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Ports, conference call for terminal groups

Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals Inc. and the Port of Greater Baton Rouge host the IRPT Annual Meeting in Baton Rouge, April 23-25.

All activities, except special trips, take place at Raising Cane's Convention Center, 201 S. River Road.

The topics include an industry outlook; the support program for inland ports / terminals; infrastructure; Priorities for reconstruction; 408 allowed; innovative technology to increase efficiency; Federal programs and services, including funding and assistance; the Maritime Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Commerce, US Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency; FBI infrastructure security; regulatory changes, decisions and regulations; Institute of Water Resources; Market needs, challenges and opportunities with a raw material discussion; Agriculture and forestry, chemistry, energy and steel; expected growth of the cruise industry; Attract lines; and use of foreign trade and opportunity zones.

Itinerary, sponsoring, exhibitors, travel and other information as well as registration at The registration rate for conferences is $ 575; $ 625 non-members; $ 450 Federal Government employee; and spouse attendance for $ 100.

Emerge Summit, Millennial Awards set

The Emerge Summit and Millennial Awards 2019 are scheduled for July 25-26 in New Orleans.

Sponsored by Greater New Orleans Inc. and the Spears Group, the summit brings together hundreds of young professionals from the region to learn from each other's experiences in a variety of topics including leadership, business strategy and personal branding learn. It will feature a number of speakers from New Orleans and the US to inspire creative and innovative ideas for personal and professional development.

The event culminates with an evening party that celebrates the top millennials in their respective industries. Nominations are open until April 30th.

The registration takes place under

LWCC approves dividend of $ 51 million

The employee compensation insurer LWCC has announced a dividend of $ 51 million for 2018, which will be distributed to more than 20,000 policyholders this month.

The amount represents one quarter of the premium earned by the private, mutual, mutual insurance company in 2018.

"As a mutual insurance company, we can make a profit with our policyholders if we have strong financial results," said Kristin W. Wall, President and CEO of LWCC.

The dividend payout continues to increase with the LWCC, with long-term policyholders who have been with the LWCC for at least five years fully included in the dividend program and earning the highest return, 32 percent of their average premium over the past five years. All policyholders who have an active LWCC policy at the end of the year are entitled to a dividend.

The dividend program has generated $ 712 million over 16 consecutive years.

Southeastern is planning a lecture

The author, professor and corporate trainer Christopher Neck will be the speaker at the annual College of Business Lecture at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.

The lecture entitled "Self-Guidance: The Power of Soliloquy" is scheduled at 19.00. 17th April on the third floor of the student association Grand Ballroom. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Neck is deputy editor of the Journal of Leadership and Management. He has been cited in numerous national publications, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Houston Chronicle, and The Chicago Tribune.

As recipient of the 2007 Business Week Favorite Professor Award, Neck was named one of about 20 professors from around the world in who received the award.

Organizations that have participated in Neck's Management Development Training include GE / Toshiba, Busch Gardens, the US Army, American Airlines, Clark Construction, Dillard's Department Stores, and Prudential Life Insurance.

Cardiology Center opens clinic in Central

The Baton Rouge Cardiology Center has opened a satellite clinic at Hooper Road 13111 in Central.

Dr. Joseph Cefalu, a board-certified interventional cardiologist at the Baton Rouge Cardiology Center, will provide cardiac services in the clinic. Appointments are available at (225) 769-0933 or

Founded in 1978, the Baton Rouge Cardiology Center is an independent, multi-specialty medical center dedicated to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Its 24 physicians and exercise providers specialize in clinical and interventional cardiology, including complex coronary and peripheral interventions, electrophysiology and venous disease.

The Baton Rouge Cardiology Center has two main offices in Baton Rouge, five imaging and testing centers, 17 satellite hospital locations in Louisiana and Mississippi, and 14 hospitals.

Applications available for the InternBR program

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber will apply for InternBR by April 30, an initiative of its Talent Development Department to provide interns in the region with professional development for students focused on leadership and communication skills.

Companies in the nine-capital region are asked to apply to their summer interns.

The eight-week program takes place in June and July and includes skills development workshops. Service and social events; and a graduation party. Professional communication and leadership topics include behavioral preferences and leadership styles; E-mail and workplace etiquette; and interpersonal communication and networking.

Interested participants must complete a summer internship in the Baton Rouge area, enroll in a college or university, and have the approval of a direct supervisor. Selected candidates will be notified in May. Registrations are available online at

Forum 35 schedules Leadership Hour

Forum 35 has scheduled a Leadership Hour at 17:30 with Matt Saurage, owner and chairman of the fourth generation of Community Coffee Co. April 17 at the Community Coffee offices at 3332 Partridge Lane, Building A, in Baton Rouge.

The quarterly training sessions are designed to provide skills and provide time for discussion on leadership strengthening issues that will position participants in Forum 35 growth and career development.

The event is free for members of Forum 35 and $ 30 for non-members. The place is limited. Registration takes place at

Harvey Gulf opens international offices

Harvey Gulf International Marine has opened offices in Ciudad del Carmen and Mexico City, Mexico. Trinidad; and Guyana.

The company said it also flapped two more offshore supply vessels to connect two more, and a fast supply ship to operate and service customers in Mexico.

Operations in Mexico and Trinidad have already begun; Harvey vessels have been deployed in these areas under contracts with three customers.

The institute is looking for the participants of the leadership class

The New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute is accepting applications for its Leadership Class for 2019-20 throughout the parish by May 31st.

Every year, NORLI brings together a group of 40 leaders from business, citizens and communities representing all races, genders, industries and communities to promote regional cooperation. The program provides a forum for the exchange of views and to enhance personal leadership skills by exploring issues of key importance to the development of the entire region. It is open to attendees from Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington.

NORLI is a nine-month program that runs from September to May. It consists of two overnight retreats and seven full-day sessions. The program curriculum examines public policy, education, health care, economic development, diversity and justice, criminal justice and the environment. It analyzes how these priorities affect the development and quality of life of the New Orleans area.

Information and applications can be found on



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