BRAC Opens Nominations for Annual Awards

Awards to be presented at Shareholders’ Meeting March 27

Baton Rouge, La. (January 22, 2019) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today announced it is now accepting nominations for its annual awards, which will be bestowed at its Shareholders’ Meeting presented by Kean Miller LLP on Wednesday, March 27 at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Multiplex.

“We look forward each year to celebrating the profound impact an engaged business community has on the success of our region,” said Adam Knapp, BRAC president and CEO. “Our Shareholders’ Meeting is an opportunity to pause and reflect on the power of regionalism, and how together, the business community is driving positive change that benefits us all.”

BRAC invites investors and the business community to nominate individuals and organizations for its Community Champion Award and Business Excellence Award. Details and the nomination form are available online at The nomination period will close Friday, February 22. Award winners must be current investors in BRAC.

Award criteria are as follows:

  • Community Champion Award: BRAC presents a Community Champion Award annually to an individual for outstanding contributions to his or her company and above-and-beyond leadership in the community. Recipients also demonstrate leadership, visionary thinking and extraordinary volunteerism.
  • Business Excellence Award: BRAC presents the Business Excellence Award to a business in the Capital Region that is recognized for its demonstrated excellence in 2018.

Award winners will be notified in early March and invited to attend BRAC’s Shareholders’ Meeting. With a toast to the year past, a glimpse into 2019, a tribute to BRAC’s most dedicated investors, and a happy hour that rivals any airport cocktail bar, this is a must-attend event for high-quality business networking.

The event will take place from 4 – 7 p.m. Investors and non-investors are invited to this regional celebration. Registration is available online at

BRAC’s Shareholders’ Meeting is presented by Kean Miller LLP. Additional sponsors include Sullivan’s, the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, and Adams and Reese, LLP.

About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 small businesses, mid-sized firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy. More information is available at


Morgan is the Marketing Manager for the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. In her role, she manages writing organizational publications and materials, oversees BRAC’s social media and blog, and coordinates timelines for all internal marketing projects.

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