Now in its seventh year, EatLafayette has partnered with the new Fly Lafayette Club as its title sponsor.
Fifty-seven locally owned restaurants have signed on as participants for the 2011 campaign. The EatLafayette campaign markets these locally owned restaurants as a way to drive traffic to them during a two-month period. This year the campaign runs June 20 – Aug. 15.
“The new Fly Lafayette Club’s contribution has helped to make EatLafayette’s mission of promoting and celebrating locally-owned businesses a bigger success this year,” says Gerald Breaux, executive director for the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission.
LCVC has been a major sponsor since the inception of the campaign seven years ago. The Lafayette tourism organization responded to restaurateur Charlie Goodson’s idea that locally owned restaurants could join together to create a marketing campaign that promotes patronage of local eateries.
“We know that our restaurants and their cuisine are what makes Acadiana an area full of flavor unlike most regions of the U.S.,” said Breaux. “Charlie inspired our commitment, and it did not take long for the list of restaurants to grow along with the number of sponsors.” (Read more about Lafayette being named a finalist in Rand McNally’s “Best Food” and “Most Fun” categories here.)
The Fly Lafayette Club launched a few weeks ago as a way of thanking flyers for choosing the Lafayette Regional Airport. Members of the club can enter to win rewards from the club’s sponsors including free meals, services, Fly Lafayette Club merchandise, gift certificates and free parking. Winners are chosen each month from the members who fly through the airport.
In addition to financial support, the Fly Lafayette Club is helping to promote EatLafayette with banners in the airport and by handing out brochures to travelers as they leave paid parking lots.
Interested flyers can sign up to be a member at the Lafayette Regional Airport here.
EatLafayette is also sponsored by Louisiana Pick Your Passion, Townsquare Media, Cox, KADN Fox 15, KLFY TV10, The Independent, Travel Machine, Atmos Energy, AT&T and Louisiana Gold.
For more information, contact LCVC at (337) 232-3737 or visit EatLafayette here.
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An investigation into the last-minute passage of a pension hike for the state police superintendent continues, despite Col. Mike Edmonson's decision not to accept the increase.
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On Tuesday, a three judge panel (voting two to one) of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down as unconstitutional Mississippi’s controversial law requiring that physicians who perform abortions maintain admitting privileges in a nearby hospital.
Safety Jairus Byrd practiced with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday for the first time since his signing in March.
Sentencing has been delayed for a businessman who provided key testimony in the corruption case that resulted in the conviction of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.
The spectre of priest sex abuse has returned to haunt the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette following the recent release of an investigative report by Minnesota Public Radio, revealing new allegations of another child predator hiding behind the clerical collar.
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"Although the administration is moving forward with climate change regulations at home, we don't consider how policy decisions in the United States impact greenhouse gas emissions in other parts of the world," says Roger Martella, the former general counsel at the Environmental Protection Agency under President George W. Bush.
Louisiana agriculture officials say prices for long-grain rice are projected to drop this year.
First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending July 19 decreased from the previous week's total.
A judge is getting ready to set a new trial date for a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The sponsor of a Louisiana law that requires doctors that perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges doesn't believe the provision is in jeopardy after a federal appeals court struck down a similar Mississippi law.
Louisiana's state school board has jumped into a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal that accuses the governor of illegally meddling in education policy through his efforts to block Common Core education standards.
Here's how one nationally recognized conservative political pundit reacted upon hearing the news Monday that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was leaning toward an endorsement of Louisiana’s lone Democrat senator.
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Midsouth Bank has released its second quarter earnings report, showing a year-over-year increase for shareholders.
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The deadline to purchase tickets for the 2014 ABiz Top 50 Business Luncheon featuring top-selling author, political activist and Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig is only two weeks away.
With the qualifying deadline for Lafayette Parish School Board elections quickly approaching, a series of candidate forums have been announced by the Lafayette Parish Public Education Stakeholders Council.
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The investigation and potential prosecution of the man charged in the recent hit-and-run death of a Youngsville cyclist won’t happen overnight, according to local law enforcement officials.
Louisiana's state school board is holding a special meeting to consider whether to sue Gov. Bobby Jindal in an ongoing dispute over the Common Core education standards.
A bipartisan congressional deal to help improve veterans' health care access includes approval for new veterans clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles.