Managing Employees During Covid and Beyond: Tessa Brown and Mechelle Roberthon Share Human Resource Expertise with Humor and Grace

Tessa Brown and Mechelle Roberthon joined Discover Lafayette to discuss how workplace leaders should lead. Through wit and humor, they share their expertise in how managers can best engage with frontline workers to set up companies for success. From the pandemic’s impacts on work-life to positive employee-employer relationships, Brown and Roberthon are expert human resource […]

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Dr. Stephen Barnes, Director of the Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center

Dr. Stephen Barnes, Director of the Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center, joined Discover Lafayette to discuss his role in building a body of researched and well-thought-out policies to guide our state’s decision-makers as they endeavor to improve lives and communities across Louisiana. In addition to his role at the Blanco Center, Dr. Barnes is […]

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Brett Bayard of Kiwanis Club of Lafayette on the Rewards For Reading Program

Brett Bayard, of the Kiwanis Club of Lafayette, joined Discover Lafayette to discuss the Rewards for Reading Program in Lafayette LA. The mission of all Kiwanis clubs is to make the lives of children better. Kiwanis partnered with the Lafayette Parish Public School System and 24 of its Elementary Schools to launch the Reading for Rewards […]

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Kergan Bros. Sonic’s Ted Kergan and Gary Wilkerson Discuss Effect of COVID on Service Industry

Ted Kergan, CEO of Kergan Brothers Sonic, along with the company’s President, Gary Wilkerson, joined Discover Lafayette to talk about the current difficulties the service industry is having in employing an adequate work staff as we emerge from the COVID shutdown in 2021. Business is up 50% for Kergan Bros. Sonic over last year’s numbers […]

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Dan Jurek – Licensed Marital Counselor, Guided by his Franciscan Spirituality, on How People are Coping with Today’s (COVID) Challenges

Dan Jurek, Licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Specialist, joined Discover Lafayette to discuss how the COVID shutdown has impacted individuals, couples, and families. Dan specializes in couples counseling. Dan has more than 35 years of experience in adult counseling, and marriage and couples counseling, having studied at Franciscan University in Steubenville OH and […]

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