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Tuesday: Mayor Kip Holden's Office, AARP and the U.S. Small Business Administration host an event to match seniors with mentors for advice about how to start or grow a business. The free event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Get complete details and register to attend.

'Business Report' planner: Mentor-matching for entrepreneurs 50 and older is Tuesday … John Valentino talks Burning Man at Creative Louisiana on Friday … Lace up for Corporate Cup Saturday

Tuesday: Mayor Kip Holden's Office, AARP and the U.S. Small Business Administration host an event to match seniors with mentors for advice about how to start or grow a business. The free event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Get complete details and register to attend.
Friday: Creative Louisiana meets at the Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive, with guest speaker John Valentino, who will describe the experience of designing, constructing and then burning a world-class piece of art at last year's Burning Man Festival, held in the Nevada desert. The free event begins with networking at 8:30 a.m., followed by the program from 9 to 10 a.m. Register to attend.

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Tuesday: BRAC presents a Tech Tuesday networking event at Tin Roof Brewing Company, 1624 Wyoming St., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free, and there will be complimentary appetizers and cash bar. Register to attend.

'Business Report' planner: Tech Tuesday is at Tin Roof brewery … Public meeting on Hooper Road widening project to be held in Central … Leaders With Vision hosts forum on EBR schools

Tuesday: BRAC presents a Tech Tuesday networking event at Tin Roof Brewing Company, 1624 Wyoming St., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free, and there will be complimentary appetizers and cash bar. Register to attend.
Tuesday: A public information meeting to discuss the Hooper Road widening project, a part of the city-parish's comprehensive Green Light Plan for roadway improvements, will be held at Central Middle School, 12656 Sullivan Road, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Attendees will get the latest updates on the project, which will see Hooper widened from Blackwater to Sullivan roads, and will have the opportunity to provide feedback.

'Business Report' planner: New Central officials to address Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon … FHL Lunch and Learn Lecture focuses on history of LSU North Gate area … 'Washington Post' VP to deliver keynote at PAR annual conference

Tuesday: Newly-elected Central City officials will be guest speakers of the Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish's Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon, which begins with a 11:30 a.m. reception at Café Américain, 7521 Jefferson Hwy. Lunch is $15, payable to the restaurant.
Tuesday: The Foundation for Historical Louisiana hosts a Lunch and Learn Lecture featuring Clarke Cadzow, owner of Highland Coffees and head of the North Gate Merchants Association, beginning at noon at the Old Governor's Mansion, 502 North Blvd. Cadzow will discuss the history and architecture of the North Gate area near LSU, which has been home to over 450 businesses since the 1920s. Attendees are invited to bring their own lunches. No cost for FHL members; $10 for guests. Pre-register by phone at 387-2464.

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Tonight: Mayor Kip Holden's Small Business Opportunity Program continues its Next Level Training series for small businesses with a free workshop, "OSHA Compliance for the Construction Industry—Writing Safety Plans," from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Goodwood Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. The program is the third of five planned workshops. Registration is required. Register to attend.

'Business Report' planner: Mayor's Office offers free 'OSHA compliance for construction industry' workshop … New Schools for Baton Rouge president and CEO at BRAC luncheon … Learn about angel investing at Tech Park

Tonight: Mayor Kip Holden's Small Business Opportunity Program continues its Next Level Training series for small businesses with a free workshop, "OSHA Compliance for the Construction Industry—Writing Safety Plans," from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Goodwood Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. The program is the third of five planned workshops. Registration is required. Register.

'Business Report' planner: Lawmakers talk about session at EBR Chamber of Commerce meeting … Learn about Bitcoin at the Louisiana Technology Park … Mayor's Office and Google to help small businesses expand online presence

Tuesday: The Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge will meet to discuss issues in the current legislative session, featuring guests Rep. Brett Geymann, R-Lake Charles; Rep. Barry Ivey, R-Baton Rouge; and Sen. Bodi White, R-Central. The meeting will be held at Café Américain, 7521 Jefferson Highway. The reception begins at 11:30 a.m. and lunch begins at noon. Lunch is $15. Get more details.
Friday: The Louisiana Technology Park hosts a Lunch & Learn event titled "Bitcoin 101: The New Currency Explained" from noon to 1 p.m. at the park, 7117 Florida Blvd. The event is free and lunch is provided, but registration is required. Email Genevieve Silverman to reserve a spot. Get more details.

