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.

Baton Rouge Brain Gain – Out to Lunch – It’s Baton Rouge

Did you ever wonder  who scored that perfect 100th percentile on the A.C.T.? Meet Craig Gehring.

craig gehring, mastery prep

Craig is a Baton Rouge native who got a perfect score on his ACT and has turned his genius, test-taking ability into one of the fastest-growing companies in the area. Mastery Prep started out preparing individual students for the ACT and in just a few short years it has created an entire brand of test prep materials for a variety of standardized tests that is being used in school districts across the country. 

While Mastery Prep is helping to improve minds in the Baton Rouge area, Emma Kruger is doing something equally impressive: turning back the hands of time.

dr emma kruge, maacla

At the Metabolic and Anti Aging Center of Louisiana Emma specialize in  the emerging field of metabolic and regenerative medicine, which involves a variety of treatment measures and lifestyle changes.

If you’re impressed by reversing time and getting a perfect score on your ACT, you probably don’t think it’s possible for a Baton Rouge business person to top that, right? Wait till your hear what Joe Lovett is up to. How about curing cancer?

joe lovett, esperance

Joe is Chairman of the board of Esperance, a local pharmaceutical company whose drug for beating various cancers, including breast and ovarian cancer, is in late stage trials and heading for FDA approval. This is not Joe’s first pharmaceutical development rodeo, his pre-Baton Rouge track record goes back a long and impressive way, but if he and his partner and researchers pull this off this might be The Big One.

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Photos at Mansur’s on the Boulevard taken by Ken Stewart.