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Hebert’s Specialty Meats coming to Jefferson Highway

Hebert’s Specialty Meats is expanding to Baton Rouge, with the planned May opening of a Jefferson Highway storefront. The Acadiana butcher’s shop specializes in Cajun...

Walk-On’s owners, partners launch quick-service slider restaurant

Walk-On’s co-owners Brandon Landry and Drew Brees, partnering with local entrepreneurs Jacob Dugas and Scott Fargason, are launching a new fast-casual restaurant concept in...
State politics

LABI, BRAC weigh in on efforts to phase out corporate franchise tax

Business groups are taking notice of pre-filed legislation that, if approved, would phase out the corporate franchise tax over a five-year period, a small...
outdoor dining

Outdoor dining in Baton Rouge is a thing, but is it profitable?

Shortly after restaurateurs Eric Carnegie and Chad Hughes made the decision to open a new casual restaurant and bar concept in the former Crispy...

News alert: Funes allegedly embezzled $810,000 from OLOL Foundation

(Editor's Note: This story has been updated from an earlier version to include comments from LSU.) The fired, former chief fundraiser for Our Lady of...

OLOL yet to make audit details public on Funes embezzlement allegations

Officials with Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center have yet to make public a report from independent auditor Deloitte that is expected...
ITEP ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil picked Baton Rouge but ITEP debate isn’t over

The local business community, fearful of the fallout from the ongoing controversy over the Industrial Tax Exemption Program, breathed a sigh of relief in...
leadership

6 leadership habits all CEOs need to develop for success

When a CEO is fired or forced to resign, most people assume it’s due to their inability to boost the company’s bottom line. But...

FMOL board chair resigns over decision to fire system CEO

One day after the system that oversees Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center fired its CEO, Michael McBride, the chairman of the...
LSU

LSU getting into the game with unprecedented fundraising quest

What will it take for LSU to lead Louisiana and impact the world? It’s a more than $1.3 billion question the university system wants...

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