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'Business Report' planner: Inaugural 'Prospect Baton Rouge' event features wide array of speakers … BP executive presents 'Global Energy Outlook 2035' at energy forum … BRAC annual Shareholder Meeting is Wednesday

Tuesday: The Leadership Greater Baton Rouge Alumni Association hosts the inaugural "Prospect Baton Rouge," a daylong event at the Manship Theatre downtown featuring local speakers who will discuss issues such as local and regional transportation needs, public safety improvements, public education initiatives and economic development. During the afternoon, participants will tour the ExxonMobil plant and visit areas of the city served by the BRAVE initiative. Cost ranges from $100 to $200. The event starts at 7:30 a.m. Get complete details and register to attend.

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Tonight: Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, hosts a town hall meeting to discuss issues related to senior citizens at Azalea Estates Assisted Living and Retirement Community, 2305 South Purpera Ave., in Gonzales, from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

'Business Report' planner: Cassidy hosts town hall for seniors in Gonzales tonight … Mary Ellen Slayter to address BRAC investor luncheon … Hollis and Claitor at Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon

Tonight: Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, hosts a town hall meeting to discuss issues related to senior citizens at Azalea Estates Assisted Living and Retirement Community, 2305 South Purpera Ave., in Gonzales, from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Tuesday: Mary Ellen Slayter, managing director of Reputation Capital Media Services, is guest speaker at BRAC's Monthly Investor Luncheon, which will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hartley/Vey Studio in the Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Cost is $20 for BRAC investors and $30 for guests. Get complete details and tickets.

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'Business Report' planner: Affordable Care Act 101 at Carver library branch Thursday … BRAC's annual Shareholder Meeting has Kenny Neal … Get your tickets for Business Awards & Hall of Fame banquet

Thursday: A free educational session about the Affordable Care Act will be held at the Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St., from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The event, called Affordable Care Act 101, is hosted by Mayor Kip Holden's office, various federally funded health insurance navigators, the Louisiana Primary Care Association and Federally Qualified Health Centers. Get complete details.
March 19: BRAC hosts its annual Shareholder Meeting at L'Auberge Casino & Hotel, 777 L'Auberge Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Baton Rouge bluesman Kenny Neal. Tickets are $50 for BRAC investors and $75 for guests. Tables are also available. Get complete details and tickets.

'Business Report' planner: 2014 Next Level Training series for small businesses continues tonight … Workshop for lenders on small business program is Wednesday … Auld to speak at Creative Louisiana Friday

Tonight: Mayor Kip Holden's Small Business Opportunity Program continues its 2014 Next Level Training Education series with a free workshop called "Community Collaboration—From a Business Perspective," to take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Goodwood Library, 7711 Goodwood Boulevard. Register to attend.
Wednesday: The Louisiana Small Business Development Center hosts a free workshop for lenders about the state's Small Business Loan and Guaranty Program from 9 to 11:15 a.m. at the offices of the Louisiana Bankers Association, 5555 Bankers Ave. Get complete details.

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'Business Report' planner: Tech Tuesday meets at Tech Park … BRAC hosts Capital Region 101 for newcomers … Lunch with Leaders looks at sustainable water policy

Tuesday: BRAC hosts Tech Tuesday, a free networking opportunity for the Baton Rouge area technology community, at the Louisiana Technology Park, 7117 Florida Blvd., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Register to attend.
Wednesday: BRAC hosts Capital Region 101, a half-day event aimed at acquainting newcomers with the Baton Rouge area and current residents. The event takes place at the EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for BRAC investors; $15 for noninvestors and $20 for families. Register to attend.

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'Business Report' planner: Congressional, Central candidates at Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon … Free export training for La. businesses … Affordable Care Act 101 in Zachary

Tuesday: The Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish's Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon will feature some of the candidates vying for the 6th District congressional seat, as well as seats in the April 5 Central municipal elections. Reception begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch and program at noon. The meeting is at Café Américain, 7521 Jefferson Highway. Lunch is $15.
Tuesday: Export 201, a free training workshop for Louisiana businesses on developing and expanding exports, is being held by LABI at its offices, 3113 Valley Creek Drive. For more information and registration contact Marisol Canedo, program director, at (504) 722-7894 or mcanedo50@gmail.com.

