LITE was packed to capacity for the Business After Hours kickoff celebration of Leadership Lafayette’s 25th Anniversary hosted by the Leadership Institute of Acadiana. The Leadership Lafayette and Lafayette Junior Leadership programs boast more than 1,000 graduates and have empowered participants in leadership development. Leadership alumni and well-wishers enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and beverages at the lively monthly gathering for Lafayette’s bustling business community.
Babette Werner, Lori Broussard, Donna | Delahoussaye and Jeanne Lantier
Robin Chapman and Karmen Blanco
Mary Neilhesel and Jeanette Alcon
Charlie Baudoin, Brian Bille and John Claude Arceneaux
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.