Author: Todd Matherne

Find Your Retreat

About a year ago, my wife and I started looking for a place to escape. Running a business takes a lot of time and energy, so having the opportunity to take a brief hiatus from deadlines goes a long way…

Beautifying the Community

If you’ve driven around Jefferson Parish over the last year, you’ve probably noticed some of the great developments being made on Veterans and Causeway boulevards. Jefferson Beautification, Inc. (JBI) has coordinated numerous projects since 1990, but its recent efforts are…

New Orleans Snow Day

Believe it or not, we are in the dead of winter. Up north, winter closely resembles an arctic ice tundra, with businesses sometimes forced to take off for a “snow day.” Snow is rare here in New Orleans, but we…

Civic Duty

Time and time again, I find people talking about how they dread receiving the letter in the mail calling them out for jury duty, and even worse, trying to wiggle their way out of it entirely. Last month I completed…

Like Father, Like Daughter

This month my second daughter graduates from the University of Holy Cross and we are so proud of her accomplishments. Mallary began her collegiate pursuits at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala. After transferring in her second year to be…

I Miss You, New Orleans

Over the past two months I have been traveling more than usual, unfortunately often leaving my offices and my family in New Orleans to conduct various business and to seek knowledge from important people around the country. Traveling outside of…

It Is Finally Here

The fall is always a great time to start new projects, and two years ago we launched Biz New Orleans and the Biz Network — a multimedia platform to deliver business news to New Orleans.  With our monthly magazine and…

Congratulations My Friend!

Last month the Entrepreneurs’ Organization of Louisiana (EO) held its annual meeting at Ruffino’s in Baton Rouge to begin its new fiscal year, pass the gavel to a new board of directors and honor a member with its annual Marshall…

Coming this October

This coming October New Orleans Magazine will celebrate its 50th Anniversary.   Errol Laborde and his team of editors, columnists, writers and graphic artists have an amazing issue planned to celebrate this great accomplishment.   Our marketing team along with our subscription department…

Best of the Best

If you are friends with me on social media then on July 9th you saw the excitement as Renaissance Publishing’s editorial team of writers, editors, photographers, graphic artists and even cartoonist took home 32 Excellence in Journalism Awards from the…

Wall Candy

Early this year, Biz New Orleans was accepted into a national association of business publishers called the Alliance of Area Business Publishers (AABP). This organization sets the standard for business journalism. In June, the AABP held their annual meeting and…

Get Ready.

This month starts the long hot summers of New Orleans, along with the so-called official start of hurricane season.  I view June and July as the pre-season for hurricanes — the time you use to get prepared — and August…

Power Up!

This month, Biz New Orleans is teaming up with HUB International to introduce our first POWER Conference. On the morning of May 19, Debra Lerner, MS, PhD from Tufts University, will deliver a keynote on the strategy of health and…