SCORE is holding a business start-up seminar on Tuesday
Louisiana SCORE will be hosting a free virtual seminar on how to start a small business on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The event will cover topics such as myths and realities of entrepreneurship, critical success factors, components of business ownership, legal issues and business plan fundamentals.
To register, go to score.org/batonrougearea.
Lamar officials discuss advertising campaigns
Officials from Lamar Advertising will speak with the Public Relations Association of Louisiana-Baton Rouge Chapter at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 5252 Corporate Blvd.
Austin Jackson and Thorne Warner will speak about integrating outdoor advertising into PR campaigns. They will also talk about what messages are most effective on posters and how to measure success through advertising.
Admission is $25 for members and $30 for guests. To register online, go to pralstate.org. RSVPs are encouraged.
First Startup Northshore Neighborhood Event t
Empowering Northshore Entrepreneurs, Startup Northshore’s first New Orleans entrepreneurship week near you, will be held March 27 at 4:30 p.m. at Palmettos on the Bayou in Slidell.
The free event brings together local entrepreneurs, startup innovators and investors.
The program will include a panel discussion on scaling your business from the North Shore, where entrepreneurs will share their own stories and insights into what it takes to build a successful business in the local ecosystem.
A CEO Roundtable will follow the panel, giving attendees the opportunity to speak to some of the region’s most successful entrepreneurs.
To register, go to startupnorthshore.com
Troyer Builders enters the Baton Rouge market
Troyer Builders, a luxury home builder, has expanded into Baton Rouge.
Troyer has built more than 400 homes in New Orleans and the North Shore.
The company makes available to its clients a complete team of architects, designers and contractors in a central warehouse.
Pennington professor gets $1.8 million grant
David McDougal, an assistant professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, has been awarded a $1.8 million federal grant to study why type 1 diabetics develop hypoglycemia and to find better ways to treat the condition.
McDougal, an assistant professor in the Laboratory of Neurobiology of Metabolic Dysfunction, recently received the National Institutes of Health’s five-year fellowship.
Hypoglycemia is a life-threatening period of low blood sugar that can make the clinical management of diabetic patients challenging.
McDougal said there are no approved therapies aimed at preventing hypoglycemia in people with diabetes, so the only way to reduce the condition is with short-term adjustments in insulin doses. This can lead to unwanted increases in blood sugar.
The study will address the role that leptin plays in regulating hypoglycemia. Leptin is a hormone released from body fat, and McDougal suggests that stimuli that lower levels in the body, such as exercise and alcohol consumption, cause people to be more prone to hypoglycemia.
The Backpacker opens North Shore location
The Backpacker, a Baton Rouge-based outdoor store, has opened a location on the North Shore.
The store is located at 3908 La. 22 in Mandeville.
The company, which sells clothing, shoes, gear and kayaks, was founded in Baton Rouge in 1974. The Backpacker also has a Lafayette store.
MR Engineering acquires Tatum Engineering
MR Engineering & Surveying in Baton Rouge has acquired Tatum Engineering & Surveying.
Tatum has been in the real estate development market in the Baton Rouge area since 1988. MR Engineering was founded in 2009.
Mickey Robertson, owner of MR Engineering, worked for Tatum for six years after graduating from LSU. He said it was an honor to be approached by Jim Tatum about a merger.
The agreement establishes a team of five professional engineers, three professional surveyors and support staff. Tatum remains with MR Engineering as a consultant.
Hammonds Sills acquires the Monroe law firm
Hammonds, Sills, Adkins, Guice, Noah & Perkins has acquired the Monroe law firm of Hayes Harkey, Smith & Cascio.
The combined firm has nearly 30 attorneys with offices in Baton Rouge, Bossier City and Monroe. It will be known as Hammonds Sills and will be managed by Managing Partner Alejandro “Al” Raeshod Perkins. Monroe-based attorneys John Saye and Thomas Hayes IV will become special counsel to Hammonds Sills.
Based in Baton Rouge, Hammonds Sills represents more than 60 school districts across the state.