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Community Banking, Community Success

  “The biggest thing a community bank does is take the time to listen to its customers and respond individually.” For Guy Williams, president and CEO of Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company, this is the foundation upon which his…

Water, Water, But Not Everywhere

  The complex nature of southeast Louisiana’s relationship with water was again brought to the fore by Hurricane Ida. We would not be here without water; sometimes it seems like we won’t be here because of water. That relationship only…

New Orleans 500 is Coming

    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…

Entertainment With A Punch

  What began right after Hurricane Katrina, has been on hiatus during the pandemic, and celebrates its 50th anniversary tomorrow night? If you answered “Friday Night Fights”, treat yourself to a ringside seat! The brainchild of Mike Tata, the fights…

Episode 69: COVID-19 Legal Questions

In this week's episode, labor and employment attorney Michelle D. Craig of Transcendent Law Firm shares the top questions and concerns she’s hearing from local nonprofits, schools and businesses when it comes to vaccinations and masks and offers up some…

The Healing Power of Art

  “Art is like an antidote,” proclaimed Pamela Bryan, owner and founder of Octavia Art Gallery. “I feel that art has played a major role in taking out some of the anxiety and sadness that the pandemic has brought into…

A Wine Market of a Different Flavor

  As disastrous as the post-Katrina levee failures were, the wide-open landscape also created new business opportunities – and few enterprises have emerged from that time as successfully as the Swirl Wine Bar and Market. According to Beth Ribblett, founder…

Episode 66: Get Vaccinated!

The delta variant of the coronavirus is is spreading most quickly in places with low vaccination rates. Dr. Stacy Greene of DePaul Community Health Centers has a simple message for those who want to stay safe and for life 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…

Episode 65: STEM NOLA Goes Global

Could New Orleans become known as the place to be for STEM education? Dr. Calvin Mackie, founder of the nonprofit STEM NOLA, thinks so. Thanks to millions of dollars in support from foundations and companies like Ochsner, Entergy, Boeing and…

Spicing Up the Business

“The pandemic has forced everyone in the food service industry to get creative,” observed Vince Hayward, the fourth-generation owner and CEO of L.H. Hayward and Company. “We went from having a healthy amount of business to almost zero.” In a…

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