Antares a finalist for ‘Spotlight Louisiana’ Growth Leaders Class

LED honors business and community leaders at annual event

BATON ROUGE, La. — Antares Technology Solutions is proud to be one of twenty-two statewide finalists for the Louisiana Growth Leaders recognition.  Ultimately ten companies from throughout the state were honored for their business success and community leadership as part of the inaugural class of Louisiana Growth Leaders. The announcement was made at the annual Spotlight Louisiana reception hosted Thursday night, March 14th by Louisiana Economic Development (LED). Spotlight Louisiana is a recognition and networking reception for small businesses in the LED Growth Network.

The Louisiana Growth Leaders selection panel evaluated applications from LED Growth Network companies based upon categories determined by LED including growth, strategy, innovation, leadership/culture, philanthropy and intangibles.  Twenty-two companies were finalists for the inaugural award.  LED Growth Network companies have graduated from LED’s Economic Gardening Initiative and/or CEO Roundtable programs, which are strategic resources designed to accelerate the growth of second-stage businesses. This alumni network includes more than 350 companies representing all eight regions of the state.

Antares congratulates the following 2019 Louisiana Growth Leaders businesses and their principal executives:

  • Argent Financial Group | Ruston | Kyle McDonald
  • Calls Plus | Lafayette | Barbara Lamont
  • E-Claim.com | Harvey | Thomas Brown
  • ILSI Engineering | New Orleans | Iam Tucker
  • ITinspired | Baton Rouge | Robert Wise
  • LogoJET | Lafayette | Susan Cox
  • Pod Pack International | Baton Rouge | Tom Martin
  • Southern Designs | Vidalia | Tance Hughes
  • Techneaux Technology Services | Lafayette| Ben Johnson
  • Waitr | Lake Charles | Chris Meaux



Antares to Sponsor Stage at 2019 French Quarter Festival

It’s that time of year again.  Are you ready for the 2019 French Quarter Festival?  Antares is once again proud to contribute to support the culture and quality of life in our region. We are excited to sponsor the WWL-TV Esplanade in the Shade Stage!  Come hang out with Ralph and the Antares team on Sunday, April 14 from 3:45 pm-5:10 pm and enjoy the funky music of Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes (JSDN). They’re a first-class big-band rock-and-soul group guaranteed to get you moving.

Background info from Jambase.com describes JSDN:  Formed in 2001, the legend of Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes is a noble tale of friends, funk and fortitude. It is the coagulation of classically trained musicians breaking the confines of the genre in a most likely musical haven; New Orleans.

Find them on Spotify or YouTube to catch up on their music and come ready to dance.

We hope to see you at the festival!



Antares To Sponsor New Orleans Chamber 1st Quarter Business Luncheon: The State of Our City

Antares is proud to be a Corporate Sponsor for the 2019 New Orleans Chamber Presents: 1st Quarter Business Luncheon: The State of Our City. Mayor Cantrell and Council President Williams will give a brief presentation highlighting their priorities for 2019.







Meeting Details:

Date: February 14, 2019

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Registration
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program with Luncheon


The Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans
130 Roosevelt Way
Roosevelt Ballroom, Mezzanine Level


Parking Options:
$23 valet parking, self-parking garage next to the Orpheum Theater (see signage for pricing)





Project Overview: Louisiana Secretary of State ERMS Business Requirements Project

Antares was contracted by the Louisiana Department of State’s (LDS) Information Technology team to develop the Business Requirements for a next generation Electronic Records Management System (ERMS).  The project involved an analysis and assessment of LDS records processes to provide recommendations for an implementation strategy, best practices and document the scope of the project.

 The Louisiana Secretary of State is required by statute to ensure the proper management and safeguard of public records and facilitating public access to those records. Most governmental agencies are conducting business electronically which means that an exponentially increasing number of records are being born digitally. The State desires to implement an Electronic Records Management System (ERMS) to accept/schedule, store, maintain, access and destroy electronic records according to archival principles.

Antares provided skilled resources to perform business requirements gathering of current software and business processes.  The project engagement included review of software programs, business processes and working interviews with designated business stakeholders as well as the preparation of the deliverables document.



Thomas Inducted into Baton Rouge Rotary

Laura Thomas, Antares’ Vice President of Sales & Marketing has been inducted as a member of the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge.  A chartered club of Rotary International, Rotary Club of Baton Rouge is comprised of over 500 business and professional leaders from the greater Baton Rouge area and is one of the largest groups of over 35,000 Rotary clubs worldwide.  Since its founding on October 1, 1918, the club has been known for its fellowship and service to the community. Rotary Club of Baton Rouge Foundation, the charitable arm of the club, contributes thousands of dollars to help support community projects and initiatives endorsed by the club.

Rotary International is an organization of  1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.  Eradicating polio remains Rotary’s No. 1 priority.   As part of the qualifications for new members, Rotary looks for individuals who hold a leading position in their profession and in their company or organization in particular.  They also look for a demonstration of leadership and service to others through community service, religious and civic involvement along with demonstrating good character and have a good business or professional reputation.

Antares is proud of Laura’s recognition and association with such a dedicated service organization.  We look forward to supporting her as a new Rotarian and her community involvement.  The Rotary motto says it all – Service Above Self.

To learn more about Rotary visit www.rotary.org.



Antares’ Emily White Receives Industry Certification

Antares is proud to congratulate Analyst Emily White on recently obtaining her Certified Tester, Foundation Level (CTFL) certification from the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB).  ASTQB is the U.S. board for the internationally recognized ISTQB software testing certification. They have become the world-wide leader in the certification of competences in software testing. Emily’s mastery of the ISTQB Foundation Level is relevant across software delivery practices including Waterfall, Agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery.

Emily is a Quality Assurance analyst for Antares with over twelve years of experience working with software products, software support and testing and customer service.  She has been with Antares for over 4 years and is responsible for performing software development testing, including the review of work products for correctness, compliance to design concept and user requirements and standards. Along with being a certified Tester, Emily is also a certified Super Mom as pictured with her son Mason.

Way to go, Emily!!!