Biz New Orleans - December 2021

Emeril Lagasse Foundation Gives $350K to Nonprofits

NEW ORLEANS — The Emeril Lagasse Foundation has announced the distribution of $350,000 to several nonprofit organizations as part of its annual fall funding allocation. Two local beneficiaries, Son of a Saint and Youth Empowerment Project, were awarded community grants…

Son of a Saint to Host Dec. 9 Annual Gala

NEW ORLEANS — Son of a Saint will host its 2021 Annual Gala signature fundraising event on Thursday, Dec. 9 in partnership with the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans. The gala is presented by Jones Walker LLP, the Richard C. Adkerson Family…

Donesia Turner Named New Orleans City Attorney

NEW ORLEANS — Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced the appointment of Donesia D. Turner as New Orleans city attorney. Turner previously held the position of senior chief deputy city attorney for the City of New Orleans since 2018. In this role,…

El Guapo Secures $1.1M to Build Bitters Brewery

NEW ORLEANS — From Greater New Orleans Inc.: Christa Cotton, CEO of El Guapo Bitters, announced that the company has secured $1.1 million in seed funding, which will allow the company to increase production and raise visibility for its portfolio…

JEDCO Announces 2021 Award Recipients at Annual Luncheon

KENNER, La. – From the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission: JEDCO celebrated a year of resilience, strength, and economic development advancements at its annual year-end meeting Thursday. The 2021 JEDCO Annual Luncheon, sponsored by Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company,…

Holiday Bonfires Return to the River Parishes

LAPLACE, La. – Louisiana’s River Parishes announced that the region's annual holiday bonfire tradition will return this month after a pandemic-induced hiatus. Dating back hundreds of years, the almost month-long event features open houses, parades, live music and other activities…

Delgado Partners with Barnes & Noble College

NEW ORLEANS — Delgado Community College announced today that it has partnered with Barnes & Noble College to implement Delgado Course Complete, a course material delivery model that aims to drive student success by ensuring all students are prepared to…

Website Ranks Best Places to Retire in Louisiana

NEW YORK — Financial website has released a new study about the best places to retire in Louisiana. — and two Northshore locations top the list. The seventh annual study measures each city's tax friendliness, availability of medical care and…

MBT Bancshares Inc. Declares Cash Dividend

METAIRIE  – MBT Bancshares, Inc. (OTC: MBKL), the holding company of Metairie Bank & Trust, Co., announced that its board of directors, at their meeting on Nov. 23, 2021, declared a semi-annual cash dividend of $0.50 per share on the…