Three separate events on Wednesday, January 27th, confirm that Lafayette is on the grow!
Two ribbon cuttings celebrated both the success and optimism of small business entrepreneurs, who are our economic backbone.
The Orchard, an Apple® Specialist store, observed its first year in business which is a milestone in the success of any endeavor. The Orchard is the only Apple Authorized Service Provider in the Acadiana area. Chief Operating Officer of The Orchard, Jared Stepp says, "From Baton Rouge to Houston, it's just us. In fact, we are even expanding our certified team to deliver our customers with better service.”
Also, displaying a great deal of confidence in the local economy, Acadiana Movers officially launched its business with a ribbon cutting. New to the Chamber, Acadiana Movers can handle a move as large as an entire house or as small as a single piece of furniture and accepts both residential and commercial jobs.
The third event, a ground breaking, was for a critical road project.
It's called a Reduced Phase Intersection which is expected to dramatically improve the flow of traffic where Johnston St., Camellia Blvd. and Guilbeau Rd. intersect at Johnston Street. Ground breaking for the year long construction project signaled the beginning of the last leg of Camellia Blvd. which began in 1996.
Thus far in the New Year, the Chamber has participated in six ribbon cuttings and two ground breakings which Chamber President and CEO, Rob Guidry, notes as a significant start for what will be a pivotal year for our community.