News roundup: Assurance Financial hires marketing director as it readies for more national expansion … Louisiana loses $1.1B annually due to child care issues, report says … Smoothie King introduces franchise incentive program for Baton Rouge first responders

    Plotting the course: As it seeks to establish a greater market share throughout the United States, Baton Rouge-based Assurance Financial today announced the hire of The Day Group’s David Day as its …

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