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Fit and Fitted

Jan 22, 2016
Ken Stewart

Baton Rouge is a city that loves its sports. If you want to feel pumped up with pride in the Baton Rouge business community take a listen to this conversation.

While Tiger Football dominates the headlines, baseball has a large following too, as do soccer and basketball. And there’s a vibrant and growing outdoor community, active in running, cycling, swimming and rowing. That homegrown passion for sports and athletics hasn’t just resulted in some of the most die-hard fans you’ll meet, it’s also given birth to some impressive companies.  Really impressive.

Ken Stewart

December 18, 2015

South Louisiana is famous for its seafood - but can you harness our passion for poisson and turn it into a fast-food fish biz, like Popeye's and Cane's have done with chicken? That’s what Tyler Pizzolatto is banking on.

Ken Stewart

December 11, 2015

To be a great city you have to have great performing arts organizations. For nearly 70 years, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra has been delighting audiences in the Capital Region with performances that rival those found in any major market in America.

The organization’s Executive Director is Cary Byrd.

Ken Stewart

You may know about Baton Rouge’s growing tech industry, but you may not be aware one of the pioneers of internet retailing is right here in the capital region. Shopperschoice.com was founded in 1998, growing from a mom-and-pop barbeque equipment store to one of the top 300 online retailers in the U.S.  It’s also one of the 100 fastest-growing companies on and off line, with annual revenues heading for $75-million. CEO Corey Tisdale joins Stephanie Riegel this week.

Katie Barnett

In 2000, an LSU engineering professor named Kevin Kelly got an idea – to build compact, efficient heat exchangers that would help engines perform better. Today Kevin's company, Mezzo, is the world's leading company in micro tube heat exchanger technology. As Kevin tells Stephanie, "It's not difficult to be number one if you're the only one doing it." 

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