Tracy Wirtz, Manager of Public/Media Relations for Cox, on Affordable Connectivity Program

Jan Swift and Tracy Wirtz at taping of Discover Lafayette

Tracy Wirtz, Manager of Public/Media Relations for Cox, joined Discover Lafayette to talk about Cox’s participation in the Affordable Connectivity Program which can save money on eligible consumers’ internet bills. In November 2021, Congress passed an infrastructure bill creating the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) which directed $14.2 billion to help low-income consumers connect to high-speed […]

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Dr. Kip Schumacher – Dedicated to Building a Better Community and Respecting Others

Dr. Kip Schumacher, founder of the Schumacher Group (now SCP Health), one of the largest healthcare management companies in the U. S., joined Discover Lafayette to discuss his medical career journey and creation of the William C. Schumacher Family Foundation which funds charitable initiatives focused on improving quality of life, education, crisis response, and healthcare […]

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Damon Vincent – Focused on Empowering Unique People Through Physical Fitness and Community

Jan Swift and Damon Vincent at his new training facility

Damon Vincent, owner of Unique Health & Fitness (currently being rebranded as TrainUnique) in Lafayette joins Discover Lafayette to share his passion for helping others. Damon has dedicated his professional career to helping athletes with special needs. A young man of 26, Damon grew up with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, a condition that prevents adrenal glands […]

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Bob Giles – Automotive Entrepreneur and Community Philanthropist

Bob Giles and Jan Swift at taping of Discover Lafayette

Bob Giles, owner of Giles Automotive with locations in Lafayette, Alexandria, Opelousas, and El Paso TX, joins Discover Lafayette to discuss the journey that led him to focus on philanthropy and giving back to the community. Bob grew up in the car business, learning from both his grandfathers and his father who owned car dealerships […]

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Lucky’s Fire & Smoke – Focus on Wagyu Beef, Exquisite Flavor and the Science Behind Great Nutrition

Eddie Khoury and Jan Swift at taping of Discover Lafayette

The proprietors of Lucky’s Fire & Smoke, Lafayette’s newest restaurant, discuss their unique cuisine which features farm-direct American Wagyu beef, poultry, locally sourced seafood, and plant-based offerings. Acclaimed chef and author, Jimmy Schmidt, a three-time winner of the James Beard award who created this fine-dining concept along with Lucky’s co-owner, Eddie Khoury, a restauranteur of […]

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