Online Directory 2022-2024

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St. Landry Chamber of Commerce Staff
Laina Brickley President & CEO Valli Soileau Director of Membership & Marketing
Contact Us 109 W Vine St. Opelousas, LA 70570 (337)942-2683
Shelbie Mabini Executive Assistant

ST. Landry Chamber of Commerce

Board of Directors

Past Chair Thurman Johnson Arpeggios Lounge & Event Center Chair Elect Candace Papillion Evangeline Bank & Trust Co. Chair Jeremy DeRouen Super 1 Foods Scott Champagne St. Landry School Board Dagan Soileau Conterra Networks Charles LaCaze Dupre Carrier Godchaux Elaina Leblanc JD Bank Nancee Sorenson LSU Eunice Theresa Stelly LHC Group Tracey Antee Opelousas General Foundation Health System Yvonne Normand Volunteer Seth Robin Benny's Supermarket Shelton Anthony Opelousas General Health System Melanie Lebouef Opelousas Tourism Madelyn Rosette CASA of St. LandryEvangeline Inc

St. Landry Chamber Foundation Board

of Directors

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 Jeremy DeRouen Super 1 Foods Chair Thurman Johnson Arpeggios Loung e & Event Center Charles LaCaze Dupre Carrier Godchaux
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Inthebusinessworld,weknowthatnetworkingisoneofthemostimportantthingswecandoforsuccess. The difficultpartisdecidingwheretoconcentratenetworkingeffortsbecausepeoplewillfocusonformalvs.informal networks.Whileformalnetworkingsuchasleadership,volunteerroles,andmembershipinprofessional organizationswillalwaysbeimportant,itisalsocriticaltounderstandthatinformalnetworkingcanoftentimesbe morepowerfulthantraditionalformalnetworking. Informalnetworkingoftentimesfeelsmoregenuine. Youare buildingrelationshipsinrelaxedsettingswhereyouarefocusedonlisteningtoeachotherandtalkingaboutmore thanjustbusiness.

RecognizingtheimportanceofinformalnetworkingandbeingnewtotheroleofChamberPresident&CEO,Lattes withLainawasborn. EveryFridaymorningat8amIandmyDirectorofMembership&Marketing,ValliSoileau, enjoyourmorningcoffeeatJavaSquareindowntownOpelousasandanyonewhoisinterestedinjoiningusis welcometocome. Someweeksweareasmallgroupoffourandotherswehaveupwardsof25peoplevyingfora seat. Weliketocallitunprogrammedprogramming.Thepeoplearedifferentweektoweek,theconversationsflow betweenpersonalstories,business,andcommunityvisionplanning.Sometimeswewrapupat9amandotherdays theconversationhasbeensorobustwemoveontoalocalrestaurantandallhavelunchtogether.Regardlessof thetopicorthenumberofpeopleinattendanceeachweekweknowthatconnectionsandfriendshipshavebeen madeandplansforthefutureofourparishhavedevelopedoversimplecupsofcoffeeandthatisthepowerof informalnetworking.–LainaBrickley,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

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.

LOCATION - ACCESS - CONNECTIVITY Gateway to the Atchafalaya 208 S. Levee Rd. Krotz Springs, LA 70750 (337)566-8867 www.

A pivot is a change in strategy without a change in vision

Kerry T Thibodeaux, MD, FACS, CWSP


The treatment of hard-to-heal wounds involves five main steps, including assessment, intervention, re-evaluation, outcomes measurement and patient education.

• Coordination of Services Including Home Health & Extended Care

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

The Wound Treatment Process
for Wound Treatment
Opelousas General Health System
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy & Wound Care
Compression Therapy
Epidermal Blister Grafting 539 East Prudhomme Street | Opelousas, LA 70570 T: (337) 948-5100 | F: (337) 948-5171 |
Specific Services
• Total Contact Casting • Diagnostic Procedures • Skin

Soiree Royale

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.

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Thank You For Supporting Foundation Programing


Leadership St. Landry
YouthLeadership Council

Large Business of The Year


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

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


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!


At 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.

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.

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
Living Life to the Fullest in a Safe & Secure Enviornment!
Paid Utilities
Exercise Equipment
Daily Rounds by Staff
24 hour On-Call Staff
Secure Facility Entry
Handrails & Grab Bars in each unit
Elevator service
facilities on each floor
Activities 960 E. Prudhomme St. Opelousas, LA 705070 Ph. 337-942-8154

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.

Every distribution center supports 90 to 100 stores in a 150+ mile radius.

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.

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.

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

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 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

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