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.
It’s cool enough to have one successful entrepreneur in a family. What happens when you have two? Stephanie's guests on this edition of Out to Lunch have a unique perspective on the topic of love and business.
Greg Milneck is president and owner of Digital FX, which produces commercials and feature films, as well as post production work for the movie and TV industry. The company also rents equipment and leases out its 15,000-square-foot LEED certified studio for film and video shoots. Greg founded the company nearly 30 years ago, and in the decades since it has been involved in hundreds of projects including some of the big budget films that have been shot here in Louisiana, and it’s racked up dozens of awards.
Anne Milneck, is the owner of Red Stick Spice Company, which sells spice blends, loose teas, small portions of freshly ground exotic spices, oils and vinegar from its story on Jefferson Highway in Mid City. Anne is a writer and professionally trained chef, and Greg's wife. Anne bought the Red Stick Spice Company from its original owners in 2012. Since then she has grown the company, expanded its product line, relocated to a new, bigger and more visible and is planning to open a barista-run tea bar serving cups of its inhouse tea brand.