Live After Five Line-up Announced!

Downtown Business Association expands Board of Directors, announces Executive Officers

Baton Rouge, LA— Downtown Business Association (DBA) announces the election of two new members of its Board of Directors, the appointment of the Past Officer Chair, and the full slate of board members and Executive Officers for the association’s July 2016-July 2017 term. In June of this year, the DBA Board of Directors voted to expand the Board from nine to 11 members. The election was open to the Association’s full membership.

Lauralyn Maranto, President: Visit Baton Rouge

Rick Volland, Vice President: Stroubes, Capital City Grill, Jolie Pearl

Libby McKerley, Treasurer: Harris, DeVille and Associates

Robert Hebert, Secretary: Mayer IT

Chris Brooks: Launch Media

Eric Carnegie: Stroubes, Capital City Grill, Jolie Pearl

Margaret Chappuis: Hotel Indigo

Wade Iverstine: Kean Miller

Debbie Mire, Appointed Past Officer: Home Bank

Gordy Rush: Guaranty Media

Gabe Vicknair, Appointed Downtown Development District Representative: DDD



We are proud to announce that Live After Five has been voted 225 Magazine's Best Community Event for the third year in a row!

We'd also like to congratulate DBA members Louisiana Art and Science Museum for winning Best Museum, Raising Cane's for Best Catering Service for a Tailgate or Event and YMCA for Best Workout Program.

And congratulations to the following members for close runner-up mentions: Jolie Pearl, Capital City Grill, Stroubes, LSU Museum of Art, USS Kidd, Eagle 98.1, 100.7 The Tiger, The Old State Capitol, Hotel Indigo and Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center.

Click here to see all of the winners!


Standing Strong

Our thoughts and prayers are with the police officers and their families affected by the tragedy in Baton Rouge. May our Capital City soon find peace.




YMCA Baton Rouge

Located at 521 Third Street, the facility is part of the LaSalle Parking Garage operated by the state. The 13,293-square-foot facility includes state of the art equipment such as Cybex strength, free weights, elliptical and treadmill machines by Star Trac and Precor, recumbent bikes, stairsteppers, and an aerobic and stadium presentation spin studio.They also feature the Activtrax program to help meet your personal wellness goals. Personal Trainers are also available.