"Thank you guys for all of your assistance in making our conference a memorable one. The conference attendees thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the extra touches blew them away. You guys are the best!" 

Stephen Losavio
National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA)

“Our overall experience in Baton Rouge was great! The professionalism of all the folks involved from Visit Baton Rouge helped so much in contributing to the overall success of our event. The particular expertise by the VBR staff for our banquet were especially appreciated and spot on! We enjoyed hosting our event in Baton Rouge and would strongly consider returning in the future."

Cheri Kempf
Commissioner, National Pro Fastpitch

"We bring competitors into Baton Rouge from all over the US and Canada.  They are always impressed by the hospitality of the Baton Rouge area people and they enjoy the many outstanding restaurants the city has to offer."

Ann Durocher
President, USA Dance Gumbo DanceSport Championships, "Gumbo of Ballroom"

"Thank you for making our visit to Baton Rouge a success. We couldn't have done it without your assistance. I especially want to thank Philipa Blair and Geraldine Bordelon as they were consistently excellent to work with. With thanks to your staff--everything you did in making our 2015 Society of American Foresters National Convention such a success--you have no rivals in the industry!

Again, thank you for being such a great part of the whole convention."

Matthew E. Menashes
Chief Executive Officer, Society of American Foresters

"Thank you very much for your assistance and southern hospitality! Our conference was a HUGE success. There were 696 attendees and 810 registrants, 2nd largest Fall Regional Conference in Region V with number one being in New Orleans in 2007. The bags you provided were VERY helpful and we actually gave all of them out.

Once again, thank you for the support and assistance."

Briana D. Saul
National Society of Black Engineers

"I am sending you a note to thank you for all of Visit Baton Rouge’s assistance with the recent American Brahman Breeders Association Membership Convention.  We had a great event and one that created a lot of excitement for our group and will likely go down as the best one ever.  This was our fourth annual event and it was the largest to date bringing members from six states and Canada.

Much of the success of this event was due to your staff  helping us secure the proper venues, lining up the local chefs, providing us with information as we needed it and assisting us in every way possible.  This help started two years ago when we first made a request for bids and at each turn we were provided with someone who was always very helpful, knowledgeable and courteous.  I can’t express to you how much we appreciate Visit Baton Rouge and what you did to assist us.

I want to also pass along that many of our attendees were able to get out of the hotel and walk around downtown, and all of the kids got out and took advantage of the local attractions further making Baton Rouge a great destination venue. We look forward to working with you and your staff in the future."

Chris Shivers
American Brahman Bredders Association

"Visit Baton Rouge was an outstanding partner in helping to plan and execute our successful 51st LABash Conference. From helping us secure a beautiful hotel/venue on the Mississippi River to providing valuable visitor assistance and welcoming the hundreds of people that attended, they were a tremendous help.

We would especially like to thank Michael Aguirre and Anna Gasperecz for their constant professionalism and consistent attention to detail."

Matt Alcide
LABash Conference Inc.

“Reflecting on the visit to Baton Rouge, I can’t decide what I enjoyed the most; the warm, friendly people, the slow rolling fog on the Mississippi, the music, or the mouthwatering cuisine. Holding SACRAO’s 72nd Annual Meeting in the Red Stick didn’t feel like we were visitors, but rather like we were among old friends.  From the hotels, to the Raising Cane’s River Center, to the museums and historic sites, Baton Rouge opened her arms and made us feel right at home. Thank you for a most enjoyable experience!”

Cié Gee
2019 SACRAO President