Biz The Magazine - April 2022

A Different Kind of Profit

I had been working in magazine publishing as a writer and editor for about six years when I decided I needed a change. My husband was about halfway through medical school at the time, and we were living in Omaha,…

Spring Brings Renewal — And Celebrations

In the print world, our creative team is always thinking about a redesign. Every year, our editors and art directors plan a fresh new approach to delivering you monthly content. Over the past few months, our web team has also…

Will We Build Better?

  While specific amounts have not yet been determined, estimates suggest that Louisiana will soon be receiving between $6 and $9 billion to spend on infrastructure. The federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) that passed through Congress and…

Walk the Walk

Connect with Awa by Beloved awabybeloved.com     More than ever before, companies are seeing the value of creating a diverse and equitable work environment isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s a solid business practice. According to…

Struggling to Make Connections?

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, neighborhood, nonprofit, micro- and macro-business levels.   The…

Out of Your Backyard

  I think short-term rentals don’t belong in residential neighborhoods. That’s why all our buildings are located in the CBD with hotel permitting. Andreas King-Geovanis, CEO and founder of Sextant Stays   If you’re looking for a surefire way to…

BACK AT IT

The latest New Orleans 500 survey shows that the imminent return of New Orleans’ “festival season” is cause for celebration among the city’s hospitality executives — and also welcome news for many CEOs in others sectors of the economy. Half…

The View from A Volunteer Veteran

Ronnie Slone is founder and president of The Slone Group, a consulting firm offering organizational development and training in the Greater New Orleans area. Slone has over 35 years of operations management, human resources, training and professional staffing experience with…

Flood Insurance: It Pays to Think Ahead

If you own property in South Louisiana, chances are you’ve noticed that your flood insurance rates keep getting higher and higher. While some of the causes behind the increases are no secret, understanding how and why rates are going up,…

Pels in the Playoffs?

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.   The New Orleans Pelicans have had a strange season, but it’s trending…

Being Brennan

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! From farmers markets to the homes and restaurants where our culinary traditions…

The Business Community is Talking

Catch all the latest news, plus original reporting, people on the move, videos, weekly podcast and blogs, digital editions of the magazines and daily Morning Biz and afternoon newsletters. If it’s important to business in southeast Louisiana, it’s at BizNewOrleans.com…

Boys Town Louisiana

MISSION Boys Town Louisiana is dedicated to changing the way America cares for children and families through direct youth care and community-based prevention services. Through their services, they are investing in the children and families of New Orleans. ABOUT Louisiana’s…

Louisiana Children’s Museum

MISSION Louisiana Children’s Museum (LCM) envisions a world where communities value children, strengthen and support families, and improve life outcomes by ensuring access to safe, innovative, learning, and play experiences. ABOUT Since opening its doors in 1986, LCM has been…

Community Sailing New Orleans

MISSION Community Sailing New Orleans positively impacts lives by providing accessible educational and recreational opportunities on Lake Pontchartrain for all in the region regardless of age, background, and abilities. Core to its mission is serving the low and moderate income…

Arc of Greater New Orleans

MISSION Arc of Greater New Orleans (ArcGNO) works to secure for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) opportunities to develop, function and live to their fullest potential. Their mission is to create—through education, advocacy and support—a greater New…

The Foundation

MISSION The Foundation drives positive impact through philanthropy, leadership, and action in the Greater New Orleans region. ABOUT As a community foundation, the Foundation believes that everyone can be a philanthropist. Through the power of collective giving, community members are…

Home Bank

MISSION Home Bank’s focus is: “One Team: Creating exceptional customer experiences.” ABOUT Founded in 1908, Home Bank has been a part of the economy of South Louisiana for 114 years. Serving businesses and families, Home Bank prides itself on community…

Fidelity Bank

MISSION Fidelity’s mission is to remain the long-term institution of choice in the marketplace by continually improving and enhancing its rich heritage of over 100 years. “Here for Good” means helping families and businesses thrive in the communities Fidelity serves.…

Pontchartrain Conservancy

MISSION Pontchartrain Conservancy’s mission is to drive environmental sustainability and stewardship through scientific research, education, and advocacy. ABOUT The Pontchartrain Conservancy is a non-profit organization focused on water quality, coastal restoration, and education. Its board represents Lake Pontchartrain Basin parishes…

Gallo Mechanical

MISSION Gallo Mechanical is founded on a meaningful culture of family, service and performance. Gallo Mechanical lives these values through its commitment to its clients, employees and communities. ABOUT Gallo Mechanical is a family of companies headquartered in New Orleans with…

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity

MISSION New Orleans Habitat’s mission is to build communities where families can thrive, in homes they can afford. ABOUT New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) is a 501(c)3 organization that makes homeownership possible for families who are unable to…

InclusivCare

MISSION InclusivCare’s mission is to provide high quality and affordable health care for all regardless of insurance status, age, or geographical location. ABOUT InclusivCare takes pride in caring. A nonprofit dedicated to improving the health of the most vulnerable populations,…

Hancock Whitney

MISSION Each day, Hancock Whitney reaffirms their mission to help people achieve their financial goals and dreams and to help communities thrive by providing financial solutions delivered with expertise and warm 5-star service. The Core Values of Honor & Integrity,…