Author: Biz New Orleans Site Staff

Home Sweet Float

For over 30 years, Rene and Inez Pierre have been building Carnival floats, but never like this. On Dec. 26, they received their first order for a house float, and less than…

2021 Best Lawyers

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Businesses Saving the Coast

“The state of Louisiana is fading before our eyes. It reminds me of the scene from the movie ‘Back to the Future’ when the protagonist is looking at a photograph of himself and his siblings, and if he doesn’t take…

CEO OF THE YEAR

Quentin Messer CEO | New Orleans Business Alliance  Did You Know? In 2020, NOLABA took home a record-setting eight awards from the International Economic Development Council, including Best in Show. Since taking the helm of New Orleans Business Alliance…

Innovating for the Sake of Art

Glass blowing has always involved putting your mouth on a pipe and blowing air into glass, with artists commonly sharing pipes as they work. How does this work in the current pandemic? It doesn’t. Which is why New Orleans Glassworks…

Banking + Finance

  Patricia Besselman-Main, CFP® Besselman Wealth Planners After the CARES Act of December 2019, it may be prudent for people to consider converting Beneficiary IRAs to Roth IRAs given that the Stretch IRA has been largely discontinued. Given the volatility…

Biz Talks

Episode 29 UPDATE ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE Ed Webb, CEO of the World Trade Center, shares the highlights of Louisiana International Trade Day, which included the release of a new business platform designed to help small- and medium-sized businesses succeed.  …

Education

  Jason Browne Director of Communications Nunez Community College Nunez Community College boasts a diverse roster of programs ranging from workforce development and business to nursing and even fine arts. Our newest programs are gaining popularity across communities as our college moves…

BIZ Talks

Episode 24 How to Rebuild New Orleans Tourism Stephen Perry, president and CEO of New Orleans & Company, discusses the fate of New Orleans restaurants and hotels, and how long it’ll be before the city reaches 2019 levels of tourism…

BIZ Talks

Oak Street Small Businesses Fighting for Survival September 8 Min Yang, president of Oak Street Merchants, Residents and Property Owners Inc., discusses the effect the pandemic has had on Uptown’s historic commercial corridor. Listen     HGTV comes to NOLA…

Powering the Future

Working outdoors on a 90-acre site is making social distancing on the job easy for those assembling the nearly 70,500 solar panels that will comprise Entergy’s New Orleans Solar Station. Engineered to withstand 134 mph hurricane conditions, the panels will…

Home is Where the Office Is

FIRST PLACE - PEOPLE’S CHOICE Interior designer Maureen Stevens — of Maureen Stevens Design — is currently working from the sunroom of her house in New Orleans’ Marigny Triangle. The room overlooks a courtyard that Stevens said is in rare…

Cutting the Risk

FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS, OPA SIGNS & GRAPHICS HAS BEEN providing Southeast Louisiana with business and architectural signage, digital graphics and film and TV props and set decorations. Now they can add personal protective equipment provider to their list…

April Calendar

3 Social Media Boot Camp Webinar: Insta? What is it? How do I use it? Hosted by Brianna Cunningham, sales and marketing professional 12 to 1 p.m. Cost is $15 instagram.com/citylove.co/   8 St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce Leadership Northshore…

INDUSTRY NEWS

CONSTRUCTION Delgado Maritime Training Facility Awarded $850,000 Federal Grant The Delgado Community College Maritime and Industrial Training Facility in New Orleans East has been awarded an $850,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). The…

RECENT OPENINGS

COMING SOON Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience Expected to draw more than 35,000 visitors a year to New Orleans’ museum district, the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience is expected to open in late summer at 818 Howard Street.…