Entrepreneur: Speed Bancroft
The Speedy Eats founder: You have to be 'tenacious' about raising capital and never let quitting enter your mind.
Entrepreneur: Thomas Schumacher
Entrepreneur: Thomas Schumacher, inspired working in real estate along 30A, launched River Homes, a property management and vacation rentals company.
Passion: Adam Beary
Adam Beary, an avid painter, is the CEO and president of Bear Process Safety.
3 Things to Know: Steven Procopio
Steven Procopio, the recently named president of PAR, has been with the research policy institute since 2014.
Entrepreneur: Lori Tucker-Day
Entrepreneur: Lori Tucker-Day is the founder of Baton Bougie House Party, a luxury sleepover, glamping, and event planning and rental company.
3 Things to Know: Cathy Griffiths
Cathy Griffiths, who moved to Baton Rouge after Hurricane Katrina, was drawn to nursing through a family relative.
Entrepreneur: Ryan Greene
Ryan Greene decided to launch the startup after a business trip to Atlanta found him in the airport with a wallet full or receipts.
3 Things to Know: Candace LeBlanc
3 Things to Know: Candace LeBlanc, a New Orleans native, is an avid hiker and devoted LSU fan who has been with Investar Bank since 2014,
Entrepreneur: Megan H. Kelly
Entrepreneur: Megan H. Kelly is the founder of Mompreneur Nation, which both connects and supports mom entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneur: Henry Hays
Henry Hays is founder of MatchPoint, which puts athletes together with businesses interested in NIL partnerships.
3 Things to Know: Trey Godfrey
Trey Godfrey, who dreamed of becoming a college football head coach, is senior vice president of policy for the Baton Rouge Area Chamber.
Entrepreneur: Misti and Brumby Broussard
After meeting in California working in the movie industry, Misti and Brumby Broussard moved to Baton Rouge and have opened BLDG 5.
3 Things to Know: Darlene Adams Rowland
Darlene Adams Rowland, the executive director of BREADA | Red Stick Farmers Market and Main Street Market, fell in love with farmers markets in Europe.
Meet Paula Davis, state representative and 2021 Influential Woman in Business
She majored in political science at LSU, but Republican state Rep. Paula Davis says her career ambitions didn’t originally include a run for public...
3 things to know: Mike Sullivan
3 things to know: Mike Sullivan, principal partner at LRK architecture firm, has known he wanted to be an architect since the third grade.
Entrepreneur: Chris Cummings
Entrepreneur: Chris Cummings is the founder and CEO of Pass It Down, a digital exhibit builder platform that launched in Tennessee before moving to Baton Rouge.
3 things to know: Charlotte Claiborne
Charlotte Claiborne, executive director of Bridge Center for Hope, spent 17 years working for Entergy before enter the mental health field.
Entrepreneur: Chenese Lewis
Entrepreneur: Chenese Lewis, is the founder of her eponymously named events production company and a multi-media personality.
Entrpreneur: Nhi Nguyen and Jeremy Starns
Nhi Nguyen and Jeremy Starns are co-founders and partners with Agilify, a management consulting firm that's seen big growth since landing a contract with LDH.
3 things to know: Darrel Papillion
Darrel Papillion, a shareholder with the Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens law firm, became a lawyer out of a desire for public service and a love of history.