Then Party Girl got serious about a good cause at the Lafayette Parish Bar Foundation's Champions of Justice Breakfast where more than 100 attorneys gathered at the City Club for the annual event in honor of lawyers who made exceptional contributions to the Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers program. Campaign for Civil Justice co-chairs Glenn Armentor and Jack McElligott provided an update on the fund drive, which is nearing its $300,000 goal and hopes to reach 100 percent participation among members of the bar by year's end. Among those enjoying the traditional American breakfast were Pat Ottinger, Judy Kennedy, Judge Phyllis Keaty and Steve Lanza. Laborde and Neuner was recognized for taking the most pro bono cases in 2005. Huval, Veazey, Felder & Aertker was honored for accepting the most pro bono cases of any small firm in the past year. Twelve individual attorneys ' Will Montz anf Greg Koury of Laborde & Neuner; Chris Bailey of Gordon, Arata, McCollam & Duplantis; Elizabeth Dugal; Shawn Benoit of The Glenn Armentor Law Corp.; Bianca Chretien and Steven Ramos of Davidson, Meaux, Sonnier & McElligott; Charlie Hutchens; Sarah Giddens; Richard Mere of Richard Mere LTD; Judy Kennedy of Judith Kennedy LLC; and Mike Wooderson ' were honored for their efforts as well.
A record turnout packed the Hilton for the annual Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce gala, which celebrates the changing of leadership each year. Far from the traditional banquets of old, this year's event had a western theme with "Marshall" Bruce Conque serving as emcee. Incoming chair Donna Landry presided over a very brief program before Robbie Bush struck up the band for a night filled with dancing. Party Girl noted more tuxes and formals than usual at the black-tie-optional affair, and good times were had by all, including Karmen Blanco, Sharon Kleinpeter, Mike and Jan Skinner, Glen and Sondra Decout and Charles Beazley.
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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.
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.
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.
The Lafayette City-Parish Council on Tuesday will vote on a resolution that if approved would clear the way for a December ballot proposition asking voters to approve a 1-cent sales tax parishwide to help fund the construction of a new terminal at Lafayette Regional Airport.