15th JDC Chief Judge Marilyn Castle on Impact of COVID-19 on Courthouse Operations

Marilyn Castle, Chief Judge of the 15th Judicial District Court covering Lafayette, Acadia, and Vermilion Parishes, joined Jan Swift on Discover Lafayette to discuss how the operations of the courthouse have been impacted due to the pandemic shutdown. Judge Castle received her Juris Doctorate from LSU in 1976 and then served early in her career as […]

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Gerald Gerami – Rug Gallery by Gerami’s

Meet Gerald Gerami, owner of Rug Gallery by Gerami’s, who has followed in the entrepreneurial footsteps of his late grandfather, Joseph Patrick Gerami, who opened his first retail establishment in Lafayette in 1920. Gerald Gerami sat down with Jan Swift, host of Discover Lafayette, to share his experience as a successful vendor who has survived […]

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Reece Theriot, Fulcrum Sales and Marketing, on Surviving and Thriving in Uncertain Economic Times

Business success is contingent upon effective sales strategies, no matter what field you’re in. Looking for guidance in surviving today’s trying economic times, Jan Swift of Discover Lafayette called upon Reece Theriot of Fulcrum Sales and Marketing to share his expertise. Reece Theriot is young, thirty years old to be exact. Yet, he has over […]

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Isabella de la Houssaye – Living With Stage 4 Lung Cancer As She Biked Across the U. S. to Raise Awareness of the Disease

Isabella de la Houssaye is our guest on Discover Lafayette with host, Jan Swift. Isabella is a native of Crowley and has worked and traveled all over the world, first as an international finance lawyer at White & Case LLP, then as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers, and currently as the co-owner of Material […]

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Ruffin Rodrigue of Ruffino’s

Ruffin Rodrigue, proprietor of Ruffino’s on the River in Lafayette, Ruffino’s in Baton Rouge, and Ruffino’s Catering in downtown Baton Rouge, is our guest on Discover Lafayette with Jan Swift. A native of Thibodaux, Rodrigue followed in the footsteps of his dad, Ruffin Rodrigue, Sr., who played LSU football in the early 1960s as a […]

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