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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…

Event: Tulane Business Forum

Chris Ralston, Laura Plante and Tyler Nichols Tulane Business Forum Friday, September 21 | Ernest N. Morial Convention Center The 39th annual Tulane Business Forum again brought together more than 750 business professionals representing more than 200 companies. This year’s…

The Coolest Secret in Town

Anyone finding themselves at the corner of Gravier and Claiborne might observe a number of things: several parking garages, the towering belfry of St. Joseph’s church, the rush of overhead traffic and the distant conversation of students heading to class…

Sweets In The East

Ashley Wilson and her husband Charles purchased a Freezy Street franchise because they wanted to bring something different and cool to New Orleans East. Freezy Street is both. “My kids loved the original Freezy Street,” said Wilson. “We took my…

Black Gold Green

Marques Colston Wide Receiver, 2006–2015  |  Minority Owner of the Philadelphia Soul  |  Partner, Main Squeeze Juice Co. Making it to the National Football League (NFL) is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for a few lucky athletes. But while…

Houses of Hope

Boys Hope Girls Hope of New Orleans has helped more than 250 academically minded youth rise above the challenges of poverty to find success. There’s a house in Mid-City that’s unlike any other. It’s a big home — 7,000 square…

Second Ascent

The object of Jesse Noel’s affection is more than 80 years old, proving once again that true love knows no age and that the right makeover can do wonders. Not a work day goes by that the Interim Director of…

A Steady Comeback

The New Orleans population expanded into the East in the 1960s, and the area became the host of family-friendly and community-minded neighborhoods that we see today. Each subdivision has its own identity and homes built in a variety of architectural…

Hoppy to be Here

  Since opening last May at 4124 Tchoupitoulas St., Port Orleans Brewing Co. has been crafting canned and draft beers led by a team of owners that includes former Saints’ offensive tackle, Zach Strief, and Ricky Thomas, owner of Blue…

Nautical Networking

Professionals in maritime-related businesses, Kasey Eckstein, director of outside sales and business development at Marquette Transportation, and Jenna Gaudet, CFO at St. John Fleeting, said they often found themselves as the only women at industry events. “Too many times I’ve…