Ben Rivera Reappointed as Chamber Rep on Economic Development Board

Vermilion Parish is ripe for investment and the board of Vermilion Economic Development Alliance is excited about the work they’re doing in all areas of the parish.
To help provide vision and direction for the staff and programming is the organization’s 15-member board representing Vermilion Parish cities, towns, and government organizations as well as the Chamber of Commerce.

SLEMCO buys Knight Oil Tool campus

SLEMCO has entered into an agreement to purchase the Knight Oil Tool campus, near the Lafayette airport, and will relocate its headquarters once the purchase is complete. The purchase is expected to be final in 60 days.
SLEMCO has grown dramatically since moving into the Carencro headquarters facility in the 1970’s. A ten-year master plan for expansion and growth was set to begin when the Knight Oil Tool Facility became available for a fraction of its value.

Photo by Tori Robichaux/One Acadiana
Taking part in Wednesday’s launch of 55 by 25 were One Acadiana’s André Breaux, VEDA Executive Director Anne Falgout, One Acadiana’s Anna Osland, Dr. Holly Boffy of the BESE board, Dr. Jaimie Hebert, provost of UL Lafayette, Lawana Stokes, director of the SLCC Gulf Area campus in Abbeville, Vermilion Parish Superintendent Jerome Puyau and Assistant Superintendent Paul Hebert.

55 by 25 initiative launches in Vermilion Parish

An educated population has a positive ripple effect throughout every aspect of a community.
Organizations are coming together to make sure that the people of Vermilion have quality employment and other opportunities by influencing an increase in educational attainment and continuing education for workers.

Iberia Comprehensive Community Health Center Inc. CEO Roderick Campbell, an Abbeville native, speaks to members of the Kiwanis Club of Abbeville.

The new facility is located on Charity Street in Abbeville. It is on the property on the site of the former Broussard Pontiac.

Iberia Comprehensive Community Health Center Inc. expands facility in Abbeville

Anyone who has traveled down Charity Street in Abbeville during the past year has noticed the new construction located on the old Broussard Pontiac property.
That work has been completed.
The finished product is the new 14,000-square-foot facility for the Iberia Comprehensive Community Health Center Inc.’s Abbeville Community Heath Center. It’s an upgrade from the 4,000 feet occupied by the center on Charity Street since 2005.

Colt Hardee

Hardee named Undergraduate Student Leader of the Year at LSU

Kaplan High School graduate Colt Hardee received LSU’s Undergraduate Student Leader of the Year award at the annual Love Purple Live Gold Awards Banquet this month.
Hardee, 20, is an LSU sophomore who is majoring in Agribusiness. He is also president of The Agribusiness Club. The Club was also named LSU’s Student Organization of the Year.


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