Author: Rebecca Friedman

A Sweet Success Story

  While 2020 has rained economic hardship on many small and family-owned businesses, it has created unexpected opportunity for others. Some of these organizations, like grocery retailers, have found themselves in the right industry at the right time. Others…

No Cliffs-Notes for COVID-19

"We can’t be naive to think that there isn’t learning that needs to be recovered, but systems don’t need to spend an entire year in remediation." One of COVID-19’s most punishing…

Life After Ella

  “If it ain’t broke, fix it anyway.”   It’s a family motto of sorts for Ti Martin. She heard those words often from her mother, “Miss Ella” Brennan — the groundbreaking restaurateur and Brennan family matriarch who passed away…

Costumed Crusaders

  Anyone attending a Carnival parade in recent years has likely witnessed a uniquely New Orleans phenomenon: the “dance krewe.” The popularity of these bewigged and bedazzled organizations, which entertain paradegoers with eye-popping routines and outfits, has exploded in recent…

Bringing Business To The Table

  When Liz Williams went to museums, she always saw the same gap. While there always seemed to be displays of things like spearheads and clay pots from hunter-gatherer societies and the embellished bone china of nobility, there was never…