Roundup: BREW speakers, sponsors wanted / Most Powerful Women in Accounting / BASF cuts jobs 

    BREW: This year’s Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week will be held November 12-15 and will feature panels, speaking engagements and a high-stakes pitch competition. Planning is underway for BREW 2019 programming, and NexusLA is looking for speakers, sponsors and investors for the pitch competition Those interested in sponsorship or speaking opportunities at BREW can visit or contact Wendy Overton at Those interested in investment opportunities with BREW and the high-stakes pitch competition can contact Todd Lowery at 

    Honored: Candy Wright of Postlethwaite & Netterville was selected as one of the 2019 Most Powerful Women in Accounting by the American Institute of CPAs and CPA Practice Advisor magazine. The awards, presented at an industry conference, are awarded to women who with “an outstanding impact” in the accounting profession and in particular in the lives of practitioners. Wright has worked at P&N since 1985.

    Downsizing: Chemicals maker BASF, which operates a plant in Geismar, says it will eliminate 6,000 jobs by the end of 2021 in what it calls an “organization realignment” to streamline the company’s structure. The company says in a news release that the restructuring will save $340 million as part of an ongoing efficiency program. The company plans to have smaller corporate headquarters and a stronger role for regional operations. It’s unknown if any Louisiana jobs will be affected. Read the full story.

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