Business Report Weekly Planner
The Business Report calendar is open to events of general interest to the Capital Region business community. Items must be submitted no later than noon the Friday before the event occurs. Email [email protected] with information.
Tuesday — Tracy Wymer, vice president of Work Place Strategy at Knoll Inc., will be the featured speaker of the LSU Executive Education's Breakfast to Business meeting from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Café Américain, 7521 Jefferson Hwy. Wymer's presentation, "The Collaborative Workspace of the Future," will delve into several aspects of the logistics of tomorrow. Cost is $25 per participant, which includes a full breakfast and the opportunity to meet with LSU experts and business professionals from the Baton Rouge area. LSU students, staff and faculty may register at a reduced rate of $20, as can members of SCORE, Louisiana Technology Park, Louisiana Business & Technology Center and the Center for Emerging Technology. Online registration is available here.
Thursday — The League of Women Voters of Baton Rouge hosts its monthly Lunch with the League public forum titled "The Louisiana Budget: Tax Cuts, Exemptions and Rebates—Can Louisiana Taxpayers Afford Them This Year?" at Drusilla Seafood, 3482 Drusilla Lane. The program begins at noon, with a networking session to begin at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $25, with LWVBR members receiving a 20% discount. Reservations are highly recommended and may be made by calling 927-2255; or you can purchase a ticket in advance online here.
Saturday — Steve Thomas, former host of PBS's This Old House and national spokesman for Habitat for Humanity, will join local officials to help reopen the organization's local ReStore, 4301 Airline Hwy., at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on-site at 9:30 a.m.
May 23 — The Small Business Administration hosts a free workshop on cyber security at the Louisiana State Archives Building, 8549 United Plaza Blvd., from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Click here for complete details and registration information.
May 24 — BRSocMe holds its monthly luncheon meeting at the Louisiana Technology Park, 7117 Florida Blvd., beginning at noon. Ned Fasullo, vice president of sales and marketing at Transformx Inc. and creator of the TechX Conference & Expo held annually in Baton Rouge, will be the featured speaker in a discussion about all things digital media. Lunch is provided free for professional-level BRSocMe members and is $10 for nonmembers.
May 30— Southern University's College of Business will hold a free seminar, "Understanding QuickBooks," from 10 a.m. to noon at the Louisiana Technology Park, 7117 Florida Blvd, to teach the basic uses and features of the accounting software. Topics include creating invoices, writing checks and managing customers. Guest speaker Waree Dorsey-Waits, accountant and University of Phoenix instructor, will discuss the advantages of utilizing QuickBooks. More information and online registration are available here.
May 31 — The Louisiana Technology Council presents its 2012 eWards Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette St. Tickets are $50. Online registration and more information are available here.
June 11-12 — The LSU College of Education, along with Harry and Rosemary Wong—authors of The First Days of School—will host Effective Educators Seminars at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette St. Seminar topics include "How to Create an Effective School in Less than Two Years" and "How to Be an Effective and Successful Teacher." Registration for both days is $250, or $145 for the first day only, and $99 for the second day only. Lunch is provided, as is a VIP reception at the Tiger Den Suites in Tiger Stadium on June 11. Individuals who attend only one day of the conference may attend the reception for $25. Discounted tickets for students are also available. For complete details and online registration click here.
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