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.
Tuesday — 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.
Wednesday — 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.
Friday-Sunday — 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.
Friday — 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.
Friday — 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 email@example.com.
April 14 — The YWCA will hold its 18th annual Racial Justice Awards Breakfast from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Juban’s. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
April 16 — The Rape Crisis Center will hold a benefit at the 10 a.m. at the State Capitol. “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” will feature live music, food and T-shirts. For more information, go to brrcc.org.
April 19 — The LSU Center for Energy Studies and the Consumer Energy Alliance will hold a screening of Haynesville: A Nation’s Hunt for an Energy Future at 5:30 p.m. in the Energy, Coast & Environment Building. To RSVP, e-mail email@example.com
April 21 — The Foundation for Historical Louisiana will hold a discussion on the history of Louisiana rock and roll at 6 p.m. in the Old Governor’s Mansion. Tom Aswell, author of Louisiana Rocks: The True Genesis of Rock and Roll will give a lecture and sign books. Admission is free to historical foundation members and $10 for non-members. For more details, go to fhl.org.
May 3-5 — The LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute will hold a three day workshop to support family-owned businesses. The workshop will be held at the Louisiana Bankers Association offices. Registration is $1,000 per family member. To sign up or for more details, go to bus.lsu.edu.
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.