Author: Topher Balfer

The Xavier Way

“Look to your left. Look to your right. One of you won’t be here next year.” This legendary line was supposedly delivered by a Harvard law professor to his class of first-year students, and whether or not that mythos holds…

Mayoral Luncheon

On June 25th, representatives from each municipality of Jefferson Parish gathered at Copeland Tower for the Mayoral Luncheon. The event, moderated by 2019 Chamber Chairman Ryan Daul, allowed mayors and representatives to discuss progress and challenges in their respective areas.…

The Billion-Dollar Man

  On June 26, 2017, Kevin Dolliole became the new director of aviation at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, responsible for every detail of the facility’s daily operation, from maintaining federal safety regulations and upholding efficiency standards to deciding…

The Coolest Secret in Town

Anyone finding themselves at the corner of Gravier and Claiborne might observe a number of things: several parking garages, the towering belfry of St. Joseph’s church, the rush of overhead traffic and the distant conversation of students heading to class…

LMTA Hits the Road with Renaissance

  The magazine in your hands is the same Open Road that has both informed and enlightened the trucking industry since 2009, but there is one small difference: the publisher. Beginning with this issue, the Louisiana Motor Transport Association has…