News roundup: BRAC launches workshop series to help companies connect with interns … 29th annual Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tournament to include 2018 Australian Open winners … Harvey businessman named Louisiana 2018 Small Businessperson of the Year
Helping hands: The Baton Rouge Area Chamber will host a workshop series next month to help area companies connect with millennial interns. The InternBR workshops will be held at Main Library on Goodwood Boulevard. The series will focus on how employers can start or expand an internship program. Featured topics include internship basics and best practices, internship job descriptions, recruiting, feedback, and a Q&A session with area experts. The first workshop will be held from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 13, and the cost to attend is $10. A second workshop will be held on April 25. Get complete details and register to attend.
Love, set, match: When the Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament returns to Baton Rouge later this month for a 29th year, it will include three 2018 Australian Open winners. The president of the United State Tennis Association will also be on hand to cheer on the field of 110 professional and amateur players from 21 countries and 19 states. Matches begin at 9 a.m. each day of the tournament, which will held March 20-25 at Paula G. Manship YMCA Lamar Tennis Center. Admission is free for all days and matches, including the finals.
Top honors: Keith Porta, a managing member of APC Construction in Harvey, is the 2018 Small Businessperson of the Year for the state of Louisiana, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced today. Ceremonies will take place April 29-30 in Washington, D.C, to honor Porta as well as Small Business Person of the Year winners from the other 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The naming of the 2018 National Small Business Person of the Year also will take place at the ceremonies. See the full list of state winners.