Author: Todd Matherne

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…

Publisher's Note: 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…

A Fresh Start

  Happy New Year and welcome to the 2020s. This month, we celebrate a fresh new set of numbers, and while writing my first column in this new decade, I can’t help but think of all the changes that have…

Publisher's Note: A Fresh Start

Happy New Year and welcome to the 2020s. This month, we celebrate a fresh new set of numbers, and while writing my first column in this new decade, I can’t help but think of all the changes that have happen…

A Year of Celebrations

This year has been award-winning for us at Renaissance Publishing, with numerous awards across many categories from the Alliance for Area Business Publications (AABP), The New Orleans Press Club, International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) and the international MarCom (marketing and…

A Year of Celebrations

This year has been award-winning for us at Renaissance Publishing, with numerous awards across many categories from the Alliance for Area Business Publications (AABP), The New Orleans Press Club, International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) and the international MarCom (marketing and…

Two Anniversaries

Last month, Biz New Orleans Magazine celebrated its fifth anniversary and I want to thank everyone for your kind words of congratulations. This month, we take a look at some of the people and news we covered over the past five years,…

Publisher’s Note: Two Anniversaries

Last month, Biz New Orleans Magazine celebrated its fifth anniversary and I want to thank everyone for your kind words of congratulations. This month, we take a look at some of the people and news we covered over the past…

Five Flew By

Can you believe it has been five years? This month marks the fifth anniversary of Biz New Orleans and I am so proud of our company and Biz team for the excellent work they do to make this a nationally…

Publisher's Note: Five Flew By

Can you believe it has been five years? This month marks the fifth anniversary of Biz New Orleans and I am so proud of our company and Biz team for the excellent work they do to make this a nationally…

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…