New small business aid plan doesn’t address fraud risk 

The new COVID-19 relief plan for small businesses that President Donald Trump signed early this week doesn’t address some weaknesses in the original stimulus...

Baton Rouge’s biggest restaurant openings of the year

Let’s give three cheers to our local restaurant industry. There’s probably never been a year as tough on it as 2020. Restaurants faced shutdowns...

Larry Bankston representing Bernhard group in challenge over LSU deal

The complaint filed Monday by Louisiana Energy Partners challenging competitor Enwave Energy’s eligibility to bid on a lucrative energy services contract at LSU because the Canadian company does not have a Louisiana contractor’s license recalls a similar procurement challenge over licensing issues that temporarily derailed the state’s flood recovery program in 2017.

Kidz Karousel owners partner with 11-year-old entrepreneur on hand sanitizer

The owners of Port Allen-based Kidz Karousel early childhood development centers have partnered with a Prairieville-based children’s skin care company on a new hand sanitizer line. 

Employers struggle with policies regarding unused vacation days 

In a typical year, employees of the magazine publisher Condé Nast must use their vacation days before late December or lose them—a common policy...

‘Never giving up’ helped Chenese Lewis build larger-than-life brand

Winning the national title for the first-ever Miss Plus America Pageant in 2003 ultimately led Baton Rouge native Chenese Lewis to launch her own...
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SCOTUS won’t hear Texas Stanford case, clearing the way for small recovery

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to get involved in one of the higher-profile cases in the Stanford Group litigation, clearing the way for the receiver in the case to collect a $132 million settlement from two insurance brokerages involved in the scheme.

Year-in-review: Baton Rouge casinos made moves amid pandemic-fueled downturn

Hopes were high for Baton Rouge’s trio of riverboat casinos stepping into the new year and next decade after breaking the market’s two-year losing streak at the end of 2019 and carrying the first two months of the year with growing revenues. 

Entrepreneur: Chenese Lewis

Entrepreneur: Chenese Lewis, is the founder of her eponymously named events production company and a multi-media personality.

LSU board puts off energy deal vote amid controversy

mid The LSU Board of Supervisors has opted not to call a special board meeting that had been tentatively planned for Tuesday to consider moving forward on a lucrative, long-term contract to modernize the energy system on the main Baton Rouge campus.