News | March 2023

NEW IBERIA – SLCC’s Economic & Workforce Development Department will host a job fair focused on the industrial trades on Tuesday, April 18, 203, from 9 a.m. to noon at SLCC New Iberia campus located at 908 Ember Dr.  This hiring event is free and open to the public. 

1. Give us a brief history of your organization. 

LM Enterprises, LLC has been around for 25 years, but has recently re-branded to LMP. We focus on many aspects of the credit card business, such as merchant services, point of sales, e-commerce, B2B merchant services. Currently, LMP is concentrating on the ERC Program, Employee Retention Credit, for companies with 5 or more W-2 employees. This program ends in 2024.

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

1. Give us a brief history of your organization. 

FIX it CHANGE it all started because of a bill for a storage unit for $165!

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

Being a Money Life Coach provides me with the skills to support my clients to become at peace with their money and how they are spending it to stop the sleepless nights and financial arguments.

CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) today announced the creation of more than 700 jobs at its U.S. Onshore Delivery Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Lafayette Center has provided quality technology employment opportunities for local graduates, former residents looking to return home, and new talent from across the country since its opening in 2014.

Eliminating the state’s personal income tax is expected to be a significant topic of discussion at the Legislature’s upcoming session, an official with the Louisiana Business and Industry said.

Beverly Haydel, lead consultant for LABI’s LA23 intiative, said the issue along with further attempts to centralize sales tax collection throughout the state would be the most important tax policy issue for the business community in the upcoming session, which starts next month.

Louisiana Business Hub will connect entrepreneurs with business resources across the state

Jennings, LA - JD Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Chad L. Hebert to SVP Regional Market Executive for Acadiana. In this role, Hebert will oversee all commercial banking activities in Eunice, Lafayette, Mamou, New Iberia, Opelousas, and Ville Platte. He will continue to work with customers as a Commercial Lender in New Iberia. “Chad is a talented Commercial Lender and his passion for community banking makes him the ideal leader of our Acadiana Market,” said Jimmy LeBlanc, Chief Commercial Banking Officer.

A first step in keeping young talent in Lafayette is connecting with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and “rolling out the red carpet” to ensure those people feel welcome.

Maggi Bienvenu with One Acadiana and Carlee Alm-LaBar with the William C. Schumacher Family Foundation spoke at a Wednesday Lunch & Learn session about how to make the city more inviting to young talent and how an arms race has evolved among cities around the country to invest in bringing young professional to live. The session was sponsored by Downtown Lafayette Unlimited.

Lafayette, LA – One Acadiana (1A) has hired Brendan Dungan as Director of Business Development to lead and manage all business recruitment, retention, and expansion for the nine-parish regional economic development organization.

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