LHC Group broke ground on the home health company’s $46 million operations center in Lafayette, Louisiana. The project is expected to create 500 direct jobs.

Acadiana business leaders met Friday morning to look ahead at the 2019 legislative session and discuss Louisiana's business climate.

Several big issues will be decided in the upcoming session, issues that could have a big impact on local business people, according to Stephen Waguespack, president and CEO of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry.

Waguespack spoke to about 50 people gathered at the Cecil Picard Center in Lafayette for the annual legislative breakfast conducted by One Acadiana.

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and LHC Group Chairman and CEO Keith Myers joined state, local and federal officials to break ground on the home health company’s $46 million Lafayette home office expansion.

On Thursday, Sarah Berthelot was the guest speaker at the Acadiana Women’s Network luncheon, sponsored by One Acadiana.

Berthelot is president and chief executive officer of the Louisiana Association of United Ways.

When the late Charles Fenstermaker Jr. founded C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates LLC in 1950, he established a culture of family within his own family unit and his fledgling surveying company.

The company began its life in New Iberia and moved several times before settling in its current compound at 135 Regency Square in the early 1980s. When his grandson, Charles Fenstermaker, was named president in February, it marked the third generation of the family to lead the surveying company that has been a mainstay in Lafayette’s business community for almost 70 years.

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.

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