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OLOL to build $100M cancer institute on Hennessy

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center plans to build the main building of its reported $100 million Our Lady of the Lake...

FranU receives $1M donation for chapel in St. Francis Hall 

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University today announced it has received a $1 million monetary gift from the FMOL Sisters
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Shell donates $27.5M to LSU energy research initiatives

Shell USA is donating $27.5 million to LSU to create the LSU Institute for Energy Innovation and support the construction of the previously announced Our Lady of the Lake Interdisciplinary Science Building, the school announced at an event today.

News alert: Gov. Edwards asked to appear before legislative committee investigating Ronald Greene incident

What did Gov. John Bel Edwards know about the deadly 2019 arrest of Ronald Greene by Louisiana State Police and when did he know it?

News alert: Judge rules against St. George incorporation

A judge has ruled that the incorporation of St. George is “unreasonable” under state law.

Children’s hospitals in Baton Rouge, New Orleans to explore partnership

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health and Children’s Hospital New Orleans, part of the LCMC Health system, have signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore opportunities to collaborate.

News alert: Attracting talent, diversifying economy key to BRAC’s five-year strategic plan 

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber today released its new five-year strategic plan, Bring It! Baton Rouge, which focuses on growing the region’s talent pipeline, diversifying the economy, increasing inclusivity and enhancing the area’s livability to help attract and retain people. 

OLOL’s Scott Wester transitioning to new role within organization

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System today announced that Scott Wester will be transitioning from his position as market president for Baton Rouge and Our Lady of the Lake into a system executive role focused exclusively on the recently announced $170 million investment in LSU. 
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‘Business Report’ founder Rolfe McCollister retires after 40 years; Julio Melara acquiring Baton Rouge...

Rolfe McCollister Jr., who launched Baton Rouge Business Report in 1982, is retiring from the 40-year-old company. Julio Melara, who joined the company 25 years ago, is acquiring Louisiana Business Inc.

B1BANK expanding into Houston with Texas Citizens Bank acquisition

The transaction will not only extend the b1BANKS’ reach along the industry-heavy Interstate 10 corridor, but will also grow its assets to some $4.9 billion.