OUT TO LUNCH finds Baton Rouge Business Report Editor Stephanie Riegel combining her hard news journalist skills and food background: conducting business over lunch. Baton Rouge has long had a storied history of politics being conducted over meals, now the Capital Region has an equivalent culinary home for business: Mansur’s. Each week Stephanie holds court over lunch at Mansur’s and invites members of the Baton Rouge business community to join her. You can also hear the show on WRKF 89.3FM.
There's an old proverb that says, "If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day but if you teach him to fish you feed him for a lifetime."
Learning something new changes one’s perception of the world and opens so many doors. Being on the teaching end presents opportunities, too.
On this edition of Out to Lunch, Stephanie introduces two entrepreneurs who are creating opportunities through education companies that are teaching clients life changing and life saving skills.
Joey Comeaux is founder and CEO of Cover Six Training Academy. It's based in Church Point and trainis Law Enforcement, Military and First Responders as well as owners of business establishments how to deal with an "active shooter," hostage, or terrorist situation.
At 75,000 square feet, Joey's training facility - a converted Fruit of the Loom factory - uses moveable walls to recreate building layouts such as hospitals, schools, houses, banks and hotels. Since its opening, thousands of law enforcement and first responders have traveled to south Louisiana for their training at Cover Six’s facility. And Joey and his team visit casinos and other businesses to train staff to deal with an occurence of violence on premises.
Less dramatic but no less important or impressive, Peter Ranzino's Learning Sciences is a Baton Rouge based learning and development company that specializes in the deployment of web-based learning environments for its clients and their employees. Those clients include some well-known national companies, such as NBC Sports, Philips 66, Glaxosmithkline, LSU, and the Louisiana State Police.