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.
Technology is taking over so many aspects of our lives, from basic accounting and word processing to retail, even to building custom cabinetry. It can be intimidating and hard to get your mind around, until you understand what computers and robots are all about – and how to make them work for you.
Logan Leger has such an understanding. He is a software engineer and entrepreneur in Baton Rouge, who founded the software development firm New Aperio back in 2010, after a few previous failed attempts at founding internet startups when he was still a student. Today, New Aperio creates and markets apps for the web and for smart phones. In the past seven years their clients have grown both locally and nationwide. New Aperio recently opened an office in Denver, Colorado.
Mike Gennaro is another young entrepreneur, also using technology. Mike designs and builds custom cabinetry through his company, Barndog Mill, which he founded in 2011. Mike uses robotic technology with a CNC (computer numerical control) machine to help make cabinetry, which enables the company to be more efficient, less expensive, and still maintain the standards of beautiful, hand-crafted wooden cabinetry.