Lafayette, LA – Financial holding company IBERIABANK will serve as the presenting sponsor of the 2017 Entrée to Business Breakfast with Dr. Loren Scott as he gives his much-anticipated Louisiana Economic Outlook. The annual event, now hosted by One Acadiana (1A), will return to DoubleTree by Hilton on October 17.
“Our clients and the business community overall looks forward to Dr. Scott’s witty yet informative presentation each year,” said Jerry Vascocu, Acadiana Market President for IBERIABANK. “His perspective on the Acadiana Region helps arm business leaders with the insight to make sound business decisions, particularly as we continue facing difficult economic times and focusing on diversifying our regional economy.”
Dr. Scott’s heralded analysis on the oil and gas market will also include updates on the Lafayette MSA and major economic events in the area. This event is also made possible by supporting sponsor Dwight Andrus and sustaining sponsor Cox Business.
“A significant part of business planning involves having a sense of where the economy is heading,” said Dr. Loren Scott. “At this luncheon, attendees will be provided both with an outlook for the national economy and the Lafayette MSA economy. Also, attendees will get a detailed look at prospects for the oil and gas sector—a key sector for the Lafayette MSA.”
“As Acadiana’s regional economic development organization, 1A compiles and releases economic vitals for the region each month. When the opportunity arose to host the annual Louisiana Economic Outlook, we were thrilled to provide this benefit to our community’s business leaders, many of whom are 1A investors and members,” said Jim Bourgeois, Interim CEO & President, One Acadiana.
“This past year has brought significant shifts in the economy making Dr. Loren Scott’s outlook more important and beneficial than ever. We’re proud to sponsor an event that provides our MSA with the economic tools it needs.” shared Dwight W. Andrus, III, President & CEO, Dwight Andrus Insurance.
“Cox and Cox Business are honored to support One Acadiana and the 2017 Entrée to Business Breakfast. Dr. Loren Scott always brings a healthy dose of reality and humor, while at the same time being interesting and informative. We look forward to his economic outlook and to partnering with local businesses to drive Acadiana forward in 2018,” said Julie Simon-Dronet, vice president for Cox in Acadiana.