Biz The Magazine - April 2018

April Calendar

5 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana 2018 Town Hall Roundtable and Business Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Don Salazar, Chairman of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave. HCCL.biz…

Business in the #MeToo Era

The long-overdue spotlight is shining strongly on sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior in the workplace. More recently, the conversation has expanded to address additional gender inequities in the working world, including unequal pay, unfair promotion processes and the under-representation…

A Community of Warriors

Dylan Tête, executive director and founder of Bastion Community of Resilience, with the help and guidance of others, continues to make a difference in our community and the lives of our returning soldiers. Tête spearheaded an effort to build an…

Industry News

CONFERENCE Microsoft President Among Speakers at Upcoming Collision Conference Collision, “America’s fastest growing technology conference,” has announced the first speakers for this year’s event, which will be held April 30 to May 3 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center…

Sharing is Caring

Apart from the sadistic types, most supervisors and managers would list taking corrective action as one of their least favorite tasks. At best it is awkward and at worst, volatile. However, there are a few things you can do to…

Recent Openings

COMING SOON Odyssey House Louisiana Odyssey House Louisiana, a nonprofit behavioral health care facility with an emphasis on addiction treatment, broke ground on its future home at the long-vacant Bohn Motor Co. building at 2700 S. Broad Ave. The $14.4…

Channel Surfing

While yesterday’s marketing approach was focused on creating the right message for the brand — choosing the right channel for the brand, and setting the right time for the brand to deliver its pitch — we have left that paradigm…

Car Insurance Continues to Climb

If it seems like auto insurance rates are going up each year, that’s because they are. Rates increased in 2015, 2016 and 2017, and 2018 doesn’t look any better. Auto insurance companies have reported posting another year with negative profit…

Events: New Orleans Chamber 1st Quarter Luncheon

Matt Lundy, Theresa Ulicsni, Luz Lobos and Karen Mysing Sandra Lindquist, David Aubrey and Janet Galati Brandy Christian, president and CEO of the Port of New Orleans, was the keynote speaker at the New Orleans Chamber’s first quarter luncheon.

Solar Tariffs: Is There a Bright Side?

Solar power generated $154 billion in economic activity in the United States in 2016, employing 370,000 people directly or indirectly nationwide. Thanks to a 68 percent growth over the past decade — driven by tax incentives and prices that have…

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…