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.
Although we all agree that education is the key to success in so many areas of life, getting an education isn't as straightforward and easy as we'd like. That's why Stephanie Riegel's guests on this edition of Out to Lunch Baton Rouge do what they do.
Nancy Cadwallader is owner of Collegiate Advisory Placement Service, an independent educational consulting firm that helps families find the best educational options for their kids—from elementary all the way through graduate school. The firm also works with families that may have a nontraditional learner and those who need therapeutic programs with counseling support and other resources. The firm was founded in 1984 by Nancy’s mother, the late Adele Williamson. Nancy is a certified education planner, and has been very active in this area for more than three decades now, speaking around the country on college and university campuses.
Sarah Broome, founder and Executive Director of Thrive Academy, makes a return visit to Out to Lunch to catch us up on what is one of Baton Rouge’s most inspiring and impressive charter schools. Sarah founded Thrive in 2012, when she was a very idealistic and passionate 25-year-old teacher, with a class of 20 sixth graders as Baton Rouge’s first boarding school for at-risk students. Today, Thrive Academy has a new campus for its 180 students and has graduated its first class of students.