Biz The Magazine - April 2018

Giving Back: Xavier University of Louisiana

ABOUT XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA Since its inception in 1925 by St. Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Xavier University of Louisiana’s fundamental vision has stood upon the education of students who would become agents of change…

Giving Back: A Biz Special Section

In Southeast Louisiana we’re all about relationships. Here, there’s nothing better than spending time with friends, family and colleagues — that is, unless it’s time spent also doing something to help people we’ve never even met, and maybe never will.…

Giving Back: St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory

ABOUT ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PREPARATORY St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School is an all-girls Catholic school offering a quality education to young students in grades 8th through 12th. Founded in 2013 by a group of alumni dedicated to preserving the legacy…

Giving Back: New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity

ABOUT NEW ORLEANS AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was incorporated in 1983 as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. In our 35 years of working in…

Giving Back: Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association

ABOUT THE LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION The alumni association offers a variety of different ways in which alumni can be involved through community service projects, networking opportunities, student mentoring, educational and spiritual programs, and social gatherings. Membership in…

Giving Back: Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation

ABOUT THE LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FOUNDATION The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF) is the only nonprofit, science — driven environmental organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing Lake Pontchartrain and its basin. The Pontchartrain Basin is a 10,000 — square —…

Giving Back: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans

ABOUT JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship through experiential, hands-on programs. Celebrating more than 60 years in the metro New Orleans area, Junior Achievement of…

Giving Back: Greater New Orleans Foundation

ABOUT THE GREATER NEW ORLEANS At the Greater New Orleans Foundation, we look to create a vibrant, sustainable and just region for all in the Greater New Orleans region. The Greater New Orleans Foundation serves both donors and grantees—linking people…

Giving Back: Footprints to Fitness

ABOUT FOOTPRINTS TO FITNESS Footprints To Fitness is a health and wellness company whose mission is to help others live a fun and balanced life, while staying true to our New Orleans culture. We love to EAT, DRINK and DANCE…

Giving Back: Daughters of Charity Health Centers

ABOUT CRESCENTCARE With more than 180 years of rich history connected to the Daughters of Charity in New Orleans, Daughters of Charity Health Centers (DCHC) delivers high-quality, affordable health care with respect and compassion for all. The agency provides health…

Giving Back: CrescentCare

ABOUT CRESCENTCARE CrescentCare is a community health center with a number of locations across New Orleans serving the greater community on a sliding scale, regardless of insurance status. It was founded over 30 years ago as NO/AIDS Task Force and…

Giving Back: Community Works

ABOUT COMMUNITY WORKS Community Works offers afterschool and summer enrichment programs to over 850 youth daily throughout New Orleans. Our programs create an inclusive environment and aim to build equity in access to enrichment activities like art, music, dance, theater,…

Giving Back: ArcGNO

ABOUT ARC OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS Founded in 1953 by parents of children with conditions such as autism and Down syndrome, Arc of Greater New Orleans (ArcGNO) is the region’s largest provider of comprehensive services to citizens with intellectual disabilities.…

Giving Back: Triton Stone

ABOUT TRITON STONE Triton Stone Group is a family - owned company, headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. Triton is one of the largest importers of natural stone and other building products in the country. We are committed to providing the…

Giving Back: The Stevens Realty Group, Inc.

ABOUT TSRG The Stevens Realty Group, Inc. was founded in 1994 as an asset management-based consulting and brokerage business specializing in commercial real estate. Today we offer brokerage and property management services in all of Greater New Orleans. WHY WE…

Giving Back: MassMutual Louisiana

ABOUT MASSMUTUAL LOUISIANA MassMutual Louisiana offers life insurance, disability income insurance and investments through its network of career agents and brokers. The General Agency was founded in the New Orleans area in 1883; we are one of the oldest agencies…

Giving Back: Impastato Gallery & Art Therapy

ABOUT IMPASTATO GALLERY & ART THERAPY Impastato Gallery & Art Therapy is a welcoming environment that compels all of the senses while offering original works of art for purchase. Elizabeth Impastato has created the gallery to emulate a spa experience…

Giving Back: IBERIABANK

ABOUT IBERIABANK IBERIABANK entered the New Orleans market in 1997 with a focus on growth and a commitment to the community. The IBERIABANK philosophy is to exceed client satisfaction by delivering unparalleled customer service at every point of contact. We…

Giving Back: Fidelity

ABOUT FIDELITY BANK Since 1908, Fidelity Bank has been lending a helping hand to the communities we serve. Our rich heritage as a homestead bank means we have helped to build the communities we live in and made the dream…

Giving Back: Cox Communications

ABOUT COX Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The largest privately held telecommunications company in the U.S., Cox serves…

Events: Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Gala Royale

Lee Giorgio, Melanie Cannatella, Nancy Prieur and Kenny Prieur Tim Paulin, Elizabeth Paulin, Ryan Daul and Kristen Daul Jefferson Parish’s top business leaders, community activists and elected officials gathered for a casino themed event to raise money for the Jefferson…

The Power of Play

I’m often asked what people can do to save more, to spend less, or to otherwise make changes to their day-to-day finances, and my response is often met with surprise. I advise my clients to do the following: learn what…

Jazz Fest

Every spring in New Orleans, a mega food operation magically pops up in a field where horses usually run. From the time racing ends at the Fair Grounds Race Course, Michelle Nugent, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival food director,…

Making the Quarter Melodious

When a person turns 35, they may just be hitting their stride with career, family and their community. But when a festival turns 35, it’s only due to years of previous success. This year the free French Quarter Festival (FQF)…

Street Smarts

From the Audubon Zoo to the Irish Channel and the Lower Garden District, Magazine Street, the unique, 6-mile corridor that combines restaurants, shops and businesses nestled into residential neighborhoods, is one of New Orleans’ signature hot spots. Recently, however, many…

Editor's Note: Excuse My Rant

As a parent of a second grader, I have a very vested interest in the educational system here in New Orleans, so this month’s cover feature with Patrick Dobard, CEO of New Schools for New Orleans, was particularly interesting to…

Benson's Pelicans Investment a Slam Dunk

Tom Benson bought the New Orleans Pelicans from the NBA for $340 million in 2012. In the six years since, he has seen the value of the team increase 194 percent. In the 2018 Business of Basketball rankings, their 21st…