IberiaBank presents The Independent Weekly Lecture Series
Waiting for “Superman” – a Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion
From Davis Guggenheim, the Academy-Award®-winning director of An Inconvenient Truth, comes another stirring documentary
that tackles one of the biggest challenges facing our country today: Waiting for ‘Superman,’ a deeply personal exploration of
the current state of public education in the U.S. today and how it is affecting our children.
IBERIABANK presents The Independent Weekly’s Lecture Series…
The President’s Annual Report on the State of Lafayette Parish with City Parish President Joey Durel
. An overview of the current state of affairs in Consolidated
. A preview of the administration’s agenda for the upcoming
. A question-and-answer session will follow the address
Ticket Sales Brisk for the 2010 Entrée to Business Luncheon Featuring Dr. Loren Scott
Annual sell-out event comes at a critical time for Acadiana’s business decision-makers.
As the fall election cycle ratchets up to full throttle, it’s clear that the state of the economy will determine outcomes in congressional districts across the country. And while most analysts have backed away from predictions of the dreaded “double dip” recession, the debate rages over stimulus packages, tax cut extensions and, closer to home, the impact of the deepwater drilling moratorium on business.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Hundreds gather to honor the winners of the 2010 Women Who Mean Business Awards.
A crowd of almost 350 people gathered last Thursday to honor the 11 women who received the 2010 Women Who Mean Business Award from ABiz magazine, The Independent Weekly’s sister publication. Since 1999, this award has been presented to women of distinction who are active in their professions, including business, medicine, education, hospitality, retail, media, insurance, banking, non-profits, oil and gas and more. They are recognized for their entrepreneurship, professionalism, civic involvement and community leadership.
IberiaBank’s Lafayette market President Jerry Vascocu and AT&T’s Regional Director Donna Byrne, who co-sponsored the event, offered a warm welcome to begin the program. As attendees enjoyed a delicious luncheon at River Oaks Catering & Event Center, the honorees came forward, one by one, to accept their awards: commemorative custom-designed sterling silver charm bracelets from Paul’s Jewelry. Each had a story to tell, offering words of thanks, encouragement and inspiration. Sponsors Courtesy Cadillac and Dr. Ken Odinet sparked the excitement with fantastic door prizes. Clothes Mentor was also a contributing sponsor.
|This year's honorees: seated are Trailblazers Jeanette Parker and
Kathlyn Hurst; standing are Mary Ann Wilson, Juanita Thibeaux,
Sarah Walker, Jaci Russo, Sue Soileau Brignac, Kathy Ashworth,
Colleen McDaniel, Marianne Bourgeois and Valerie Garrett
|IberiaBank’s Lafayette market President Jerry Vascocu|
|AT&T’s Regional Director Donna Byrne||Jeanette Parker with her husband George|
|Cherry Fisher May and Kathy Ashworth||Juanita Thibeaux mesmerizing the crowd|
|Sue Soileau Brignac||Valerie Garrett|
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
IberiaBank and AT&T are joining forces once again to sponsor the annual Women Who Mean Business luncheon.
The roster of honorees who will receive the 2010 Women Who Mean Business Award was announced recently in a cover story in ABiz, sister publication of The Independent Weekly. The group, which will be recognized at a luncheon Sept. 16 at River Oaks Catering & Event Center, includes public relations consultant and former parish Councilwoman Kathy Ashworth; medical education entrepreneur Marianne Bourgeois; bank president Sue Soileau Brignac; attorney Valerie Garrett; assistant Louisiana attorney general and former judge Colleen McDaniel, marketing executive and downtown activist Jaci Russo, veteran educator Juanita Thibeaux, education activist Sarah Walker and Dr. Mary Ann Wilson, founder of UL’s Center for Women’s Studies.
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