Regardless of your lifestyle or schedule, you have heard of Waitr. Waitr’s story is an inspiration to many who want to startup small businesses but are unsure where to begin. Waitr CEO Chris Meaux is happy to share his successes, lessons learned and the importance of entrepreneurs working together. The concept works like this. Waitr […]

SPONSORED: The Picard Group Welcomes Hunter Hall

We are proud to announce that Hunter Hall has joined the federal affairs team at The Picard Group. Hunter brings a wealth of knowledge on many issues which will be a considerable asset to our clients. Prior to The Picard Group, Hunter was appointed by President Trump as Special Assistant to the Secretary at the […]

SPONSORED: Public-private hospital partnerships and their utmost importance to our state

Funding for Louisiana’s public-private hospital partnerships is in question, and it could have a dramatic effect on healthcare in Louisiana. So, why are public-private hospital partnerships important to the state?   In 2013, Louisiana took an important step forward in healthcare by transitioning to a public-private hospital partnership model for its regional charity hospitals located […]

SPONSORED: Meet Erin Pelletier Robicheaux

Every team would be lucky to have an Erin Pelletier Robicheaux on board.   In December 2014, Robicheaux was provided the opportunity to work in her first professional job.  Since joining the team, she has been exposed to many opportunities. “I started as a receptionist, which gave me a good foundation of The Picard Group […]

SPONSORED: ARA Holds Annual Trade Show in New Orleans

This week, the American Rental Association (ARA) held their annual conference and trade show, The Rental Show, in New Orleans. The event showcased national and local heavy equipment businesses, their equipment, and presented several educational seminars and networking receptions.  The conference provided an opportunity to boast the importance of this industry to our state’s economic […]

SPONSORED: What to Expect This Time Around

When the Louisiana State Legislature convenes on March 12, one issue will overshadow all others — the budget. It will be the absolute centerpiece this year — not just this session. There are many complexities of balancing a budget and separated fact from speculation as the state enters regular session, beginning with how the state operates […]

SPONSORED: A Congress Divided

When President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address this week, it arrived on a Congress as divided as Washington insiders, like former congressman and The Picard Group’s senior director of federal affairs Rodney Alexander, have ever seen. Despite the division, however, there are some clear take-away points for the everyday American, […]

SPONSORED: It’s Not Just About Mardi Gras

The Picard Group (TPG) traveled to Washington D.C. this week not only to celebrate Washington Mardi Gras but to meet with Congressional leaders. Several TPG clients made the trip with staff. The Louisiana contingency made time to celebrate the spirit of Louisiana and meet with key lawmakers on Capitol Hill. The Cameron Parish Police Jury […]

SPONSORED: “It’s All About Helping People”

Twenty years ago, Keith Myers and his wife, Ginger, wrote the guiding purpose for their business on a napkin while sitting at their kitchen table. More than 100,000 patients later, LHC Group’s purpose remains the same: “It’s all about helping people.” When the Myers opened a small home health agency to serve the needs of […]

SPONSORED: That Trillion-Dollar Infrastructure Package

Building bridges may be Washington D.C.’s greatest undertaking of 2018 – both literally and figuratively. “Infrastructure – the nation desperately needs to look at it,” said Rodney Alexander, a former congressman and The Picard Group’s senior director of federal affairs. Emily Bacque, TPG’s director of federal affairs, agreed that a trillion-dollar infrastructure package, the details […]