St. Landry Chamber of Commerce Staff
Laina Brickley President & CEO
Valli Soileau Director of Membership & Marketing
Shelbie Mabini Executive Assistant
Contact Us www.stlandrychamber.com 109 W Vine St. Opelousas, LA 70570 (337)942-2683
ST. Landry Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Past Chair Thurman Johnson Arpeggios Lounge & Event Center
Scott Champagne St. Landry School Board
Theresa Stelly LHC Group
Shelton Anthony Opelousas General Health System
Chair Jeremy DeRouen Super 1 Foods
Chair Elect Candace Papillion Evangeline Bank & Trust Co.
Dagan Soileau Conterra Networks
Charles LaCaze Dupre Carrier Godchaux
Elaina Leblanc JD Bank
Tracey Antee Opelousas General Foundation Health System
Madelyn Rosette CASA of St. LandryEvangeline Inc
Melanie Lebouef Opelousas Tourism
Seth Robin Benny's Supermarket
Yvonne Normand Volunteer
Nancee Sorenson LSU Eunice
St. Landry Chamber Foundation Board of Directors
Chair Thurman Johnson Arpeggios Loung e & Event Center
Jeremy DeRouen Super 1 Foods
Charles LaCaze Dupre Carrier Godchaux
Chair Elect Johnny Carrier Jr. The Refinery Mission
Deanna Lejeune Opelousas General Health System
Laina Brickley St. Landry Chamber of Commerce
Emily Soileau Opelousas General Health System
Schedule your ribbon cutting at least 30 ahead of time. Who Do We Invite? Chamber Members Chamber Board of Directos The Press/Media Local Elected Officials
IF NOT NOW, WHEN?
The SLED Development group: Focused on Cultivating a sustainable vibrant community centered around experiences, purpose driven companies, and a workforce uncompromised in its values. opportunitystlandry.com 5367 I-49 S. Service Road Opelousas, LA 70570 337.948.1391
Who Do You Invite? Friends Family Customers
What is Lattes With Laina? In the business world, we know that networking is one of the most important things we can do for success. The difficult part is deciding where to concentrate networking efforts because people will focus on formal vs. informal networks. While formal networking such as leadership, volunteer roles, and membership in professional organizations will always be important, it is also critical to understand that informal networking can oftentimes be more powerful than traditional formal networking. Informal networking oftentimes feels more genuine. You are building relationships in relaxed settings where you are focused on listening to each other and talking about more than just business. Recognizing the importance of informal networking and being new to the role of Chamber President & CEO, Lattes with Laina was born. Every Friday morning at 8 am I and my Director of Membership & Marketing, Valli Soileau, enjoy our morning coffee at Java Square in downtown Opelousas and anyone who is interested in joining us is welcome to come. Some weeks we are a small group of four and others we have upwards of 25 people vying for a seat. We like to call it unprogrammed programming. The people are different week to week, the conversations flow between personal stories, business, and community vision planning. Sometimes we wrap up at 9 am and other days the conversation has been so robust we move on to a local restaurant and all have lunch together. Regardless of the topic or the number of people in attendance each week we know that connections and friendships have been made and plans for the future of our parish have developed over simple cups of coffee and that is the power of informal networking. – Laina Brickley, President & CEO
Networking is the most successful way of finding a meaningful job and attaining career success. 80% of professionals find networking essential to their career success, almost 100% believe that face-to-face meetings build stronger long-term relationships, and 41% want to network more often. apollotechnical.com
Social Media Breakfast
Join us for quarterly meetings hosted by Page50 Marketing & Media. Bring your problems and questions about social media, and participate in a casual think tank environment on how to help your business grow on Facebook, Instagram, and more! Donuts and coffee are complementary. For more information visit the chamber website calendar or call Page50 at (337)435-2385.
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Gateway to the Atchafalaya 208 S. Levee Rd. Krotz Springs, LA 70750 (337)566-8867 www. portofkrotzsprings.com
A pivot is a change in strategy without a change in vision A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO WOUND HEALING
The Wound Treatment Process The treatment of hard-to-heal wounds involves five main steps, including assessment, intervention, re-evaluation, outcomes measurement and patient education.
