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1. Give us a brief history of your organization. 

Standard Title is a veteran-owned real estate title company founded in Lafayette in 2001. With five locations across South Louisiana, Standard Title provides residential and commercial title, escrow, and legal support services.

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

McDonald’s owner/operators, EJ and Chris Krampe along with their more than 2200 South Louisiana team members, will be celebrating 50 years in business for all of 2022! EJ and Chris’ father, Ed Krampe Jr. began operating his first McDonald’s restaurant in Lafayette, La. in 1972. “We have been bringing families together to enjoy fun food in South Louisiana for over 50 years. We look forward to celebrating this milestone with our guests, our employees, and our entire McDonald’s family and community throughout 2022”, said Chris Krampe. 

Jennings, LA – JD Bank is pleased to announce the promotions of Lisa Johnson to SVP/Director of Mortgage Lending and Lesley Schexnayder to SVP/Assistant Manager of Mortgage Lending. 

the705 Young Leaders for a Better Acadiana announces the following community leaders as Acadiana’s Top Twenty Under Forty for 2021:

Albrecht, Tyler - Realtor, Keaty Real Estate

Angelety, Kisharra - Admissions Representative, Willow Charter Academy

Babin, Christopher - Vice President/COO, Better Business Bureau Serving Acadiana

Brandon, Noah - CEO, Unitech Training Academy

Christ, Kalli -  Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana

Communities like Erath, LA are working hard to improve the quality of life for residents of all ages.

In partnership with AARP, local leaders have been able to turn that idea into a reality. As part of that effort, AARP created its Community Challenge program. These quick-action grants are designed to fund innovative projects that inspire change in areas such as transportation, public spaces, housing, diversity and inclusion, civic engagement, coronavirus response and more.

Charles Fenstermaker with Fenstermaker has been named chair of One Acadiana for 2022.

The economic development organization and chamber of commerce announced its offers earlier this week after Steven Hebert with Billeaud Companies ended his term as chair and will focus on business development, policy, and membership initiatives in the new year.

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette educators and community business leaders are coordinating the Accelerate Vermilion program to help spur entrepreneurial and economic development efforts in Vermilion Parish.

UL Lafayette’s Louisiana Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center, the Vermilion Economic Development Alliance, and Nehemiah Projects of Acadiana will lead the 3-week initiative.

Lafayette, LA – 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 2022 on business development, policy, and membership initiatives.

The region’s business leaders invested in 1A have elected 2022 Officers:

1. Give us a brief history of your organization. 

Gulf Coast Teaching Family Services, Inc. d/b/a Gulf Coast Social Services – the Agency is a private, nonprofit corporation founded in Louisiana in 1983 to provide human service programs for Louisiana citizens.

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

1. Give us a brief history of your organization. 

J&S TAX PROS was founded in Jan. of 2012 By Jason Jones and the late Sherressa Faulk [August 2021]. We started in 2012 with one office with divided cubicles and served 122 tax clients. 10 years later J&S TAX PROS now serves nearly 2,000 tax clients and has employed over 20 tax preparers. J&S TAX PROS now has 3 locations [Lafayette, New Iberia, and Houston].

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

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Annual Report

Download our 2021 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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