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'Business Report' planner

Wednesday: CB&I will hold a career fair to support its professional engineering workforce at the Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd., from 4 to 7 p.m. CB&I is seeking engineers and designers in the following areas to become part of its Baton Rouge team: mechanical, process, electrical, instrumentation and controls, piping and civil/structural. CB&I is accepting résumés in advance of the event and filling positions immediately. Interested applicants can submit their résumés to cbi.batonrougejobs@cbi.com.

'Business Report' planner: CB&I holds career fair … Main Library hosts Successful Sales Career Workshop … Creative Louisiana offers hands-on experience for generating ideas

Wednesday: CB&I will hold a career fair to support its professional engineering workforce at the Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd., from 4 to 7 p.m. CB&I is seeking engineers and designers in the following areas to become part of its Baton Rouge team: mechanical, process, electrical, instrumentation and controls, piping and civil/structural. CB&I is accepting résumés in advance of the event and filling positions immediately. Interested applicants can submit their résumés to cbi.batonrougejobs@cbi.com.

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Business groups host forum on new La. workforce incentive fund … BRAC presents Tech Tuesday … LABI hosts panel discussion on hiring ex-cons

'Business Report' planner: Business groups host forum on new La. workforce incentive fund … BRAC presents Tech Tuesday … LABI hosts panel discussion on hiring ex-cons

Tuesday: The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, The Committee of 100 and the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association host a forum with higher education and industry leaders to discuss Louisiana's new workforce incentive fund at the LABI Conference Center, located at 3113 Valley Creek Drive, from 10 a.m. to noon. Get more details.
Tuesday: The Baton Rouge Area Chamber hosts Tech Tuesday, a networking event for the technology community, at North Boulevard Town Square downtown from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There is no charge. Get complete details.

'Business Report' planner: BRAC Signature Speaker Series event features Energy Project's Andrew Deutscher … North Baton Rouge Education for Careers Fair returns … LABI's Workers' Compensation Seminar returns

Tuesday: The Baton Rouge Area Chamber welcomes The Energy Project's Andrew Deutscher as featured speaker of its semiannual Signature Speaker series, presented by Taylor Porter and BancorpSouth Insurance Services/Wright and Percy. The Energy Project is a specialty consulting firm that helps organizations fuel sustainable high performance by more effectively meeting employee energy needs. Registration for the event, held at Manship Theatre, will begin at 10:30 a.m.; lunch will be served at 11 and the presentation will run from noon to 1:15 p.m. Tickets are $35 for BRAC investors, $45 for guests. Get complete details and tickets.

'Business Report' planner: La. civil engineers society hosts Centennial Celebration Gala and awards ceremony … BRAC Signature Speaker Series features Energy Project's Andrew Deutscher … North Baton Rouge Education for Careers Fair returns

Saturday: The Louisiana Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers hosts its Centennial Celebration Gala, at which Louisiana Centennial Award winners will be announced, at the Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd., beginning with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. Sherri LeBas, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, will deliver the keynote address. Tickets are $75 and are available by emailing ccgala2014@gmail.com.

'Business Report' planner: Together Baton Rouge holding community meeting on food access issues … LSU hosts Fraud & Forensic Accounting Conference … Traina to address LSU Executive Education's Breakfast to Business

Tonight: Together Baton Rouge hosts a communitywide meeting on addressing food access issues and the lack of grocery stores in East Baton Rouge Parish beginning at 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 1134 Julia St. RSVP by emailing contact@togetherbr.org with "July 28th" in the subject heading.

'Business Report' planner: Together Baton Rouge holding community meeting on food access issues … LSU hosts Fraud & Forensic Accounting Conference … Traina to address LSU Executive Education's Breakfast to Business

Tonight: Together Baton Rouge hosts a communitywide meeting on addressing food access issues and the lack of grocery stores in East Baton Rouge Parish beginning at 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 1134 Julia St. RSVP by emailing contact@togetherbr.org with "July 28th" in the subject heading.

'Business Report' planner: Col. Amant talks Gaza conflict at EBR chamber meeting … LSU AgCenter offers Lead Certified Renovator Training … Certified Louisiana Economic Developer Program is at LSU

Tuesday: The Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge Parish's monthly meeting will feature Col. Phil St. Amant, former Middle East chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who will discuss the Israeli offensive in Gaza. The meeting begins at noon at Café Américain, 7521 Jefferson Highway. Reception begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is $15.

