'Business Report' planner: Livingston chamber hosts business expo and job fair … EBR Teacher of the Year Awards to be announced at reception … Academic Distinction Fund talks early childhood education ROI
Tuesday — The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce Business & Community Expo 2012 takes place at Forrest Grove Plantation, 8743 Stephenson Dr., in Denham Springs, from 3 to 7 p.m. Food vendors will be on hand to offer taste samples from local restaurants; and health care providers throughout the parish, including North Oaks Health System and Our Lady of the Lake, will offer free health screenings. There will also be a job fair with local employers, and the parish's new comprehensive master plan will be presented to gather input. The public is invited, and there is no charge to attend. For more information click here.
Tuesday — The East Baton Rouge Parish School System will hold its annual Teacher of the Year Awards Reception at the Instructional Resource Center, 1022 S. Foster Dr., beginning at 4:30 p.m. Each educator named Teacher of the Year at his or her school will be recognized, and the system's top teachers at each of three levels (elementary, middle and high school) will be named the district's Teachers of the Year. For more information, call 226-2273.
Wednesday — The Academic Distinction Fund hosts Frances Campbell, senior scientist with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series 2012. Campbell will discuss findings of a 30-year study on early childhood education, and its return on investment, at the Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Check-in is at 2 p.m., with the program to take place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Registration is available here.
For the full list of upcoming events, click here.
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