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Publisher: Rolfe H. McCollister Jr. EDITORIAL Editorial director: Penny Font Executive editor: JR Ball Corporate media editor: Lisa Tramontana Content strategist: Allyson Guay Editor: Stephanie Riegel Assistant editor: Allan Schilling Online news editor: Deanna B. Narveson Digital content editor: Mark Clements Contributing writers: Sam Barnes, Erin Z. Bass, Emily Kern Hebert, Rebekah Maricelli, Olivia McClure, Maggie Heyn Richardson, Meredith Whitten, Ansley Zehnder Photographers: Don Kadair, Tim Mueller

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CONTENTS The Baton Rouge civic and business community is fortunate to have so many outstanding organizations, and we are proud to celebrate these “profiles of success” in our Annual Report. We hope you enjoy learning about this year’s participants—their history, their company cultures, their innovative ideas, and the impact they have on our community and on the future of Baton Rouge. (Information in these profiles was provided by the advertisers.)

FROM THE SPONSORS .................................................. 8

Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank..................................... 51 Butler Snow LLP....................................................................52

LEGACIES OF SUCCESS

TWRU CPAs and Financial Advisors...............................53

Austin Fire Systems ............................................................. 10

Window World.......................................................................54

Brecheen Pipe and Steel Co............................................. 12

West Baton Rouge Schools...............................................55

Capital Area United Way..................................................... 14

Mele Printing...........................................................................56

NAPA Auto Parts - APS, LLC............................................ 18

SERVPRO............................................................................... 57 Manners of the Heart............................................................58

PROFILES OF SUCCESS

Greenup Industries...............................................................59

Transformyx.............................................................................20

Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.............................60

RES Contractors ..................................................................22

The Retreat.............................................................................. 61

RoofClaim.com .....................................................................24

LDFwealth Financial Group................................................62

Port of Greater Baton Rouge ............................................26

Unlock’d...................................................................................63

CSC Customs........................................................................28

First Louisiana Insurance.....................................................64

Pinnacle Construction..........................................................30

East Baton Rouge Parish Magnet Schools ...................65

East Baton Rouge Parish Library .....................................32

Mo Hair Express....................................................................66

Southern University and A&M College............................35

BREC Baton Rouge Zoo.....................................................67

Gulf Coast Office Products ..............................................44

Lundin Roofing Co. LLC......................................................68

Henry Hays Consulting........................................................45

Associated Grocers, Inc......................................................69

Greater Baton Rouge Industy Alliance............................46

Collegiate Advisory Placement Service.......................... 70

Louisiana Public Facilities Authority................................. 47

Spectrum Employee Services............................................ 71

Capital Area Transit System...............................................48

LSU Online & Continuing Education................................72

DEMCO ..................................................................................49

Carpet World..........................................................................73

Alford Safe & Lock................................................................50 For an alphabetical index of stories, turn to page 6.

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ANNUAL REPORT 2020 | AnnualReportBR.com

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