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Spotlight On: Optimize EGS of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Here at Pelican, we pride ourselves on being able to support our communities and local businesses. Optimize Energy Generation Services (EGS) is one of hundreds of businesses around Louisiana that take advantage of all the incredible benefits that come with being a Pelican Partner. One of the guiding principles of this Pelican Partner is being committed to excellence in the …

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The History of Egg Pocking: A Cajun Easter Tradition

You may have read our blog post about the History of Cajun Mardi Gras and the Chicken Chase, but there’s another Louisiana tradition that you might find even more interesting. Yep—you read the title correctly. Let’s find out more about the egg-stremely competitive and beloved tradition known as egg pocking! What exactly is egg pocking? Egg pocking is a game …

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Where to Get the Best Beignets in Louisiana

What’s deep fried, covered in powdered sugar, and originated in ancient Rome? We’ll give you a hint—it starts with a “b” and ends with “eignet.” Today, these delicious puffy treats are most commonly associated with New Orleans, but beignets can be found all over the Pelican State! We talked to team members from our branches across the state and they …

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Pelican Member Story: Swantje Harvey

Here at Pelican, our members are our number one priority. Our goal is to make a difference in the lives of our members, and that’s why we view each and every one of them as part of the family. One thing that brings us so much joy is hearing heart-warming stories and comments from our members about how Pelican truly …

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Meet Our 2020 Team Pelican Scholarship Winners

Pelican is thrilled to continue to honor the young minds of tomorrow through its Team Pelican Scholarship Award program. Since 2008, this program has awarded the bright, service-driven high school graduates in the communities we serve by helping them with their college expenses. This year, 90 high school students across the state of Louisiana sent in applications, and a volunteer …

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The Truth about Divorce and Credit

At Pelican, we often say “bad things happen to good people.” We understand that sometimes life happens, and it doesn’t matter if we planned for it or not. We wanted to shed some light on something that isn’t fun for anyone involved—divorce. Getting a divorce can be extremely stressful and painful for both parties, but can also have lasting effects …