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Business Honors for April 19, 2015

Saturday, 18 April 2015 19:34 Written by
BATON ROUGE AREA The Baton Rouge Area Chamber presented its Volunteer of the Year Award to Pamela Bounds, of Berente Companies; Community Champion Award posthumously to Ben Miller Jr.; and Project of the Year Award to Pod Pack International. Bounds also was appointed as a BRAC ambassador and is a member of the Small Business Council board. The Community Champion Award goes to an individual for outstanding contributions to his or her company
Business briefs for April 19, 2015
Saturday, 18 April 2015 19:34 Written by
Nominations sought for business ethics awards The Better Business Bureau is taking nominations for the 2015 Douglas Manship Sr. Torch Awards for Ethics in Business. The award is open to all for-profit businesses that serve Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes. Nominees must be in business for at least three years and will be evaluated by
People in Business for April 19, 2015
Saturday, 18 April 2015 19:31 Written by
BATON ROUGE AREA David “Dave” Kneipp has been named director of the client accounting services department at public accounting firm Faulk & Winkler. Kniepp was vice president of Genesis Energy LP. Zach Hendry has been named general manager of the Olive Garden restaurant in Baton Rouge. Hendry started with Olive Garden seven years ago as a server. LAFAYETTE AREA Steven P. Hebert has been named chief executive officer of
Stephanie Grace: 'Religious freedom' bill spurring battle in Louisiana
Saturday, 18 April 2015 19:17 Written by
Most readers of this column probably hadn’t heard of state Rep. Mike Johnson, of Bossier City, until recently, and for good reason. He’s not just in his first term as a legislator. He’s in his third month and, as of last week, participating in his very first session. If it were up to his new peers in Baton Rouge, we probably wouldn’t be hearing much about Johnson now. Rather than take the routine
North La. city may encourage more downtown residences
Saturday, 18 April 2015 12:58 Written by
RUSTON, La. (AP) -- The north Louisiana city of Ruston is looking into what city leaders call a "Downtown Living Initiative." The Lincoln Parish city best known in Louisiana as home to Louisiana Tech University has numerous downtown businesses that use the first floor of their buildings for retail space but have empty upstairs areas that often are only used for storage. Mayor Ronny Walker tells The News-Star of Monroe ( http://tnsne.ws/1FVsT27 )
Two-Inch Hail Hammers Homes in Southeast Louisiana – American Roofing Ready to Help with Repairs
Saturday, 18 April 2015 12:43 Written by
0SHARES FacebookTwitter NEW ORLEANS, La. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: On a day already associated with bad imagery an taxes – April 15 – golf ball sized hail was reported near New Orleans, La. Melissa Henriquez, exterior design specialist with American Roofing and Building Supply in Metairie, La., said, “The golf ball sized hail that hammered the area in Garyville, LaPlace
Business Machines : IBM warns Louisiana over 'religious freedom' bill
Saturday, 18 April 2015 12:02 Written by
IBM has sent a letter to the governor of Louisiana warning that a pending religious freedom bill would create a hostile environment for the tech company's employees. "A bill that legally protects discrimination based on same-sex marriage status will create a hostile environment for our current and prospective employees, and is antithetical to our company's values," IBM vice president James Driesse wrote in a letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal. "IBM will find it much
NSU's School of Business reaffirmed by accrediting body
Saturday, 18 April 2015 11:16 Written by
By LEAH JACKSON Special to the BDN Posted Apr. 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM
BP Oil Spill: Louisiana Wetland Loss Is Speeding Up Due To Crude From Deepwater Horizon Disaster
Saturday, 18 April 2015 08:36 Written by
NEW ORLEANS -- When Wendy Billiot’s kids got big enough, the family often took fishing trips in Louisiana’s southern marshes. Time and again, she noticed a strange quirk in her boat’s GPS system: Land that appeared on the digital maps didn’t actually exist in the real world. That’s when she realized Louisiana is sinking. “It says there’s a swath of land, and I’m looking, and I see water. And so you go, ‘Where did that…
Louisiana five years after BP oil spill: 'It's not going back to normal no time soon'
Saturday, 18 April 2015 06:03 Written by
To hear BP tell it, the environmental disaster that struck the Gulf of Mexico five years ago is nearly over – the beaches have been cleared of oil, and the water in the Gulf is as clear as it ever was. But how do you spot a continued disaster if its main indicator is the absence of something? On this strip of land in south-eastern Louisiana, the restaurants are still empty, FOR
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