Author: Kim Singletary

Editor's Note | It’s Time

While struggling to battle a worldwide pandemic, this country has also found itself in the midst of a renewed cry for equity. To be sure, COVID-19 has impacted us all to different degrees, but the facts have shown that —…

Black in Business

In June, the National Bureau of Economic Research came out with its first report on COVID-19’s effect on small businesses and, as was to be expected, the news wasn’t good. From February through April, the number of active business owners…

New & Notable: Deborah Grimes

    “One of the big things COVID-19 has highlighted in the national conversations the health disparities that have been, and continue to be, a reality.” These are the words of Deborah Grimes, RN, JD, MSHQS, who became Ochsner Health…

New & Notable: Mike Stolzman

Since accepting the role of general manager of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation (NOPB), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA), in April 2019, Mike Stolzman has been hard at work. "It’s about…

New & Notable: Dr. Bob Lynch

Dr. Bob Lynch is no stranger to the challenges of guiding a large medical provider through an unforeseen disaster. While working as director of the South Central Veterans Affairs Health Care Network out of Ridgeland, Mississippi, Lynch assisted in the…

Editor's Note: We Can Do Better

As I write this it’s near the middle of June — just a few weeks from the May 25 murder of George Floyd that has galvanized a movement and a discussion on race and equity that has reached across the…

New & Notable: Denis Petrov and Andrey Stanovnov

Denis Petrov and Andrey Stanovnov Co-founders, IDScan.net "Our customers inspired us to provide a solution and we did." - Denis Petrov, speaking on IDScan.net’s newest product, a touchless temperature scanner Neither Denis Petrov and Andrey Stanovnov nor their New Orleans-based…

Editor's Note: Open

IT’S A GLORIOUS FOUR-LETTER WORD. I LOVE SEEING ALL THE YARD SIGNS FROM DIFFERENT businesses proclaiming it. It’s a sign of hope. A sign that, at least in some small way, things are reaching a bit toward normalcy. By the…

Editor's Note: Uncharted Waters

BUSINESS OWNERS PREPARE FOR A LOT OF “WHAT IFS,” BUT I THINK WE CAN safely say “what if there’s a global pandemic and nobody is allowed to leave their homes,” has never been one of them. There is no precedent…

Biz Talks: Episode 1 - Quentin Messer

Since 2015, Quentin Messer has served as president and CEO of the New Orleans Business Alliance, a public-private partnership charged with economic development for the city of New Orleans. Prior to joining NOLABA, Messer was the assistant secretary for Louisiana…

Back in Fighting Shape

Kimberley Singletary is the managing editor of Biz New Orleans magazine. A 20-year Southern California veteran, she has been surrounded by the film industry for most of her life.   Mike Tata…

United for a Cure

  In the summer of 2018, 12-year-old Slidell resident Da’Ni Otis was on a family trip to Disney World when she started complaining of intense back pain. “She wouldn’t get on any of the rides,” said her mother, Jamika, who…

Editor's Note: Strange Times

This is the first time I've ever been working on the calendar section of a magazine while at the same time wondering if any of the events I’m typing in will actually come to pass. The nature of the magazine…