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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. 

Incu-Biz

Incu-Biz
May 6, 2016

Baton Rouge has a bustling economy and plenty of entrepreneurs with great ideas, but baton Rouge doesn’t have an ecosystem for entrepreneurs. Whether it’s a culture, a lack of capital, or a little of both, Stephanie's guests on Out to Lunch each have a unique perspective on what it will take to build a better ecosystem for entrepreneurs. Byron Clayton is President and CEO of the Research Park Corporation, which created... Read More »

Nutria Treats, Doggy Day Care and Prosthetics For Pets

Nutria Treats, Doggy Day Care and Prosthetics For Pets
April 29, 2016

Hansel Harlan has taken the hook-fanged scourge of Louisiana's disappearing wetlands and turned it into a dog's best friend. Hansel is the co-founder of Marsh Dog, creators of doggy treats in the form of biscuits and jerky, made out of nutria.  If you think giving your dog nutria treats is a little unusual, meet Niki Hansen. Niki can give your pet a lot more than a unique dog biscuit. Niki is the founder... Read More »

Downtown

Downtown
April 22, 2016

One thing you hear a lot from people who come to Baton Rouge after having been a way for awhile is how different it is. How much the city has grown, improved, and special mention is most often made about the rebirth of downtown and revitalization in other up-and-coming neighborhoods. All this redevelopment didn’t happen by accident. There has been a lot of planning over the past 25 years to bring... Read More »

Traffic

Traffic
April 15, 2016

Whether you live in Baton Rouge, work in Baton Rouge or just pass through Baton Rouge every now and then, you have experienced the Capital Region’s notorious gridlock. Baton Rouge ranks among the very worst mid-sized cities in the nation for traffic congestion. Business leaders last year in a Chamber survey listed traffic as the single-biggest problem facing Baton Rouge. The issue commanded a lot of attention last year during the... Read More »

Sparkling Style

Sparkling Style
April 8, 2016

In the age of Internet shopping, retail is an increasingly difficult way to make a living. When shoppers don’t care if you’re local and, no matter where they live, want current fashion and accessories at a fair price, how does a local business compete? Scott Berg says it starts with service. Scott has other strategies too, and proven successes to back them up. Scott is Baton Rouge Market President of Lee Michaels... Read More »

That New Business Smell

That New Business Smell
April 1, 2016

Many of us have a creative streak, or like to think we do, but for most of us it remains an outlet, a hobby. Some of us, though, have the courage and the determination to turn our creative passion into a business enterprise – even if only a small one. It can be a dream come true, though it’s not without its challenges. Judy Whitney Davis is a Baton Rouge native... Read More »

High Performance

High Performance
March 11, 2016

In 2000, an LSU engineering professor named Kevin Kelly got an idea – to build compact, efficient heat exchangers that would help engines perform better. Today, Mezzo is one of the leading companies in the country in the area of micro tube heat exchanger technology, and the company’s products are used in dozens of applications and across industries – from aerospace to oil and gas to, believe it or not,... Read More »

Head Out On The Highway

Head Out On The Highway
March 4, 2016

If you drive around Baton Rouge, chances are you’ve had your car washed at Benny's Car Wash. The locally owned company has 14 locations around the area and is as well known for its quick oil changes and B Kwik convenience stores as it is for its automated car washes, which can be had for as little as $4. Justin Alford is  a member of the third generation of the Alford... Read More »

Entree-preneur

Entree-preneur
February 26, 2016

South Louisiana is one of the true food capitals of the world, known for both its Creole and Cajun fare, and, more recently, it’s contemporary twist on classic southern dishes. And though New Orleans often gets top billing for its famous restaurants and innovative chefs, Baton Rouge has a growing food scene that is vibrant and exciting in its own right. In fact, Baton Rouge is home to the school that... Read More »

Hollywood South

Hollywood South
February 12, 2016

When the State created the tax incentive program in the early 2000s to attract movie and TV producers to Louisiana, the hope was to turn Louisiana into Hollywood South. 15 years later, more movie and TV shows are shot in Louisiana than in almost any other state in the country. A big chunk of those productions have been filmed in Baton Rouge, at the Celtic Media Centre. Celtic is the... Read More »

Hello, My Name Is...

Hello, My Name Is...
February 5, 2016

We live in a world today where content is king, everyone can be an expert on the Internet, and building your own personal brand is the secret to success in our post-modern digital age. While all of that may be second nature to those who were born during the Clinton presidency, some of us need a little help. That’s where Kenny Nguen and Big Fish Presentations comes in. Kenny is President and... Read More »

What's Your Sign?

What's Your Sign?
January 1, 2016

If you're driving down the highway almost anywhere in this country you're likely going to see a Lamar Billboard. And while you may know  that Lamar is one of Baton Rouge's biggest companies, you might not realize it's also one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the U.S. Lamar has more than 144-thousand billboards in the US, Canada and Peurto Rico and more than $1.8 billion last year in... Read More »

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