January 17, 2023 Lafayette, Louisiana – Rudick Construction Group (RCG) announces the promotion of its former Executive Vice President, Mike Roberts to the position of Chief Operating Officer as the growing multi-state business reorganizes itself to fuel its continued growth. In this new capacity, Roberts will be responsible for maintaining the business's daily operations, both in the office and in the construction field.

GDS Multifactor Authentication helps businesses meet regulatory compliance and qualify for cyber insurance.

Lafayette, LA, January 17, 2023: Global Data Systems (GDS), a leading full-service managed service provider, has recently been named on the MSSP Alert Top 250 MSSPs list. As a security-first company, GDS focuses on providing secure services, such as Multifactor Authentication, to businesses so they meet regulatory compliance and qualify for obtaining cyber insurance.

LAFAYETTE – South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) is expanding its Manufacturing Technology program to meet the growing demand for skilled workers in oil and gas, and emerging industries. The program, which was formerly known as Machine Tool Technology, will expand to two SLCC campuses in February.

Hospitals in Lafayette hope to play a bigger role in early childhood development in the region by working with parents immediately after giving birth.

Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center and Our Lady Of Lourdes Regional Medical Center will join forces in partnering with The Basics program and United Way of Acadiana to start a hospital-based early learning initiative, OLGH CEO Al Patin said during a CivicCon event Wednesday as part of One Acadiana’s Vibrant Community Summit.

A panel of local experts Tuesday suggested a promising outlook for jobs and the economy in Acadiana, despite some challenges.

Presenters at The Acadiana Economic Outlook Summit 2023, presented by The Acadiana Advocate and sponsored by Entergy and Acadian Cos., said they see strength in a newly emerging regional economy that is diverse, increasingly attractive to young people, and, bolstered by higher education, more agile than in many communities.

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ReHive was created in 2017 in an effort to be a real estate brokerage that offers customers the ability to sell their homes in the most efficient way for a better price than a traditional real estate brokerage by utilizing technology.

LAFAYETTE, La. – One Acadiana is kicking off its 2023 CivicCon Acadiana speaker series by hosting Dr. Ronald Ferguson of Harvard, who will give a talk on “Supporting Vibrant Early Learning.” Because 80 percent of brain growth happens by age three, the first three years of life are critical to ensuring the future health and success of our children. Dr. Ferguson will discuss the research on early brain development and offer tips and tools for parents to help build their baby’s brain.

Pet Passages® is pleased to announce the opening of their newest facility located right here in the heart of Acadiana. This brand-new state-of-the-art facility is the first of its kind in our area and ready to provide full service final care for the pets of Acadiana as well as a full line of customizable memorial products for their families.

Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory and Parks, Arts, Recreation, and Culture (PARC) Director Hollis Conway unveiled renderings of the new Brown Park Baseball and Softball Super Complex and Moore Park Soccer Super Complex. The improved parks will provide first-class fields for youth sports and drive Lafayette’s economy. “This investment in our community is necessary and overdue.

My career was always in the Ornamental Metals industry, starting in 1980 with my father as my mentor and teacher. Back then I wore a short beard and my hair started turning grey when I was 18, but by my mid-40’s, it was nearly all grey and white.

In 2008, I was a Project Manager for a company in Lake Charles, LA. On December 22, 2008, when I was 46 years old, I was lining up my crew to install a staircase. I accidentally fell 16 feet, on concrete, and had a Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI. I almost died!

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