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Money & Career All you need to know to stay in the know! The Sloppy Taco Wins Best Crab Dish Award

Derek, Brett, and Amanda Stutes.

Chef Brett Stutes of The Sloppy Taco food truck was awarded Best Crab Dish at August’s Arts & Crabs Fest, hosted by the Arts Council of SWLA and the Lake Charles/SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Sloppy Taco, along with nine other local restaurants and caterers, served their own spin on the event’s crab theme, and the public voted The Sloppy Taco’s mango crab nachos as the best dish of the event. Stutes received a weekend getaway in New Orleans, donated by Acadiana Profile Magazine and The New Orleans Hotel Collection. Arts & Crabs Fest annually celebrates local cuisine and culture by showcasing the talents of local chefs. For details, call the Arts Council at (337) 439-2787.

JD Bank Makes Top 10 in Nationwide Community Bank Marketing Awards JD Bank has been named a top-10 winner in the Independent Community Bankers of America’s 2015 Marketing Awards, which annually recognizes the nation’s best community bank marketing campaigns. JD Bank is the only Louisiana-based bank to make the list. More than 6,000 community banks were eligible to take part in this year’s awards program. The top 10 banks were chosen based on their marketing and branding campaigns’ quality of design, integration of different communication channels, overall execution, goal achievement and effectiveness of the initiative as a whole.

CSE Opens in Moss Bluff CSE Federal Credit Union has branched off and set their roots in the heart of Moss Bluff. Now able to more conveniently serve their members in the Moss Bluff, Westlake and other surrounding areas, CSE remains true to their mission statement of “Experiencing the joy of helping their members achieve their financial goals.” For more information, visit


Imperial Health Urgent Care Center in Moss Bluff Announces Extended Hours The Imperial Health Urgent Care Center in Moss Bluff is offering new expanded hours. The new hours will be Monday – Friday, 8am-8pm; Saturday, 8am-6pm; and Sunday, 10am-6pm. The Moss Bluff Urgent Care Center is staffed by primary care physicians, Jason R. Morris, MD, Richard D. Sanders MD, certified nurse practitioner, David Guillory, NP, and support staff. The center offers treatment for colds and allergies, sore throats, earaches, fever, the flu, stomach aches, sprains and strains, minor cuts and lacerations, allergic reactions, rashes and other non-emergency medical concerns. For more information, call (337) 217-7762.

Lake Area Medical Center Recognized Two Years in a Row Lake Area Medical Center (LAMC) in Lake Charles announced it has been selected by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The Best Places to Work in Healthcare award recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in economic development, employee retention and satisfaction. The complete list of this year’s 100 winners, in alphabetical order is available at www.modernhealthcare. com/bestplaces.

computer needs due to their expanding operations. To support student success at SOWELA, visit www. or call (337) 421-6903.

Memorial Health System Tobacco Free At the request of the state and the medical staff and after much deliberation, administration has made the decision that all Lake Charles Memorial Health System facilities will be smoke and tobacco free. Tobacco use of any kind will not be permitted on any property owned or managed by the Memorial Health System, inside or out, by hospital staff, patients or visitors. This includes Memorial Medical Group properties and other affiliates. Prohibited tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other tobacco products such as chewing tobacco and snuff. E-cigarettes are also prohibited. Go to for more information.

SOWELA Technical Community College Shares in the Success of Lakeside Bank SOWELA Technical Community College students are sharing in the success of Lakeside Bank as it celebrates its fifth year of business in 2015. Lakeside Bank has established the Lakeside Bank Endowed Scholarship at SOWELA to be awarded to a Calcasieu Parish student through their graduation. In addition, Lakeside is hiring an intern from SOWELA to assist with Thrive Magazine for Better Living

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