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Out to Lunch

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. 

Yes You Can

Yes You Can
September 19, 2019

Teaching skills and imparting knowledge are perhaps the greatest gifts and tools we can give to the young, and the young at heart, hungry to learn. Local Baton Rouge entrepreneurs are coming up with creative ways to turn the act of teaching and educating into small businesses with limitless potential. Jacques Hopkins was an electrical engineer whose desire to be an online entrepreneur led him, five years ago, to walk away... Read More »

Bees and Crickets

Bees and Crickets
September 12, 2019

Agriculture is one of Louisiana’s major industries. But while we know a lot about the rice, sugar cane and cattle farms around the state, there are other types of farms and aspects of farming you may not be so familiar with. For example, bees and crickets! David Fluker is a second gerneration cricket farmer. David owns and operates Fluker Farms, a Port Allen based family farm company that grows live crickets... Read More »

King and Queen Makers: The Power Behind the Power

King and Queen Makers: The Power Behind the Power
September 5, 2019

In politics there are the kings, and then there are the king makers: political consultants who are the power behind the power. In business, it’s not that different. There are the companies, and then there are the consultants, experts and industry associations who lobby on their behalf, help them shape their image, and guide them through crises with messages that will resonate with an increasingly skeptical public in an increasingly divisive... Read More »

Mavenly Bonnecaze

Mavenly Bonnecaze
August 29, 2019

Making it in today’s business environment isn’t about hanging out a shingle and selling lots of widgets. It’s about constantly reinventing yourself, creating your own unique brand and, in some cases, branding yourself as an expert in helping others create their own brand. It’s business 21st century style, and Baton Rougeans are proving themselves adept at playing by the new rules. Cary Bonnecaze is owner of Bonnecaze Absinthe and Home, a... Read More »

Poetry Party

Poetry Party
August 22, 2019

Baton Rouge is home to a lot of budding entrepreneurs. It’s also home to a lot of just plain interesting people, whose companies and careers have propelled them to be creative forces, influencers and advocates for nonprofits, the needy, and doing the right thing in the community. Ava Leavell Haymon is a poet and author of four books who served as Poet Laureate for the state of Louisiana from 2013 –... Read More »

That Was IBM, This is Now

That Was IBM, This is Now
August 15, 2019

Though Louisiana isn’t known for its tech community, Silicon Bayou has produced some pretty impressive tech companies over the years. One of the most impressive is a nationwide industry leader, Watch Systems. Mike Cormaci is president and co-founder of the nearly 20-year-old IT company that is well known to law enforcement agencies around the country because of its flagship product, Offender Watch, a sexual offender management and community notification software used... Read More »

The Wedding Show

The Wedding Show
August 8, 2019

In 2018, the U.S. wedding industry was worth an estaimted $75 Billion. The average wedding set the happy couple, or their parents, back by a whopping $44,000. That's nearly double the average cost of a just a year or two earlier. But, for every action there's an opposite and equal reaction. Today, brides are balking at spending big money on weddings. And savvy entrepreneurs are finding ways to make the special... Read More »

Education 2019

Education 2019
August 1, 2019

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... Read More »

Crime

Crime
July 25, 2019

Crime is one of the biggest problems facing Baton Rouge at the moment.  In 2017, the city had one of the highest murder rates on a per capita basis in the country. It’s a problem that’s holding the community back, and affecting economic development. But efforts are under way to address the crime and the systemic problems that are causing it, especially in  the most impoverished areas of our community.   Rinaldi... Read More »

Building A Better Oyster

Building A Better Oyster
July 18, 2019

Seafood is something we do well here in south Louisiana. We’re fortunate to be blessed with an abundance of mollusks, crustaceans and fin fish that not only keep our local population well fed but have enabled Louisiana cooks and chefs to be recognized around the world for their culinary exploits. So you might think there’s not much room for improvement. But you would be wrong. Stephanie's guests on Out to Lunch... Read More »

The Ever-Changing Healthcare Local Landscape

The Ever-Changing Healthcare Local Landscape
July 11, 2019

The rising cost of health care is one of the biggest challenges facing Americans today. Between 1996 and 2015, health care spending in the United States rose over a trillion dollars. And there is no end to this trend in sight. Locally, businesses and patients certainly feel the pressure. So do insurers and providers who are trying to innovate and find ways to keep costs down while remaining competitive and... Read More »

Capital Region Conscious Capitalism

Capital Region Conscious Capitalism
July 4, 2019

Conscious capitalism has become a popular buzzword around the country. It refers to companies and businesspeople who are about more than making money – they're about making a difference. Like Dave Treppendahl, right here in Baton Rouge. Dave is a real estate broker in the Baton Rouge area with NAI/Latter and Blum and has more than three decades experience in the commercial real estate sector. But over the past year, Dave... Read More »

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