Innovate South: Fostering Lafayette’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Destin Ortego, Director of the Opportunity Machine, and Rodney Hess, Vice President of Rally Marketing, joined Discover Lafayette to discuss Innovate South, which will take place November 13 – 15, 2019 during National Entrepreneur Month. It’s all about building entrepreneurship in Lafayette! Entrepreneurs, startup founders and small business owners from all over the Gulf South […]

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Jim Gossen – Good Steward and Ambassador for Gulf Seafood Industry

Lafayette native Jim Gossen has been immersed in the seafood industry since the early 1970s when he began picking up and selling Gulf seafood out of the back of his pickup truck to source fresh seafood for Landry’s Restaurants. His hands-on experience and relationship building over the past few decades have given Jim an up-close […]

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Vince Hayward, CEO of L. H. Hayward & Company – Owner of Camellia Beans

Vince Hayward, CEO of L. H. Hayward Company, brings passion and joy as he speaks of the many ways beans can enrich and nourish your life. A graduate of UL-Lafayette in Business Administration, Vince is a hands-on manager of the company which produces the iconic Camellia Bean brand. The beginnings of this family business began […]

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Monique Boulet – Acadiana Planning Commission

Monique Boulet, CEO for the Acadiana Planning Commission, joins Jan Swift, Host of Discover Lafayette. Monique’s day to day job involves working across all political and economic boundaries. When it comes to flood control or when new roads and highways are proposed, Monique Boulet and her team are front and center. Just to define what […]

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Troy Wayman, IMPACTing Business and Community

“I like to always tell people you can’t complain if you don’t vote. One Acadiana doesn’t endorse candidates. We take the opportunity to educate people on what the candidates stand for. We take the opportunity to educate the candidates on what our robust business-led public policy agenda is. We want people to know what the […]

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