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A company that allows employees to trade vacation for student loan help

Insurance company Unum Group is giving its employees a choice: turn in five earned PTO days and get money toward your student loans in...

LSU to offer one-year MBAs

The LSU Flores MBA Program is launching a one-year MBA track geared toward students who hold an undergraduate business degree. Beginning in June, the...

Roundup: PitchBR wants entrepreneurs / Sasol plant running / Danos to acquire Shamrock Energy

Shoot your shot: PitchBR is seeking inventors and entrepreneurs to pitch their business idea at the next PitchBR on March 21. The event provides...
Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur: Jeff Herman

SWEET EPIPHANY A Sunday morning sweet tooth in 2011 turned Jeff Herman from an aspiring entrepreneur into a purveyor of some of Baton Rouge’s most...
Executive Spotlight

Executive Spotlight: Brian Nizzo

Position: Vice president-Chief lending officer Company: First American Bank Age: 35 Family: Wife, Brittney, and two daughters: Caroline, 9, and Lucy, 4 Hometown: Donaldsonville, Louisiana Education: Marketing and banking degrees from...

Conn’s expanding in Louisiana, opening in former Toys R Us

Conn’s HomePlus is continuing its Louisiana expansion, opening a new store in the former Toys R Us/Babies R Us space at Siegen Lane Marketplace....

Roundup: Dima Ghawi wins writing award / Formosa lawsuit / Coastal erosion problems

Doing it all: Former IBM executive Dima Ghawi won the grand prize in the Writer’s Digest annual self-published book awards, beating out hundreds of...

Construction firms turn to tech amidst labor shortage

As a labor shortage continues to squeeze construction companies—four out of five report difficulties filling positions—most have increased base pay rates, according to a...

BP oil spill settlement could help Louisiana’s state bird

Audubon Louisiana wants more than $1.4 billion of the settlement money from BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill to be spent on restoration projects along...

‘225 Dine:’ Where to pick up Valentine’s Day treats

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and Baton Rouge bakeries and restaurants are gearing up for the day of love and romance, 225 reports. Whether you plan...

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