March 24, 2009 12:00 AM
Real estate developer Reed Andrus’ vision could be a low-cost solution for expediting the transformation of Lafayette’s biggest eyesore. After decades of wishful thinking and years of serious debate that followed the introduction of the Johnston ...
Feb. 24, 2009 11:00 PM
For almost a year, Hotel Acadiana flew under the radar of local and state permitting and code officials as it underwent a $10 million renovation in its quest to become an elite Crowne Plaza. How could that have happened? Some hotels gain their renown ...
Jan. 28, 2009 10:54 AM
It's real easy for today's executives to come up with excuses for not getting and staying in shape, but for some of Lafayette's top decision-makers, climbing the ladder of success means a few miles on the Stairmaster. Sharon Moss, Mike Guidroz, Jed ...
Jan. 27, 2009 11:00 PM
Lafayette is now home to two forward-thinking health programs ­— one tailored to the overall fitness of time-pressed professionals and the other designed to test the heart of Acadiana’s younger population. Companies make big investments in their ...
Dec. 22, 2008 11:00 PM
As uncertainty looms over the state’s oil and gas industry, what the future holds for the oil-dependent Acadiana economy in 2009 is anybody’s guess. This past year, however, is filled with compelling stories and new developments that illustrate our ...
Nov. 26, 2008 12:00 AM
It’s a powerful statement about a community’s entrepreneurial spirit when two home-grown entities make it into the Top 10 of a respected national business magazine’s annual ranking of the best companies in the country. That’s exactly what ...
Oct. 29, 2008 12:00 AM
The world is watching northwest Louisiana and the Haynesville Shale natural-gas play. It’s a rolling, seven-parish field so flush with the resource that it boggles the minds of oil veterans, politicians and newly made millionaires ...
Sept. 24, 2008 12:00 AM
Lafayette has made a name for itself as a tech-savvy community and is now hoping e-government initiatives will place it among the top 10 digital cities in 2009. When it comes to cutting-edge technology, Lafayette has been at the forefront of the state ...
Aug. 27, 2008 12:00 AM
With gas and office space high, companies and employees embrace work-from-home programs. Matt Delcambre photo by Robin May When Matt Delcambre shows up for a weekday lunch in shorts, it triggers ...
July 30, 2008 12:00 AM
From educators to entrepreneurs to star athletes, this year's honorees have left an indelible mark on the local community, and not one of them - not even 82-year-old Marcelle Fortier Citron - is showing any signs of slowing down ...

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While the members of this diverse group of Acadiana women can’t all say they were firsts, each of them has contributed to our community in ways too countless to capture in 500-word profiles ...