Author: Photos by Cheryl Gerber

Changing More Than Lightbulbs

THE BASICS MISSION Green Light New Orleans invests energy in people by assisting New Orleans residents in person, one household at a time. Volunteers install free, energy- efficient lightbulbs, rain barrels and backyard vegetable gardens to demonstrate that a mass…

Empowered for Employment

When you know you look good you feel like you can do anything — including get that job that will get you on your feet and keep you there. From providing a complete interview look and work appropriate attire at…

Hey Good Lookin’

Since its beginning inside a log cabin in the French Quarter in 1935, Aunt Sally’s Creole Pralines has grown to include an international ecommerce presence and two retail stores in New Orleans. One of the things that hasn’t changed in…

A Family Affair

Imagine a small 3-year-old girl full of hope and endless possibilities. Now, imagine that same child, due to hard luck and unforeseen circumstances, sleeping in a car and living on the streets of New Orleans. Statistics show she’ll be sick…

The Royal Touch

In the boisterous world of Carnival parades, Royal Artists Inc. is perhaps the biggest player you’ve never heard of, but it hasn’t slowed them down one bit. This season, the 45-year-old firm realizes its highest-profile role yet: float builder for…

Adorning Dixie

Owner and chief creative officer of Crystal Clear Creative, Kellie Mathas (left), worked alongside her lead project designer, Jared Carroll, and Tanya Birch, head of Dixie Retail Operations, to craft the new Dixie Brewery Museum. Located on the second floor…

Event: ACG Louisiana Capital Connections

Chris Snyder, Allen Frederick and Paul Patrick   Wednesday, October 16 | The Roosevelt New Orleans Along with networking, educational events, deal making, and access to capital, ACG Louisiana Capital Connection welcomed keynote speaker Frank Abagnale, Jr. Abagnale’s story inspired…

Event: Biz 5 Year Anniversary

Kim Singletary and Kelly Massicot   Thursday, October 10 | Ernst Café Members from throughout the business community, along with past and present staff of the magazine, gathered to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Biz New Orleans Magazine at a…

Playing With Blocks

“Cocktails are moving back to the kind of quality and complexity last seen before Prohibition, and this was the kind of ice they were using,” says Chuck Avery, who launched Melt New Orleans in 2016. Using reverse osmosis filtered water,…

Angels Without Wings

The organization also helps with a family’s last-minute or miscellaneous needs, which can include things like WalMart cards, gas cards and even Visa cards to cover an insurance copayment. Seen on the right is Executive Director Mark Firmin. On four…

Saving the Square

    “I like to go to Congo Square because I always get to drum and take my shoes off and dance in a circle,” says Pinkie Harris, a 7-year-old student at Bricolage Academy. “The drums make my heart vibrate.”…

Event: 2019 CID Awards Gala

Eric Tanner, Sandra Corrigan and Michael Corrigan   Thursday, June 6 | Hyatt Regancy The Commercial Investment Division (CID) of the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® awards program included over 1,500 transactions and a combined $1.1 billion dollars in…

A Light in the Darkness

Lighthouse Louisiana When a group of businessmen came together in 1915 with the primary goal of providing meaningful employment for the blind, one of the first things they settled on producing was sturdy brooms. Since those early beginnings, the organization…

WOMEN IN BUILDING

What comes to mind when you think of a builder? The answer might have once been the traditional stereotype: a male construction worker wearing a hard hat, a bright vest and a toolbelt filled with supplies. But long gone are…