baton rouge banking

Business First Bancshares acquires Houma-based Pedestal Bank 

Baton Rouge-based Business First Bancshares, the holding company for b1BANK, and Pedestal Bancshares today jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Business First will acquire Pedestal and its wholly owned bank...

Leadership expert Jon Gordon sees lessons in LSU football’s success

Jon Gordon, the best-selling author and leadership expert, says lessons can be learned from the national title success of LSU football.

Small business tax tips for 2020

Business owners and entrepreneurs should already be prepping for the 2020 tax year as planning has becomes a year-round process.

Two finalists to compete for LSU lakes project management contract

The LSU Real Estate and Facilities Foundation has narrowed, from six to two, its pool of applicants vying to lead the planned restoration of the six-lake system at City-Brooks Community Park and LSU. The two...
East Baton Rouge

What if East Baton Rouge and its $32.8B GDP were in another state?

East Baton Rouge Parish, with its $32.8 billion GDP in 2018, would be the economic county leader in 15 states, including Louisiana.

The St. George saga will continue

The battle over the prospective city of St. George won’t end anytime soon, what with pending lawsuits and the unresolved school issue.
Mayor's race

Mayor’s race will be main election event, but it may not be a fight

The election race for Baton Rouge mayor may be the biggest contest on the ballot this fall but don’t expect any fireworks.



JR Ball: The Baton Rouge year in all its lunacy preview 2020

JR Ball: As we enter a new decade, let's get a head start on previewing the lunacy that will be the news in Baton Rouge in 2020.

Riegel: The hypocrisy of a Donald Trump holiday message

Riegel: The Christmas message from President Donald Trump would have been nice if he actually practiced anything he preached in his holiday wishes.

Publisher: 2020 will be a long year for Louisiana politics

Publisher: With Democrat John Bel Edwards as governor, the state Legislature firmly controlled by Republicans and no compromise in sight, it adds up to a long year.


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Business Report's 2019 Forty Under 40 honors the Capital Region’s brightest young leaders, innovators and business professionals.

Elevate your leadership and your team with best-selling author Jon Gordon

Jon Gordon, whose best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world, will share his ideas for elevating your leadership and...

Nominations for 2020 Influential Women in Business begin Jan. 7

Nominations will be accepted for Business Report‘s 2020 Influential Women in Business beginning Jan. 7. The awards annually honor professional women in the Capital Region who...
Baton Rouge Business Report events

Get details about awards and tickets to all of Business Report’s 2020 events

Since 1982, Baton Rouge Business Report has been instrumental in establishing and hosting unique business events that inspire leadership, provide business intelligence, recognize excellence...