The Louisiana Bar Foundation has named as fellows Kelly E. Balfour, an attorney with Balfour Emonet in Baton Rouge; Mary Drabnis, an attorney with McGlinchey Stafford in Baton Rouge; Larry M. Roedel, an attorney with Roedel, Parsons, Koch, Blache, Balhoff & McCollister in Baton Rouge; Keely Y. Scott, an attorney with Donohue Patrick & Scott in Baton Rouge; Judge Candice Bates-Anderson, with the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court in New Orleans; Sean Brady, an attorney with Flanagan Partners in New Orleans; Alexander N. Breckinridge V, an attorney with Jones Walker in New Orleans; Matthew M. Coman, an attorney with Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert in New Orleans; Christy Howley Connois, an attorney with Bowman & Howley in Gretna; Tiffany Delery Davis, an attorney with Liskow & Lewis in New Orleans; Waldon M. Hingle, an attorney at Michael Hingle & Associates in Slidell; Judge William J. Knight, with the 22nd Judicial District Court in Covington; Dominick Scandurro Jr., an attorney at Scandurro & Layrisson in New Orleans; Bradley J. Tate, an attorney in New Orleans; and Douglas D. Brown, an attorney in Hammond.

The nonprofit foundation promotes equal justice under the law.

The National Council of State Tourism Directors and the U.S. Travel Association has presented the Louisiana Office of Tourism with three 2016 Mercury Awards for marketing. The agency awards include Best Overall Campaign for its “Destination Recipe Video Series” campaign, with videos on how to make crawfish bread crawfish etouffee; Best Travel Website for; and Best Social Media Campaign for its use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr and Pinterest.

The Downtown Development District in Baton Rouge received the Award of Merit from the International Downtown Association for its "Downtown Toolkit: A Visual Guide to Downtown Development in Baton Rouge."

The toolkit is a document offering demographics, statistics and other resources to the development and business community.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance has accredited WellCare Health Plans Inc.'s Medicare Advantage health plan in Louisiana.

Accreditation evaluates the quality of health care that health plans provide to their members based on how well a health plan manages its delivery system, which covers physicians, hospitals, other providers and administrative services.

As of June 30, WellCare served about 10,000 Medicare Advantage members and 25,000 Medicare prescription drug plan members in Louisiana.