Biz New Orleans - July 2020

Regina Showers Gordon – P.O.W.E.R.ful Women

  Q: How would you describe your business? Petra College is licensed to certify medical assistants, phlebotomists, and certified nursing assistants.   Q: When did you launch? September of 2014   Q: How were you inspired to start your business?…

Week in Review, July 27-31: Asking for Help

NEW ORLEANS - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to throttle the economy, many groups are stating their case for more financial help from the government.  Demonstrators rallied Thursday in favor of continued federal coronavirus unemployment benefits and against evictions. Meanwhile,…

Twitter Permanently Bans former KKK Leader David Duke

SAN FRANCISCO - Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has been banned from Twitter for breaking the social media platform's site’s rules forbidding hate speech. The company said Friday that Duke's account “has been permanently suspended for repeated violations…

NAACP Presents a Webinar on Wealth Building

NEW ORLEANS - The NAACP New Orleans Economic Development Committee presents "Building Wealth: Benefits of Owning a Small Business" at 4 p.m. Friday, July 31 on Zoom. The event will feature Cynthia Beaulieu, director, Small Business Management Development Institute, Southern University…

Gris-Gris Re-Opens for Private Dining

NEW ORLEANS – After battling the ups and downs of operating a restaurant during the coronavirus pandemic, Gris-Gris Executive Chef Eric Cook said he is changing up his business model and opening the restaurant again with a new spin: he's…

Louisiana Rallies Planned in Effort to Keep $600 Benefit

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than a dozen unions and citizens’ groups say unemployed workers will demonstrate at U.S. senators’ offices in nine Louisiana cities to demand continued $600 federal coronavirus unemployment benefits. Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are among Republicans…

Entergy Reports Second Quarter Earnings

NEW ORLEANS – From Entergy: Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) reported second quarter 2020 earnings of $1.79 per share on an as-reported basis and $1.37 per share on an adjusted basis (non-GAAP). “We delivered another strong quarter and remain on track…