Author: Todd Matherne

New Focus

  For years people have been saying we need to stop the brain drain and keep our children and grandchildren here in Louisiana. We need to create opportunities for them and future generations so we do not become an exit…

Publisher’s Note

For years people have been saying we need to stop the brain drain and keep our children and grandchildren here in Louisiana. We need to create opportunities for them and future generations so we do not become an exit state…

Publisher’s Note

Every month the task that I struggle with the most is writing this column — 200-plus words of meaningful thought to encompass what is happening now. What usually comes most natural are words about family, staff and the company. This…

Tough Decisions

  Every month the task that I struggle with the most is writing this column — 200-plus words of meaningful thought to encompass what is happening now. What usually comes most natural are words about family, staff and the company.…

A Whole Year

  Here we are, 12 months since the declaration of a national pandemic emergency. On March 13, 2020, just like you we packed up our desk, any needed documents and computers, and moved to a work-at-home environment. For me, I…

Publisher’s Note

Here we are, 12 months since the declaration of a national pandemic emergency. On March 13, 2020, just like you we packed up our desk, any needed documents and computers, and moved to a work-at-home environment. For me, I originally…

Making Do

  Last February my publisher’s note was all about annual meetings and the number of working days in February — an acknowledgment of the distraction of Carnival on business. Every year until this one, companies had to balance the celebration…

Publisher’s Note

Last February my publisher’s note was all about annual meetings and the number of working days in February — an acknowledgment of the distraction of Carnival on business. Every year until this one, companies had to balance the celebration of…

New Year, New Projects!

  Let’s get this year started. As we kick off 2021, Biz New Orleans and our parent company, Renaissance Publishing, have some great new projects lining up. As you may have seen in December, Biz New Orleans is launching a monthly speaker series with…

Publisher's Note

Let's get this year started. As we kick off 2021, Biz New Orleans and our parent company, Renaissance Publishing, have some great new projects lining up. As you may have seen in December, Biz New Orleans is launching a monthly…

Publisher's Note: Quite the Ride

As 2020 comes to a close, our December issue focuses on the top stories of the year — a year we all want to put behind us and move forward. This month also includes our “Inside the Industry” profiles, where…

Quite the Ride

  As 2020 comes to a close, our December issue focuses on the top stories of the year — a year we all want to put behind us and move forward. This month also includes our “Inside the Industry” profiles,…

Feeling Thankful

  As we enter November, the month of Thanksgiving, I look at this year, like most of you, as one we would like to skip. However, if we did, we would have never been able to celebrate some special family…

Publisher's Note

As we enter November, the month of Thanksgiving, I look at this year, like most of you, as one we would like to skip. However, if we did, we would have never been able to celebrate some special family events.…

Happy News

  This month some exciting things are happening at Renaissance Publishing. In addition to Biz New Orleans celebrating another anniversary this month from its launch in October 2014, around the company we have some great news to share. Louisiana Life has started a…

Publisher's Note | Happy News

This month some exciting things are happening at Renaissance Publishing. In addition to Biz New Orleans celebrating another anniversary this month from its launch in October 2014, around the company we have some great news to share. Louisiana Life has…

Bright Spots

  With the start of September, we should be excited as schools start up again and football and fall festivals commence — all things that seemed promising back in March when everyone was thinking, “Let’s get through COVID-19, there are…

Publisher’s Note | Bright Spots

With the start of September, we should be excited as schools start up again and football and fall festivals commence — all things that seemed promising back in March when everyone was thinking, “Let’s get through COVID-19, there are brighter…

Renewed Optimism

What a year this is turning out to be. Here we are at the midway point, and I’m betting your business forecast for the balance of 2020 doesn’t look anything like your original plan. When we entered 2020, it was…

Publisher's Note: Renewed Optimism

What a year this is turning out to be. Here we are at the midway point, and I’m betting your business forecast for the balance of 2020 doesn’t look anything like your original plan. When we entered 2020, it was…

Publisher's Note: Moving Forward

AS WE ENTER JUNE AND THE PHASE REOPENINGS begin, all I keep thinking is how we need to move forward and bring the best of what we learned with us — in all aspects of our lives. For businesses, as…

Thank You

  THIS MONTH’S PUBLISHER’S NOTE IS ALL about gratitude and thanks. I want to first thank the medical community, and all those on the front lines helping to keep our region moving forward. You are true heroes. During this time, like…

Publisher's Note: Thank You

THIS MONTH’S PUBLISHER’S NOTE IS ALL about gratitude and thanks. I want to first thank the medical community, and all those on the front lines helping to keep our region moving forward. You are true heroes. During this time, like…

No Stopping Love

What a time we are having! As I write this month’s publishers note (in early March) we are in an all-out virus crisis with events shutting down left and right. My hope is that by the time our April issue…

Publisher's Note: No Stopping Love

What a time we are having! As I write this month’s publishers note (in early March) we are in an all-out virus crisis with events shutting down left and right. My hope is that by the time our April issue…

Back to Work

Mardi Gras is now behind us and French Quarter and Jazz Fest are up ahead, so March is the month things have to happen. This month Idea Village and the Tulane Freeman School of Business will again co-produce New Orleans…

Back to Work

Mardi Gras is now behind us and French Quarter and Jazz Fest are up ahead, so March is the month things have to happen. This month Idea Village and the Tulane Freeman School of Business will again co-produce New Orleans…

12 Days

Have you noticed business organizations in the region are skipping January and squeezing in all their annual and first quarter meetings after the Super Bowl but before Mardi Gras? I’m not sure if their thinking was that the Saints would…