Biz New Orleans - January 2021

Analysis: Louisiana Republicans Slam Biden on Oil Actions

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Republican congressional delegation wasn't searching for reasons to support President Joe Biden, but the Democratic leader's quick actions against fossil fuels ensured the GOP lawmakers from an oil and gas production state had an…

Feb. 1 Is National Unclaimed Property Day

BATON ROUGE  – Feb. 1 is National Unclaimed Property Day, making it a good time for people and businesses to search for lost money in the Louisiana Treasury. More than $900 million in payroll checks, bank accounts, royalties, refunds, deposits,…

Business Meals Now 100% Deductible

NEW ORLEANS - The newest federal COVID-19 relief bill changes the rules for business meal deductions in tax years 2021 and 2022. In an effort to boost the restaurant industry, the IRS will allow businesses to fully deduct meals that…

Metairie Bank & Trust Announces New CFO

METAIRIE - Metairie Bank and Trust has announced the hiring of Todd Rauch, CPA, as its new vice president and chief financial officer. Rauch will be responsible for all financial operations and activities, including financial reporting, budgeting, investments, and interest…

JCVB Asking Business to Take 'Clean & Safe' Pledge

METAIRIE - The Jefferson Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau is inviting Jefferson Parish hotels, attractions, restaurants, retailers and all businesses throughout the parish to take the Clean & Safe Jefferson Parish Pledge. The pledge provides a unified message that health…

Loyola College of Business Welcomes Barbara 'Bara' Watts

NEW ORLEANS - Loyola University New Orleans College of Business welcomes Barbara “Bara” Watts as the new executive director of the school’s Center for Entrepreneurship. In this role, she will lead day-to-day operations of curricular enrichment programs as well as…

Reyna Rivera Joins Mullin

NEW ORLEANS - Mullin welcomes Reyna Rivera to the team in the role of "first impressions coordinator." Reyna's marketing experience, attention to detail and personal skills will be an asset to the company. A comprehensive landscape design, build and maintenance…

Shutterstock Betting on 3D with Turbosquid Acquisition

NEW ORLEANS - Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Orleans tech industry seems to be attracting plenty of investors.  Earlier this month, national educational software company SchoolMint purchased New Orleans-based Whetstone Education for an undisclosed sum. It was a…

Quality Child Care More Important Than Ever During Pandemic

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children has released results from a report titled “Struggling to Recover: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Louisiana Families with Young Children” created in partnership with Agenda for Children, Louisiana Department of Education,…

Palmisano Welcomes Josh Webb as Innovation Leader

NEW ORLEANS  – Palmisano announced the creation of its new innovation leader position, which will be helmed by emerging technology executive Joshua Webb. Webb will aim to drive new client value through the development of cutting-edge capabilities and technology-enabled efficiencies.…