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 email@example.com with information.
Wednesday — Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson will present a panel discussion on new state ethics laws at 8 a.m. at the Hilton Downtown Baton Rouge. The discussion will be moderated by former Gov. Mike Foster. Participants include Kathleen Allen, deputy general council for the Louisiana Board of Ethics, and Bernard E. Boudreaux, a partner with Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Wednesday and Thursday — A benefit performance of The Improvised Musical will be held at 7 p.m. at the Varsity Theater. The event is put on by the iO Theater, a Chicago-based improvisational comedy group that counts Tina Fey, Mike Meyers and Amy Poehler as alumni. All proceeds will go to Capital Area United Way. Tickets are $15. For more details or to purchase tickets, click here
Friday — Alan Levine, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, will be the guest speaker at Forum 35’s monthly luncheon. Levine will discuss the future of Louisiana’s healthcare system and Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposed reforms to the system. The luncheon starts at noon at Juban’s. Admission is $15 for members and $20 for guests. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
March 24 — The Southern University Center for Rural and Small Business Development will hold a day long procurement opportunities conference March 24 in the Cotillion Ballroom of the Smith-Brown Memorial Union. Officials from agencies such as the U.S. Small Business Administration, Louisiana Economic Development, and the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, will be on hand. For more details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org..
March 30 — The Plan Baton Rouge Phase Two consultants will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Old State Capitol. The consultant team, which is creating the master plan for the next stage of downtown development, will take questions and comments from the public. RSVP to email@example.com.
April 23 — Business Report and Junior Achievement will hold their 26th annual Business Awards banquet at 7 p.m. in the Crowne Plaza Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn Select). The event honors the top businesses and business leaders of the year, including inductees into the Business Hall of Fame. For tickets and information, go to batonrouge.ja.org or call Junior Achievement at 928-7008.
April 24 — The Baton Rouge Black Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual awards banquet at 6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn Select). Jackie Beauchamp, CEO of Nerjyzed Entertainment, will be the guest speaker at the event, which also marks the 5th anniversary of the BRBCC. For tickets, click here.