THE JOURNEY BUSINESS REPORT HAS HIGHLIGHTED LOCAL BUSINESSES ON OUR FRONT PAGE FOR 35 YEARS, WHILE GROWING INTO A MULTIPUBLICATION, DIGITAL AND SPECIAL EVENTS COMPANY.
“Information, almost as much as capital, is essential for commerce and there is no better source for critical news, insights and analysis for the Baton Rouge area than the Business Report. I was privileged to give the keynote address at the first Business Awards banquet back in early 1984. Since then I have been impressed with the vision, entrepreneurial flair, character and obvious ability of the publication to make things happen for Baton Rouge. I’m happy to say Rolfe and I have been friends since 1984! Congratulations on your 35th!”
OUR PREMIER ISSUE spread across the Capital Region in September of 1982. Throughout the following three decades, Business Report has covered the people, companies and events that impacted the times and helped our area grow so dramatically. Business Report began as a monthly publication and then stepped up to publishing an issue every two weeks in 1991. We created special events to connect and spotlight businesses and businesspeople, and they have been received exceptionally well. In 1998, we led the way in this region with our digital daily e-newsletter: Daily Report. Our vision statement is “To be a company of excellence, innovation and impact every day.” We continue to be entrepreneurial and growth-focused, now with more than 60 members on our team. It is that team we want to highlight on the pages that follow—those who make it happen every day. We appreciate their talent and dedication to our parent company, Louisiana Business Inc., and to our community. Our team produces all the publications you see in this section, including 225, inRegister and 10/12 Industry
—STEVE FORBES Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Forbes Media Business Report, now located on Jefferson Hwy., began downtown at 801 North Street.
LOOKING BACK: Rolfe and Julio 20 years ago with the late Rolfe McCollister Sr., a founder of Business Report.
Report—as well as special publications like Annual Report, Welcome Tourist Guide, Real Estate Report, Book of Lists and others. They have also produced many of our own unique events. Working with others, we have been a catalyst and a supporter of new community events such as the Corporate Cup 5K, Sunday in Park, The Fur Ball and BREW (Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week.) We love to see Baton Rouge grow and prosper— and have a good time. We also take pride in the many awards our Baton Rouge publication has won, including the national Gold for “Best Newspaper” from the Alliance of Area Business Publications, while besting papers in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. We also value our Douglas Manship Sr. Torch Award for Ethics in Business presented by the Better Business Bureau. As readers and members of the business community, your trust in us is valued greatly and inspires our ongoing commitment to excellence. THANK YOU, BATON ROUGE for your support in this exciting journey of 35 years, which we celebrate with you.
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The 35th Anniversary issue, September 12, 2017
The premiere issue of Business Report, September 1982
SINCE 1982, Business Report has delivered breaking, insightful and comprehensive coverage of the area’s business scene. Penned by a national award-winning editorial staff, Business Report and our twice daily e-newsletter, Daily Report, have become required reading for business professionals who want to be in the know. Our brand also includes unique events that have recognized excellence and created opportunities for business development, including the Baton Rouge Business Awards & Hall of Fame, Influential bes Magazine (left) was 1984: Steve Forbes of For s the first Business Award Women in Business, the keynote speaker for
Best Places to Work, Louisiana Business Symposium, Forty Under 40 and our new Leadership Academy. Business Report is also committed to the success of the community that has supported our growth. We give back by supporting nonprofit organizations— sponsoring charitable events and providing assistance to a variety of community groups whose efforts make the Capital Region 2017: Baton Rouge Busine a better place to ss Awards & Hall of Fame presented by live and work. Business Rep
IN 1998, not many executives even knew what email was. While most national business journals were sending out daily faxes, Business Report broke the mold 19 years ago with a daily email to our subscribers. Today, with morning and afternoon editions, Daily Report is a “must read” for decisionmakers in the Capital Region. Our e-newsletters deliver original news reporting and important briefings about local business and industry, the economy, education, politics, government and more. With Daily Report, our readers also get breaking alerts about critical news as it happens. Twice a DailyReport.com
day, we put the inside scoop straight into their inbox. Nineteen years later, we’re still breaking the mold and staying two steps ahead of the competition.
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EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATION Standing, left to right: Julio Melara, Millie Coon, Jonathan Percle, Elizabeth McCollister. Seated: Rolfe McCollister Jr., Penny Font, Jill Stokeld.
BUSINESS/AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT/MARKETING & EVENTS Standing, left to right: Tiffany Durocher, Katelyn Oglesby, Jim Wainwright, Lydia Spano, Jeanne McNeil, Shannon Kahler. Seated: Kenna Maranto, Abby Hamilton, Cathy Brown, Debbie Lamonica.
PRODUCTION/DESIGN: Standing, left to right: Melanie Samaha, Melinda Gonzalez, Emily Witt, Tammi deGeneres, Rachel Parker. Seated: Hoa Vu.
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SALES - BUSINESS REPORT & SPECIAL PROJECTS Standing, left to right: Brittany Nieto, Kelly Lewis, Sarah Bennett, Angie Laporte, Mallory Henderson, Lillian McGuire. Seated: Marielle Howard, J.C. Applewhite, Kerrie Richmond, Melanie Ridgeway.
