Business Report Weekly Planner
The Business Report calendar is open to events of general interest to the Capital Region business community. Items must be submitted no later than noon the Friday before the event occurs. Email email@example.com with information.
Tonight — Mayor Kip Holden and District 7 Metro Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle host a community forum at 6 p.m. to discuss the city-parish's comprehensive roadway and sewer programs. The meeting, which will include a Q&A session with officials, will be held at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 4000 Gus Young Ave.
July 9-28 — Pixomondo will conduct a training class for 20 participants interested in a career with the global visual effects company. The company is establishing a studio for film, TV, and commercial production work in Baton Rouge at the Celtic Media Centre. Free evening classes will be conducted at Baton Rouge Community College: weekdays, Monday through Thursday, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Not everyone who applies will be selected for the class, and completion of the class does not guarantee employment; but the training will be used by Pixomondo to fill staff positions at its Baton Rouge studio. To apply, send an email to John Bowers here and include the following subject line: LED FastStart application for (your first name) (your last name). Attach to the email a two- to three-paragraph statement describing your interest in visual effects, a résumé, and an online portfolio of work, if you have one.
July 10 — The Capital Area United Way hosts its 2011 Annual Meeting Open House at its Baton Rouge headquarters, 700 Laurel St., from 4 to 6 p.m. To reserve your spot, call 383-2643 or send an email here by the end of business today.
July 11 — Volunteers in Public Schools holds a fundraiser at the Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd., which will be presenting the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. Tickets are $35 and include admission to the play, appetizers and wine. There will also be a silent auction. Complete details and tickets are available online here.
July 12 — The city of Central and the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging are hosting a grand opening, to begin at noon, for the organization's newest senior center, at 17070 Greenwell Springs Road.
July 13 — The Louisiana Department of Revenue is offering a free seminar to business operators to increase understanding of sales taxes and other important issues. The session will begin at 10 a.m. at the department's Baton Rouge office, 617 North Third St. For more details or to register, call 219-5511.
July 19-20 — Kean Miller hosts a two-day law school preparatory program for college students on the 18th floor of its offices at 301 Main St. The program is free, but participants must apply and be accepted. Eligibility requirements include a 3.0 minimum GPA, at least 45 college credits and Louisiana residency. Application deadline is Friday. For more information on applying, contact Linda Perez Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also see a video about the program here.
July 20 — The University of Phoenix–Baton Rouge hosts Entrepreneurship Expo: The Science of Success from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the campus, 2431 S. Acadian Thruway. The workshop will include four informational sessions featuring speakers from the university, Small Business Administration, Louisiana Economic Development, and Gulf Coast Bank, the area's top SBA lender. The event is free. Online registration is available here.
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