Look out Louisiana, we just got a new music festival, and it’s gonna be HOT. Flambeau Festival 2017 features a lineup of country and classic rock superstars, like Hank Williams Jr., Sam Hunt and Lynyrd Skynyrd.  And when it’s time to take a break from rockin’ out to “Body Like A Back Road” and “Free Bird,” you can stuff your bellies with some downright delicious southern cuisine and try tastings from local craft breweries, distilleries and wineries. Just thinking about it has already got us singing. On October 7 and 8, you can catch these artists and great eats at Ascension Fields at Lamar Dixon in Gonzales. Get your tickets now, we’ve already got ours!

Flavor of the Week: Smallcakes Cupcakery

We’ve got a sweet tooth and we know just the spot to find a cure – Smallcakes Cupcakery. Putting a twist on the classic cupcake, the team at Smallcakes is pumping up the volume with fancy cupcake creations like Chocolate Snowball, Strawberry Rita and Chicken & Waffles. With flavors like that, we know you are already grabbing for your keys, but don’t leave just yet… it gets even better. Smallcakes also offers yummy house made ice cream INFUSED with their cupcake flavors! And the best part is you don’t have to decide between a cupcake or ice cream, just order the cupcake smash – two scoops of ice cream in between a cupcake. Oh, be still our hearts! 

Go grab a cupcake (or two), snap a pic and share with us for a chance to be featured on our blog.

Workin’ It: Copywriter

An area organization is hiring a copywriter to dream up big ideas and flawlessly execute projects for clients. This position works throughout the entire creative process of projects from initial concepts to finishing touches. This seasoned copywriter should have experience in broadcast, digital video, web and print. The organization is asking for candidates to have a minimum of 5-10 years’ experience at an ad agency, production company or creative shop and examples of previous work. 

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: A Helping Hand for Louisiana Families

In Baton Rouge, through thick and thin, we are always willing to offer a helping hand. And just last week, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) extended its hand to help many families, not just in Baton Rouge, but to all of Louisiana. 

BRAF announced the launch of a free interactive website – La.ExceptionalLives.org – providing “how-to” guides and a resource directory with details about more than 1,000 resources specifically for families learning to maneuver life with children who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. The website is part of a project in collaboration between the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation and BRAF to improve autism services in the Capital Region.  

As the project grew and it became clearer that the resource was needed statewide, the platform was expanded to reach a larger audience and ultimately help more of our neighbors. Providing a helpful resource with a selfless cause, 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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