Troy Wayman – President and CEO of One Acadiana

Troy Wayman joined One Acadiana as its President and CEO in February 2018. One Acadiana is a business-led, privately-funded economic development organization serving a nine-parish area in South Louisiana. Troy previously served as vice president of economic development for the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, a 2,000-member organization and economic development group. Under his leadership, the […]

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Trailblazers Nancy Van Eaton Prince and Gail Romero – Powerful Leaders in Real Estate and Women of Achievement

Nancy Van Eaton Prince began her career in the 1960’s as she looked for the best way to make money to take care of her young family.   A chance request to help the Junior League raise funds from local realtor agencies led Nancy to embark on a lifetime career as a realtor as it became […]

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Melanie Jarrell – Inspirational Mentor and Author of “Refinement of Manner: Manners, Etiquette & Elegance for the Twenty-First Century Woman”

Melanie Jarrell, author of “Refinement of Manner: Manners, Etiquette & Elegance for the Twenty-First Century Woman,” has enjoyed a lifelong passion for etiquette. In this interview of Discover Lafayette, Melanie discusses the important influence that her grandmother, born of French parents, played in her life as a young girl growing up in Lafayette.  As the […]

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Hammy Davis – Commercial Realtor and Entrepreneur with a Focus on Family

R. Hamilton Davis, known to everyone as “Hammy” is a native of Lafayette and comes from a large family which has deep roots in Lafayette. In this episode of Discover Lafayette, Hammy shares his love of his family and community.  With a heart for working effectively in programs that directly improve the lives of those less fortunate than himself, Hammy speaks highly in […]

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Pack and Paddle’s John and Becky Williams Share Their Love of South Louisiana and the Outdoors

This episode of Discover Lafayette introduces you to  John and Becky Williams, owners of Pack & Paddle in Lafayette LA. This destination for outdoor enthusiasts offers not only equipment but experienced advice to guide patrons as they enjoy all manner of self-propelled outdoor activities. In business continuously since 1974, Pack & Paddle was founded by John’s parents, Joan and […]

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