Editor's Note

There are definite perks to this job.

One of which I recently enjoyed when I got to be one of the first people to walk into the new Microsoft store during their grand opening at Lakeside Mall Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.

With the music pumping and staff members donned in colorful shirts dancing wildly about at what had to be one of the rowdiest grand openings I’ve ever seen, I was able to tinker happily with all the new technology at the company’s second Louisiana location (a Microsoft kiosk opened May 17th of this year in Baton Rouge’s Mall of Louisiana).

In this issue we delve a bit deeper into two more business success stories. Both are household names – Whole Foods Market and Kickstarter – and both, it turns out have a strong connection to New Orleans and are returning back to their roots, so to speak, in exciting new ventures. How’s that for a tease?

As Biz New Orleans continues its own expansion, I invite you to check out a new column penned (ok keyed) by Renaissance Publishing’s own Melanie Warner Spencer. This editor of New Orleans Bride, and master of all things proper, presents the debut of “Biz Etiquette” – a monthly look at how business professionals can make sure they put their best foot forward, whatever the situation.

Looking toward an exciting new year, I invite you to keep us in the loop. Is there a business story begging to be told? A professional we should be profiling? A stunning office space we should share? A topic yet to be touched upon? Drop us a line at Editorial@BizNewOrleans.com.

And don’t forget, we’re online too! Check out BizNewOrleans.com for the latest business news, original blogs and a daily video newscast. While you’re there, don’t forget to sign up for our daily newsletter.
Here’s to a wonderful holiday season and happy reading!
Kimberley Singletary



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