LBTC schedules export workshop
The Louisiana Business & Technology Center is holding a workshop titled “Louisiana Going Global” 9–11 a.m. Tuesday at 8000 GSRI Ave., Building 3000.
Topics include the basics of exporting, benefits of exporting to Latin America, steps in creating an export plan, preparing products/services for international trade, international marketing and distribution, export controls and laws, the do’s and don’ts of exporting social media in the U.S. and beyond, and creating a website.
Participants will learn about the STEP Program, which reimburses up to $5,000 for expenses of specific export-related activities.
To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/6r538qb. For more information, contact Shannon McCormick at (225) 578-3333 or email email@example.com.
LSU AgCenter event set at rice station
The LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station in Crowley will hold its field day June 28.
Field tours begin at 7:15 a.m., with the last tour leaving at 9 a.m.
Discussions will include rice variety development; weed, disease and insect control; the use of DNA marker-assisted selection; the rice hybrid program; agronomic practices and rice soil classification; and farm bill deliberations.
Airport to have business event
The Baton Rouge Metro Airport will have a free “Small Business Opportunities Workshop” on Thursday at the Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road.
Registration and networking begins at 8:30 a.m. A session on “Doing Business with the Airport” will be 9 a.m.-noon. A session on “Small Business Resources” will be 1-3 p.m. Email Jason Wilson, DBE liaison officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trade mission planned for France
A trade mission to France is being organized for Oct. 16-23 by the World Trade Center of New Orleans, in cooperation with the consulate general of France, Committee of 100 and the French American Chamber of Commerce.
An informational meeting will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Baton Rouge Area Foundation at 402 N. 4th St. For registration, contact Ashley Dugas at (225) 381-7126 or email email@example.com.
Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne will lead the trade mission, with stops in Paris, Lyon, Rennes and Toulouse. In addition to networking events, there will be one-on-one business matchmaking sessions.
Barbecue outlet changes owners
Dickey’s Barbecue announced new ownership of its Houma franchise location.The owner is Denny McCullough.
Dickey’s Barbecue opened its Houma location in June 2011 at 6489 West Park Ave. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, and the location is available for special events and catering. The phone number is (985) 851-1575.
Dickey’s began in Dallas and now has 230 locations in 44 states. Its website is http://www.dickeys.com.
BRAC forms leadership class
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber is accepting applications for the Baton Rouge Area Leadership Program class of 2013.
The deadline for consideration is June 29. An application, as well as program cost and requirements, is available at http://www.brac.org/leadership.
The program focuses on key areas of concern such as education, cultural and personal diversity, city and state government, health care and social concerns, economic development, the arts and media, the criminal justice system and the environment.
Nominees are accepted from public and private agencies, corporations, civic and other organizations, and individual nominators.
Applicants are accepted on the basis of demonstrated leadership ability through career or community achievements, concern for the future of the Baton Rouge area and commitment to the program.