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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Discover Lafayette’s Past: The Heymann Performing Arts Center

Architect A. Hayes Town designed the first municipal auditorium in Lafayette in 1957, under the direction of Mayor Jerome Domengeaux and Herbert Heymann. Their vision was to serve the eight-parish area of South Louisiana we now call Acadiana. Construction on the auditorium was completed in 1960 at 1373 S. College Road. 60 years later, we […]

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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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