The Chamber of Commerce's Business Over Breakfast gets better every year, especially since they've added a live band. The big band sounds of The Skyliners contributed to the patriotic theme this year, and the U.S. Marine Corps' TOW Platoon even made an appearance to present the colors. The Chamber's mid-year update on Power Point was also set to music ' appropriately enough, the song "Taking Care of Business." More than 600 guests also took care of business with Ã la carte's full spread and special grilled pork chops au jus and creamed praline yams. "One comment I got was the only thing missing was female dancers dressed in '40s garb swinging with soldiers," says event coordinator Patricia Parks. "It was a full house! The band was great."
Known for their evening get togethers at their fabulous West Bayou Parkway home, Glenn and Dana Armentor have started throwing some pretty unique parties lately. In addition to all-inclusive events with food, music and friends, the couple decided to hold a fundraiser to help the Ragin' Cajun Amateur Boxing Club. Glenn has a deep respect for club director Beau Williford, and the event raised more than $50,000 to help the club build a facility of its own. More than 300 invitations were sent out, and guests had the chance to see videotaped testimonials from heavyweight champion Larry Holmes and trainer legends Angelo Dundee and Teddy Atlas. Glenn, along with Adrian Vega, has more events of this type in the works. It's worth it to spend the evening with such great folks and a good cause!
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.
The must have pieces this season
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.
It’s not how aggressive or conservative you are — it’s planning for risk that matters most.
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.