Chamber of the year: The Baton Rouge Area Chamber today announced it has been named the 2020 Louisiana Chamber of the Year in the large chamber category by Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Executives. The LACCE Chamber of the Year Award program recognizes chambers that have distinguished themselves and their community through excellence in chamber management. Entries for the award were judged by an out-of-state panel of judges.
Doors open: Baton Rouge General’s new neighborhood hospital in Prairieville will open this morning, accepting the first patients in its 14-bed emergency room and 10-bed inpatient hospital. The 42,500-square-foot facility, located off Interstate 10, is designed to create a new experience for patients, taking them straight from the door to their exam room. Read a recent Daily Report story about the new hospital and take a quick tour by checking out the latest Design feature in Business Report.
Smoky trail: Andouille sausage links together Louisiana’s River Parishes. An essential ingredient in gumbo, jambalaya and even seafood boils, andouille adds smoky depth to dishes across Cajun country. Now the River Parishes have created an Andouille Trail, an online map to where you can buy, eat and even learn to make andouille. The trail was inspired by similar maps to bourbon in Kentucky and ale in Asheville, North Carolina. Any restaurant with an andouille dish on its menu can be part of the trail. Read the full story.