Biz The Magazine - April 2020


Note from the editor: Some information in this issue was prepared prior to the current virus health situation. Where there are references to event dates and times, the listings will have likely changed and should be checked. We maintain our mission of chronicling business in Southeast Louisiana even when we occasionally have to negotiate obstacles. We remain here for our readers. Please keep us posted on what you’re doing.


 

 

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Basketball’s Big Bounce

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. Price also authors the Friday Sports Column at BizNewOrleans.com.   FORBES has released…

Don’t Be a Victim

ON APRIL 28, 2017, THE LOUISIANA OFFICE of Financial Institutions closed a failing First NBC Bank and began the $1 billion expense of cleaning up the mess left in its wake. It was the fourth bank failure of 2017 and…

April Calendar

3 Social Media Boot Camp Webinar: Insta? What is it? How do I use it? Hosted by Brianna Cunningham, sales and marketing professional 12 to 1 p.m. Cost is $15 instagram.com/citylove.co/   8 St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce Leadership Northshore…

INDUSTRY NEWS

CONSTRUCTION Delgado Maritime Training Facility Awarded $850,000 Federal Grant The Delgado Community College Maritime and Industrial Training Facility in New Orleans East has been awarded an $850,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). The…

Built to Give

This year’s St. Jude Dream Home, located in Lakeview, has four bedrooms, spans 2,800 square feet and is valued around $700,000. Raffle tickets are available for $100 each.   Each…

Back in Fighting Shape

Kimberley Singletary is the managing editor of Biz New Orleans magazine. A 20-year Southern California veteran, she has been surrounded by the film industry for most of her life.   Mike Tata…

Marketing 101

Keith Twitchell spent 16 years running his own business before becoming president of the Committee for a Better New Orleans. He has observed, supported and participated in entrepreneurial ventures at the street,…

United for a Cure

  In the summer of 2018, 12-year-old Slidell resident Da’Ni Otis was on a family trip to Disney World when she started complaining of intense back pain. “She wouldn’t get on any of the rides,” said her mother, Jamika, who…

Prime Positioning

Melanie Warner Spencer is editor of New Orleans Bride and New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles and managing editor of Louisiana Life and Acadiana Profile. Spencer’s ever-expanding library of etiquette books is rivaled…

Quarter Life Challenges

More than $“8.5 million is spent each year on public safety in the French Quarter on top of the policing budget for the New Orleans Police Department’s 8th District, which includes the historic neighborhood.   M.S. Rau has sold fine…

Defend Your Data

You've heard a lot of the recent cybersecurity horror stories and you want to protect yourself and your business — but where to start? We asked local experts to explain the threats and how to guard against them.   PHISHING…

Changing More Than Lightbulbs

THE BASICS MISSION Green Light New Orleans invests energy in people by assisting New Orleans residents in person, one household at a time. Volunteers install free, energy- efficient lightbulbs, rain barrels and backyard vegetable gardens to demonstrate that a mass…

RECENT OPENINGS

COMING SOON Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience Expected to draw more than 35,000 visitors a year to New Orleans’ museum district, the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience is expected to open in late summer at 818 Howard Street.…

Publisher's Note: No Stopping Love

What a time we are having! As I write this month’s publishers note (in early March) we are in an all-out virus crisis with events shutting down left and right. My hope is that by the time our April issue…

Empowered for Employment

When you know you look good you feel like you can do anything — including get that job that will get you on your feet and keep you there. From providing a complete interview look and work appropriate attire at…

Editor's Note: Strange Times

This is the first time I've ever been working on the calendar section of a magazine while at the same time wondering if any of the events I’m typing in will actually come to pass. The nature of the magazine…

Comfort Food From Afar

A native New Orleanian, Poppy Tooker has spent her life devoted to the cultural essence that food brings to Louisiana, a topic she explores weekly on her NPR-affiliated radio show, Louisiana Eats!…

The First Problem in Problem-Solving

For almost 10 years, I've been adjunct faculty at Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business, where I teach a business integration capstone course. In that course we use the Harvard Case Teaching model, a cornerstone principle of which is the…