'Business Report' planner: Col. Amant talks Gaza conflict at EBR chamber meeting … LSU AgCenter offers Lead Certified Renovator Training … Certified Louisiana Economic Developer Program is at LSU

Tuesday: The Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge Parish's monthly meeting will feature Col. Phil St. Amant, former Middle East chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who will discuss the Israeli offensive in Gaza. The meeting begins at noon at Café Américain, 7521 Jefferson Highway. Reception begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is $15.
Tuesday: The LSU AgCenter LaHouse Resource Center is offering a Lead Certified Renovator Training course from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the LaHouse, 2858 Gourrier Ave., directly across from Alex Box Stadium. Cost is $200, with some discounts available. Get complete details and register to attend.

'Business Report' planner: Exporting help available for La. businesses … A+PEL Summer Leadership Conference in BR … Louisiana Clean Fuels hosts summer stakeholder luncheon Friday

Tuesday-Wednesday: The Export 101 and Export 201 courses on developing or expanding an export business will be available to Louisiana companies this week. The free program is organized by Leake and Anderson LLP, through a federal grant, with a primary focus on, but not limited to, companies located in the parishes of Ascension, Assumption, Calcasieu, Cameron, East Baton Rouge, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, St. Bernard, St. Landry, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Terrebonne or Vermilion (hurricanes Gustav and Ike declared disaster parishes). For more information or to register, contact Marisol Canedo at (504) 722-7894 or mcanedo50@gmail.com.

'Business Report' planner: Exporting help available for La. businesses … A+PEL Summer Leadership Conference in BR … Louisiana Clean Fuels hosts summer stakeholder luncheon Friday

Tuesday-Wednesday: The Export 101 and Export 201 courses on developing or expanding an export business will be available to Louisiana companies this week. The free program is organized by Leake and Anderson LLP, through a federal grant, with a primary focus on, but not limited to, companies located in the parishes of Ascension, Assumption, Calcasieu, Cameron, East Baton Rouge, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, St. Bernard, St. Landry, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Terrebonne or Vermilion (hurricanes Gustav and Ike declared disaster parishes). For more information or to register, contact Marisol Canedo at (504) 722-7894 or mcanedo50@gmail.com

Lend a hand

There are several opportunities this weekend to help out with the arts in Baton Rouge and the betterment of our struggling communities—two things that are big topics on the Smart City blog. Read on for more information, and let us know in the comments below about other events and causes coming up around the city that need volunteers!

'Business Report' planner: 6th Congressional candidate debate is Tuesday … Livingston Parish mayors address chamber … A+PEL hosts Summer Leadership Conference

Tuesday: The Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish hosts a debate and forum for candidates seeking the 6th District congressional seat at Drusilla Seafood, 3482 Drusilla Lane, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch is $20. Seating is limited to registered Republicans. To make a reservation email CapitalRepublican@hotmail.com. Get complete details.
Wednesday: Several mayors from cities and towns in Livingston Parish will address the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce at Forrest Grove Plantation, 8743 Stephenson Drive in Denham Springs. Check-in for the event begins at 7:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $20. Get complete details and register to attend.

'Daily Report' Week in Review: St. George signatures short for November ballot, BR gets high ranking for economic performance and much more

Organizers of the petition drive to get the incorporation of the proposed city of St. George to a vote of the people confirmed this week that they will not have enough signatures by the July 23 deadline to get the issue on the November ballot. However, they say they will have the requisite 18,000 valid signatures by mid-October, which is the deadline for getting the issue on the December runoff ballot. "We feel confident that we will be able to get it on a ballot this year," said Lionel Rainey III, the spokesperson and one of the leaders of the effort to incorporate the new city from parts of unincorporated East Baton Rouge Parish. "We continue to get more signatures every day." The good news for St. George supporters this week came in the form of an opinion from Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, who said the city-parish's...

'Business Report' planner: EBR Republicans host 6th District candidate forum and debate … Livingston Parish mayors to address chamber event … A+PEL Summer Leadership Conference coming up … LSU accounting hosts 2014 fraud and forensic con

July 8: The Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish hosts a debate and forum for candidates seeking the 6th District seat at Drusilla Seafood, 3482 Drusilla Lane, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch is $20. Seating is limited to registered republicans. To make a reservation email CapitalRepublican@hotmail.com. Get complete details.

'Business Report' planner: Family Forum president to address Chamber of Commerce of EBR … Grant-writing seminar available for faith-based, community organizations … Finalists for LSU lakes plan to make public pitches

Tuesday: A free seminar on how one can become a licensed claims adjuster will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University's Baton Rouge campus. Get complete details and register to attend.

'Business Report' planner: Family Forum president to address Chamber of Commerce of EBR … Grant-writing seminar available for faith-based, community organizations … Finalists for LSU lakes plan to make public pitches

Tuesday: Gene Mills, president of Louisiana Family Forum, is guest speaker of the Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge meeting, which begins at 11:30 a.m. at Café Américain, 7521 Jefferson Highway. Lunch is $15.
Wednesday-Thursday: Mayor Kip Holden's office and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development host a grant-writing seminar for faith-based and community organizations at BREC headquarters, 6201 Florida Blvd. Each day, the sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The seminar is free, but space is limited to 100 participants and a maximum of two people from each participating organization or agency. Pre-registration is required, and the deadline to do so is today. Register to attend.

