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To the internet and beyond

Baton Rouge area retailers have been upping their e-commerce game while also juggling the challenges of keeping their brick-and-mortar stores open during the pandemic.

Brandon Landry opening new restaurant concept on Perkins by early 2022

Walk-On’s founder Brandon Landry is planning to open a new restaurant concept on Perkins Road, near Anthem Bank & Trust and Baum’s Fine Pastries.
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News alert: William Tate becomes LSU’s first Black president

The LSU Board of Supervisors has tapped University of South Carolina Provost William Tate IV to be LSU’s next president and the first Black leader in the university’s history.
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Challenging times

Health care providers—and patients—were upended by COVID-19, but the crisis also provided opportunities to embrace new technologies.

Landlords to retail tenants: It’s time to pay your rent

After granting their struggling retail tenants leeway with rent payments for much of 2020, Baton Rouge landlords have largely decided it’s time to drop the hammer.
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Tax Foundation: Louisiana’s tax structure favors new businesses, burdens mature firms

Louisiana’s corporate tax structure—characterized by high rates and partially offsetting incentives—generally favors new businesses, leaving all mature operations except labor-intensive manufacturers with above-average tax burdens.
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Paula P. Davis: 2021 Influential Women in Business honoree

2021 Influential Women in Business: Paula P. Davis is a state Representative for House District 69 as well as a commercial real estate agent.
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Yolanda J. Dixon: 2021 Influential Women in Business honoree

2021 Influential Women in Business: Yolanda J. Dixon, secretary of the Louisiana Senate, first began working in the state senate in 1988.
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Vanessa Graham: 2021 Influential Women in Business honoree

2021 Influential Women in Business: Vanessa Graham launched her own financial management firm, providing services to small and mid-sized businesses.
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Susanne Hall: 2021 Influential Women in Business honoree

2021 Influential Women in Business: Susanne Hall, after working with Tabasco, began her 25-year career with Coca-Cola in 1996.

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JR Ball: The Louisiana curse of resource abundance

If Louisiana hopes to actually compete in an economy powered by knowledge and innovation then it needs to end its resource curse.
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Riegel: Remembering a retailer who put people before profit

The death of Henry Bingham Jr., who defied the odds by keeping Our Hardware operating, leaves a hole in the world that is the Perkins Road Overpass.
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Publisher: Civil service board must go, jeopardizes public safety

The police civil service board is stacked with union representatives and either needs to go or be reformed as it undermines the authority of the police chief.

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Women in Business 2021: Honoring 9 women leaders who are making a significant difference in Baton Rouge and the Capital Region.