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Nominations sought for 2017 Leaders in Philanthropy Awards

Community Foundation of Acadiana is accepting nominations from the community for the 2017 Leaders in Philanthropy Awards.
Leaders in Philanthropy Awards are presented annually to outstanding individuals or couples from each of the eight parishes of CFA’s primary service area who have made a philanthropic impact in their communities through substantial charitable contributions to or by attracting substantial contributions for nonprofits, churches or schools.

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DOTD announces I-10 projects

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that with the help of the FASTLANE grant, it recently let two major projects as part of a multi-million dollar infrastructure investment along the I-10 corridor in the Acadiana region.
In July 2016, Gov. John Bel Edwards and DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson announced that Louisiana received $60 million in FASTLANE grant funding from the United States Department of Transportation.

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Ashley Mudd

Leadership Institute names Mudd director

The Leadership Institute of Acadiana recently named Ashley Mudd as its director.
The non-profit organization counts as graduates nearly 700 of Acadiana’s top leaders including, CEOs, public officials, non-profit heads, and a U.S. congressmen.
Mudd, a program alumna, will oversee all LIA programs, including Leadership Lafayette.

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Chris Meaux, creator of the WAITR restaurant delivery app,addressed OneAcadia’s monthly meeting on Thursday. Meaux, grew up in Estherwood and is a graduate of Notre Dame High School. THE POST-SIGNAL
Howell Dennis

Estherwood native’s concept for food delivery app has Silicon Valley calling

Chris Meaux still carries the notebook with him everywhere he goes.
As a young man with big plans, he jotted every idea he came up with down in an old, purple and gold notebook with an LSU decal on top of it.
He tried his hand in five start-up companies, each of which didn’t work out.
However, judging by the rate that the business he started in 2013 is growing, it’s possible that the last idea he wrote down in his notebook could be the last one for quite some time.

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Michael Keenan, a professor in the LSU AgCenter School of Nutrition and Food Sciences, conducts research on resistant starch. A new health claim approved by the Food and Drug Administration says the resistant starch, high-amylose maize starch, could be effective in the fight against Type 2 diabetes. (Photo by Tobie Blanchard/LSU AgCenter)

Finding at LSU may impact Type 2 diabetes

High-amylose maize starch, which contains a high amount of starch that resists digestion and was tested for health benefits with the help of LSU AgCenter researchers, could be effective in the fight against Type 2 diabetes, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The FDA approved a qualified health claim for products containing high-amylose maize starch, saying the consumption of this starch may reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes.


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