It’s Baton Rouge: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByStephanie Riegel

OUT TO LUNCH finds Baton Rouge Business Report Editor Stephanie Riegel combining her hard news journalist skills and food background: conducting business over lunch. Baton Rouge has long had a storied history of politics being conducted over meals, now the Capital Region has an equivalent culinary home for business: Mansur’s. Each week Stephanie holds court over lunch at Mansur’s and invites members of the Baton Rouge business community to join her. You can also hear the show on WRKF 89.3FM.

That New Business Smell – Out to Lunch – It’s Baton Rouge

Many of us have a creative streak, or like to think we do, but for most of us it remains an outlet, a hobby. Some of us, though, have the courage and the determination to turn our creative passion into a business enterprise – even if only a small one. It can be a dream come true, though it’s not without its challenges.

judy whitney davis, stephanie riegel

Judy Whitney Davis is a Baton Rouge native and a woman of many passions and talents, including motivational speaking and delivering singing tours of historic homes. She is one of those living the dream. In 2012, she took another of her interests – soap making – and launched The Inner Goddess Soaps which specializes in customed scented soaps and has expanded into bath bombs, bath fizzies, salt soaks, and candles to order. 

judy whitney davis

Inner Goddess Soaps is also one of the few body product companies that sells at animation and comic conventions.

Judy Whitney Davis is a true Baton Rouge original. An inspiring business woman who gets knocked down, koncked back, but never knocked out. If things get really bad, she sings.

Photos at Mansurs on the Boulevard by Ken Stewart.