OUT TO LUNCH finds creative business consultant Aileen Bennett conducting business Acadiana style: over lunch. Each week Aileen invites guests from Acadiana's business community to join her. Beyond the foundations of the Acadiana economy - oil, cuisine, music - there is a vast network of entrepreneurs, small businesses, and even some of the country's largest companies who call Acadiana home. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the wider Acadiana business community. You can also hear the show on KRVS 88.7FM.
When you have a successful business, everybody wants to hear the story of how you got from your entrepreneurial idea to being a big deal. Until you get to that point, however, there are not a lot of media folks lining up to talk to you. Peter Ricchiut is the exception to the rule. On Out to Lunch Peter gives entrepreneurs with little more than an idea an opportunity to get some attention, and hopfeully some traction.
Condensed conversations are featured on Out to Lunch, broadcast on Lafayette's NPR affiliate KRVS 88.7FM. These are the full conversations with our Out To Lunch entrepreneurs.
Wade Clement works in HVAC and frequently has to lift heavy equipment on and off his truck. When a work buddy got injured Wade decided there had to be a better way and set out to buy a stand-alone lift that would suit a pickup and that he could use on any pickup in his fleet or when he upgrades to a new truck. He couldn't find one. So he... Read More »