June 28, 2012 06:00 AM
Record-low interest rates lead to an uptick in refinancing options for commercial realty. By Heather MillerHome refinancing is at its highest in three years with fixed mortgage rates floating at an all-time low, but for local businesses looking to save ...
May 30, 2012 06:00 AM
Gregg Gothreaux had to say it three times before the audience realized its significance.By Leslie Turk Lafayette Economic Development Authority President and Chief Executive Officer Gregg Gothreaux told the audience at the inaugural May 17 State of the ...
April 25, 2012 06:00 AM
From foreclosures to fraud to suicide, a lawsuit filed against Opelousas-based St. Landry Homestead Bank alleges a wild Ponzi scheme' in rural Cajun Country. By Heather Miller It's been six months since U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty ordered the ...
March 28, 2012 06:00 AM
Local attorneys discuss their role in the epic partial settlement with BP. By Heather Miller Had the historic, massive litigation of the BP oil spill gone to trial as scheduled on Feb. 27, Lafayette attorney Jim Roy would have given one of the opening ...
Feb. 29, 2012 06:00 AM
Doc-turned-developer Glenn Stewart's Parc Lafayette is more than collateral damage in his public crusade against The Independent, but the center's tenants deserve our support. By Leslie Turk Photos by Robin May Most local business owners would love ...
Jan. 25, 2012 06:00 AM
Make RoomHow will big chain furniture retailer Rooms to Go impact the local furniture industry?By Heather Miller There's a new kid on the block in Lafayette's home furniture industry - and local furniture retailers are taking note. Make RoomHow will ...
Dec. 27, 2011 09:59 PM
They build them fast and they price them to sell, and their cookie-cutter subdivisions are beginning to spring up on the margins of Lafayette, north and south. With relatively low unemployment and a robust economy, metro Lafayette was naturally a magnet ...
Nov. 23, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, November 23, 2011Scott Eric Olivier. Remember that name. You'll be hearing it a lot in the next few years.Find out how this year's Entrepreneur of the Year went from programming sounds for Michael Jackson's planned final tour, rehearsing with ...
Oct. 19, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, October 19, 2011LAGCOE welcomes its first-ever delegation from Russia. By Erin Z. BassEvery other year, Lafayette hosts the country's second-largest energy exposition. In 2009, LAGCOE featured more than 400 exhibiting companies and welcomed ...
Sept. 27, 2011 04:08 PM
Wednesday, September 28, 2011By Erin Z. BassLocal tech experts say the future of data storage is in the cloud. Wednesday, September 28, 2011By Erin Z. Bass Local tech experts say the future of data storage is in the cloud. Since he entered Lafayette's ...

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