Biz The Magazine - August 2018

Recent Openings

The Standard at South Market Currently the top-selling condominium project in New Orleans, The Standard at South Market opened in June for move-ins and is already 50 percent sold. The 15-story luxury condominium project at 1001 Julia Street recently set…

What Festivals Can Teach Us

Julia Carcamo is president and chief brand strategist at J Carcamo & Associates, specializing in brand and marketing strategy. She is also the co-founder of espNOLA, a Hispanic marketing and engagement agency. Learn more at jcarcamoassociates.com and espnola.com.   Every…

Event: New Orleans Chamber 2nd Quarter Luncheon

Walt Leger III   Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Hyatt Regency New Orleans Empire Ballroom   Louisiana House of Representatives Speaker Pro Tempore, Walt Leger III, gave a presentation entitled, “Legislative Special Session and Regular Session: Are We Making Progress?”…

Saving Your Skin

More than 5 million skin cancer cases are diagnosed annually in the United States, and in the past decade, the number of new melanoma cases diagnosed has grown by 53 percent. In 2018, an estimated 9,320 people will die from…

Event: Women’s Business Alliance: Ask An Expert

Regina Correa, Sheila Craft, Myra Corrello, Tina Meilleur, Dee Clubb, Shea Marshall, Jennifer Hayes   Thursday, June 7, 2018 | Springhill & Towneplace Suites   The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Business Alliance joined with NAWBO and Goldman Sachs…

Hurricane Season is Here

According to the National Hurricane Initiative, an estimated 40 percent of small businesses that close due to hurricane damage do not reopen. In order to prevent your business from being another statistic, it is critical to make preparations sooner rather…

Event: The 8th annual FestiGals Women’s Weekend

 Cari Roy, Pam Fortner and Leslie T. Snadowsky   June 21-24 | Jung Hotel and Residences   This year’s Tricentennial Women’s Day featured NASA engineer, physicist, author and mother Dr. K. Renee Horton as the featured keynote speaker. It also…

Blending Old and New

As New Orleans celebrates its tricentennial, the city is both honoring its architectural past and embracing the future with contemporary designs that coexist with the unique architecture for which the city is known. “In the New Orleans market, we’re seeing…

Event: Biz New Orleans New & Notables presented by Fidelity Bank

Cathy Alfonso and Rosario Juarez   Wednesday, July 11 | Felicity Church   Thirteen local professionals were honored for their recent achievements at Biz New Orleans magazine’s second-annual New & Notables awards event.   Linda Stone and Robert Baer  …

New Orleans Groceries : 21st Century Style

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! From farmers markets to the homes and restaurants…

Our 23-Hour Staycation

Jennifer Gibson Schecter was once a tourist in New Orleans herself and is now proud to call NOLA home. She also writes the Wednesday Tourism Blog on BizNewOrleans.com.   Between work projects and summer camp schedules, tightening budgets and the…

Black Gold Green

Marques Colston Wide Receiver, 2006–2015  |  Minority Owner of the Philadelphia Soul  |  Partner, Main Squeeze Juice Co. Making it to the National Football League (NFL) is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for a few lucky athletes. But while…

Editor’s Note: More Wins!

Biz New Orleans is still such a new publication — we’ll celebrate our fourth year of publication in October — but in that short time I’ve been very proud of how we stand with our peers, not only nationally but…

The Saints Are Coming!

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.   After coming one…

Welcome Home

A portrait of Gertrude Gardner hangs in the newly restored, circa-1871 offices of Gardner Realtors. The building began as newspaper offices in Carrollton. Entering Gardner Realtors’ newly renovated offices on Maple Street, you’ll see a decidedly residential space. A cream-colored…

Publisher's Note: Custom Built

I am sure you have seen the award-winning titles that Renaissance Publishing produces in addition to Biz New Orleans — New Orleans Magazine, New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles, New Orleans Bride, St. Charles Avenue, Louisiana Life and Acadiana Profile &…

“The Purge” Hits New Orleans

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.   Imagine if all crime, including murder, was legal for one…

All Buttered Up

Created in 2014 as a retail offshoot of the local wholesale company Supreme Specialty Foods, Beyond the Equator has tapped into a growing market of health-conscious eaters, including those with food allergies and sensitivities, along with those always in search…

August Calendar

4 New Orleans Regional SCORE Second Annual Small Business Award Ceremony 6 to 9 p.m. Best Western Hotel & Suites 2600 Severn Ave., Metairie HCCL.biz 7 New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Power Breakfast 8 to 9:30 a.m. 1515 Poydras St.…

From the Giant Screw Pump to Poker

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.   In…

Houses of Hope

Boys Hope Girls Hope of New Orleans has helped more than 250 academically minded youth rise above the challenges of poverty to find success. There’s a house in Mid-City that’s unlike any other. It’s a big home — 7,000 square…

Industry News

Nonprofit Emeril Lagasse Foundation grants over $360,000 to 6 Nonprofits Dedicated to creating opportunities to inspire, mentor and enable youth to reach their fullest potential through culinary, nutrition and arts education, the Emeril Lagasse Foundation is awarding its 2018 community…

Work It

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 only by her ever-ready stash of blank thank-you…