SIDES & Associates

SIDES & Associates


DLU Member Mondays!

Say "Hello" to the SIDES & Associates crew, our newest DLU members! This Downtown team is excited to get involved with Downtown Lafayette.

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The Department of Communication Spring 2019 Honors Banquet was a huge success! Specials thanks to our sponsors KATC-TV 3: Acadiana's Newschannel, SIDES & Associates, Foster Marketing, and BBR Creative for helping to make this event possible.❤️🎓 #ULAlumni

Communications, strategic planning, public relations, marketing and project management agency. For over 45+ years we have worked with some of the premier companies within their respective industries, within the State of Louisiana, across the country and internationally.

We work for local, statewide and national businesses, nonprofit associations and governmental organizations on a wide array of projects, from brand development; communications consulting; crisis management, response and recovery; marketing and advertising; project/program management; research; strategic planning; targeted and public outreach; training; and web design. We are a member of the Americ

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We work for local, statewide and national businesses, nonprofit associations and governmental organizations on a wide array of projects. Here's what we do:

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For over 45 years, we have worked with some of the premier companies within their respective industries, within the State of Louisiana, across the country and internationally. Learn more about our legacy of excellence here:

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An excellent article about Downtown‘s Anita Begnaud in front of the mural we commissioned with DDA.

Meet Women Making a Difference honoree Anita Begnaud.
Downtown Lafayette


Merry Christmas from everyone at SIDES. 08/15/2020

ConquerCovid19.La –

We are honored to be doing this Important work.


Conquer Covid-19 Together Louisiana

Marlon Jackson focuses his time on Haven House, a Community Renewal initiative to intentionally develop relationships and friendships in neighborhoods.
You too can make a difference by checking up on your neighbors and being someone they can talk to.


Conquer Covid-19 Together Louisiana

After a disaster, it is common to experience physical, behavioral, and emotional changes. To help address the trauma experienced as a result of COVID-19, crisis resources are available through the link below.


Conquer Covid-19 Together Louisiana

Has the impact of the coronavirus pandemic caused you to feel confused and overwhelmed? See what Sylvie has to say about asking for assistance and getting the right messages to help you cope during this time.


Conquer Covid-19 Together Louisiana

Daily routines have changed for many households. Resources are available to find balance between work and activities at home.


Conquer Covid-19 Together Louisiana

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support via text message. When someone is in crisis, they can text REACHOUT to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor who will help them cope.


Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards

To Those Who Restocked Our Groceries. Delivered our food. Collected our trash. Cleaned our hospitals. Staffed our pharmacies. Protected our streets ... and protected our homes. Thank you.


(RENTED) If you love Downtown Lafayette as much as we do, this house on Cypress is steps away from Scratch, just off Johnston and about a block and a half from the train station and Jefferson. It will become available for rent May 1st.

Available now! 214 E. Cypress Street, Lafayette, LA


As we observe 43 years of operations this month, we offer a special thanks to four people who have been with us a total of 80 years at SIDES. We love you Scott, Jeanette, Bridget and Robert.


Teche-Vermilion Freshwater District

Congratulations to the Teche Vermilion Fresh Water District for winning the May 4 renewal of the property tax that supports the district by a margin of 77% of voters in Lafayette, Iberia, St. Martin and Vermilion parishes. SIDES & Associates is honored to provide communication services to this outstanding project.

Remember to vote on the Teche-Vermilion Fresh Water District millage renewal TODAY! Polls open in Iberia, Lafayette, St. Martin and Vermilion Parishes until 8 pm.


Teche-Vermilion Freshwater District

Teche Vermilion Fresh Water.

Crawfish need fresh water too! By providing a steady fresh water flow, the Teche-Vermilion District supports local crawfish farmers, making it easy to keep the crawfish growing and the salt water away!


Lafayette Economic Development Authority LEDA

Welcome Kopter to LFT!

Kopter unveiling and ribbon cutting. Welcome to Lafayette!


Lafayette Regional Airport

Great news for our community and our economy. More to come about Kopter and Lafayette.

Gov. Edwards And Kopter CEO Andreas Löwenstein Announce Louisiana Helicopter Facility

Assembly of SH09 helicopters in Lafayette to result in more than 275 new direct and indirect jobs

ATLANTA — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and CEO Andreas Löwenstein of Kopter Group AG announced the Switzerland-based helicopter maker will assemble its new SH09 helicopter in Lafayette, Louisiana, for customers throughout the Americas. The executives announced Kopter’s selection of Louisiana in Atlanta, where 18,000 industry professionals and 700 exhibitors are taking part in the 2019 HAI Heli-Expo.

