You can’t turn a corner in your local neighborhood without seeing a campaign sign. The candidates are ready for election day, but are you? Here are some tips and tricks to make sure you’re in the know:  

  • Make sure you’re registered! For a quick and simple registration, visit the GeauxVote Online Registration System. Just remember you must register at least 20 days before the election! You can also register in person or by mail, but you must do so at least 30 days in advance. The gubernatorial primary election day is Saturday, October 12 and the gubernatorial general election is  Saturday, November 16 (so register today!!) 
  • Can’t make it to the polls on election day? Early voting is available for the gubernatorial primary and general elections at select polling stations. Be sure to check your polling information for early voting, it might be different than your usual spot! 
  • Get informed. There are several non-partisan events going on around the Capital Region to help you get all the information you need before you cast your ballot. Check out Forum 35’s Stump Speech event at Tin Roof Brewing Co. to hear from legislative candidates running to represent Baton Rouge. Looking to learn more about the governor’s race? LSU will host the first gubernatorial debate at the Student Union Theater. 
  • Want to be really prepared? You can pull up your sample ballot tailored to your voting area and have all your selections ready to go before you even make it out to the voter’s booth. 
  • Finally  what we’re really all excited about – the I Voted sticker. Don’t forget to grab yours when you exit the booth! 

Flavor of the Week: Beer Me Biergarten  

Baton Rouge just keeps getting hipper by the minute. The city’s newest beer garden opened last weekend and it’s already the talk of the town. Mid City Beer Garden lives true to its name. It’s hip, fresh, cool, fun, every word you’ve ever used to describe the area. There are over 60 different beers to try as well as cold brew coffee and kombucha on tap. Like any good dive bar, they’ve got tons of great food too. For those who’ve been around long enough to remember Chelsea’s Café, you can grab their famous grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup or step outside the box with a grilled bratwurst, traditional to most biergartens.  

Take a picture of your cold one 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: Local Charter School Featured on CBS Sunday Morning 

Louisiana Key Academy (LKA), a Baton Rouge public charter school for dyslexic students in Louisiana, was featured on CBS Sunday Morning as the leading example in the nation for educating dyslexic students. The school, which opened in 2013 focuses on teaching kids from a young age how to pull words apart and decode them. Louisiana Key Academy is open to all students in the area that suffer from dyslexia regardless of income. The piece featured LKA’s founder Dr. Laura Cassidy, as well as Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz of Yale University, and Cathy Drennan, a professor at MIT.  

Positive educational experiences for all, 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

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