Knowledge, Resources,Exposure, Access
One Acadiana provides various opportunities for members to become involved in the advancement of our regional business community.
We welcome you to get involved by joining a committee to help deliver results against the core strategies of The Campaign for One Acadiana, or becoming an Ambassador and serving as a membership liaison for businesses in Acadiana.
Brittany Sylvester Gaspard
Coordinator, Investor & Member Relations
Ways to Get Involved
Though the reasons that businesses join One Acadiana vary, we consistently hear about the importance of connecting with people and getting involved. That's why we created over 100 opportunities each year for members to come together, meet other business owners, promote their brand, and get informed about issues affecting the business climate of our community. We outlined a number of specific ways to get involved today:
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Attend our events
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.
Join a committee
1A committees provide opportunities to deliver results on the core strategies of The Campaign for One Acadiana. These groups meet regularly to help drive the discussion on how to improve our community and quality of life, while growing your business.
Become an Ambassador
As an Ambassador of One Acadiana, you have the opportunity to be a part of this new chapter and to share your support of our regional efforts with businesses throughout Acadiana.
Sign up to receive regular updates
Receive regular, informative updates from the 1A team about the issues you care about most by signing up to receive 1A emails
Share your companies' news with the community
We love to share our members' good news! If your business has a news story or press release you'd like to share on our website, please email our communications team to include it on this page.
Events at a Glance
With over 100 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. See our events at a glance below:
1A’s premier annual event designed to bring together the region’s businesses and economic development partners for a celebration of Acadiana.
700+ Attendees | 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
Coffee with 1A
These small monthly breakfasts provide an opportunity to chat with President & CEO Jason El Koubi, ask questions and get involved in our community.
10-12 events per year
Check out our upcoming events page for your next opportunity to get involved.
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