Business briefs for Sept. 29

Rosabeth Moss Kanter, director of the Advanced Leadership Initiative of Harvard University, will be the featured speaker at a Baton Rouge Area Chamber breakfast meeting from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Lod Cook Alumni Center at LSU.

Kanter’s presentation will cover business and organizational leadership and how to lead with confidence in stressful times.

Tickets cost $35, but discounts are available for BRAC members and students. Reservations can be made at

Kanter also is the Ernest L. Arbuckle professor of business administration in the Harvard Business School. Kanter has been included on notable lists, including “50 most powerful women in the world” by the Times of London and the “50 most influential business thinkers in the world” by Accenture and Thinkers 50 research. She is also the author or co-author of 18 books, including “Confidence: How Winning and Losing Streaks Begin and End,” a New York Times business and Businessweek bestseller.

While in Baton Rouge, Kanter will also be participating in the Better Baton Rouge Summit IV, a project of MetroMorphosis. The Baton Rouge-based nonprofit is focused on transforming inner-city neighborhoods by developing leaders and increasing civic involvement.

Arts & Crafts Gallery plans Thursday opening

The Baton Rouge Arts & Crafts Gallery is set to open at 10 a.m. Thursday at 11222 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road in Baton Rouge.

Carl and Cheryl Kennedy are the owners.

The gallery will feature an eclectic mix of fine quality consigned items selected by the gallery that showcase the creativity and talents of Louisianians.

The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with extended hours seven days a week from Thanksgiving until Christmas.

The website is

OLOL selected for national program

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is among 35 medical centers in the country selected to participate in a program titled “National Initiative IV: Achieving Mastery of Clinical Learning Environment Review.”

The National Initiative is sponsored by the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers, a national membership organization in Chicago.

Our Lady of the Lake was selected based on its use of medical education to improve the quality of patient care and its commitment to mastering the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s new Clinical Learning Environment Review process.

The Initiative provides education, team training and support to participating hospitals. Each month, 160 residents train at Our Lady of the Lake.

A leadership team from Our Lady of the Lake will collaborate with select hospitals from across the United States to design and implement a quality improvement project within the hospital. Participants from Our Lady of the Lake will attend four on-site meetings as well as monthly conference calls and webinars during the 18-month period of the National Initiative.

Revolution Fitness joins with Athletic Revolution

Revolution Fitness Systems in Denham Springs has partnered with Athletic Revolution International, a youth training franchise operation.

Revolution Fitness, owned by Shane Mouton, has provided youth coaching services to Denham Springs for five years.

Athletic Revolution International provides franchisees with marketing systems and operational support.

“Our passion is coaching youths to become stronger athletes and better people. With this partnership, we plan on doing so for a very long time,” Mouton said.

The website is

Adriatic Marine buying offshore supply vessels

Adriatic Marine LLC in Raceland has entered into a contract with Harvey Gladiator LLC, a subsidiary of Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC, for the purchase of six 205-foot DP-1 offshore supply vessels.

The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter. The purchased vessels are a part of a larger acquisition by Harvey Gulf of substantially all of the assets of Abdon Callais Offshore LLC.

With the acquisition of the six offshore supply vessels, Adriatic Marine will have a fleet of 17 DP-1/DP-2 offshore supply vessels, ranging in length from 170 to 205 feet.

Adriatic Marine also has five 200-foot and one 260-foot vessels on order, with all deliveries expected to be completed within two years.

Additionally, Adriatic Marine owns and operates a fleet of ABS-classed, ocean-going deck barges.

Adriatic Marine is a marine transportation company that has provided offshore supply services in the Gulf of Mexico since 2007.

LaCare changing name to AmeriHealth Caritas

LaCare, a Medicaid managed-care health plan serving Louisiana, will change its name to AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana as of Nov. 1.

LaCare is part of the AmeriHealth Caritas family of companies. AmeriHealth Caritas is a subsidiary of Independence Blue Cross and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Independence Blue Cross owns the majority of AmeriHealth.

The name change is part of AmeriHealth’s national branding effort.

AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana is one of five Medicaid managed-care plans that serve Bayou Health, Louisiana’s Medicaid managed-care program.