Author: Kim Singletary

New & Notable: Deborah Grimes

Deborah Grimes Chief Diversity Officer, Ochsner Health System “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,…

New & Notable: Mike Stolzman

Mike Stolzman General Manager, New Orleans Public Belt Railroad 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,…

New & Notable: Dr. Bob Lynch

Dr. Bob Lynch CEO, Tulane Health System 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…

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…

Episode 9: Sabrina Short

    As New Orleans is becoming the new “Silicon Valley of the South” we’re also making the move to capitalize on our creative economy, and together that means jobs in technology across a wide variety of industries are only…

Episode 7: Denis Paul Juge

  As some businesses start to bring employees back into the office, chief among concerns is employee safety. But what if someone does get sick? Is that a workers’ compensation claim? Attorney Denis Juge says his firm, WC Defense, has…

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…

Episode 5: Melinda Bourgeois

  Eager to get away? The travel industry is starting to open back up, but is it safe? What are the most in-demand destinations for New Orleanians right now? When can you expect the best deals? Melinda Bourgeois has owned…

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…

Startup Stars

For the past few years, the March issue of Biz has had the same focus: startups. Even in the five years Biz has been publishing, the entrepreneurial ecosystem has continued to grow in leaps and bounds. Even just so far…

The Art of the Startup

In honor of the 12th annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, March 23-27, Biz New Orleans reached out to three successful products of our entrepreneurial ecosystem to learn more about their story. What was their biggest challenge? What is the best…

But Wait, There’s More!

  Portraits by Greg Miles LOG ON to the website of any airline and you’ll find more than just flights; you’ll have the opportunity to book a whole vacation with just a few clicks. Need a rental car? They’ve got…

Editor's Note: It’s Finally Back

February is here and, really, how can anyone think about anything but Carnival? You can’t. So, let’s just go with it. When Editor-in-Chief Errol Laborde and I sit down to talk about this issue, it can be kind of a…

The Ultimate Balancing Act

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.   Two years…

In the Biz: Jazzin' on the River

The Paddlewheeler Creole Queen officially welcomed a younger, yet larger, brother on Dec. 14 with the commission of Riverboat Louis Armstrong. Docked one behind the other just adjacent to the Hilton Riverside and The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, the siblings…

Editor's Note: Welcome Home

I was lucky enough to enjoy a wonderful conversation for over an hour with our CEO of the Year, Kevin Dolliole, and toward the end of our chat I shared how, growing up in San Diego I always had a…

If This Hall Could Speak

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.   Preservation Hall…