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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 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 message about how small businesses can do what they can in this uncertain time.


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