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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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Zydeco Music: A Closer Look at the Sound of Louisiana Culture

There’s just something special about Louisiana. While I get that I’m biased, I don’t know that there’s anywhere else I’d rather call home. When I think about all the things I love about Louisiana, many come to mind. The unique traditions, delicious food, incredible fishing, Saturday nights in Death Valley—I could go on and on. There’s one thing, though, that …

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12 Businesses in Louisiana With Hilarious Names

Here at Pelican, we love a good laugh. By far the funniest moment I’ve had while working at Pelican was when we filmed our “Name-Brand vs Off-Brand Food Items” video. I’m not exaggerating when I say we were laughing to the point of crying literal tears. Anyone that knows me will attest—I’m a huge fan of alliteration, puns, plays on …

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FREE Services Offered by Louisiana Colleges

Ready for some real groundbreaking information that you’ve definitely never heard before? Okay, here it goes: college is expensive. Before you say, “Thanks Captain Obvious,” just know that there’s a method to my madness (although I have captained a boat a time or two during my fishing adventures). The common stereotype about college is that everything about it is expensive. …