Biz New Orleans - October 2022

Let’s Get Down to Business

Chris Price is an award-winning journalist and public relations principal. When he’s not writing, he’s avid about music, the outdoors, and Saints, Ole Miss and Chelsea football. At the start of the New Orleans Saints’ 2022 season, I predicted that…

HREC Arranges Sale of Hilton New Orleans Airport

NEW ORLEANS — HREC Investment Advisors and HREC Capital Markets Group, the dedicated capital markets team within HREC Investment Advisors, announced that it has arranged the sale and financing of the 319-guest room Hilton New Orleans Airport in Kenner. NOLA…

Apple Store Moves to Different Spot at Lakeside

METAIRIE — The Apple Store is now open at its new location in Lakeside Shopping Center. “The opening of Apple Lakeside Shopping Center provides a new, easily accessible location near the mall entrance for the local Metairie community to connect…

AOS Interior Environments Hires 3

NEW ORLEANS — AOS Interior Environments has announced three new hires. Marigny DeBlanc and Julia Stefanski join the contract furniture team as a design-assist project manager/designer. They will collaborate with interior designers, architects, contractors and other trades on a daily…

NOLA Coalition Awards Youth Master Plan Grants

NEW ORLEANS — From the NOLA Coalition: The NOLA Coalition has announced the first round of recipients for its Youth Master Plan grant opportunity. The group awarded $906,300 in funding, ranging from $25,000 to $75,000 per grant, to 23 Orleans…

Convention Center Achieves LEED Gold Certification

NEW ORLEANS — From the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center: NOENMCC has achieved its first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, a major milestone in its ongoing commitment to sustainability. A building rating system that…

NASA: Economic Benefit Reaches All 50 States

WASHINGTON, D.C. — From NASA: NASA has released the results of its second agency-wide economic impact report, demonstrating how its Moon to Mars activities, climate change research and other work generated more than $71.2 billion in total economic output during…

Advantage Capital Welcomes Erik Slavin

NEW ORLEANS — Advantage Capital welcomes Erik Slavin as an incoming associate for the fundraising and legislative team. Slavin will support the execution of capital raises and advocacy efforts surrounding tax credit legislation.  Slavin brings over five years of experience…

NAMI New Orleans Welcomes New Executive Director

NEW ORLEANS — Gyl Wadge Switzer joins NAMI New Orleans (the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness) as executive director. A New Orleans native, Switzer is a seasoned nonprofit leader with experience in the areas of gun…

Corporate Realty Lists Historic French Quarter Home

NEW ORLEANS — Corporate Realty is marketing the historic Sindos-Latorre-Boucvalt House, a Greek Revival home located at 1025 St. Louis Street in the French Quarter. Listed for $3,350,000, the house was built in 1841 by Leon Pierre Sindos and Severin…

Metairie Bank to Host Pet Adoption Event

METAIRIE – On Friday, Nov. 4, Metairie Bank will partner with the Louisiana SPCA to find “forever homes” for homeless pets. Pet Adoption Day 2022 will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the…

Entergy Disconnects to Resume in November

NEW ORLEANS (press release) — This summer brought some of the hottest weather on record leading to increased electricity usage by our customers and a 200% rise in natural gas prices.  In July, Entergy New Orleans agreed to the New…

Les Dames d’Escoffier to Offer Hospitality Grants

NEW ORLEANS — Les Dames d'Escoffier International New Orleans has opened the call for nominations for the inaugural Leading from the Heart Awards. The three awards will honor two women in the hospitality field, along with one woman leading a…

Green Coast Enterprises Sells Interests in Pythian

NEW ORLEANS – Real Estate Developer Green Coast Enterprises has announced the sale of its interests in the Pythian, a historic mixed-use property located at 234 Loyola Avenue in New Orleans. ERG Enterprises now assumes full ownership of the building.…

Funders Invest in Financial Coaching Services

NEW ORLEANS — From the Asset Funders Network: Louisiana-focused funders and financial institutions will invest more than $1 million to expand financial coaching services across the state to help Louisianans build emergency savings and increase their financial health. The Louisiana…

Danos Transitions Denbury Account

GRAY, La. – Danos has been awarded a multi-year contract with independent oil and natural gas company Denbury Inc. to provide production labor support at the company’s Wyoming and Montana locations. Positions include roles for operators, instrumentation and electrical technicians,…

City Park Conservancy Awarded Grant for Litter Abatement

NEW ORLEANS – City Park Conservancy has been selected as a recipient of the 2022 Healthy Communities Grant by Keep Louisiana Beautiful, an anti-litter and community improvement organization. The $8,000 grant will support CPC’s litter reduction and recycling education efforts.…

NOCHI Students to Host Pop-Up in November

NEW ORLEANS – The winter 2022 cohort of the New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute will open the Food Hall at NOCHI from Nov. 4-16. All proceeds from this and every student pop-up benefit NOCHI’s scholarship fund. Before NOCHI students…