Biz New Orleans - December 2021

New Orleans Nurse Featured in National Podcast

NEW ORLEANS—Nikki Greenaway, a family nurse practitioner in New Orleans and international board-certified lactation consultant, provides nontraditional maternity care and support to Black mothers through her community-based practice, Bloom Maternal Health. Greenaway's work was recently featured on SHIFT Talk, a…

This Is What It Costs to Retire in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE — A 2019 report from the Federal Reserve found that nearly one in every four American adults have no retirement savings. During the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, that share has likely grown. Despite stimulus…

Jefferson Parish Schools Announces 2022 Graduation Dates

HARVEY, La. — Jefferson Parish Schools has announced 2022 graduation dates. The state’s largest school system will begin commencement ceremonies June 4. JP Schools’ graduations traditionally take place in May. The later dates this school year are due to the…

Turn Services Expands with New Fleet in Houston

NEW ORLEANS — Independent fleeting and shifting company Turn Services has announced the opening of its La Porte Fleet in Houston. Located adjacent to Mile 29 on the Houston Ship Channel, the new facility offers over 20 acres of shoreside…

Realtor Jeremy Reneau Moves to KW New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Keller Williams Realty New Orleans announced it has entered into an agreement with industry veteran Jeremy Reneauto provide its brokerage platform to support Reneau’s real estate business.   “Jeremy is a business man with an impressive brand and…

General Informatics Acquires Unicom Technologies

BATON ROUGE — From General Informatics: General Informatics, an IT managed services provider and network infrastructure company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Unicom Technologies, a Texas-based MSP focusing on the banking, credit union, and financial services verticals, among…

How to Shop for Gifts at the Last Minute

NEW YORK (AP) — Supply chain snags. Sold-out merchandise. Empty shelves. Hefty shipping fees. Inflation. There are plenty of complications working against you this holiday shopping season. And despite warnings to shop early because of pandemic-related delays, some of us…

LCMC Health Marketing Team Earns Four Awards from Modern Healthcare

NEW ORLEANS – LCMC Health’s Marketing team has earned four Healthcare Marketing Impact Awards for exceptional work in marketing, advertising, and promotions awarded annually by Modern Healthcare.  The Modern Healthcare awards recognize healthcare's best advertising, marketing, promotion and communication campaigns…

Tulane Professor Elected to National Academy of Inventors

NEW ORLEANS — From Tulane University: Tulane University professor Chenzhong Li, PhD, has been named a 2021 fellow by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), an honor that is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors. Li, professor…

Cam Jordan Buys Sneakers for YEP Participants

NEW ORLEANS — Cam Jordan of the New Orleans Saints bought shoes for 30 Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) participants at a Dec. 16 event at French Quarter shoe store Sneaker Politics (216 Chartres St.). Jordan couldn't attend the event in…

Home Bancorp Buys Houston Bank

LAFAYETTE – Home Bancorp Inc., the holding company of the 113-year-old Home Bank, and Friendswood Capital Corporation, the holding company of Texan Bank, jointly announced today the signing of a definitive agreement and plan of merger under which Home Bancorp…