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BRAC 2021 priorities: Business recovery, north Baton Rouge investment

Helping businesses recover from blows dealt by the pandemic and prioritizing north Baton Rouge for investment are among this year’s major priorities for the Baton Rouge Area Chamber.  BRAC CEO Adam Knapp outlined the agency’s priorities for the year during a lunchtime presentation today to the Baton Rouge Press Club. The agency’s prior five-year plan ended in… Keep Reading

Baton Rouge investors buy 20 acres in Central

A group of Baton Rouge-area investors has purchased a 20.8-acre lot near Lovett Road and Central Thruway in Central.  Priceco West LLC—whose officers are listed as Charles Bondy, V. Price Leblanc Jr., Clifton Leblanc and Brent Leblanc—bought the property, located near the Central Thruway and Greenwell Springs Road intersection, from the Browning family. The $1.67… Keep Reading

Baton Rouge native becomes business’ Mary Poppins

It was during Ashley Miles’ previous prestigious role as a global chief business officer for a wellness company that the Baton Rouge native felt a calling to help growing entrepreneurs push their businesses to the next level. According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, 45% of businesses fail within their first five years—70% in the… Keep Reading

Baton Rouge entrepreneurship pitch competition prize $50,000 in January 2021

Entrepreneurs interested in competing for $50,000 from local investors can pitch their technology startup idea during the Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week in January. Last year, the organization raised $100,000 from local investors and businesses. This year, it raised $50,000 due to the economic slowdown tied to the coronavirus pandemic.  The annual conference for startup businesses known as… Keep Reading

Caesars offloads Belle of Baton Rouge to CQ Holding Company

Caesars Entertainment has completed its latest US property divestment, after announcing a definitive agreement to sell Louisiana’s Belle of Baton Rouge to CQ Holding Company. Pursuant to the terms of the amended lease agreement with Gaming and Leisure Properties, Baton Rouge will be removed from the GLPI Master Lease, and the rent payments to the real estate investment trust will… Keep Reading

Waitr adds alcohol delivery in Baton Rouge

Louisiana-based Waitr has announced the company can now deliver alcohol to its customers in Baton Rouge. The new service allows everyone 21 years or older to add beer and wine to their orders when they make purchases from their favorite restaurants. The move comes after Gov. John Bel Edwards signed legislation allowing alcohol delivery by… Keep Reading


Sweet Baton Rouge opened its new location this summer, and it is everything you would imagine. The brightly lit, industrial-style shop is like a candy store for fashion enthusiasts. Tall, white shelves are stocked with Louisiana-inspired T-shirts in every color. The tables and countertops are filled with locally made goods by makers like Aline Moreaux Prints… Keep Reading

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