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'Business Report' planner: BRAC luncheon has Kistler of Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute … Louisiana Video Gaming Association holds annual convention … DBA luncheon to focus on office ergonomics

Tuesday: BRAC's monthly investor luncheon features guest speaker Robin Kistler, director of executive education with LSU's Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute. The meeting takes place at The Gallery at Manship Theatre downtown from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $20 for BRAC investors; $30 for guests. Register to attend.

TEDxLSU announces speakers

TEDxLSU returns this March for its second go-round and organizers announced today six of the 16 speakers slated to give "the talk of their lives" in Baton Rouge.

Faces of Old South

A Day of Service event Monday at Expressway Park helped introduce Baton Rougeans to a neighborhood project that partners residents of Old South Baton Rouge with the Arts Council, Center for Planning Excellence, BREC and others.

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'Business Report' planner: Cassidy, Graves discuss market-based solutions to environmental challenges … 'Small Business Education Series Kickoff' is at Southern on Saturday … Small business legal strategies the focus of 2014 Next level Trainin

Tuesday: The Pelican Institute for Public Policy hosts a luncheon featuring Rep. Bill Cassidy and Garret Graves, chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, who will participate in a panel discussion on "market-based solutions to Louisiana's environmental challenges." The luncheon will be held at Juban's, 3739 Perkins Road, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $25. Get complete details and tickets.

Todd Mitchell

"I always wanted to work in the music/record/event business in one way or another," says Todd Mitchell. The professed lover of live entertainment began his tenure as general manager of the Baton Rouge River Center in 2007 at age 34, when he was already a seasoned professional. Previously, he had risen to the post of manager at Kansas City's former Kemper Arena, where he gravitated to the producing side of the live event business. On arrival at the Centroplex, he was ready to assume the diverse roles his job entails: "I am consistently part concert promoter, meeting planner, performing arts director, convention planner, media planner and operations manager." Mitchell is actually an employee of SMG, a worldwide venue management group, which the city-parish hired to run the River Center. His initial aim, of booking as much business as he can, hasn't changed, he says. And, understandably, he views producing the U.S. Bowling Congress Tournament 2012 as one of his greatest achievements.

Imagine Your Parks: The Sequel

Nine years after BREC's first “Imagine Your Parks” strategic plan was set into motion, the parish parks system now boasts 12 new community parks, five dog parks, skateboarding amenities, a conservation area, the beginning stages of a parish-wide trails system and more.

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'Business Report' planner: Maness, Joffrion guest speakers of Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon … LABI hosts discussion on 'Louisiana Women in the Global Economy' … City of St. George proponents, Council members to discuss incorporation

Tuesday: The Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish's Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon will feature guest speakers Col. Rob Maness, a Republican in the U.S. Senate race, and Americans for Prosperity Louisiana Director Phillip Joffrion. The meeting will be held at Café Américain, 7521 Jefferson Highway, beginning with an 11:30 a.m. reception, with lunch and the program to begin at noon. Lunch is $15.

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Business Report' planner: BREC superintendent to address BRAC luncheon … Affordable Care Act educational session taking place at Greenwell Springs library … LABI kicks off annual meeting events with discussion on La. women and the global econo

Tuesday: Carolyn McKnight, BREC superintendent, is guest speaker at BRAC's monthly investor luncheon at the Shaw Center downtown from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $20 for BRAC investors and $25 for guests, which includes lunch. Get complete details and register to attend.
Thursday: A free educational sessional about the Affordable Care Act will be held at the Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library, 1300 Greenwell Springs Road, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The event is hosted by Mayor Kip Holden's office, various federally funded health insurance navigators, the Louisiana Primary Care Association and Federally Qualified Health Centers.

'Business Report' planner: Workshop on starting, financing a business is Wednesday … LABI hosts seminar on international trade

Wednesday: The Louisiana Small Business Development Center hosts a free seminar on starting and financing a business at the Louisiana Technology Park, 7117 Florida Blvd., from 10 a.m. to noon. Get more details and register to attend.
Thursday: LABI hosts a free seminar on international trade at its offices, 3113 Valley Creek Drive, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get complete details and register to attend.

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Tuesday: BRAC's monthly investor luncheon will feature WBRZ meteorologist Pat Shingleton, who will discuss the Pat's Coats for Kids coat donation project. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. with a networking session, to be followed by the luncheon and program at noon. The meeting is at the seventh-floor offices of Kean Miller in II City Plaza, 400 Convention St. Cost is $15 for BRAC investors, $20 for guests, and includes lunch. Register to attend.

