IberiaBank's always got a party going on, and the newest addition to its list of events, Cup of Joe with Joey, is as clever as it sounds. Public Relations Coordinator Judi Gunn says the bank started off with the name "Cup of Coffee with the Mayor," but Joey Durel liked the "Cup of Joe" play on words so much, it stuck. (Durel sure loves his coffee; the new event is an addition to his monthly "Have a Cup of Coffee with Joey" events at other area locations.) The monthly IberiaBank coffee talks will be informal gatherings with the city-parish prez and some of his staff. Members of the community can attend and fire away their questions over some morning java, of course.
While the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic's annual meeting does have its serious moments, the colorful characters over there make it lots of fun. Chairman of the Board Nathan Thornton keeps everybody on their toes, and special presentations this year made for an interesting event. Jason Fontenot presented Executive Director Jeanette Alcon with a fistful of cash from his "Pay It Forward" fundraising efforts. For those of you who missed the 2000 movie with Helen Hunt and Kevin Spacey, the idea is to ask people to do a good deed and then ask each one of those people to ask more people, and so on and so on. The clinic's initiative asks that you donate $10 and then ask 10 people to donate $10. "Jason picked it up and immediately went out and collected his first $100," Jeanette says. After the presentation, the meeting's attendees began paying it forward, netting $420 just that evening. "It's an amazing fundraising grass roots event," Jeanette continues. A touching moment of the meeting was the presentation of an oak tree seedling from the clinic grounds to Ann Meleton, in memory of her husband. Earlene Branton was honored as a retiring founding board member, complete with a crown and plaque. Those nonprofits sure know how to pass a good time, y'all!
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Local and state agents Thursday night raided The Keg, the popular college bar located in the area known as The Strip, leading to the (at least) temporary closure of the venue.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, April 18, 2014:
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Time and time again, the Lafayette Parish School Board shows an overwhelming tendency toward idiocy, but Wednesday night’s contentious discussion over Northside High School’s teen mother program tops the list of dumb discussions.
C & C Technologies, HIT Fitness, R3 Sciences, the Acadiana Symphony Association and the United Way of Acadiana recognized for innovation.
“The accomplishment of this goal within the next ten years is not only critical for the region to effectively compete with other regions for residents and businesses, but also to provide an amenity for everyone in Acadiana to enjoy.”
Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra has decided to end its traditional Independence Day spectacular known as Red White & Boom.
Under the deal, Teche shareholders would get 1.162 shares of IberiaBank for each share of Teche stock.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.
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State wildlife and fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old man accused of stealing crawfish.
An East Feliciana Parish lawmaker has jettisoned his proposal to make it harder for a condemned prisoner to appeal a death sentence.
Senators advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers to be public policy, despite concerns it would introduce political meddling into state flood protection.
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Longtime Lafayette retailer ventures online.
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Regional bank bids farewell to Downtown May 30
ABiz takes a look back at the most noteworthy moments for the local banking industry over the last year.
Most experts say short-term interest rates will be unchanged through 2014, but long-term rates are inching up.
Largest recruitment event in Acadiana returns May 21 to the Cajundome Convention Center
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Thanks to the inaugural 2012 INNOV8, a design for lifting heavy objects was brought to market.
The annual juried competition recognizes excellence in architecture, interior design and historic preservation in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
Cypress Bayou GM hosts open house.
New hires, promotions, transfers in Acadiana business
The scion of a landmark Four Corners restaurant climbs back into Lafayette’s culinary scene as franchisee for a popular burger chain.