In Louisiana, the Kopter Production and Product Support Center will deliver SH09 models throughout the Western Hemisphere and source parts representing at least 50 percent of aircraft value from U.S. suppliers. Kopter will lease an 84,700-square-foot facility from the Lafayette Regional Airport, which owns the state-of-the-art helicopter assembly building on airport property beside the Evangeline Thruway (U.S. Highway 90).

Kopter will create 120 new direct jobs in Lafayette with an average annual salary of $55,000, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in another 157 new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 275 new jobs in Acadiana. The company plans to make a $4.2 million capital investment in new equipment and building additions at the Lafayette site.

“We’re delighted that Kopter chose Louisiana and Lafayette for the assembly of a dynamic new aerospace product,” Gov. Edwards said. “The SH09 helicopter will be highly competitive in the marketplace and provide outstanding performance, great passenger and cargo capacity, and superior engineering and design. Kopter could have chosen any location in the Western Hemisphere to assemble this new helicopter. Louisiana’s outstanding workforce and facility assets, and our competitive business climate, make Lafayette the clear choice for Kopter’s future in the Americas.”

Founded in 2007 to deliver a new generation of turbine helicopters, Kopter designed the SH09 with large cabin and cargo volumes, next-generation electronic systems, and technical specifications that meet the most demanding missions. Kopter is assembling helicopters for the European market in Switzerland, with plans to add a third assembly facility in Asia.

“Kopter Group chose the Lafayette site for several reasons,” Löwenstein said. “First, because of Louisiana, which is a rapidly growing and attractive region, already hosting several key helicopter operators and many industrial players. Second, for the easy access to a qualified workforce and a high-quality educational environment. And third, for the facility itself – which meets the highest standards and allows almost instant operations. Its location on the airport provides an ideal operational environment, with quick and easy logistics and commercial access.”

The State of Louisiana funded construction of the $25.3 million facility on a 14.7-acre airport site, which the company will lease from the Lafayette Airport Commission. The company will begin initial hiring later this year, and formal helicopter deliveries will start in 2021. Production will ramp up to an anticipated volume of 100 helicopters by 2025.

By design, Kopter created the SH09 to suit a variety of missions: medical evacuation; surveillance and law enforcement; passenger transport and sightseeing; aerial work; and utility missions. The SH09 offers enhanced safety features and new technology that supersedes decades-old platforms found on competitor models. Technological innovations include composite airframe parts from Kaman; the first adoption of Garmin’s new avionics suite; hydraulic pumps from Parker Aerospace; external lighting from Collins Aerospace; and the new Honeywell HTS900 turboshaft engine with increased power output, enhanced fuel consumption and lighter weight.

“It took a lot of hard work by Governor Edwards, Louisiana Economic Development, Lafayette Airport Commission and airport staff to make this partnership a reality in a very short time,” said Chairman Paul Segura of the Lafayette Airport Commission. “Lafayette just gained a major international opportunity housed at our airport, and this means good things for our economic future.”

LED began formal discussions about the project with Kopter in October 2018. To secure the project, the State of Louisiana offered the company a competitive incentive package that includes a pair of performance-based grants: one of $1.2 million for facility modifications, payable at $200,000 in 2019 and $1 million in 2020; and one of $1.3 million for lease support, payable in five annual installments from 2020 through 2024.

Kopter also will receive the comprehensive workforce solutions of LED FastStart® – the nation’s No. 1 state workforce training program – and the company is expected to utilize Louisiana’s Quality Jobs and Industrial Tax Exemption programs.

Louisiana’s accomplishments in the aerospace sector include assembly of major components for NASA space flight missions since the 1960s, and continuing through current Space Launch System assembly led by Boeing and Orion spacecraft assembly led by Lockheed Martin at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. Kopter joins a growing list of helicopter sector companies in Louisiana, including offshore energy transportation leaders Bristow Group, Era Helicopters, PHI Inc. and RLC; technical support leader Arrow Aviation; and medical air transport leader Metro Aviation.

About Kopter Group AG
Kopter Group develops, produces and supports a new generation of single-engine helicopters. Its first model – the SH09 – outperforms its peers with increased modularity, modern electronic systems, and a larger cabin and cargo hold. The SH09 delivers safety, performance and comfort at low-operating costs. It is built for missions accomplished, from the most demanding to the everyday. Kopter Group’s 300 talented team members are based in Switzerland, with corporate and engineering offices close to Zurich, and the production and assembly facilities in the cities of Mollis and Näfels.


