Biz Talks

Episode 85: Kim Singletary on the Top 10 Stories of the Year

This week, we talk to award-winning writer, editor and "Biz Talks" co-host Kim Singletary, who has been the managing editor of Biz New Orleans magazine since its launch in 2014. In this episode, she discusses the most important business stories…

Episode 84: Rich Collins and the New Orleans 500

This week, producer Kelly Massicot interviews Biz Talks co-host Rich Collins about his new role as the editor of Biz New Orleans' new publication the New Orleans 500. The New Orleans 500 is an annual book that profiles the business…

Episode 81: Greg Tillery – From Food Truck to Fast Track

Armed with a marketing degree and zero culinary experience, Seventh Ward native Greg Tillery has transformed his dream to create tasty chicken wings into an Instagram-fueled success story. After only eight years, We Dat’s Chicken and Shrimp now boasts seven…

Episode 79: Is Now A Good Time To Buy A Car?

In this week’s podcast, Roch Eshleman, director of public relations for Ray Brandt Auto Group, offers up a more complete picture of how car buying has drastically changed during the pandemic and explains why he thinks consumers can still come…

Episode 78: Bucha is Booming

Husband-and-wife entrepreneurs Austin Sherman and Alexis Korman founded Big Easy Bucha seven years ago to create "healthy beverages spiked with New Orleans flavor." Now, they produce, distribute and sell millions of bottles annually. Last week, it was announced that Latin…

Episode 72: Levelset Sale Sets Record

This week’s Biz Talks podcast features native New Orleanian Scott Wolfe, a lawyer and entrepreneur who founded the New Orleans-based technology startup Levelset in 2012 to make payments less stressful for contractors and suppliers in the construction industry. The company…

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…

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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.