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Apprenticeship programs still prove effective in workforce development

It's the oldest form of training in history, and while some businesses continue to see it as an effective way to expand the skilled...

Executive Spotlight: John D’Angelo, Investar Bank

Name: John D’Angelo Position: President and CEO, Investar Bank Age: 55 Hometown: New Orleans Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting from LSU   Why did you decide to start a bank? Three...

Stephanie Riegel: We’re a techy society, for better or worse

A summer intern in our office had her first encounter with a telephone book the other day, which she found lying around on someone’s...

Diversifying Baton Rouge’s technology sector

(Photo by Don Kadair: Padma Vatsavai of Vinformatix) Local firms encounter challenges in recruiting minorities. As an African American man, Byron Clayton is somewhat of an...
Ann Connelly

Baton Rouge entrepreneur: Ann Connelly of Ann Connelly Fine Art

(Photo by Brian Baiamonte: Ann Connelly) Ann Connelly Position: Founder and Owner Company: Ann Connelly Fine Art What they do: Fine art placement in residential design, corporate consultancies...

An up-close look at LSU’s innovation and technology efforts

(Photo by Don Kadair) A world of innovation and technological breakthrough was on display May 19 at LSU’s first-ever Innovation & Technology Commercialization Inventorship Showcase...

The power of no

Entrepreneurs share the hows and whys of turning down business. In business, "yes" is a word that means many things. It opens the door to...

Stafford Wood explains the best ways to build your business’s website

(Photo by Marie Constantin) Business owners frequently approach Stafford Wood with this problem: “My website isn’t working.” When she asks them, “What is it supposed...

A day in the life of a USS Kidd volunteer

(Photography by Tim Mueller) While the Louisiana Naval War Memorial Commission is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the USS Kidd Veterans Memorial, a...

News alert: Stuart Bell recommended as next University of Alabama president

A top LSU administrator is being recommended as the next president of the University of Alabama. A 24-member advisory search committee is expected to recommend...

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