Publication: Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

BR firm partnering with U.S. government supplier to provide Ebola-resistant suits, protective gear

Baton Rouge-based medical supply manufacturer and technology firm Convergence Equity has entered into an agreement with medical materials company TrillaMed to provide new, level three-certified Ebola-resistant suits and protective gear to U.S. government ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 1 reports

La. tradition of intensely local politicking fading as national issues move to forefront, 'NY Times' suggests

In the latest installment of its "States in Play" series, The New York Times travels to Louisiana to see the various campaign trails firsthand and reports that "voters are finding it hard to get excited about broad-scope campaigns that have left the tradition ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 1 reports

Editor: The next chapter in the St. George saga

On Oct. 20 organizers of the effort to incorporate the city of St. George submitted to the East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters the fruits of their labor over these last nine months—a petition with some 18,200 signatures requesting a vote on the ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 1 reports

'225 Weekender': Halloween brings full slate of scares, fun to BR

The Capital City does Halloween right, so 225 Weekender recommends you get your costumes ready for a few nights on the town. There's a number of scary/fun events on tap, including 10/31 Consortium's annual Halloween Parade on Saturday at 2 p.m. This year's ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 1 reports

With financing in place, Commerce Building ready for redevelopment

Construction will begin within the next three weeks on the $30 million redevelopment of the historic Commerce Building downtown. The project's developers announced today they have closed on the financing for the project and are ready to begin converting ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Moret defends LED interpretation of La. economic performance data that Albrecht says is inflated

Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret is defending an often-underscored LED claim that Louisiana has outperformed its Southern neighbors and the United States at large when it comes to employment growth since 2008. Greg Albrecht, chief ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Lineup of TEDxLSU speakers revealed for third annual event

The lineup of speakers for the third annual TEDxLSU event, scheduled to take place on the LSU campus in February, was released today. With this year's theme being "connect," the speakers will address topics of connectivity in areas from science and medicine ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Land acquisition for LSU South Campus expansion completed

The transfer of property from the LSU Property Foundation to the flagship university for the expansion of the South Campus has been completed. According to records filed with the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court on Tuesday, the LSU Board of Supervisors ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Registrar, St. George proponents working to identify boundaries of proposed city

Before the East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters office can even begin verifying signatures on the city of St. George incorporation petition, it must first resolve discrepancies over the boundaries of precincts that are only partially in the proposed ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

US oil output surges to highest level since 1980s on shale boom

U.S. crude production climbed to its highest level in at least three decades last week as the shale boom moved the country closer to energy independence.Bloomberg reports output rose 0.4% to 8.97 million barrels a day, according to weekly Energy Information ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Deadline for BREW Pitch Night submissions is Friday

You've only got a few days left to submit your application to make a Shark Tank -style business pitch to a panel of judges and live audience members during the third annual Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week Pitch Night event, at which up to $1 million ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

'Business Report': Nine veteran Pitch Night competitors and 10 investors share tips for winning

Similar to ABC Network's Shark Tank , Baton Rouge hosts its own variety of pitch competitions each year. The stakes are higher than ever for the Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week Pitch Night event coming up in November: Organizers have announced $1 million ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 29 2014]

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...notes in her new column, one day later, the state DepartmentDepartment of Education released its latest report card of school performance scores. "The timing, though purely coincidental, could not have been more fortuitous for the St George folks, who were able to point to the report card results as yet another reminder of what is really behind their whole movement" Riegel writes
...installment of its "States in Play" series, The New York Times travels to Louisiana to see the various campaign trails firsthand and reports that "voters are finding it hard to get excited about broad-scope campaigns that have left the tradition of intensely local politicking as mostly a fading memory."
...Ebola crisis or any other biohazard crisis moves toward pandemic status," says Convergence Equity spokesman Rob Hartwell in a prepared statement . "While we have the situation under close scrutiny here in the U S , tens of thousands of health professionals and millions of citizens are at risk and are ill-prepared to ward off Ebola without adequate protective gear. We are fighting to alleviate such an intolerable situation." —Steve Sanoski
...District, downtown stakeholders and other elected officials for their continued support," says developer T J Iarocci, CEO of Key Real Estate Co. "We look forward to redeveloping this historic building and delivering an unmatched living experience to our future residents."

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'225 Weekender': Halloween brings full slate of... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 30 2014]
Editor: The next chapter in the St. George saga [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 30 2014]
La. tradition of intensely local politicking fa... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 30 2014]
BR firm partnering with U.S. government supplie... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 30 2014]
With financing in place, Commerce Building read... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 30 2014]
Moret defends LED interpretation of La. economi... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 29 2014]
Land acquisition for LSU South Campus expansion... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 29 2014]
Registrar, St. George proponents working to ide... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 29 2014]
US oil output surges to highest level since 198... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 29 2014]
Lineup of TEDxLSU speakers revealed for third a... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 29 2014]
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