Jason P. Reed, Founder of New Bayou Books, Working to Inspire a Renaissance of Modern Fiction Featuring South Louisiana 

Jan Swift and Jason Reed at taping of Discover Lafayette

Jason P. Reed, founder of New Bayou Books and the author of two recent novels set in Acadiana joined Discover Lafayette to share his goal of sparking a renaissance of new, modern fiction that features South Louisiana.  A native of Eunice LA, Jason graduated from USL, served a stint with the Peace Corps, then joined […]

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Clarice Gallegos of Focus Clubhouse – Helping Adults With Mental Illness

Clarice Gallegos, Executive Director of Focus Clubhouse of Lafayette, joined Discover Lafayette to discuss her mission to help people with mental illness have a reason to get up in the morning, be around like-minded people, and have meaningful work to do. Focus Clubhouse is a free membership community for people 18 years of age and […]

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Sally Creed, Author of “For Crying Out Loud: The Benefit of Emotional Tears and The Movies that Bring Them on”

Sally Scott Creed, a Licensed Professional Counselor who recently released the book, “For Crying Out Loud, The Benefit of Emotional Tears and the Movies That Bring Them On” joins Discover Lafayette to talk about why tears are necessary for emotional health. Her book has been in the making since 1998 when she had an epiphany […]

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Richard and Lori Hurst – Poor Boy’s Riverside Inn

Jan Swift with Richard and Lori Hurst of Poor Boy's Riverside Inn at taping of Discover Lafayette

Lori and Richard Hurst, owners of Poor Boy’s Riverside Inn, join Discover Lafayette to discuss their family business celebrating its 90th year in operation. Richard Hurst is a third-generation family member who has worked in the restaurant since he was four years old when he started peeling potatoes and shrimp. Discover Lafayette is grateful for […]

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Chris Gondran of Home Bank – How to Protect Yourself and Your Assets from Cybersecurity Thieves

Chris Gondran, Senior Vice President and Director of Information Security for Home Bank, guides us on how to protect ourselves from internet identity thieves. Chris earned an MBA from UL – Lafayette and has earned several industry certifications in Information Systems Security. His career has been built on helping others keep their assets safe. We’re […]

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