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Rep. Brett Geymann, Rep. Barry Ivey Spoke on Hot Issues at Chamber EBR

Rep. Brett Geymann, Rep. Barry Ivey Spoke on Hot Issues at Chamber EBR

BATON ROUGE — Two key members of the Louisiana Legislature discussed hot issues in the current session at the Chamber EBR monthly meeting March 25.  Sen. White was unable to attend. Rep. Brett Geymann, the leader of the Fiscal Hawks and conservative Baton Rouge lawmaker Rep. Barry Ivey discussed their own legislation and other major [...]

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J. D. Perry to Address Chamber EBR Tuesday‏

J. D. Perry to Address Chamber EBR Tuesday‏

NATIONAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY.  The Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge will host a discussion on the U. S. economy led by J. D. Perry, CEO of JP Global Capital Management and manager of the Troika I Fund, LP. Perry is expected to touch on a wide range of [...]

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Chamber EBR Elects Officers for 2016

Chamber EBR Elects Officers for 2016

BATON ROUGE — Officers of the Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge for calendar year 2016 are: Chairman — Cecil Cavanaugh Vice Chairmen — Hank Henagan and Carol Thomas Secretary-Treasurer — Dan Richey President/CEO — Woody Jenkins Executive Committee members are: Terms expiring December 31, 2016 — Hank Henagan, Jr. Shelton, and Carol Thomas [...]

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Chamber EBR Networking Meeting Tuesday

Chamber EBR Networking Meeting Tuesday

SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS: Visit the Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge this Tuesday, Oct. 22 for a Networking Luncheon. The regular monthly meeting normally features a prominent speaker, but this month YOU will be the program! We will go around the room, and business owners in attendance will be invited to talk about their [...]

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Sheriff to Address Chamber EBR on Tax Renewal

Sheriff to Address Chamber EBR on Tax Renewal

BATON ROUGE — East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux will speak Tuesday, Sept. 24 before the monthly luncheon of the Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge.  Sheriff Gautreaux will discuss the operations of his office and the proposed property tax renewal on the Oct. 19 election ballot. He will answer questions from the audience [...]

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Jindal Tax Plan

Jindal Tax Plan

Why Big Business Loves It, But Some Small Businesses Hate It BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing a massive overhaul of Louisiana’s tax system for introduction in the April 8 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature.  Jindal’s plan, which he said is still evolving, includes: •    Repeal of the state income tax on [...]

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$1 Billion Tax on Business Services

$1 Billion Tax on Business Services

Struggling Businesses Would Be Hit Hardest BATON ROUGE — To help offset the repeal of state personal and corporate income taxes, Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing an all-new $1 billion tax on professional services, business services, and personal services at the rate of 5.88 percent of gross sales. Now some small business owners are wondering how [...]

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Newsmakers to Address Chamber EBR Tuesday

Newsmakers to Address Chamber EBR Tuesday

THREE NEWSMAKERS will address the Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge at a luncheon meeting this Tuesday, March 26:    • State Rep. Valarie Hodges (R-Central) will discuss key issues coming up in the regular legislative session, including the Governor’s tax plan      • Metro Councilman Buddy Amoroso (R-Baton Rouge) will speak on [...]

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Grigsby Promotes Merger of EBR Law Enforcement Agencies

Grigsby Promotes Merger of EBR Law Enforcement Agencies

Unifying Sheriff, City Police Proposed BATON ROUGE — Baton Rouge businessman Lane Grigsby said he wants an “honest and open dialogue and debate” on the pros and cons of merging the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and the Baton Rouge Police Department.Grigsby, who paid $100,000 for a study of what happened when law enforcement agencies [...]

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Dan Juneau of LABI Says ‘Move Over Saudi Arabia!’

Dan Juneau of LABI Says ‘Move Over Saudi Arabia!’

by Dan Juneau President, La. Assn. of Business & Industry BATON ROUGE — Throughout my 40 years representing the business community—first with the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and then with LABI—I have been a student of energy issues and energy economics. I was in Lafayette when the streets were paved (figuratively speaking) with black gold; [...]

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