Mobile dwelling park in Scott offered for $1.7 million

A cell house park in Scott has offered for $1.7 million past month, data clearly show.

Stanley Holdings Team, led by associates Kris Hodges and Michael Hyatt, acquired the 11-acre, 74-place Acadian Acres, 1410 Westgate Street, for from the Dejacques family members, according to files filed with the Lafayette Parish Clerk of Courtroom.

Stanley bought three other mobile residence parks very last yr and will pursue other houses in the potential, Hodges mentioned. The business now owns 14 homes, 11 of which are in Acadiana.

Stanley often upgrades the houses immediately after the acquire, Hodges said, together with the asphalt street, installing stability cameras or executing background checks on new residents.

“We test to operate safe, peaceful communities,” Hodges reported.

Hospitality field occupation fair May 18

The Lafayette Conference and Website visitors Bureau alongside with other businesses will hold a hospitality task fair Might 18 as resorts and others in the hospitality field are increasingly hunting for staff.

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

Members can meet with employing professionals from nearby corporations, which are wanting to fill positions in food support, manufacturing personnel, servicing, administration, housekeeping, guest services and extra.

Accommodations were being between the most difficult hit through the coronavirus pandemic as occupancy prices plummeted . Full receipts in the city of Lafayette in 2020 for hotel stays was the lowest on file relationship back to 2010.

“After this earlier yr, we come to feel like we can finally see some light at the conclude of tunnel,” claimed Casey White, Cajundome marketing director. “We search forward to this new party partnership and are energized to recruit personnel together with our fellow industry colleagues as the need for situations and tourism rebounds in Acadiana.”

The party will align with social distancing tips like larger booths and more substantial aisles. Own protective products will be built available to recruiters and occupation seekers. For a record of taking part companies, visit

JT Meleck hires gross sales director

Thanks to a expanding buyer desire, Acadia Parish-primarily based JT Meleck Distillers has hired a director of sales.

Frugé Farms, which spun off the distillery about three many years ago as a way to employ its excess rice, named Damon Trahan to the place. The company’s rice vodka has gained countrywide awareness and a expanding fan foundation.

“The demand for JT Meleck is steadily expanding — the good news is, we’ve got a great deal of rice to keep generating a lot more,” explained Michael Frugé, founder and CEO of JT Meleck Distillers. “We are pleased that Damon Trahan is joining the JT Meleck movement as our director of gross sales. His deep background in spirits and income, moreover his being familiar with of Louisiana, who we are and why we do what we do, make him a best healthy for our operation.”

The vodka earned the triple crown of awards in the American Distillery Institute’s 2020 levels of competition, the oldest and the most significant competition dedicated to craft spirits in the world — JT Meleck earned the Double Gold Medal, Very best of Group and Finest in Class.

Frugé anticipates launching product sales of whiskey upcoming yr and the bourbon in 2024.

Acadia chamber Humanitarian of the Yr

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

De la Houssaye, a lifelong charitable and civic chief in the parish, will be regarded for the duration of the chamber’s honors banquet May possibly 20 at the Grand Opera Property of the South.

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

“Isabella has remaining a remarkable imprint on our parish,” Acadia Parish Assessor Jim Petitjean reported. “She is a chief with eyesight, passion, drive, creativity — and similarly important — kindness. A lifetime of services to many others.”

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

Stuller trying to get 200 staff members in career fair 

Lafayette-centered Stuller Inc. is searching to fill far more than 200 positions at its headquarters as the corporation carries on its recovery from a difficult 2020.

The 51-yr-previous company, which is North America’s most significant great jewelry producer, will maintain a occupation truthful Tuesday at the Picard Heart, 200 E. Devalcourt St. The company, which laid off an undisclosed amount of employees just around a 12 months ago, is on the lookout to fill a selection of positions, quite a few of which are detailed on an on the net work board.

Officers with Stuller, which utilized 1,263 prior to the pandemic, have not disclosed how lots of employees ended up permit go or if any of them were rehired later on in the 12 months as small business returned. It’s also unknown how a lot of individuals the firm now employs.

Past year was a complicated one for Stuller, which was also disrupted by the hurricanes later on in the yr. The organization was named the top rated large employer of the calendar year by Forbes in December, an honor based on a survey of 80,000 Americans who work in firms with at the very least 500 workers have been asked to rank their companies on a wide variety of conditions, like competitiveness, safety of the do the job setting, and chances for growth.

“We labored challenging, tailored, and overcame each and every obstacle in our path. Stuller associates hardly ever misplaced hope,” president Danny Clark wrote on a firm website. “In simple fact, these tribulations have only induced us to develop much better as a household and more powerful as a local community. Being aware of that offers under no circumstances stopped going out, orders ongoing to be loaded, and we served you every single day — brings us the deepest pleasure of all.”