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Breakfast to Business

Breakfast to Business is a quarterly program presented by LSU Executive Education, which is housed in the LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute. The aim of the program is to provide timely, practical information and solutions regarding current business topics that affect the Baton Rouge community from a local, regional, and national perspective.

Upcoming Program

My Entrepreneurship Journey
November 21, 2014
BEC Room 1420
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Register Now!

Join LSU Executive Education and the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute for a panel discussion with local entrepreneurs. SEI Interim Director Robin Kistler will facilitate the discussion. Panelists include:

Monique Breaux, Principal Designer
POSH Exclusive Interiors


It’s before dawn and the lavish front doors to the state- of- the- art design firm swing open. Excessive designing hours are nothing new to Monique delaHOUSSAYE Breaux, president and principal designer of Posh Exclusive Interiors. She has been doing this for twenty years. Monique’s design portfolio includes traditional, transitional and contemporary design.

Monique not only serves as president and principal designer for POSH Exclusive Interiors, she has also conducted research for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Computer Aided Design (CAD) used by apparel and interior designers nationwide. Along with many professional TV appearances, Monique has also been featured on HGTV's Designer's Challenge as the selected designer to complete a client's desired project. Her design work has also been featured on HGTV's House Hunter's.

William McGehee, Founder
Tin Roof Brewing Co.​

William McGehee is the co-founder of Tin Roof Brewing Company, opening the business in 2010. Tin Roof is Baton Rouge's only microbrewery, which now distributes its products throughout Louisiana and Mississippi.

McGehee received his bachelor's in finance from LSU in 2005. After spending a year working in the financial services industry, he returned to school and attended LSU Law, earning a JD in 2009. He is a member of the American Brewer's Association and several local groups, including the Downtown Business Association, Baton Rouge Area Chamber, and Forum 35.


Caryn W. Roland
Heirloom Cuisine, LLC​
Caryn Roland, Catering & Event Manager and Co-Owner of Heirloom Cuisine, LLC, is a graduate of LSU.  She received her BA in 1992 and began her career in hospitality shortly there-after.  Caryn moved to Denver, Colorado in 1995 and began working in the Hotel industry as a catering secretary.  She quickly worked her way up to Catering Manager and hasn’t stopped since!  Caryn went on to work for 4 and 5-star hotels including the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans (rated the #1 Hotel in the World in 1998), The Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado, the Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island and LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples, Florida.  
In 2003, Caryn met and married Chef Jason Roland and together, they started Heirloom Cuisine, LLC.  They offer a full-service, off-site catering company specializing in attention to detail and customer service.  They are on the preferred caterer’s list at The Governor’s Mansion, The Old Governor’s Mansion, The Old State Capitol, LSU’s Rural Life Museum, Baton Rouge Gallery, The Shaw Center for the Arts, LSU Museum of Art, LSU School of Art, the Capitol Park Museum, the Louisiana Arts & Science Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, Brandon Hall Plantation in Natchez and many others.
Extensive training and experience in hotels and hospitality management has given Caryn the experience needed to land catering accounts like Louisiana Public Broadcasting, Our Lady of the Lake, ExxonMobil, Port of Greater Baton Rouge and many others.  Heirloom Cuisine caters over 200 events per year, 50 or more of those are usually weddings.  Most events average 100-200 guests, some have been as small as 10 and as large as 1000!
Caryn & Jason run their business from the rolling hills of St. Francisville where they also raise their three children, ages 6, 9 and 10.
Kolby Tullier, Owner
Body Mechanics Training
Kolby Tullier has been in the personal training industry for over ten years. A graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, he has a number of personal training certificates that cover everything from sports to neuromuscular topics.
Kolby is active in the community, and was named to the Baton Rouge Business Report's Top 40 under 40 young leaders in 2005. He is also a Louisiana State University Community Leader.

This Breakfast to Business event is presented in conjunction with Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week.
Special thanks to Heirloom Cuisine for providing catering for the event.



Standard fee: $25.00 per participant*
Discounted fee: $20.00 per participant* (Available for LSU students, faculty, staff, and members of SCORE, Louisiana Tech Park, LBTC, and Center for Emerging Technology)

*The registration fee includes a hot breakfast.

Past Programs

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Heather Esposito, Are you LinkedIn?

John Georges, Tales From a Serial Entrepreneur

F. King Alexander, Looking Beyond My First 30 Days at LSU

Aaron Dirks, Train to be a World Class Entrepreneur

Karleen Green, The Affordable Healthcare Act


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