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'Business Report' planner: EBR Chamber has Henagan as guest speaker … Shingleton talks Pat's Coats for Kids at BRAC luncheon

Tuesday: The Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge holds its monthly meeting at Café Americain, 7521 Jefferson Highway, beginning with an 11:30 a.m. reception and followed by a noon luncheon. Hank Henagan will speak on how to succeed and prosper using Biblical principles as the foundation of your company. The cost of the luncheon is $15, payable to the restaurant.
Dec. 3: BRAC's monthly investor luncheon will feature WBRZ meteorologist Pat Shingleton, who will discuss the Pat's Coats for Kids coat donation project. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. with a networking session, to be followed by the luncheon and program at noon. The meeting is at the seventh-floor offices of Kean Miller in II City Plaza, 400 Convention St. Cost is $15 for BRAC investors; $20 for guests, including lunch. Register to attend.

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'Business Report' planner: Smart Growth Summit runs through Wednesday … Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week has events through Friday … LWV hosts panel discussion on Common Core

Today-Wednesday: The Center for Planning Excellence presents the eighth annual Smart Growth Summit, with a number of events planned to take place at the Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts. See the full list of events and register to attend.
Today-Friday: Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week returns with a wide range of events at locations across the city. See the full schedule of events and register to attend.

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'Business Report' planner: Tony Perkins talks U.S.-Middle East policy at Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon … Seminar on Affordable Care Act offered for small businesses … John Georges to address LSU Breakfast to Business event

Tuesday: Tony Perkins, the former state representative and current Family Research Council president who was recently appointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement, will speak about U.S. policy in the Middle East at the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon scheduled for noon at Café Américain, 7521 Jefferson Highway. Perkins has just returned from a week-long trip to Israel that he organized for members of Congress. Lunch is $15.
Friday: The Louisiana Small Business Development Center and the Louisiana Healthcare Education Coalition host a seminar for small businesses about the Affordable Care Act from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Louisiana Technology Park, 7117 Florida Blvd. Call 578-8406 for more details.

Smart Growth Summit: Why you should care

In a city and state that seem perpetually on the verge of something big, the Louisiana Smart Growth Summit gets people talking about how to do it the right way.

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'Business Report' planner: Together Baton Rouge launches 'Alliance Schools' … SBA hosts outreach session for small businesses in honor of Veterans Day … Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week returns

Tuesday: Together Baton Rouge launches its new "Alliance Schools" strategy at a noon gathering at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. Get complete details.
Thursday: The U.S. Small Business Administration's Louisiana District Office presents a Small Business Outreach Session in honor of Veterans Day. The session will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the American Red Cross, 4655 Sherwood Commons Blvd. Networking and registration begin at 8 a.m. Topics include financing and GSA. The event is free and open to the public. Get complete details.

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'Business Report' planner: Job Fair Tuesday gives priority to veterans … Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge dedicates monthly meeting to networking … Construction & Engineering Expo is Friday

Tuesday — Nearly 70 employers will participate in a job fair hosted by the Mayor's Baton Rouge Business and Career Solutions Center at the Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave., from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The first two hours of the job fair is reserved for veterans who are seeking employment. The doors will open to the general public beginning at 11 a.m. For additional information, contact either Bob Hartman at 922-1320 or Rhartman@lwc.la.gov, or Kenny Lynch at 358-4593 or Klynch@lwc.la.gov.
Tuesday: — The Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge hosts a networking session at its monthly meeting at Café Américain, 7521 Jefferson Highway, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is $15. Get more details.

This is Halloween

With Halloween coming up, Baton Rouge has already started celebrating with pumpkin patches, mazes, parties and more. Here's a rundown of events happening this week and onward as you get in the mood for a good scare, plus a playlist of Halloween party-ready tunes!

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'Business Report' planner: Louisiana Business Symposium has Reddit co-founder, annual economic forecast … One of '50 Most Powerful Women' addresses BRAC breakfast … Tickets available for upcoming Governor's Technology Awards

Wednesday — Alexis Ohanian, best known for co-founding the social news site Reddit in 2005, will serve as the keynote speaker of the Innovation & Technology Breakfast. The breakfast kicks off the Louisiana Business Symposium, which will also feature Business Report's Top 100 Luncheon, with a keynote address by economist Loren Scott. Both events are at the Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast, with the program to run from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Tickets are $20. The luncheon will run from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., with doors to open at 11:15 a.m. Tickets are $45. Tables can be reserved for both events. Get tickets.

