Roundup: Special elections / BREW semifinals / BRAC achievements 

    March 20: Gov. John Bel Edwards has officially called a March 20 special election for Louisiana voters to select two new members of the U.S. House, with an April 24 runoff if needed.The 2nd District seat centered in New Orleans and the 5th District seat representing a largely rural area across northeast and central Louisiana, are vacant. Candidates can sign up for the races during a Jan. 20-22 qualifying period. Read the full story. 

    Business pitches: The semifinal round of the BREW 10 High-Stakes Pitch competition is taking place today at the Nexus Louisiana Tech Park, where nine companies will pitch their business ventures to a group of advisers and investment experts for their chance at competing for the $50,000 investment prize that will be awarded at the final pitch event Jan. 21. The finalists will be announced via Facebook today. The competition final will be available to attend virtually, with limited in-person attendance available at the downtown library branch. Get more information.   

    2020 in review: The Baton Rouge Area Chamber today released key accomplishments the organization achieved in 2020, a year in which it pivoted its priorities to support the regional business community through the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery period. See the announcement.