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Welcome from the Chamber Welcome from the Mayors Of Vermilion Parish Welcome from the Vermilion Parish Police Jury Welcome from the Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission Welcome from the Vermilion Economic Development Alliance A Brief History of Vermilion Parish Transportation Outdoor Recreation Government Resources Residential Living Tourism: Attractions, Entertainment & Accommodations Dining & Shopping Cajun Cooking Education Higher Education Vermilion Public Library Business & Industry Health Care Chamber Members – Alphabetical Chamber Members by Category Advertiser Index

­This is a Town Square Publication created and produced for the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce 1907 Veterans Memorial Dr. • Abbeville, LA 70510 Phone: (337) 893-2491 • Fax: (337) 893-1807 Email: connect@vermilionchamber.org Website: www.vermilionchamber.org Copyright© 2015 Town Square Publications 155 E. Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005 www.townsquarepublications.com Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information in this publication. The Chamber and Town Square assume no responsibility for misinformation. Please contact the Chamber with any additions or corrections. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission of the Chamber and Town Square is prohibited. Chairman, CEO and Publisher Douglas K. Ray President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Stone Director Scott Ray Editor Gerry Alger Production Manager Joe Nugara Client Liaison and Content Coordinator Stefanie Mikutis Cover Design Kirsten Riedl Graphic Designer Gail Gaboda Ad Production Coordinators David Abraham and Tiffany Salerno Directory Coordinator Michael Sumrak Contributing Writer Jean Murphy Contributing Photographer Shane Falgout Photography Acquisition Manager Steve Rogers www.vermilionchamber.org 3

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WELC O ME from the Chamber On behalf of the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce, I would like to invite you to come and experience our wonderful community! We are excited to show you all Vermilion Parish has to offer. While the parish has a population of nearly 60,000, the benefits of small-town living are experienced daily. The pace of life is a little slower in Vermilion Parish; people know their neighbors and take a true interest in their well-being. What people find when they make Vermilion Parish home is a genuinely great place to live, work, play and raise a family. The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce has been a vital part of this community since 1920 and continues to provide for its members and the community, actively welcoming all new businesses to the parish. The organization offers its member businesses many benefits, opportunities and services to aid in increasing business contacts. Through the Chamber’s numerous events we continue to promote our mission of “creating a positive business and community environment.” On behalf of the Chamber’s Board of Directors and the staff at the Chamber, we invite you to come grow with us. We are proud to share our community with you and invite you to explore all Vermilion Parish has to offer. Whether you are single, raising a family or in your retirement years, Vermilion Parish is the place for you! If you are visiting, passing through or relocating, we know you will enjoy your stay!

If we can be of any further assistance, feel free to call us at (337) 8932491 or email us at connect@vermilionchamber.org. We are located at 1907 Veterans Memorial Dr. in Abbeville. Lynn Guillory Executive Director

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WELC O ME from the Mayors of Vermilion Parish

From left: Chris Theriot, Mayor of Gueydan; John LeBlanc, Mayor of Erath; Kirk Champagne, Mayor of Kaplan; Mark Piazza, Mayor of Abbeville; Wayne Theriot, Mayor of Maurice; Carol Broussard, Mayor of Delcambre. On behalf of the Mayors of Vermilion Parish, Welcome to “The Most Cajun Place on Earth!” You have made a wonderful choice in asking for information about Vermilion Parish. We have to warn you, people move here and find over time that they can’t bring themselves to leave. We have a special kind of people here in Vermilion Parish, neighbors that help neighbors just as if they were family. If you are looking for “toe tappin’” Cajun music, the best seafood – from salty oysters on the half shell to boiled crawfish and everything in between – hunting, fishing and a warm, friendly Cajun welcome, you need look no further than Vermilion Parish. Nestled along the shores of Vermilion Bay, the parish lies in an

area where agriculture and aquaculture abound. Farmers produce rice, sugarcane, cattle, crawfish and alligators; a large quantity of which ultimately finds its way into the cooking pots of many a local chef or home cook. The landscape here in south central Louisiana is made up of prairies and wetlands that support cities and communities sprinkled like so many jewels along the Cajun Corridor. Travel the route and you will visit communities whose histories and cultures date back to the 1800s and beyond. We welcome you to Vermilion Parish where the music is lively, the food is spicy and the people are some of the nicest you will ever meet.

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from the Vermilion Parish Police Jury Welcome to “The Most Cajun Place on Earth!” Why does Louisiana have parishes and not counties? Louisiana was officially Roman Catholic under both France and Spain’s rule. The boundaries dividing the territories generally coincided with church parishes. In 1807, the territorial legislature officially adopted the ecclesiastical term. Through each change in her history, Louisiana never deviated and the primary civil divisions have been officially known as parishes ever since. Located along the Gulf Coast in south central Louisiana, Vermilion Parish is truly considered a “sportsman’s paradise.” Rich in natural beauty and resources, the land is a blend of prairie lands and winding bayous,

coastal marshes, agricultural landscapes and unique, cultural communities. Vermilion Parish is a multicultural blend steeped in history with a dash of “joie de vivre” finishing the mix. This bilingual coastal parish is very large and diverse with wandering bayous and farmlands authentic local cuisine and Cajun towns connecting it all. Vermilion Parish has some of the state’s most popular festivals. Learn about our French heritage and deep-rooted culture by visiting one of our many museums, Courthouse or tour a

100-year-old church. The Vermilion Parish Police Jury knows that we are truly blessed to live in a great place with tremendous people.

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WELC O ME From the Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission Bienvenue à Vermilion Parish! On behalf of the Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission, I would like to welcome you to “The Most Cajun Place on Earth.” Tourism is big business in Louisiana and having a great time is an area that we specialize in. While visiting our parish, you’ll discover our deep-rooted culture and our warm, Southern hospitality. As you travel through Vermilion Parish, you’ll experience our quaint towns, historical attractions, hidden treasures, authentic Cajun cuisine, unique shops, family-friendly festivals, and more. A drive to the southern part of the parish will reveal lazy bayous, marshlands teeming with wildlife and some of the best birding in America. You’ll see fields where sugarcane, rice, crawfish and cattle are farmed. You might be able to catch an alligator sunning himself along Highway 82. Be sure to bring your camera and binoculars so you don’t miss out on anything. Enjoy your stay in Vermilion Parish as you experience all the pleasures of true Cajun country! Alison Miller, Executive Director Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission

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From the Vermilion Economic Development Alliance On behalf of the Vermilion Economic Development Alliance, welcome to Vermilion Parish! Our organization is fairly new, but the idea of economic sustainability, selfsufficiency and entrepreneurship have a long history in our business community. Our mission of assisting existing companies and creating new opportunities enriches the efforts that our active, community-minded residents have employed since the early days of our Parish’s existence. Vermilion Parish has become well known for taking hospitality to a whole new level as visitors and businesses alike are welcomed with open arms. Vermilion is centrally located in the southern part of Louisiana immediately adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico. This proximity to the Gulf makes the parish an ideal location for the numerous companies needed to serve this region’s oil and gas industry. Heliports, shrimp docks and marine services call Vermilion home alongside crawfish ponds and sugarcane fields. The parish is the largest geography of the growing and prosperous Lafayette Metropolitan Statistical Area with over 1,500 square miles within its borders. The welcoming people, gorgeous sunsets, and variety of home-grown businesses lend to the parish’s tradition and charm while the opportunity to grow exists with acres of developable property in each of Vermilion’s communities. Experience what Vermilion Parish has to offer through our diverse businesses and unmatched way of life. À bientôt (see you soon) … we know you’ll be back. Anne Falgout, Executive Director Vermilion Economic Development Alliance

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A B RI EF H I S T O RY of Vermilion Parish

Long before Vermilion Parish was established, several Native American tribes inhabited the area. The land remained virtually unsettled through the French colonial period in the state’s history, but began growing by the time the Spanish colonial period rolled around in the early 1760s. French Acadians, or Cajuns, arrived in the southern region of Louisiana following the Great Expulsion of 1760 – an event that led to the deportation of thousands of Acadians from their home in Nova Scotia. The Cajuns were drawn to this coastal area’s rich and fertile land, bountiful wildlife and open prairie that proved ideal for cattle grazing. The Spanish government awarded land grants to those willing to provide labor in the clearing of land, the building of bridges and levees and the maintenance of roadways. Towns quickly began springing up, and in 1803, the U.S. acquired the territory of Louisiana with the Louisiana Purchase. By March 25, 1844, Vermilion Parish was created by the state legislature from the southern portion of Lafayette Parish. Abbeville, founded in 1843, was incorporated in March 1850 and earned

designation as the seat of Justice for Vermilion Parish in March 1854. Today, nearly 50 percent of the 56,000-plus parish residents boast of Cajun ancestry, with its vibrant culture, internationally recognized cuisine and true Southern hospitality making this “The Most Cajun Place on Earth.” Vermilion Parish’s deep history can still be felt in the historic architecture of Downtown Abbeville and in the various museums located throughout the communities. The Vermilion Historical Society was established in 1975 with a mission to collect, preserve and communicate the history of Vermilion Parish. The organization has published two editions of the “History of Vermilion Parish, LA” and “Journeys Into the Past – Abbeville, LA: The Early Years,” by Kenneth A. Dupuy. The Historical Society is also part of the Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance, which operates a museum at the Alliance Center featuring a collection of historic artifacts, documents and photographs pertaining to the parish.

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T R A N S P O RTAT I O N & Location

Vermilion Parish is part of the six-parish Acadiana region of Louisiana, located in the south-central portion of the state. A mere 20 miles from Lafayette and 150 miles from New Orleans, the parish is easily accessible from Interstate 10 via LA Highways 26 and 13, U.S. Highway 90 and Interstate 49. For those traveling from Texas, the parish is accessible from LA Highway 82. Additionally, LA Highway 14 runs through the parish, offering a local route, as well as a direct link to U.S. 90, LA 26 and LA 13. Abbeville Chris Crusta Memorial Airport is readily available in the parish, while Acadiana Regional Airport, a leading general aviation facility, is located within minutes in New Iberia. Corporate aviation, air cargo operations and commercial services are available at the Lafayette

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Regional Airport, which offers daily non-stop flights to destinations in Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Denver and Memphis. Travelers can also take advantage of Amtrak commuter rail service in nearby Lafayette. The station, located at 100 Lee Ave., is served by the Sunset Limited route, which runs between New Orleans and Los Angeles, California, and makes more than 20 stops in between. Businesses utilize several rail lines that traverse the landscape of the parish, including the Acadiana Railway Company, Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway, LA & Delta Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad. Plus, its location on the Gulf of Mexico provides convenient options for water travel through the Port of Vermilion in Abbeville, the Twin Parish Port in Delcambre and the nearby Port of Iberia in New Iberia.

