Author: Todd Matherne

Back to the Dome

  It’s finally here. Since Jan. 20, I — along with all of the Who Dat Nation — have been waiting for September and another chance to battle for a Super Bowl. Do you know it has been 10 years…

Publisher’s Note: Back to the Dome

It’s finally here. Since Jan. 20, I — along with all of the Who Dat Nation — have been waiting for September and another chance to battle for a Super Bowl. Do you know it has been 10 years since…

A Winning Summer

Last month, the staff of Biz New Orleans went to Atlanta and took home gold. The Alliance of Area Business Publishers held its annual national conference and awards gala in June, during which our Biz team received two gold awards…

Publisher’s Note: A Winning Summer

Last month, the staff of Biz New Orleans went to Atlanta and took home gold. The Alliance of Area Business Publishers held its annual national conference and awards gala in June, during which our Biz team received two gold awards…

The Cost of Freedom

This month, we celebrate the nation’s birthday with picnics, barbeques and fireworks. Our family has always been a big celebrator of the Fourth of July. When Andréa and I were first married 30 years ago, we found the love of this…

Publisher’s Note: The Cost of Freedom

This month, we celebrate the nation’s birthday with picnics, barbeques and fireworks. Our family has always been a big celebrator of the Fourth of July. When Andréa and I were first married 30 years ago, we found the love of…

A Political Month

  In April, Louisiana kicked off its legislative regular session and this month we are in the thick of lobbying, debates and compromise, which all ends on June 6. If you are not aware, this is an election year and…

Publisher's Note: A Political Month

  In April, Louisiana kicked off its legislative regular session and this month we are in the thick of lobbying, debates and compromise, which all ends on June 6. If you are not aware, this is an election year and…

Work Season

New Orleans has a lot of seasons, and I do not mean the weather. We have crawfish, Mardi Gras, music with French Quarter and Jazz Fest, football, and the list goes on. What I have learned in my career over…

Publisher's Note: Work Season

  New Orleans has a lot of seasons, and I do not mean the weather. We have crawfish, Mardi Gras, music with French Quarter and Jazz Fest, football, and the list goes on. What I have learned in my career…

Full Plate

When you are crazy busy you get more done. You know the saying, “Give something you need done to the busiest person and it will happen”? I feel like that person right now.   With the start of the New…

Publisher's Note: Full Plate

  When you are crazy busy you get more done. You know the saying, “Give something you need done to the busiest person and it will happen”? I feel like that person right now.   With the start of the…

Wedding Bells

The holidays are upon us, and for the Matherne family it is an extra special time. During this time of year, people begin to focus on holiday parties, family gatherings and travel plans, but for our family we are focused…

Publisher's Note: Wedding Bells

  The holidays are upon us, and for the Matherne family it’s an extra special time. During this time of year, people begin to focus on holiday parties, family gatherings and travel plans, but for our family we are focused…

Support for St. Elizabeth’s

This month, the St. Elizabeth’s Guild is celebrating it’s 48th Annual Volunteer Activist Awards, and I am truly humbled to have been chosen as one of the eight honorees.  St. Elizabeth’s Guild was founded in the 1950s with the St. Elizabeth…

Custom Built

I am sure you have seen the award-winning titles that Renaissance Publishing produces in addition to Biz New Orleans — New Orleans Magazine, New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles, New Orleans Bride, St. Charles Avenue, Louisiana Life and Acadiana Profile &…

Publisher's Note: Custom Built

I am sure you have seen the award-winning titles that Renaissance Publishing produces in addition to Biz New Orleans — New Orleans Magazine, New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles, New Orleans Bride, St. Charles Avenue, Louisiana Life and Acadiana Profile &…

Happy Hosts

Last month New Orleans Magazine, Biz New Orleans’ sister title hosted the City & Regional Magazine Association’s national conference here in New Orleans at the Marriott on Canal Street. We had over 375 attendees from over 75 cities from across…

It’s Time

For the past year, I have focused on getting healthy—well, as much as I can tolerate. In five months I will turn 50, and in six months I walk my first daughter down the aisle, so I have set goals…

Publisher's Note: It’s Time

  For the past year, I have focused on getting healthy—well, as much as I can tolerate. In five months I will turn 50, and in six months I walk my first daughter down the aisle, so I have set…