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 — Dan Juneau, president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, will be the guest speaker at a Partners in Education Business Luncheon at 11:15 a.m. at DJon’s Restaurant. Juneau will discuss why LABI invests in public education and how businesses can get involved in schools. Admission is $18. To register, click here.
Wednesday — The Baton Rouge Growth Coalition will sponsor a speaker series event with David E. Altig, senior vice president and director of research with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center. Admission is $50. For more information, go to growthcoalition.com.
Thursday — The International Council of Shopping Centers’ Baton Rouge Next Generation Program will hold a panel discussion at 5:30 p.m. at the Wine Loft downtown. Walter Monsour, CEO and president of East Baton Rouge Parish’s Redevelopment Authority, will lead the discussion. To register, click here.
Thursday — A town hall meeting on crime in Baton Rouge, sponsored by WRKF-FM 89.3, will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Carver Branch of the East Baton Rouge Public Library. Panelists include Mayor Pro Tem Mike Walker, Capt. Tom Morris, commander of the homicide division of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office and Edward Shihadeh of the LSU Crime and Policy Evaluations Research Group.
Thursday — Forum 35’s Cultural Diversity Committee will host a lecture on “Does positive news sell in Baton Rouge?” from 6-8 p.m. at the Lyceum Building downtown. Panelists include Jim Engster of WRKF-FM 89.3 and Greg Meriwether of WAFB.
Friday — The Baton Rouge Black Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly lunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Widows Son Masonic Lodge in Plaquemine. P. Edward Cancienne Jr., Iberville Parish school superintendent, will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $15 for chamber members, $20 for non-members. To register, click here.
Saturday — The 23rd annual Providence Corporate Cup 5K Walk/Run will be held at 9 a.m. The route of the race will cross downtown and Mid City. Along with the race, there will be a “Future CEO Event” for children 14 and under that will be produced by the New Orleans Saints. For more details or to sign up, visit corporatecup.net.
April 5 — The 28th annual Business Awards and Hall of Fame banquet, presented by Business Report and Junior Achievement, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza. This year’s honorees are: Hans J. Sternberg of Starmount Life Insurance Company, Hall of Fame laureate; Bill Holman of Baton Rouge General/General Health System, Businessperson of the Year; Mark Ashworth of Oxford Alloys, Young Businessperson of the Year; Cajun Industries, Company of the Year (100 employees or more); and Orion Instruments, Company of the Year (fewer than 100 employees). Tickets are available by calling Junior Achievement at 928-7008 or by clicking here. The banquet is sponsored by Franklin and Capital One bank.
April 6 — Roberta Brandes Gratz, an award winning journalist and author, will discuss urban renewal at 6 p.m. at the Old Governor’s Mansion. The lecture, entitled “The Shrinking City Syndrome” is sponsored by the Foundation for Historical Louisiana. The lecture is free for historical foundation members and $10 for guests. For more information, go to fhl.org.
April 8-10 — Startup Weekend Baton Rouge, an event that helps entrepreneurs launch businesses, will be held at Pleasant Hall on the LSU campus. The event, sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation, provides the networking, resources, and incentives for individuals and teams to go from idea to launch. Registration ranges from $50 for students to $99. For more details, click here.
April 8 — Dale Redman, chief financial officer of Amedisys, will speak at 9:30 a.m. in LSU’s Energy, Coast & Environment Building. Redman, who earned a master’s in accounting from LSU, will wrap up the 2011 LSU Flores MBA Program Spring Distinguished Speaker Series.
April 8 — The inaugural LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses Awards Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Crowne Plaza Hotel. The luncheon will salute the fastest growing companies headed by former LSU students. For tickets or more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 14 — The YWCA will hold its 18th annual Racial Justice Awards Breakfast from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Juban’s. Jim Engster of WRKF and president of the Louisiana Radio Network, will receive the award this year. Katherine Cecil, producer of the documentary Race, about the New Orleans mayoral election between Ray Nagin and Mitch Landrieu, will be the guest speaker. Admission is $25 per person and tickets are available by e-mailing email@example.com.
April 14 — The Clean Fuels & Green Jobs Forum and Louisiana Clean Energy Expo will be held from 3-8 p.m. in LSU’s Energy, Coast & Environment Building. The event is sponsored by the LSU Center for Energy Studies and the Greater Baton Rouge Clean Cities Coalition. Admission to the forum is free, but registration is required here. The expo costs $25 to attend.
May 24 — The fourth annual ACG Louisiana Awards will be held at 6 p.m. in the Hotel InterContinental in New Orleans. Tickets are $100 for ACG members and $150 for non-members. ACG Louisiana is currently accepting nominations for growth companies, business professionals and noteworthy transactions. For more information, go to acg.org/louisiana.