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Gimme a “V,” gimme an “O,” gimme a “T,” gimme an “E!” VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! November may be the height of football season, but it’s also election time. And we think that’s something we should cheer for! 

Ready to perform your civic duty but need a little more info? Well, the Secretary of State’s office has the best resource for you – Geaux Vote. It provides all registered Louisiana voters with the information they need to rock the vote, including voting locations, sample ballots, election dates and more.  

When should you vote? NOW. Early voting started October 23 and will run until October 30, excluding Sunday, October 28. Election day is Tuesday, November 6. So, get out and VOTE!

Flavor of the Week: Soups to Warm Your Soul

It’s that time of year again… the coveted few weeks when the temperature drops below 80 degrees, (maybe even below 70 if we’re lucky), and you finally feel it’s acceptable to put on your favorite fall sweater. And what screams fall weather more than a big hearty bowl of soup?  

If you’re looking for a delicious feel-good food, head to Parrain’s for a bowl of crab and corn bisque. We promise you’ll leave with a full stomach (and a full heart). If you’re looking for a more out-of-the-box option, we suggest The Hangover bowl from Umami. This ramen concoction is as big as your head and offers just enough kick to warm you all the way down to your toes. Other classics include tortilla soup from Papi’s Fajita Factory in Watson or the tried and true soup of south Louisiana – gumbo from Dempsey’s 

What’s your favorite soup in the Capital Region? Tag your eats with #thinkBR for a chance to be featured on our blog.

Workin’ It: Innovate with IBM

IBM is seeking forward-thinking innovators to join its team in Baton Rouge. The information technology company is currently hiring for entry-level and experienced professional positions. Individuals interested in analytics, enterprise applications, interactive experience and mobile, or application development are encouraged to look at the opportunities available at the Baton Rouge Client Innovation Center. IBM prides itself on being an organization that provides learning opportunities on the job as well as challenging project work, including supporting technical solutions for the world’s leading companies. If looking for a rewarding career, IBM could be the place for you. 

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: The Baton Rouge Entrepreneur

Baton Rouge is a place where moonshot ideas become reality. Courtney Scott, a local entrepreneur and young professional, knows that story all too well. Courtney has embraced Baton Rouge’s resources in her many roles including being an entrepreneur, marketing and business strategist, local radio host, and media storyteller.  

Courtney’s life in downtown Baton Rouge has put her in the center of it all. She’s constantly ready to make connections, meet new people, and put the Capital Region on the map. One of her favorite initiatives is beBATONROUGE, a media platform that profiles the city through an urban lens. Courtney regularly highlights her favorite city on her radio show “Hustle in the City” on Cumulus Media Q106.5. Her advice to those wanting to get the most out of this city? “Step outside of the norm and explore different parts of Baton Rouge and talk to strangers.” 

Learn more about how Courtney is making waves in the Capital Region on the BRAC blog 

A city that supports all your wildest dreams, 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

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