadiana Profile is one among several regional magazines spread across the United States, Canada and now Bermuda. In addition to these following awards, Acadiana Profile has been a finalist for Magazine of the Year three years in a row:

2018 Gold Medals

  • Overall Art Direction
  • Magazine Photographer
  • Art Direction of a Single Story
  • Food Feature
  • Department

2018 Silver Medals


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