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Outdoor REC REAT I O N

Louisiana is truly an oasis for nature enthusiasts, with its varying landscapes of coastal wetlands and prairies and abundance of native wildlife waiting to be discovered. The state is replete with state parks, national wildlife refuges and management areas, city and state preservation sites and a range of further wellmaintained outdoor destinations. There is no better way to take in the Louisiana landscape than along America’s WETLAND Birding Trail, a path that travels along the entirety of Louisiana’s Gulf Coast – from the Texas border to the Mississippi border. Visitors to the trail can catch a glimpse of the state’s coastal environments and assortment of birds and flora and fauna. The trail is divided into 12 distinct loops, with the Vermilion Loop running along the shores of Bayou Vermilion and into the heart of “Cajun Country.” Several sites spot the Vermilion Loop, including the Bancker Grotto, Palmetto Island State Park, the Mouton Cove Area and the Abbeville RV Park. Bird watching enthusiasts are also drawn to the Town of Gueydan. With a location on the Mississippi flyway, the community is a haven for a number of bird species. The addition of the White Lake Birding and Nature Trail, located at the end of Hwy. 91 south, allows tourists to view native and migratory birds in their habitat. Be on the lookout for Vermilion Parish’s newest residents, Whooping Cranes. Once a nesting area for the almost extinct cranes, The White Lake Conservation Area is now home to over 13 non-migratory whooping cranes. Gueydan has become such a popular destination for birders and duck and goose hunters that the Secretary of State in Baton Rouge has dubbed it the

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“Duck Capital of America.” Just outside of Downtown Abbeville, the Abbeville RV Park is a retreat for campers and outdoor enthusiasts, with an array of natural elements and birds calling this area home. The park features 55 shaded sites complete with water and electric hookups, 50 campsites, a one-mile nature trail and a clubhouse. Located south of Abbeville and on the Vermilion River, Palmetto Island State Park offers a real south Louisiana outdoors experience. Overnight guests can stay in one of six vacation cabins that are nestled among the trees and foliage. For the RV campers, there are 96 campsites to choose from; 20 sites include an extra tent camping pad. The Visitor Center complex features a nature station, a water playground and bathhouse for overnight and day visitors. Several trails, located throughout the park, allow visitors to learn about the area’s native flora and fauna. A boat launch provides access to the river for fishing and boating, while canoers and kayakers can explore the interior lagoons for an up-close look at the native plant and animal life. Another way to enjoy the outdoors is by spending a day on the links. Just outside of Abbeville is Vermilion Oaks, a well-maintained golf course and driving range. Designed by Frank A. Godchaux and opened in 1927, Vermilion Oaks is an 18-hole course offering nearly 6,150 yards of play from the longest tees. The course features Bermuda grass greens and fairways, and offers a challenge to any player, from the novice to the experienced. Vermilion Oaks also has a large swimming pool, restaurant and bar area.

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G OV ERN MEN T Resources

VERMILION PARISH Vermilion Parish Clerk of Court P.O. Box 790 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 898-1992 www.vermilionparishclerkofcourt.com

Town of Gueydan 600 Main St. Gueydan, LA 70542 (337) 536-9415 www.gueydan.org City of Kaplan 701 N. Cushing Ave. Kaplan, LA 70548 (337) 643-8602 www.kaplanla.com

Vermilion Parish Police Jury Courthouse Building 100 N. State St., Ste. 200 Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-4300 www.vppj.org Vermilion Parish Registrar of Voters P.O. Box 681 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 898-4324

Vermilion Parish Sheriff P.O. Box 307 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 898-4409 Emergency: (337) 893-0871 www.vermilionsheriff.net

CITIES AND TOWNS City of Abbeville P.O. Box 1170 Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-8550 www.cityofabbeville.net

Vermilion Parish School Board 220 S. Jefferson St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-5770 www.vrml.k12.la.us

Vermilion Parish Tax Assessor P.O. Box 98 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-2837 www.vermilionassessor.org

Town of Erath 115 W. Edwards Erath, LA 70533 (337) 937-8401 www.townoferath.com

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Welcome to Abbeville! Abbeville is the seat of Vermilion Parish and was founded in 1850, by Father Antoine Desire Megret, a Catholic priest. The city continues to flourish to this day where you will find Cajun and traditional food at over 20 restaurants. From oyster bars to poboys the cuisine excels! We thrive on the culture, the music and the people. Come and fais do do with us!

Area Festivals Daylily Festival & Garden Show Held the Saturday after Memorial Day Observed 337-898-4110 Cake & Ice Cream Festival Held in July 337-893-8550 Louisiana Cattle Festival Held the second weekend in October 337-652-0646 Giant Omelette Celebration Held the first full weekend in November 337-344-9232 Louisiana Main to Main-Cemetery Tour Held early November 337-898-4110 Christmas Stroll Held the first Thursday in December 337-898-4110

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Residential LI V I N G

Vermilion Parish is blessed with a wonderful climate, good people, good food, plentiful recreational amenities and wonderful opportunities for employment, so its housing market never slowed dramatically, even at the height of the recession, according to local Realtors. Recent layoffs in the oil and gas industry have caused nervousness, however, and resulted in about a 10 percent dip in home prices, according to Kathy Dyson, owner/broker of Kathy Dyson Realty in Abbeville. “But I expect that to pass. Our market is pretty diverse and very stable. Nothing ever seems to hurt us that bad,” she explained. James Noel, owner/broker of Sunrise Realty in Abbeville, agreed, pointing to new residential developments under construction in the northern part of the Parish, including a 75-unit apartment complex that is restricted to older adults. “Vermilion Parish is never hurt as badly by oil and gas layoffs as Lafayette, for instance, because the Parish has not been over-built,” Noel said. “Townhouses are very popular right now and there are some 1,300-square-foot patio homes being built which are selling out as fast as they can build them. We also had a 250-unit apartment complex built that now has a waiting list,” he said. The most popular type of homes, both new and resale, are traditionalstyle, raised Acadian homes with broad porches, gable roofs, overhanging eaves and outside staircases, Dyson stated. The second most popular style today, she said, is French Provincial. Both Acadian and French Provincial homes are available in both new and older neighborhoods, as well as in rural areas throughout Vermilion Parish.

Abbeville, in particular, is very popular with students and faculty at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette because it is only a 15-minute drive from campus. Noel has also noticed numerous overseas tourists from France, Belgium and Canada who have enjoyed their stay in the Parish and chosen to buy a home for retirement or vacations. “Our French heritage in this area appeals to them,” Noel explained. “Over 50 percent of our local residents were born and raised in Vermilion Parish and can trace their families back for generations in the area,” Dyson said. “But the rest are transplants who have moved here for employment or retirement, attracted by our good food, great weather, beautiful scenery and many recreational and social opportunities like our festivals, concerts in the park and farmers markets.” “The majority who move here for jobs come from the oilfields in Texas. Others come here from all over. We even have snowbirds from the north who come here in the winter and live in our area RV parks to escape the winters up north,” she explained. “Potential home buyers who are older and have no school age children are attracted to the towns within Vermilion Parish. Those who have children gravitate toward the best school districts, which are often in the rural areas. Many of them also like the fact that they can get larger acreage without restrictions in the rural areas. About 10 percent want to have at least one horse. Many others want to raise chickens for the eggs,” Dyson said. Noel agreed. “In the rural areas people can have animals, sheds, mobile homes, whatever they want and many like that. Many also like the 10-acre mini-ranches. Waterfront property, of course, is in high demand but U

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T O U RI S M

Attractions, Entertainment & Accommodations

Vermilion Parish is overflowing with culture, music, history and allaround Cajun flavor. Visit one of the many museums in the area, take in some local Cajun sounds and participate in one of the many exciting annual events of Vermilion Parish. As is the motto of many Louisianans, “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” (Let the good times roll!) Abbeville Cultural & Historical Alliance, a collaboration of four local community service organizations, operates the Alliance Center’s Museum & Art Gallery, which is lined with various works of art, photographs, artifacts and historical information. The Gueydan Museum and the Kaplan Museum are exceptional attractions for those interested in learning about local history. The Acadian Museum in Erath is another fantastic historical site that celebrates Acadian heritage and the Cajun people that call Louisiana home. Adjacent to the museum is the Museum Café, a popular gathering spot for locals and host to the “Living Legends” program. Visitors can also take a trip to Sam Guarino’s Blacksmith Shop Museum in Abbeville, where they can catch a glimpse into the life of a blacksmith in the early 1900s and the Sicilian culture. Live Cajun music and local culture is enjoyed at the Museum Café, along with Le Bayou Legendaire (Richard Sale Barn) in Abbeville, Touchet’s in Maurice and many others. For those who love theater,

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make sure not to miss an Abbey Players production. The Abbey Players invite patrons to enjoy three to four high-quality, main-stage theatrical productions each year, as well as a summertime children’s production. The theater is located within the renovated Reaux Lumber Company building in Abbeville, which has been the troupe’s home since the early 1980s. No mention of Vermilion Parish, would be complete without highlighting the exciting events happening throughout the year. Abbeville is home to one of the most unique festivals, the Giant Omelette Celebration, which is comprised of music, arts and crafts, Cajun food, an antique car show and the cooking of the over 5,000 egg omelette in downtown Abbeville. Erath’s Fourth of July Celebration is a major draw for residents and visitors as we celebrate our nation’s independence, as well as the Delcambre Shrimp Festival. The popular event, held the third full weekend in August, celebrates the community’s strong shrimping industry with plenty of activities, live entertainment and of course, shrimp! The Louisiana Cattle Festival, held in October in Downtown Abbeville, is a much-anticipated, three-day event filled with U

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entertainment, food and fine arts and crafts. The Queen’s Pageant, Cooking contest, Cattle Livestock Show and parade are among the various festivities happening at the well-attended event. To culminate the year, be sure to take in the Annual Les Lumieres de Village, which showcases innumerous lights throughout Downtown Abbeville, along with the Annual Abbeville Christmas Stroll, featuring holiday shopping, entertainment and food. Additional events worth noting include the Daylily Festival, Krewe Chic-a-la-pie Mardi Gras parade, Louisiana Cajun Food Fest and Gueydan Duck Festival. ACCOMMODATIONS Visitors spending more than one day in the area can choose from a number of local lodging facilities. Several hotels and motels are available for visitors in need of a range of modern conveniences, such as business centers, outdoor pools and fitness centers. Abbeville is home to the Best Western Abbeville Inn, Executive Inn Express, Magnuson Hotel, Sunbelt Lodge, Vermilion Motel and Budget Inn & Suites, all of which offer great service and clean, comfortable guest rooms. Plus, the parish offers charming bed and breakfast inns. Apartment A Bed and Breakfast, The Ducote-Williams House, Bayou Rose Bed and Breakfast Cottage, and The Caldwell House in Abbeville are great choices for those looking for a bit more privacy during their stay. Just north of Kaplan you’ll find Crawfish Haven/Mrs. Rose’s Bed and Breakfast. Mrs. Rose’s Bed and Breakfast is nestled in the middle of Cajun Country depicting a peaceful, country setting. The home offers the perfect romantic getaway with a hint of Sportsman’s Paradise, a tranquil country setting, private ponds on the property and intimate charm. Contact information for these referred hotels, motels and bed and breakfast inns can be found by visiting the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce’s online Business Directory at www.vermilionchamber.org. 

DINING & Shopping

The communities of Vermilion Parish are sprinkled with great retail destinations offering a wide assortment of items and services. Local artwork is discovered at the many museums and shops in the area, while other merchants are packed with antique treasures, furnishings, clothing, unique gifts and much more. Take a stroll in Downtown Abbeville or along Main Street in Kaplan to find many of the parish’s quaint shops. In between the retailers is an eclectic mix of restaurants, serving up some of the finest Louisiana dishes around. From dirty rice, boudin and andouille, to cracklins, po’ boys, gumbo and the freshest seafood straight from the local waters, diners will never leave hungry. More than 20 authentic Cajun dining establishments, many of which have been around

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since the mid- to late-1900s, welcome patrons to savor the delicacies this region is known for. The Riverfront Restaurant, Dupuy’s Oyster Shop, Black Oyster Bar & Seafood, Shuck’s and Suire’s Restaurant and Grocery are among the most notable of these locally owned Cajun eateries. A trip up to Maurice will bring diners to Hebert’s Specialty Meats, the home of the original “turducken” (a stuffed chicken within a stuffed duck within a stuffed turkey), and the “world famous” City Bar, a wellknown local watering hole. Not in the mood for Cajun? Vermilion Parish’s restaurant selection also includes classic American favorites, Mexican dishes and Asian-infused menus. Vermilion Chamber of Commerce

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CA J U N Cooking Robust, inventive cooking evolved by the Acadian settlers rooted in resourcefulness, use of available ingredients and “made do” in artful ways.* ANDOUILLE AND BOUDIN (AHN-DOO-EE AND BOO DAN) Two types of Cajun sausage. Andouille is made with pork, boudin with pork and rice. Sociologists recognize two major categories of Cajuns; “River” (for andouille); and the “Bayou” (for boudin).** BEIGNET (BIN-YAY) A fritter or strangely shaped doughnut without a hole, sprinkled with powdered sugar.**

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CRAWFISH-CRAYFISH (CRAW-FISH) A small fresh water crustacean related to the lobster.* ETOUFFÉE (AY TOO FAY) Method of cooking something (usually shrimp or crawfish) smothered in chopped vegetables over low flame, tightly covered until tender.* GRILLADES (GREE YAHDS) Beef or veal round steak, browned, then simmered until tender in browned tomato sauce served over rice or grits.*

JAMBALAYA (JUM BUH LIE UH) Highly-seasoned mixture of any of several combinations of seafood, meat, poultry, sausage and vegetables, simmered with raw rice until liquid is absorbed.* ROUX (ROO) Basic ingredient of many Louisiana recipes. Essentially seasoned flour browned in a skillet.** Sources: *From the Encyclopedia of Cajun and Creole Cuisine by John D. Folse; **From the Louisiana Office of Tourism.

