Biz New Orleans - November 2022

Popeyes Partners with National Urban League

NEW YORK (press release via the New Orleans Agenda) – Popeyes on Tuesday announced a new partnership with the National Urban League, a nonprofit organization dedicated to economic empowerment, equality and social justice for African Americans and others in underserved…

St. Martin's Episcopal School Hires Gloria Cosenza Hill

METAIRIE — St. Martin's Episcopal School has named Gloria Cosenza Hill the new associate director of enrollment management for middle and upper schools. Hill comes to St. Martin's with several years of admissions experience. She most recently was the assistant…

Bollinger Shipyards Announces Leadership Changes

LOCKPORT, La.  — Bollinger Shipyards announced several leadership changes following the recent acquisition of Bollinger Mississippi Shipbuilding and Bollinger Mississippi Repair in Pascagoula, Miss. The announcements reflect leadership changes at BMS and BMR, as well as Bollinger Lockport New Construction…

Megan Balch Joins Idea Village

NEW ORLEANS — Megan Balch is the new program director at the Idea Village, a nonprofit organization that supports regional startups. Balch will be responsible for developing and overseeing IDEAinstitute, VILLAGEx and other programs. She will work to further cultivate…

Audit: Boarding School Had Payroll, Procurement Issues

BATON ROUGE (The Center Square) — The state-funded boarding school Thrive Academy in Baton Rouge continues to struggle with controls over payroll, leave records and other issues, according to the Louisiana Legislative Auditor. Louisiana Legislative Auditor Mike Waguespack issued an…

Ryan Gootee General Contractors Announces 5 Promotions

NEW ORLEANS — Ryan Gootee General Contractors recently promoted five team members. Katie Boyer has been promoted from assistant project manager to project manager. Greg Gritter has been promoted from project manager to senior project manager. Jake Hammant has been…

LCMC Health, LSU Launch Nursing Scholars Program

NEW ORLEANS – LSU Health New Orleans, the LSU Foundation and LCMC Health have announced a partnership to launch the LSU-LCMC Health Scholars Program for nursing students. The nursing program, which provides tuition and fees assistance, is available for eligible…

Political Hopefuls in Louisiana Sparring on I-10

BATON ROUGE (The Center Square) – Criticism of the Department of Transportation and Development’s plans for Interstate 10 by Attorney General Jeff Landry is getting pushback from DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson. Landry recently called on DOTD officials to provide more…

School Prepares Students for Tech Jobs

NEW ORLEANS – The Rooted School, which offers training for technology jobs, is celebrating National Career Development Month. The open enrollment public charter high school offers technology courses and the Green Balloon Fellowship, a post-secondary partner program that students enter…

VOA Promotes Adrena Chandler

NEW ORLEANS — Adrena Chandler was recently promoted to director of community living services at Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana. She has been a VOA employee for more than 28 years. Since 1994, she has served as the senior service…

Barbknecht Joins Advantage Capital

NEW ORLEANS — Advantage Capital announced the expansion of its legislative team with the addition of policy veteran Nick Barbknecht as senior associate. Barbknecht will manage legislative work across the U.S. and oversee community and government relations for energy development.…

NOLA Coalition Issues 120 Day Report

NEW ORLEANS — From the NOLA Coalition: Over the past 60 days, New Orleans has seen a continued elevated focus on public safety.  Crime and quality-of-life are now daily topics of our elected leaders, the media and the public.  Moreover,…

NOLABA Launches Homegrown Holidays Campaign 

NEW ORLEANS — From the New Orleans Business Alliance: NOLABA has announced the return of its local shopping campaign, Homegrown Holidays, as part of ongoing efforts to support local retail businesses this holiday season. Shoppers at one of the 50…

Nonprofit Hopes to Protect New Orleans Culture

NEW ORLEANS (press release) — Feed the Second Line is one of four partner organizations joining the initial cohort of the Levine Impact Lab. Launched in late October, the lab is a new, multi-year initiative of the Honnold Foundation, funded…

General Informatics Acquires Alabama Cybersecurity Company

BATON ROUGE — From General Informatics: General Informatics, a Louisiana-based managed service provider, has announced the recent acquisition of the Aspen HSC Cybersecurity division of Aesto. Based in Birmingham, Ala., Aspen HSC is a provider of cybersecurity services to the…

Nunez Partners to Develop Renewable Energy Curriculum

CHALMETTE, La. — Nunez Community College has signed a letter of intent with Energy Innovation of Norway to develop a curriculum and training center for construction and maintenance of on and offshore wind turbines.  The Nov. 10 signing ceremony on…

Gulf South Index: Holiday Spending Stalls

NEW ORLEANS — From the Gulf South Index: The holiday season is either your most favorite time of year or bordering on a total mess … or both, depending on who you ask. But whether you live for the festivities…

New Airport Parking Amenities at MSY

NEW ORLEANS — Heading home for the holidays? Here are details on new parking amenities from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport: Online Parking Reservations are now available for all airport parking facilities. Save time by booking airport parking…