BECOME A LEADER NOW

The705 uses resources, collaboration, and a shared responsibility to develop young professionals into future community leaders. We care about developing our members personally, professionally, and civically.

OUR MISSION: DEVELOP OUR COMMUNITY AND MEMBERS PERSONALLY, PROFESSIONALLY AND CIVICALLY.

WE CONNECT OUR MEMBERS TO OTHER YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS.

WE ENGAGE AS
AN ORGANIZATION
IN ISSUES
THAT AFFECT
ACADIANA.

WE LEAD
OPPORTUNITIES
FOR OUR MEMBERS
TO DEVELOP
THEIR SKILLS.

Downtown Lafayette

JOIN US AT ONE OF OUR MONTHLY EVENTS

COFFEE WITH SERIES

Exclusively engages members with a different civic leader each month, in a candid, coffee-fueled discussion; Seating is limited and conversations are often enlightening, if not exciting.

MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

Join us every month as we explore various businesses, facets or new developments in our community. This exclusive access lets you get on the ground floor and talk to game changers and policy makers.

NETWORKING SOCIALS

No agenda. No registration. A casual event that allows you to come, relax and hang with fellow 705ers. This is where you get to meet people in a relaxed environment and enjoy the company.

PHILANTHROPY

Whether we’re cleaning up the streets, rallying donations or serving up lunch for those in need, 705ers aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty!

MENTOR PROGRAM

The705 Mentor Program pairs seasoned business and community leaders with young professionals for a meaningful, year-long mentorship experience.

LUNCH & LEARN SERIES

A place where members can learn a skill that can be implemented in their personal or professional life – and make a few new friends in the process!

Membership Benefits

Attend up to 60 Specialized Events per year with other Business Professionals

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Access to free, monthly “Coffee With” events with civic and business leaders, such as the Mayor-President
  • Ability to join The705 Mentor Program, a year-long mentorship opportunity that pairs 705 members with local leaders
  • Free Lunch & Learn workshop every other month
  • Professional development opportunities, including workshops and speaking engagements
  • Opportunities for participation in a wide range of philanthropy projects
  • Access to monthly membership meetings and socials, offering something new to do and learn about each month
  • Exclusive access to a diverse network of professionals in Acadiana
  • 12 month duration
  • And more for the duration of the 12 month term!

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

  • Corporate members receive the same benefits as private individual members
  • Various Levels of Membership for up to 3, 5 and 10 employees
  • Each individual membership can be changed mid-year. For example, if someone leaves your company, their membership remains with your company and can be used for the incoming employee taking their spot. This is a great tool to get your work force engaged in the community and has proven to help with employee retention.
  • As a part of the705, you will be supporting the engagement of Acadiana's young men and women in making our community one that retains and attracts top talent
  • Sponsorship Opportunities Available

ARE YOU READY TO GROW WITH THE705 PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY? BECOME A MEMBER TODAY AND GAIN ACCESS TO UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES AND A NETWORK OF MOTIVATED BUSINESS, CIVIC AND COMMUNITY LEADERS FOCUSED ON DEVELOPING ACADIANA.

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DEVELOP ACADIANA

THE705 THANKS OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS FOR THEIR ONGOING SUPPORT OF LOCAL JOURNALISM AND YOUNG LEADERS IN ACADIANA.