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Adam Knapp

President & CEO, Baton Rouge Area Chamber in Baton Rouge

The Story Behind a Forgotten Name on a Building

PRESENTED ON MAR 31, 2017
IN BATON ROUGE @ VOL 4

By day, Adam Knapp works at the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, but in his spare time he has had a fascination with a name, forgotten to time, on the face of a building. He’ll share part of that person’s story and, along the way, why trust is important to change.

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