News roundup: ICYMI-Forty under 40 class named … Walk-Ons to attempt world record gumbo pot … Get $100 off LABI’s Beyond the Bar event

    Top of their class: Whether they’re working late into the evening to complete a big assignment, getting up early to ready their kids for school or scrambling to a nonprofit board meeting, Business Report’s 2018 Forty Under 40 class is anything but idle. Culling down the list of nominees for this year’s Forty Under 40 class was no small task. Business Report received a record 584 nominations for 275 unique candidates. A panel of community leaders and members of the magazine’s staff took on the difficult challenge of choosing this year’s class. Check out all the profiles of the 2018 Forty Under 40 class, and catch up with eight former Forty Under 40 honorees.

    Three tons of gumbo: Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar will be spicing up this year’s Independence Bowl on Dec. 27 in Shreveport, teaming up with Louisiana Cajun and Creole chef John Folse in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest pot of Gumbo, the company announced today. As more than 6,500 pounds of gumbo is prepared, football attendees are encouraged to purchase $5 bowls with proceeds directly benefiting Fisher House Foundation, a non-profit organization providing “a home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The homes provide temporary free lodging so families can be close to their loved ones during a medical crisis.

    Discount: The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry is hosting a day-long seminar focused on breaking down the Capitol’s impact on businesses across Louisiana and explaining the politics of the moment called Beyond the Bar on Monday, Dec 3 at the Baton Rouge L’Auberge Casino & Hotel. For today only, those interested in attending can get a $100 off their registration as part of a LABI Cyber Monday deal. Register online or get more information here.

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