Business Briefs for July 27, 2014

Amy Rodriigue, Three Point Capital
Amy Rodriigue, Three Point Capital

Three Point Capital opens BR office

Three Point Capital, a California and New York-based specialty finance company, has opened a Baton Rouge office at Celtic Studios.

Three Point Capital is known as a tax credit lender for film, but has expanded its lending activities to different areas.

Amy Rodrigue has been named manager. Rodrigue is focused on the film and television business in the South and also involved in expanding Three Point’s non-film tax credit financing business in the region. Rodrigue had worked as a producer, production manager and coordinator on numerous Louisiana-based productions.

Three Point Capital has worked on over 100 film and television projects since the company was founded in 2009.

LABI holding annual workers’ comp event

The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry is holding its annual seminar on workers’ compensation issues Aug. 14 and 15 at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center, 4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge.

The seminar features legal, medical and insurance experts discussing the latest developments in Louisiana’s workers’ compensation system and adapting to an evolving environment.

In addition to the annual reviews of administrative activities and court decisions, topics will include medical treatment guidelines, prescription drug formularies, mistakes to avoid when handling claims, Medicare set-aside procedures and how to gain “safe harbor” protection.

Attendees will be eligible for continuing legal and insurance education credits.

For more information and to register, visit LABI’s website, labi.org, or contact Stephanie at stephaniep@labi.org or (225) 928-5388, ext. 273.

LSU center holding energy summit

The Center for Energy Studies will present its Energy Summit on Oct. 22 at the Energy, Coast & Environment Building at LSU.

This year’s Energy Summit will address issues related to Louisiana’s energy future. Topics include industrial energy usage and development; regional wholesale power markets; the Haynesville and Tuscaloosa Marine Shale plays; offshore Gulf of Mexico; and energy and the environment.

Veterans business conference planned

The Louisiana Small Business Veterans Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to noon July 31 at the Louisiana Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 4655 Sherwood Common Blvd., Baton Rouge.

The conference is being sponsored by the Southern University Small Business Development Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Participants will get information on how they can capitalize on the $500 billion in contracts the federal government awards annually.

The conference is designed to provide training and assistance to the veteran small business community; provide information on financial assistance available to veterans; link these businesses with federal procurement agents who have veteran-owned small business goals; and allow attendees to participate in a lenders roundtable to identify the best loan product for their respective business needs.

The training portion of the conference will provide information on completing required registrations and applying for various certifications. There also will be information on identifying contract opportunities.

Register at https://www2.lsbdc.org/events.aspx.