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LAFAYETTE, La. – One Acadiana (1A) today released its “Workplace Readiness Playbook,” a comprehensive guide for businesses on reopening physical workplaces as stay-at-home restrictions are lifted.

Social media movement aims to help local restaurant industry

LAFAYETTE, La. - The community is encouraged to participate in "Acadiana To Geaux" and order takeout, delivery, or curbside meals on Thursday, May 7 and post photos of their meals on social media and tag their favorite restaurants with the hashtag #acadianatogeaux.

South Louisiana Community College Chancellor Natalie Harder has accepted the position of president at Coker University in Hartsville, South Carolina, a private four-year college with an enrollment of 1,200.

She will leave SLCC on May 29 and begin her new position June 1, becoming Coker’s 17th president.

The State Legislature returned to the Capitol last week with new safety protocols in place, and the clock is ticking until the Regular Session must adjourn on June 1. A number of bills, including 1A priorities, have already started to move, and there will be even more action this week as legislators also take up the State budget.

Here is some of the priority legislation 1A is engaged on:

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Monday, May 4, marked the return to action for Louisiana’s State Legislature, with only four weeks to go before the Regular Session must adjourn on June 1. Given the condensed schedule, legislators will have to focus in on key priorities, particularly the State budget.

Here is some of the priority legislation 1A is engaged on:

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LAFAYETTE, LA. – IBERIABANK Corporation (NASDAQ: IBKC), the holding company of the 133-year-old IBERIABANK (www.iberiabank.com), reports updated results related to the Small Business Association’s Paycheck Protection Program (SBA PPP).

Long before Lafayette led the state in expanding the type of businesses that could operate during the coronavirus pandemic, Hub City Cycles had looked for ways to attract more customers to its downtown shop.

Hub City Cycles months ago offered customers free pick up and delivery for bike repairs, a service that has become crucial to staying open during the quarantine, owner Megan Arceneaux said.

In an effort to make masks available to local businesses who are preparing to open soon, One Acadiana is teaming up with Mask on Every Face, LLC to offer disposable face masks to employers to provide to their employees.

According to a press release, One Acadiana will host a drive-thru at its location on 804 E. St. Mary Blvd in Lafayette on Thursday from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

One Acadiana is offering disposable face masks Thursdays for businesses in preparation for reopening.

The agency is partnering with Mask On Every Face LLC to provide masks for businesses to distribute to employees as businesses start to reopen following the COVID-19 shutdown, One Acadiana officials announced Wednesday.

Boxes of 50 masks are available for $25 plus sales tax, and all orders must be placed in person at the drive-thru line at 1-4 p.m. oustide One Acadiana’s officers, 804 E. St. Mary Blvd. Masks will be sold to businesses only.

One Acadiana and Mask on Every Face, LLC are teaming up to offer disposable face masks to employers to provide to their employees as businesses prepare to reopen. 

As the community comes together to reopen through the safest means possible, we ask that businesses not order more than their anticipated needs for one week so that we can help as many businesses as possible.

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Annual Report

Download our 2019 Annual Report and Business Directory.

Economic Recovery Toolkit

Check out 1A’s quick reference guides to key COVID-19 business assistance programs. Click the image to view.

1A Sites Selection Investment Profile

Check out our Investment Profile featured in Site Selection to learn about Acadiana’s target industries, regional assets, recent business recruitment wins, and business leaders’ perspective on finding success in Acadiana.

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Click the play button above to watch One Acadiana President & CEO Troy Wayman on the Louisiana Business & Industry Show.

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