Author: Kim Singletary

It Pays to Think Ahead

Almost every October since Biz started almost five years ago, I’ve taken this space to write about the New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF), which takes place that month. This year, though, I’m getting a jump start on things because it’s…

A Father, a Daughter and a Film

  In honor of Father’s Day this month, I thought I’d share the story of a father and daughter I’m honored to know and the unique project that, for the first time in either of their careers, has turned them…

It's the (Cultural) Economy, Stupid

  Jeanne Nathan and Kurt Weigle are, in many ways, very different people, but they are united in their mission to see the culture of New Orleans promoted and celebrated as an official part of the city's brand. A New…

Editor's Note: Springing Ahead

  This is always one of my favorite issues of the year. I love our women’s issue. I love sharing the incredible things women business leaders are doing in Southeast Louisiana all year long, but it’s especially excited to have…

Editor's Note: City of Warmth

  As I sit writing this, we are four days away from the Saints vs. Rams in the NFC Championship Game. The weather outside is dreary and cold, but the spirit in New Orleans is completely immune to any attempts…

Editor's Note: City of Warmth

  As I sit writing this, we are four days away from the Saints vs. Rams in the NFC Championship Game. The weather outside is dreary and cold, but the spirit in New Orleans is completely immune to any attempts…

Francophiles Welcome

  From Feb. 15-21, the Prytania Theatre will host the 22nd French Film Festival — an event that continues to grow every year. “The audience for the festival has grown dramatically over the years, says John Desplas, artistic director emeritus…

Aiming Higher With Hospitality

  Known for food and culture that’s unlike any other in the world, along with the largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country, New Orleans has long been a favorite with tourists and transplants who flock to the city for…

Editor's Note: Almost Too Much to Celebrate

  Top 10 tech market to watch. Ninth in the country for states with happiest workers and states with lowest startup costs for entrepreneurs. Fifth in metro areas for percentage of African-Americans in digital media jobs. Seventh in the same…

Thinking Tiny

  “It’s like one of those ‘How many people can fit in a phone booth’ kind of fascinations,” laughed Maine-native Ken Wright as I stood with him watching people try and file into his 77-square-foot gypsy-wagon-style home, parked for the…

Editor's Note: A Year of Rebirth

Choosing the top 10 stories of the year was a bit harder this time around, but for a good reason. In 2018, we were fortunate enough to have no shortage of big wins on the business front. The top three…

Editor's Note: I See Dead People

  Ok, not really, but the morbid side of me was fulfilled this month with the few hours I spent along with our photographer, Cheryl Gerber, touring the Jacob Schoen & Son funeral home. The afternoon, I have to say,…

Editor's Note: Looking to the Future

  Innovation is everywhere. It touches every facet of our economy — from the ones you’d expect, like technology and banking and medicine, to the ones that have come along more recently, like new software for construction and apps that…

NOFF Returns

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. “We see film as a tool with power, which means we…

Leslie’s Graduation

  Leslie Jacobs is a successful businesswoman.  Along with her brother, Steven Rosenthal, and her dad, Stan Rosenthal, she helped transform her family’s small, independent insurance agency, the Rosenthal Agency, into one of the largest insurance agencies in the state…

Editor’s Note: More Wins!

Biz New Orleans is still such a new publication — we’ll celebrate our fourth year of publication in October — but in that short time I’ve been very proud of how we stand with our peers, not only nationally but…

“The Purge” Hits New Orleans

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.   Imagine if all crime, including murder, was legal for one…

A New Mix

Under new leadership, this year’s Tales of the Cocktail will focus on giving back and helping the hospitality industry learn from recent scandals.

Editor’s Note: Going Green

  We’re very honored and excited to have the new president and general manager of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on our cover this month, especially since he’s only been on the job since the end of February. Mr.…

NOLA's Terrifying New Festival

The Overlook Film Festival was created last year by industry veterans Michael Lerman and Landon Zakheim as a sort of summer camp for horror movie fans. The idea? To pair an incredible collection of films from the genre with intimate,…