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TOP 10 Biz Deals of 2014

Just hours before this issue was going to press, Coldwell Banker Pelican Real Estate’s Steven Hebert delivered more upbeat news: “With some amazement, I can report that at some point last week, Lafayette Parish real estate sales surpassed last year’s annual record of $674 million."

What’s Up, Doc

From new cancer centers to clinical trials, 2014 was a year of medical advancement throughout Acadiana. We’ve rounded up some of the year’s biggest moments in health care that run the gamut from the tiniest patient to those in congestive heart failure.


Troy Dugas is an Acadiana local. He was born in Rayne and grew up in Duson, attended Acadiana High School, UL Lafayette for a BFA, and took an MFA from Pratt in New York City.

We Are Family

Don’t call it a ‘gay pride’ festival: The Acadiana PRIDE Fest celebrates diversity.


The farm to table movement has become quite popular these days, making touting the use of locally grown foods a relatively widespread restaurant and grocer marketing tool.

To Be or Not To Be?

It’s Festival time, when it becomes abundantly clear how much we love the arts in Acadiana. Festival International hits it on all cylinders: music, food, visual and performing arts, arts education and cultural exchange. Locals flock to the streets of Downtown to join tourists who navigate their way to Lafayette from all corners of the globe.

ABiz Scene

The Women’s Leadership Council of United Way of Acadiana gathered for the annual Luncheon for a Cause at the DoubleTree by Hilton on May 6.


Shanna Perkins was promoted to editor of Acadiana LifeStyle.


The alliance is composed of hospitals nationwide that are committed to advancing women's heart health via a partnership that seeks to ensure that women with heart disease in every community have access to information, education and patient support services.

Pets' Lives Matter

On any given day, the staff at Acadiana Animal Aid (formerly Lafayette Animal Aid) cares for more than 100 dogs and cats at its shelter in Carencro, which is neatly folded away on a 10-acre compound hidden just from view off I-49.

Innovators of the Year Unveiled

Innovation award winners will be featured in a panel discussion during the INNOV8 Acadiana Technology and Entrepreneurial Summit on Saturday, Nov. 14, at LITE.

Ça c’est bon

Herb Roe understands Cajun culture — courirs, boucheries, festivals and everything in between — and he conveys far more than just its novelty.


Roy Holleman’s Holleman Companies, dba FranOwner, has signed a master franchise agreement with Clubstore Outlet, based in Charleston, S.C., to sell/ open Clubstore Outlet franchises in the state.

Not Banking On Oil

While Acadiana rides out its worst economic downturn in decades, some area banks are finding success by staying out of the oil biz.


Despite the downturn, many local real estate professionals remain optimistic, saying the Lafayette area is experiencing a much-needed correction.


Acadiana moms can now download a smartphone application designed just for them.

Angels Among Us

If you have a great startup idea and have done your homework, these Acadiana Angels want to hear from you.

Wildcatting Women

Female-owned businesses in Acadiana increasingly contribute to our economic diversity, resilience and prosperity.

Farm to Dinner Table

A potential partnership between Acadiana Food Hub and Waitr could be the breakthrough conscientious consumers have been waiting for.


INDStyle Awards bring the latest in beauty, fashion and local shopping

Hello, 2017!

Although 2016 presented us with many challenges, it also laid the foundation for lots of exciting opportunities in the year ahead.


Lafayette-based advertising agency BBR won eight American Advertising Awards, including six Gold awards and two Silver awards, presented by Lafayette’s American Advertising Federation chapter, AAF Acadiana. Additionally, three individual achievements were awarded to BBR employees:

ABiz Scene: inaugural ICON Arts and Cultural Awards

Event pulls off a two-for: honoring a dozen artists and a philanthropic foundation for their contributions to Acadiana culture while raising money to create and sustain an endowed fund at the Community Foundation of Acadiana — the ABC Fund, short for Arts, Business and Culture — to support the creative economy.

Ready. Set. Grow!

Lafayette set to launch its energy and health care accelerator this fall.

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