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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 12, 2020

Do you want to know how to use spices? Anne Milneck, owner of Red Stick Spice Company and chief spice girl is here to deliver you the meal inspiration you need. For several weeks, Anne has been teaching cooking on Facebook Live as a response to having to cancel the marvelous slate of cooking classes she usually hosts at her Red Stick Spice Company shop on Jefferson Hwy in Baton Rouge.

Anne shares all the adaptations she and her staff have made to keep the spices flowing during the pandemic. (Bike deliveries! Free shipping for online sales over $20! Curbside pick-up!)

On the show, Anne offers some recommendations for fellow business owners about how to communicate with customers in an authentic way during the difficult times.

SHAMELESS PLUG: Red Stick Spice Co. has two seasons of their podcast Smidgen available now! Binge listen to get your fill of new recipes and SpiceTalk. (Disclosure: Catherine O’Brien is producer of Smidgen.) Get links to your favorite podcast apps or listen here:




Red Stick Strong is a podcast highlighting Baton Rouge business serving customers during the pandemic. Hosted by Catherine O'Brien and produced by Branch Out Programs. Follow Red Stick Strong on Instagram. Do you know a BR business that needs a shout-out? Tell Catherine