Friday, May 30, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

EatLafayette Celebrates 10th Year with Record Number of Participating Restaurants


LafayetteTravel Contact:            Public Relations Contact:

Kelly Strenge                             Julie Calzone

(337) 232-3737                           (337) 235-2924 ext. 18

EatLafayette™ Celebrates 10th Year with Record Number 
of Participating Restaurants
LafayetteTravel Presents New Creative for EatLafayette’s 10th Anniversary

WHAT:    Press Conference announcing 2014 EatLafayette™ restaurants and 10th anniversary logo

WHERE: Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 804 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette

WHEN:    Thursday, May 29, 2 p.m.

WHY: In honor of the 10th Anniversary EatLafayette™ by LafayetteTravel campaign, LafayetteTravel is hosting a press conference to focus on the campaign’s 10-year impact on Lafayette tourism and the necessity of promoting locally-owned establishments.


Ben Berthelot, President & CEO of Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission (LafayetteTravel)
Gregory Roberts, Lafayette Regional Airport (Fly Lafayette Club™)
Lafayette Parish Restaurants
EatLafayette Sponsors
Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
Lafayette Economic Development Authority


Ben Berthelot, LafayetteTravel
Charlie Goodson, Founder of EatLafayette and restaurant owner
Greg Roberts, Fly Lafayette Club™
EatLafayette™ Advisory Committee representatives (the advisory committee is comprised of restaurant owners)

About EatLafayette

What started as a conversation between two local businessmen in Lafayette has evolved into a successful promotions campaign that provides a unique opportunity for people to experience local cuisine in Lafayette. Charlie Goodson, owned of Charley G’s Seafood Grill, and Gerald Breaux, former executive director of the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission, got together in early 2005 to discuss how locally-owned restaurants could gain visibility in a market flooded with big-dollar franchise restaurant advertising. The result of those conversations was a summer EatLafayette campaign that is now in its tenth year. EatLafayette is a two-and-a-half-month celebration showcasing the restaurants that make Acadiana culture so appetizing.

About LafayetteTravel

LafayetteTravel is the marketing identity for the Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission (LCVC). LCVC is a marketing organization created in 1974 to promote Lafayette Parish as a destination for visitors, meetings, conventions, tours and sporting events. LCVC is funded primarily by a four percent occupancy tax paid by visitors to Lafayette Parish. In 2008, LCVC was the first tourist commission in Louisiana to be awarded accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program.

About Fly Lafayette Club

The Fly Lafayette Club™ is the Lafayette Regional Airport’s way of thanking you for flying Lafayette. Members have the opportunity to win rewards from their sponsors including free meals, services, Fly Lafayette Club™ merchandise, gift certificates from local merchants and more.

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Refreshments by Coca Cola and Sophi P. Cakes - A Sophisticated-to-Punk Cakery

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

New Calzone Clients

This past month, Calzone signed two new clients, CMIT Solutions of Acadiana and Top Brass Dressage in Florida!

Servicing the Lafayette, Youngsville, Broussard and New Iberia areas, CMIT Solutions of Acadiana is in the business of IT support. They provide cost-effective computer support to businesses that want to improve efficiency and increase their bottom line. CMIT offers a comprehensive approach to network services and all things IT.

They specialize in Proactive IT Services, Remote Back-up and Disaster Recovery, Cloud Computing, Anti-Spam Solutions, Hardware Purchasing, Help Desk Software and Outsourced IT Support. To request more information on how CMIT Solutions of Acadiana can help your business, click HERE!  

Top Brass Dressage is a horse farm in Williston, Florida which features top rider and trainer, Anna Marek. Anna is a champion of many national competitions and a frequent competitor - a force to be reckoned with in the Equestrian world!

We are excited to be designing the logo and website that will represent Anna and her horses!

Anna Marek and Nico, her horse.

Katie Simon Joins the Calzone Team

We would like to wish a warm welcome to Katie Simon for joining our team at Calzone as an Administrative Assistant! Katie will be graduating from University of Louisiana at Lafayette this month with a degree in Psychology. After graduation, she plans to attend Graduate School in the fall.

This multitasking queen comes equipped with excellent communication and organizational skills. She is the perfect fit for our administrative needs.

Katie’s goals are to become a marriage and family counselor and to develop a special assistance program to end starvation in Acadiana.  

When Katie isn't studying, working, or spending time with her 3 year old son, Eli, she enjoys volunteering in the community. She is a frequent volunteer at St. Joseph Hospice in Lafayette where she assists at events and travels to nursing homes to visit with the residents.

