Cherie Hebert of BBR Creative – Celebrating 25 Years in Business

Cherie Hebert, CEO and sole proprietor of BBR Creative, a creative marketing agency, joined Discover Lafayette to discuss her journey in building a robust, woman-owned business. It’s been 25 years since BBR was originally created by three young women who happened to be blond (Cathi Pavy), brunette (Cherie), and redhead (Sara Ashy), hence the name […]

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Pavy Art + Design – Acadian Inspired Textiles by Francis X. Pavy and Cathi Pavy

Jan Swift, Francis X. and Cathi Pavy

Francis X. and Cathi Pavy joined Discover Lafayette to talk about Pavy Art + Design, their contemporary line of Acadian-inspired textiles derived from the iconic artwork of Francis X. Pavy. While Pavy Art + Design is primarily focused on business-to-business sales, individuals can also buy direct. Cathy says, “Our goal is to get into showrooms […]

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W. D. & Mary Baker Smith Career Center

Holly Boffy and Jan Swift at W. D. and Mary Baker Smith Career Center

The W.D. & Mary Baker Smith Career Center, an extension of the high schools in the Lafayette Parish School System, offers students career and technical education in automotive, cosmetology, culinary, medical, industrial technology, and welding programs. Principal Holly Boffy joined Discover Lafayette to share the school’s mission and new programming being offered in the upcoming 2022-23 […]

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BrainArt Alliance’s BJ and Kim Lanclos Smith – Advocating for Art as Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injuries

Jan Swift, BJ Smith, and Kim Lanclos Smith at taping of Discover Lafayette

BJ Smith, and his mom, Kim Lanclos-Smith, joined Discover Lafayette to discuss how their world was forever changed when BJ suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of an ATV accident at the age of 15. BJ is now an artist, and has found joy painting with acrylics for the past five years. He […]

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Heather Blanchard, CASA Executive Director, on its Mission to Advocate and Support Children in Foster Care

Jan Swift and Heather Blanchard at taping of Discover Lafayette

Heather Blanchard, Executive Director of Court Appointed Special Advocates of South Louisiana (“CASA”) joins Discover Lafayette to discuss their mission to help children and families when there has been abuse or neglect. Heather is a passionate spokesperson for CASA, having first served the organization in her first job after college, then served on its board […]

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