GUMBO (GUM BO) Thick, savory soup with chicken, seafood, sausage or wild game.**

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EDU CAT I O N

Excellence in education at all levels is a cornerstone in the life of Vermilion Parish residents. The Vermilion Parish School System operates 20 facilities throughout the area, including 11 elementary schools, four middle schools and five high schools. Specialized education programs, Dual Enrollment classes, technical classes for national certifications and a wide range of co-curricular activities supplement a rigorous traditional curriculum. In order to deliver the highest quality instructional programs for our students, it is critical to have a curriculum that is rigorous, current, and fully aligned to high standards. Our teachers, administrators, and staff embrace these high standards and are committed to providing the best educational experiences to meet the needs of our changing society and workforce demands. Vermilion Parish continues to take great pride in the fact that students in our district perform very well on state testing and our graduation rate is one of the top five in the state. We are excited about our district ranking in the latest school performance scores from the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE). “While our focus is on providing the best instruction for our students and not on teaching to a test, we are always happy for good test results that reflect the hard work of our students, teachers, parents and staff,” according to Jerome Puyau, Superintendent of Vermilion Parish Schools. “That is why I am excited to announce that this year; our district is ranked as one of the top in the state.” Vermilion Parish Schools works with many partners in our community, which include civic organizations, churches, businesses, the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce, the Vermilion Public Library,

Together We Teach. Together We Learn. Together We Succeed!

LSU Extension Office, 4-H, Boys and Girl Club, American Heart Association, United Way, Activate for Kids and many more. We support and encourage the health, safety and well-being of our children. Vermilion Parish Schools encourages all parents and community members to become active participants in our children’s education. Volunteer to read at our schools, join parent groups, and support our athletic organizations. Together, we provide a community that is unified, not only in educating our children academically, but also in influencing their health and character. We are … Vermilion!

Vermilion Parish

Strong in Catholic Education Maltrait Memorial Catholic School One Crusader Square Kaplan, LA 70548 Phone/Fax: 337-643-7765 www.vrml.k12.la.us/mmcs Mt. Carmel Elementary 405 Park Avenue Abbeville, LA 70510 337-898-0859 www.mceschool.org St. Peter School 513 6th Street Gueydan, LA 70542 337-536-7930 www.spsgueydan.org Vermilion Catholic High School 425 Park Avenue Abbeville, LA 70510 337-893-6636 www.vermilioncatholic.com

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Higher EDU CAT I O N

SLCC Students don’t have to leave home to attain a high-quality college degree. Abbeville hosts South Louisiana Community College, an institution with a mission to provide current and relevant job training to Vermilion Parish Citizens. SLCC has a presence in eight parishes in Acadiana, including Vermilion parish. Training can be of a short or long duration and result in a certificate, technical diploma, associate degree or industry-based certification. At SLCC’s Gulf Area campus, students can choose from a number of majors including Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Cosmetology, Industrial/Agricultural Mechanics Technology, Medical Assistant, Practical Nursing, and Welding. Students can also work toward an associate’s degree in Accounting, Business and Business Administration. Additionally, the campus can accommodate requests from business and industry to provide customized training and offers high school students the opportunity to take dual enrollment courses, allowing students to earn college credit while in high school. The Gulf Area campus boasts a healthy placement rate and works with employers to ensure that students have the skills needed by industry and that students exit the training ready for immediate employment. Gulf Area campus instructors possess industry based certifications and provide instruction in a manner that fosters the acquisition of similar certifications by students. WorkKeys testing is available and can be utilized by employers to assess workplace literacy skills of potential employees. Gulf Area campus also houses the Vermilion parish office of Acadiana Works. This state agency provides job placement assistance and referrals. The campus serves as a one-stop shop for all training and employment needs. South Louisiana Community College is a comprehensive community college that serves more than 10,000 students annually and operates campuses in Abbeville, Crowley, Franklin, Lafayette, New Iberia, Opelousas, St. Martinville and Ville Platte. ULL Vermilion Parish’s location also places it within close proximity to the renowned University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the largest member of the university system with almost 19,000 students enrolled each year. Within 30 minutes, students can take advantage of nearly 80 undergraduate degree programs, 24 master’s degree programs, a post-master’s certificate program and doctoral degrees.

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Today, Dr. Joseph Savoie, the University’s sixth president, oversees the state’s second-largest public institution. The University is an international leader in computer science, engineering and nursing. But that only counts a few of the more than 120 stellar undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Or, to put the last century or so in perspective, enough degree options to outnumber the entire original student body. By any measure, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is thriving. Freshmen are more prepared for college-level work than ever before. More exceptional students are making UL Lafayette their first university of choice. And the university has devoted unprecedented energy and resources to student success. THE PAYOFF SO FAR: • UL Lafayette has one of the highest graduation rates in Louisiana. • Faculty members are earning national and international recognition. And, they are drawing record amounts of external research monies. In 2012, total research and development expenditures at the University totaled $74.68 million; only one other public university in Louisiana spent more on R&D. • Four student residence halls have been built in the past three years and the expansion and renovation of the Student Union is under way. • The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns® are poised to lead the Sun Belt Conference in every major sport. And, the alumni can be proud of the fact that their degrees have more value and respect than ever before. Lifted by the accomplishments of its students, faculty and alumni, the University has pledged to take advantage of every opportunity to achieve greater prominence among public institutions of higher learning.

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Vermilion Public LI B RA RY

The citizens of Vermilion Parish officially passed a millage that resulted in the permanent establishment of the Abbeville-based Vermilion Parish Library in February 1942. Over the ensuing years, branches have sprang up in Kaplan, Gueydan, Maurice, Erath and Delcambre, and the Mobile Library (bookmobile) was instituted in order to serve various destinations throughout the parish. The library system has experienced much growth since its formation more than 65 years ago and today holds a collection of more than 167,000 volumes and 4,900 magazine and newspaper subscriptions. New to the library, citizens can now download music to listen to and read eBooks and digital magazines on their mobile devices from the library website (www.vermilionlibrary.org). Laptops are available for checkout at the Abbeville location to Vermilion Parish citizens provided by the State Library of Louisiana. In addition, all locations offer a wealth of audios,

DVDs and playaways (books available for play on an MP3 player). Each location of the Vermilion Parish Library offers copy and faxing services, free Internet, free Wi-Fi, wireless printing and access to a number of online databases. For groups who need a place to meet, the libraries in Abbeville, Kaplan and Erath offer the use of meeting rooms, which are accessible both during and after hours. Video conferencing equipment is available at the Abbeville Library to offer medical programs, virtual field trips for students and educational training opportunities for the business community. Aside from the facilities and amenities of the library, patrons of all ages take advantage of a calendar year of excellent programming, including summer reading programs, story hours and book clubs, among many others. For more information on the Vermilion Parish Library and its branches, visit the library website at www.vermilionlibrary.org.

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BU S I N ES S & Industry

Touted as “The Most Cajun Place on Earth,” Vermilion Parish is a large and diverse coastal parish that boasts both farmland and wandering bayous, as well as the deep and navigable Vermilion River which leads to the Gulf of Mexico. Most of its 60,000 people are bilingual, speaking both Cajun French and English. Vermilion Parish’s residents and businesspeople make the most of their abundant natural resources by cultivating and attracting individuals and businesses that pull oil and gas from the earth, harvest creatures from the sea and the bayous, graze cattle on its lands and grow rice, sugarcane and soy beans in its fertile soil. Businesses that sell to and service these enterprises understandably gravitate to the Parish, too. For instance, those who provide oilfield equipment and services abound in Vermilion Parish. Consequently, there are plenty of professional machinists, welders, pipe fitters, helicopter pilots and so forth, according to Anne Falgout of the new Vermilion Economic Development Alliance (VEDA). Major Vermilion Parish employers who support the oil and gas industry in one way or another include Schlumberger Inc. in Maurice, Shaw Global Energy Services, Inc. in Delcambre and EcoServ in Abbeville. In addition to providing fixed wing pilot training, aircraft rental and a full range of ground services for airplanes of all types and sizes, Vector Aviation at the Abbeville Airport regularly provides fuel and services to 25 helicopters that operate daily, ferrying people, emergency parts and lightweight supplies like fresh produce to the oil and gas platforms. “This area has been very oilfield-driven for the past 50 years or so,” explained Mike Mouton of Vector. “Some of those platforms are 150 miles out into the Gulf. It takes an hour to reach them by helicopter or 12 hours to reach them by boat. These helicopters provide a very important service and we make the owners’ and pilots’ lives easier.” The Port of Vermilion, Abbeville Harbor and Terminal District, is an industrial park on the Vermilion River that houses tenants that want the ability to do business by truck or by river. Many of those tenants also service the oil and gas industry by offering marine fabrication, construction, logistics services and marine contracting/transportation, while others service the marine industry, according to Jay Campbell,

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executive director. “We have 400-plus employees working at the Port of Vermilion who earn $23 million-plus in salaries so we have a huge impact on our district, Abbeville, the Parish and the entire state. People come from all over Acadiana to work here in positions ranging from clerical to metal fabricating to transportation and crane operators. Two of our tenants even have their own tugs and barges, so they employ captains and mates,” Campbell said. Those tenants engaged in oil and gas services are Cajun Maritime, Grand Isle Shipyard Inc., Gulf Coast Marine Fabricators, Stallion Offshore Quarters and Tanner Services, LLC. The port is also the home of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Pelican and to Maritime International which provides marine fenders and mooring bollards, engineering/design services, laboratory performance testing, heavy steel fabrication, and naval systems. Marine-related businesses prosper in the Parish, thanks to not only those fishing the Gulf, but also to the many fisheries which raise and sell crawfish, shrimp, alligators and pogy. Packaging those pogy bait fish for shipment to East Coast fishermen creates work for many Vermilion residents as does processing the tiny fish into fish oil supplements and animal feed additives at the Omega Protein Corporation processing plant in Abbeville. “Those aquaculture-related industries are huge and have a lot of future potential if the owners choose to ramp them up and capture a bigger share of the market,” Falgout of VEDA stated. Vermilion Parish also has firms which process and add value to locallygrown rice and sugarcane like the Planters Rice Mill, Stansel’s Gourmet Rice and Steen’s Syrup Mill. These long-standing industries in Vermilion Parish continue to grow as they serve the oil and gas, agriculture and aquaculture industries. Nearly 40 percent of Vermilion Parish’s 783,000 acres is currently devoted to agriculture and aquaculture, bringing $300 million into the Parish annually, according to Andrew Granger, County Agricultural Agent for Vermilion Parish. Rice and cattle have been huge cash crops in the region for the past 50 years and sugarcane was added to the mix in the late 1980s. Soy beans and wheat are also raised by some. U Vermilion Chamber of Commerce

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Port of VERMILION HISTORY The Port of Vermilion was established in the mid eighties by the Abbeville Harbor & Terminal District to accommodate growing demand for water front sites for industrial locations. Since then it has seen the oil industry boom and bust, with resident companies coming and going over the years. Today the port is a diverse and growing terminal that provides considerable economic value to the district, which extends parish-wide.

