Author: Todd Matherne

December Debut

  The emails and notices keep coming. It started last month and continues into December, and I hope more will continue to appear into 2022. I am talking about the business events that are filling up my calendar. All the…

December Debut

The emails and notices keep coming. It started last month and continues into December, and I hope more will continue to appear into 2022. I am talking about the business events that are filling up my calendar. All the chambers…

Get Out the Vote

  Here we are on the cusp of another election. New Orleans city elections are this month, and by most polls we only really have a few races worth watching as many have a leading candidate and no real opposition.…

Get Out the Vote

Here we are on the cusp of another election. New Orleans city elections are this month, and by most polls we only really have a few races worth watching as many have a leading candidate and no real opposition. In…

Bury the Line

  I hope you, your family and business are safe and back up and running after Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc on our region and highlighted our delicate infrastructure. We can no longer allow for above-ground power lines. Yes, it has…

Publisher’s Note

I hope you, your family and business are safe and back up and running after Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc on our region and highlighted our delicate infrastructure. We can no longer allow for above-ground power lines. Yes, it has been…

Publisher’s Note

I am so excited about our newest publication: We are in the final stages of the first New Orleans 500, which is going to press at the end of the month. All year the staff has been working hard to…

Ring the Bell

  I am so excited about back to school. Even though I no longer have school-age children, during this time of year the excitement is still there for me. Yes, traffic picks up and school speed zones are activated, but…

Publisher's Note

I am so excited about back to school. Even though I no longer have school-age children, during this time of year the excitement is still there for me. Yes, traffic picks up and school speed zones are activated, but what…

Behind-the-Scenes News

  Here we are, right in the heat of things. It’s hot outside, we are in the midst of hurricane season, fall planning is in full swing and the staff is working hard while also enjoying some summer vacations. This…

Exciting Things to Come

  As we approach the summer, midway point of 2021, the staff has been working behind the scenes on many new projects, with some rolling out this month and others debuting this fall. This month, our digital editor unveils two…

Publisher's Note

As we approach the summer, midway point of 2021, the staff has been working behind the scenes on many new projects, with some rolling out this month and others debuting this fall. This month, our digital editor unveils two new…

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…