Calling it the premier commercial real estate event in the area, the Realtor Association of Acadiana is hosting the Acadiana Commercial Outlook March 16 at LITE. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne is the keynote speaker. The seminar, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will examine the state of the industry, focusing also on trends and the outlook for the future. Retail, office, industrial, hospitality, residential and multi-family sectors will all be addressed.
Local guest speakers include City-Parish President Joey Durel, LCG Traffic and Transportation Director Tony Tramel, LEDA’s Gregg Gothreaux, MidSouth Bank’s Rusty Cloutier, architect Steve Oubre and Geoff Daily of Fiber Corps.
Seating is limited and cost is $35 per person through March 14 and $40 after. Click here to register.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.