Live Capitalized: Mommin’ Ain’t Easy

Get ready to celebrate the matriarch of your family this weekend, because Mother’s Day is almost here. Panicking about last minute gift ideas? Don’t fret! We’ve got fun events and gifts ready for the taking: 

  • Treat mom to a shopping spree at Mother’s Day at the Market in French Settlement. This free event has a variety of vendors and even offers refreshments and live music to listen to as you shop. 
  • Speaking of treats… try out a cookie decorating class courtesy of Jackie’s Sweet Shapes. They’ll be whipping up Mother’s Day themed cookies while sipping on delicious drinks from Light House Coffee. 
  • Enjoy a little dinner theatre with mom at Red Magnolia Theatre Company’s production of Motherhood Out Loud while sipping margaritas at Mestizo. 

Flavor of the Week: The Art of Batch Baking

Do you have a sweet tooth that demands cookies, cakes and confectionaries? Sarah Gardner knows the feeling. She took her sweet tooth and turned it into Batch Baking Company. Sarah specializes in small batch cooking perfect for birthday parties, holidays, small events and more. You can taste Sarah’s concoctions at the Hot Art Cool Nights event this weekend, or at one of the local farmer’s markets this month. Check out all the sweets Sarah’s been cooking up at @batchbakingco on Instagram.  

Get a pic of your favorite sweet treat and tag it with #thinkBR for a chance to be featured on the BRAC blog. 

Workin’ It: Human Resources System Business Analyst

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is seeking a Human Resources System Business Analyst to maintain the overall human capital management system and other human resources related systems. The HR System Business Analyst is responsible for providing project management assistance, as well as maintaining system documentation and running point on all phases of the HR systems lifecycle. A bachelor’s degree in business administration or computer science or four years of related work experience is required. A minimum of five years of systems analysis 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 

My Baton Rouge: Put a Little PEP in Your Step

Local young professional organization Forum 35 is kickstarting another year of its Public Education Project, fondly known as PEP. PEP is an initiative of Forum 35’s Service Pillar designed to provide an area school with young professional volunteers for a year-long service partnership. In past years, Forum 35 has helped local schools revitalize playgrounds, assist with after-school activities, plant gardens for the students, and so much more. 

Forum 35 is currently accepting applications from area public or charter schools to participate in PEP and looking for other young professionals to join its PEP committee to help plan the year ahead. Interested schools and volunteers can find more information at 

Young professionals enhancing the local school environment, 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 

Out on the Town

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

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