BRAC gets economic development honor, Louisiana Bar Foundation presents awards | Business

Henry Bein and Nicholas Dubuc, of Kevin Harris Architect, have been named Christopher H. Browne Scholars and earned scholarships to attend the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s 2022 Christopher H. Browne Edinburgh Drawing Tour.

Recipients were selected by the ICAA scholarship review panel based on resume, sample portfolio, letter of recommendation and personal letter of interest.

Bein and Dubuc both graduated from the LSU School of Architecture.

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber received the 2021 Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development by Site Selection magazine.

The honor is awarded to the top 20 local and regional US economic development groups based on an index of corporate job creation and facility-related capital investment data calculated both cumulatively and per capita.

In 2021, BRAC welcomed 17 new businesses or expansions of existing businesses to the market, resulting in 1,800 new direct jobs and over $ 8 billion in capital investment. This includes an ExxonMobil modernization, the redevelopment of the Cortana Mall into an Amazon logistics hub, new software development jobs, and renewable and transitional energy projects like Air Products and commercial solar developments.

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Elijah Feibelman, of Coldwell Banker Commercial TEC in New Orleans, has earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member CCIM designation by the CCIM Institute.

Feibelman earned the designation by passing the CCIM Comprehensive Examination. Of the 150,000 commercial real estate agents in the US, 6% have achieved the CCIM designation.

The Louisiana Bar Foundation presented the 2022 President’s Award to Maggie T. Simar and Zebulon M. Winstead in recognition of their outstanding support, dedication and advancement of the mission and goals of the organization.

Simar, a family court hearing officer in St. Martin Parish for the 16th Judicial District, has been a member of the LBF board since 2020. She serves on the membership subcommittee and has been a member of the Acadiana Community Partnership Panel since 2011.

Winstead, an attorney with Crowell and Owens in Alexandria, has been a board member since 2018. He has been instrumental in launching the LBF Infinity Fund, to ensure the organization is able to meet staffing and operational expenses, in good economic times and in bad .


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