Sunny

With temperatures rising before our eyes we’re always looking for ways to beat the heat. Here are a few ways you can cool down this summer: 

  • Cannonball! Visit one of the numerous water parks in the Capital Region for an afternoon of splashing around. Have a little one? Visit the Jambalaya Park Pool in Gonzales for children’s swim lessons throughout the summer. Looking for something a little more adventurous? Burn off some energy at Liberty Lagoon where you can try out the Shockwave, a two-person surfing simulator that brings gnarly waves right to Baton Rouge.  
  • Cool off with a cold (and nutritious) juice from The Big Squeezy. Offering a wide array of cold-pressed juices, you can cool down with a Big Squeezy juice while also getting important nutrients to keep you up and running even when the heat is too much to handle. Check out their newest location at White Star Market! 
  • Too hot for outdoor activities? Bring the family to Knock Knock Children’s Museum. The museum has 18 interactive Learning Zones for the little ones. The museum will also host its inaugural Duck Derby on Saturday, June 9. The best part is all the proceeds benefit the museum! 
  • Best way to beat the heat? Just skip it entirely. Instead of playing outside during the hottest part of the day, save your outdoor festivities for nighttime. Our favorite nighttime activity is the East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s Movies at Main events. You can head over to the Goodwood library every Friday night in June for a fun family movie night. 

Flavor of the Week: 1st Annual Baton Rouge Oyster Fest

Dust off your shuckers! Jolie Pearl will host Baton Rouge’s first annual Oyster Fest on Saturday, June 30. The festival will be held downtown where guests can enjoy oyster shucking competitions, an oyster cook-off and, most excitingly, an oyster eating competition. Music will be bumping all day long with performances by The Spin Doctors, Werewolf, Parish County Line and Dirty Dozen Brass Band. 

No matter how you like your oysters cooked, this event is bound to be delicious.  

Be sure to tag pictures of your shiny shells with #thinkBR for a chance to be featured on our blog. 

Workin’ It: Business Development Coordinator

ISC Constructors is currently seeking a business development coordinator to provide comprehensive, professional, programmatic and administrative support to the company’s Business Development team. The business development coordinator reports to the vice president of business development but supports the entire Business Development and Marketing team.  

The key responsibilities of the business development coordinator are to develop and maintain databases, manage calendars and contacts, coordinate travel arrangements, assist with correspondence and report preparation, as well as ensure required confidential reports are submitted as required. The ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s degree with experience supporting multiple high-level executives, excellent communication skills, and high attention to detail. 

Does this sound like a job for you? For more information, email talent@brac.org 

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: Our Very Own Doogie Howser

Local prodigy Elijah Precciely received a full scholarship to Southern University a few weeks ago. What makes that so special? Elijah is 11 years old. The homeschooled Baton Rouge native has been filled with excitement about learning from a young age. He started asking his mom about the skeletal system and tax law when he was only 3.  

Elijah plans to study mechanical engineering through the honors college on a full scholarship. He has already taken classes at Southern University, so he will enter the university as a sophomore.  

Homegrown brilliance, 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

  • Movies at Main: Beauty and the Beast, June 8, pack your picnic blankets and lawn chairs for a free movie night at the East Baton Rouge Main Library 
  • Louisiana Sports Festival, June 9, head to this multi-sport festival which will bring athletes together at one venue for a full weekend of fun, challenge and camaraderie 
  • Dino Day 2018, June 16, unearth dinosaurs at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum 
  • 2nd Annual Rock’n the Bayou Concert, June 16, dance the day away at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center at this 70’s and 80’s rock show 

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