Get a little Mardi Gras in your life with one of the many parades gracing Baton Rouge over the next two weeks. With family-friendly (and not-so-family-friendly) parades, there is something for everyone to enjoy this Mardi Gras season.  

  • Friday, February 14: Kick off the Mardi Gras season with some girl power! Join Baton Rouge’s first and only all-female krewe during the Krewe of Artemis Parade. The parade rolls at 7 p.m. and will be fun for all ages. 
  • Saturday, February 15: As the oldest krewe in Baton Rouge, the Krewe of Mystique is celebrating its 40th year of family-friendly fun with their parade rolling at 2 p.m. 
  • Sunday, February 16: Mid City Gras Parade will be rolling down North Boulevard at 1 p.m, beginning at 19th Street and ending at Foster Drive.  
  • Friday, February 21: The Krewe of Southdowns is turning back time to the roaring ‘20s for its 33rd annual parade, rolling at 7 p.m. Children and pets are welcome, so bring the whole family out to enjoy. 
  • Saturday, February 22: Visit the Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival in the North Boulevard Town Square from 10 a.m. to p.m. The free event will have a wide variety of entertainment and delicious foods. 
  • Saturday, February 22: Celebrate the colorful Krewe of Spanish Town Parade as floats zigzag through Downtown Baton Rouge spreading joy and pink feathers. 

Flavor of the Week: Oh, the Pastabilities are Endless! 

Too Saucy Pasta Bar offers a casual and customizable pasta dining experience. Rather than creating a sit-down, more expensive restaurant, Too Saucy wanted to create a dining experience where people could grab a quick and delicious meal during their busy days. The pasta is customizable from the noodles and sauce to the vegetables and protein. Too Saucy also has a completely customizable salad bar for guests looking to eat healthy as well as an “impasta” substitute of zucchini noodles instead of traditional noodles. 

Snap a picture of your pastability of pasta and tag it with #thinkBR for a chance to be featured on the BRAC blog. 

Workin’ It: Gallagher Producer 

Gallagher is hiring a producer who will be responsible for producing new business and servicing existing accounts. The person in this position will develop and acquire new service revenue through sales, provide service to clients and manage overall client relationships. A bachelor’s degree with either one year of related experience or participation in Gallagher’s Sales Internship Program or a high school diploma with six years of experience is required.  

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: Forum 35 Rebrands as Forum 225 

After 25 years, the Baton Rouge young professional organization Forum 35 is rebranding itself as Forum 225This change is a result of leadership discussions and internal surveys from the organization about what members would like to see change. With its sights set on providing more leadership and service opportunities to its members, the organization hopes to continue being a positive part of the community bridging the way for Baton Rouge Area young professionals to become community leaders. 

Young professionals focused on bettering the community, 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. 

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