Specific Services for Wound Treatment Include: • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy & Wound Care • Debridement • Compression Therapy
• Total Contact Casting • Diagnostic Procedures • Skin Substitutes • Epidermal Blister Grafting
• Coordination of Services Including Home Health & Extended Care
Opelousas General Health System
539 East Prudhomme Street | Opelousas, LA 70570 T: (337) 948-5100 | F: (337) 948-5171 | www.thewoundtreatmentcenter.com
Kerry T. Thibodeaux, MD, FACS, CWSP Michael Burnell, MD Michael Felton, MD Richard Harmon, MD Luris Sanchez, MD Calvin White, MD Eric Amy, MD Patrick Gillespie, MD Greg Glowacki, MD Anupam Gupta, MD Derek Metoyer, MD Andre Pinac III, MD M. Andrew Sicard, MD Salvador Vazquez, MD
' Soiree Royale 24th Annual
Best of Show Winner: Lambo's Cakery & Soo Much More Chef Joseph Lamb Pecan Sweet Potato Pie
People’s Choice: Washington Career & Technical Education Center Chef Amanda Wildblood Cajun Seafood Lasagna
The care you need in every stage of life. We're here for you,
ST. LANDRY PARISH. In Sickness and in health.
Thank You For Supporting Foundation Programing Junior CEO CAMP
Youth Leadership Council
Leadership St. Landry
Large Business of The Year DUPRE CARRIER GODCHAUX Benny's Supermarket Small Business of the Year Chicory's at the Palace Cafe' Non-Profit of the Year HOPE For Opelousas Person of the Year Madelyn Rosette
2022 Casino Night
Welcome to historic Opelouas, Louisiana's third oldest city, and your Gateway to Louisiana's Cajun and Creole cultures. Opelousas is a city of rich diversity, from our residents to our unique culture, historic buildings, food and shopping. Our citizens know Opelousas is a great place to live, work, and play, and we love to share our hospitality and heritage with visitors. Opelousas boasts a flavored history. We are one of Louisiana's oldest communities Our music is our spice. We are the city that gave birth to Zydeco. Cajun and Swamp Pop round out our musical heritage creating a blending of sounds unlike any in the world. Our zest for life is conveyed in our food. From Opelousas come ingredients that are the foundation of Cajun and Creole flavors. It is from here that the tastes of Southwest Louisiana have become known worldwide. Opelousas is a city on the move, and we're proud to offer you a taste of our hospitality. While here, I hope you will find the time to enjoy the unique attractions of our community. On behalf of the Opelousas City Council and the citizens whom I am honored to represent, I welcome you to historic Opelousas! I am sure your visit will be a pleasurable one. We are
Sincerely, Mayor Julius Alsandor
Who We Are MacaroniKID is one of the largest single publishing platforms for parents that answers the call for finding your family fun! Macaroni KID covers 4,000 communities across the country, each managed by local publishers. Simply put, Macaroni KID publishers are the go-to source for parents in their communities and connect both online and off. We know our local communities and actively get involved to connect with families that make up the community we serve. We attend public events, we network with local business owners, and partner with local organizations. My role as publisher for Macaroni KID Acadia-St. Landry is to provide a trusted and valuable resource for families in Acadia and St. Landry parish. Free Weekly Newsletter With weekly newsletters delivered to our e-subscribers, readers get up-to-date info on upcoming local events and family-friendly activities. Our focus is helping you Find Your Family Fun. We also provide helpful articles on relevant topics for families from easy meal recipes and fun craft ideas, to sensitive topics on mental health and special needs. Events Calendar Our online community calendar is updated every week on local activities and events for families. Each month we also deliver a printable version of our online events calendar, through collaboration with local businesses. These calendars are great for offices and waiting areas to give parents a look at what is available for their families in the community! Guides At Acadia.MacaroniKID.com readers can find helpful guides on current activities such as seasonal events as well as guides on local businesses. On the guides tab you can find local resources on farmer's markets, event planning, community resources and much more! We love bringing light to local businesses that add value to our community as we frequently visit many of the locally-owned establishments in the area. Macaroni KID provides an excellent source for local business owners to connect with families. To find out more on how we can put your local business in front of our readers contact us and inquire about our marketing and advertising opportunities.
