Business

DOTD announces contractor for first phase of I-10 widening

Kiewit/Boh, a joint venture of two contractors based in Georgia and New Orleans, respectively, has been selected as the contractor for phase one of...

Pandemic leads companies to offer more voluntary medical benefits 

Like many things in 2020, employee benefits and perks are being reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic. This open enrollment season—the period in late fall when...

Baton Rouge retailers see little to no boost from state sales tax holiday

Baton Rouge retailers noticed little, if any, difference in business Friday and Saturday, when Louisiana’s state sales tax wasn’t charged on most purchases under a one-time sales tax holiday aimed to help people struggling with the coronavirus pandemic and recovering from hurricanes Laura and Delta.

Nexus announces $50K prize for BREW pitch competition 

Nexus Louisiana, with the help of Red Stick Angels, today announced that the investment prize for the BREW 10 High-Stakes Pitch competition will be...

Will political polarization stop companies from backing social causes? 

Companies eyeing the polarized election and its aftermath may be tempted to back away from supporting hot-button social issues. But experts say sitting on...

Dagostino Pasta expands distribution across Greater New Orleans

Dagostino Pasta Company, the nearly 100-year-old Baton Rouge-based pasta producer, has expanded its distribution across the Greater New Orleans area. 

Baton Rouge businesses sell $1.5M in merchandise through eBay’s Retail Revival program

Baton Rouge retailers that participated in eBay’s Retail Revival program have sold more than 20,000 items with a gross merchandise value of $1.5 million,...

Nation’s largest oil storage hub filling up once again 

Oil tanks in America’s most important crude storage hub are filling to the brim once again, quickly approaching the critical levels reached in May...

Office downsizings, predicted for months, starting to hit Baton Rouge

After nearly 10 months of working remotely, Center for Planning Excellence President and CEO Camille Manning Broome decided her team no longer needed all...

COVID-19 cases are rising, what that means for small businesses?

With COVID-19 case counts rising again in Louisiana on the eve of Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday shopping season, Gov. John Bel...

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