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2020 Review, The Good Stuff

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2020, where do we start? Better yet, where do we end?

This year has been one wild ride filled with plenty of ups, downs, twists, turns, 90º free falls, and even some of those loop de loop thingamabobs, but not the ones that go smoothly; the ones that get stuck while you’re upside down, those. But through it all, if you’re reading this, we’ve appeared to have made it to the end. Let us celebrate!

As we prepare to enter into a new year with hope and an expectation for better, let us first take a look back at all of the good that has come from 2020, really.

Before we start with our 2020 list of good things that happened in business, we would like to give our sincerest gratitude & appreciation to our wonderful sponsors, advertisers, and hardcore followers. Without you guys, we would not be where we are today, in 2020.

Our greatest sponsor support in 2020 comes from:

Cox Business

Chase Group Construction, design & build firm

The Music Academy of Acadiana

Advancial Credit Union

Right Angle Ad Agency

Graham Group



January 2020 – New no kill animal shelter.


February 2020 – Legends lives up to their name.


March 2020 – The start of the pandemic. And Wine.


April 2020 – Scott, LA gets even more meat.


May 2020 – Local BBQ!


June 2020 – Northside expansion.


July 2020 – This development is still yet to be realized, still exciting though.


August 2020 – A Twofer. Beausoleil Books tells us that we should pick up a book and read something.


September 2020 – Probably the most exciting restaurant return announcement, periodt.


October 2020 – Lafayette’s Medical industry growth solidified.


November 2020 – Another Twofer – Local businessman acquires Cajun staple, preserves its legacy. And local team comes together to open Poppa’s Fried Chicken on the Thruway.


And finally, December 2020, the grand finale. – Carencro, LA wins the development lottery with the new Amazon Fulfillment Center and is the biggest news of 2020 and the biggest post in Developing Lafayette’s 8-year history. And a local restaurant gives 2020 the kick in the rear with an expansion doubling in size.


The take away for 2020; double down. When the odds were against many local businesses, they doubled down on what makes their business great all while adapting and building resilience.

Here’s to 2021.

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