Get details about awards and tickets to all of Business Report’s 2020 events

    Baton Rouge Business Report events

    Since 1982, Baton Rouge Business Report has been instrumental in establishing and hosting unique business events that inspire leadership, provide business intelligence, recognize excellence and create opportunities. The Business Report Leadership Academy is one of the fastest-growing executive development programs in the region, and the Business Awards & Hall of Fame, Influential Women in Business and Top 40 Under 40 are some of the most anticipated annual events of the business community.

    Business Report Leadership Academy

    leadershipacademylogoThe Business Report Leadership Academy offers the best of personal development, professional growth, leadership exposure and civic outreach through discovery sessions and top guest CEO speakers for small business owners and those poised for leadership positions in their company. Participants are selected through an application process. Get the details.
    NOMINATIONS: Applications are accepted year-round. Get the form.
    EVENT: Spring + Fall of 2020

    Former Intel CEO Craig Barrett

    Power Breakfast Series

    Get Connected and stay informed in 2020 by joining us for a new series of focused forums on key topics for business.
    June 9
    —Industry Webcast. Get the details. Register.
    August 12—Webcast: “What Should You Know About Cybersecurity in 2020?” Get the details and register.
    October 21—Health care focus

    Business Awards & Hall of Fame

    Presented by Business Report and Junior Achievement, this event pays tribute to remarkable individuals and companies in the local business sector. Honorees are selected for the Hall of Fame, Businessperson of the Year, Young Businessperson of the Year, Company of the Year (100 or more employees) and Company of the Year (fewer than 100 employees).
    NOMINATIONS: The nomination period has ended.
    EVENT: July 7, 2020, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Tickets are $85 each or $850 per table. Get tickets.

    Influential Women in Business

    Business Report honors female leaders in a wide variety of fields who are making the Capital Region a better place to live through their work in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.
    NOMINATIONS: Jan. 7-Feb. 7.
    EVENT: July 29, 2020. 8:30 a.m. webcastInfluential Women in Business: A Conversation About Resilience. At 11 a.m., Business Report will honor the 2020 Influential Women in Business in a special virtual livestreamed event.

    Webcast: Building a Stronger Business Through Diversity

    Smart business leaders know that creating inclusive, diverse workplaces isn’t just the right thing to do. Research indicates that diverse teams are more creative, more innovative and higher performing. Whether you’re a small, medium or large business, get insights into how to strengthen your organization through diversity and inclusion.
    EVENT: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 18. Get the details. Register for the webcast.


    Best Places to Work Breakfast

    A celebration of the Best Places to Work in our community, as ranked by the independent national firm Best Companies Group.
    REGISTER: Get information about participating in the Best Places to Work program.
    The deadline to register is May 1, 2020.
    EVENT: Join us from 8:30-9:30 a.m. September 15 for a special virtual live-streamed event.

    Top 100 Private Companies + Exclusive Economic Outlook

    Join us as we honor the Top 100 private companies in the Capital Region, ranked by revenue. Keynote speaker for the event will be the accurate and irreverent LSU economist, Dr. Loren Scott. He will once again unveil his economic trends forecast for Louisiana and Baton Rouge, delivered in a style of homespun humor known as “economic comedy.” He is on the 50-member National Business Economic Issues Council, which meets quarterly to discuss issues of state, national and international interest. Dr. Scott is co-developer of the Louisiana econometric model, a model used for providing annual forecasts of the Louisiana economy.
    EVENT: Join us from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 15 for a special virtual live-streamed event.

    Forty Under 40

    Business Report honors the Capital Region’s young rising stars from the private, public and nonprofit sectors.
    NOMINATIONS: June 2-July 3, 2020.
    EVENT: Nov. 12, 2020, at L’Auberge Casino + Hotel