December 10, 2018, Baton Rouge, LALafayette, LA based prepared meal business Good Eats Kitchen announces its acquisition of Fresh Kitchen’s two retail store locations in Baton Rouge.  The financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, however in addition to the two retail stores, Good Eats Kitchen is also acquiring Fresh Kitchen’s branding and recipes for many of  Fresh Kitchen’s most popular meals. Good Eats Kitchen will also retain many of Fresh Kitchen’s employees.

1. Give us a brief history of your company.

1. How long have you been a member of One Acadiana? 

Approximately 22 years

2. What do you most enjoy about One Acadiana?

All the lovely people I have  met in and  through this organization…

1. How long have you been a member of One Acadiana?

I have been a member for about 9 months!

2. What do you most enjoy about One Acadiana?

Lake Charles, La.- Marsha Williams, an experienced banker and Lake Charles native has been promoted to the position of Senior VP/Chief Credit Officer. Williams has worked for JD Bank for three years, most recently serving as manager of the Credit Analysis Department. She actually accepted her first banking position more than 27 years ago while a student at McNeese State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Williams has years of experience in credit analysis/commercial loan underwriting and business relationship banking.

The Leadership Institute of Acadiana announced the names of 32 people chosen for Leadership Lafayette's Class XXXII next year.

Participants represent a cross-section of the community’s business, civic and non-profit sectors.

1. Give us a brief history of your company Started by two Sicilian men from Texas, Carrabba’s Italian Grill is here to offer its guests a unique, Italian dining experience. From the moment they docked in Galveston, TX, the flavors of southern food enticed the men. From Louisiana to Texas, the options were limitless. Founded in 1986, Johnny Carrabba III and his uncle Damian Mandola crafter Carrabba’s Italian Grill with the idea of offering Italian-American food.

Movies filmed in Lafayette Parish begin airing next week on Lifetime and ION Channels

Lafayette, LA - Three films made in Lafayette Parish this year are set to premiere over the holidays. These films will feature locations, actors and events familiar to citizens of Lafayette Parish, including Noel Acadien au Village at Acadian Village and Downtown Christmas decorations.

November 22, 7 p.m., The Christmas Contract, Lifetime

December 2, 8 p.m., Christmas Cupid’s Arrow, ION

December 16, 7 p.m., Hometown Christmas, Lifetime

EUNICE — Riceland Crawfish is planning a $3 million expansion, one that will allow the company to add 10 jobs and 30-40 seasonal jobs.

Riceland Crawfish got its start in 1984 out of a pickup, and now the company is spending $2 million on a new facility, which will be behind the Sub Zero Storage building, located on the city's east side at 5348 E. U.S. 190, and $1 million for new equipment to process crawfish and alligator meat. 

Home Bank has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For in 2018 by American Banker Magazine. The Best Banks to Work For program identifies, recognizes, and honors U.S. banks for outstanding employee satisfaction.

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1A Sites Selection Investment Profile

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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.

Southern Louisiana Economic Development Guide 2015-2016

Look for coverage of Acadiana throughout Vol. 1 of the 2015-2016 Southern Louisiana Economioc Development Guide. Click the image to view.

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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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News Page Play Button.pngClick the icon to listen to Harry Weiss and Dr. Pearson Cross discussing the importance of I-49 South and the I-49 Lafayette Connector project on KRVS Radio Acadie 88.7 FM

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