ABOUT US The mission of the Abbeville Harbor & Terminal District is to effectively serve the District by creating jobs and business opportunities in the region. This mission is primarily accomplished through responsible management of district and port assets in an environmentally sensitive manner, and also through continued growth and development of industry and business across the district area. The Abbeville Harbor & Terminal District (AHTD) facilitates economic growth of the communities in which it operates by maximizing the flow of trade and commerce. The District Commission is comprised of the 3rd, 7th, and a portion of the 2nd Wards of Vermilion Parish, in the areas surrounding the Vermilion River south of Abbeville and Intracoastal City. The AHTD was created by Act No. 253 of the 1954 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature as a political subdivision of the state of Louisiana. It is governed by a board of commissioners consisting of six members who serve six-year terms. The board of commissioners serves without compensation or benefits, and is charged with regulating matters relating to commerce, navigation and traffic in the best interests of the public.

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Vermilion Parish’s farms are mostly family-owned and they are seasonal employers, Granger said. Extra labor is only brought in at planting and harvest times, in most cases. Rice farmers double as aquaculturists because they rotate between using their land to grow rice and to raise crawfish, giving the soil a chance to regenerate between rice crops. “The Vermilion Economic Development Alliance is focused on retaining the Parish’s existing businesses and helping to make those businesses more resilient to market changes. To do this we have initiated a business visitation program,” Falgout explained. “We are also planning to educate local residents about how to start a business and are recruiting new businesses to come here to fill any gaps we have in terms of necessary goods and services.” “We don’t want there to be any missed opportunities, so we are looking at what makes sense for this area and we are open to any good ideas. We are even planning to meet with our local farmers to discuss how we can transform each individual operation into more of a commercial entity,” she added. “We have also assembled a team of local and regional people who can respond when a company expresses interest in locating in Vermilion Parish,” Falgout explained. Ryan LaGrange, Manager of Workforce Development for the Lafayette Economic Development Authority, would likely be one of those experts. “When a company considers relocating or expanding to this area, we have to present ourselves on a regional basis in order to be competitive. They want to look at the commute area around any potential site so they would be asking about workforce availability within a one-hour radius,” LaGrange explained. “Roughly one-third of the Vermilion Parish workforce is employed within the Parish. Another third commute to Lafayette to work and the balance go everywhere else in Acadiana to work. I know that about 800

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Vermilion Parish residents travel to Baton Rouge every day, for instance,” he continued. The largest number work in health care, followed by retail, then oil and gas, manufacturing and agriculture. “We have a high per capita income – approximately $34,030 per year on average – and low unemployment, particularly among those working in industries that produce wealth for the region. Omega Protein, for instance, ships its products worldwide, bringing its profits to Vermilion Parish,” LaGrange explained. “The highest paying jobs within the Parish generally go to those with a technical degree or an associate’s degree from a community college. Area schools have been adept at developing programs to meet the needs of area businesses. South Louisiana Community College’s Gulf Area Campus in Abbeville, for instance, offers a program in industrial agriculture mechanics technology which has a 100 percent placement rate.” Those with a bachelor’s degree (approximately 16 percent of the local workforce) generally find work in Lafayette, he said. The University of Louisiana – Lafayette offers more than 120 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. “All of us are working together to try to attract more high-impact industries. We are also trying attract more national and international that work with and supply the concentration of industries that are already here,” LaGrange stated. 

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H EA LT H CA RE

The medical landscape of Vermilion Parish is extensive, with virtually all health care specialties and subspecialties represented. The parish is well-equipped with two accredited hospital campuses, along with a number of excellent health clinics and physician offices. ABBEVILLE GENERAL Abbeville General has had a rebirth! Since they are SO MUCH MORE than a hospital, they have decided to drop the term, “Hospital,” adopt a NEW LOGO, and liken themselves to the Whooping Crane (one of the world’s rarest birds that came close to extinction and is now thriving in Southwestern Louisiana today). Abbeville General is committed to providing Access to Quality Care Close to Home in a safe environment to the residents of their community and surrounding areas, and to be recognized as the Healthcare System of Choice for Vermilion Parish. Abbeville General has made many physical improvements, has added various value-added services, and has maintained their top priority for 50 years (since 1966), which is to continually meet the health care needs of their community through progress and a commitment to excellence. Many patients ARE coming home for their health care, instead of traveling to nearby cities. They are utilizing the Primary Care Medical Homes that are strategically placed in three cities throughout the parish for their primary care needs, as well as the various off-site centers that offer lab and X-ray services. They are utilizing the Telemedicine services to see specialists in a timely manner. State-of-the-art equipment is provided by each and every department to ensure the highest diagnostic and surgical care. There is no wonder patients are coming home! Abbeville General has earned numerous awards for their quality care, including the coveted Top Performer Award by the Joint Commission for Pneumonia and Surgical Care. The dedicated staff at Abbeville General works tirelessly to ensure not only patient safety, but patient satisfaction as well. The newly remodeled Emergency Department (ED) at Abbeville General continues to provide 24-hour emergency care with all modern www.vermilionchamber.org

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equipment: • The Stroke Robot offers the ED physician 24/7 access to a neurologist through an affiliation with Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. • Houses two trauma rooms, a bariatric room, isolation room, and a decontamination room. • Encompasses 9,085 square feet. • Has nine treatment rooms with 18 patient care spaces. • Is paid in full with sales tax dollars from residents in Vermilion Parish! The Cancer Center of Acadiana at Abbeville General (CCA) provides chemotherapy infusions, as well as other infusion therapies. The enhanced services provided by CCA include board-certified oncologists and collaboration with Lafayette General Medical Center’s Radiation Oncology Unit. The CCA provides true comprehensive cancer care, dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer for the whole personmind, body, and spirit. This whole-patient approach helps their patients fight cancer while maintaining a hold on their life … at home. The Sleep Center at Abbeville General, located on the third floor, provides overnight sleep studies for evaluation and diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. Sleep studies are performed in a comfortable, home-like environment and can determine if someone would benefit from treatment. All overnight studies are performed by licensed registered polysomnograph technicians and interpreted by a board certified sleep specialist. The Surgery Department includes three operating suites, two minor procedure suites, an endoscopy suite, a Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, a day surgery/outpatient unit and a holding area. A wide variety of services are offered, including minor procedures, bone marrow biopsies, inpatient surgeries and outpatient surgeries. Due to technical advances and new, minimally invasive procedures in the operating room, the majority of patients have same day surgery and are able to return home shortly after surgery. Abbeville General also offers high-definition endoscopy, as well as laparoscopy for certain surgeries. Interventional pain therapy, performed by a full-time anesthesiologist, provides pain relief through the use of nerve blocks for patients suffering U

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with chronic pain of the lower back and legs. This is accomplished by epidural steroid injections – a minimally invasive procedure that helps relieve back and leg pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves. Acute pain, associated with total knee replacements, shoulder surgery, and other orthopedic surgeries, is completely eliminated for three days, with a nerve block, allowing patients to begin physical therapy the same day of surgery – pain free. Once the patient returns home, there is usually minimal discomfort. Other highly technological diagnostic equipment used at Abbeville General includes: Full Field Digital Mammography- the gold standard for breast imaging; DXA Bone Densitometry; GE Medical System 16 Slice CT Scanner; Nuclear Non-Stress Test; EKG/Holter Monitoring/Stress testing; EEG; Echocardiography; Arterial Blood Gas Procurement. Also performed is myocardial perfusion imaging, a noninvasive imaging test that shows how well blood perfuses the heart muscle. Obstetrics/Nursery Department is where life begins at Abbeville General. There are family waiting areas for the convenience of family and visitors. The unit contains two LDR rooms in which mothers will labor, deliver and recover in the privacy of their own room and one Antepartum room in the event testing procedures are needed during the pregnancy. These rooms contain fetal monitoring equipment to measure contractions and the baby’s heartbeat, plus other equipment needed for the birth. After delivery mothers recover in one of the four remodeled postpartum rooms. The HUGS System, where all babies are tagged at delivery, ensures the safety of all babies born at Abbeville General. The Primary Care Medical Homes, located in Abbeville, Maurice and Erath, offer primary care to all residents across Vermilion Parish and are all certified by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. In these rural health clinics, a variety of family health services are offered, including EPSDT screenings for pediatric patients, obstetric and gynecological services, internal medicine, nephrology and geriatrics. A number of community services are also offered, such as laboratory, immunizations, flu shots, blood pressure checks and more. In the Abbeville location, patients can see a variety of specialists at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, via a computer, using Telemedicine, to diagnose and treat many health conditions. Appointments are taken, and walk-ins are welcome. For more information, check out Abbeville General on Facebook and its website: www.abbgen.net. ABROM KAPLAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL While many rural hospitals have struggled in the complex health care marketplace, one hospital is celebrating notable accomplishments in the industry and securing its future. Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital

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(AKMH) is the newest member of a growing group of rural hospitals joining Acadiana’s largest nonprofit health system, Lafayette General Health (LGH). Since opening its doors in 1958, AKMH has grown to offer a variety of services including: Pediatrics, General Surgery, (including Laparoscopic), Lab Services, Digital Radiology, CT Scanning, Digital Mammography, Ultrasound, Endoscopic and Colonoscopy Procedures, Physical Rehabilitation, Home Health, Inpatient Psychiatric Services and Extended Stay. Through the years, Abrom Kaplan has remained viable and competitive, benefitting from a partial-management arrangement made with Lafayette General in 2002. The arrangement allowed the hospital to pursue strategies, access financial analysis and participate in grouppurchasing discounts. It promoted the continued prosperity of AKMH, as well as introduced new opportunities for the hospital to thrive. In 2014, Abrom Kaplan was recognized for successes achieved through the nationwide program “Harm Across the Board.” The hospital excelled in providing safety across the board, including a 20 percent reduction in preventable hospital readmissions. Other areas of notable improvement included reduction of falls, adverse drug events, surgical site infections and other infections. As a role model for other rural hospitals, AKMH hosted a Rural Trauma Team Development Course in August 2014. The course educated hospital ER staff and other rural health care providers on the current standards of care in the ER environment. Abrom Kaplan ended 2014 on the up note, being named among the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the Country in Financial Stability by the National Rural Health Association for the second consecutive year. These successes and plans for new opportunities led the hospital to sign a multi-year lease with LGH. LGH assumes expanded management and operational control of the hospital, its physical plant and equipment, effective June 1. The move to fully partner with Lafayette General offers patients in Vermilion Parish access to more physicians and a full network of additional resources. The long-term arrangement will serve the residents of Kaplan and the surrounding area with access to more services, lower costs, more options in quality care and still unseen opportunities in the future. Among the changes enjoyed at AKMH, facility-wide upgrades have been made inside and out at AKMH since 2013. The most recent facelifts, noticeable by the fall of 2015, include new paint on the hospital’s exterior, along with new impact-rated exterior doors and windows. Inside the facility, patient rooms received a fresh coat of paint, new furniture and environmental AC units for better air quality. 

