Baton Rouge, LA (July 30, 2018) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) on Friday graduated 24 participants from its InternBR program.

InternBR, presented by Gallagher and sponsored by BXS Insurance, is an initiative of BRAC’s Talent Development program designed to invest in top millennial talent to assist area employers with talent attraction and retention. The program provides post high school-age students with professional development training focused on soft skills.

The class of 24 area interns attended six weekly sessions, each centered on a specific area of professional development. The program began with an opening retreat focused on the qualities of effective leadership and communication and culminated with participants using their newly-learned skills during a networking session where they met with area young professionals.

Other focus areas included personal branding, professional communication, behavior preferences, and leadership styles. The students also engaged in professional, service, and social opportunities to learn more about the Capital Region.

InternBR participants were selected through a competitive application process. The InternBR Class of 2018 and their internship companies are listed below.

Caroline Cenci, Baton Rouge Area Chamber
Elise Chaky, Kids Orchestra
Hunter Chaney, Hannis T. Bourgeois
Madison Costanza, Baton Rouge Area Chamber
Carmen Edwards, Louisiana Fish Fry Products
Molly Fix, Gallagher
Paul Gibson, Gallagher
Liz Heredia, Puryear IT
Keosha James, Bonton Associates
Anna-Kate Kidder, Gallagher
Sam Knotts, Emergent Method
Corynn Major, Gallagher
Ayanna Muigua, Kids Orchestra
Peyton Myer, SSA Consultants
Blake Painter, Gallagher
Mary Frances Patrick, Gallagher
Victoria Pipes, Gallagher
Cassidy Robinson, Kids Orchestra
Allison Smith, Baton Rouge Area Chamber
Mallory Sceroler, Gallagher
Austin Toffoli, Gallagher
James Treuting, Gallagher
Madison Underwood, BXS Insurance
Emily Watts, Gallagher

The InternBR program serves to attract and retain the region’s talent, one of BRAC’s chief objectives. To learn more about InternBR, visit www.brac.org/internbr.

About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 small businesses, midsize firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy. More information is available at brac.org.

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