One Acadiana

One Acadiana team learns how Charleston, S.C., improved its economy after facing devastating blow in the ’90s

Advocate photo by Billy Gunn  --  Jason El Koubi, One Acadiana president and CEO, and Paul Durand, president of St. Martin Bank & Tust Company, address other One Acadiana members in Charleston, South Carolina on Monday.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — In the mid-1990s, this Atlantic Coast city was dealt a harsh blow when Congress decided to close Charleston Naval Base, which employed tens of thousands of civilian workers. “Business and political leaders found themselves scrambling,” David Ginn, president and CEO of the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, told 60 members of Continue reading →

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Food & Dining

French Press, C’est bon!

Photo by Patricia Gannon -- Mimosas

Located in the old Tribune building in downtown Lafayette, The French Press mixes the best of Cajun country and New Orleans French Quarter vibes. The restaurant specializes in rich breakfast, brunch and lunch menu items. On weekends, seating can… Continue reading →


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