OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business Acadiana style: over lunch. Each week Peter invites guests from Acadiana's business community to join him. 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.
We often hear people lamenting – mostly politicians - that manufacturing in America has hit an all-time low. The catch-cry you hear frequently repeated is, “we don’t make anything here anymore.” Here in Acadiana we know that’s not true. We make pretty much everything.
On this edition of Out to Lunch Aileen Bennett sits in for Peter Ricchiuti and introduces two people who make things: Alison Bohl Dehart and her husband, Peter.
Alison and Peter makes things individually and together, through their company, Makemade. The wide range of stuff they make includes websites, photographs, movies and children’s toys.
Makemade is 5 years old. Alison and Peter have been working together every day. And they’re still married.
This conversation was recorded over lunch at Cafe Vermilionville.