'Business Report' planner: Startup assistance workshop in Geismar … BREC to hold public input meeting on golf courses … Southern hosts Advancing Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference

Tuesday: A workshop on business startup assistance will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ascension Parish Library Dutchtown Branch in Geismar, 13278 La. 73. There is no fee to attend. Get complete details and register to attend.
Wednesday: BREC hosts a public input meeting to get ideas for its seven golf courses as it works to develop a long-term operations plan for the courses. The meeting is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the BREC administrative building, 6201 Florida Blvd. Get complete details.
Thursday-Saturday: Southern University hosts the Advancing Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference on the Baton Rouge campus. Cost is $75. Get complete details and register to attend.

On the waterfront

We're getting closer to a master plan for the Baton Rouge lakes, and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation announced finalists last week to develop preliminary ideas to present to the public.

'Business Report' planner: DA Moore at BRAC monthly investor luncheon … Leaders With Vision hosts 19th annual Reality Check Luncheon … Summit explores city-parish contracting opportunities … Capital Region 101 is Saturday

Tuesday: BRAC's monthly investor luncheon features EBR District Attorney Hillar Moore III, who will discuss the BRAVE initiative and its effect on crime reduction. The meeting will take place at the Hartley/Vey Studio in the Manship Theatre downtown, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $20 for BRAC investors, $30 for guests, including lunch. Get complete details and register to attend.
Tuesday: Leaders With Vision hosts its 19th annual Reality Check Luncheon at Drusilla Seafood, 3482 Drusilla Lane, beginning at noon. Doors open at 11 a.m. Cost is $40 at the door, and tables of 10 are also available. Get complete details and register to attend.

'Business Report' planner: CPEX hosts 'Boom Without Bust' policy forum … Military veterans to get top priority at Spring Job Fair … Delonys are guests of Creative Louisiana

Thursday: CPEX hosts a daylong policy forum on planning issues related to the Louisiana industrial boom, "Boom Without Bust," at the Pennington Biomedical Conference Center, 6400 Perkins Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $50, which includes lunch. Get complete details and register to attend.

'Business Report' planner: CPEX hosts 'Boom Without Bust' policy forum … Military veterans to get top priority at Spring Job Fair … Delonys are guests of Creative Louisiana

Thursday: CPEX hosts a daylong policy forum on planning issues related to the Louisiana industrial boom, "Boom Without Bust," at the Pennington Biomedical Conference Center, 6400 Perkins Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $50, which includes lunch. Get complete details and register to attend.
Thursday: Military veterans will get top priority at the Spring Job Fair hosted by the Baton Rouge Business and Career Solutions Center from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the atrium of the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino, 103 France St. Only veterans will be allowed into the job fair between 9 and 11 a.m. More than 50 employers and 400 job seekers are expected to attend. Get complete details.

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Tonight: Mayor Kip Holden's Business with Baton Rouge initiative hosts a free workshop on business preparation for the forthcoming hurricane season from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Register to attend.

'Business Report' planner: Workshop for business hurricane preparation is tonight … LSU presents two-day Economic Development Marketing and Attraction course … CPEX hosting daylong 'Boom Without Bust' policy forum

Tonight: Mayor Kip Holden's Business with Baton Rouge initiative hosts a free workshop on business preparation for the forthcoming hurricane season from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Register to attend.
Tuesday-Wednesday: LSU Executive Education hosts its Economic Development Marketing and Attraction course at the Business Education Complex on LSU's campus. This is a core course in the Certified Louisiana Economic Developer certification and utilizes case studies and sample plans to highlight best practices in economic development marketing. Cost ranges from $505 to $555. Get complete details and register to attend.

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Thursday: Leaders With Vision hosts a public policy forum, "How will Louisiana financing of the privatization of former LSU (Charity) Hospital system impact the taxpayers?" at Drusilla Seafood, 3482 Drusilla Lane, beginning at noon. Doors open at 11 a.m. Tickets at the door are $20 for LWV members, $25 for guests. Get complete details and see the full list of panelists.
Friday: The Louisiana Alternative Fuels Conference & Expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lod Cook Alumni Center on the LSU campus. There is no charge. Get complete details and register to attend.

