How is inflation affecting Baton Rouge restaurants?

Food prices in the U.S. are up 25% since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic—outpacing the overall inflation rate of 19% over the same period—and food prices in April were up 2.2% compared to...

What a hyperactive hurricane season means for Louisiana’s oil and natural gas industry

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday issued its most aggressive Atlantic hurricane season forecast on record. Due to near-record water temperatures and the development of La Niña conditions in the Pacific, NOAA predicts...

Two new ‘nightlife destinations’ are coming to downtown Baton Rouge

Local entrepreneur David Facey is bringing two new “nightlife destinations” to Third Street in downtown Baton Rouge. Facey, an LSU graduate who operated Dead Poet before its closure in July 2023, is also active in...

How would downtown businesses be affected by the River Center’s repositioning? 

At its meeting Wednesday, the Metro Council will consider Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s plan to reposition the Raising Cane’s River Center as a convention center and construct a complementary headquarters hotel. To facilitate the development of...

Area casinos see drop in revenue during April

Baton Rouge’s trio of riverboat casinos saw revenues drop last month after seeing increases  in March and February.  L’Auberge Baton Rouge, The Queen (formerly Hollywood Casino) and the Belle of Baton Rouge collectively brought in...

FranU President and CEO Tina Holland talks career, retirement

Last week, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University announced the retirement of Tina Holland, the university’s president and CEO. Holland will exit her role in the summer of 2025 after 11 years on the...

‘LaPolitics’: DOTD reorganization will be privately funded

The Louisiana Coalition to Fix Our Roads, an advocacy group of contractors, concrete firms and others, has been asked by Gov. Jeff Landry to...

‘LaPolitics’: EBR mayoral race will be a ballot highlighter

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated since its original publication to reflect that as reported by The Advocate, $13.4 million in federal housing grants...

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Insights from our Influential Women in Business honorees

IN THREE: WORK/LIFE BALANCE When attorney Lana Crump and her husband were raising three children in a household with two working parents, she discovered these...

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...

Is your gut instinct keeping you from your next dream?

When I was in college, I went to an information session at the law school. This moment sticks in my mind because I unexpectedly...

Like sports, business is a competitive game

I love the idea of the customer experience engine. But an engine is not the only useful metaphor for thinking about how to upgrade...

Lee Michaels President Scott Berg shares customer service secrets on the June episode of Strictly Business

How do you handle customer complaints and turn negative experiences into positive ones? How do you keep your team motivated to deliver excellent customer...

Business Report Leadership Academy: Get leadership insights to navigate the future of business

In a rapidly evolving world, the ability to lead effectively through transformation is crucial. The Business Report Leadership Academy, known for shaping rising leaders and...

After a successful inaugural season in attendance, the Zydeco look to rewrite the script on Baton Rouge hockey

The Baton Rouge Zydeco have brought the fast-paced rhythm of professional hockey back to the Raising Cane’s River Center, hitting both sweet and sour...

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