Biz The Magazine - August 2020

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Dining | A Crystal Clear Legacy

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!…

A Tale of Four Businesses

As Louisiana experiences various phases of reopening, the dining and entertainment industries are having to rethink how they do business. Part of the survival plan for the industry is learning how to shift…

Now is the Time to Upgrade Your Software

As business purchasing has dropped, software companies have continued to provide incentives in response to the challenges presented by COVID-19. The result is that businesses now have a unique opportunity to get some great deals on software designed to help…

No Cliffs-Notes for COVID-19

"We can’t be naive to think that there isn’t learning that needs to be recovered, but systems don’t need to spend an entire year in remediation." One of COVID-19’s most punishing…

Water Watchers

Every Tuesday for the past 20 years, Pontchartrain Conservancy (known as the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation prior to a rebrand on June 24) has been sending water quality scientists out to 12 area recreational sites to take water samples that…

Sports | Holding Out On Hope

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…

Entrepreneur | Home Alone

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,…

Cleaning Up

This spring the Kutcher family pivoted from their film special effects company to launch Clean Hands Solutions with the goal of providing mobile handwashing stations to hospitals, events, productions and more in response to new COVID-19…

From Bad to Worse

Louisiana was already home to one of the fastest-growing substance abuse problems in the United States. - James Buras, director of business development for Covington Behavioral Health Hospital As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, its negative impacts on the…