Biz The Magazine - August 2022

C’mon Fall

Summer is my least favorite time of the year. For me, summer is the time when all my bills go up, I spend a fortune on summer camps just so that I don’t have to constantly nag my eldest to…

Keep Connected

Are you using all the assets of the Biz Network? In June, we took home national awards from the largest association in the country of area business publications, and last month, at the 64th annual Excellence in Journalism awards gala,…

Captain New Orleans

  Later this month, twin sisters Ani and Malaya Mitchell will officially begin their freshman year at Texas A&M University. Ani will be studying to be an environmental engineer, while Malaya has chosen to become a physician. The two…

The Business Community is Talking

Creator of the Punch Bowl Social “eatertainment” concept — which was included on Fast Company’s “Top 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World” list in 2019 — Robert Thompson moved to New Orleans in early 2021 and immediately got to…

When It Rains It Pours

Over the last few months, five homeoners insurance companies in Louisiana have become insolvent, and many others have pulled out of the state — discontinuing all of their policies at the end of their coverage period. According to Jim Donelon,…

Silicon Delta

New Orleans is known all across the world for its food, music and unique cultural traditions, but it’s also building a reputation as one of the country’s biggest tech incubators. Last year, multiple local companies made high-profile — and high…

New Era for New Orleans

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. With the majority of starters returning and some highly anticipated additions and returns…

Making It Like They Used To

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…

There’s an App for That

Jennifer Gibson Schecter was once a tourist in New Orleans herself and is now proud to call NOLA home. Technology has made many aspects of travel easier than ever — from price comparison booking websites to text alerts with real-time…

Antiques for a New Era

Lucullus Antiques 915 Kentucky St., Bywater decorationslucullus.com Facebook: facebook.com/decorationslucullus Instagram: @lucullusantiques In 2019, Lucullus Antiques — a French Quarter fixture for 38 years — moved to Bywater. The new iteration is housed in a lightly renovated warehouse that owner…

New Orleans 500 Close-Up: Chris Reade

Reade founded Carrollton Enterprise Services in 2004 and LookFar in 2015. Under his leadership, the companies have emerged as leading technology development firms. Carrollton has tackled a diverse portfolio of enterprise-level projects, and LookFar has worked with nearly 200 startups,…

Awards Competitions: Are They Worth It?

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. Who doesn’t…

Katherine Torres, CIA

Determined to work at Postlethwaite & Netterville (P&N) before she even earned her degree in Finance, Katherine Torres found a natural fit in the firm’s consulting services practice. Beginning her career with P&N…

JEDCO

Central to JEDCO’s main objective of attracting, growing and creating business across Jefferson Parish is its Finance Department. Catering to small businesses unable to…

Gregory H. Brenan II, CPA, CGMA, CCIFP

Hannis T. Bourgeois (HTB) is a premier certified public accounting and consulting firm serving the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Hammond and Denham Springs markets. Working with high-net-worth individuals and…