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.
Quality education is a challenge. It seems like many of our schools are losing ground, as public funding for education is being cut. At the same time, there’s a greater emphasis on alternatives to the traditional school system and an increased interest in things that helps us think outside the box.
Ashley Heard has spent a lot of time thinking about non-traditional education and the charter school system. Her firm, Ashley Heard Consulting, specializes in helping nonprofit organizations that provide educational services, like charter schools, with fundraising, business development and strategic planning. Ashley’s clients include The Emerge Center for autism, Greater Baton Rouge HOPE Academy and the Sothern University Alumni Association.
Missy Couhig is owner of The Conundrum, an independent bookstore in the heart of St. Francisville that has become something of an intellectual and literary hub. The Conundum not only sells books but has become a meeting place for the community, hosting local and traveling authors, story times for smaller book lovers, and book festivals.
Stephanie Riegel hosts an educational conversation into the educational alternatives in Baton Rouge and environs.