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Executive Spotlight Q&A: Phyllis Cancienne, Baker Donelson

(Photo by Don Kadair) Name: Phyllis Cancienne Position: Baton Rouge office managing shareholder, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC Age: 51 Hometown: Shreveport Education: LSU (bachelor's in 1985, law degree...

Termination trepidation: Best practices for firing an employee

It is the most dreaded conversation in the workplace, and while it's generally more painful for an employee than for a manager, those who...

Baton Rouge Entrepreneur: Niki Marie Hansen of Bayou Time Babysitting

Niki Marie Hansen Owner, Bayou Time Babysitting What they do: A boutique babysitting and nanny service Address: LSU Innovation Park Revenue: $200,000 (2015 estimated) Next Goals: Grow client base   'HOW...

Does Baton Rouge have too many downtown hotels?

New hotels are all the rage in downtown Baton Rouge, with new projects emerging seemingly every other month. The Downtown Development District says 897 hotel rooms have...

Troubled empire: Barry Bellue and Thinkstream are in bankruptcy court for the second time...

“I want to build a damn empire,” Barry Bellue declared matter-of-factly to Business Report in May 2006. And build an empire he did. He brought tech...

Raising Cane’s head man Todd Graves on the greatest wisdom he has learned

(Photo courtesy Raising Cane's) Todd Graves Founder, CEO, Fry Cook & Cashier, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Age: 43 “‘Progress, not perfection.’ Our business consultant Tim McCarthy shared this advice...

Courtyard Marriott TIF up in the air as email questions viability of downtown hotel...

When the Metro Council adjourned its June 24 meeting before taking up any business because it lacked a quorum, one of the casualties on...

320-unit apartment complex planned for The Greens at Millerville

Plans for The Greens at Millerville mixed-use development at Interstate 12 and Millerville Road continue to grow. Developers have drafted a final development plan for...

Holden and Arrigo say they’re ‘disappointed’ with NBC decision on Miss USA broadcast, but...

Mayor Kip Holden and Visit Baton Rouge President and CEO Paul Arrigo broke their silence this afternoon about NBC’s decision not to air the...

City-parish contract fails to require Miss USA global broadcast

A contract Baton Rouge officials inked with the Miss USA pageant to provide $280,000 in city-parish funds to lure the event back to the...

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