Innovative Intelligent Design Inc. began October's Artwalk like any other Artwalk but definitely ended it with a birthday bang. Fearless leader and community VIP Byron Trosclair was the guest of honor for his own surprise 40th birthday party. The party was complete with stickers of his graduation picture for each guest to wear, a PowerPoint presentation of years gone by, and a disco ball and Jell-O shots to keep the mood youthful. Friends and family came from Thibodaux and all across Acadiana to wish Byron well. Guests of the evening included: Frank & Sidney Creaghan, Billy and Erin Meehan, Chet and Marie Lukaszeski, Byron's parents Butsy and Barbara, Erin and Doug Spisak, and Byron's in-laws, Olen and Garnette Zeringue. The party was hosted by Byron's darling wife, Heather (with help from dedicated employees Erin Spisak, Celeste Barrett and Daphne Duarte), and food was catered by her brother, Heath Zeringue of Thibodaux. One sentiment that they wanted everyone to leave this party with: Byron's not 40 ' he's 18 with 22 years experience!
Another successful bash revved up recently at Grant Street Dancehall, as the always entertaining "Guidostock" raised money for the Miles Perret Center. Guidostock was started years ago by several college pals and local professionals who pick up their instruments on occasion and crank up the amps. The first show at Antlers was a surprising success, and soon a larger venue was in order. This year's event featured a few ringers from outside Louisiana, as well as the Page Cortez Band, aka Too Many Guitars. Party Girl was definitely impressed when Mike Guidroz announced $7,000 in proceeds would be donated to The Miles Perret Center. With that kind of spirit and fund raising, next stop on the Guidostock tour should be the Cajundome!
Party On! ' PG
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:
Friday's Blogs from the Bog!
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.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
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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Dave Perkins, LCG Comp Plan honored along with local architects and designers at the 2014 INDesign Awards
Greg Manuel’s Lafayette-based residential development company is taking advantage of exponential industrial growth in Lake Charles.
Longtime Lafayette retailer ventures online.
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Thanks to cutting-edge digital technology, more and more consumers are banking on ATMs and mobile phones.
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
A lawyer’s ad should only be a starting point, as there is much more to consider when seeking quality representation.
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.