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Businesses in the Red Stick are getting creative to cope with the COVID-19 crisis. The Red Stick Strong podcast highlights Baton Rouge business to share what owners and other leaders are doing now, and how you can help. You'll hear business owners describe how they are continuing to serve their customers despite the pandemic, as well as some of their outlook for the Baton Rouge, Louisiana community. 

Red Stick Strong is hosted by Baton Rouge podcast producer  Catherine O'Brien and produced by Branch Out Programs. Follow Red Stick Strong on Instagram! Know a BR business we should feature? Hit us up! Let's geaux BR! #RSSPodcast

Apr 30, 2020

Abby Bullock started her business as a pop-op shop, and about four years ago fulfilled her dream of opening a boutique, Wanderlust by Abby. When the pandemic hit, Abby didn’t miss a beat: she started delivering goods curbside, gave a generous discount store wide, and even started making local deliveries! Abby’s...


Apr 30, 2020

Stay at home doesn’t have to mean stay inactive! Rebecca Lemoine, owner of Pure Barre Baton Rouge is offering livestreams of barre classes that would normally be offered at the studio on Perkins. Rebecca joins Red Stick Strong to share how her business has adjusted to the pandemic, what she sees happening in the BR...


Apr 29, 2020

Have you seen the wonderful front porch portraits of families in Baton Rouge, tagged with #TheFrontPorchProjectBR AND paying it forward by shopping a local business (and tagging the business, too??) Aimee Supp and Jenn Ocken are on Red Stick Strong to talk about how The Front Porch Project got started, and about the...


Apr 27, 2020

When COVID-19 hit, Ross Garbarino took to social media to start sharing some good. As an agent with State Farm, Ross took the idea of helping neighbors seriously. Starting with his own neighbor next door—Pot and Paddle Jambalaya, Ross has been buying up restaurant gift cards and helping people as he can. Ross has a...


Apr 26, 2020

It’s time to collaborate and get creative! This is the message you will get from Bridget Tate, lighting stylist and owner of Capital City Lighting. Bridget is seeing personal growth from folks in the business community, and is getting together with other small business owners to make connections (where they may not...