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Two for Drew

Drew Brees, the greatest Saints player to wear the black and gold, will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. While that designation might be a crossroads in the careers of many players, Brees, who has…

Reflect and Recharge

2018 is just days ahead of us. This means not only will we find ourselves taking half a second before we write a new year in the checkbooks, we’ll also hopefully be taking some time to try something new, especially…

Industry News

PORT Port of New Orleans Surpasses Half-Million Container Mark for Third Consecutive Year Port of New Orleans President and CEO Brandy D. Christian positioned the port as a global gateway, highlighting gains in cargo and cruise volumes in 2017, at…

Don't Believe the Headlines

Mark Twain is said to have quipped, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” This quote comes to mind every time I read a headline declaring that New Orleans is losing population and the city is on the decline.…

It's All Fun and Games

If you’re a marketer, you’ve surely heard the term “gamification,” and maybe wondered how it might impact your business. Gamification taps into a universal human desire to play...and win. For a customer, it makes doing business fun. In a way,…

Time to Fly

After several seasons of appearing on the brink of something special, the New Orleans Pelicans are seemingly there. Led by the trio of power forward Anthony Davis, center DeMarcus Cousins and guard Jrue Holiday, the Pelicans have added experience and…

In the Wake of Equifax

The recent cybersecurity attack that hit the credit reporting agency Equifax, one of the nation’s three main credit-reporting agencies, over the spring is considered to be the worst data breach of modern times by some industry experts. The company announced…

Chugging Along

In September the City of New Orleans gave the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad to the Port of New Orleans in exchange for the Gov. Nicholls and Esplanade Avenue wharves. The wharves — prime waterfront real estate just downriver from…

Change or Die

In the business world, change is a must. Adaptation in business — just as it is in life — is crucial for survival. Business author Alan Deutschman popularized this concept through the familiar phrase, “Change or die.” And yet, in…

Time to Give

As we roll into October and look back on the events of the past months, there is a great need for support for those who’ve lost so much. I find myself actively giving to charities and people more than ever.…

Industry News

FOOD Farm & Table NOLA Returns The South’s premier conference and festival highlighting locally sourced food, Farm & Table NOLA, will take place Sept. 8 and 9. The event starts with a one-day conference, The Experience, which will bring consumers,…