b1BANK and Genesis 360 will be honored as Companies of the Year March 9. Here’s how to get tickets.

    For 38 years, Business Report has been honoring leading professionals and companies in the Capital Region that distinguish themselves by not only succeeding in business, but also by giving back to the community and making our city a better place to live.

    Business Report and Junior Achievement will honor the following individuals and companies at the 2021 Business Awards & Hall of Fame gala dinner on March 9. The event is sold out.

    The event is presented by Franklin, Hannis T. Bourgeois CPAs and Capital One.

    This year’s honorees, as selected by a community panel of judges, are:

    Hall of Fame Laureates
    Pepper Rutland, founder, president and CEO, MMR Group
    Gerry Lane, founder, Gerry Lane Enterprises (posthumous)

    Businessperson of the Year
    Judi Terzotis, publisher, The Advocate and Times-Picayune

    Young Businessperson of the Year 
    Tupac de la Cruz, founder and operations manager, Roofing Solutions

    Company of the Year (100 or more employees)

    Company of the Year (fewer than 100 employees)
    Genesis 360

    All of this year’s honorees will be profiled in the March edition of Business Report and honored at a gala with cocktails and dinner from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center Baton Rouge.

    The event is sold out. If you have questions, please email Taylor Falgout at taylor@businessreport.com.