Nov. 27, 2012 07:51
Through ups and downs, FuzziBunz's founder and CEO has maintained a positive outlook on business and life. For many successful small business owners, always doing right by others isn't always an option, but for Tereson Dupuy, CEO and founder of FuzziBunz, it's the only option. Since her company's inception, she has watched its growth explode from her revolutionary cloth diaper invention to nearly seeing it go under due to a costly divorce and later a crippling patent infringement to eventually reaching its zenith when she appeared on ABC's hit show Shark Tank. And she's witnessed it all whi
Oct. 31, 2012 09:17
Boysenblue owner Bonnie Maillet has always made her business personal. Boysenblue owner Bonnie Maillet has always made her business personal. By Walter Pierce Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012                                                                  &nb
Oct. 1, 2012 07:54
Jerry Greig got involved with the Greater Lafayette Chamber in 2002 via an appointment by then-chairman Barry Berthelot, who had big plans for the Fugro Chance CIO. The chamber had just initiated a partnership of sorts with the Lafayette schools system, and the "Education Chamber" (a handle it coined that would stick) began an initiative that involved peer review teams.  Jerry Greig  Chief Information Officer, Fugro Chance  2012 chairman, Lafayette Chamber Jerry Greig got involved with the Greater Lafayette Chamber in 2002 via an appoint
April 25, 2012 06:00
As the CEO of a surveying and engineering firm that specializes in advanced technologies (among many other services), Bill Fenstermaker Jr. knows firsthand the importance of the digital age and its ability to enhance services in both the private and public sectors. As the CEO of a surveying and engineering firm that specializes in advanced technologies (among many other services), Bill Fenstermaker Jr. knows firsthand the importance of the digital age and its ability to enhance services in both the private and public sectors. And when C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates designed its o
Jan. 25, 2012 06:00
The New Face of LAGCOE Angela Cring picks up where Sally Ware left off, becoming only the third ED in the 57-year history of one of the largest energy expositions in the country. By Leslie Turk The New Face of LAGCOE Angela Cring picks up where Sally Ware left off, becoming only the third ED in the 57-year history of one of the largest energy expositions in the country. By Leslie Turk Photo by Robin May Angela Cring, who has been in a management role with the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition since 2009, most recent
Dec. 28, 2011 11:17
Julie Calzone combines her equestrian hobbies with years of experience in the advertising industry. By Erin Z. Bass Julie Calzone combines her equestrian hobbies with years of experience in the advertising industry. By Erin Z. Bass Since the 1980s, Julie Calzone has been running her advertising, marketing and public relations firm Calzone & Associates, located in a historic house in downtown Lafayette. She originally started her career as a rock 'n' roll promoter, but Calzone's real passion is horses. She's been riding and competing since she was a child. Calzone's passion and business
Oct. 19, 2011 06:00
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Jady Regard sees a new business venture at every turn. By Leslie Turk Jady Regard CNO Chief Nut Officer Age: 42 Cane River Pecan Company Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Jady Regard sees a new business venture at every turn. By Leslie Turk Jady Regard CNO Chief Nut Officer Age: 42 Cane River Pecan Company A New Iberia native, Jady Regard decided to return to Acadiana in 2002 to take over the family's mail-order catalog/Internet-based business, Cane River Pecan Company. The company got its start in 1969 w
Aug. 29, 2011 06:25
A federal public defender who has just stepped down from that role, Michelle Vallot believes the sky is the limit for her nutritious - and delicious - snack bars. By Leslie Turk A federal public defender who has just stepped down from that role, Michelle Vallot believes the sky is the limit for her nutritious - and delicious - snack bars. By Leslie Turk Michelle Vallot has gone back to her roots and the entrepreneurial skills she honed while doing sales for her dad's oilfield service company. Vallot grew up in rural Abbeville, the second oldest in a family of seven children all c
June 28, 2011 06:38
A former sportscaster turns PR specialist By Anna Purdy Amy Jones, once known as Avry Jones the KATC-TV3 sportscaster, is the new public relations force to be reckoned with in Lafayette; A former sportscaster turns PR specialist By Anna Purdy Amy Jones Senior Partner Jones Communications Age 37 Amy Jones, once known as Avry Jones the KATC-TV3 sportscaster, is the new public relations force to be reckoned with in Lafayette; in fact, she's just been named communications director for Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser
Feb. 22, 2011 08:43
Lafayette attorney Tyron Picard announced his departure from Acadian Ambulance in December and confirmed in early February that he has formed The Picard Group, a state/federal governmental affairs, lobbying and business consulting group. Son of former state legislator and education Superintendent Cecil Picard, Tyron Picard spent more than a dozen years with Acadian and its affiliates, most recently as executive vice president of legal and governmental affairs. The new firm, called TPG, is headquartered on Camellia Boulevard in Lafayette and also has offices in Baton Rouge and Washington, D.C.

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