Biz New Orleans - August 2021

Kean Miller Hires Amanda Francis

NEW ORLEANS - Amanda Francis has joined the energy and environmental litigation group at Kean Miller's New Orleans office. Previously, she was a judicial law clerk at the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. She earned her B.A., cum laude,…

Ochsner Announces Employee Vaccination Mandate

NEW ORLEANS – In the wake of full FDA approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Ochsner Health announced that it will require all of its physicians, providers and employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 29. An Ochsner spokesperson…

Blue Bikes Return to New Orleans This Week

NEW ORLEANS — From the City of New Orleans: Blue Bikes will be rolling on city streets again starting this week, after a year's absence. Blue Krewe, the local, community-based nonprofit that operates and manages the bikeshare program, has relaunched…

N.O. Health Experts Promote Breastfeeding

NEW ORLEANS - In honor of National Breastfeeding Month and National Black Breastfeeding Week, I Am New Orleans will host a virtual panel discussion, “A Breastfeeding-Friendly City is a Baby-Friendly City,” from 1:30 p.m.…

Cox Employees Donate to Southeast Region Nonprofits

NEW ORLEANS – Cox Communications announced today that it would award more than $85,000 to nonprofits in its southeast region through Cox Charities, an employee-led, funded and guided giving program. Cox is accepting applications for Community Investment Grants at www.CoxCharitiesSER.org…

Coca-Cola Proposes $42M Investment in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE — From Louisiana Economic Devlopment: Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED is considering a $42 million investment to expand its bottling facility in Baton Rouge. The proposed expansion would create 15 direct new jobs, with an average salary of $43,000,…

Preservation Hall Postpones 60th Anniversary Concert

NEW ORLEANS - Preservation Hall and the Preservation Hall Foundation announced they will postpone a planned 60th Anniversary Celebration Concert at the Orpheum Theater until May 6, 2022 to coincide with Jazz Fest's return.  From a statement: "In addition to…

Caleb Boulet Joins Williams Architects

NEW ORLEANS – Williams Architects has added Caleb Boulet to its design team. Born and raised in Lafayette, Boulet earned both a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. While attending school, he…