Business Briefs for Nov. 29, 2015 _lowres


OLOL group opens women’s care clinic

Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group has opened a Primary Care for Women clinic in Suite 201 of the O’Donovan Medical Plaza, 5131 O’Donovan Drive, Baton Rouge.

The clinic offers primary and preventive health care services for women 18 and older in a spalike environment, including physical exams; evaluation and care of chronic illnesses; well-woman visits; breast cancer screenings; executive woman’s wellness; cardiovascular screenings; and nutritional and dietary services and counseling.

The clinic is staffed by Dr. Jeri Johnson and Dr. Katherine Pearce, both board-certified in internal medicine. The phone number is (225) 374-0220.

Barbecue, seafood restaurant opens

Pit -n- Peel Restaurant and Fresh Market has opened at 2101 Government St., Baton Rouge. The restaurant specializes in barbecue and seafood, with a large and varied menu. The fresh market is in part of the restaurant.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The owner is Elvondae “Von” Raybon.

For information, call (225) 421-1488. For catering, call (225) 636-7749.

Dental office opens at Acadian-Perkins

Acadian Modern Dentistry will open Dec. 10 at 3535 Perkins Road, Suite 345, next to Trader Joe’s in Baton Rouge.

Dr. Tamma Gray said the office is equipped with home-based registration capabilities, digital X-rays and CEREC CAD/CAM dentistry.

Acadian is a Smile Generation referral service office supported by Pacific Dental Services. The website is and phone number is (225) 747-0181.

Starting business workshop scheduled

A free workshop titled “Simple Steps for Starting Your Business” will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge.

Topics include myths and realities of entrepreneurship; critical success factors; knowing options; components of business ownership; making it legal; funding and cash management; and business plan basics. SCORE Baton Rouge Chapter is holding the workshop. Register at

Firm adds business immigration practice

New Orleans law firm Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard added a business immigration practice.

The division will provide services for domestic and foreign clients with legal matters such as business formation, compliancy, corporate governance and obtaining work visas for employees. The firm also helps employers develop and implement in-house immigration policies and training programs and represents clients in Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security administrative proceedings.

Founded in 1986, the firm specializes in core practice areas, including admiralty and marine, bankruptcy, insurance, litigation and real estate. It has offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Houston.

ISC opens office in Lake Charles area

Baton Rouge-based ISC Constructors opened a Lake Charles regional office at 115 Hood Road, Sulphur, in support of southwest Louisiana’s industrial market.

ISC is an industrial electrical, instrumentation and controls company offering engineering, construction and maintenance services.

The Lake Charles office includes a training center designed to train and assess craft and supervision in the area.

“The Lake Charles office is a standalone operation but has the luxury of leveraging the entire company’s assets and abilities,” said Donnie David, ISC’s executive vice president.

ISC has offices in Baton Rouge, Houston and Beaumont, Texas, employing about 2,500 people in the Gulf Coast.

The Lake Charles office will be led by Vice President Steve DeRouen.

Restaurant insurers’ fund paying dividend

The Louisiana Restaurant Association Self Insurer’s Fund for Workers’ Compensation declared a dividend of $2.4 million to be disbursed to eligible plan participants. The trust is a group fund providing worker’s compensation to Louisiana’s hospitality and retail industries, as well as related supply businesses.

For the 28th consecutive year, the fund has declared a dividend to be returned to members totaling more than $106 million in surplus and safety dividends to eligible members.

This surplus will include eligible participants from the fund years 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2012 to be paid in April.

Environmental law enforcement event set

A free Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Monroe Public Safety Center, 1810 Martin Luther King Junior Drive, Monroe.

Federal, state and local law enforcement will discuss environmental crimes and environmental laws, covering topics such as illegal dumping and burning, water pollution, littering and air pollution.

The event is open to the public, but law enforcement officials, justices of the peace, constables, state and city prosecutors, elected and appointed officials, environmental managers, code enforcement officers, public works directors and sanitarians are encouraged to attend.

The workshop is being hosted by Keep Louisiana Beautiful, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Criminal Investigation Division, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Enforcement Division and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s Criminal Investigation Division.

Register by sending an email to Courtney Hornsby at: