Save the date and reserve your seat for Baton Rouge’s dinner party of the year! BRAC’s fourth annual Around the Table will take place on Thursday, September 28. This event places participants in different homes across the Baton Rouge Area for an evening of conversation and connections in the setting of home dinner parties. Community leaders including CEOs, university presidents and entrepreneurs will open their homes to guests in an effort to connect newcomers with locals and encourage engaging conversation. Attendees will be randomly assigned to hosts’ homes to ensure that everyone meets a few new people. Eat, talk and connect with us around the table. Make sure to get your ticket today because registration closes September 7!

Flavor of the Week: The Ruby Slipper

In case you haven’t driven down Perkins Road near Trader Joe’s lately, you might have missed the new signage featuring a Dorothy-worthy ruby red slipper. No, this isn’t the home of the Wicked Witch of the West or yellow brick roads, but it is home to a serious brunch with seriously good Bloody Mary’s to match. The famous New Orleans eatery opened up shop late last month and we can’t wait to try everything on the menu. We have tried a few dishes and highly recommend the Spanish omelet, banana pecan pancakes, and the skinny migas for a healthier option. And to wash it all down? Definitely try the bacon-infused vodka Bloody Mary. Indeed…there’s no place like home!

Have you already kicked up your ruby red heels at Baton Rouge’s newest brunch spot? Share your pics and favorite eats for a chance to be featured on our blog.

Workin’ It: Four-in-One Networking Social

Calling all young professionals! Interested in giving back to our Baton Rouge community but not sure which young professional organization is right for you? Well, we’ve got just the event for you. Join the organizations of Club Blue, Rotaract, Forum 35 and the Society of Louisiana CPAs for their Fall Social at Driftwood Cask & Barrel on Thursday, August 17.

Club Blue is a young professionals group who support and volunteer their time for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge. Rotaract, a young professionals group founded through the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, was founded to develop emerging leaders to fulfill their motto – Learn. Engage. Serve. Forum 35 is a community organization of men and women improving Baton Rouge through their core pillars of arts and culture, leadership and diversity. The Society of Louisiana CPAs boasts more than 7,000 state-wide accounting professionals as members.

Time to get networkin’ it!

Interested in learning more about this position? Email talent@brac.org.

In the “Workin’ It” section of the newsletter we feature exciting job opportunities and/or professional organizations in the Baton Rouge Area. The positions featured are from companies who are BRAC investors and not necessarily positions at BRAC. For more information about the job, employer or organization, email talent@brac.org.

My Baton Rouge: Jason Hughes

Whether you are a born-and-raised Baton Rouge native, a newcomer to the Capital Region, or a boomerang who left and made the choice to come home, we all have a Baton Rouge story.

Jason Hughes is a hometown boy through and through. He graduated from Scotlandville Magnet High School and Southern University. And when he decided to open his own business, Capital City Collison, he looked no further than his own neighborhood of North Baton Rouge. Along with building a successful business, Jason devotes his time and talents to empower those around him through his foundation Project 70805. Last weekend, he and his team were busy handing out 500+ sets of school supplies at their annual Back to School Giveaway.

He said, “Baton Rouge is home for me. I’ve planned here, I’ve dreamed of staying here, I’ve dreamed of living here, I’ve dreamed of raising a family here, and I’ve dreamed of opening a business here.” Jason’s commitment to our community is admirable and infectious. That is my Baton Rouge.

 

 

 

 

 

View more Baton Rouge stories at brac.org/thinkbr.

In the “My Baton Rouge” section of the newsletter, we feature people or events that help tell the story of Baton Rouge. To submit an idea, email talent@brac.org.

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For more local events, visit the Life in BR community events page.