Louisiana’s chief financial regulator says the state’s banks aren’t experiencing the kind of problems plaguing the country’s largest financial institutions, noting that many are also out-performing their peers in other states, the AP reports.
“The best word would be sound,” Commissioner of Financial Institutions John Ducrest said in an interview. “Compared to some other parts of the country, our banks are in good shape.”
Only 6 percent of Louisiana banks posted an annual loss in 2008, compared to about 24 percent nationwide, Ducrest said.
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.