Cajun and Creole foods have long been on the national radar, but outsiders are beginning to see our value beyond the kitchen.
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. The soft-spoken CEO of Stone Energy lives down the street, next door to 2005 chamber Chairman Tyron Picard. The two share more than property lines and chamber leadership roles; they also love to tend their own lawns. One day last spring, a little old lady was driving through the neighborhood and inquired of Tyron, do-rag donned and wielding a weed-eater, whether he was taking on more yard work. As Dave and I chuckled over that story a few days later, he quipped: “Wonder if Tyron saved her name, because if the price of natural gas doesn’t go up soon, I may be looking to make some extra money.”
Louisiana is the ‘happiest state’ in the nation.
There is an art to site selection.
Lafayette is poised to hit the ground running when the national economy begins its upswing.
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