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Biz on TV 10-9-19

SOWELA in Lake Charles breaks ground on a new Culinary, Gaming and Hospitality Building to help keep up with the demand for hospitality jobs statewide in this WWL/ WUPL–TV Biz-Cast.    

Saluting Sean Payton

  Er’rybody on the Touchdown Teddy train now. As renowned New Orleans trumpeter Kermit Ruffins says, “All Aboard.” It’s been quite a turnaround of affection for Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Four weeks ago, when he was forced into action against…

Break Through Business Barriers With Better With Becker

Leslie Becker has traveled to more than 40 countries, learned to deep-sea dive in the Great Barrier Reef, practiced yoga in Bali, camped throughout Australia and Tasmania and even worked on reality television shows including “The Apprentice” and “Survivor.” Through an…

Party at Pontchartrain

We’ve finally had a reprieve from the oppressive heat, and we can actually enjoy spending time outside. This weekend, celebrate fall with the family at the annual Gentilly Fest at Pontchartrain Park Oct. 11-13. Since 2007, Gentilly Fest has shined…

Barking Dead Ball

As a stouthearted, stolid soldier, she’s slaughtered countless rotting, biting and creeping  zombies. Award-winning actress Kerry Cahill plays Dianne on the hit TV series AMC's “The Walking Dead” and she’s beyond fierce. In addition to appearing on films like “Free…

Let ‘em Have It

  He was instrumental in, arguably, the greatest play in New Orleans Saints history and, possibly, the NFL’s championship game – especially when how the onside kick to start the second half of Super Bowl XLIV shifted momentum to his…

Biz on TV 10-2-19

Biz video reporter Leslie Snadowsky celebrates Biz New Orleans’ five-year partnership with Louisiana’s News Leader in this WWL/ WUPL–TV Biz-Cast.    

A Wing and a Prayer

While most people in the Greater New Orleans region are losing sleep and fretting about when Drew Brees will heal enough to play again, travel writers are pulling their hair out waiting for an announcement from Louis Armstrong International New…

Five Flew By

Can you believe it has been five years? This month marks the fifth anniversary of Biz New Orleans and I am so proud of our company and Biz team for the excellent work they do to make this a nationally…

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask

The sources for the images that accompany this blog are varied and diverse. Sometimes I snapped them with my phone, sometimes a subject gets a friend or family member to capture an image, sometimes subjects don’t want to run a…

Ready for Battle

  What a difference a week makes. In the last seven days, Saints fans have gone from seemingly losing their religion to finding the bedrock of their faith. Before last Sunday’s 33-27 victory, on the road over the Seattle Seahawks,…

New Orleans on the Page

  For many people, the only way they can travel is by reading books. Affordability, time off from work, family size, illness and physical accessibility are just a few of the barriers that keep people close to home. I was…

Kitchen Witch Transformed

One of the first businesses featured in this blog was Kitchen Witch Cookbooks, owned by Philippe LaMancusa and Debbie Lindsey. The store opened in 1999 and offered new, used, rare and out-of-print cookbooks, vintage aprons, copper cookware, rolling pins, a…

Faith

  It’s troubling. It’s not what we expected. But too many are betraying the cool factor that is the birthright of New Orleanians. Put simply, Saints fans, you’re being very un-Dude. There’s been a lot of sniping from the Black…

Biz on TV 9-18-19

A new IRS impersonation scam is sweeping the nation by email. What to watch out for in this WWL/ WUPL–TV Biz-Cast.    

Seminar on the Side

  The hospitality industry is known as a sector where you start at the bottom and work your way up. The dishwasher earns her spot at food prep and tries to impress chef to get promoted to the salad station.…

Crushing It

In the heart of a tough industrial part of town, on a scorching Sunday afternoon, parents sit in a dimly lit warehouse watching children repeatedly skate around an unpretentious roller-rink. The young skaters are learning to hip whip, recycle, snowplow,…