Business Briefs for May 4

Moreau Physical Therapy to open in June

Moreau Physical Therapy plans to open an out-patient clinic in June at 3129 Perkins Road in the Perkins Road Overpass area.

The clinic will offer a range of therapy services and treatments. Robbie Lazarine, who has been practicing for two years in Baton Rouge, will be clinical director for the new location.

The clinic will be Moreau’s eighth. Moreau PT also provides contract therapy services for Opelousas General Health System, Louisiana Specialty Institute in Lafayette and the Georgia-Pacific mill in Zachary.

Lecture to address time management

The Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation is sponsoring a time management lecture from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 at the auditorium at Acadian Companies, 2916 N. University Ave., Lafayette.

Excelerant managing partner and co-founder Christina Harper will discuss “Time Management Essentials: What You can do in 24 Hours.”

Tickets are $25 each for the catered lunch event and can be purchased online at www.upperlafayette.com/events.

Women’s agriculture tour scheduled May 16

The Louisiana Women in Agriculture Farm Tour will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16 in Mansura.

The tour will leave at 7:45 a.m. from the Hampton Inn, 6898 La. 1, Mansura. The Acadiana RC&D and Capital RC&D are hosting the event.

The tour includes stops at WesMar Farms in Moreauville, D&G Frey Crawfish LLC in Iota and Eagles’ Ranch in Goudeau.

Participants have the opportunity to network with agricultural producers from across the state and learn about agri-tourism, goat and cattle operations, crawfish production and conservation opportunities.

Registration is $30 per person by check only. Lunch will be provided.

Reservations before May 9 can be made at the Acadiana RC&D website or by emailing angie@acadianarcd.com or calling (337) 262-1776 on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday.

LSU maritime program to promote leadership

A program to develop leaders for the maritime industry has been established by LSU Executive Education, in conjunction with the WorkBoat Professional Series and the commercial marine industry.

The WorkBoat Strategic Leadership Program consists of a yearlong training schedule involving face-to-face and virtual instruction, along with individual coaching sessions.

The 2014 program will kick off in September, with graduation in August 2015. Applications are required and will be accepted until Aug. 9.

The noncredit, nondegree program helps participants assess their effectiveness, learn to capitalize on their strengths, identify and improve upon their weaknesses, and increase awareness of the economic, social and legal environments in which their companies operate.

“The maritime industry is experiencing a business growth period that warrants the identification, education and retention of strategic-minded effective leaders,” LSU Executive Education Associate Director Michelle Boullion said.

“This program was designed to ensure that current and emerging maritime leaders develop the leadership competencies to steer their organizations toward continued success.”

More information and the program application can be found online at www.executive.lsu.edu or by calling (225) 578-5516.

Applications sought for nonprofit grants

Capital One Bank is accepting applications for its 2014 Investing for Good Awards program.

The philanthropy program provides support through volunteerism and five grants totaling up to $750,000 over a two-year period to Louisiana nonprofit organizations that build economic opportunity in the areas of education, community development and financial literacy.

Letters of intent to be part of the program must be submitted on behalf of a partnership of two nonprofits by 5 p.m. May 22.

The lead organization must be a Louisiana-based 501(c)(3) organization and will serve as the fiscal agent.

The grant provides first-year funding of $100,000, followed by the option of a second year of funding of $50,000.

“The Investing for Good Award is designed to spotlight the best direct service models that are serving people in need in our state and building strong neighborhoods throughout Louisiana,” said Robert M. Stuart Jr., Capital One Bank’s Louisiana president.

Guidelines and letters of intent to be submitted by eligible nonprofits are online at cybergrants.com/capitalone/investingforgoodawardLOI.