Noe Raywood Broussard, better known as N. R. or “Pedo” was born in Pecan Island, Louisiana in 1921.  He completed high school then joined the Navy in 1942. By the time he left the Navy in 1946 he had risen from recruit to first class petty officer. After returning to Louisiana, N. R. and his brother originated a tugboat business known as Broussard Brother’s Boat Service in Chalmette, Louisiana.

Two new cargo facilities at Lafayette Airport had grand openings after completed construction. 

The two new facilities will house FedEx and UPS operations. The buildings have, what LFT calls, unique handling abilities to meet increased demand and help both companies sort and transport packages. 

Over 25 million pounds of freight is transported through LFT annually. The company says the demand continues to grow across the globe, including shipping and delivery. 

The UPS Cargo Facility officially began operations this month. Its features include:

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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette had a statewide economic impact of $379 million in fiscal year 2015.

For every $1 in state funds contributed to UL Lafayette’s budget, the University generated $6.83 in statewide economic impact.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is among the top 15 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review.

The Review released its 2018 edition of “The Best 382 Colleges” on Tuesday.

“We picked the 382 ‘best’ colleges for our book primarily for their outstanding academics. We highly recommend each one,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief and the book’s author.

LAFAYETTE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LHC Group (NASDAQ: LHCG) and CHRISTUS Health today announced entry into a definitive agreement to form a new joint venture to enhance home health, hospice, long-term acute-care services and community-based services across four states. The joint venture will include 21 service locations of CHRISTUS Health, including: seven home health agencies, five hospice programs, two community-based home care services, one inpatient hospice unit, and six long-term acute-care hospitals (LTACH).

Lafayette, Louisiana-based IberiaBank Corp., which is the holding company for IberiaBank, announced last February it had entered into an agreement with Sabadell United’s parent company, Spain-based Banco Sabadell, to buy the Miami financial institution in a stock and cash deal.


Junior Achievement of Acadiana held its annual Business Hall of Fame Awards ceremony on May 2 at the UL Lafayette Student Union Ballroom.

The event pays tribute to the accomplishments of the region's most distinguished business leaders. This year those well-deserved honors went to:

Joe Zanco  of Home Bank - Business Person of the Year

Chris Meaux of WAITR -  Start-Up of the Year 

Natalie Harder,  SLCC Chancellor - Friend of Business Award 

Mark Alleman of Hook & Boil - Rising Young Business Leader

One Acadiana's leadership envisions a five-month search to find a replacement for its former president and CEO.

Chairman Frank Neuner said leaders of the nine-parish, business-led development organization began meeting Tuesday to seek the next president and CEO, following Jason El Koubi's departure for a new position in Virginia. His last day was Friday.


One Acadiana hosted a joint chamber social for networking opportunity with members of several different Chamber organizations. 

The Asian Chamber of Commerce, Greater SWLA Black Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana and One Acadiana came together for a casual networking opportunity with its members. The goal of the meeting was to learn and support the Acadiana community. 

Those who attend had a chance to connect with local business professionals, community leaders and elected officials. 

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Click the play button above to watch a recording of the LOGA Gubernatorial Forum moderated by One Acadiana President & CEO Jason El Koubi. The Forum was held March 13, 2015 in Lake Charles.

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