Monday, 30 September 2013 10:23
Round Louisiana: LSU incubator; Cancer Consortium, JEDCO, Mugshots
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new-orleans-tourismCongrats to Charlie Agostino and the wonderful work being performed at the Louisiana Business and Technology Center for their latest achievements.


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Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium (LCRC)

Louisiana Cancer Research Center (LCRC) Building Dedication

A ceremony to officially dedicate the new 180,000-square-foot Louisiana Cancer Research Center located in the city’s new biomedical corridor will take place on Wednesday October 23 at 10 am at 1700 Tulane Avenue.

 The new 10-story, state-of-the-art research facility represents Louisiana’s commitment to eradicating cancer among its citizens. The LCRC structure, along with the work supported by LCRC, is recognized by the State of Louisiana as the beginning of what will be a progressive biomedical corridor emanating from New Orleans and spreading throughout the coastal, southeast United States.

The LCRC is one of the first completed projects within the City of New Orleans’ biomedical district. It is also the first Cancer Research Center in the region to house LCRC-supported research faculty from LSU Health Sciences Center, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Xavier University of Louisiana and Ochsner Health System, as well as abundant lab resources, all under one roof.

Scheduled to appear are: Governor Bobby Jindal (invited, not yet confirmed), Senator, John A. Alario, Jr.; Mayor Mitch Landrieu; New Orleans City Council President, Jackie Clarkson; LCRC Board Chairman, Dr. Larry Hollier; LCRC Board Vice-Chairman, Dr. L. Lee Hamm; Dr. Norman Francis, LCRC Board Member and President, Xavier University of Louisiana; Dr. William Pinsky, LCRC Board Member and CAO of the Ochsner Health System, and members of the LCRC’s scientific leadership. Additionally, the area’s cancer organizations and cancer survivors will be recognized at the ceremony.


The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) is pleased to welcome the new Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manager to the team. Alan Allgood comes to JEDCO  with an extensive background in entrepreneurship and business experience with an emphasis on health care and information technology.

Prior to joining the JEDCO team, Alan was the Executive Director of Goodwill's Food and Technology Incubator (Edible Enterprises) in Norco, La. Through his position with the food incubator, he provided consultation to more than 65 aspiring startup companies. Before assuming his role at Edible Enterprises, Alan held a number of different positions throughout a variety of industries. He got his start in the oil industry and oversaw 13 locations stretching between Brownsville, TX to Mobile, AL for Fortune 500 company, Tesoro Petroleum. He was also the owner/CEO of a number of businesses in the health care, technology and oil industries.

Eat Good and Give Back at Mugshots             

From Friday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 6, the new Mugshots Grill & Bar at 300 River Highland Road near Covington will hold its "Eat Good, Give Back" soft opening, with reserved seating for both lunch and dinner.  All proceeds from the "Eat Good, Give Back" soft opening will go to the Children's Advocacy Center, which serves abused children in St. Tammany and Washington Parishes.               

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, the local Mugshots Grill & Bar staff and the members of Ain't Life Grand Investments, the parent company of Mugshots Grill & Bar, will hold a check presentation ceremony at 10:30 a.m. with representatives of the Children's Advocacy Center.   At 11 a.m., Mugshots Grill & Bar will officially be open for business.             

Mugshots Grill & Bar was co-founded by Covington native Chris Mcdonald in 2004. In 2009, Mcdonald formed Making Life Grand, the non-profit organization for Mugshots Grill & Bar.  Mugshots Grill & Bar not only takes pride in serving its famous gourmet burgers, but giving back to all local communities is a top priority of the Mugshots Grill & Bar family.         

"I'm very excited about this opening, not only because it represents our success and not only because we can support the CAC, but because we're finally back in my hometown," said Mcdonald, a 1997 graduate of St. Paul's School in Covington.  "We've been blessed with a lot of great support throughout our 10 years of business, and bringing not only a great restaurant but another opportunity to support this community is a real blessing for me and my staff."               


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