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Free business center opens for entrepreneurs affected by Hurricane Ida

By: - September 4, 2021 4:58 pm
Free business center opens in wake of Hurricane Ida

Stock photo: Computer, internet. (Wes Muller/Louisiana Illuminator)

Nexus Louisiana is opening a free business center in Baton Rouge to help small business owners and entrepreneurs who are without internet, phones or electricity in the wake of Hurricane Ida.

The business center will open at 8 a.m. on Sept. 7 at the Nexus Technology Park, located at  7117 Florida Blvd., and feature individual workspaces, power, network connectivity, phones and printers, 24-hour secure building access, conference rooms, a kitchen/lounge, fitness room and showers, according to a press release.

“Our goal is to offer entrepreneurs a place to power up and get back to business,” said Nexus Louisiana President Genevieve Silverman. “As a community, it is vital that we come together during this critical time.” 

Nexus Louisiana is a nonprofit formed in the early 1990s by the Louisiana legislature to help grow and diversify the state’s innovation economy.

Business owners will also have access to on-site professional support. The workspaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, visit or contact Stephen Loy at (225) 215-0088 or [email protected]


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Wesley Muller
Wesley Muller

Wes Muller traces his journalism roots back to 1997 when, at age 13, he built and launched a hyper-local news website for his New Orleans neighborhood. In the following 22 years since then, he has worked as a journalist for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans, the Sun Herald in Biloxi, WAFB-9News CBS in Baton Rouge, and the Enterprise-Journal in McComb, Mississippi. Much of his work has involved reporting on First Amendment issues and watchdog coverage of municipal and state government. He has received several honors and recognitions, including McClatchy's National President's Award, the Associated Press Freedom of Information Award, and the Daniel M. Phillips Freedom of Information Award from the Mississippi Press Association, among others. Muller is a New Orleans native, a Jesuit High School alumnus, a University of New Orleans alumnus, a veteran U.S. Army paratrooper, and an adjunct English teacher at Baton Rouge Community College. He lives in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, with his teenage son and his wife, who is also a journalist.