World Finance Corp. celebrates Baker opening _lowres

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- The Baker Chamber of Commerce and community leaders welcomed World Finance Corporation to the Baker business community on Friday. Gathered April 17, front row from left, are Latania Anderson, Baker Chamber director; Kiwania Griffin, assistant manager; Mayor Harold Rideau, Baker; Lacie Pitre, manager; Kayci Longon, district supervisor; and Capt. Darryl Rainwater, Baker Police; and back row, Darnell Waites, Baker administrative officer; and Chief Mike Knaps, Baker Police.

The Baker Chamber of Commerce and community leaders officially welcomed World Finance Corp. to the Baker business community April 17 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Located at 340 Main St. in the Greenwood Shopping Center, World Finance offers short-term installment loans and tax services.

District Supervisor Kayci Longon, of Lafayette, said the new Baker location is one of about 50 in Louisiana and 1,500 in the U.S.

Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

Lacie Pitre, of Port Barre, is the manager, and Kiwania Griffin, of Baton Rouge, is the assistant manager.

World Finance Corp. opened for business in Baker in November.