Opportunitiesto Engage

With a robust set of engagement opportunities and built-in benefits, such as digital and print directory listings, free ribbon-cuttings and other business milestone celebrations, plentiful networking opportunities, and access to invaluable business resources, your membership will enhance both your business presence and personal stake in the community.  


Chris Messner

Manager, Membership


Gain the Value of Membership

Your depth of involvement is up to you, and once you join, you’ll get access to a number of benefits, including:

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Meet, network and connect with businesses, partners, and other regional leaders through events, committee meetings, and more.

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Access a broad range of informative small business workshops spanning topics like technology, strategy, branding/marketing and more at no cost to you.

Membership Benefits

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Raise your profile—and by extension, your bottom line—through a variety of One Acadiana sponsorship opportunities.

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Stay informed on matters that impact the local economy, business and the community at large through Leadership Exchanges and policy forums.

Make the most of your membership by taking advantage of the benefits outlined below.


  • Priority access to over 50 annual events
  • Networking opportunities each month
  • Cost-savings of member pricing at all 1A events
  • Community involvement through member-only committee access
  • Regular, informative updates from the 1A team about the issues you care about most
  • Opportunities to promote your brand through a variety of sponsorship options. View our 2023 sponsorship guide.
  • Exclusive opportunity to become a 1A Ambassador
  • Complimentary ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings, and grand openings (eligible for 1 per year with active membership)
  • Referrals for all inquiries coming to the 1A office
  • Listing on 1A website and annual business directory
  • Access to small business resource center
  • Access to 1A’s new community calendar in order to promote your upcoming events

Ready to gain access to all this and more?

Fill out an online membership application today!

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Get Access to Events Year-Round

With over 50 events a year, 1A offers members plenty of opportunities to gain the connections you want, the knowledge you need, and the exposure you’re seeking to make your business successful.

Regional Celebration


1A’s premier annual event designed to bring together the region’s businesses and economic development partners for a celebration of Acadiana.

600+ attendees

1 event per year

An Expert's Perspective


This series taps the experience of local, state, and national experts to gain insight on subjects ranging from public policy issues to business related topics.

80-150 attendees

2 event per year

Annual Investor Meeting


Reach a room full of Acadiana's most engaged  business leaders as 1A's stakeholders take part  in an annual strategic planning process and  receive an organization update.

80-150 attendees

1 event per year

Lessons from the Corner Office


Featuring community and business leaders, this series offers a behind-the-scenes look  at what it takes to lead and thrive in  
the marketplace.

80-150 attendees

3 events per year

55 by 25 Summit


This annual summit features CEOs, educators, and students focused on increased  educational attainment as a fundamental  driver of economic development.

90-100 attendees

1 event per year

Acadiana Women's Network


This program is designed to foster connections  and career development among women in  business by encouraging leadership across generations and experience levels.

80-120 attendees

4 events per year

Joint Chamber Social


The Asian Chamber of Commerce, Greater SWLA Black Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and One Acadiana host this annual social attended by business and community leaders throughout the region. 

80-150 attendees

1 event per year

1A Luncheons


Issues of regional interest come to the  forefront as we provide up-to-date information about our initiatives over lunch in this series that spans matters of arts and culture,  education, urban revitalization, business  development, and more.

40-60 attendees

6 events per year

Open House


Join us for an opportunity to meet 1A staff, partners, ambassadors, and members over a casual lunch.

50-80 attendees

4 events per year

Check out our upcoming events page for your next opportunity to get involved.

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