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Executive Spotlight: Todd Grand, Ethan Allen

(Photo by Don Kadair) Todd Grand President/Owner, Ethan Allen Baton Rouge Age: 37 Hometown: Baton Rouge The furniture business has been part of Todd Grand’s life for as long...

Are off-site team-building events worth the time and cost?

Many managers believe that spending a day or two away from the office will re-energize the team and lead to out-of-the-box solutions to business...

Craig Juengling tells you the best way to listen to your employees

Many executives are poor listeners, according to Craig Juengling. Nearly half of the leaders he works with, he says, need to dramatically improve their...

Meet Josh Priola, owner of Street Breads

(Photo by Brian Baiamonte: Josh Priola) Josh Priola Position: Owner Company: Street Breads What they do: Gourmet sandwich shop Address: 3131 Perkins Road Revenue: $1.5 million Next goals: Franchise   HONEST SANDWICHES In a...

Is Bayou Country Superfest a super deal?

(Photo by Zack Smith: Bayou Country Superfest in Tiger Stadium) When veteran music festival producer Quint Davis in 2008 first pitched his Los Angeles-based partners...

The East Baton Rouge Mortgage Finance Authority gets a makeover—and a new name

For 41 years the East Baton Rouge Mortgage Finance Authority helped first-time homebuyers secure financing at far below market rates. But when the Federal...

National nonprofit Single Stop makes Baton Rouge its Gulf Coast home base

(Photo by Don Kadair: Christy Reeves) Since opening a Baton Rouge office less than two years ago, a nonprofit organization called Single Stop has kept...

A day in the life of a graphic printer at Vivid Ink Graphics

(Photography by Tim Mueller) Founded in 1999 by Stephen St. Cyr and Collin Keller, Vivid Ink Graphics is the area’s largest supplier of signs and...

Baton Rouge airport sets new impact study into motion to enhance service, attract business

What’s the community and economic impact of the Baton Rouge Municipal Airport? It’s unclear at the moment, but work to find out has just begun...

CATS audit shows big improvement to bus system’s financial procedures

The Capital Area Transit System in 2014 corrected all but a handful of 33 problem areas identified by state, federal and external auditors in...

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