News | August 2022

Another site in Broussard has been certified for economic development under the state’s certified sites program.

The 65-acre site between St. Etienne Road and U.S. 90, referred to as Loul’s Landing, will put the total amount to 22 certified sites in Acadiana and seventh in Lafayette Parish, One Acadiana president and CEO Troy Wayman said. The certification helps agencies connect companies who are interested in locating in Louisiana find potential sites, which leads to job growth and investment in the region.

1. Give us a brief history of your organization. 

Dave Romagosa started Cornerstone Financial Group in 1969 with the belief that community involvement and giving should be at the forefront of any business. That way of doing business, paired with our affection for Acadiana, were factors that drew us to move our clients and business to CFG in 2022 from Wells Fargo Advisors in The Woodlands, TX.

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

LAFAYETTE, La. Today, Broussard Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) and Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA) with One Acadiana (1A), and Entergy announced that a 64.80-acre site located in Lafayette Parish has been certified under the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Certified Sites program.

LAGCOE (Louisiana's Global Conference on Energy) is a nonprofit energy industry organization focused on educational programs and a technical exposition & conference.

We are proud to announce Hannah Johnson, former Social Media Director at Klout 9, was promoted to Executive Director after 8 dedicated years of hard work and unwavering commitment to our team.  As Executive Director, she's continuously proven her passion for not only our company and this industry, but for clients as well.

Sarah and Adam Lopez, owners of Awardmaster in Lafayette, a leader in recognition and personalization services, announce today the purchase of Archie’s Recognition Specialists in Breaux Bridge. Archie’s has been part of the Breaux Bridge and St. Martin Parish community since 1947 and Sarah and Adam are excited to carry on Mr. Butch Hebert’s legacy. Maintaining Mr. Hebert’s reputation for quality work and good customer service is a priority while expanding the range of services provided.

Along Broad Avenue in east Memphis, where a streetcar once ran through the neighborhood that was the village of Binghampton, residents about 15 years ago decided to do something about the decaying neighborhood.

The streetcar that ran through the neighborhood had been ripped out in the 1950s and replaced with a road. Blocks were later abandoned. Blight took over. Until one day, the way Chuck Marohn with Strong Towns tells the story, folks there got fed up.

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