'Business Report' planner: Tech Tuesday is at The Pelican House … Republican strategy on tap for discussion … Reddit co-founder to deliver keynote at Innovation & Technology Breakfast

Tuesday — Tech Tuesday, a networking series for the Baton Rouge area technology community, holds a social from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Pelican House, 2572 Citiplace Court. Register to attend.
Tuesday — A panel discussion at The Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon will focus on the Republican strategy in the upcoming Senate race. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. at Café Américain, 7521 Jefferson Highway. Lunch is $15.

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'Business Report' planner: BRAC investor luncheon has tips for talking to reporters … Chief Justice Johnson addresses Baton Rouge Bar Association … Capital Region 101 welcomes newcomers on Saturday

Tuesday — BRAC's monthly investor luncheon features Brad Lambert, a specialist in media and crisis communication at Harris, DeVille & Associates, who will speak about communicating with reporters and how to release critical or controversial information to the media. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. and conclude by 1 p.m. in the seventh floor offices of Kean Miller in II City Plaza, 400 Convention St. Cost is $15 for BRAC investors and $20 for non-investors, including lunch. Register to attend.

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'Business Report' planner: LSU geology and geophysics professor talks Bayou Corne sinkhole on Tuesday … 'Internationalization and Education: Breaking Boundaries' is Wednesday … Learn how to give a top notch presentation on Thursday

Wednesday — LSU will host the "Internationalization and Education: Breaking Boundaries" daylong forum, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Holliday Forum of the LSU Journalism Building on campus. The session is free and open to the public. The symposium brings together scholars from across the globe to examine the implications of the intersections of globalization and education. Get complete details.

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'Business Report' planner: Hiring Our Heroes is at River Center Tuesday … Recovery School District on Leaders With Vision menu Thursday … 'Red to the Roots Tour' stops in Capital Region Friday

Tuesday — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes workshop takes place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Baton Rouge River Center, 275 South River Road. Presented by the University of Phoenix, the free workshop is for veterans and other military job seekers. Get complete details and register to attend.
Thursday — Leaders With Vision discusses the Recovery School District at Drusilla Seafood, 3482 Drusilla Lane. Doors open at 11 a.m., with the program to begin at noon and conclude at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 for members; $25 for guests, including lunch. Tables of eight may be purchased for $200. Get complete details and reserve your spot.

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'Business Report' planner: Movies, economic development on tap at BRAC investor luncheon … 6th annual public charter school association conference is at Crowne Plaza … U.S. chamber president in Baton Rouge for breakfast Friday

Tuesday — Greg Milneck, founder of Digital FX, and Liza Kelso, assistant director of the Baton Rouge Film Commission, are guest speakers of BRAC's monthly investor luncheon, to be held at the offices of Kean Miller in II City Plaza, 400 Convention St. The event begins with an 11:30 a.m. networking session, with the program to follow from noon to 1 p.m. Cost is $15 for BRAC investors, and $20 for guests, including lunch. Register to attend.

'Business Report' planner: Community gets opportunity to chime in on Baton Rouge Achievement Zone schools this week … Sen. Vitter and Rep. Cassidy invite high school students to attend Service Academy Day on Saturday

Wednesday — The Recovery School District and Baton Rouge Achievement Zone Advisory Board holds a community meeting to discuss priorities for Baton Rouge Achievement Zone schools from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the S.E. Mackey Center, 6534 Ford St. The RSD will share its vision for transforming schools in the achievement zone and ask the community to provide its input concerning priorities for it.
Thursday — The Recovery School District and Baton Rouge Achievement Zone Advisory Board holds a community meeting to discuss priorities for Baton Rouge Achievement Zone schools from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 4000 Gus Young Ave. The RSD will share its vision for transforming schools in the achievement zone and ask the community to provide its input concerning priorities for it.

