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10:01am

Fri October 24, 2014
Business

Shreveport ad agency makes LSU 100, staffs up with national clients

Credit Kate Archer Kent

The fastest growing businesses in the world that are led by LSU alumni will be honored Friday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge.

Shreveport-based Gremillion and Pou Integrated Marketing is on the LSU 100, a highly competitive program that identifies the 100 fastest growing businesses that are led by former LSU students.

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9:08am

Wed October 15, 2014
Business

Whole Foods Market makes it official in Shreveport

Whole Foods Market is building a 32,000 square-foot grocery store in Shreveport at East 70th Street and Fern Avenue.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Construction on a Whole Foods Market is officially underway in Shreveport.

It marks the sixth grocery store in Louisiana for the Austin, Texas-based chain that specializes in natural and organic products, and prepared foods.

At a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, the company’s executive marketing coordinator for the southwest region Laura Zappi reassured Shreveporters who have pined for Whole Foods that the attraction was always mutual.

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8:43am

Mon October 13, 2014
Business

'Wheresie' founders aim to stop children from being left behind in vehicles

Intuitive Technologies CEO Daniel Simpson, a native of Couchatta, La., is using Kickstarter to debut the "Wheresie" tech product.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Two Shreveport entrepreneurs are in the final week of a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in an effort to take a child safety device to market. On average, three dozen children die in hot cars each year, according to child safety organization KidsandCars.com.

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9:21am

Mon September 22, 2014
Business

Italian food and frames among seven businesses to pop up in Shreveport

Megan Davis Taylor Fine Art turns pictures of family pets into paintings. Her store will be in the Pop UP running Sept. 22 through Oct. 3.
Credit Downtown Development Authority Facebook

Seven new businesses open today in downtown Shreveport as part of the second Pop UP Project, organized by Shreveport’s Downtown Development Authority to spark interest in downtown retail development. The emerging businesses receive free rent for two weeks as way for them to try out their venture in a brick and mortar storefront.

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9:32am

Fri September 19, 2014
Business

Nacogdoches retail shop aids foster families

Credit KTRE

A charity that provides new clothing and school supplies to children in the foster care system opened a storefront location Friday, Sept. 19, in downtown Nacogdoches.

Impact Nac began four years ago in Julia Jones’ garage. She soon acquired a storage unit to outfit about 200 children a month. She says the Impact Nac store will take all donations. Items that can be used by the children will be held back.

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