Biz Talks – A Biz New Orleans Podcast


Each week Biz Talks will reach beyond the pages of Biz New Orleans’ magazine to bring you in-depth conversations with members of the business community.

From the names everyone knows to the ones destined to make their mark, we’ll dive into the top issues, best practices, successes and failures of every industry that calls Southeast Louisiana home.


Episode 150: Using Tech to Support Teachers

During National Teacher Appreciation Week, we talk to Courtney Williams, the CEO of Torsh, a tech company that works with area schools and teachers in multiple ways to help increase teacher satisfaction and retention. How does Torsh work and what…

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Kimberley Singletary

Managing Editor, Biz New Orleans

Award-winning writer and editor Kim Singletary has worked in publishing for over 20 years, including as the managing editor of Biz New Orleans magazine since its launch in 2014, where she has led Louisiana’s only business magazine to receive multiple national recognitions. She currently lives in Uptown with her husband, two daughters and a collection of needy animals. You can reach Kim at (504) 830-7260 or

Rich Collins

Associate News Editor,

Rich Collins is an Emmy Award-winning writer, musician and actor known for the Disney Channel TV series “Imagination Movers.” He’s also a 30-year media veteran who is the former managing editor of Gambit Weekly newspaper and former president of the Press Club of New Orleans. He covers New Orleans business for the Biz New Orleans website when he’s not performing on stages around town and worldwide. Contact info: (504) 830-7257 or


Biz Talks: Episode 1 - Quentin Messer

Since 2015, Quentin Messer has served as president and CEO of the New Orleans Business Alliance, a public-private partnership charged with economic development for the city of New Orleans. Prior to joining NOLABA, Messer was the assistant secretary for Louisiana…