in baton rouge

Our friends over at 225 Magazine recently published their May edition and it is a doozy! Their articles always give us new ideas of places to explore, people to meet and restaurants to try, but this month’s cover story, 225 Things to do in Baton Rouge, is the ultimate Baton Rouge bucket list. Their staff created the original list back in 2008 and they’ve now updated it to include many of our new favorites.  

Here are our favorites from their list: 

2. Watch a Baton Rouge sunset

26. Visit a dog park with your pooch

36. Grab a scoop from LSU’s Dairy Store

82. Try all the snowballs (see the Flavor of the Week section to see our favorites)

105. Global grocery shopping

129. Stargaze at the Highland Road Observatory

132. Experience Southern’s Human Jukebox during halftime of a home game

150. Street art stroll

179. Shop at the Denham Springs Antique Village

189. Attend Movies and Music on the Lawn (First show is May 18)

And if we may add one more… 226. Tell someone what you love about Baton Rouge

Did you snap a pic while checking out something on the list? If so, add the hashtag #thinkBR for a chance to be featured on BRAC’s Capturing the Community blog series.  

Flavor of the Week: Ice, Ice Baby

Warmer temperatures call for cooler treats, and we’ve got our eyes set on a classic – the snowball. Icy, sugary and totally Insta-worthy, snowballs are the perfect warm weather dessert. Catch us at these Capital Region shops getting our snowball fix: 

  • Cool Delights – With three locations in Baton Rouge, you have no excuse to not drop in at one of Cool Delights’ shops for a quick treat. You can grab a classic flavor and pair it with a bite to eat because this shop offers boudin, tamales, hot dogs and more. 
  • Sweety’s – Located in Denham Springs near Bass Pro, this snowball stand never skimps on syrup and is known to throw in an extra treat for the kiddos.  
  • SnoMan Snowballs – Situated on Burbank Drive, this shop is always drawing a crowd. Stop by and try one of their delicious creations and don’t forget the toppings (we like to add sprinkles)! 
  • Ninja Snowballs – Instead of picking up a bunch of snowballs, ever thought about bringing the snowball stand to the party? With a huge flat screen TV and a 600W stereo, this travelling snowball truck is the perfect addition to any event.  
  • Cool Tiger Ice Snoballs – This gem over on Jones Creek Road might be our favorite since they serve free doggie snoballs for your furry friends. 

Workin’ It: Sales Support Associate

An area insurance organization is seeking a sales support associate to join their team. The primary responsibilities of the sales support associate include planning and executing organization events, administering sales development programs, and coordinating online and internal educational programs.  

The organization’s ideal candidate has a college degree or equivalent experience, prior experience working in an insurance organization, and experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Google Suite products.  

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: Pump it Up!

Ladies, let’s get in formation! Power Pump Girls, Inc. is bringing STRIKE, a women’s conference, to Baton Rouge in August. Jam-packed with workshops, keynote presentations, and break-out sessions, this two-day conference is sure to inspire you to kick that business spirit into overdrive. 

If you can’t make it to STRIKE, check out a few other professional development opportunities in Baton Rouge: 

  • Baton Rouge Area Leadership – BRAC’s year-long program designed to prepare a diverse group of professional for leadership positions in the community. Applications are open until May 31. 
  • Leadership and Lattes – one-hour workshop led by Dima Ghawi where participants network and engage in skills development designed to elevate women in business. Next event is May 25. 
  • Community Leaders Program – LANO’s workshop series focused on building the fundamentals of board service. Applications open June 1.  

Men and women kicking butt and taking names, 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

  • Baton Rouge Funk Fest, May 12, support our community’s music history at this funky festival perfect for the whole family 
  • First Annual Blues HWY 61 Music Festival, May 18-20, at the West Feliciana Sports Park in St. Francisville, enjoy live music, classic car show, carnival rides and more 
  • Family Fit Day 4K, May 19, participate in a family-friendly 4K while supporting local non-profits in Baton Rouge 
  • Soul Food Festival, May 19-20, dine on some delicious Louisiana soul food and listen to music at this festival 

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