April 28, 2010 06:00 AM
Written by Teresa HamiltonWednesday, April 28, 2010 Cajun Boomers are finding creative ways to make lifestyle changes involving their homes.Much has been written about the Baby Boomer generation and its effect on everything from housing to the stock ...
April 28, 2010 06:00 AM
Written by Gregg GothreauxWednesday, April 28, 2010More often than not, business owners don't take advantage of the tools that are out there to lessen their tax burden.What if businesses had an opportunity to save thousands of dollars on taxes? Sound ...
March 30, 2010 08:23 PM
To take advantage of federal tax credits and incentives for producing clean energy, LEDA, UL Lafayette and other community partners last year launched the Acadiana Alternative Energy Committee to help develop a viable alternative energy industry in our ...
March 30, 2010 08:19 PM
Filling the Gap There is a desperate need for affordable housing in Lafayette, but first we have to get over the misconceptions about what that means. Typically when people hear "affordable housing" they instantly conjure up images of poorly maintained ...
March 30, 2010 07:54 PM
Lafayette's vaunted fiber optic network is nearing completion. Now what? What makes Lafayette a cool town? Last week's cover story in The Independent Weekly explored that question from many different angles. It included a timeline of events that were ...
Feb. 24, 2010 09:50 PM
The safe bet is on 2010 ending up much like 2009, where new home construction sales and average sales price were up slightly. We're OK with that. It looks like the Acadiana real estate market has settled into a post-Katrina sales pattern, as the last ...
Feb. 24, 2010 09:24 PM
Cajun and Creole foods have long been on the national radar, but outsiders are beginning to see our value beyond the kitchen. Not too many years ago it might have been difficult to find true Louisiana culture beyond the state line. But today you ...
Jan. 26, 2010 08:48 PM
The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce is moving into a new era of political activism at a pivotal point in the community's future development. Dave Welch, the incoming chairman for the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, is a neighbor of mine ...
Jan. 26, 2010 08:32 PM
Louisiana is the ‘happiest state’ in the nation. Louisiana is the happiest state in the country. Word of that new ranking may have surprised many people across the nation, but it came as no surprise to community leaders or to me. Chances are it ...
Jan. 26, 2010 08:30 PM
There is an art to site selection. We all see businesses from drugstores and restaurants to retailers big and small opening year after year on the streets of Lafayette, and for the most part welcome them with open arms because of the new product selections ...

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