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Cultural calendar

Stabbed in the Art (first Friday every month)
facebook.com/stabbedintheart
Louisiana Marathon (mid Jan.)
thelouisianamarathon.com
Jewish Film Festival (mid Jan.)
brjff.com
Surreal Salon Soiree (late Jan.)
batonrougegallery.org
Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade (early March)
spanishtownmardigras.com
Gas Food Lodging Festival (early March)

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'Business Report' planner: Vitter to speak at Chamber of Commerce Tuesday … Dardenne delivers keynote address to tourism summit Tuesday … Webinar on Affordable Care Act hosted by Louisiana LAN

Tuesday — U.S. Sen. David Vitter will speak at the Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge, addressing issues facing the Senate and the nation and will take questions from the audience. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m., with lunch at noon Tuesday at Café Américain, 7521 Jefferson Hwy.
Tuesday — Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne will deliver the keynote address at the 2013 Lt. Governor's Tourism Summit hosted by the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association. Dardenne's address will take place at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave.

'Business Report' planner: LABI webinar on Affordable Care Act is Wednesday … Annual Louisiana Oil & Gas seminar next week in New Orleans … Louisiana Looking Up to feature Google legal director as keynote

Wednesday — The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry offers a free online webinar for all Louisiana business owners who are preparing for the inevitable changes due to the Affordable Care Act at 10 a.m. Register to participate.
Aug. 28-30 — The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources will host “Louisiana Oil & Gas: From SONRIS to Sunset,” its annual education and training seminar, at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. Oil and gas operators, business and industry professionals, and guests are invited. Continuing education credit opportunities are available for some professions. Registration is $400. Get complete details and register.

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'Business Report' planner: Schedler, Dietzel II and Heck all at Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon … North Baton Rouge Career & Job Fair is Thursday … District attorney at Friday Forum

Tuesday — The Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon features Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler, U.S. congressional candidate Paul Dietzel II and Metro Councilman Ryan Heck. A reception begins at 11:30 a.m., with the program and luncheon to start at noon. Café Américain, 7521 Jefferson Highway. Lunch is $15.
Thursday — Baton Rouge Community College partners with ExxonMobil, Turner Industries, BRAVE, HOPE Ministries, and other industrial and community resource partners to host the second annual North Baton Rouge Career & Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at BRCC's Acadian Campus, 3250 N. Acadian Thruway.

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'Business Report' planner: BRAC investor luncheon … Tech Tuesday … Annual oil and gas seminar in N.O.

Tuesday — Doug Bourgeois of the Louisiana Office of Tourism is guest speaker at the BRAC Monthly Investor Luncheon at the offices of Kean Miller on the seventh floor of II City Plaza, 400 Convention St. The event will begin with networking at 11:30 a.m., with lunch and program to begin at noon. Cost is $15 for BRAC investors, $20 for guests. Register to attend.
Aug. 13 — Tech Tuesday, a networking opportunity for the Capital Region tech community, takes place at Level Up Lab in the Louisiana Technology Park, 7117 Florida Blvd. from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There is no cost. Register to attend.

'Business Report' planner: Tech parks talks intellectual property ... 2013 Fraud & Forensic Accounting Conference kicks off Tuesday ... IT professionals gather at LSU Saturday

Thursday — The Louisiana Technology Park holds its monthly Lunch & Learn on new changes to patent law, featuring Russell Primeaux, Pam Baxter and Devin Ricci from the intellectual property team at Kean Miller. The event is free and lunch will be provided, but registration is required. For more info and to register, email Genevieve Silverman.

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Antiquing with the Roadshow

There are a lot of lines to wait in at Antiques Roadshow. Once past the lobby of the Baton Rouge River Center, you follow a snaking line that looks like a queue for security check at the airport. After that, you come to what the Antiques Roadshow crew calls “triage,” where an initial appraiser looks at your item and determines which appraisal line you'll go to next.

In the surreal garden

Michael Elliott-Smith and his wife Leslie often go out on photography field trips together. They may come back with images of the same places, but their final, surrealist pieces always end up different.

'Business Report' planner: CAUW annual meeting is tonight …Startup Weekend Baton Rouge details coming ... New LSU president and chancellor to speak at Breakfast to Business event

Tonight: — Capital Area United Way hosts its 2013 annual meeting from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the organization's headquarters, 700 Laurel St. You can get more details and RSVP here.
Tonight — Members of the Startup Weekend Baton Rouge organizing team will share information about next month's event from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Pelican House, 2572 Citiplace Court. Complete details can be found here.

