Daigle, Fenstermaker & Zuschlag among group endorsing Landrieu
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu will get some heavy lifting from an influential group of more than a dozen local business leaders tomorrow at LITE. Among those scheduled to attend the 11 a.m. press conference in LITE's lobby and throw their support to the incumbent, who faces Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy in November, are River Ranch developer Robert Daigle, attorneys Clay Allen and Robbie Mahtook, oilman Mark Miller and landman Brian Hanks, and Louisiana Oil and Gas Association President Don Briggs.
Landrieu will also get the support of Richard Zuschlag and Tyron Picard of Acadian Ambulance, attorneys Mike Skinner and John Bernhardt, businessman Bill Fenstermaker and oilman Bill Dore -- though they are not expected to attend tomorrow's event.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.