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Franchisee John Schexmaildre

Franchisee: John Schexnaildre

Garage Experts of Baton Rouge Port Allen Based in Anaheim, California, Garage Experts began franchising in 2008 and has since expanded to more than 80 locations....
Entrepreneur Damien Mitchell

Entrepreneur: Damien Mitchell

EARLY SKETCHES Growing up in Rayne, Damien Mitchell began making things at a young age, often things his parents wouldn’t buy him. When they wouldn’t...
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Executive Spotlight: Bryan Naquin

Position: President and CEO Company: Acadian Home Theater & Automation Age: 42 Family: Wife, Stacey, and son, Cade (20) Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana Education: Attended high school (didn't graduate) In the...
Entrepreneur Derrick Tessa Holloway Kidz Karousel

Entrepreneur: Derrick and Tessa Holloway

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS In 2005, Tessa and Derrick Holloway were confronted with a not-so-uncommon problem: They needed to find an early childhood development center for their...
Executive Spotlight Chris Van Pelt

Executive Spotlight: Chris Van Pelt

Position: Owner Company: M&M Glass Company Age: 54 Family: Wife, Penny Van Pelt, and two children: Caleb and Madeline Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana Education: Attended LSU In the news: Since its...
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Entrepreneur: Andrea Leyerle

JUST A SPOONFUL Nine years ago, Andrea Leyerle was a stay-at-home mother of three young children who was interested in living a more self-sufficient lifestyle....
Executive Spotlight David Facey

Executive Spotlight: David Facey

Position: CEO and president Company: SellSwipe Inc. Age: 28 Family: Father of two, Naomi, 9, and Ahren, 5 Hometown: Chicago Education: Baton Rouge Magnet High School; B.S. in Finance from...

Entrepreneur: Brenda Goff

SEEDS Brenda Goff got her first taste of the garden industry while working at a local nursery for four years. While she enjoyed assisting amateur...
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Executive Spotlight: Scot Guidry

Position: Manager and principal Company: Derbes Falgoust Commercial Real Estate Age: 54 Family: Wife, Sandy, and two children, Berton and Hadley Hometown: Baton Rouge Education: LSU In the news: In January, commercial real...
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Entrepreneur: Paul and Michael Mladenka

PREP WORK Paul Mladenka has been around food preparation since he was tall enough to stand at the kitchen counter with his mom. “Being in...

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