Melanie Teng and Steven Walczak, marketing students at UL Lafayette, placed in the semi-finals last week during the Regional Sales Competition at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, making the pair eligible to compete in the National Sales Competition next month in Atlanta. Teng and Walczak are officers in Pi Sigma Epsilon, a professional sales marketing and sales management fraternity. The students will also compete in PSE’s regional sales competition later this year in New Orleans.
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.