Author: Todd Matherne

It’s Good to Give

This month’s edition of Biz New Orleans includes 15 organizations that profile how they are giving back in Greater New Orleans. I’m proud to say that Renaissance Publishing, the parent company of Biz New Orleans, does its own part in terms of giving…

NOLA 100 Continues

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) celebrates its 8th anniversary this month, and during this year’s event NOLA 100 will unveil its next class of members. Created by co-founder of Turbo Squid, Matt Wisdom, along with other individuals and organizations, NOLA…

Ten Years!

Ten years ago this month we started Renaissance Publishing.  February 1, 2006 was our official first day of business, but our 15 original employees were all working together for months and years before this date. For those who do not…

Truly Honored

For the past year, I have had the honor and privilege to serve as the chairman of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce.  At the organization’s annual meeting on January 26, I will pass the gavel to Michael Palamone. I know…

Welcome Home

’Tis the season – time to celebrate the past year, connect with friends and family, and reunite with people as many travel home for the holidays. Earlier this year my youngest daughter, who is a fourth-year architecture student in the…

Giving Back

Here at Renaissance Publishing, we take pride in our efforts to ensure that we give back to our community. We do a lot to support the non-profit community — whether it is sponsoring their events via marketing exposure, purchasing tickets…

Real Men Wear Pink

This month I have volunteered to be part of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Real Men Wear Pink campaign to raise money and bring more awareness to such a devastating disease. I know some very strong…

Go Saints

It has been a long summer. With a late Labor Day occurring on September 7th this year, that just makes the home stretch to fall seem even further away. But wait — it is football season; that started three weeks…

Recognition

Last month our Renaissance Publishing editorial team took home more awards than any other print media company at the Press Club of New Orleans’ 2015 Excellence in Journalism awards ceremony. My partner and EVP — Editor in Chief Errol Laborde,…

First Milestones

A  year ago this month we announced the launch of our Biz Network. We also began publicly planning for our website, BizNewOrleans.com, which debuted in September, and our magazine, Biz New Orleans, which debuted in October 2014. During this first year,…

UNO Proud

During this past state legislative session you have probably heard a lot about funding higher education and the struggles all public universities in the state are having with the constant, year-after-year funding cuts.  I specifically want to talk about the…

One Proud Papa

I am honored to be the father of three great daughters. This month, one of them graduates from college. In May the family will travel to the University of Mississippi in Oxford to attend Miranda’s graduation. She has earned Dean’s…

One Proud Papa

I am honored to be the father of three great daughters. This month, one of them graduates from college. In May the family will travel to the University of Mississippi in Oxford to attend Miranda’s graduation. She has earned Dean’s…

Membership Has Its Privileges

If you know me well, you know that I am a member of many different organizations. Currently my highest honor is serving as chairman of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, which just hosted its annual gala at the Saints training facility.…

Business Annual Events & More...

As New Orleans transitions from Mardi Gras to festival season, the business community is squeezing in events to capture the spotlight and provide networking opportunities. This month there are quite a number of business events you will not want to…

Good Times Ahead

First, I wish to thank Jerry Bologna, his staff, and the entire JEDCO board for honoring Renaissance Publishing as JEDCO’s 2014 Small Business of the Year.  My partner, Errol Laborde, and I accepted the award on behalf of our team…