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Situated on the bank of the Mississippi River, Downtown Baton Rouge offers a vibrant mix of commerce, dining, the arts and entertainment, as well as residential living. Just like the many types of delicious Louisiana cuisine, visitors have limitless activities to sample as they experience Downtown Baton Rouge and its rich history and diverse culture.

The Downtown Business Association (DBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth and success of our Capitol City through a number of initiatives.

As the producer of Live After Five, the Downtown Business Association provides a variety of free live entertainment to more than 5,000 fans weekly, 16 times per year. A close partner with the Downtown Development District and Visit Baton Rouge, the DBA supports local businesses and events to brand: Destination Downtown.

 

 


 

LIVE AFTER FIVE VOTED BEST COMMUNITY EVENT 

 

Live After Five, which will kick-off it's Fall Season Sept. 4, was voted BEST COMMUNITY EVENT for the second year in a row by 225 Magazine. Join us Friday, July 24, starting at 5pm at The Draft House for the Reveal Watch Party to see who's playing this Fall.




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NEXT DBA EVENT

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DATE/TIME:

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015

11:30am-1pm

 

LOCATION:

Kean Miller (400 Convention St., Ste. 700)

 

WHAT TO EXPECT: Lunch & Learn: "Emotional Intelligence: Driving Your Leadership Potential," presented by Dr. Dana Hart

 

The knowledge, skills, and abilities that we know as Emotional Intelligence (EI) have changed our definition of what it means to be smart. While IQ and technical competence will always define who is capable of assuming a given role, such competencies rarely, if ever, predict who will emerge as a star performer or great leader. Emotional intelligence—your ability to recognize and understand your emotions—has been shown to predict work performance across a range of occupations and becomes more predictive of performance in leadership. With that being said, emotional intelligence has become the new metric by which employees and leaders are measured. This lunch and learn will introduce you to EI skills and concepts, as well as demonstrate how using these competencies can shape your approach to effective leadership.

 

Dr. Dana Hart is the director of the Flores MBA Program at Louisiana State University. He is an instructor of leadership development in the E. J. Ourso College of Business and an instructor of higher education economics and finance in the College of Human Sciences and Education at LSU. Originally from Boston, Mass., he has extensive experience in higher education management at LSU, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

MEMBERS ONLY. RSVP Required

 


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Giraphic Prints is a leading provider of screen-printed apparel in South Louisiana. Their services include screen-printing, embroidery, graphic design and online order fulfillment. Regardless of what you need, they follow a detailed service process to ensure ultimate customer satisfaction. With their knowledgeable, friendly customer service team and a production crew who has nearly 20 years of combined printing experience, you can feel confident that Giraphic will go above and beyond your average print shop. 

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