Biz New Orleans - August 2014

Tulane Business Forum Reaches the Height of Success

New Orleans – In its 35th program, “Taking Flight:  Business Leaders Executing Plans for Success,” the Tulane Business Forum highlights achievements of renowned local, national and international organizations and the visionaries behind the scenes.  These savvy business leaders will share…

Landrieu Announces New Jobs Strategy Today

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is planning to announce a new comprehensive strategy to connect disadvantaged job seekers and businesses. A City Hall press release says The Economic Opportunity Strategy being announced Monday will partner with…

Louisiana Paying Above-Market Rents to Benson

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana state agencies are paying above-market rates to rent office space from New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson and $625,000 for space it's not using. Those are the findings of an audit released Monday by…

Judge ruling could mean $18 billion in fines for BP

  NEW ORLEANS — Environmentalists, recreational fishermen and people who make their living on the Gulf of Mexico are hailing a federal judge's ruling that could mean $18 billion in additional fines for BP over the nation's worst offshore oil…

Baton Rouge Business Owner Faces Up to 13 Years in Prison

  BATON ROUGE — A Zachary man who owns a Baton Rouge business has admitted dumping unpermitted industrial wastes into the city-parish sewer system between 2009 and 2012 and lying to a grand jury about it. 55-year-old Roger Joseph Dies…

IBERIABANK Names Human Resources Regional Director

Lafayette, LA – IBERIABANK, the 127-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation has named Maria Manuel as senior vice president and human resources regional director for Louisiana and Texas.   Manuel joins the Company with an extensive background in human resource management…

Mixed Results Reported 9 Years Post-Katrina

  The Data Center (formerly known as The Greater New Orleans Community Data Center) has reported the following:   As of June 2014, data on households receiving mail indicates that more than half (38) of New Orleans’ 72 neighborhoods have…