ABiz is again seeking nominations for its Entrepreneur of the Year and successful entrepreneurs under 40 awards.
Nominees for Entrepreneur of the Year can be 20 years old or 60. In business for a decade or a year. They might employ two people, 500 or 2,000.
For this project, we also will be profiling several individuals under the age of 40 who are making their mark on the Acadiana business community. Nominees’ companies must be headquartered in Acadia, Lafayette, St. Landry, Iberia and St. Martin and Vermilion parishes and cannot be controlled by a company based outside of the region.
The only criteria for all nominations are that these individuals embody Acadiana’s entrepreneurial spirit and create jobs and opportunities in the region.
We also want people who take chances — which encourages others to do the same — and have great stories to tell.
Feel free to submit as many nominations as you'd like for both Entrepreneur of the Year and for the Under 40 awards. Send the name of the nominee, his or her company, and a short paragraph about why you think this person should be recognized. We’ll do the follow-up with them.
In 2009 we selected our first Entrepreneur of the Year, Dr. Kip Schumacher. In 2010, no selection was made.
C & C Technologies, HIT Fitness, R3 Sciences, the Acadiana Symphony Association and the United Way of Acadiana recognized for innovation.
Under the deal, Teche shareholders would get 1.162 shares of IberiaBank for each share of Teche stock.
Dave Perkins, LCG Comp Plan honored along with local architects and designers at the 2014 INDesign Awards
Greg Manuel’s Lafayette-based residential development company is taking advantage of exponential industrial growth in Lake Charles.
Longtime Lafayette retailer ventures online.
The annual juried competition recognizes excellence in architecture, interior design and historic preservation in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
It’s not how aggressive or conservative you are — it’s planning for risk that matters most.
Cypress Bayou GM hosts open house.
Thanks to cutting-edge digital technology, more and more consumers are banking on ATMs and mobile phones.
Regional bank bids farewell to Downtown May 30
ABiz takes a look back at the most noteworthy moments for the local banking industry over the last year.
Most experts say short-term interest rates will be unchanged through 2014, but long-term rates are inching up.
New hires, promotions, transfers in Acadiana business
The scion of a landmark Four Corners restaurant climbs back into Lafayette’s culinary scene as franchisee for a popular burger chain.
Largest recruitment event in Acadiana returns May 21 to the Cajundome Convention Center
A lawyer’s ad should only be a starting point, as there is much more to consider when seeking quality representation.
Thanks to the inaugural 2012 INNOV8, a design for lifting heavy objects was brought to market.
His company bankrupt and being liquidated, the Lafayette businessman’s financial troubles are mounting.
Georgia-based fried chicken chain would go up against Raising Cane’s, Chick-fil-A and others (like the Popeyes near its proposed location).
A Scott businessman has pleaded guilty to failing to report a conspiracy to award Opelousas Housing Authority construction bids to his company.
Court-appointed examiner says Lafayette businessman was “effectively on both sides” of transactions, opens door for legal action against him.
Lafayette-based insurance broker/risk management group bought by Florida firm for undisclosed sum; principals Landry and Harris continue to run local operations.
The House labor committee rejected bills Thursday that would have set the state minimum wage higher than the hourly federal rate of $7.25 and would have allowed local governments to set their own minimum wage.
Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Louisiana gained nine rigs, Texas increased by seven, California gained three and New Mexico increased by one.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,101 from the previous week's total of 1,985. There were 2,444 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.