Business http://redriverradio.org en Willis-Knighton redevelops former Bossier Medical Center http://redriverradio.org/post/willis-knighton-redevelops-former-bossier-medical-center <p>Willis-Knighton Health System will officially open its 300,000 square-foot Innovation Center Sunday in Bossier City. The hospital system acquired the former Bossier Medical Center two years ago, remodeled it, and plans to house ancillary services in the building.</p><p>Facility administrator Joshua Mason says about one third of the building will house patient records in a fireproof, highly secure environment.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 14:08:03 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 43718 at http://redriverradio.org Willis-Knighton redevelops former Bossier Medical Center Energy analyst: Drilling activity in Haynesville Shale will pick up http://redriverradio.org/post/energy-analyst-drilling-activity-haynesville-shale-will-pick <p>The Bossier Chamber of Commerce will host an energy analyst Wednesday who will give a forecast on natural gas development in northwest Louisiana and across the nation.</p><p>Matthew Koch, vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s institute for 21<sup>st</sup> Century Energy, says natural gas is well positioned to lead the U.S. energy sector.</p><p>Chemical companies rely on it and demand from exports is brisk, according to Koch. With Louisiana’s energy infrastructure in place, he says the Haynesville Shale natural gas deposit will be busy again.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:01:49 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 43341 at http://redriverradio.org Energy analyst: Drilling activity in Haynesville Shale will pick up 20/20 Challenge: Shreveport teen aims to cultivate young entrepreneurs http://redriverradio.org/post/2020-challenge-shreveport-teen-aims-cultivate-young-entrepreneurs <p>An 18-year-old Shreveport software developer is launching a summer business program for teenage entrepreneurs who want to learn how to start and grow a business.</p><p>Justin Martin says he’ll pair each student with a mentor who will assist the teens as they progress through various stages of business development. Martin says this new program, called <a href="http://the2020challenge.com">the 20/20 Challenge</a>, is to get teens to act on ideas that have been percolating in their head.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:24:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 42666 at http://redriverradio.org 20/20 Challenge: Shreveport teen aims to cultivate young entrepreneurs Downtown Shreveport aims to fill empty storefronts with Pop UPs http://redriverradio.org/post/downtown-shreveport-aims-fill-empty-storefronts-pop-ups <p>The city of Shreveport and the Downtown Development Authority have organized the city’s first <a href="http://downtownshreveport.com/pop-up-shreveport/">Pop UP Project</a>. It aims to give regional businesses a two-week opportunity to have free, storefront real estate in downtown Shreveport.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:38:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 42496 at http://redriverradio.org Downtown Shreveport aims to fill empty storefronts with Pop UPs GM's largest vehicles are high profile at New Orleans auto show http://redriverradio.org/post/gms-largest-vehicles-are-high-profile-new-orleans-auto-show <p>General Motors plans to display nearly 100 vehicles at this year’s Greater New Orleans International Auto Show that begins Friday at the Ernest N.&nbsp;Morial Convention Center.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">GM’s regional spokesman Craig Eppling passed through Shreveport yesterday, on his way to New Orleans. He says GM will be featuring its 2015 models of the Cadillac </span>Escalade<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the GMC Yukon. These are massive, gas-guzzling vehicles. But he says demand for them is still strong.</span></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:41:33 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 41725 at http://redriverradio.org GM's largest vehicles are high profile at New Orleans auto show