News | July 2022

Carencro native LeTisha Boast and her friend, Will Nixon Jr., started Beau Monsieur together. Beau Monsieur offers products and services that cater specifically to the self-care regimen of men. Although there are a plethora of self-care and grooming options for women within the region, they recognized that there were not as many options for men to get pampered and catered to, outside of maybe the traditional barbershop.

A staggering two-thirds of Americans in a recent poll said that the country is on the wrong track — and the survey is not an outlier.

There’s discontent everywhere, but giant and distant actors in our economy and society are out of our control. We can hardly talk sense to the Kremlin, or kick Congress in the pants to get something done instead of mud wrestle.

What can we do?

1. Give us a brief history of your organization. 

Family has always been important to the Cajun people who call South Louisiana home. It’s not uncommon to still see many small businesses in the region that are operated by third or fourth generation family members. The Best Stop followed this great tradition when opening their small supermarket in 1986.

BATON ROUGE, La. – LED FastStart, the State of Louisiana economic incentive program that provides sophisticated workforce development support for eligible new and expanding businesses, has been honored as the best customized training program in America for a record 13th consecutive year.

LAFAYETTE– Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) announces the addition of Dr. Alvaro Manrique, cardiac electrophysiologist, to its team of physicians in Lafayette.

As an electrophysiologist, Dr. Manrique specializes in diagnosing and treating atypical heart rhythms and conditions relating to the electrical activity of the heart. He is seeing patients at CIS locations at 2730 Ambassador Caffery and 441 Heymann Boulevard.

Project will create 100 new direct jobs as Iberia Parish grows its aviation industry.

Molded components manufacturer invests $5M to double workspace, add equipment

1. Give us a brief history of your organization. 

Betsy Richard Consulting began in 2017 after a prompting from friends and family to transfer my leadership and team building skills from a direct selling business to the local market.

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

NEW IBERIA – South Louisiana Community College is seeking residents in three South Louisiana parishes who may want to pursue their higher education dreams.

JENNINGS, La. – Louisiana Economic Development recognized Jefferson Davis Parish as the state’s newest Louisiana Development Ready Community in a presentation Friday at the Gator Chateau. The parish becomes the 51st participant in the community development program, now in its 14th year.


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