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CHAMBER MEMB ERS – Alphabetical 1

1st Franklin Financial (337) 892-5266

The Acadian Apartment Homes (337) 893-3446

Bayou Tiege Bait Shop (337) 685-0014

Cajun Fracturing (713) 562-4100

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Acadian Contractors, Inc. (337) 893-6397

Bayouland Computer Solutions (337) 422-4850

The Caldwell House (337) 281-0807

Acadian Homecare — Abbeville (337) 892-0805

BB’s Auto Sales (337) 893-1790

Capital One Bank (337) 892-3007

Acadiana Family Counseling (337) 288-2588

Best Western Abbeville Inn & Suites (337) 740-4100

CASA of South Louisiana (337) 268-5111

A Flower Cottage (337) 898-1557 Abbeville Building & Loan (337) 893-1170 Abbeville Chiropractic Clinic (337) 893-4353 Abbeville Community Health Center (337) 893-3443 Abbeville Cultural & Historical Alliance (337) 898-4114 Abbeville Electric Supply, Inc. (337) 898-2922 Abbeville Garden Club (337) 937-0961 Abbeville General (337) 893-5466 Abbeville Harbor & Terminal District (337) 893-9465 Abbeville High School (337) 893-1874 Abbeville Meridional (337) 893-4223 Abbeville Pentecostal Church (337) 892-7050 Abbeville R.V. Park (337) 898-4042 Abbeville United Methodist Church (337) 893-5216

Acadiana Works, Inc./Career Solutions Center (337) 893-1986

Black’s Oyster Bar & Seafood (337) 898-2597

Access Primary Care (337) 740-7440

Bon Ami Floor Gallery (337) 898-0510

Barbara Adams

BoNeNe’ Crawfish Pies (337) 523-8080

Allume’ Society (337) 893-5400 American Cancer Society (337) 237-3797 American Legion Vermilion Post 29 (337) 893-5366 Anytime Fitness (337) 385-2812 Anytime Fitness (337) 898-3653 ARC of Vermilion (337) 937-6113 Armentor Jewelers (337) 893-0917 Ascending Image Productions (417) 674-2639 Assist Agency (337) 898-9554

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Abbey Players (337) 893-2442

Bank of Abbeville & Trust Co. (337) 893-0257

Abshire Chiropractic Clinic (337) 898-0522

Bank of Erath (337) 937-5816

Acadian Ambulance (337) 291-1523

Bayou Rose Bed & Breakfast (337) 893-8093

The Booze Barn (337) 422-6430 Paul Bourgeois Charles Boustany Jr., M.D. for Congress, Inc. (337) 261-0041 Boy Scouts of America — Evangeline Area (337) 235-8551 Briggs Learning for Life (337) 654-8343 Broussard Brothers, Inc. (337) 893-5303 F. Dale Broussard Budget Inn & Suites (337) 893-3365 Burton P. Guidry & Associates (337) 740-0834

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C & J Outfitters (337) 893-6900 C.S. Steen Syrup Mill, Inc. (337) 893-1654 Cajun Blenders (337) 898-3999

Center Stage Dance Academy (337) 937-6286 Centerpoint Energy (800) 477-0177 Champagne’s Super Market (337) 937-8163 Chef Bobby & Dot Catering (337) 643-1144 Chica Fitness Studio (337) 523-3633 Chili’s (337) 893-3370 City of Abbeville (337) 893-8550 Coastal Chemical Co. (337) 893-3862 The Concord Club (337) 522-8276 Confrerie d’Abbeville (337) 893-3082 Copy Services, Inc. (337) 893-2400 Courtesy of Vermilion (337) 893-2031 The Courtyard Apartments (337) 893-6983 Cox Business (337) 456-4133 Crawfish Haven/ Mrs. Rose Bed & Breakfast (337) 652-8870

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CHAM B ER MEMB ERS – Alphabetical Credit Merchandise (337) 893-8899

Edward Jones — John Suire (337) 893-3432

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Executive Inn Express (337) 740-4666

D&T Crawfish (337) 893-5436 Darnall, Sikes, Gardes & Frederick (337) 893-5470

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F&R Air Conditioning & Heating Co. (337) 893-5646

Dave Holley Insurance Agency, Inc. (337) 893-5871

Faith House (337) 893-3033

Deep South Financial Services, Inc. (337) 893-2274

Farm Bureau Insurance (337) 893-2114

Desormeaux’s Heating & A/C (337) 893-2198

First Guaranty Bank (337) 893-1777

Discount Tire Center, Inc. (337) 893-5225

First South Farm Credit (337) 783-3954

Don’s Custom Catering (337) 898-9789

Fishing for Memories (337) 254-4880

Dore & Company, Inc. (337) 893-5400

Foxglove Boutique (337) 422-5027

Ducote-Williams House (337) 898-0048

Francis GE Center (337) 898-9102

Duhon Bros. Oil Co. (337) 893-0674

Fred’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning, Inc. (337) 893-5235

Dupuy’s Seafood & Steak (337) 893-2336

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Eagle Pest Control & Chemicals (337) 898-1936 Earl’s Furniture (337) 893-3673 Eastridge Assisted Living Community (337) 898-1944 Eastridge Nursing & Rehabilitation (337) 892-9800 Eddie’s One Stop (337) 937-5550 Edward Jones — Hollie Nelms (337) 893-4229

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Friends of Palmetto Island State Park (337) 652-2484 Frioux Properties (337) 422-2711

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Girl Scouts of Louisiana Pines to the Gulf (337) 984-1142 Glenn Lege Construction, Inc. (337) 233-3406

Gulf Regional Occupational Medicine Center of Acadiana (337) 893-0810

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Kathy Dyson Realty (337) 893-6236

Hardee Law Firm & Mediation Center (337) 643-6408 Harvest Time Christian Academy (337) 892-6722

Keep Abbeville Beautiful (337) 898-4110 Kinchen Funeral Home (337) 898-9595

Havens of Abbeville (337) 893-2248

Knights of Columbus Council 2913 (337) 523-5994

Hebert’s Honey Co. (337) 937-6722

Kolder, Champagne, Slaven & Co. (337) 893-7944

Hebert’s Specialty Meats (337) 893-5062

KTC/Pace Communications (337) 643-7171

Herod Village, Inc. (337) 893-2766

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Home Industry Disposal Co. (337) 893-9175 Hospice of Acadiana (337) 232-1234

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L’Eglise (337) 937-0700 LA 14 Clothing (337) 501-8502 LA Military Hall of Fame & Museum (337) 898-9645

Iberia Bank (337) 893-9186

La Palmera Spa (337) 740-7422

Ideal Weight Loss of Abbeville (337) 893-8888

Lafitte Cinema (337) 893-4541

Infinite Jewelry Designs (337) 893-3434

Langlinais Broussard & Kohlenberg (337) 893-6232

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Langlinais Tractors, Inc. (337) 893-1476

JA of Abbeville (337) 280-5237 Jefferson Island Storage & Hub (337) 685-5766 JoAnn’s Muscular Therapy (337) 288-6724

Gulf Coast Bank (337) 893-7733

Jump N Splash Inflatables/Da Ice Shack (337) 517-3287

Gulf Coast Chemical, Inc. (337) 898-0213

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Gulf Coast Marine Fabricators (337) 898-3333

Kaplan State Bank (337) 643-7110

K&F, Inc. (337) 893-4696

Laporte Appraisal Service (337) 898-1600 Le Bayou Legendaire (337) 893-5760 LeBlanc Center for Learning (337) 898-2912 LeBlanc Oil Company (337) 685-2557 Steven LeBlanc Little Caesars (337) 422-6524 Vermilion Chamber of Commerce

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CHAM B ER MEMB ERS – Alphabetical Beth Looney Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (225) 388-9525 Lowe’s (337) 892-4911 Lt. Dronet Detachment #1304 (337) 893-4545 Lydia Cancer Association (337) 367-1192

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Miguez Fuel (337) 365-8880 Minority Business Association (337) 898-2211 Minvielle Lumber Co., Inc. (337) 893-3881 MLRmagic.com (337) 356-5031 The Monogram Shoppe (337) 898-6025

Magdalen Place (337) 893-6161

Mt. Carmel Elementary (337) 898-0859

Magnolia Plantation Water Systems, Inc. (337) 893-1331

Mula Family Pharmacy & Gifts (337) 385-1250

Magnuson Hotel (337) 898-3180

Noel & Hanby ENT (337) 898-3700

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Maison du Monde Living Center (337) 892-2332

Nunia’s Lounge (337) 892-0872

Manuel Medical Clinic (337) 893-3722

Nursing Specialties (337) 266-9996

Marcello’s Catering (337) 277-7103

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Mary Lane’s Café (337) 893-2399 McDonald’s of Abbeville (337) 893-1455 The Meadows Apartments (337) 937-4543 Medi-Weight Loss Clinic (337) 898-6009

Olympus Specialties (855) 721-6787 Omega Protein, Inc. (337) 893-2933 On-Time Crew Change (337) 893-4988 Our Lady of Mercy Apartments (337) 893-3990

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MedReceivables (337) 988-9812

Pee Wee’s Pest Control (337) 893-2581

Melancon Jewelers (337) 893-1900

Pelican Pointe Healthcare & Rehabilitation (337) 893-4449

Menard Oil Co., Inc. (337) 893-2428 MidSouth Bank (337) 291-4900

Piazza Office Supply, Inc. (337) 893-0807 PickleFish Designs (337) 898-6697

Pizza Hut Planters Rice Mill, LLC (337) 898-3056 Provation Technologies (337) 706-7517

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Q Sciences (337) 354-7327

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R4 Specialties (337) 652-5328

Schilling Distributing Co. (337) 233-2337 Sellers & Associates (337) 232-0777 The Sellers Group (337) 232-0778 Senior Helpers (337) 893-5030 Shawn’s Cajun Meats Too (337) 685-5709

Ray Chevrolet (337) 893-1243

Shucks! The Louisiana Seafood House (337) 898-3311

Red Clay Energy Services (337) 740-7404

SIDES & Associates (337) 233-6473

Reliable Pools (337) 422-6573

SLCC Gulf Area Campus (337) 521-9000

Republic Auto Parts, Inc. (337) 893-3111

Slemco (337) 896-5384

Republic Finance (337) 893-3160

Smoke N Go (337) 893-4698

Richard A. Broussard Insurance Agency, Inc. (337) 893-5183

Snap Fitness (337) 893-0009

Richard’s Meat Market (337) 898-0836

Society of Our Lady of Most Holy Trinity (337) 893-7900

Riverfront — A Louisiana Grill (337) 893-3070

The Sonnier Firm (337) 893-5973

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Southwest Loan & Insurance (337) 893-8944

Safe & Sound Storage (337) 892-7233 Sagrera Construction (337) 893-6336

St. Mary Magdalen Church (337) 893-0244

Donald Sagrera

Stage (337) 893-0097

Sakaya Japanese Cuisine (337) 385-2715

Stallion Offshore Quarters (337) 898-0044

Sam Guarino Blacksmith Shop Museum (337) 893-4110

Stansel’s Gourmet Rice (337) 523-6140

Sammy’s Country Store (337) 893-4311

State Farm Insurance (337) 893-7490

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CHAM B ER MEMB ERS – Alphabetical Vermilion Parish Sheriff (337) 898-4409 Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission (337) 898-6600 Vermilion Rice Growers (337) 898-4335 Vermilion Store & Lock (337) 898-0950 Village of Maurice (337) 893-6406 Village Storage (337) 315-0029

State Farm Insurance (337) 893-9122

ToGib Computer Services (337) 552-5242

Vermilion Catholic High School (337) 893-6636

State Farm Insurance (337) 898-1616

Touchet’s Bar (337) 893-9882

Vermilion Council on Aging (337) 893-2563

Stelly’s Boiling Spot (337) 740-0806

Toups Propeller Service (337) 893-5785

Chris Suire

Town of Erath (337) 937-8401

Vermilion Economic Development Alliance (337) 740-0433

Sunbelt Lodge Motel (337) 898-1453 Sunrise Realty (337) 893-9662 Super 1 Foods (337) 898-0636

