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Entrepreneur: Paul and Michael Mladenka

PREP WORK Paul Mladenka has been around food preparation since he was tall enough to stand at the kitchen counter with his mom. “Being in...
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Executive Spotlight: Scott Taylor

Position: President and COO Company: Walk-On's Enterprises Age: 55 Family: Wife, Michelle, and two children: Clay (15) and Savannah (13) Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia Education: Bachelor's degree in technical writing/English from...
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Entrepreneur: Trent Luecke and Chris Fairley

ATHLETIC AMBITIONS For as long as he can remember, Chris Fairley has always been involved in something athletic. From playing collegiate soccer and serving in...

Executive Spotlight: Shawn Usher

Position: President and CEO Company: Sparkhound Age: 50 Family: Wife, Jennifer, and four children: James, Mary Elizabeth and Aimee Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana Education: LSU; bachelor's degree in Quantitative Business Analysis...
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Entrepreneur: Jeff Herman

SWEET EPIPHANY A Sunday morning sweet tooth in 2011 turned Jeff Herman from an aspiring entrepreneur into a purveyor of some of Baton Rouge’s most...
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Executive Spotlight: Brian Nizzo

Position: Vice president-Chief lending officer Company: First American Bank Age: 35 Family: Wife, Brittney, and two daughters: Caroline, 9, and Lucy, 4 Hometown: Donaldsonville, Louisiana Education: Marketing and banking degrees from...
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Entrepreneur: Clyde Bass

GOING ELECTRIC Clyde Bass has been lighting up restaurants, movie sets and businesses in the Baton Rouge area for nearly a decade. As the owner...

Executive Spotlight: Trey Beall

Position: President Company: Gulf Coast Office Products Age: 52 Family: Wife, Shelly, and two daughters, Brianna and Londyn Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana Education: Bachelor's degree from LSU (general studies major, psychology minor) In...

Executive Spotlight: Pelican State Credit Union Vice President Michelle Ford

In October, Michelle Ford was promoted to vice president of human resources. She’s been with Pelican State Credit Union for 13 years, and most...
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Entrepreneur: Anne McCanless

AMBIENT AMBITIONS For Anne McCanless, creativity and individuality are the secrets to a happy home. As an interior design consultant, McCanless strives to create spaces...

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