This 31-year-old Republican is running for mayor

Nathaniel Hearn, a 31-year-old Republican and political newcomer, is running for mayor of Baton Rouge. That’s according to Roy Fletcher, who tells Daily Report that Hearn formally entered the race about two weeks ago. Fletcher,...

This restaurant group is opening a new eatery in Denham Springs 

A new Mexican restaurant is opening its doors this summer in Denham Springs.  Ruderis and Maria Gomez, members of the family who own local restaurants like Sarita’s Grill and Cantina, El Magey Mexican Buffet, Panaderia...

​​​​​​Downtown gift shop Brass by Circa 1857 announces closure

Brass by Circa 1857, a gift shop on North Boulevard in downtown Baton Rouge, is closing its doors at the end of the month. Co-owners Garrett Kemp and Lucas Lognion opened Brass in December 2021....

Louisiana ranks near the top in new business application growth

Louisiana is among the states that have seen the largest growth rate in business applications since 2005, according to a recent analysis from the Federal Reserve Economic Data department.   From 2005 to 2022, data shows...

BTR expects to see record number of Fourth of July holiday travelers

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport officials are expecting record-high Fourth of July holiday travel this year with more than a 5.3% increase in passengers compared with last year. The holiday travel projections continue a trend at...
Rolfe McCollister

McCollister: Losing Garret Graves hurts Louisiana 

In his most recent column, Rolfe McCollister expresses utter disbelief that Garret Graves, one of the smartest, most effective and hardest-working members of the Louisiana congressional delegation, is being intentionally booted from Team Louisiana. “Imagine...

McCollister: Losing Garret Graves hurts Louisiana 

In his most recent column, Rolfe McCollister expresses utter disbelief that Garret Graves, one of the smartest, most effective and hardest-working members of the...

‘LaPolitics’: State construction budget undergoing changes

The state’s process for deciding which projects from the annual construction budget to fund, and how to fund them, can be difficult to follow. Sometimes,...

Insider Intelligence

Break or burnout?: Scheduling a ‘thinkcation’ not only benefits you, but it could add to your bottom line, too

If your professional life seems like a game of sped-up Whac-a-Mole—knocking out tasks as fast and flustered as you can—you’re not alone. After all,...

Survey Says: Do-over diaries

Ever wished for a time machine to tweak a moment in your past? We asked top executives just that: If you had one do-over,...

How to safeguard your business this hurricane season

Christian Leach, vice president of commercial insurance at TSL Insurance Group, sat down with Business Report to share his tips for safeguarding your business...

How to make unhappy customers happy

In business, excellent customer service can sometimes be all that stands between merely surviving and truly thriving. Scott Berg, president of Lee Michaels Fine...

Steve Mellor shares the road map for building an elite team on Strictly Business in July

What constitutes an elite team in business, and how do you build one? What are the most critical attributes to look for in its...

It’s time for Forty Under 40 nominations

Beginning today, Business Report will begin accepting nominations for its annual Forty Under 40 awards program. Each year, the magazine spotlights and honors rising entrepreneurs,...

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