June 28, 2022


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SCORE to host business seminar Dec. 7

Baton Rouge Area SCORE will host a free online seminar on how to start a business from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7.

The event covers such topics as the myths and realities of entrepreneurship, the components of business ownership, critical success factors, legal issues and funding.

To register, go to batonrougearea.score.org.

LSU Online, Springboard to train designers

LSU Online & Continuing Education and Springboard, an online platform preparing students for in-demand careers through comprehensive, mentor-led programs, are offering the LSU UI/UX, or user interface and user experience, Design Bootcamp.

The partnership aims to prepare students for high-demand careers in the UI/UX field through a mixture of coursework, real-world industry design projects and mentor-led learning, career support and job placement.

The courses will be open to the public, and prospective students do not need to be enrolled at LSU or have previous experience to qualify.

Enrollment for the LSU UI/UX Design Bootcamp is open and classes will begin in January. Students can enroll at career-bootcamp.lsu.edu/programs/ui-ux/.

BR General opens residential center for substance use disorder

Baton Rouge General has opened Baton Rouge Recovery Health, a residential center aimed to provide inpatient treatment to men struggling with substance use disorder.

Located at 933 North Foster Dr., the 16-bed residential treatment center is newly renovated. It provides comprehensive 28-day treatment in a safe, comfortable, home-like environment.

Baton Rouge Recovery Health is a joint venture with Lifeline Behavioral Health Systems.

Passco buys two Baton Rouge apartment properties

Passco Companies, a privately held California-based commercial real estate company, has acquired two apartment complexes in metro Baton Rouge for a combined price of about $130 million.

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Passco acquired 276-unit Tapestry Long Farm from the property’s developer, Birmingham, Alabama-based Arlington Properties. The company also acquired the 276-unit Sweetwater Apartment Homes in Addis from that property’s developer, Hammond-based Stoa Group. 

Arlington Properties will manage both assets.

St. Bernard Parish certified as a Louisiana Development Ready Community

Louisiana Economic Development has recognized St. Bernard Parish as the newest Louisiana Development Ready Community.

The parish becomes the 48th participant in the community development program, now in its 13th year.

The Louisiana Development Ready Communities program helps participants prepare and become more competitive for new investment and jobs. The program guides selected communities through the creation and implementation of a strategic plan. By following the plan for multiple years, participants leverage their assets and address their particular challenges to become more competitive in attracting growth.

Members of the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation, St. Bernard Parish government and other key stakeholders were all part of the team that helped secure the LDRC designation. Through the distribution of community surveys, town hall meetings and multiple committee meetings, the team identified strengths and opportunities for additional growth, all directed at positioning the parish for enhanced economic momentum.

Tint World opens Slidell location

Tint World Automotive Styling Centers, an auto accessory and window tinting franchise, has opened a new location in Slidell under the ownership of Johnnie Brown.

The business is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 720 E 1-10 Service Road. For more information, call (504) 766-3400.

SU Ag Center to close its 20th anniversary celebration Thursday

The Southern University Agricultural and Research Center will hold a virtual program to cap off its 20h anniversary celebration at 10 a.m. Thursday.

This virtual celebration will include music, special guest appearances and videos recapping the events that have been held and the work done by the ag center’s staff during the pandemic.

To participate in the virtual celebration go https://bit.ly/2ZNGpvW.

The ag center is the fifth campus of the Southern University System. The Center was established on July 1, 2001, out of a need to enhance the impact of our land-grant programs on the citizens of Louisiana.

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