SCORE to host business seminar Tuesday

Baton Rouge Area SCORE will host a free online seminar on how to start a business from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The event covers such topics as the myths and realities of entrepreneurship, the components of business ownership, critical success factors, legal issues and funding.

To register, go to

Acadian receives American Heart Association awards

Seven of Acadian Ambulance’s service areas have received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experienced severe heart attacks during 2020.

Acadian’s Houston service area received the Silver Plus recognition. 

Acadian’s Capital (covering East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, Iberville, East Feliciana, Livingston and Ascension parishes); Northeast Louisiana (covering Ouachita Parish); Southwest Louisiana (covering Calcasieu, Jeff Davis and Acadia parishes); Jackson County, Mississippi; Southeast Texas and Central Texas service areas each achieved the Bronze Plus recognition. 

“Acadian Ambulance is dedicated to providing optimal care for heart attack patients, a commitment that has not wavered even throughout a year with a pandemic and multiple hurricanes,” said Chief Medical Officer Dr. Chuck Burnell. “It is an honor to continue to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in emergency medical care efforts through the Mission: Lifeline program.” 

LEDC to hold quarterly meeting Oct. 21

The Livingston Economic Development Council will hold its quarterly meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Forrest Grove Plantation, 8743 Stephenson Drive, in Denham Springs.

Economist Loren C. Scott will be the guest speaker.

Lunch costs are $23. Register in advance for this meeting by clicking here.  If you prefer to pay at the door, RSVP to or call (225) 686-3982 by October 19.

Baton Rouge General expands urology services with new satellite clinics

Baton Rouge General has added two urology satellite clinics, led by Dr. William “Trey” Kubricht and Dr. Andrew McCall, that will provide both inpatient and outpatient services.  

A native of Baton Rouge and graduate of Episcopal High School, Kubricht studied biochemistry at the University of Florida and completed medical school at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. He will see patients at 8595 Picardy Ave., Suite 315.

McCall, a Lake Charles native, earned a bachelor's in science from LSU and his medical degree from LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. He will see patients at 8595 Picardy Ave., Suite 100.

Researcher works to improve climate change forecasts

LSU scientist Cheryl Harrison co-coordinated a team of 23 international researchers from the U.S., Australia, Europe and Canada who produced a milestone paper for marine climate change impact projections.

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Harrison is an assistant professor in the LSU Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences.

The study suggests while marine ecosystem models are the key tools used to understand how climate change could impact food webs and fisheries in the future, how those models represent key processes that drive the ecosystem’s response to climate change differ widely. These researchers believe this uncertainty could be causing models to underestimate future climate change impacts on marine ecosystems.

Christian’s Creamery open in Central

Christian’s Creamery is open at 14350 Wax Rd Suite 107 in Central.

The Creamery, open from noon to 9 p.m., serves a variety of homemade ice cream products made from local dairy products. They have treats for people with dietary restrictions including dairy-free and sugar-free options. Christian Guyban is the owner. 

NexusLA awarded $50,000 SBA prize  

Nexus Louisiana has been awarded $50,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration's Growth Accelerator Fund Competition.

The program is designed to spur innovative ideas that support entrepreneurs researching and developing STEM-related innovations in underrepresented communities. NexusLA is one of two Louisiana-based accelerators and incubators to receive an award through the GAFC initiative. 

NexusLA plans to use the money to launch Phase 2 of Ignition, which helps aspiring women entrepreneurs take and scale business ideas to market. 

Livingston Parish Chamber opens nominations for Women’s Awards

The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce has opened nominations for the Livingston Women’s Leadership Award, recognizing women of excellence who live, work and/or volunteer in Livingston Parish.

Nominations for the awards are open now through October 21.

Nomination forms for the awards can be found online through the Livingston Parish Chamber’s events calendar at Winners will be honored at a special event in December.  

Wilson Warehouse to host supply chain conference

Wilson Warehouse, along with the International Warehouse Logistics Association will host the first-ever Supply Chain Baton Rouge 2021 seminar.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 21, in the Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Individual ticket prices start at $80, with corporate sponsor levels beginning at $500. For more information or to register for SCBR2021, visit

Lakeview Regional earns 'Get with the Guidelines' quality awards

Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington has once again been honored by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association with achievement awards.

The hospital earned the Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus with Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll. The awards recognize a hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most evidence-based treatment guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes in the community it serves. This marks the sixth consecutive year Lakeview Regional, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, has received these awards.