Business Report received 12 awards, including first place for best news coverage, from the Louisiana Press Association, which held its annual awards banquet Saturday in Marksville. In winning for best news coverage, Business Report was honored for its June 29, 2010, issue, which included a cover story on Millennials in the workplace, and its Aug. 24, 2010, issue, which included a cover story on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Other first-place awards went to Executive Editor JR Ball, Managing Editor Scott Gremillion and Art Director Hoa Vu for the May 18, 2010, cover of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the Oct. 19, 2010, cover of a man on vacation but unable to disconnect from his personal electronic devices; staff writer David Jacobs for his coverage of the oil spill; photographer Marie Constantin for her Hall of Fame & Business Award package in the April 6, 2010, issue; and former Business Report designer Nathan Calhoun for his Forty Under 40 in-paper promotion.
Second-place awards went to Penny Font and former staff writers Rebekah Allen and Emma James for their coverage of the River Center library debate; photographer Brian Baiamonte for his shot of Rockit Science Agency President Brad BonGiovanni in the June 15, 2010, issue; Calhoun for his Top 100 in-paper promotion; and online editor Timothy Boone and web editor Brandi Simmons for businessreport.com. Former Business Report graphic designer Matt Dawson received third place for staff-generated color advertising, Ball received honorable mention for best regular column, and Business Report received honorable mention for general excellence.