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'Business Report' planner: Small business funding workshop in Scotlandville Tuesday … Social media association hosts monthly meeting … Capital Area United Way annual meeting is next week

Tuesday — The Louisiana Small Business Development Center hosts a workshop on securing funding for a small business at the Scotlandville Library, 7373 Scenic Highway, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. You can find more details and register to attend here.
Thursday —The Baton Rouge Social Media Association's July membership meeting will focus on "Your Social Media Toolkit" at the Louisiana Technology Park, 7117 Florida Blvd., beginning at noon. Lunch will be provided. The meeting is free for members and $10 for nonmembers.
July 22: — Capital Area United Way hosts its 2013 annual meeting from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the organization's headquarters, 700 Laurel St. You can get more details and RSVP here.

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'Business Report' planner: Councilman Riviere talks Port Allen politics … OLOL CEO and president to address business-to-business luncheon … Small businesses can get help landing government contracts

Tuesday — Port Allen City Councilman Hugh Riviere is the guest speaker of the Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish's Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon at Café Américain, 7547 Jefferson Highway. A reception will begin at 11:30 a.m., with lunch and program to follow at noon. The cost of lunch is $15, payable to the restaurant. There is no charge for members.
Tuesday — BBB hosts a business-to-business luncheon at the Oak Lodge Reception and Conference Center, 2834 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Ste. E-1. Scott Wester, Our Lady of The Lake Regional Medical Center CEO/president, will be guest speaker. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with the program to be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $18 for BBB members and $25 for guests. More details can be found here.

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And the survey says …

The results of two surveys about Baton Rouge parks were released last week, each meant to give us an idea of what locals want in two very different, yet equally strategic parks. And those results were kinda meh.

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'Business Report' planner: Workshop focuses on starting a small business … Wester guest speaker at BBB luncheon … Government contracting assistance available

Tuesday — The Louisiana Small Business Development Center hosts a workshop on starting and financing a small business from 10 a.m. to noon at the Louisiana Technology Park, 7117 Florida Blvd. Topics of discussion will include writing a business plan, sources of funds for startup and expansion, small business resources, and required licenses. The workshop is free. Register here.
July 9 — BBB hosts a business-to-business luncheon at the Oak Lodge Reception and Conference Center, 2834 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Ste. E-1. Scott Wester, Our Lady of The Lake Regional Medical Center CEO/president, will be guest speaker. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with the program to be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $18 for BBB members and $25 for guests. More details can be found here.

Youthful spirit

The many ways to assist young members of our community this month include mentoring groups, camps and races.

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'Business Report' planner: Southeast B.R. incorporation on tap for discussion … DDD celebrates entrepreneurs, new Design Resource Center … Artists panel featured at next Creative Louisiana gathering

Tuesday — Norman Browning, chairman of Local Schools for Local Children, is guest speaker at a lunch meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge Parish. Browning will discuss the idea, espoused by his group, of incorporating an area of southeast Baton Rouge, proposed in order to create a breakaway school district. The luncheon will be held at Café Americain, 7547 Jefferson Highway. Reception is at 11:30 a.m. with lunch and program to begin at noon. Cost is $15, payable to the restaurant.
Thursday — The DDD hosts a reception and ribbon cutting for the Design Resource Center at 247 Florida St. from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The event, which will also serve as a thank you from the DDD to young entrepreneurs for their commitment to downtown, is free.

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'Business Report' planner: BRAC hosts Top Shelf … Kennedy addresses St. Francisville chamber … N.O. to host 2013 Louisiana Energy Conference

Wednesday — BRAC hosts Top Shelf, an initiative to identify, recruit and train professionals for charter board service, at the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Get more details and register here.
Wednesday — The Greater St. Francisville Chamber of Commerce welcomes state Treasurer John Kennedy as guest speaker at its quarterly luncheon, held at The Magnuson Hotel, 7059 U.S. 61 in St. Francisville. A meet-and-greet begins at 11 a.m., with lunch to follow at 11:30 a.m. The event fee is $15 for chamber members, $20 for guests. RSVP by calling the chamber office at 635-6717.

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'Business Report' planner: BRAC monthly luncheon focuses on Affordable Care Act … City-parish hosts Small Business Development Summit … 2013 Influential Women in Business luncheon is Friday

Tuesday — BRAC's monthly investor luncheon will feature Jennifer Thomas, a partner at Kean Miller Baton Rouge, and Andrew Goodman, a partner at Kean Miller New Orleans, who will discuss the Affordable Care Act. Cost is $15 for BRAC investors, $20 for non-investors, and includes lunch. A networking session begins at 11:30 a.m., with the program to follow from noon to 1 p.m. The luncheon is at the Baton Rouge offices of Kean Miller in II City Plaza, 400 Convention St. Register online here.

