Forum 35 is #LeadingBR

On this episode of #LeadingBR, we sit down with Forum 35 for a discussion about how their organization is cultivating leadership and bettering Baton Rouge. Here’s a link to the interview: Forum 35 #LeadingBR

What is Forum 35

Forum 35 is community of more than 400 young men and women fighting for progress in Baton Rouge. The organization’sinitiatives are focused around four core pillars including Arts & Culture, Leadership, Diversity and Service. Our theme and key to success for this year is “Engage to Grow”. In order to grow personally, professionally, and to collectively grow Baton Rouge, it’s incumbent on each of us to be actively engaged and engage those in our circles of influence. Our city is in the midst of a major cultural renaissance and we challenge this community to get engaged and join us now at Forum 35 as we leave our mark on our beloved city. For more information, check out

Special thanks to:

Chelsea Borruano is a communications professional and small business owner born and raised in Louisiana. As owner of Gravel Road Marketing, her goal is to help like-minded small business owners grow their branding and marketing efforts in the most effective and efficient way possible all while allowing their values and mission to truly shine. She also works as marketing manager for BREC’s Communications Department helping make East Baton Rouge a better place to live, work and play.

She will be serving as VP of Communications for Forum 35 for the upcoming 2018-19 term and is an active member of Club Blue and the Public Relations Association of Louisiana. Her true passion is serving others whether that’s through helping with their communication’s endeavors or just lending a helping hand.

Mathew Laborde is a commercial real estate broker and the founder of Elifin Realty. Elifin Realty is the premier Baton Rouge-based commercial real estate brokerage firm. Mathew and the team at Elifin have extensive experience brokering office, industrial, retail, multi-family, land, medical, and investment property sale and lease transactions.

They excel at representing tenants, landlords, sellers, and buyers by aggressively pursuing and protecting their best interests.

Among Mathew’s current community leadership involvement, he serves as the President of Forum 35, as a Star Dancer in this year’s Dancing for Big Buddy fundraiser, as a Board Member of Theatre Baton Rouge, as an ex-officio Board Member of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, and as a member of the Baton Rouge Rotary Club.

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