Author: Biz New Orleans Site Staff

Buy Online, Pick Up In Store

“Consumers are doing more product research on brand websites, search engines and social media. But this type of engagement was completely disconnected from inventory that’s down the street. Unlike restaurants, movie theaters or big box retailers, you couldn’t look online…

Two Mikes Talk Jobs

  Michael J. Siegel, SIOR, is president and director of office leasing at Corporate Realty, Inc., a full-service commercial real estate agency based in New Orleans.   Michael Hecht is president and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc., the economic…

Mardi Gras Express Returns

“Half the condos in Florida are probably owned by people in South Louisiana. And if you ride down there in the summer, you know just how bad the traffic is — and not just on weekends anymore. Now you’ll be…

Four Seasons Breaking Records

“We’ve sold the most real estate of any project in the city…When these sales hit the public record, you’re going to see prices per square foot that have far exceeded what had been sold prior. It’s transformative.” — David Seerman,…

Popular Programs Help with Quick Career Changes

  Victoria Adams Phipps Chief Strategy Officer New Orleans Business Alliance Nonprofits like Operation Spark and the New Orleans Career Center provide hands-on training for immediate opportunities, and higher-educatioinstitutions like Loyola, Delgado and UNO offer continuing education programs that offer credentials…

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…