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'Business Report' planner: Electronic recycling day is Wednesday … Creative Louisiana has Maxine Crump and Henry Gray … EBR residents can dispose of household hazardous materials Saturday

Wednesday — An electronics recycling day event will be held by Hotel Indigo and the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 200 Convention St. More information on accepted items can be found here.
Friday — Maxine Crump will be guest speaker of the Creative Louisiana monthly meeting, which will also feature a special appearance by blues musician Henry Gray. The meeting will take place at Glassell Gallery, located at 100 Lafayette St. in the Shaw Center for the Arts, and will begin at 8:30 a.m. The event is free and will wrap up by 10 a.m. Complete details can be found here.

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Wednesday — The Louisiana Small Business Development Center hosts a workshop on starting and financing a business idea. The free workshop takes place at the Denham Springs/Walker branch of the Livingston Parish Library, 8101 U.S. 190 in Denham Springs, from 9 a.m. to noon. Register here.

'Business Report' planner: Workshop focuses on starting and financing new businesses in Denham Springs … BBB Small Business Trade Show is Thursday … LSU has certification course on lead renovations

Wednesday — The Louisiana Small Business Development Center hosts a workshop on starting and financing a business idea. The free workshop takes place at the Denham Springs/Walker branch of the Livingston Parish Library, 8101 U.S. 190 in Denham Springs, from 9 a.m. to noon. Register here.
Thursday — The Better Business Bureau presents the
B2B 2013 Small Business Trade Show, to be held at the Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium, 103 France St., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Complete details for those wishing to host a booth or attend can be found here.

Endangered Species Day at B.R. Zoo Saturday

The Baton Rouge Zoo will honor its endangered species Saturday. The day will be full of fun activities for the entire family. Most importantly, visitors will learn why these species are in trouble and what we can do to help save them. Admission is $8.25 for adults/teens, $7.25 for seniors, $5.25 for children ages 2-12, and free for children 1 and younger. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. For more information, visit brzoo.org.

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Tuesday — Reps. Brett Geymann, R-Lake Charles, and Alan Seabaugh, R-Shreveport, will discuss issues in the state Legislature, including the budget, at the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon, to be held at Café Américain, 7547 Jefferson Highway, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The meeting is open to registered Republicans and guests. Cost is $15. For more information, call Woody Jenkins at 921-1433.

'Business Report' planner: Two GOP representatives talk legislative issues, budget … Arrigo to address B2B luncheon … BRAC presents Tech Tuesday at L'Auberge

Tuesday — Reps. Brett Geymann, R-Lake Charles, and Alan Seabaugh, R-Shreveport, will discuss issues in the state Legislature, including budget, at the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon, to be held at Café Américain, 7547 Jefferson Hwy., beginning at 11:30 a.m. The meeting is open to registered Republicans and guests. Cost is $15. For more information, call Woody Jenkins at 921-1433.

HEAD2toe happening Saturday

InRegister and 225 will present HEAD2toe on Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4728 Constitution Ave. The daylong event focuses on good health and beauty, featuring local medical spas, health clinics and hospitals to salons and spas. Doors to the exhibit hall will open at 9 a.m. Guests can visit VIP Exhibition Suites to learn about the products and services offered by local companies. Seminars will begin at 9:30 and 11 a.m., with each running about 50 minutes. General admission tickets, which are $10, can be purchased in advance online or at the door. The event is sponsored by Woman's Hospital, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, and The Fabre Group. You can get all the details and advance tickets here.

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Treat your pets right this Saturday at Fur Ball

If you love to spoil your dog, you won't want to miss this weekend's Fur Ball. The area's premier pet-friendly gala celebrates well-behaved canines for a good cause. While dogs enjoy a day at the Petz Plaza Spa, owners can enjoy a silent auction, live music from The Doc Holliday Band, and food and drinks. Proceeds from the event benefit the Companion Animal Alliance of Baton Rouge. Fur Ball kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave. Individual tickets are $125, $75 for those under age 35, and $75 per dog. Tickets can be purchased here. For more information, visit furballbr.org.

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