Gregg Gothreaux – President and CEO of Lafayette Economic Development Authority

Gregg Gothreaux, President and CEO of Lafayette Economic Development Authority, joined host, Jan Swift, to discuss the economic impacts of the COVID-19 shutdown. LEDA is a full-service, tax-funded government entity dedicated to helping the business community of Lafayette Parish. This pandemic crisis has affected not only our nation’s physical health but its economic health. Gothreaux […]

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Kyle Bacon – Commercial Attorney With an Eye on Downtown and Improving the Business Climate

Kyle Bacon, head of Jones Walkers’ Lafayette office, joined Jan Swift of Discover Lafayette to discuss developments in downtown Lafayette, as well as today’s commercial business climate. A Lafayette native and graduate of Lafayette High, UL-Lafayette, and LSU Law School where he was on the Louisiana Law Review, Bacon is a co-leader of Jones Walker’s […]

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Kelda Poynot: Homeschool Consultant, Educator and Author

Kelda Poynot, homeschooling consultant, author, and educator has helped hundreds of families navigate the maze of options for schooling their children. She homeschooled her own children over the past 20 years and just graduated her youngest child in May this year. She joined Jan Swift of Discover Lafayette to discuss her journey and share the […]

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David Callecod, CEO of Lafayette General Health, Shares Impact of COVID, Oschner Merger

Lafayette General Health System CEO David Callecod joined Jan Swift to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted our healthcare system and way of life. The bottom line is that progressing to Phase III of the pandemic, the full reopening of our economy, and returning to “normal” is totally dependent on our own individual and collective behavior […]

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Erick Knezek of Oceanetics: Creator of COVID-19 Nurse Saver with Dr. Doug Clement

Erick Knezek, Navy veteran and founder of Oceanetics, Inc, , joined Jan Swift of Discover Lafayette to discuss his company’s newest FDA approved COVID-19 medical device, the NRSAVR-100, otherwise known as the “nurse saver.” The device was developed with the expertise of Dr. Doug Clement, an ER doctor affiliated with Our Lady of Lourdes in […]

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