Adam Daigle, Business Editor of The Acadiana Advocate, Looks Back on 2022

Adam Daigle, Business Editor of the Acadiana Advocate, joined Discover Lafayette to discuss the biggest news stories of 2022. The top five stories give our community great hope for the future, even with inflation dampening the economy. The #1 story of the year is the phenomenal growth in South Lafayette led by the developments in […]

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Dr. Jason Cormier – Nationally Renowned Neurosurgeon at Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital, Race Car Driver, Musician, and Author of “Driven”

Dr. Jason Cormier of Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital joins Discover Lafayette to share his phenomenal story of success as well as overcoming trials and tribulations. He is not only a renowned neurosurgeon, but he is also a race car driver, accomplished musician, inventor, and author of the newly released “Driven” which he wrote to encourage […]

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J P MacFadyen, Executive Director of Moncus Park

JP MacFadyen, Executive Director of Moncus Park since August 2021, joins Discover Lafayette to discuss the progress made during 2022 to open the park’s long-awaited amenities. Previous to serving as ED, JP served the park as Operations Director for two years overseeing construction and developing processes and procedures for daily operations. JP is a native […]

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Jason P. Reed, Founder of New Bayou Books, Working to Inspire a Renaissance of Modern Fiction Featuring South Louisiana 

Jan Swift and Jason Reed at taping of Discover Lafayette

Jason P. Reed, founder of New Bayou Books and the author of two recent novels set in Acadiana joined Discover Lafayette to share his goal of sparking a renaissance of new, modern fiction that features South Louisiana.  A native of Eunice LA, Jason graduated from USL, served a stint with the Peace Corps, then joined […]

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Clarice Gallegos of Focus Clubhouse – Helping Adults With Mental Illness

Clarice Gallegos, Executive Director of Focus Clubhouse of Lafayette, joined Discover Lafayette to discuss her mission to help people with mental illness have a reason to get up in the morning, be around like-minded people, and have meaningful work to do. Focus Clubhouse is a free membership community for people 18 years of age and […]

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