News roundup: Bernhard, Sternberg to be honored at 9th Annual ACG Louisiana Awards … Juju’s Boutique to close its Baton Rouge location … Harriet Tubman to appear on $20 bill, newly popular Hamilton to remain on $10 bill
Achievements: Baton Rouge businessmen Jim Bernhard and Hans Sternberg will be honored at the 9th Annual Association for Corporate Growth Louisiana Awards taking place on May 19 at The Roosevelt New Orleans, 123 Baronne St. Sternberg is the founder of Starmount Life Insurance Co. and AlwaysCare Benefits—both of which were recently acquired by publicly traded Unum of Tennessee for $127 million. He will received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Bernhard is the founder and partner of the rapidly growing Bernhard Capital Partners and the former leader of The Shaw Group, which was acquired by CB&I in 2013. He will received the Dealmaker of the Year award. The awards will begin with a reception at 6 p.m., and a seated dinner will take place at 7.
Saying goodbye: Juju’s Boutique on Jefferson Highway will be shutting down. The store’s manager, who declined to give her name, confirmed that the Baton Rouge store will be closing at the end of May. An exact date has yet to be set. The woman’s clothing boutique notified customers of the closure today via text message and also says the location will continue to receive new merchandise. Juju’s, which has locations in Houma, Lafayette and in Mandeville, opened in Baton Rouge in 2013.
Fresh face: The U.S. Treasury Department announced today that Harriet Tubman, an African-American who ferried thousands of slaves to freedom, will replace the slaveholding Andrew Jackson on the center of a new $20 note, The New York Times reports. The newly popular Alexander Hamilton, the subject of a popular Broadway play, will remain on the face of the $10 bill. Other depictions of women and civil rights leaders also will be part of new currency designs. The redesigns, from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, would be announced in 2020 in time for the centennial of woman’s suffrage and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. None of the bills, including a new $5 note, would reach circulation until the next decade. Read the full story.