Baton Rouge Business Awards and Hall of Fame






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This event recognizes the accomplishments of individuals and companies who have made a significant impact in our local free enterprise system.  The Business Awards are for the immediate prior year’s  accomplishments.  The Business Hall of Fame recognizes individuals  for a lifetime of achievement. Junior Achievement partners with the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report to honor the these companies and individuals. Event Presented by partners:


2017 Business Awards & Hall of Fame Honorees

Hall of Fame Laureates:

Bobby Yarborough, CEO & co-owner Manda Fine Meats

J.B. Olinde, president & CEO of B. Olinde & Sons (posthumous)

Businessperson of the Year:

Dave Roberts, owner of Excel Group

Young Businessperson of the Year:

William McGehee, CEO of Tin Roof

Company of the Year (>100 employees):

Capitol City Produce

Company of the Year (<100 employees):

Emergent Method

This event will be held on Thursday March 16, 2017 at Crowne Plaza BR

Tickets: $80 individual/$750 table (10 persons)

Purchase tickets

or to order by Business Check, contact our office at 225-928-7008

b-heroman-j-pellarFrom Last Year’s event:

Billy Heroman & Janice Pellar

2016 Hall of Fame Laureates


Raising Cane’s Founder Todd Graves accepting 2016 Company of the Year


Eddie Rispone

2016 Businessperson of the Year


Bin Yu of Hitlights, 2016 Young Businessperson of the Year


Kurt Ainsworth of Marucci Sports

2016 Company of the Year (under 100 employees)