On-demand care: Block Lawncare, an on-demand lawn care service, took the top prize at Thursday’s PitchBR event hosted by the Louisiana Technology Park. The company’s leaders pitched their company’s vision alongside Hanley’s Foods and Soldier Fly Technologies at the Shark Tank-style competition, winning $1,000 check at the end of the night.
Growing up: Lafayette-based Viamed Healthcare is adding 220 jobs at its Acadiana headquarters, The Daily Advertiser reports. The new directly created jobs will have an average annual salary of $42,800 plus benefits.
Don’t call it a comeback: About a year after shuttering U.S. operations, the remnant of the defunct Toys R Us is set to return this holiday season by opening about a half dozen U.S. stores and an e-commerce site, Bloomberg reports. The stores are slated to be about 10,000-square feet, roughly a third of the size of the brand’s big-box outlets that closed last year, and will also have more experiences, like play areas.