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.
This is a show about Acadiana business and, as you are probably well aware if you travel around Acadiana, there are no shortage of fascinating businesses to talk about in this part of the world. From oil and gas companies to jewelers and from accordion builders to app builders.
From all these choices, we have a couple of guidelines for whom to feature as guests on Out to Lunch. We only book people who have a real business, not just an idea. And we don’t have the same people twice.
So on this edition of Out to Lunch we’re featuring a person who is making a second appearance. And a business that doesn’t exist yet.
Cherie Hebert was a guest on Out to Lunch last time to talk about her Lafayette ad agency, BBR Creative. Today she’s back with a second career as a house builder in Arnaudville.
Cherie is probably not going to be swinging a hammer too often but she is planning to build 12 houses in her first year in business. If you add up the square footage of all those houses, you’ll get a building about the size of the average family home. Cherie’s company is called Tee Tiny houses, because the houses she’s building are tiny. At 240 square feet each they are part of the nationwide tiny house fad. Cherie, welcome back to Out to Lunch.
The other guideline we use for booking guests on Out to Lunch is that on each show we have guests representing different companies. With that in mind, meet George Marks, Cherie’s partner in Tee Tiny Houses.
George is the founder of the NuNu Arts and Culture Collective in Arnaudville - known far and wide beyond the confines of Acadiana as the NuNu Collective, or just NuNu.
The shape of things to come in Acadiana and beyond is rolling out of Arnaudville.