News | January 2023

LAFAYETTE, LA – Downtown Lafayette Unlimited proudly announces that Madeleine Groth, DDS will celebrate its first anniversary on Tuesday, January 31st.

LAFAYETTE, La. – Louisiana Economic Development recognized the City and Parish of Lafayette as a Louisiana Development Ready Community, the 54th parish or municipality to receive state certification of local investment readiness since the program began in 2008.

1. Give us a brief history of your organization. 

Four years ago, I opened the first Coffee Dash in Maurice. After I was laid off from my mortgage industry job, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to start my dream of opening a coffee shop. Now the opportunity came to open Coffee Dash in Lafayette and here I am. We opened up late 2022.

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

Lafayette, LA – One Acadiana (1A)’s leadership has announced new appointments to the board. The Board of Directors of the economic development organization and chamber of commerce will focus in 2023 on business development, policy, and membership initiatives.

The region’s business leaders elected the following 2023 Officers:

The Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association is pleased to announce that Mardi Gras is back in full swing here in Lafayette!! Greater Southwest is making final plans to roll with its full complement of parades including the Friday Night Kick-Off Parade Honoring Lafayette’s Bicentennial and our Festivals!

NEW ORLEANS – December 8, 2022 – Full-service law firm Liskow & Lewis APLC today launched a rebrand focused on its core work in the energy sector, reflecting the firm’s roots and its ongoing commitment to leading clients in their evolving industries. The rebrand includes a new visual identity and website that align with the needs of its longtime clients as they work to achieve their energy transition goals, while respecting Liskow’s history of leadership in the sector, dating back to its founding nearly 90 years ago.

January 17, 2023 Lafayette, Louisiana – Rudick Construction Group (RCG) announces the promotion of its former Executive Vice President, Mike Roberts to the position of Chief Operating Officer as the growing multi-state business reorganizes itself to fuel its continued growth. In this new capacity, Roberts will be responsible for maintaining the business's daily operations, both in the office and in the construction field.

GDS Multifactor Authentication helps businesses meet regulatory compliance and qualify for cyber insurance.

Lafayette, LA, January 17, 2023: Global Data Systems (GDS), a leading full-service managed service provider, has recently been named on the MSSP Alert Top 250 MSSPs list. As a security-first company, GDS focuses on providing secure services, such as Multifactor Authentication, to businesses so they meet regulatory compliance and qualify for obtaining cyber insurance.

LAFAYETTE – South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) is expanding its Manufacturing Technology program to meet the growing demand for skilled workers in oil and gas, and emerging industries. The program, which was formerly known as Machine Tool Technology, will expand to two SLCC campuses in February.

Hospitals in Lafayette hope to play a bigger role in early childhood development in the region by working with parents immediately after giving birth.

Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center and Our Lady Of Lourdes Regional Medical Center will join forces in partnering with The Basics program and United Way of Acadiana to start a hospital-based early learning initiative, OLGH CEO Al Patin said during a CivicCon event Wednesday as part of One Acadiana’s Vibrant Community Summit.


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