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Get tickets for the 2023 Business Awards & Hall of Fame gala

Business Report and Junior Achievement will honor six Baton Rouge individuals and companies at the 2023 Business Awards & Hall of Fame gala in...

Meet the Forty Under 40 class of 2022

The Forty Under 40 class of 2022 is a diverse group but each is united in their respective accomplishments in their profession and in the community.

2022 Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge

The 60 companies on this year’s Best Places to Work list demonstrate what it means to care about employees, serving as a model for other businesses.

Fostering a sense of trust

The Baton Rouge Youth Coalition keeps employees motivated and happy by developing a culture of camaraderie and going the extra mile. 

Collaboration is the mindset

A secret to the success of Stirling Properties is its commitment to a positive, relaxed and collaborative workplace.

A company of culture

The Gresham Smith philosophy is if ‘people love where they work, then the rest of the business takes care of itself.’

Deadline nears to apply or nominate someone for the Business Awards & Hall of...

Beginning Oct. 4, Business Report is accepting entries or nominations for its 2023 Business Awards & Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame | Gerry Lane: A rags to riches story

Driven by a fear of returning to poverty, Gerry Lane rose from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl to build a Baton Rouge automotive empire.
Baton Rouge Business Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame | James “Pepper” Rutland: Failure was not an option

James “Pepper” Rutland, applying lessons from football to business, overcame adversity while building MMR into a global force among industrial contractors.
Business Awards

Businessperson of the Year | Judi Terzotis: A real page turner

With fresh ideas and a hyperlocal focus, Judi Terzotis is bucking the media landscape trend and leading ‘The Advocate’ to growth.

Young Businessperson of the Year | Tupac de la Cruz: Building from the top...

Tupac de la Cruz, determined to be a success when he left Costa Rica at age 16, has built Roofing Solutions into one of the nation’s largest commercial roofing companies.
Company of the Year 2022

Company of the Year | Genesis 360: Seizing his opportunity

After using the military and a stint at Circle K to lift himself out of poverty, Craig Stevens has built Genesis 360 into a fast-growing construction and maintenance force.

Company of the Year | b1BANK: Banking on the future

b1BANK, now led by Jude Melville, has quickly grown from a homegrown community bank to a publicly traded multistate institution with $4.4 billion in assets.

Baton Rouge Business Awards & Hall of Fame winners announced

Business Report and Junior Achievement will honor six Baton Rouge individuals and companies at the 2022 Business Awards & Hall of Fame gala in March. This year’s winners, as selected by a panel of independent judges, are:
Forty Under 40

The 2021 class of Forty Under 40

Honoring the Capital Region's brightest young leaders, innovators and business professionals.
Best Places to Work

Best Places to Work: The best of the best in Baton Rouge

The 60 companies on the 2021 Best Places to Work list demonstrate what it means to care about employees, serving as a model for other businesses.
Walters Papillion Thomas Cullens

Best Places to Work-Small Companies: Do the right thing

Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens LLC has found success by fostering a family atmosphere and being motivated by standards not involving money.
Pangburn Group

Best Places to Work-Medium Companies: Empowering and transparent

The Pangburn Group Inc. fosters a culture that’s about wanting to make employees stay, rather than simply work.

Best Places to Work-Large Companies: A sense of community

GMFS Mortgage has created a winning formula by embracing change, listening to employees and giving back to the Baton Rouge community.

Business Report, 225 and inRegister publications earn national awards

The Business Report team and its sister magazines 225 and inRegister were honored with 10 national awards for editorial excellence.