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Entrepreneur: Natalie Ourso, Chad and Heather Carter

DRIVEN BY PAIN After serving in Iraq, Army veteran Natalie Ourso struggled with PTSD and found herself on a plethora of medications. Struggling with unwanted...
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Executive Spotlight: Al Moreau III

Position: President/CEO and physical therapist Company: Moreau Physical Therapy Age: 44 Family: Wife, Charlotte, and three children: Ava Grace (16), Adrian (14) and Luke (11) Hometown: Baton Rouge,...

Inside Lori Virdue’s vintage style shop

Lori Virdue’s love for vintage was born in her grandmother’s closet. Growing up, she lived with three siblings in her grandparents’ retro home in south...

Firsts in Five: Christine Lipsey

Firsts in Five poses five questions to South Louisiana women who were first in some aspect of their field or in the community.  With 37...
Entrepreneur Renita Williams Thomas

Entrepreneur: Renita Williams Thomas

BABY STEPS Renita Williams Thomas always wanted to change the life of children. Feeling called to pursue a career in pediatrics, she returned to college...
executive spotlight Tyler Gray

Executive Spotlight: Tyler Gray

Position: President and general counsel Company: Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association Age: 37 Family: Wife, Sarah, and two children: Hutson (3) and Ella (2) Hometown: Falls Church, Virginia Education:...
Entrepreneur 'Cajun' Dan Abraham

Entrepreneur: ‘Cajun’ Dan Abraham

MILD BEGINNINGS Having started multiple businesses over the years in a variety of industries—including insurance, restaurants, couponing, and marketing and home restoration—“Cajun” Dan Abraham considers...
Executive Spotlight Rob Wise

Executive Spotlight: Robert Wise

Position: Owner and CEO Company: ITinspired Age: 39 Family: Wife, Michelle, and two children: Myra (5) and William (4) Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana Education: Bachelor's degree from LSU, major in...
Monique Scott-Spaulding

How I Got Started: Monique Scott-Spaulding of Jani-King

Monique Scott-Spaulding spent two full years researching before she decided what kind of business she wanted to run. Her venture, which she launched in...

Meredith Waguespack builds a brand

With a goal in mind of organically expanding her customer base, Meredith Waguespack—owner of the nine-year-old lifestyle T-shirt brand Sweet Baton Rouge—has tapped into...

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