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Career Day

LSU Career Services is inviting employers to attend LSU Career Day on Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The fall Career Day drew 164 employers and 1,825 students. Employers who want to participate next month should register with Career Services. Registration is $150 for nonprofit organizations and $400 for other employers. Employers can also request to meet with students in specific majors. For more information, contact Mary de la Houssaye Belleau, associate director of LSU Career Services, at (225) 578-2162 or visit


Main St. Market newcomers

Local chef Bobby Williams’ new restaurant Harvest is the latest tenant in Main Street Market downtown. Also, Baton Rouge entrepreneur Charlie Ton has brought his Charlie’s Coffee chain to the market. The coffee shop offers a full line of drinks as well as breakfast, lunch and dessert items.

Kean Miller moves N.O. office

Baton Rouge-based law firm Kean Miller Hawthorne D’Armond McCowan & Jarman has relocated its New Orleans office to the LL&E Tower on Poydras Street. Baton Rouge tax and legislative affairs specialist Christopher Dicharry has moved to New Orleans and been made partner-in-charge of the new office.

YWCA receives donations

Entergy Corporation has awarded $7,800 in grants to the YWCA of Greater Baton Rouge to support its Dialogue on Race program, a popular six-week discussion series. Since 1967, the annual forum has attracted a diverse group of men and women for focused dialogue on racism in society. Also, IBM has donated a new computer and educational software to the YWCA for use in its Even Start program. The program serves local low-income families in need of obtaining GED and Pre-K studies. Seventy-five percent of parents obtaining high school diplomas through the YWCA have children under the age of six. Many of these children attend the center with their parents and will benefit through Even Start.

Securian adds PPO plan

Securian Dental plans, administered by DeCare Dental Health International, has added PPO options to its products lineup in Louisiana. The plan includes four employer-sponsored and four voluntary plan options for group purchasers. All plans cover 100% of diagnostic and preventative services and coverage for restorative care. Securian Dental launched its indemnity products in 2004 as part of a national rollout.

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