Business Honors for April 20 Business Honors for April 20 Advocate story May 03, 2014 Comments NEW ORLEANS AREA Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business has named restaurateur Ti Martin as Tulane Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year and philanthropists Dana and Stanley Day as Tulane Outstanding Social Entrepreneurs of the Year. The distinguished entrepreneur award honors individuals who combine entrepreneurial success with philanthropic generosity and service to the community. The social entrepreneur award recognizes individuals dedicated to solving social problems and improving the community through the use of entrepreneurial principles. Martin is co-proprietor of the Commander’s Family of Restaurants. Martin is also co-founder and board chairman of the New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute. Dana and Stan Day began supporting Tulane University personally after Hurricane Katrina and expanded their role when their NewDay Foundation began supporting social entrepreneurship initiatives at Tulane in 2009. THE GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA AWARDED THE ORLEANS PARISH ASSESSOR’S OFFICE WITH ITS CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT FOR EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING FOR PREPARING AN AWARD-WINNING ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT. BATON ROUGE AREA The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance Inc. announced the winners of its 18th annual Contractor Safety Excellence Awards. THE TOP HAL G. GINN AWARD WENT TO EXCEL MODULAR SCAFFOLDING FOR THE BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCE. A SPECIAL RECOGNITION WAS GIVEN TO MIDWEST COOLING TOWER SERVICES INC. Awards were presented in four other categories subdivided into three divisions. GENERAL CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE: DIVISION I FIRST PLACE TO REGAL INDUSTRIAL GROUP LLC; DIVISION II FIRST PLACE TO CB&I INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE, SECOND PLACE TO JACOBS AND THIRD PLACE TO EXCEL MAINTENANCE SERVICES; DIVISION III FIRST PLACE TO TURNER INDUSTRIES GROUP LLC, SECOND PLACE TO PERFORMANCE CONTRACTORS INC. AND THIRD PLACE TO ZACHRY INDUSTRIAL INC. SPECIALTY TRADE SOFT CRAFT: DIVISION I FIRST PLACE TO MIDWEST COOLING TOWER SERVICES INC., SECOND PLACE TO ENVIRONMENTAL COATING SERVICES LLC AND THIRD PLACE TO THERMON HEAT TRACING SERVICES INC.; DIVISION II FIRST PLACE TO PETRIN CORP., SECOND PLACE TO VEOLIA ES INDUSTRIAL SERVICES AND THIRD PLACE TO GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL CONTRACTORS; DIVISION III FIRST PLACE TO EXCEL MODULAR SCAFFOLD & LEASING, SECOND PLACE TO BROCK SERVICES AND THIRD PLACE TO BRAND ENERGY SOLUTIONS. SPECIALTY TRADE HARD CRAFT: NO CONTRACTORS WERE IN DIVISION I; DIVISION II FIRST PLACE TO PALA INTERSTATE AND SECOND PLACE TO WESTGATE LLC; DIVISION III FIRST PLACE TO ISC CONSTRUCTORS LLC AND SECOND PLACE TO TRIAD ELECTRIC & CONTROLS. TECHNICAL SUPPORT: DIVISION I FIRST PLACE TO GULF ENGINEERING LLC, SECOND PLACE TO CAPITOL ULTRASONICS LLC AND THIRD PLACE TO V.J. ROLLO SECURITY SERVICES INC.; DIVISION II FIRST PLACE TO VEOLIA WATER, SECOND PLACE TO GE WATER & PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES AND THIRD PLACE TO HAGEMEYER TECHNICAL SERVICES; DIVISION III FIRST PLACE TO TOTAL SAFETY U.S. INC., SECOND PLACE TO SGS PETROLEUM SERVICE CORP. AND THIRD PLACE TO ACUREN INSPECTION. CHRIS CLARK, LSU AGCENTER PLANT PATHOLOGIST, HAS BEEN ELECTED A FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY IN RECOGNITION OF HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO MANAGING MAJOR SWEET POTATO DISEASES. Clark was part of a team of AgCenter scientists who developed the popular Beauregard sweet potato variety in the 1980s, which was the first variety resistant to Streptomyces soil rot. His research on viruses led to a virus-tested seed program that produces clean plants from infected plants, then uses those plants to produce clean seed, which is then sold to growers. Six LSU faculty were honored with the annual LSU Rainmaker Award for Research and Creative Activity sponsored by the LSU Office of Research & Economic Development and Campus Federal. THE FACULTY ARE MICHAEL PASQUIER, EMERGING SCHOLAR IN PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES; BRIAN SHAW, EMERGING SCHOLAR IN MUSIC; HONGCHAO ZHANG, EMERGING SCHOLAR IN MATHEMATICS; TROY BLANCHARD, MID-CAREER SCHOLAR IN SOCIOLOGY; MICHAEL MALISOFF, MID-CAREER SCHOLAR IN MATHEMATICS; AND SHARON WELTMAN, SENIOR SCHOLAR IN ENGLISH. THE LSU PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION INSTITUTE HAS NAMED EARL RANDALL AS ITS 2014 MPA ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR. He is senior CPD specialist for the disaster recovery and special issues division of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. LAFAYETTE AREA Right Angle received a Silver Davey Award for its design of the Bayou Vermilion District website. Davey Awards are judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body of top professionals from media, advertising and marketing firms. Right Angle specializes in branding, marketing, advertising and public relations. AROUND SOUTH LA. The Louisiana Dental Association has presented its Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Jamie M. Manders, of New Orleans, and Dr. Michael J. Maginnis and Dr. William A. Hadlock, both of Baton Rouge; the Humanitarian Award to Dr. Glenn M. Kidder, of Baton Rouge; and the New Dentist Award to Dr. David Balhoff, of Baton Rouge. The Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to individual members who exemplify the highest standards of professional conduct in dentistry and make extraordinary contributions in organized dentistry and their community. The Humanitarian Award recognizes dentists who have distinguished themselves through outstanding dental service activities in the United States or abroad. The New Dentist Award is presented to one LDA member who has practiced for less than 10 years, and who has distinguished himself by giving time and talents for the betterment of mankind.