The Acadiana Women’s Network held its first session over the lunch hour at Le Pavillion in Lafayette today.

Featured speakers for the Women’s Professional Networking Group were Sara Berthelot from united way and Missy Andrade of Girls and Boys Clubs of Acadiana.

President of Louisiana Association of United Ways Sarah Berthelot says she hopes the event allow attendees to find their inner passion.

Chase will provide breakfast to a small group of business owners to discuss methods small business owners can utilize to secure capital during the early stages.  The seminar will cover credit topics including, initial credit considerations, tools for identifying the health of the business and credit options.

Time: Wednesday, March 20 at 7:30 - 9:00 AM

Location: French Press Downtown 214 E Vermillion St, Lafayette LA

To RSVP contact Kristen Trahan

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards joined CEO Andreas Löwenstein of Kopter Group AG, Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux, Secretary Don Pierson of Louisiana Economic Development, and other state, regional and local officials to celebrate Kopter’s selection of Lafayette for assembly of its SH09 helicopters.

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Assembly of SH09 helicopters in Lafayette to result in more than 275 new direct and indirect jobs

ATLANTA — Gov. John Bel Edwards and CEO Andreas Löwenstein of Kopter Group AG announced the Switzerland-based helicopter maker will assemble its new SH09 helicopter in Lafayette, Louisiana, for customers throughout the Americas. The executives announced Kopter’s selection of Louisiana in Atlanta, where 18,000 industry professionals and 700 exhibitors are taking part in the 2019 HAI Heli-Expo.

Leadership Exchange trip to Greenville, S.C. set for March 31 – April 2

LAFAYETTE, La. – One Acadiana, (1A) is excited to host a unique opportunity for regional business leaders to travel as a delegation to Greenville, S.C. for the 2019 Leadership Exchange program.

The event is sponsored by Billeaud Companies, Jones Walker and Acadiana Advocate.

The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce annual membership awards showcase the impact and vital role that businesses and individuals play in the overall development and well-being of our community. According to the Chamber, “Award winners set themselves apart from the competition and are outstanding representatives of our Vermilion Parish business community.”

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Lawn Doctor has been in business for over 50 years.  A year and a half ago I was fortunate enough to obtain a local franchise, creating Lawn Doctor of Lafayette.  I am a resident of Lafayette, born and raised in Franklin, LA.

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Acadiana's economy was the focus as economic development and business leaders joined The Acadiana Advocate for a discussion about the area's economic outlook Tuesday.

The overall tone for the 2019 Economic Outlook Summit was one of cautious optimism. According to Troy Wayman, president and chief operating officer of One Acadiana, and many other panelists, things are looking up for the Acadiana region's economy.

Lafayette celebrates Waitr Day to hail technology expansion that also will net 227 new indirect jobs

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Southern Louisiana Economic Development Guide 2015-2016

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Click the play button above to watch a recording of the LOGA Gubernatorial Forum moderated by One Acadiana President & CEO Jason El Koubi. The Forum was held March 13, 2015 in Lake Charles.

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