Spanish Town Airbnb

Keeping Spanish Town weird in an Airbnb world

Spanish Town residents Cheryl McCormick and Derrell Cohoon recall the surly reputation the neighborhood had when they moved into their historic Fifth Street home some 20 years ago. Today, the neighborhood is blooming with life....
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Financial planning advice after Trump tax law

With the first year of the Trump administration’s new tax law—the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—under their belt, financial experts have gotten a grasp on the new system and what strategies work best when...
women in business betty uribe

Women in business need to believe in themselves

With years of experience owning and operating businesses in the United States and South America, Betty Uribe is a C-level banking executive, business consultant and author. A nationally recognized expert on corporate turnarounds and the...
Design Louisiana Associated Builders and Contractors

Design: Louisiana Associated General Contractors

Owner: Louisiana Associated General Contractors Architect: GraceHebert Architects Contractor: Stuart & Company General Contractors Cost: $2 million Completed: November 2018 Use: Headquarters office of the Louisiana Associated General Contractors Location: 666 North St. Form follows function... “What we did was turn an old, non-functional...
retirement sandwich generation

Supporting both children and parents the sandwich generation keeps working

If it was up to Frank Jobert, he would’ve worked well past the 30 years he spent with the Louisiana Department of Corrections. But in 2003, he found himself retiring early—at just 52 years...
Women in Business Stephanie Cargile

2019 WIB: Stephanie Cargile

Profession: Public and government affairs manager, ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Hometown: Baton Rouge Age: 48 Family: Married to husband, John, with three children: Josh, Caroline and Patrick Years with company: 18 As a journalism student at LSU, Stephanie Cargile never anticipated she...
Women in Business Jennifer Eplett Reilly

2019 WIB: Jennifer Eplett Reilly

Profession: Trustee and co-founder, City Year Inc./founding chair, New Schools for Baton Rouge Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts Age: 55 Family: Married to husband, Sean Reilly,  for 30 years, with three children: Anna (21), Aidan (19), and Rowan (17) Years...
Dima Ghawi, Women in Business

2019 WIB: Dima Ghawi

Profession: Leadership keynote speaker & executive coach, Dima Ghawi LLC Hometown: Born in Turkey, raised in Jordan, and a proud Louisianan for the past 6 years Age: 43 Family: Single Years with company: 4 The person Dima Ghawi was...

JR Ball: Living life in our Louisiana welfare state

It should come as a surprise to exactly no one that few states dole out...

Riegel: Louisiana stays stuck in the problems of the past

On the same day that U.S. News and World Report issued its annual list of...

Publisher: Rankings bad news for Gov. John Bel Edwards

U.S. News & World Report is a “recognized leader in college, grad school, hospital,...


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Women in Business
Somehow, they make it all look so easy. The high-pressure careers. The growing families. The service on local boards and volunteer efforts at area nonprofits. The 2019 Influential Women in Business balance all these demands, and more, with grace and humility. But, of course, it’s not easy—and it hasn’t been...

Get tickets to the Influential Women in Business Luncheon

Business Report has announced the 10 Capital Region women who will be celebrated as this year’s Influential Women in Business honorees. Those being recognized are: —Stephanie...

Register now for the 2019 Best Places to Work

Think your company is one of the best places to work in the Capital Region? Find out by registering for Business Report’s 2019 Best Places...
Baton Rouge Business Report events

Get details about awards and tickets to all of Business Report’s 2019 events

Since 1982, Baton Rouge Business Report has been instrumental in establishing and hosting unique business events that have recognized excellence and created opportunities for business...