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Diversifying Baton Rouge boardrooms

BRAC and other local organizations are determined to bring increased diversity to boardrooms across the Baton Rouge region.
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Business bracing for costly health insurance news

COVID-19 will indeed have an impact on health insurance premiums, which almost certainly will rise, but by how much remains the question?

Tennessee-based investment group buys six Baton Rouge Popeyes sites

A Nashville-based investment group has scooped up six Baton Rouge-area Popeyes restaurant properties, but it's unclear whether CapitalSpring purchased the land to lease back to the franchisee or if it also acquired the businesses as well.

Dwindling unemployment fund a ‘huge issue’ to business groups

Business groups are increasingly nervous about what could happen if the state’s Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund runs out of money, which, at this point, appears to be a real possibility.

Lakes rehabilitation project poised to move forward

Details remain sketchy about where the project stands and who will pay for it, but officials at the LSU Real Estate Facilities Foundation expect to unveil their blueprint in the coming weeks.
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Pardon the business interruption

Companies across the Baton Rouge region are learning that business interruption insurance doesn’t typically cover pandemic-related losses.
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Welcome to Wally’s world

Former LSU baseball star Wally McMakin has tapped into his Tiger roots to both mentor young professionals as well as build a successful wealth management firm
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Business Lunch: Mansurs on the Boulevard

Business Lunch: Mansurs on the Boulevard, on Corporate Blvd., has been a business lunch haven for decades, drawing executives for quiet client gatherings.

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JR Ball: Baton Rouge will have a mayor’s race after all

Steve Carter's surprise entry into the mayor's race instantly made him the most serious threat to Sharon Weston Broome’s reelection chances.
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Riegel: Battling the pandemic in a post-truth era

With a full-scale, global crisis on our hands, the reality of what it means to dispute reality is, well, downright dystopian in the post-truth era.
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Publisher: Stop the world, I want to get off

Facing the world each day in a mask, 6 feet away from anyone I encounter, I read and watch the national and local news and wonder, “What’s going on? When will sanity return?”

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Top 100 Private Companies 2020
The Baton Rouge Top 100 Private Companies list saw little shakeup in 2020 among the top tier corporations, but total revenue rose to $25.7 billion.