Extending Its Lead
With its acquisition of Stirling’s local residential division, VER’s market dominance grows to 36.5 percent.
Van Eaton & Romero, already the largest real estate brokerage firm in Acadiana, announced Jan. 18 that it had purchased the residential division of Stirling Properties’ Lafayette office. Van Eaton secured the local franchise from New Orleans-based Latter & Blum Realtors, which got a much bigger piece of the action, buying Stirling Properties’ residential divisions in both greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Terms were not disclosed on the deals.
Follow the Lady
Hamilton Medical Group heads to new Lourdes complex.
Founded in 1928 in the Oil Center and housed on the Regional Medical Center of Acadiana’s grounds on Congress Street (formerly Southwest Medical Center) for the past 25 years, Hamilton Medical Group is following scores of medical professionals moving to the new Our Lady of Lourdes campus.
Redefining Corporate Giving
Community Foundation of Acadiana spreads its giving message with a new campaign this holiday season. By Erin Z. Bass
Giving back frequently enters into the lexicon this time of year. While crossing names off their Christmas lists, shoppers often make time to volunteer at a community organization or make a donation before the New Year. Some may even consider making donations in others’ names, and businesses and corporations will encourage their employees to donate to a charity or purchase a gift for a child in need.
This holiday season, the Community Foundation of Acadiana is kicking off a new program that will make giving quick and easy with the click of a button — and hopefully spread throughout the community. Described as “retail gift cards with a twist,” CFA’s Giving Card Campaign encourages giving a gift of giving that’s also tax deductible. (CFA conducted a successful trial run of the program last year with Home Bank.)
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
A recent LSU grad and Lafayette native aims to create a business model for giving.
Lafayette native Chase Brumfield was preparing to graduate from LSU this past spring when he realized he had no idea what he wanted to do with his life. He didn’t want to pursue his psychology major, and he didn’t want to go out and get a desk job.
He wanted to find his passion.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Supply and Demand
Demand for rig worker relief was lower than forecasted, but the program could be expanded.
By Jeremy Alford
By Sept. 22 only 419 rig workers impacted by the ongoing federal moratorium on deepwater drilling, representing 18 states, had applied for financial assistance through a private fund — despite its organizers’ expectations that 9,000 applications would be filed by the end of the month.
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