Brisk ticket sales for Acadiana’s Top 50 Privately Held Companies luncheon prompted the decision to book a bigger room at the Cajundome Convention Center for the Aug. 11 event, which features U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. as keynote speaker. The deadline to buy tickets, however, is 5 p.m. tomorrow — Wednesday, Aug. 5.
Download the ticket order form here, read the Top 50 Privately Held Companies cover story in Acadiana Businesshere and check out who made the cut. (The list has been updated to accurately reflect the increase in C&C Technologies' revenues in 2008. The company inadvertently transposed its 2007 and 2008 revenues when it sent them in.)
Publicly traded companies headquartered in Acadiana will also be honored at the luncheon.
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.