Author: Keith Twitchell

Spicing Up the Business

  “The pandemic has forced everyone in the food service industry to get creative,” observed Vince Hayward, the fourth-generation owner and CEO of L.H. Hayward and Company. “We went from having a healthy amount of business to almost zero.” In…

Making the Westbank the Best Bank

  For an organization celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Algiers Economic Development Foundation has a remarkably low profile – just like that often-overlooked area of the city that it serves. Executive Director Kelsey Foster is working to raise…

New & Notables

It’s been an unprecedented year for us all — a year full of challenges, but also new opportunities. In our fifth annual class of New & Notables, we honor 12 individuals that have spent the last year taking on the…

New & Notable: Deanna Rodriguez

Deanna Rodriguez has gone home again — and again. After many years working with Entergy New Orleans, Rodriguez returned to her native Texas and a position with Entergy there. On May 9, however, she returned to the Crescent City, taking…

New & Notable: Greg and Nicole Nixon

Advocacy, education and construction might seem like an odd mix for a single firm, but for Ubuntu Construction, all of these things make up both a business model and a way to contribute to community improvement. Founded and owned by…

New & Notable: Dr. Calvin Mackie

When your brother is Captain America (actor Anthony Mackie), but you’re the real superhero in the family, you are obviously doing great things. Dr. Calvin Mackie, founder and CEO of STEM NOLA, fits that bill. His current project will benefit…

New & Notable: Joshua Webb

Some of the world’s most famous buildings have been around for thousands of years — and so have some construction methods. Joshua Webb is out to change that. On Jan. 27, 2021, Webb took on the newly created role of…

Opening/Reopening Realities

Keith Twitchell spent 16 years running his own business before becoming president of the Committee for a Better New Orleans. He has observed, supported and participated in entrepreneurial ventures at the street,…

New & Notable: Christine Briede

“If we want to get better — not just grow, but get better — we have to work smarter.” For Christine Briede, executive director of the Jefferson Community Foundation, this means bringing parish government, business interests and the general community…

New & Notable: Louis Lauricella

Louis Lauricella’s company was among the principal developers of Harahan’s Elmwood Shopping Center when it opened in 1975. Twenty years later, the company acquired sole ownership of the tract, and as of 2018, is in the midst of transforming the…

New & Notable: Jackie Dadakis

While Green Coast Enterprises is renowned as a leader in environmentally friendly construction — with local projects including the Pythian Building and Pythian Market — the company is much more than just a builder and developer. “My top priority is…

New & Notable: Richard Tanzella

Becoming CEO of a hospital during a pandemic is challenging enough. Stepping in when the hospital was just sold and is integrating into a new system is even more so. Despite the challenges, however, Richard Tanzella is quick to call…

The North-South Connection

Keith Twitchell spent 16 years running his own business before becoming president of the Committee for a Better New Orleans. He has observed, supported and participated in entrepreneurial ventures at the street,…

Purple, Green, Gold & Sold

Keith Twitchell spent 16 years running his own business before becoming president of the Committee for a Better New Orleans. He has observed, supported and participated in entrepreneurial ventures at the street,…

2 Year

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely taxed every single component of the healthcare system in the United States. None, however, has been more stretched and stressed than medical facilities of all sizes. In many locations, the unthinkable became routine: patients waiting…

Entrepreneurism and Free Speech

Keith Twitchell spent 16 years running his own business before becoming president of the Committee for a Better New Orleans. He has observed, supported and participated in entrepreneurial ventures at the street,…

Elizabeth Haecker Ryan

Specialty General Civic Litigation Company Coats Rose Experience 30 years in practice Education BA Tulane University; JD Tulane University School of Law For Elizabeth Haecker Ryan, the path to her profession was not a direct one. Born and raised in…

Celeste Coco-Ewing

Specialty product liability and toxic tort cases Company Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver Experience 21 years in practice Education BA Tulane University; JD Tulane University Law School The intersection of policy, legislation and the law has long fascinated Celeste…

ENTREPRENEUR | Leaping Over a Low Bar

Keith Twitchell spent 16 years running his own business before becoming president of the Committee for a Better New Orleans. He has observed, supported and participated in entrepreneurial ventures at the street,…

ENTREPRENEUR | Hey, It Could Happen

Keith Twitchell spent 16 years running his own business before becoming president of the Committee for a Better New Orleans. He has observed, supported and participated in entrepreneurial ventures at the street,…

Locals Supporting Locals

Keith Twitchell spent 16 years running his own business before becoming president of the Committee for a Better New Orleans. He has observed, supported and participated in entrepreneurial ventures at the street,…

Wear a Mask, Save a Life…

Keith Twitchell spent 16 years running his own business before becoming president of the Committee for a Better New Orleans. He has observed, supported and participated in entrepreneurial ventures at the street,…

Entrepreneur | Home Alone

Keith Twitchell spent 16 years running his own business before becoming president of the Committee for a Better New Orleans. He has observed, supported and participated in entrepreneurial ventures at the street,…

A Tale of Four Businesses

Keith Twitchell spent 16 years running his own business before becoming president of the Committee for a Better New Orleans. He has observed, supported and participated in entrepreneurial ventures at the street,…

Break On Through

Keith Twitchell spent 16 years running his own business before becoming president of the Committee for a Better New Orleans. He has observed, supported and participated in entrepreneurial ventures at the street,…