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Wanting higher profile, IBM offering peek behind the curtain of its riverfront facility

(Editor's Note: This story has been revised from an earlier version to include updated information from IBM about its use of temporary workers on...

Prominent New Orleans hotel owner buys Nottoway Plantation

New Orleans business and hotel magnate Joseph Jaeger Jr. has purchased Nottoway Plantation in White Castle, with plans to enhance the guest experience at...

Red Stick Social opening delayed; executive chef hired

Though the plan was for a February opening, the realities of renovating a nearly century-old building means Red Stick Social, the multi-level boutique entertainment...

Baton Rouge sports drink startup expands footprint, aims to be ‘next Gatorade’

Hydra-Guard Recharge, an all-natural sports drink created by a Baton Rouge entrepreneur, has doubled its footprint since 2017, expanding to 500 retail locations across...

Bikeshare rollout delays RFP for management of 800 downtown parking meters

While the city-parish will next week rebid private management of two downtown parking garages, they’re holding off on purchasing some 800 downtown parking meters...
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Industry battling over state appointments and river pilot fees

Even as alleged improprieties in the selection of its at-large commissioners are hashed out in 19th Judicial District Court, industry representatives on the Louisiana Pilotage...

Bernhard Normand Construction moving to its Jefferson Highway office park

Construction is underway on the Goodwood Office Park being developed by Bernhard Normand Construction on Jefferson Highway. Three of the four buildings in the...

Ready Shield Solutions making little visible progress

Last June, the nascent Baton Rouge North Economic Development District announced a new company, Ready Shield Solutions, had plans to redevelop the old Cotton’s...

Roundup: Nine LSU DKE’s arrested / BRAC diversity awards / Vet school petition

Hazing crimes: LSU today announced the arrests of nine Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity members for hazing-related crimes in a toughened approach to such incidents...

How Tiger Deauxnuts and Barbecue came to be

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

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