Acadiana Briefs for May possibly 9 |

Mobile residence park in Scott marketed for $1.7 million

A cellular household park in Scott has bought for $1.7 million past thirty day period, information clearly show.

Stanley Holdings Group, led by partners Kris Hodges and Michael Hyatt, acquired the 11-acre, 74-place Acadian Acres, 1410 Westgate Highway, for from the Dejacques household, according to files filed with the Lafayette Parish Clerk of Courtroom.

Stanley bought three other mobile house parks final year and will pursue other homes in the potential, Hodges mentioned. The firm now owns 14 properties, 11 of which are in Acadiana.

Stanley typically updates the homes right after the buy, Hodges mentioned, such as the asphalt highway, installing stability cameras or carrying out qualifications checks on new citizens.

“We check out to operate protected, peaceful communities,” Hodges stated.

Hospitality field position honest May perhaps 18

The Lafayette Convention and People Bureau along with other agencies will keep a hospitality occupation reasonable May possibly 18 as hotels and other people in the hospitality market are more and more searching for workers.

The occasion will be from 9 a.m. to midday at the Cajundome Convention Middle, 444 Cajundome Blvd., and will also be hosted by the Lafayette Economic Enhancement Authority and the Cajundome.

Individuals can meet up with with using the services of administrators from area enterprises, which are looking to fill positions in foodstuff provider, manufacturing employees, servicing, management, housekeeping, visitor services and additional.

Accommodations had been amongst the most difficult hit throughout the coronavirus pandemic as occupancy charges plummeted . Total receipts in the city of Lafayette in 2020 for resort stays was the most affordable on history relationship back again to 2010.

“After this earlier 12 months, we experience like we can eventually see some gentle at the conclusion of tunnel,” reported Casey White, Cajundome advertising and marketing director. “We glance ahead to this new occasion partnership and are fired up to recruit personnel alongside our fellow business colleagues as the demand for occasions and tourism rebounds in Acadiana.”

The function will align with social distancing recommendations together with more substantial booths and much larger aisles. Own protective tools will be manufactured available to recruiters and work seekers. For a record of taking part companies, stop by lafayette.org/jobfairs.

JT Meleck hires sales director

Many thanks to a growing purchaser desire, Acadia Parish-primarily based JT Meleck Distillers has employed a director of revenue.

Frugé Farms, which spun off the distillery about three yrs ago as a way to use its surplus rice, named Damon Trahan to the place. The company’s rice vodka has acquired countrywide attention and a developing admirer foundation.

“The demand from customers for JT Meleck is steadily rising — the good thing is, we’ve obtained lots of rice to continue to keep creating a lot more,” mentioned Michael Frugé, founder and CEO of JT Meleck Distillers. “We are happy that Damon Trahan is becoming a member of the JT Meleck motion as our director of product sales. His deep history in spirits and income, additionally his knowledge of Louisiana, who we are and why we do what we do, make him a ideal fit for our procedure.”

The vodka gained the triple crown of awards in the American Distillery Institute’s 2020 competition, the oldest and the most significant competitiveness focused to craft spirits in the environment — JT Meleck gained the Double Gold Medal, Most effective of Group and Ideal in Class.

Frugé anticipates launching gross sales of whiskey upcoming 12 months and the bourbon in 2024.

Acadia chamber Humanitarian of the 12 months

The Acadia Parish Chamber of Commerce named Isabella de la Houssaye as its 2021 Humanitarian of the 12 months.

De la Houssaye, a lifelong charitable and civic chief in the parish, will be acknowledged through the chamber’s honors banquet May well 20 at the Grand Opera Dwelling of the South.

She was mayor of Crowley for approximately 10 a long time immediately after serving quite a few conditions on the city’s Board of Aldermen. She is also a former chamber board member and present member of the Crowley Rotary Club.

“Isabella has left a tremendous imprint on our parish,” Acadia Parish Assessor Jim Petitjean explained. “She is a leader with vision, enthusiasm, drive, creativity — and equally important — kindness. A life time of assistance to many others.”

She is a graduate of Loyola College in New Orleans and is married to Dr. Cason de la Houssaye. They have four children and 12 grandchildren.

Stuller searching for 200 staff in job fair 

Lafayette-dependent Stuller Inc. is looking to fill a lot more than 200 positions at its headquarters as the enterprise carries on its recovery from a tough 2020.

The 51-year-outdated corporation, which is North America’s major wonderful jewelry company, will hold a task good Tuesday at the Picard Centre, 200 E. Devalcourt St. The corporation, which laid off an undisclosed selection of employees just above a year back, is looking to fill a variety of positions, numerous of which are stated on an online work board.

Officers with Stuller, which used 1,263 prior to the pandemic, have not disclosed how numerous employees have been allow go or if any of them had been rehired later on in the 12 months as company returned. It is also unfamiliar how a lot of people the company presently employs.

Past yr was a difficult one for Stuller, which was also disrupted by the hurricanes afterwards in the year. The company was named the prime big employer of the calendar year by Forbes in December, an honor based on a survey of 80,000 Us citizens who function in businesses with at the very least 500 workers were asked to rank their businesses on a variety of criteria, together with competitiveness, security of the perform surroundings, and opportunities for advancement.

“We labored difficult, adapted, and overcame each individual impediment in our route. Stuller associates by no means lost hope,” president Danny Clark wrote on a firm blog site. “In truth, these tribulations have only brought about us to improve stronger as a household and more powerful as a community. Realizing that offers in no way stopped likely out, orders continued to be loaded, and we served you just about every working day — provides us the deepest fulfillment of all.”