Business

11:01am

Wed January 22, 2014
Business

East Texans protest opening of Keystone pipeline's southern leg

Farmer Julia Trigg Crawford has watched the pipeline being built in her pasture in Direct, Texas.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

An East Texas organization will protest TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday. NacSTOP aims to draw attention to the dangers of transporting tar sands crude. The group was organized three years ago to stall construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline that runs from Cushing, Okla., to refineries along the Gulf Coast.

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8:39am

Thu January 16, 2014
Business

Cohab in Shreveport fires up its kitchen incubator

Food truck owner Ange Posey prepares to cook for a lunch crowd at Cohab's new kitchen incubator in downtown Shreveport.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Louisiana’s first kitchen incubator for culinary entrepreneurs has opened in downtown Shreveport.

The rentable-by-the-hour commercial kitchen is located inside Cohab, the co-sharing office space under the Texas Street Bridge. Aspiring restaurateurs can rent the kitchen and be able to serve directly from Cohab’s lunch counter that mimics a restaurant set up, according to Cohab's executive director John Grindley.

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10:34am

Tue January 14, 2014
Business

Workshop on reunion planning set for Bossier City

Reunions are big business for hotels, caterers and even T-shirt makers. The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau plans to host a reunion planning workshop in February for people who are in charge of an upcoming family, class or military reunion. 

The workshop is billed as a one-stop shop for how to plan a reunion, according to the bureau’s Kevin Flowers, a convention sales manager and point person for reunion-related questions for the past eight years.

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10:07am

Wed January 8, 2014
Business

Shreveport dental clinic offers free procedures Saturday

Dr. Michael Wiesner is hosting a Dentistry From the Heart event in Shreveport on Jan. 11. More than 80,000 people have been served worldwide since the program began 12 years ago.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Shreveport-area residents in need of a dental treatment, but who can’t afford care, will have an opportunity to see a dentist Saturday free of charge. 

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8:37am

Tue January 7, 2014
Business

Natchitoches touts its free wi-fi as a boost to Front Street businesses

The hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights in Natchitoches were turned off yesterday, but the free wi-fi stayed on. 

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