Baton Rouge sports drink startup expands footprint, aims to be ‘next Gatorade’

Hydra-Guard Recharge, an all-natural sports drink created by a Baton Rouge entrepreneur, has doubled its footprint since 2017, expanding to 500 retail locations across the southeast region, from east Texas to the Florida state...

Bikeshare rollout delays RFP for management of 800 downtown parking meters

While the city-parish will next week rebid private management of two downtown parking garages, they’re holding off on purchasing some 800 downtown parking meters as the planned bikeshare program brings unforeseen complications. Some of the...
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Industry battling over state appointments and river pilot fees

Even as alleged improprieties in the selection of its at-large commissioners are hashed out in 19th Judicial District Court, industry representatives on the Louisiana Pilotage Fee Commission say they face a more enduring and costly...

Mayor calls for better oversight of mosquito abatement district, other quasi-independent agencies

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome is calling for tougher oversight of the city’s Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control district, as scrutiny of the agency and its questionable expenditures grows. On Wednesday, two Metro Council members called...

Bernhard Normand Construction moving to its Jefferson Highway office park

Construction is underway on the Goodwood Office Park being developed by Bernhard Normand Construction on Jefferson Highway. Three of the four buildings in the office park have been claimed, says Mathew Laborde of Elifin...

Baton Rouge filmmakers: NOLA isn’t Louisiana’s only movie-making city

Baton Rouge filmmakers say they want additional local workforce development opportunities and assurances that a new Louisiana Entertainment Development Fund won’t only benefit New Orleans filmmakers. The Alliance for Louisiana Filmmakers hosted a listening...

Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line to headline Bayou Country Superfest

Bayou Country Superfest organizers have announced the lineup for this year’s event, which is returning to LSU Tiger Stadium May 25 and 26. The 10th anniversary lineup features Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line,...

Baton Rouge investors give over $18K to 15 Young Entrepreneurs Academy startups

Thirteen-year-old Condoleezza Semien, CEO and founder of Beluga Bliss, was selected to represent the Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge at a national pitch competition in New York after impressing an investor panel with...

JR Ball: Baton Rouge just fine with sexual harassment

Harvey Weinstein would be right at home in Baton Rouge. Why wouldn’t the man who can’t...

Riegel: Why we remain so unfriendly to pedestrians

Baton Rouge recently made another one of those dubious lists that highlights the bad things...

Publisher: Louisiana faced with the future—again

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Metro Council MARC facility
After years of rubber-stamping escalating spending requests, the Metro Council is now wondering how the cost of a planned $6.5 million mosquito abatement facility has nearly doubled in price. One reason: high-end additions—like Silestone countertops, custom tinted windows and an $1,800 rat sculpture case. Then there's this: How did Gary Beard...

Nominations for 2019 Influential Women in Business

Nominations will be accepted for Business Report‘s 2019 Influential Women in Business beginning Jan. 8, 2019. The awards annually honor professional women in the Capital Region...

Get tickets to the 2019 Business Awards & Hall of Fame

Business Report and Junior Achievement will honor six Baton Rouge individuals and companies at the 2019 Business Awards & Hall of Fame gala in...
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