The Business Report Calendar is open to events of general interest to the Capital Region businesses community. Items must be submitted no later than noon the Friday before the event occurs. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with information.
MONDAY — MidSouth Bank will hold a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. at its Corporate Boulevard branch. The bank is holding the meetings to let small business owners know it is proactively lending money in order to stimulate the economy. MidSouth recently sold $20 million worth of shares to the U.S. Treasury as part of the federal financial bailout plan.
MONDAY — A presentation on trail development will be held at 6 p.m. in the BREC Ballroom. The event, featuring an appearance by world-renowned trail planner Gil Penalosa, is sponsored by the BREC Foundation. There will also be an update BREC’s Capital Area Pathways Project. To RSVP, e-mail email@example.com.
WEDNESDAY — The Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Baton Rouge Area Chamber and Forum 35 are sponsoring “An Opportunity Affair” at 5:30 p.m. at the foundation’s downtown offices. The event is design to let young professionals know about job openings, internships, volunteer opportunities and cultural events going on across the city. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY — The annual Forum Fever volunteer rally will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Women’s Club. The event will provide Forum 35 members he opportunity to preview and participate in the projects and development activities the organization will engage in during the upcoming year. Jeff Kleinpeter of Kleinpeter Farms and Dairy, will be the guest speaker.
THURSDAY — The DOTD will discuss Interstate 12 widening during a public meeting a 7:30 p.m. at Southside Junior High in Denham Springs. The meeting is designed to give the details of the $100 million project, which will add two lanes to the interstate from Range Avenue to O’Neal Lane. For more information, call (877) 452-3683 or e-mail e-mail email@example.com
SATURDAY — The Baton Rouge Black Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a community town hall meeting from 9 a.m. to noon. The event, which will be held at the Living Faith Christian Center on Winbourne Avenue, will help to create an actionable plan and policy agenda to guide the BRBCC’s efforts for 2009. For more information, click here.
Feb. 2 — The Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour is set to stop in the Royal Cotillion Ballroom at the LSU Student Union from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Michael Simmons, who was named one of BusinessWeek’s top entrepreneurs under 25, and Joshua Kowitt, founder of Collegeboxes, the nation’s largest collegiate shipping and storage company, will be the guest speakers. For more information, or to register, click here.
Feb. 19 — The Baton Rouge Area Chamber will hold “BRAC Impact 2009: Results” at 6:30 p.m. at the Baton Rouge River Center. The event, hosted by Jamie Wax, will celebrate the region’s accomplishments in 2008. For more information or tickets, call BRAC at 381-7125.