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Tailor Made

In 2012, SLCC merged with the Acadiana Technical College, bringing together academic and technical programs, as well as the Early College Academy, which offers students the chance to attend college during their high school years.

Live, Work

Lafayette’s business leaders may favor traditional architecture for their homes, but that’s not the statement they want their offices to make.

Thirteen Questions for Nicholas Laborde

Whether you are a deal maker looking to drive sales and revenue or a technician producing a better product or service; finding the right balance of time, talent and technology is key to making your business work well.

Odds Breakers

JB Mouton marks a venerable century in business.

Dining with a View: Antlers Seafood & Steakhouse

In the 1930s, Joe Walters bought a circa 1921 pool hall, Antlers, on Jefferson Street in Downtown Lafayette. A few years later, he moved the business across the street to 555 Jefferson. Eventually, he got out of the business, leaving Antlers dormant for several years.

Generation Next

Preparing the future leaders of Acadiana’s family-owned businesses is good for everyone.

The 101 on GSD

A Lafayette-based, veteran-owned consulting company is the epitome of ‘getting stuff done.’

IberiaBank and LHC Group team up to sponsor the 2015 WWMB Luncheon

Eight Women Who Mean Business honorees and one Trailblazer will be honored this year. Since 1999, 125 local women of distinction have received the Women Who Mean Business Award from ABiz Magazine. They represent a broad range of professions, including business, law, medicine, education, hospitality, media, insurance, banking, non-profits, public service, oil and gas, and more.

Economic Impact

Quantified a decade ago, LEDA’s role in the local economy continues to grow — and to diversify.

The Flavor of Home

ABiz 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year Butch Darce’s Taylors International is a real meat-and-potatoes business.

Dollar for Dollar

A little-known tax credit program could mean big bucks for early childcare, but the Lafayette and Calcasieu biz communities need to act before Dec. 31.

Connect with LEDA

Last month, I wrote about LEDA’s economic impact on Lafayette’s economy and some of our core services— visitation program, site identification and market research. This month I’ll share information about LEDA’s remaining services that contribute to the organization’s more than $1.

In Memoriam: Billy Navarre, 1954-2016

A native of Welsh, Billy had been business manager for a Crowley car dealer and went deep into debt buying what could only be described as a disaster of an old-school dealership on Highway 90 in Sulphur.

Exports = Imports

Selling the Cajun and Creole brands across the globe pays dividends at home.

Backyard Builders & Braniff Construction

What began as working part-time odd jobs in college has blossomed into a booming construction business for Kyle Braniff and his companies, Backyard Builders and Braniff Construction.

More Than a Lemonade Stand

A bad taste in his mouth leads a retired Lafayette pharmacist to perfect a recipe that has become a successful family business.


“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. And hackers. We have to fear hackers, too.” — FDR (if he’d been inaugurated in 2017)

Wildcatting Women

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

Seeing is Believing

Long the victim of a supply-side scam by big business and oil/gas, Louisiana is beginning to right decades of wrong.

Leap of Faith

Elliot Green took a chance when he transplanted his tech startup from NYC to Lafayette, and he’s not looking back.


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:

BBR turns 20

Warehouse 535 was the place to be June 23 to celebrate 20 amazing years in business for BBR.

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