It’s time to go with the flow as Baton Rouge kicks off festival season! First up is the Ebb & Flow Festival from April 6-8. With good weather, fantastic food, great music, and endless art, you won’t want to miss it. 

This free outdoor festival will have something for everyone. With musicians like Amanda ShawBig Sam’s Funky Nation and Opera Louisiane, you’ll be groovin’ all day long. With special activities curated for your little ones, like the Knock Knock Children’s Museum Imagination Playground and GymFitBR’s Ninja Warrior Course, they’ll be entertained for hours. And we can’t possibly forget all the wonderful art that will be present. With a youth art battle, a juried arts market, and two museums open to the public, you could spend all day perusing local art.  

With so many activities going on, attendees are encouraged to download the FlowBR app to navigate all the festival fun. The app will help you customize your Ebb & Flow experience and stay up to date. 

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your folding chair and settle in for a great festival season. Don’t forget to add these other festivals to your list this year. It’s a great time to be in Baton Rouge.  

Flavor of the Week: Crawfish Season is Here!

Grab your plastic tables and roll out the red carpet of newspapers because it’s finally the season all southerners dream of – crawfish season!  

No time to host a boil of your own? Don’t worry, the Capital Region has you covered with several on-the-geaux options. First thing’s first, download The Crawfish App. It’s your onestopshop for every crawfish vendor in the Baton Rouge Area. We’re talking, live, boiled, every option you can think of, they’ve accounted for it.  

Now if you’re looking to have your crawfish in a restaurant setting, there’s no shortage of options. Head to Sammy’s Grill for your traditional tray full, or swing into Elsie’s Plate and Pie for a crawfish hand pie perfect for those of us who can’t wait until dinner to get our crawfish fix. Want just a hint of crawfish fun? Try out some crawfish queso at BRQ Seafood & Barbecue or some crawfish poutine at Fete Au Fete.  

Don’t forget to snap a pic of your boil and tag it with #thinkBR for a chance to be featured on the BRAC blog. 

Workin’ It: Director of Business Development 

Providence is currently seeking a Director of Business Development to lead its sales team. The Director of Business Development is responsible for leading and growing the business development staff as well as providing weekly reports to the operations leadership on sales team activities. In addition to leading a team, the Director of Business Development will also be asked to manage a team budget, track upcoming leads, develop strategic initiatives to further the team, and more. A bachelor’s degree is required and 10 years of experience in engineering, environmental consulting and/or disaster recovery business development is preferred. Those with government contract experience are encouraged to apply.  

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: Baton Rouge Chef Wins National Award 

Local chefs Charles and Lecia Wilford recently returned home to Baton Rouge after showcasing some of their best recipes at the second annual National Black Chef’s Association in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The duo regularly caters in the Baton Rouge Area offering southern staples like smothered turkey wings with white beans and delectable catfish poboysThe pair plans to encourage young chefs in the area to pursue their culinary dreams by opening a local chapter of the National Black Chef’s Association right here in the Capital Region.  

Cooking up delicious food while making a difference, that is 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

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