Baton Rouge Area Chamber trip planned for Cincinnati to explore best practices

Tuesday, 05 December 2017, 12:50:00 AM. The Baton Rouge Area Chamber is Cincinnati-bound.

 The Baton Rouge Area Chamber is Cincinnati-bound.

Area business, government and civic leaders will take a trip to Ohio May 20-22 to learn how the Cincinnati region addresses issues similar to those faced by the Baton Rouge area.

"The trip allows anyone from the region, especially the region’s current leaders, to explore best practices first-hand, have candid conversation with the change agents behind those best practices, and build stronger relationships with one another in the process," said Adam Knapp, president and CEO of BRAC. 

Session topics will include quality of place and redevelopment; innovative workforce initiatives; diversity and inclusion in business; entrepreneurship and startups; and creative community investment.

Previous trips have led to Austin, Texas, 2003; Nashville, Tennessee, in 2004; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, in 2006; Portland, Oregon, in 2007; Richmond, Virginia, in 2009; Pittsburgh, in 2011; Louisville, Kentucky, in 2013; Tampa/Orlando, Florida, in 2013, and Greater Phoenix/Tucson, Arizona, in 2015. 

BRAC named as chairpersons of the trip Cheri Ausberry,‎ director of community development and governmental relations with ‎Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, and Rex Cabaniss, planning and design director of WHLC Architecture. 

The Regional Canvas Benchmarking Workshop is an effort by BRAC in conjunction with the Office of Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Sharon Weston Broome.

Registration is at brac.org/events.

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