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As the weather cools down even the shyest of southerners start to enjoy the outdoors. What better way to celebrate than a city-wide event featuring live music, good food, and tons of local love. Mid City’s White Light Night is back and better than ever. With around 75 businesses participating there is always something for everyone. Head to Mid City on Friday, November 22 for all the fun starting at 6 p.m. and running till 10 p.m. Don’t forget to wear your comfortable shoes, the event stretches almost all of Government Street. 

Flavor of the Week: Soup to Warm Your Soul 

While there’s still a debate about whether it’s time to put up the Christmas decorations, we can all agree that it’s finally soup season! If you’re looking to warm up a bit without slaving over the stove all day, the Capital Region has a ton of options for you. Head to Mid City Beer Garden for the revival of a local favorite The Chelsea’s Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup combo. If you’re looking for something with a little more kick, check out The Hangover Bowl at Umami in Baton Rouge. Their spicy miso broth brings a whole different flavor to your typical ramen bowl. Want to stick to a local favorite? Head to your resident Brewbacher’s location for their gumbo of the day. Ranging from seafood, to chicken, to sausage, it’s all going to be good! 

Snap a picture of your favorite soup and tag it with #thinkBR for a chance to be featured on the BRAC blog. 

Workin’ It: Investment Development Coordinator 

BRAC is seeking an investment development coordinator to increase BRAC’s investor base, with a focus on its mission to lead economic development in the nine-parish region. Responsibilities include lead generation and investor recruitment through managing the on-boarding of new investors, assisting with recruitment events, and supporting the functions of BRAC’s investor retention strategy. A bachelor’s degree and related job experience in non-profit fundraising, marketing, and/or sales is required. Please send cover letters and resumes to jobresponses@hrsolutions.net with the subject line “Investment Development Coordinator.” 

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 BRAC’s talent development program or to advertise an open position, email talent@brac.org. 

My Baton Rouge: 10-Year Old Local Changing the Skincare Industry 

After realizing that adult deodorants and lotions weren’t up to the likings of fifth graders, Kennedi Owens took matters into her own hands. She created Sweet Skin a whole line of products including deodorant, lip gloss and lotion. After completing research, testing, and mixing products, Kennedi created a line perfect for kids her age (think Skittle-scented goodness). The skincare world agrees – the company has sold over 25,000 dollars’ worth of products in just five months!  

A community that supports young entrepreneurs, that’s my Baton Rouge. 

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. 

Out on the Town

  • Front Yard Bikes BBQ Battle, November 16, support a good cause and get some good BBQ along the way at this first annual event 
  • Table Story Volume I, November 18, enjoy different culinary dishes from around the world all while getting to know more about the cultures that brought them to the forefront 

For more local events, visit the Life in BR Events Page.