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Town Planner (337) 519-1474 Trowel-Level Vending (337) 281-3512 Trust Acadiana (337) 356-3480

Tammy’s Flowers & Gifts (337) 893-3005

Twin Parish Port Commission (800) 884-6120

Terry’s Diesel Repair & Sales (337) 893-7569

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Thibodeaux town & country (337) 898-1829 Thomson Smith & Leach Insurance Group (337) 893-2883 Thrifty Way Pharmacy (337) 893-6304 The Title Shop (337) 893-5871

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United Way of Acadiana (337) 233-8302

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Valour, LLC (337) 893-7461 Vector Aviation, LLC (337) 898-2268 Vermilion Boys & Girls Club (337) 898-9745

Vermilion Healthcare Center (337) 643-1949

Villager’s Café (337) 898-1554 Vincent Funeral Home (337) 893-4661

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Walgreens (337) 898-0629 Walmart (337) 893-6485

Vermilion Library Foundation (337) 893-8172

Whitney Atchetee Physical Therapy Clinic (337) 893-3528

Vermilion Motel (337) 893-1404

Whittington Veterinary Clinic (337) 893-8522

Vermilion Oaks (337) 893-8710

Willowind Apartments (337) 898-0780

Vermilion Parish Assessor (337) 893-2837

Woodlake Recovery (337) 893-5588

Vermilion Parish Farm Bureau Federation (337) 893-2147

World Finance Corp. (337) 893-0708

Vermilion Parish Library (337) 893-2655

Young’s Grocery, Inc. (337) 893-3854

Vermilion Parish Retired Teachers Association

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Young’s Web Designs (337) 517-0711

Vermilion Parish School Board (337) 898-5764

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CHAMB ER MEMB ERS by Category ACCOUNTANTS Darnall, Sikes, Gardes & Frederick P.O. Box 727 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-5470 www.dsfcpas.com Dore & Company, Inc. 404 Pere Megret St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-5400 www.doretax.com Kolder, Champagne, Slaven & Co. 200 S. Main St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-7944 www.kcsrcpas.com Langlinais Broussard & Kohlenberg P.O. Box 1123 Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-6232 www.lnbcpa.net ADDICTION RECOVERY Woodlake Recovery 1314 N. Lafitte Rd. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-5588 www.woodlakecenter.com ADVERTISING SIDES & Associates P.O. Box 3267 Lafayette, LA 70501 (337) 233-6473 www.sides.com AIR CONDITIONING SALES/REPAIRS Desormeaux’s Heating & A/C 1201 Meaux Ln. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-2198 www.desormeauxs.com F&R Air Conditioning & Heating Co. 119 S. John Hardy Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-5646 AMBULANCE SERVICES Acadian Ambulance P.O. Box 98000 Lafayette, LA 70509 (337) 291-1523 www.acadian.com

APARTMENTS Our Lady of Mercy Apartments 115 Alan Ln. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-3990

The Sonnier Firm 2 S. Magdalen Sq. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-5973 www.sonnierlaw.com

Capital One Bank 2425 Veterans Memorial Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 892-3007 www.capitolone.com

Willowind Apartments 801 Wildcat Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-0780 www.willowindapartmentofabbeville. com

AUTO DEALERS — NEW Courtesy of Vermilion 1201 Hwy. 167 Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-2031 www.courtesyvp.com

First Guaranty Bank P.O. Box 1290 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-1777 www.fgb.net

APPLIANCES — HOME/ DEALERS & SERVICES Francis GE Center 315 S. State St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-9102 www.facebook.com/francisgecenter

Ray Chevrolet P.O. Box 10 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-1243 www.raychevy.com

ARCHITECTS The Sellers Group 148-B Easy St. Lafayette, LA 70506 (337) 232-0778 ASSISTED LIVING Eastridge Assisted Living Community 2309 Richard St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-1944 www.eastridgeassistedliving.com ASSOCIATIONS Vermilion Parish Farm Bureau Federation 3139 Veterans Memorial Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-2147 www.lfbf.org/vermilion Vermilion Rice Growers 1105 W. Port St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-4335 ATTORNEYS Burton P. Guidry & Associates 111 Concord St., Ste. B Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 740-0834 www.burtonguidry.com Hardee Law Firm & Mediation Center 401 E. Veterans Memorial Dr. Kaplan, LA 70548 (337) 643-6408

AUTO DEALERS — USED BB’s Auto Sales 2311 Veterans Memorial Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-1790 www.bbsautosales.com AUTO PARTS & SUPPLIES Republic Auto Parts, Inc. 1005 S. State St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-3111 www.republicautoparts.com AVIATION Vector Aviation, LLC 112 Industrial Park Lp. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-2268 www.vectoraviationabbeville.com BANKS Abbeville Building & Loan 1212 Charity St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-1170 www.abbemae.com Bank of Abbeville & Trust Co. P.O. Box 340 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-0257 www.bankofabbeville.com Bank of Erath P.O. Drawer B Erath, LA 70533 (337) 937-5816 www.bankoferath.com

Gulf Coast Bank 221 S. State St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-7733 www.gcbank.com Iberia Bank 2635 Veterans Memorial Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-9186 www.iberiabank.com Kaplan State Bank 201 N. Cushing Ave. Kaplan, LA 70548 (337) 643-7110 www.kaplanbank.com MidSouth Bank P.O. Box 3745 Lafayette, LA 70502 (337) 291-4900 www.midsouthbank.com BARS The Booze Barn 8501 Maurice Ave. Maurice, LA 70555 (337) 422-6430 Cajun Blenders 310 W. Summers Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-3999 www.facebook.com/pages/cajun-blenders/147234285293050 The Concord Club 119 S. State St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 522-8276 www.facebook.com/pages/the-concord-club/104893749554312 Nunia’s Lounge 301 W. Summers Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 892-0872

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CHAMB ER MEMB ERS by Category Touchet’s Bar 7490 U.S. Hwy. 167 Maurice, LA 70555 (337) 893-9882 www.facebook.com/pages/touchetsbar/106667366034563

CATERING Chef Bobby & Dot Catering 13917 LA Hwy. 35 Kaplan, LA 70548 (337) 643-1144 www.chefbobbyanddot.com

BARTER GROUPS Trust Acadiana 416 Steeple Chase Dr. Lafayette, LA 70506 (337) 356-3480 www.trustacadiana.com

Don’s Custom Catering 2519 Frith Rd. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-9789

BED & BREAKFASTS Bayou Rose Bed & Breakfast 506 Park Ave. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-8093 www.vrbo.com/387787 The Caldwell House 105 E. Vermilion St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 281-0807 www.thecaldwell.com Crawfish Haven/ Mrs. Rose Bed & Breakfast 3949 Bares Rd. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 652-8870 www.crawfishhaven.net Ducote-Williams House 401 N. St. Charles St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-0048 www.ducotewilliams.com BEER & BEVERAGES — WHOLESALE & DISTRIBUTION Schilling Distributing Co. 2901 Moss St. Lafayette, LA 70501 (337) 233-2337 www.schillingdistributing.com BUILDING MATERIALS Minvielle Lumber Co., Inc. 1412 S. State St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-3881 www.facebook.com/minviellelumber?rf=160106237345433

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Marcello’s Catering 103 Shadows Dr. Lafayette, LA 70508 (337) 277-7103 CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTION Coastal Chemical Co. P.O. Box 820 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-3862 www.coastalchem.com Gulf Coast Chemical, Inc. 2 Magdalen Ctr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-0213 www.gulfcoastchemical.com CHILD CARE LeBlanc Center for Learning 809 W. Port St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-2912 CHIROPRACTORS Abbeville Chiropractic Clinic 2619 South Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-4353 Abshire Chiropractic Clinic P.O. Box 490 Maurice, LA 70555 (337) 898-0522 www.drrowdyabshire.com CHURCHES Abbeville Pentecostal Church 100 Odea St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 892-7050 www.abbevillepentecostals.com

Abbeville United Methodist Church 213 N. State St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-5216 www.facebook.com/pages/ abbeville-united-methodist-church/101746836582249 St. Mary Magdalen Church P.O. Box 1507 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-0244 www.stmarymagdalenparish.org CITY GOVERNMENT City of Abbeville P.O. Box 1170 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-8550 www.cityofabbeville.net Town of Erath 115 W. Edwards St. Erath, LA 70533 (337) 937-8401 www.townoferath.com Village of Maurice P.O. Box 128 Maurice, LA 70555 (337) 893-6406 CLINICS Abbeville Community Health Center 800 Charity St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-3443 www.icchc.org Access Primary Care 1828 Veterans Memorial Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 740-7440 www.accessprimary.com Gulf Regional Occupational Medicine Center of Acadiana 121 E. St. Victor St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-0810 www.gulfregional.com Manuel Medical Clinic 2405 Alonzo Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-3722

CLOTHING Foxglove Boutique 115 N. State St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 422-5027 LA 14 Clothing P.O. Box 693 Kaplan, LA 70548 (337) 501-8502 www.louisiana14.com Stage 2752 Rodeo Rd. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-0097 www.stagestores.com COMMUNICATIONS PROVIDERS Cox Business 1906 Eraste Landry Rd. Lafayette, LA 70506 (337) 456-4133 www.cox.com KTC/Pace Communications P.O. Box 104 Kaplan, LA 70548 (337) 643-7171 www.ktcpace.com COMPUTER SERVICES & REPAIRS Bayouland Computer Solutions 102 Thomas St., Ste. B Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 422-4850 www.bayoulandcs.com Provation Technologies 129 Demanade Blvd., Ste. 100 Lafayette, LA 70503 (337) 706-7517 www.provationtech.com ToGib Computer Services 111 Hummingbird Ln. Lafayette, LA 70506 (337) 552-5242 www.togib.com CONSTRUCTION Sagrera Construction 20104 Sweet Ln. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-6336 www.sagreraconstruction.net

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CHAMB ER MEMB ERS by Category CONSULTING/PROFESSIONAL Valour, LLC 7612 U.S. Hwy. 167 Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-7461 www.valouredge.com CONTRACTORS — GENERAL Glenn Lege Construction, Inc. 1339 Fortune Rd. Youngsville, LA 70592 (337) 233-3406 www.glennlegeconstruction.com CONVENIENCE STORE Eddie’s One Stop P.O. Box 1507 Erath, LA 70533 (337) 937-5550 COPYING & DUPLICATING SERVICES Copy Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1402 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-2400 COUNSELING Acadiana Family Counseling 404 Pere Megret St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 288-2588 CRAWFISH D&T Crawfish P.O. Box 748 Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-5436 Stelly’s Boiling Spot 1120 Veterans Memorial Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 740-0806 DANCE STUDIOS Center Stage Dance Academy 2617 Charity St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 937-6286 www.centerstageabbeville.com DEPARTMENT STORES Walmart 3005 Charity St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-6485 www.walmart.com

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Vermilion Economic Development Alliance 407 Charity St., Ste. 102 Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 740-0433 www.developvermilion.org

FEED DEALERS Thibodeaux town & country 1124 N. Lafitte Rd. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-1829 www.facebook.com/thibodeauxstownandcountry

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Abbeville Electric Supply, Inc. 320 S. State St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-2922 www.abbevilleelectric.com

FESTIVAL ORGANIZATIONS Confrerie d’Abbeville P.O. Box 1272 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-3082 www.giantomelette.org

ENGINEERS — CONSULTING/ PROFESSIONAL Cajun Fracturing 2409 Alcide Cir. Abbeville, LA 70510 (713) 562-4100