'Business Report' planner: LWV hosts forum on financing of LSU public-private hospital deals … Louisiana Alternative Fuels Conference & Expo is Friday … LSU offers Economic Development Marketing and Attraction course

Thursday: Leaders With Vision hosts a public policy forum, "How will Louisiana financing of the privatization of former LSU (Charity) Hospital system impact the taxpayers?" at Drusilla Seafood, 3482 Drusilla Lane, beginning at noon. Doors open at 11 a.m. Tickets at the door are $20 for LWV members, $25 for guests. Get complete details and see the full list of panelists.
Friday: The Louisiana Alternative Fuels Conference & Expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lod Cook Alumni Center on the LSU campus. There is no charge. Get complete details and register to attend.

'Business Report' Planner

Tuesday: BRAC's Signature Speaker Event features U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Women in Business Executive Director Roberta Zenn Phillips, as well as a panel of regional women business leaders. The event will be held at the Manship Theatre. Registration begins at 10:15 a.m., lunch will be served at 11 a.m. and the program will run from noon to 1:15 p.m. Tickets are $35 for BRAC investors; $45 for guests. Get complete details and tickets.

'Business Report' planner: BRAC Signature Speaker event has US Chamber Women in Business director … 'Digital Marketing Forum' is Wednesday … Dunham School hosts live broadcast of Leadercast event

Tuesday: BRAC's Signature Speaker Event features U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Women in Business Executive Director Roberta Zenn Phillips, as well as a panel of regional women business leaders. The event will be held at the Manship Theatre. Registration begins at 10:15 a.m., lunch will be served at 11 a.m. and the program will run from noon to 1:15 p.m. Tickets are $35 for BRAC investors; $45 for guests. Get complete details and tickets.
Wednesday: Cox presents "Digital Marketing Forum: How to Reach and Engage the Multiscreen Customer" at the offices of LABI, 3113 Valley Creek Drive, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The forum is free, but pre-registration is recommended. Get complete details and register to attend.

'Business Report' planner: Forum 35 hosts panel discussion on education … BREC outlines public input on 10-year strategic plan … MPAC to bring music, arts and community together at Shaw Center

Tuesday: Forum 35's Cultural Diversity Committee hosts a free education panel discussion at the LSU Student Union beginning at 6:30 p.m. The panel will feature key decision-makers in education, ranging from the state and district level to parents of school-age children. Questions from the audience will be taken to encourage discussion on issues important to the community. Get complete details.

'Business Report' planner: Forum 35 hosts panel discussion on education … BREC outlines public input on 10-year strategic plan … MPAC to bring music, arts and community together at Shaw Center

Tuesday: Forum 35's Cultural Diversity Committee hosts a free education panel discussion at the LSU Student Union beginning at 6:30 p.m. The panel will feature key decision-makers in education, ranging from the state and district level to parents of school-age children. Questions from the audience will be taken to encourage discussion on issues important to the community. Get complete details.
Thursday: BREC will detail the ideas and trends that have emerged from a months-long public input gathering process on its next 10-year strategic plan at a community meeting at the Independence Community Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd., from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There is no charge. Get more details.

Bike and be friendly

Events this weekend and early next week celebrate the importance of being a bike-friendly community. Downtown Baton Rouge celebrates Louisiana Earth Day with music, educational activities and much more Sunday. Ushering in the event is the Mayor's Annual Family Bike Day, which starts at noon, circling downtown and ending at the festival in North Boulevard's Town Square just in time for all the fun to begin.

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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.

'Business Report' Weekly Planner

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.

'Business Report' Weekly Planner

The Business Report planner is open to events of general interest to the Capital Region business community. Items must be submitted no later than noon the Friday before the event occurs. Email ssanoski@businessreport.com with information.
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.

'Business Report' Weekly Planner

The Business Report planner is open to events of general interest to the Capital Region business community. Items must be submitted no later than noon the Friday before the event occurs. Email ssanoski@businessreport.com with information.

'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.

'Business Report' Weekly Planner

The Business Report planner is open to events of general interest to the Capital Region business community. Items must be submitted no later than noon the Friday before the event occurs. Email ssanoski@businessreport.com with information.

'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.

'Business Report' planner

The Business Report planner is open to events of general interest to the Capital Region business community. Items must be submitted no later than noon the Friday before the event occurs. Email ssanoski@businessreport.com with information.

'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.

'Business Report' planner

The Business Report planner is open to events of general interest to the Capital Region business community. Items must be submitted no later than noon the Friday before the event occurs. Email ssanoski@businessreport.com with information.

'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.

'Business Report' Planner

The Business Report planner is open to events of general interest to the Capital Region business community. Items must be submitted no later than noon the Friday before the event occurs. Email ssanoski@businessreport.com with information.

'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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The Business Report planner is open to events of general interest to the Capital Region business community. Items must be submitted no later than noon the Friday before the event occurs. Email ssanoski@businessreport.com with information.

'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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