Merry Christmas from the SIDES team! We wish you lots of love, joy and happiness this holiday season!


SIDES employees from Lafayette and Baton Rouge gathered for the agency’s 42nd annual Christmas party yesterday!


Lafayette Regional Airport’s Fly Lafayette Club (FLC) is the airport’s award winning FREE customer appreciation program. Every month, FLC members have the opportunity to WIN GIFT CARDS to popular local dining and entertainment venues by registering their flights through electronic kiosks before they board their flights.

Plus, LFT is giving away 2 ROUND TRIP PLANE TICKETS to anywhere in the continental U.S. before the end of the year. Don't miss your chance to win! There is no cost to join the FLC and the airport does not share member information.

To become a FLC member, simply follow this link: and join today!


Lafayette Regional Airport

Great News for the new terminal! Lafayette Airport has picked Lemoine Company as lead construction firm.


If you have kids between ages 5 and 12, you should register for this free event at Lafayette Regional Airport. Quickly!

Lafayette Airport’s Aviation Fun Day, Saturday, October 21!!!
Airport Tours | Fun Jumps | Firefighting Demonstration | Games | and more.
The Fun begins at 9am, lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so Register TODAY at Aviation Fun Day will be held at the Airport Rescue and Firefighting Station on Jet Ranger X Drive, Lafayette Regional Airport.


We love Lafayette.

Eat local. Bank local. Locally growing. We celebrate the restaurants & local flavors of Lafayette. For banking services, a home loan or refinancing, visit JD Bank. . Learn more: Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender. LafayetteTravel 99.9 KTDY 97.3 The Dawg KLFY News 10 KATC-TV 3: Acadiana's Newschannel The Daily Advertiser


Lafayette Regional Airport

Join now for your chance to win a month of prizes from all of our amazing Fly Lafayette Club sponsors! Sign up for free at and you’ll be automatically entered to win!


Having an airport here in Lafayette that connects to cities across the globe with a single connecting flight from Atlanta, Houston and Dallas is pretty awesome.

The world opens up from LFT, and the scenery at home is also great. 03/31/2017

Students give their perspectives on LPSS tax A video is circling social media, showing what is like for Lafayette school children when they walk to temporary buildings in the rain. The video comes just months before voters will decide whether...


Congratulations to Lafayette Regional Airport and the three members from SIDES & Associates (Robert Callahan, Scott Broussard and Luke Ashworth-Sides) on the team with airport Executive Director Steven Picou, Deputy Director Daniel Elsea and New LFT Terminal Senior Program Manager Jonathan Pope with Heery, on winning the championship trophy at 232HELP Trivia Night.

Congrats to the LFT team for taking home the trophy in the Trivia Night Competition put on by 232-HELP / Louisiana 21, which assists people who need help by connecting them with resources. It was a fun night for everyone, and for a great cause. 03/11/2017

LaPESC throws support behind school tax prop The coalition of public education stakeholders argues the .5 cent sales tax is an investment in Lafayette’s future.


Please share your ratings today.

Give your input to the Lafayette Airport Commission. Provide your ratings on the new terminal designs today at


Lafayette Regional Airport

The lead designer of the New LFT Terminal talks about the vision behind "Journey" and "Spirit."

Watch architect Frank Gratton discuss the background and inspiration for "Spirit" and "Journey" - the New LFT Terminal designs. Rate the designs at


Lafayette Regional Airport

Rate the New LFT Terminal designs – "Spirit" and "Journey" – starting on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at We look forward to your input.


KLFY News 10

Our region's consummate newscaster just became the news.

A Big Announcement from KLFY News 10 and KLFY Blue Rolfes


RS&H Architects have submitted two exciting design options for the New LFT Terminal. Beginning this Wednesday the Lafayette Airport Commission will seek public ratings for the designs before they make their final choice in mid-February. There is a lot to like in both "Spirit" and "Journey."

Rate the New LFT Terminal designs – "Spirit" and "Journey" – starting on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at We look forward to your input.


Developing Lafayette

There are two options for the New LFT Terminal. Which one do you guys like the most? We have our pick. :)

"LIKE" for "A" or "LOVE" for "B"


MERRY CHRISTMAS to ALL and best wishes for a Great NEW YEAR.

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