FILM PRODUCTION Ascending Image Productions 106 Meadowhollow Dr. Youngsville, LA 70592 (417) 674-2639 www.ascendingimage.com

Sellers & Associates 148-B Easy St. Lafayette, LA 70506 (337) 232-0777 www.sellersandassociates.com

FINANCING 1st Franklin Financial P.O. Box 240 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 892-5266 www.1ffc.com

EXERCISE & PHYSICAL FITNESS Anytime Fitness 2766 Rodeo Rd. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 385-2812 www.anytimefitness.com

Deep South Financial Services, Inc. 917 N. State St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-2274 www.deepsouthloans.com

Anytime Fitness 8905 Maurice Ave. Maurice, LA 70555 (337) 898-3653 www.anytimefitness.com

Republic Finance 102 Broadmoore Blvd. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-3160 www.republicfinance.com

Chica Fitness Studio 311 N. Cushing Ave. Kaplan, LA 70548 (337) 523-3633 www.facebook.com/chicafitnessstudio?rf=624047877708463

Southwest Loan & Insurance 1305 Charity St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-8944

Snap Fitness 109 Rue Centre, Ste. 3 Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-0009 www.snapfitness.com/abbeville FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT MLRmagic.com P.O. Box 2268 Lafayette, LA 70502 (337) 356-5031 www.mlrmagic.com

World Finance Corp. 2774 Rodeo Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-0708 www.worldacceptance.com FLORISTS A Flower Cottage 301 S. St. Charles St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-1557 www.facebook.com/pages/a-flower-cottage/175662791660

Tammy’s Flowers & Gifts 2112 Charity St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-3005 www.tammysflowersandgifts.com FUN JUMP RENTALS Jump N Splash Inflatables/Da Ice Shack 309 W. Summers Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 517-3287 www.jumpnsplashinflatables.com FUNERAL HOMES Kinchen Funeral Home 218 N. St. Valerie St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-9595 www.kinchenfuneralhome.com Vincent Funeral Home P.O. Box 430 Kaplan, LA 70548 (337) 893-4661 www.vincentfuneralhome.net FURNITURE Earl’s Furniture 5937 Veterans Memorial Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-3673 www.earlsfurniture.biz FURNITURE RENTING & LEASING Credit Merchandise 1309 S. State St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-8899 GAS STATIONS LeBlanc Oil Company 212 N. Richard St. Delcambre, LA 70528 (337) 685-2557 GOLF COURSES Vermilion Oaks P.O. Box 126 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-8710 www.facebook.com/pages/vermilion-oaks/1643655789197570 GOVERNMENT Vermilion Parish Assessor 100 S. State St., #110 Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-2837

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CHAMB ER MEMB ERS by Category GOVERNMENT — EDUCATION Vermilion Parish School Board P.O. Drawer 520 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 898-5764 www.vrml.k12.la.us GOVERNMENT — PARISH Vermilion Parish Sheriff 101 S. State St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-4409 www.vermilionsheriff.net GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL Charles Boustany Jr., M.D. for Congress, Inc. P.O. Box 80126 Lafayette, LA 70508 (337) 261-0041 www.charlesboustany.com GROCERIES Champagne’s Super Market 202 S. Kibbe St. Erath, LA 70533 (337) 937-8163 www.champagnesgrocer.com

Senior Helpers 1401 S. State St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-5030 www.seniorhelpers.com HOME IMPROVEMENT Lowe’s 2700 Charity St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 892-4911 www.lowes.com HOME SUPPLIES Bon Ami Floor Gallery 708 W. Port St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-0510 HOSPITALS Abbeville General 118 N. Hospital Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-5466 www.abbgen.net

Sammy’s Country Store 5884 U.S. Hwy. 167 Maurice, LA 70555 (337) 893-4311

HOTELS/MOTELS Best Western Abbeville Inn & Suites 3515 Veterans Memorial Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 740-4100 www.bestwestern.com

Super 1 Foods 2720 Rodeo Rd. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-0636 www.super1foods.com

Budget Inn & Suites 2115 Charity St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-3365 www.budgetinnabbeville.com

Young’s Grocery, Inc. 24004 LA Hwy. 333 Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-3854 www.youngsgroceryinc.com

Executive Inn Express 730 Veterans Memorial Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 740-4666 www.executiveinnexpress.com

HOME HEALTH CARE & SERVICES Acadian Homecare — Abbeville 302 N. Hospital Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 892-0805 www.lhcgroup.com

Magnuson Hotel 3523 Veterans Memorial Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-3180 www.magnusonhotels.com

Nursing Specialties 1025 Camellia Blvd. Lafayette, LA 70508 (337) 266-9996 www.nursingspecialties.com

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Sunbelt Lodge Motel 1903 Veterans Memorial Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-1453 www.sunbeltlodge.com

Vermilion Motel 1703 Charity St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-1404 INDIVIDUALS Barbara Adams 206 Weill St. Abbeville, LA 70510 Paul Bourgeois 115 Clover St. Abbeville, LA 70510 F. Dale Broussard 1400 Villien Ave. Abbeville, LA 70510 Steven LeBlanc 528 Maple St. Abbeville, LA 70510 Beth Looney 14034 LA Hwy. 699 Kaplan, LA 70548 Donald Sagrera 20227 LA Hwy. 82 Abbeville, LA 70510 Chris Suire 11520 North Rd. Erath, LA 70533 INSURANCE Dave Holley Insurance Agency, Inc. 1049 W. Summers Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-5871 www.daveholleyinsurance.com Farm Bureau Insurance 3139 Veterans Memorial Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-2114 www.vermilionfarmbureau.com Richard A. Broussard Insurance Agency, Inc. P.O. Box 189 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-5183 State Farm Insurance 400 Corporate Corner Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-7490 www.statefarm.com/agent/us/la/abbeville/wayne-hebert-6n3lf1ys000

State Farm Insurance 2655 Veterans Memorial Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-9122 www.terrilandry.com State Farm Insurance P.O. Box 399 Maurice, LA 70555 (337) 898-1616 www.statefarm.com/agent/us/la/ maurice/cordell-dartez-9p3hb1ys000 Thomson Smith & Leach Insurance Group 809 W. Summers Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-2883 www.tslins.com INVESTMENT SECURITIES Edward Jones — Hollie Nelms 102 Odea St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-4229 https://www.edwardjones.com/cgi/ gethtml.cgi?page=/en_us/fa/index. html&cirn=429322 Edward Jones — John Suire 213 W. Lafayette St. Maurice, LA 70555 (337) 893-3432 https://www.edwardjones.com/cgi/ gethtml.cgi?page=/en_us/fa/index. html&cirn=427332 JEWELERS Armentor Jewelers P.O. Box 30 Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-0917 www.armentorjewelers.com Melancon Jewelers 2423 Veterans Memorial Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-1900 www.mjewelers.com JEWELRY Infinite Jewelry Designs 20104 Sweet Ln. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-3434 www.infinitejewelrydesigns.com PickleFish Designs 111 N. Henry St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-6697 www.facebook.com/picklefishdesigns Vermilion Chamber of Commerce

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CHAMB ER MEMB ERS by Category JOB SERVICE Acadiana Works, Inc./Career Solutions Center 1301 Clover St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-1986 www.acadianaworks.org LIBRARIES Vermilion Parish Library P.O. Drawer 640 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-2655 www.vermilion.lib.la.us MANUFACTURING BoNeNe’ Crawfish Pies 1412 Martin Luther King Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 523-8080 www.facebook.com/pages/bonenescrawfish-pies/307782719381662 C.S. Steen Syrup Mill, Inc. 119 N. Main St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-1654 www.steensyrup.com Hebert’s Honey Co. 2720 W. Aladin Rd. Erath, LA 70533 (337) 937-6722 Stansel’s Gourmet Rice P.O. Box 206 Gueydan, LA 70542 (337) 523-6140 www.stanselrice.com MARINE PROTEIN & FISH OIL Omega Protein, Inc. 9730 Andrew Rd. Abbeville, TX 70510 (337) 893-2933 www.omegaproteininc.com MASSAGE THERAPY JoAnn’s Muscular Therapy 10703 Sidney Gautreaux Rd. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 288-6724 www.joannsmusculartherapy.com MEAT MARKETS Hebert’s Specialty Meats 8212 Maurice Ave. Maurice, LA 70555 (337) 893-5062 www.hebertsmaurice.com

Richard’s Meat Market 117 Park Ave. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-0836 www.facebook.com/pages/richards-meat-market/584001954980171 Shawn’s Cajun Meats Too 201 W. Hwy. 14 Delcambre, LA 70528 (337) 685-5709 MEDICAL BILLING MedReceivables 7720 Hwy. 167 Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 988-9812 www.medreceivables.net MISSION Society of Our Lady of Most Holy Trinity P.O. Box 1400 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-7900 www.solthaitimission.org MOVIE THEATERS Lafitte Cinema P.O. Box 429 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-4541 www.abbevillemovies.com MUSEUMS Abbeville Cultural & Historical Alliance 200 N. Magdalen Sq. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-4114 www.abbevillemuseum.org LA Military Hall of Fame & Museum 911 Revis Sirmon Lp. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-9645 www.lamilitarymuseum.com Sam Guarino Blacksmith Shop Museum 304 S. State St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-4110 www.facebook.com/samguarinoblacksmithshop

NATURAL GAS STORAGE Jefferson Island Storage & Hub 11408 LA Hwy. 89 Erath, LA 70533 (337) 685-5766 www.aglr.com/about/investments. aspx

Briggs Learning for Life P.O. Box 1283 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 654-8343 www.facebook.com/pages/briggs-learning-center/371606039689593

NEWSPAPERS Abbeville Meridional 318 N. Main St. Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-4223 www.vermiliontoday.com

CASA of South Louisiana 1819 W. Pinhook Rd., Ste. 100A Lafayette, LA 70508 (337) 268-5111 www.casaofla.org

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS Abbeville Garden Club 6604 LA Hwy. 82 Abbeville, LA 70590 (337) 937-0961 Allume’ Society 404 Pere Megret St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-5400 www.allumesociety.org American Cancer Society 1604 W. Pinhook Rd., Ste. 203 Lafayette, LA 70508 (337) 237-3797 www.cancer.org

Faith House P.O. Box 982 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-3033 Fishing for Memories 115 Triangle Cir. Lafayette, LA 70508 (337) 254-4880 www.fishingformemories.org Friends of Palmetto Island State Park P.O. Box 33 Perry, LA 70575 (337) 652-2484 www.friendsofpalmetto.com

American Legion Vermilion Post 29 P.O. Box 401 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-5366 www.vermilionpost29.com

Girl Scouts of Louisiana Pines to the Gulf 1720 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Ste. C1 Lafayette, LA 70508 (337) 984-1142 www.gslpg.org

ARC of Vermilion 809 S. Severin St. Erath, LA 70533 (337) 937-6113

Herod Village, Inc. P.O. Box 763 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-2766

Assist Agency 407 Charity St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-9554 www.assistagency.org

Hospice of Acadiana 2600 Johnston St., #200 Lafayette, LA 70503 (337) 232-1234 www.hospiceacadiana.com

Boy Scouts of America – Evangeline Area P.O. Box 80115 Lafayette, LA 70598 (337) 235-8551 www.evangeline-bsa.org

JA of Abbeville P.O. Box 1404 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 280-5237 www.jaofabbeville.org Keep Abbeville Beautiful P.O. Box 1170 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 898-4110

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CHAMB ER MEMB ERS by Category Knights of Columbus Council 2913 P.O. Box 644 Kaplan, LA 70548 (337) 523-5994

Vermilion Parish Retired Teachers Association 8836 Westwood Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510

Le Bayou Legendaire 1307 S. Henry St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-5760 www.richardsalebarn.com

NURSING HOMES Eastridge Nursing & Rehabilitation 2305 Richard Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 892-9800 www.eastridgenursing.org

