Biz Talks

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…

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…

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…

Episode 64: The Juice is Loose

This week’s podcast features Neal Shulman, co-founder and CEO of Brewsy, a new direct-to-consumer wine company that doesn't deliver bottles – instead, it helps customers make their own. Based in the Seventh Ward, the company has already sold more than…

Episode 63: Calling All Sports Fans!

How can you win two tickets to every single major sporting event in the region for the coming year? What does it take to bring the top sporting events in the nation to New Orleans? What will be the highlights…

Episode 62: City Park Needs You

The reopening of Carousel Gardens and the return of special events are great news for New Orleans City Park. But, in this week's episode of Biz Talks, new CEO Cara Lambright says support from the community will be essential to…

Episode 59: Food and Sweatpants, MR EATWELL

Crystal Hot Sauce and Café du Monde are the first two brands to partner with rapidly rising startup MR EATWELL, a New Orleans foodwear brand company formed last year by Irish Channel resident Matt Rebackoff that celebrates food with comfortable…

Episode 55: New Online Dating App Has a Retro Twist

Dating apps leave something to be desired, say this week’s guests, New Orleans natives Stephanie Hilton and Bayleigh Frickey, which is why they created The Meetery, a new kind of dating app that replace endless online chatting with 15-minute face-to-face…

Episode 53: Louisiana Has Its First Sake!

The first-ever Louisiana made craft sake hit the market a month ago and the two women behind it — Nan Wallis and Lindsey Brower, owners of Wetlands Sake — tell us all about it, how it came to be, and…

Episode 47: Your Travel Questions Answered

What’s open? Where are the best deals? Should you book now or wait a bit? How will traveling look different? Melinda Bourgeois, owner of Travel Central travel agency in Metairie since 1988, answers all these questions and more in this…

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about our cohosts

Kimberley Singletary

Managing Editor, Biz New Orleans

Award-winning writer and editor Kim Singletary is a Southern California transplant (by way of Canada, Washington, Colorado and Nebraska) who has finally found her perfect home in the land of beignets, zydeco and zero chance of shoveling snow. Her career has included communications work in the performing arts and nonprofit sectors, as well as serving as a writer and editor for a variety of regional and national magazines. In addition to contributing  to the New Orleans Advocate/Times Picayune, Kim has served 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, young daughter, two cats and one very sassy fish. You can reach Kim at (504) 830-7260 or kimberley@bizneworleans.com.

 

Rich Collins

Associate News Editor, BizNewOrleans.com

Rich Collins is an Emmy Award-winning writer, musician and actor known for the Disney Channel TV series “Imagination Movers.” Rich is the former managing editor of Gambit Weekly newspaper and former president of the Press Club of New Orleans. Rich's music has been used on “Ellen,” “Good Morning America,” “Wipeout” and other shows. He has performed live on “The View,” “LIVE with Regis and Kelly” and “Good Morning America.” He developed and taught a songwriting curriculum at Loyola University New Orleans. He performs at locations throughout New Orleans including at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Raised in the Washington, D.C. area and educated at the Catholic University of America, Rich moved to New Orleans in the 1990s and lives here with his wife (a local) and five children. You can reach Rich at (504) 830-7257 or rich@bizneworleans.com.