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We may be in the middle of a pandemic, but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate Mardi Gras safely.

Wednesday, One Acadiana did just that. They hosted a Gâteau to Geaux drive-thru king cake event.

The community was invited to pick up a slice of king cake and other Mardi Gras goodies.

The organization partnered with Village Deaux, Beads for Less, and Bubbli Balloons to host the socially distanced celebration.

 

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and community business leaders are coordinating the Accelerate Northside program to help spur COVID-19-related economic recovery.


UL Lafayette’s Louisiana Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center and the Greater Southwest Louisiana Black Chamber of Commerce will lead the 12-week initiative.

One Acadiana (1A) is partnering with Village Deaux, Beads for Less, and Bubbli Balloons to host "Gâteau to Geaux,” a socially distance Mardi Gras celebration. Participants can stop by the by One Acadiana’s drive-thru to pick up a complimentary slice of King Cake and other Mardi Gras goodies while supplies last.

Date & Time:

Thursday, Feb. 4

7:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Where:

One Acadiana

804 E. St. Mary Blvd.

Lafayette, LA 70503

Cars will need to enter the drive-through pick up area from St. Mary Blvd. and exit on Harding St.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and community business leaders are coordinating the Accelerate Northside program to help spur COVID-19-related economic recovery.

UL Lafayette’s Louisiana Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center and the Greater Southwest Louisiana Black Chamber of Commerce will lead the 12-week initiative.

The entities are enlisting volunteer businesspersons who will provide consulting and mentoring to owners of small businesses and people interested in starting a business on the north side of Lafayette.

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Although our company is new, our staff are all familiar faces to the area with combined 30 years of experience in taking care of Acadiana. We opened the doors of Advanced Anti-Aging Center in February 2020 providing our expert and friendly care that our patients know and appreciate. 

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What:

One Acadiana (1A) is partnering with Village Deaux, Beads for Less, and Bubbli Balloons to host "Gâteau to Geaux,” a socially distance Mardi Gras celebration. Participants can stop by the by One Acadiana’s drive-thru to pick up a complimentary slice of King Cake and other Mardi Gras goodies while supplies last.

Date & Time:

Thursday, Feb. 4

7:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Where:

One Acadiana

804 E. St. Mary Blvd.

Lafayette, LA 70503

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Ochsner Lafayette General President and CEO David Callecod is transitioning to a new role as an executive advisor for Ochsner Health, the company announced Wednesday. Patrick Gandy, the COO, will take over as the system's new leader after the transition.

Callecod has been with the Lafayette General system for 12 years, overseeing its merge with Ochsner Health in 2020. His transition will be effective March 1.

Kathleen Healy-Collier will take over as the market president for the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System's Acadiana region and will join the ministry Feb. 22.

In her new role, Healy-Collier will lead the 328 beds at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s, Our Lady of Lourdes Heart Hospital, the Lourdes Physician Group and the services offered by Our Lady of Lourdes and its partners and locations. 

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 2021 on business development, policy, and membership initiatives.

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