Oct 23, 2009 3:41 PM by sleonard

Chamber Begins Search for Innovation in Acadiana

LAFAYETTE - The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce begins an area-wide search for innovation to receive the inaugural Acadiana Innovation Awards. Nominations and applications from all industry types are now being accepted. Nomination and Application Forms can be picked up at the Chamber office or printed online at in the Chamber Information section.
The Chamber established the Acadiana Innovation Awards to help build upon its long-term goal of creating a "Community of Innovators." The award is designed to educate, celebrate and inspire the people of Acadiana to create the transformational changes found in an economically and culturally thriving community.
Chamber President & CEO, Rob Guidry commented, "This type of community outreach and participation is essential to our becoming a 'Community of Innovators.'"
Criteria for the award was established by a special Innovation Committee Task Force. Heading the task force was Chris Allain of Vidox and Nanette Heggie of Investment Partners of Acadiana, both also members of the Chamber's Board of Directors. Applicants must reside or work in the Acadiana area. Chamber membership is not required. Judges will focus on results and creativity of the innovation. Applicants are encouraged to include any pictures, videos, etc. to be reviewed by the Judging Committee.
Completed applications must be received by November 30, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. to the Chamber's Marketing Relations Specialist, Carley Ste. Marie by email at, by fax at 337-234-8671 or by mail at P. O. Box 51307, Lafayette, LA 70505-1307. Please call Carley at 337-408-3655 with any questions about the award.
The Acadiana Innovation Awards will be presented at the Chamber's Annual Banquet on Monday, January 18, 2010.




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