Live Capitalized: Here Comes Summer

Now that warm weather is officially upon us, it’s time to discover the many ways to have a fun and safe socially distant summer! 

    • Strap on your hiking boots and hit the trails. Visit the ever popular Tunica Hills for a peaceful hike, explore the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens, or visit Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center for an easy, nature-filled trail. 
    • Schedule some “tee time” at one of the area’s many golf courses. The Bluffs in St. Francisville offers a diverse 18hole course, Copper Mill in Zachary offers a “links style” course, and BREC offers a variety of courses throughout the Capital City. 
    • Take your bike (or one of the Gotcha bikes placed around BR) out for a spin. If you are looking for cityscape views, check out the Downtown Greenway or ride on the levee. If you are looking for an escape into the woods, check out BREC’s mountain bike trails. 

Flavor of the Week: Sweet Summer Snowballs 

Warm Louisiana weather is here, and you know what that means… time to cool down with everyone’s favorite frozen summer treat – snowballs! Many stands have ample outdoor seating, so it’s easy to practice safe social distancing while you enjoy your treat. Check out some of these Capital Region favorites this summer: Olivia’s Snowballs in Denham SpringsSnoMan Snoballs on Perkins Road in Baton RougeSouthern Snowballs LLC in St. Francisville, and L&R’s Sno-Ball Stand in Port Allen. 

Workin’ It: LSU Career Change Scholarship 

LSU Online and Continuing Education is now offering career change scholarships for those looking to shift their career to a growing field such as technology, web design, project management, and othersApplicants can receive more than $1,000 in scholarships to use toward non-credit certificates and micro-credential programs. Apply now! 

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 

My Baton Rouge: Mask Up! 

The Sewing Safe Project, created by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber started out as a way to create medical gowns to keep up with the growing demand in the Baton Rouge Area. Approved materials and patterns are sent to local sewists, and the finished products are delivered to the hospital that requested them. Since Phase One began, the initiative has expanded to create face masks as well.  

Local arts organizations can sew masks and deliver them to the Arts Council in exchange for a stipend to help them continue programming and operations during this unpredictable time. Businesses are encouraged to help this initiative by purchasing masks from the Arts Council for their employees, which are now available on BRAC’s PPE Marketplace. Orders for masks and other PPE can be placed for next day, hands-free pickup in Port Allen. 

Finding new and creative ways to safely work together and protect our community’s arts culture, 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 

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