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LAFAYETTE, La., Jan. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LHCG) has received two national recognitions for its company culture as part of the “4th Annual Comparably Awards.” The Louisiana-based, in-home healthcare company ranked No. 7 on the list of “Best Companies for Women” and No. 27 on the “Best Culture” list for large companies (more than 500 employees).

BCM Advisors, LLC has announced that Montgomery Gossen has become a Member/Owner in the firm effective January 1, 2021.  As Director of Financial Planning, Mr. Gossen has been instrumental in formulating and implementing the financial planning services provided by BCM Advisors, LLC to its many clients. 

Montgomery has worked in the financial planning industry for over six years and is a Certified Financial Planner™.  He currently serves as Chairman of the Acadiana Family Tree and is a graduate of Leadership Lafayette, Class XXXI.

A strategic partnership involving One Acadiana and the Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center will use strengths of both organizations to advance their shared or complementary missions.

The agreement was announced Tuesday by both organizations.

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One Acadiana (1A) and the Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center at UL Lafayette (Blanco Center) have signed an agreement to form a strategic partnership to advance the two organizations’ shared missions. Both organizations are engaged on work to improve the policy environment at the local, regional, and state level, and this partnership will ensure alignment of staff and other resources to strengthen their collective impact.

Mix a love of cooking with a desire to eat healthy, let it stew for a few years, and sprinkle in a dash of entrepreneurship, what do you get? You get Kelsey Sander’s recently launched small business, “Eat Fuel Fleurish,” which “offers balanced meals that provide adequate fuel to help the body fleurish”.

Casey Hoyt and Michael Moore, founders of VieMed Healthcare, Inc., the largest independent non-invasive ventilation therapy provider in the U S., joined Jan Swift of Discover Lafayette to discuss their journey. They were joined by Casey’s dad, Max Hoyt, who has been a mentor, investor, and V. P. of Governmental Relations for VieMed until recently. They shared their journey in building a highly successful organization based upon mutual respect of their partner’s talents as well as having each other’s back at all times.

Amazon will build a new 1-million-square-foot, fulfillment center in Lafayette Parish, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday, a move that could bring about 500 jobs to the north side of the parish.

The $100 million facility, which will be in Carencro, will be the first Amazon fulfillment center in Louisiana.

Edwards called it a "tremendous project win for the State of Louisiana."

"This facility signals a new milestone for Carencro, which has seen significant growth over the past few years," Edwards said.

Despite seeing low sales activity in parts of 2020, Lafayette Parish could break retail sales records this year, owing in large part to significant gains in areas like food sales, home furniture sales and building material stores.

In April, Lafayette Parish's retail sales figures looked dire. Compared to 2019, sales dropped $72 million, or 16.2%, for the month and were down $89.8 million, or 4.5%, on the year. 

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Baba Kabab has been a dream for our family. We've always wanted to bring a true Kabab House to Southern Louisiana, that infused the flavors and spices of traditional Turkish cuisine.

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Our unique dishes made in our Old World Clay Pot Oven. Dishes are crafted in a clay pot, sealed, then cooked to perfection in our clay pot oven!  

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