Spotlight On: Monroe Housing Authority

Growing up in Monroe, Louisiana, has not always been easy for me. My sister and I were raised by a single mother, and living in income-based housing helped relieve some of our financial burdens. It also helped guide us toward our successes today. My family and I are one of thousands of individuals that have been positively impacted by our …

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Spotlight On: Star AG Supermarket in Jackson, Louisiana

If you ever try to tell me that all supermarkets and grocery stores were the same, I would prove you wrong with a trip to Star AG Supermarket in Jackson, Louisiana, and take you straight to their deli. Whether you make your grocery list on paper, in your head, or on your phone like I do, you need to be …

Lake Charles Poultry in Louisiana

Spotlight On: Lake Charles Poultry

I don’t think my kids would have guessed that I spent some of my day in Lake Charles, Louisiana, standing in line with customers who were waiting for their meat to be cut fresh and packaged for them on the spot. My family (and coworkers) may say I’m a picky eater, but I am a meat eater. If you’re a …

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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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Spotlight On: Stephens Media Group of Monroe, Louisiana

Stephens Media Group, or SMG, in Monroe, Louisiana, is a radio broadcast company that also specializes in digital and social media advertising. Their company owns several radio stations in North Louisiana including Sunny 98.3 (KZRZ) FM and Rock 106 (KXRR) FM. As a regular participant in many local give-back events, SMG does a fantastic job of spreading happiness throughout the …

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Spotlight On: Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana

Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, Inc., is a non-profit organization that caters to bettering the Caddo Parish community and its people. They primarily focus on helping people overcome challenges to build or sharpen life skills, find jobs, and grow their careers. I remember my first time meeting Human Resources Director A.J. Brundrett and how warm and open she was to …