Home Industry Disposal Co. 202 N. St. Charles St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-9175 www.hidco-inc.com

Maison du Monde Living Center 4000 Rodeo Rd. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 892-2332 www.maisondumondelivingcenter.com

On-Time Crew Change P.O. Box 66 Perry, LA 70575 (337) 893-4988 www.otcrewchanges.com

Pelican Pointe Healthcare & Rehabilitation 405 Milton Rd. Maurice, LA 70555 (337) 893-4449 www.pelicanpointehealthcareandrehab.org

R4 Specialties 10111 Grant Rd., Ste. Q Houston, LA 77070 (337) 652-5328 www.r4specialties.com

Louisiana Oil & Gas Association P.O. Box 4069 Baton Rouge, LA 70821 (225) 388-9525 www.loga.la Lt. Dronet Detachment #1304 P.O. Box 2305 Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-4545 www.marinecorpsleaguelouisiana. com/detach_1304.html Lydia Cancer Association P.O. Box 731 Lydia, LA 70569 (337) 367-1192 www.lydiacancerassociation.org Minority Business Association 608 Terry Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-2211 United Way of Acadiana 215 E. Pinhook Rd. Lafayette, LA 70501 (337) 233-8302 www.unitedwayofacadiana.org Vermilion Boys & Girls Club 301 A.A. Comeaux Memorial Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-9745 www.bgcacadiana.com Vermilion Council on Aging P.O. Box 543 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-2563 http://louisianacouncilsonaging.com/ vermilion_parish.html Vermilion Library Foundation Abbeville, LA (337) 893-8172 www.vermilionlibrary.org/foundation

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Vermilion Healthcare Center 14008 Cheneau Rd. Kaplan, LA 70548 (337) 643-1949 www.vermilionhealthcarecenter.com NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS Q Sciences 11607 Suzanne Dr. Erath, LA 70533 (337) 354-7327 www.qsciences.com OFFICE SUPPLIES Piazza Office Supply, Inc. 301 Pere Megret St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-0807 OIL FIELD CONSTRUCTION Acadian Contractors, Inc. P.O. Box 1608 Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-6397 www.acadiancontractors.com OIL FIELD SERVICES Broussard Brothers, Inc. 501 S. Main St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-5303 www.broussardbrothers.com

Gulf Coast Marine Fabricators P.O. Box 562 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 898-3333 www.gcmf.com

Red Clay Energy Services 102 N. Henry St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 740-7404 www.redclayenergyservices.com Stallion Offshore Quarters P.O. Box 370 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 898-0044 www.stallionoilfield.com OILS — PETROLEUM Duhon Bros. Oil Co. 818 S. Henry St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-0674 www.duhonbrosoil.com Menard Oil Co., Inc. 519 Jacquelyn St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-2428 www.menardoil.com Miguez Fuel 3015 Gene Flash Rd. New Iberia, LA 70560 (337) 365-8880 www.miguezfuel.com

OUTDOOR RECREATION SUPPLIES Bayou Tiege Bait Shop 16840 E. LA Hwy. 330 Erath, LA 70533 (337) 685-0014 www.facebook.com/pages/bayoutiege-bait-shop/184771864901955 C & J Outfitters 14120 Elm St. Perry, LA 70575 (337) 893-6900 www.facebook.com/pages/cjs-outfitters-more/591499920932158?sk=info&tab=overview PEST CONTROL Eagle Pest Control & Chemicals 1809 W. Port St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-1936 www.eaglepestandchemical.com Pee Wee’s Pest Control 24016 Romeal Rd. Kaplan, LA 70548 (337) 893-2581 PHARMACIES Mula Family Pharmacy & Gifts 2619 Charity St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 385-1250 www.facebook.com/mulapharmacy Thrifty Way Pharmacy 2640 North Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-6304 www.thriftywayrx.com Walgreens 2201 Veterans Memorial Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-0629 www.walgreens.com PHYSICAL THERAPY Whitney Atchetee Physical Therapy Clinic 317 Odea St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-3528 PHYSICIAN Noel & Hanby ENT 2615 North Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-3700 www.noelent.com Vermilion Chamber of Commerce

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CHAMB ER MEMB ERS by Category PLUMBING Fred’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning, Inc. P.O. Box 249 Maurice, LA 70555 (337) 893-5235 www.fredsplumbingandac.com POOLS Reliable Pools 203 S. State St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 422-6573 www.reliablepoolsllc.com PORT AUTHORITIES Abbeville Harbor & Terminal District P.O. Box 1410 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-9465 www.abbevilleharbor.com Twin Parish Port Commission P.O. Box 101 Delcambre, LA 70528 (800) 884-6120 www.portofdelcambre.com POSTSECONDARY SCHOOLS SLCC Gulf Area Campus 1500 Clover St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 521-9000 www.solacc.edu/campuses/slcc-gulf-area-campus PROMOTIONAL The Monogram Shoppe 12144 Douglas Dr. Maurice, LA 70555 (337) 898-6025 PROMOTIONAL — CALENDARS Town Planner P.O. Box 792 Youngsville, LA 70592 (337) 519-1474 www.townplanner.com PROMOTIONAL ITEMS Olympus Specialties 202 N. Cushing Ave. Kaplan, LA 70548 (855) 721-6787 www.olympusspecialties.com

PROPELLERS Toups Propeller Service P.O. Box 91 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-5785 REAL ESTATE Kathy Dyson Realty 203 S. St. Charles St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-6236 www.kathydysonrealty.com Sunrise Realty 207 Charity St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-9662 www.sunriserealtyonline.com REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS Laporte Appraisal Service P.O. Box 876 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 898-1600 REAL ESTATE FINANCING First South Farm Credit P.O. Box 1236 Crowley, LA 70526 (337) 783-3954 www.firstsouthland.com RENTALS — APARTMENTS The Acadian Apartment Homes 9613 Maurice Ave. Maurice, LA 70555 (337) 893-3446 www.theacadianapartments.com The Courtyard Apartments 1504 Coulee Kinney Rd. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-6983 Havens of Abbeville 2800 Rodeo Rd. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-2248 www.havensofabbeville.com The Meadows Apartments 501 Kibbe Erath, LA 70533 (337) 937-4543 RENTALS — HOUSES Frioux Properties 12322 Grosse Isle Rd. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 422-2711

RESTAURANTS Black’s Oyster Bar & Seafood 319 Pere Megret St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-2597 www.facebook.com/blacksoysterbar/ info?tab=overview Chili’s 3009 Veterans Memorial Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-3370 www.chilis.com Dupuy’s Seafood & Steak 108 S. Main St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-2336 www.dupuysoystershop.com Little Caesars 3001 Veterans Memorial Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 422-6524 www.littlecaesars.com Mary Lane’s Café 3306 Veterans Memorial Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-2399 www.marylanescafe.com McDonald’s of Abbeville P.O. Box 760 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-1455 www.mcdonalds.com Pizza Hut 8305 Maurice St., Ste. #1 Maurice, LA 70555 www.pizzahut.com Riverfront — A Louisiana Grill 503 W. Port St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-3070 www.riverfrontla.com Sakaya Japanese Cuisine 2016 Veterans Memorial Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 385-2715 www.sakayajapanesecuisine.com Shucks! The Louisiana Seafood House 701 W. Port St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-3311 www.shucksrestaurant.com

Villager’s Café 8400 Maurice Ave. Maurice, LA 70555 (337) 898-1554 www.villagerscafe.net RETAILERS — TOBACCO & CIGARS K&F, Inc. 201 S. State St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-4696 Smoke N Go 201 S. State St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-4698 www.mysmokengo.com RICE MILLS Planters Rice Mill, LLC 403 S. Washington St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-3056 www.plantersllc.com RV PARKS Abbeville R.V. Park 1501 W. Port St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-4042 www.abbevillervpark.com SCHOOLS Abbeville High School 1305 Wildcat Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-1874 www.vrml.k12.la.us/ahs Harvest Time Christian Academy 103 Robert Wells Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 892-6722 www.htcalions.com Mt. Carmel Elementary 405 Park Ave. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-0859 www.mceschool.org Vermilion Catholic High School 425 Park Ave. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-6636 www.vermilioncatholic.com

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CHAMB ER MEMB ERS by Category UTILITIES — WATER COMPANIES Magnolia Plantation Water Systems, Inc. 5707 E. Hwy. 338 P.O. Box 960 Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-1331 www.magnoliawater.com

SELF-STORAGE UNITS Safe & Sound Storage 9807 Maurice Ave. Maurice, LA 70555 (337) 892-7233 Vermilion Store & Lock 1804 Charity St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-0950 Village Storage P.O. Box 277 Maurice, LA 70555 (337) 315-0029 www.villagestorage1.com SPAS La Palmera Spa 121 N. State St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 740-7422 www.lapalmeraspa.com SPECIAL EVENTS CENTERS L’Eglise 3238 J. Alcee Rd. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 937-0700 www.legliseinc.com Magdalen Place 2 S. Magdalen Sq. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-6161 www.magdalenplace.com THEATERS Abbey Players P.O. Box 1211 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-2442 www.abbeyplayers.com

VENDING Trowel-Level Vending P.O. Box 2042 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 281-3512

TIRE DEALERS Discount Tire Center, Inc. P.O. Box 598 Abbeville, LA 70511 (337) 893-5225 www.discounttirecenterinc.com TITLES The Title Shop 1049 W. Summers Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-5871 TOURIST INFORMATION Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission 1905 Veterans Memorial Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-6600 www.mostcajun.com TRACTOR DEALERS Langlinais Tractors, Inc. 3012 Veterans Memorial Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-1476

VETERINARIANS Whittington Veterinary Clinic 1101 W. Port St. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-8522 www.whittingtonvetclinic.com

TRUCK REPAIRING & SERVICES Terry’s Diesel Repair & Sales 2005 W. Summers Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-7569

WEB DESIGN Young’s Web Designs 8139 Alpha Rd. Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 517-0711 www.youngswebdesigns.com

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UTILITIES — ELECTRIC COMPANIES Slemco P.O. Drawer 90866 Lafayette, LA 70509 (337) 896-5384 www.slemco.com

WEIGHT LOSS Ideal Weight Loss of Abbeville 100 Thomas St., Ste. 7 Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-8888 www.idealprotein.com

UTILITIES — NATURAL GAS Centerpoint Energy 2500 Hwy. 14 New Iberia, LA 70560 (800) 477-0177 www.centerpointenergy.com

Medi-Weight Loss Clinic 2621 North Dr., Ste. C Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 898-6009 www.mediweightlossclinics.com

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Abbeville General Hospital............................................................................................................................................................ 40 Abbeville High School................................................................................................................................................................... 19 Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital................................................................................................................................................... 2 Bank of Erath................................................................................................................................................................................. 24 City of Abbeville............................................................................................................................................................................ 11 D&T Crawfish............................................................................................................................................................................... 17 Doré & Company............................................................................................................................................................................ 8 Dupuy’s Seafood & Steak......................................................................................................................................................................................................17 Fred’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning, Inc....................................................................................................................................... 14 Glen Lege Construction, Inc......................................................................................................................................................... 12 Gulf Coast Bank............................................................................................................................................................................ 21 Kaplan State Bank........................................................................................................................................................................... 9 Kathy Dyson Realty, LLC.............................................................................................................................................................. 13 KTC Pace........................................................................................................................................................................................ 3 Port of Delcambre........................................................................................................................................................................... 7 Port of Vermilion — Abbeville Harbor & Terminal District.............................................................................................................. 23 Ray Chevrolet................................................................................................................................................................................. 4 Richard’s Meat Market.................................................................................................................................................................. 17 River Front.................................................................................................................................................................................... 17 Shane Falgout Photography............................................................................................................................................................ 8 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