MacaroniKID Acadia-St. Landry Publisher
Living Life to the Fullest in a Safe & Secure Enviornment! C’est la Vie is an Independent Living Center For Seniors. It has 34 apartments which include a fully equipped kitchen, and central air and heat. The facility offers our residents the independence and freedom to live life to the fullest (c’est la vie!) in safe and secure surroundings. Our beautiful walking path and comfortable outdoor courtyard provide wonderful opportunities for sharing with family and friends as well as for quiet reflection. • Paid Utilities • Exercise Equipment • Daily Rounds by Staff • 24 hour On-Call Staff • Secure Facility Entry • Handrails & Grab Bars in each unit
• Maintenance • Elevator service • Laundry facilities on each floor • Weekly Housekeeping • Organized Activities
960 E. Prudhomme St. Opelousas, LA 705070 Ph. 337-942-8154
A Ministry of the Marianites of Holy Cross Prompt Succor is a 120 bed skilled nursing facility. Inspired by the zeal of our founder, we, Marianites of Holy Cross, along with the staff of Prompt Succor Nursing Home, are committed to providing quality, holistic care, and support services in a Catholic and Christian enviornment. We offer a comprehensive rehabilitation program fully staffed with licensed Physical, occupational and Speech therapists. We assist residents with both Short and Long Term Rehabilitation needs. Our qualified staff is specially trained in working with elderly individuals to help them reach and maintain their optimal level of performance. We provide professional nursing care and support services twenty-four (24) hours a day. Our staff of qualified and dedicated team members renders holistic care and support in all areas-physical, emotional, and spiritual. • Daily Masses • Pastoral Care • Social Opportunities • Activities
• Rehabilitation Services; Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
954 East Prudhomme Street, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570 Telephone: 337.948.3634 www.promptsuccor.com www.marianites.org
Introducing Our Diamond Members
The Evangeline Bank and Trust Company is an independent banking company that provides banking services to consumer and business customers in its normal area of operation. Our goal is to meet the banking needs of our communities served with outstanding customer service while taking active roles in our local communities. Our goal also includes providing an acceptable level of profit. Our long-term mission will set The Evangeline Bank and Trust Company above competitors in the areas of integrity, trust, corporate character, quality, service and fiscal soundness.
Walmart's 210 distribution centers are hubs of activity for our business. Our distribution operation is one of the largest in the world servicing stores, clubs and direct delivery to customers. Walmart's transportation has a fleet of 9,000 tractors, 80,000 trailers and more than 11,000 drivers. The distribution center network ships general merchandise and dry groceries along with other specialty categories to our consumers daily. There are six disaster distribution centers, strategically located across the country and stocked to provide rapid response to struggling communities in the event of a natural disaster. Each distribution center is more than 1 million square feet in size and employs 600+ personnel unloading and shipping over 200 trailers daily.
Opelousas General Health System is committed to a culture of safety and belonging through our core values of supportiveness, etiquette, respect, vibrancy, integrity, communication, and excellence. As we uphold our standards of behavior and model the diversity and inclusiveness of our health system, we encourage all employees to play an active role in the initiatives which are intended to bring about positive change in all areas of our hospital system.
Every distribution center supports 90 to 100 stores in a 150+ mile radius.
SLEMCO has succeeded as an electric utility for more than 80 years because of sound business decisions and wise investments in plant and personnel. Poised for entry into a completely changed electric utility industry, SLEMCO is focused, committed and prepared to navigate successfully through the coming years of change, while protecting the power supply interests of its members.
In a fast-moving and increasingly complex global economy, our success depends on how faithfully we adhere to our core principles: delivering exceptional client service; acting with integrity and responsibility; and supporting the growth of our employees.
Cleco Power Cleco Power is a regulated electric public utility that owns 9 generating units with a rated capacity of 3,035 megawatts and operates 946 megawatts on behalf of its generation partners. Assets also include 1,335 miles of transmission lines and 12,152 miles of distribution lines. Service Territory Cleco Power uses multiple generating sources and multiple fuels to serve approximately 290,000 customers in 24 of Louisiana's parishes through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi. Parishes served include Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Catahoula, DeSoto, Evangeline, Grant, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Red River, Sabine, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Vernon and Washington.
We have a flavored history. We are one of Louisiana’s oldest communities. Established in 1720 as Le Poste Des Opelousas, our community grew as a center of trade and a crossroads of commerce. Our history lives on in our historic homes, our town square, and in the museums that celebrate our storied past. We are a place of progress where we look to the future with the wisdom of a nearly 300-year history, we are a place of families where day-to-day routines are a celebration of a culture preserved, and we cherish this place and all the ingredients that make us unique.
65 years of our
family caring for yours