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One Acadiana is a business-led organization with a community focus. We enable member businesses and individuals to work together to build a stronger business community.
Mary Ann Mahtook
Director, Investor & Member Relations
When businesses get involved with One Acadiana, they’re pledging their commitment to the growth and development of the entire region – and stand to benefit greatly through exposure, connection, knowledge, and resources. Membership provides organizations insight into the Lafayette and Acadiana business community and facilitates active involvement with the community, other businesses, vendors, and your customers.
Experience the Benefits of Membership
Why should you join?
Visit our benefits page for an in-depth look at the built-in benefits of 1A membership.Learn More
We're excited that you're interested in membership.Learn More
In addition to the benefits you receive, your membership helps us make Acadiana one of the world’s best places to live, work, and build a business.
Your membership helps us:
- Make our communities and region stronger by seizing opportunities and addressing our obstacles via transportation infrastructure, workforce development, public education, urban revitalization and more.
- Grow our region by strategically marketing the area to attract, expand and retain business investment and job opportunities.
- Cultivate business growth and leadership by providing engagement and leadership development opportunities—networking, committees, events, and other programs—to improve both your business and your community.
Ready to join?
Convinced yet? Click below to fill out our online membership application today.
Interested in more information about 1A membership, but not ready to commit yet? Fill out the form at the link below to receive more information about the benefits of membership.
Improve the place we call home
Or lend your voice and take the lead in growing Acadiana’s economy by becoming an investor. 1A investors enjoy all the membership benefits outlined above, plus access to additional leadership opportunities.
Interested in taking your membership to the next level?
Enhance your membership for increased leadership opportunities & networking by becoming an investor.Learn More
When your company invests in 1A, you are taking an active role in developing the economic trajectory of Acadiana and securing a bright economic future for our nine-parish region.
As a member of 1A, you are afforded countless opportunities to gain access, uncover resources, create exposure, and expand your knowledge at our events throughout the year. Stay up-to-date on all our great activities and join us to expand your network in Acadiana.
For all things events,
Director, Marketing & Communications
1A’s premier annual event designed to bring together the region’s businesses and economic development partners for a celebration of Acadiana.
1 event per year
Building the Region Conference
Each year, this two-day traveling conference showcases multiple parishes in the 1A region. Participants get an in-depth look at the industries driving our local economy and interact with change-makers shaping Acadiana's future.
1 event per year
Acadiana Women’s Network
This program is designed to foster connections and career development among women in business. These events aim to encourage and promote professional leadership across geography and generations.
4 events per year
Lessons from the Corner Office
Featuring premiere executives and business leaders, this new series offers a behind the scenes look at what it takes to lead and thrive in the marketplace, including how top managers confront challenges.
2 events per year
An Expert’s Perspective
This symposium series taps the experience of state and national experts to gain insight on subjects ranging from public policy issues, including urban revitalization, to business topics like strategic marketing.
4-6 events per year
Socials offer an opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow 1A investors, members, and partners. These larger events are loose on programming and heavy on conversation.
2-3 events per year
Small Business Workshops
These monthly workshops and seminars provide a resource to businesses looking to gain a competitive edge. Held in collaboration with regional partners, the workshops help strengthen the bottom line by leveraging the expertise of professionals in Louisiana.
10-12 events per year
A new, no-frills monthly lunch series focused on issues of regional interest, including arts and culture, energy, and business development. Council luncheons will happen monthly and will cover a variety of topics throughout the year.
10-12 events per year
Alex Lazard is Focused on Forward
Alex Lazard knows having a voice means having the courage to speak up. And thanks to One Acadiana, voices from Destiny of Faith Church are being amplified across efforts to revitalize Lafayette’s Evangeline Thruway corridor. Because when we work as one, we can impact the place we call home.
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