Biz New Orleans - March 2021

Something Borrowed Blooms Wins $50K Investment at NOEW

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Entrepreneur Week culminated on Friday, March 26 with the event’s 12th annual IDEApitch, the high-stakes pitch competition that celebrates the region’s emerging ventures. At the finale of the week-long festival of innovation, three startup finalists…

HRI to Begin Construction of Hammond Station Apartments

HAMMOND, La. – HRI Communities announced today that it has closed the financing for the Hammond Station Apartments development at 1400 Southwest Railroad Avenue in Tangipahoa Parish and is set to immediately move forward with construction. The project, intended to…

Report: La. Child Care Providers Lost $245M Due to COVID-19

NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children has released has released a new report that shows child care providers in Louisiana continue to face cascading challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, including collective losses totaling almost $245 million. …

City, Partners Debut Demonstration Parklet

NEW ORLEANS — A "parklet" has been installed on a block of French Market Place so the City and community stakeholders can experience what it's like to re-use a section of the parking lane to create outdoor seating. "Under Mayor…

When a Key Player Retires, It’s a Whole New Ballgame

  After more than a year of social distancing, lockdowns, business closures, virtual meetings, and countless other challenges, recovery seems to be on the horizon. It’s tempting to see this return to “normal” through rose-colored glasses, but planning now for…

LaCour Joins GeistM

NEW ORLEANS - "Performance marketing platform" GeistM announced that Lisa LaCour will join its leadership team as head of communications. LaCour will leverage her experience in digital and entertainment media and marketing to spearhead internal and external communications for GeistM…

Building a Culture of Workplace Resilience

NEW ORLEANS - Professor David Denyer of the Cranfield School of Management defines workplace resilience as “the ability of an organization to anticipate, prepare for, respond and adapt to incremental change and sudden disruptions in order to survive and prosper.” 2020…

Covid-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands to All Adults

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Every adult in Louisiana 16 and older is now eligible to get vaccinated against the coronavirus as the state's expanded eligibility went into effect Monday. Gov. John Bel Edwards last week announced the expanded guidelines, putting Louisiana…

Habitat for Humanity Ready to Reunite with Volunteers

NEW ORLEANS - The pandemic created a particular set of challenges for the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, a 38-year-old nonprofit that relies on large groups of volunteers to help create homeownership opportunities for working families. [caption id="attachment_246511" align="alignleft"…