SPONSORED: Honoring Former Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco

The Picard Group was honored to attend the Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center gala on Friday, September 21, supporting UL Lafayette’s new research facility inspired by the leadership and vision of former Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco. The Blanco Center is an independent, interdisciplinary research center, bringing together experts from different academic departments to conduct […]

SPONSORED: Franco-Fête 2018 Fundraising Luncheon For Scholarship Program Of CODOFIL

Each year, Franco-Fête raises funds to support French education in Louisiana, especially through La Fondation Louisiane’s “Escadrille Louisiane” scholarship program which allows dozens of Louisiana students to study in France (Brittany, Martinique, and Guadeloupe), before pursuing their careers as teachers in immersion schools across the state. CODOFIL, the Council for the Development of French in […]

SPONSORED: The Picard Group

SPONSORED: Successful LegisGator Event Honors Lawmakers

On August 24, more than 800 legislators, business leaders, supporters, lobbyists, and others involved in the political realm gathered at L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles for LegisGator – a regional event that connects business leaders and lawmakers from the state and federal level.    The Chamber SWLA’s LegisGator luncheon offers a unique opportunity to […]

SPONSORED: An Update on Louisiana’s Fight Against Human Trafficking

United Way of Acadiana’s Women United group held a powerful session on Aug. 13 for their Food for Thought Series: An Update on Louisiana’s Fight Against Human Trafficking.  This eye-opening panel discussion included Sen. Ronnie Johns, Father Jeff Bayhi and Sister Norma Nunez and was facilitated by Jan Risher. Sen. Johns has represented District 27 […]

SPONSORED: Opening Doors Through Technology

Opening Doors Through Technology TPG client Microsoft continues to provide advances in technology and open new opportunities for education and employment. We are proud to share an excerpt of Microsoft’s Accessibility blog post, “Inclusion in action: Jack shows students what’s possible with Office 365, a screen reader and a keyboard.” Today, we meet Jack Mendez, […]

SPONSORED: Oceans Healthcare CEO Stuart Archer Wins Prestigious Award

Congratulations to Oceans Healthcare Chairman and CEO Stuart Archer for being recognized as EY’s 2018 Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 in the Health category for the Southwest region. The program is a prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. Archer was chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance […]

SPONSORED: Acadian Ambulance Selected To Provide Service To Ouachita Parish

Congratulations to The Picard Group client Acadian Ambulance Service, a division of Acadian Companies, for being selected as the new ambulance service provider in Ouachita Parish. The Ouachita Council of Governments, made up of government leaders from the parish and its municipalities, voted unanimously on July 23 to accept the recommendation of a committee tasked […]

SPONSORED: Working Together To Revive A 40-Year-Old Educational Program

Another win for Lafayette and UL Lafayette! After closing 40 years ago, UL Lafayette’s lab school is another step closer to being revived.  A lab school is an experimental teaching institution where teachers test new methods of pedagogy. Since these schools are usually associated with private or public colleges, it provides an opportunity for collegians to […]

SPONSORED: Louisiana Primary Care Association Announces Positive Step Forward In Healthcare

The Picard Group client Louisiana Primary Care Association (LPCA) recently announced an impressive step forward for healthcare in Louisiana. According the LPCA press release on June 14, 2018, Community Health Centers across Louisiana saw an 86% increase in patient growth over six years, positioning Louisiana with the highest Community Health Center patient growth rate in […]