Katie is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Psi Chi Honor Society of Psychology and the UL Lafayette Psychology Colloquium.

Welcome aboard Katie, we are happy to have you!

FACET is Making Headlines

It is always refreshing when we see our clients making headlines. This month, Carolyn Greco President and CEO of FACET, a national career management and consulting firm, had an article featured in The Advertiser!

In her article, Carolyn claimed that the happiness factor is linked to having a sense of community and working in a strong thriving industry.

Carolyn’s article was discussing job search and happiness in America. She said, “The portrait of a happy worker is complete by having a job in a strong industry."

She explained that South Louisiana is one of the top cities for job happiness.“If happiness to you is about big opportunities in a smaller population center in the South, Lafayette could be the perfect place for you. With an entrepreneurial, independent culture alive with French Acadian/Creole ‘joie de vivre,’ you could land in its solid professional culture of oil and gas, technology, medicine, education and law. If a ‘small town vibe’ with Houston and New Orleans via I-10 close by makes you happy, Lafayette has your name on it.”

Other cities that made her list were: Houston, TX; San Jose, CA; and Seattle, WA. 

Carolyn also was featured on KPEL Radio where she discussed her article on Nathan and Bernie in the Morning. Her segment can be listened to HERETo read Carolyn's article in The Advertiser, click HERE!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Clients at Festival

Our client Poor Boy’s Riverside Inn was out and about in the community for Festival International de Louisiane. They were stationed near the Scene Stabil Drill stage and served up come delicious food! 

On the menu were Sweet Potato Beignets, Gator Balls, Grilled Gator Bites, and Mini Crab Cakes. Just about everyone who tried their food raved at how excellent it was.

Poor Boy’s Riverside Inn was founded in 1932 and started off as a snowball stand in Lafayette. In 1939, the restaurant moved to its present location overlooking the Vermillion Bayou at Pinhook Bridge. It was the first completely air-conditioned restaurant in Lafayette!

Today, the restaurant is still owned and operated by the original family. Poor Boy’s Riverside Inn specializes in Cajun & Creole cuisine – which made it a perfect fit for the festival. If you would like more information about Poor Boy's Riverside Inn, visit their Facebook page.

Keep up the good work, Riverside!

Sweet Potato Beignets at Festival!

Gearing Up for the 10th Anniversary EatLafayette Campaign

Preparations for the 10th Anniversary EatLafayette by Lafayette Travel campaign are in full swing. With the campaign a little over a month away, we have been busy with art production, restaurant registration, Kick-Off event preparation – the works!

This year we have over 70 participating restaurants. It’s great to have so many familiar restaurants sign up and exciting to see many new restaurants signing up also!

We know you've been squirming in your seat wondering how you can get a ticket to this year’s kick-off event. Well, the only way you can get is ticket is to win one! Just listen to the Townsquare Media radio stations for instructions on how you can win a ticket. Trust us, you don’t want to miss out this year!

The beauty of EatLafayette is that it's not just about the Kick-Off event. EatLafayette is about promoting locally owned restaurants throughout our city during the summer campaign period and through the rest of the year.

We have so much in store and can’t wait to reveal everything we've been planning. Make sure you keep visiting the EatLafayette website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep in the know of everything we have in store.

Get ready to EatLafayette

Boulet Physical Therapy and Wellness Institute

Our client, Patricia Boulet of Boulet Physical Therapy and Wellness Institute, is becoming certified in Dry Needling! 

Once certified, Patricia will be able to offer relief to patients suffering from pain caused by Headaches, Neck/Back pain, Tendinitis, Muscle Spasms, Hip/Knee pain, Muscle strains, Fibromyalgia, Golfer’s Elbow, and other injuries.

Dry Needling is a technique unequaled in finding and eliminating neuromuscular dysfunction. It involves a series of needle advances to the different trigger points in the muscles.

Most patients who receive Dry Needling do not report having pain. Sometimes, patients will feel a muscle “twitch” similar to a tingling sensation. This “twitch” is a sign that the needle is releasing the trigger point.

Many people compare Dry Needling to Acupuncture when in fact, the two techniques are much different. Dry Needling is based on western neuroanatomy and modern scientific studies. Acupuncture is based on theories of ancient Chinese medicine. The two techniques do, however, use the same tool; a solid needle filament.

To learn more about Boulet Physical Therapy and Wellness Institute, visit their Facebook page. 

Keep up the good work Patricia!