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The Best Of 225 issue, July 2017
The premiere issue of 225, November 2005
SINCE ITS 2005 launch, the city magazine known as 225 has covered the people, places, food, events, arts and culture that make Baton Rouge such a unique, special place. If you’re looking for a review on that new restaurant you’ve been dying to try, profiles of emerging artists, or visually driven photo essays, you’ll find it within the pages of 225. Our two e-newsletters—225 Dine and Best of 225 This Week—are
published weekly, with fun quick reads about local food and events. Readers also look forward to Spaces & Places, a special issue about home décor published each spring. Coming this fall, we will debut 225 Eats+Entertaining, the ultimate guide to dining and drinks in our area. The magazine’s mission has always been to help Baton Rougeans explore, discover and celebrate the best of our community. If it’s happening in the Capitol Region, you’ll read about it in 225. 225 Hot off the Press event
EDITORIAL - 225 Standing, left to right: Jennifer Tormo, Mark Clements. Seated: Benjamin Leger, Kaci Yoder.
SALES - 225 Back row, left to right: Laura Metcalf, Ambrey Nicholson, Desiree Rossi, Rei Heroman, Manny Fajardo. Front row: Ashley Johnson, Meagan Delatte, Blythe Johnson.
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The premiere issue of inRegister, July 1989 Founded by Wanda Horn & Chris Russo Love
FROM PHILANTHROPIC parties to fabulous weddings to fantastic local homes, inRegister Magazine brings our readers an insiders’ view of the very best of Baton Rouge. We cover the can’t-miss events, like black-tie galas, fashion-forward balls and foodie-scene feasts—while also spotlighting the people that you want to know more about. The inRegister website and weekly e-newsletter inRegister@Home highlight the events, people, entertainment and style of the Baton Rouge area. Our inRegister Weddings, a special issue published
EDITORIAL - INREGISTER Left to right: Kelli Bozeman, Ashley Sexton Gordon, LB Kovac.
50 years of fabulous will be spotlighted at this year’s American Cancer Society fundraiser
each spring, highlights some of the most beautiful and spectacular weddings held throughout our area. It’s also an indispensible guide for brides-to-be, with contact information for wedding planners, venues, caterers and music. inRegister is more than an expression of the community it serves. We are committed to strengthening the fabric of Baton Rouge through supporting …and more signature events and community partnerships.
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SALES - INREGISTER Standing, left to right: Allison Huber, Julie Bondy, Kelly Gable, Tammy Furrh. Seated: Tricia Reed, Kirsten Milano.
New initiatives like college-industry partnerships are helping to fill the industrial boom’s workforce needs.
MALWARE IS TARGETING THE PETROCHEMICAL AND OIL & GAS INDUSTRIES. WHAT’S BEING DONE TO COMBAT THE RISK?
• The crisis in emissions credits • Growth in southwest Louisiana • Powering the boom
• THE NEW EPA • FOCUS: INDUSTRIAL DESIGN • TOURIST ATTRACTION: AN OFFSHORE RIG
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1012 Industry Report issue, Q3 2017
AN AWARD-WINNING quarterly magazine, 10/12 Industry Report provides news, data, analysis and insight on heavy industry and industrial construction within the Interstate 10 and 12 corridors. Each issue contains profiles and interviews with important industry executives and comprehensive features on current industrial trends, projects and companies. Readers of 10/12 Industry Report comprise
Special Thanks WRITERS Jeremy Alford Sam Barnes Erin Z. Bass Melissa Bienvenu Gabrielle Braud Aimee Broussard April Capochino Myers Tom Cook Lee Feinswog Jen Bayhi Gennaro Emily Kern Hebert Tracy Koch Adrian Hirsch David Jacobs Robin Mayhall Maggie Heyn Richardson Jeff Roedel Lindsey Saucier Taris Savell Meredith Whitten John Wirt Ansley Zehnder
top-decision makers in industry including executives, business owners, contractors—and community leaders who impact this sector. From analysis and viewpoints on key issues impacting industry to local and regional news from across the corridor, the Industry Report is a key component in the toolkit of anyone involved in making decisions about future projects in this geographic arena or marketing to this very important target base.
IT TAKES A LOT OF TALENT TO PRODUCE THESE PUBLICATIONS FOR OUR READERS. WE’D LIKE TO THANK THESE ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTORS FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE.
PHOTOGRAPHERS Brian Baiamonte Lee Celano Marie Constantin Terri Fensel Cheryl Gerber Charlene Guilliams Don Kadair Jordan Hefler Frank McMains Tim Mueller Jenn Ocken Melissa Oivanki Jeannie Frey Rhodes Collin Richie Amy Shutt ... and our many talented interns.
STYLISTS Elle Marie Angela DiVincenti Babin PRINTING Frank Parke Matt Saddler Sarah Fleming DISTRIBUTION Derek Hollins Efrem Butler USPS Loriene Lethermon Wanda Carter
OTHERS WHOSE SUPPORT WE APPRECIATE: Bryce Bourque Kelsey Talbot Patrick Theriot Mike Eckstein (LBI Board) Stephen McCollister (LBI Board)
We would like to thank the many companies who partner with us as advertisers and sponsors. We also appreciate our vendors and professional firms for your ongoing support.
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