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Some education reform groups have changed who they back in Baton Rouge school board races

September 25, 2022

With the Nov. 8 election day six weeks away, a notable divide has opened up within the Louisiana school reform community about whether to support incumbents on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board or to get behind their challengers. 

BRAC Announces Melissa Bouligny Carter as SVP of Marketing 

September 22, 2022

Baton Rouge, La. (September 22, 2022) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) announced today that Melissa Bouligny Carter has been hired to serve as the organization’s senior vice president of marketing.

Proposed three-part $1.8M program aims to bolster Baton Rouge workforce, tourism

September 21, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A $1.8 million program focused on improving Baton Rouge’s workforce will be in front of the Metro Council Wednesday night for final approval.

Finding workers is Baton Rouge’s biggest economic problem right now, local leaders say

September 20, 2022

The battle for talent continues to dominate strategy discussions for Baton Rouge area businesses, local economic leaders said Tuesday during The Advocate’s Fall Economic Outlook Summit.

Essay: Building a Baton Rouge that competes above its weight class

September 20, 2022

For Business Report’s 40th anniversary edition, we asked nine community leaders and young professionals how Baton Rouge can fulfill its potential as an economically thriving midsized city.

Local executive has spent decades helping nonprofits. He’s 2022’s Golden Deeds Award winner

September 17, 2022

Manship Media executive Ralph Bender, who has dedicated decades of his life to offering financial advice to local nonprofits and volunteering, is the 2022 recipient of the Golden Deeds Award.

JR Ball: What will it take to get the cool kids to eat at Baton Rouge’s table? 

September 16, 2022

For the better part of two decades the siren song of Baton Rouge has been our desire for young, educated professionals to make this place their live-work-play destination of choice, writes Business Report Associate Publisher JR Ball in his new opinion piece.

Baton Rouge used to land big concerts. The River Center wants to bring them back.

September 15, 2022

When the Riverside Centroplex opened in 1977, one of the first acts to perform in the arena was KISS, then at the height of its popularity.

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