Biz New Orleans - August 2021

Week in Review, Aug. 23-27: All Eyes on Ida

NEW ORLEANS - The National Hurricane Center warned that Tropical Storm Ida could intensify and hit New Orleans as a Category 3 hurricane on Sunday, the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. “The forecast track has it headed straight towards New Orleans.…

UNO Canceling Friday Afternoon, Monday Classes

NEW ORLEANS - University of New Orleans President John Nicklow said the school is canceling all classes that start at noon or later on Friday, Aug. 27. The University will also cancel classes on Monday, Aug. 30, and only essential…

Home Bancorp Appoints Ballard to Board of Directors

LAFAYETTE, La. – Home Bancorp and Home Bank, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, announced that J. Scott Ballard has been appointed to its board of directors, effective Sept. 1.    “We are pleased to add Scott to our board of directors,” said…

Fuji Vegetable Oil Begins Operations in Jefferson Parish

AVONDALE, La. – From the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission: JEDCO has announced that global food manufacturer Fuji Vegetable Oil has commenced operations at its new processing facility in Avondale. The specialty oil and fat producer broke ground in late…

Jeff Schiffman Named Communications VP at GNO Foundation

NEW ORLEANS  – The Greater New Orleans Foundation announced that Jeff Schiffman will join the organization as vice president for communications and public affairs. Schiffman most recently served as the director of admission for Tulane University’s Office of Undergraduate Admission.…

Baptist Community Ministries Hires Alicia Oliver

NEW ORLEANS - Alicia Oliver been named education grants program director by Baptist Community Ministries. She has 28 years of experience in the education and nonprofit sectors in greater New Orleans. Much of her career had been with the Dryades…

City Hopes to Improve Infrastructure Program

NEW ORLEANS — From the City of New Orleans: The city's Department of Public Works has announced procedural changes that will be implemented over the next several months to better hold contractors accountable for ensuring that projects are completed more…

Gallo Named Conductor of Loyola Symphony

NEW ORLEANS – A committee of representatives from the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and Loyola University has appointed Dr. Chelsea Gallo to serve as both assistant LPO conductor and conductor of the Loyola Symphony.  “Dr. Gallo’s appointment further cements the long…

Chick-fil-A Coming to Tulane and Carrollton

NEW ORLEANS - At its Aug. 24 meeting, the City Planning Commission gave developers the green light to build a suburban-style Chick-fil-A restaurant at the corner of Carrollton and Tulane avenues in Mid-City. The site is currently home to a…