Biz The Magazine - April 2019

Business is Blooming

  Operating out of a 1-ton solarium-on-wheels nicknamed “Axil Rose,” FAIT NOLA is one of the most unique mobile businesses in the Metro. The company, founded by sisters Emily and Laura Stirling Joffrion and their mother, Kathleen Robinson, has bloomed…

A New Joy

  It was the start of the Cold War, Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose was taking to the sky, a UFO had allegedly landed in Roswell, New Mexico, and a gallon of gas cost $.15 a gallon. Meanwhile, in New Orleans,…

Fighting for the Kids

Advocate Supervisor Tanyanika Franklin and Executive Director Joy Bruce Every two minutes, a child enters the foster care system in this country. In one month, 300 Louisiana children will be removed from their home due to abuse and/or neglect and…

Growing Pains

  Women and people of color remain seriously under-represented in Greater New Orleans’ entrepreneurial landscape, although there have been some gains in recent years. Further, so-called disadvantaged businesses earn a fraction of the receipts enjoyed by white-owned businesses. Minority- and…

Is There a Doctor in the House?

  Dr. Robert MacLean spends his days caring for what is arguably the most eclectic bunch of patients in New Orleans — which includes the sea lion seen here. Working primarily at the Audubon Zoo, MacLean also assists other veterinarians…

Calendar

April   2 ABWA Crescent City Connections and New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Strike Up Equal Pay: Negotiations & Networking 4:30 to 7 p.m. Rock ‘N’ Bowl 3016 S. Carrollton Ave. ABWANewOrleans.org   3 Grow Louisiana Coalition New Orleans Entergy…

Anger Management

  Most of the time, especially at work, I keep my temper in check and prefer laughing and joking to ranting and raging. But, we all have those moments when our moods or certain situations get the best of us…

Industry News

DOWNTOWN Sazerac House Signage Goes Up In advance of its fall 2019 opening, The Sazerac House lit up its new marquee signage on March 6 at what will be its home at 101 Magazine Street (the corner of Canal Street…

The Fab Four for 2019

  Today’s tech-savvy shoppers are making it tougher on marketers trying to stay ahead of the changing landscape. As such, marketing professionals need newer and sharper skills with each passing day — skills they will need to be ready for…

Recent Openings

Nolé A new restaurant at 2001 St. Charles Avenue called Nolé is now open in the Garden District. Created to celebrate the similarities between Latin America and New Orleans, the restaurant is a partnership between Al Copeland, Jr. and Chef…

Purpose-Driven Building

  You’ve probably heard about a purpose-driven life. There’s even a popular book by Rick Warren entitled, “The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?” The book takes the reader on a 40-day personal spiritual journey on…

Think Before You Click

  We’re living in an age of do-it-yourself. Thanks to the internet, instead of hiring a travel agent or a tax preparer, you can book your own trip and file your own tax returns with the click of a mouse.…

Event: ACG Louisiana Monthly Luncheon

CJ Eldahr, Aimee Adatto Freeman and Antonio Carbone Tuesday, March 12 | Roosevelt Hotel Gary Sernovitz, managing director at Lime Rock Partners, a private equity investment company with offices in Houston and Westport, Connecticut, was the guest speaker at March’s…

End Poverty in Louisiana

  The United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) has a clear goal: to see a future where every single resident of our region is healthy, educated and economically stable. It’s a lofty ambition, given that currently in New Orleans, 48…

Jazz Fest’s Coolest Spot

  One of the best-kept secrets at JazzFest, is a spot just inside the Fairground’s Grandstand where festival-goers avail themselves of air-conditioned, comfortable seats and free food provided by some of New Orleans’ greatest chefs. That’s what you’ll find at…

Costumed Crusaders

  Anyone attending a Carnival parade in recent years has likely witnessed a uniquely New Orleans phenomenon: the “dance krewe.” The popularity of these bewigged and bedazzled organizations, which entertain paradegoers with eye-popping routines and outfits, has exploded in recent…

Bell Bottoms and Umbrellas

  This month, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Jazz Fest) makes 50. Generations of attendees have been touched by the performances, second-lines, food and simply the vibe of this cultural event that is quintessentially New Orleans. Generations of performers…

Team Effort

The glass-walled conference room has a privacy screen with images from throughout JazzFest’s history. JazzFest posters and photos are extensively employed throughout the space.   The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is celebrating 50 years this month, and while…

Foul Ball

  Wichita, Kansas made the pitch, and New Orleans’ Triple-A baseball franchise swung for the fences. They’re going, going, but not quite gone yet. The Baby Cakes will begin their final season in the Big Easy this month. It’s the…