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St. Bruno Bread Co.’s business is booming on the heels of their one-year anniversary

  St. Bruno Bread Co. opened its commercial bakery in May 2023. Now, just a year later, owner and founder Steven Gottfried has an elite...

Meet the Boomerangs: Laura and Sarah Roland

Sisters Laura and Sarah Roland, who were born and raised in the Walden neighborhood of Baton Rouge, also found themselves returning to their roots...

Meet the Boomerangs: Adam Guarisco

Adam Guarisco, 28, enjoyed the crawfish boils, football games, and family life that for him were synonymous with Baton Rouge. But he wanted new...

Meet the Boomerangs: Samantha Jarman

Samantha Jarman wanted a Southeastern Conference college experience but preferred not to attend LSU, where the University High graduate had not only gone to...

Meet the Boomerangs: Zach Schmidt

From the time he was 2 years old, Zach Schmidt, 29, claimed Baton Rouge as home. Raised in the Old Goodwood area, he attended...

Meet the Boomerangs: Matt Adler, Katie Kilgore and Allie Dasso

Andy and Suzie Adler’s children—Matt Adler, Katie Kilgore and Allie Dasso—all took different paths in coming back home to the Capital Region. After Matt Adler,...

A chance encounter in college leads to a meteoric rise for Alicia Vidrine

While in her senior year at LSU, one of Alicia Vidrine’s professors posed a simple question to her during an encounter at the student...

Amanda Martin’s Studyville concept has transformed the tutoring experience

Like a great symphony, Amanda Martin’s career has had a lot of twists and turns but plenty of high notes—all leading to a crescendo,...

Tessa Holloway’s measure of success is better life outcomes for children

When Tessa Holloway was approached in 2006 to purchase a child care center in Port Allen, she was a manager at Blockbuster with no...

Meredith Hathorn is the legal mind behind some of Louisiana’s biggest public projects

Woman’s Hospital. The Port of New Orleans. Ochsner Health. LCMC Health. The University Medical Center in New Orleans. The expansions of I-10 in Baton...

Melissa Dotson pays it forward, helping others make their journey

While growing up in Metairie, Melissa Dotson thought she was destined for a career in medicine. Her mother even sent her to Latin camp...

Rachel DiResto guides communities through recovery and resiliency

One of Louisiana’s most challenging moments led to a formative period in Rachel DiResto’s career. It was the mid-2000s, and DiResto was working as vice...

Resolute litigator Lana Crump also advises her colleagues on best practices

Is AI right for a law firm? It’s one of the many critical decisions that Lana Crump has tackled in her role as a partner...

Jodi Conachen’s ‘guiding star’? What’s best for the patient

Jodi Conachen’s childhood career goal was simple: “I wanted to matter.” Though her aspirations changed over the years while growing up in Baton Rouge, Conachen...

2024 Company of the Year: Bringing order to the law

Few social institutions feel the pressure of high expectations like law enforcement, and fewer still do it while also juggling a diminishing workforce. If...

2024 Company of the Year: A prosperous path

In retrospect, 2008 probably wasn’t the best year for the managers of Pala Group to borrow money and begin transitioning into an employee-owned company. The...

2024 Young Businessperson of the Year: All hail the queen

The Rolling Stones' She’s a Rainbow blasts from the speakers of the Raising Cane’s River Center as Jaime Glas Odom glides down a red...

2024 Executive of the Year: Putting people first

Over the course of its storied history, few events have altered Louisiana like Hurricane Katrina. The mammoth storm slammed into the coast in August 2005,...

2024 Hall of Fame: Piloting success

Nannette Noland has always been a bit ahead of her time. Her father taught her how to drive a car once she could see...

2024 Hall of Fame [posthumous]: Open-door policy

A ballroom filled with Hollywood heavyweights was a far cry from the ballfields of the late George A. Foster Jr.’s tiny Louisiana hometown of...