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.
South Louisiana doesn’t usually get much recognition for being home to IT and biotech talent, but there are impressive start-up businesses you may never have heard of that are turning heads around the country. And beyond.
Casey Roussel is Executive Vice President of Cloud Gavel, a company that is revolutionizing the way law enforcement officers do their jobs. More specifically, Cloud Gavel has created software that streamlines the way officers obtain warrants in the field by enabling them to complete the entire warrant process electronically, without ever having to leave the scene of a crime. The electronic warrant system allows officers to write a bulletin and send it to a judge at the push of a button. The judge then receives an email notification alerting them that there’s a warrant to review, which they can sign or revise and send back all within a matter of minutes. Cloud Gavel is a law enfocement revolution, and it started here in Louisiana.
Dale Pfost is another revolutionary. Dale is CEO of Microbiome Therapuetics, a biotech company that is developing and marketing therapies that help keep you healthy by interacting with the gastrointestinal microbiome. Growing research suggests that a variety of conditions are impacted by the health of your GI microbiome. BiomeBliss, the flagship product of Dale’s company, is a berry flavored preobiotic blend that is made into a drink or spread and is intended to be an addition to your daily eating routine. You can think of BiomeBliss as a way to make sure you have the proper amount of fruits and vegetables in a day, with fewer calories.