11 small enterprises became the winners of the competition. Competition “First Horizon” “Return to Business”designed to recognize sustainable companies.
The winners of the competition in New Orleans are
Village Children’s Educational Academykindergarten, received $30,000.
Vintage green overviewconvenience store and wholesale gas stations, received $10,000.
Pilates with Beth Studiofitness studio, received $5,000.
In Baton Rouge, the winners are:
I-Catchers Hair & Body Spaa full-service salon and spa that received a $30,000 award.
barre3 Baton Rougefitness studio, received $10,000.
Jo CrossFita community strength and fitness program that received $5,000.
Workshop DNAarchitecture firm for national multi-family, commercial, and mixed-use projects, won the “Best Community Building” award and received $25,000.
In Lafayette, the winners are:
Counseling at the kitchen tablemental health and life coaching services awarded $30,000.
RMP Entertainmentthe hottest party, DJ and live act group received $10,000.
Shelter on Leea $5,000 award-winning casual restaurant with live music cocktail bar.
Montgomery Motorsportcarbon fiber motorcycle aftermarket, won Best Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award and $25,000.
LSU College of Coast and Environment Professor Nancy Rabale was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC.
She is among 120 elected members – and the only one from Louisiana – recognized for excellence in original research in 2021. She is also among the 59 women elected, the most women elected in a single year.
Rabale is Professor of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences at Leningrad State University and Chair of the Department of Oceanography and Wetland Research at Shell Endowed. Since the mid-1980s, she has been studying the dynamics of a large region in the northern Gulf of Mexico, where oxygen levels in the bottom waters are so low in spring and summer that fish, shrimp and crabs cannot survive. Her research documented and tracked the relationship between oxygen depletion or hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico, landscape exploitation, and increased inputs of nitrogen and phosphorus into the Mississippi River. These findings led to federal legislation addressing water quality degradation.
Louisiana Baton Rouge Public Relations Association Chapter recently held its Red Stick Awards program.
Dr. Joseph Kanter, State Medical Officer and Medical Director of the Louisiana Department of Health, was named Communicator of the Year. Kanter has been honored for his role as a public figure in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, constantly speaking in a clear and understandable way.
Ginger Guttner, spokesman for the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, was awarded the First Circle Award, the organization’s highest honor. The award recognizes public relations professionals who adhere to the highest standards of professional and personal integrity.
Tracey White, Cox Communications was named Practitioner of the Year. White helped coordinate catering and deliver essential items to people affected by Hurricane Ida, even though she was displaced by the hurricane.
Ryan Sinitier, of Feigley Communications, was named Member of the Year for his PRAL service efforts.
Baton Rouge Health-Tech Catalyst selected three projects as winners of the first Launchpad Innovation Pilot Awards.
Three projects will receive funding of $30,000 each:
- Baton Rouge General in partnership with the EBR school system – BRG is coming! General health and well-being;
- Pennington Biomedical Research Center in partnership with Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, Women’s Health Sciences Center and LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans – Raising awareness of endometrial cancer and treatment for women in Louisiana;
- Pennington Biomedical Research Center in partnership with Our Lady of the Lake Hospital – Palliative care program for people living with dementia.
Launchpad’s goal is to promote and support collaboration among Baton Rouge County’s member institutions, and to spur innovation among the county’s leading institutions, technology and community innovators, and industry leaders.
The next round of funding is tentatively scheduled for autumn.
pan american life was selected as the Best Managed Company in the USA 2022.
Sponsored by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal, the award honors private companies that demonstrate excellence in strategic planning and execution, commitment to their people, and a dynamic, resilient culture, as well as strong financial performance.
Pan-American Life provides life, health and casualty coverage throughout the Americas.