Biz The Magazine - December 2018

Industry News

Jobs LM Wind Power Established New Technology Center at Michoud On Nov. 8, Denmark-based company LM Wind Power — the world’s leading supplier of blades to the wind energy industry — announced that it will establish its “Technology Center for…

Pants on Fire

  My first newspaper job was as the assistant editor at a small community paper in a suburb just outside of Austin, Texas. Not long after I started, my boss hired a new ad sales representative. The rep (we’ll call…

Recent Openings

COMING SOON Hancock Whitney Center On Dec. 10, Hancock Whitney will move its main New Orleans offices to Louisiana’s tallest office building. Previously known as One Shell Square, the building at 701 Poydras Street will now be known as the…

3 Tips for Building a Brand

  Many businesses think their branding begins and ends with a logo, mostly because they think of themselves as a business and not a brand. To some, a brand is Tide laundry detergent, not someone’s body shop or restaurant. Most…

Event: Cox Communications: Smart Home Event

  Thursday, October 25 | The Standard Apartments Cox Communications: Smart Home Event Cox Communications showcased its New Orleans smart home, “Cox Connected Independence,” in order to demonstrate how internet-enabled devices are helping seniors live independently at home. An automatic…

Event: Louisiana International Trade Week & Jubilee

  Monday, November 5 - Friday, November 9 | New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Louisiana International Trade Week & Jubilee At the second annual celebration of Louisiana’s culture of trade, the Louisiana International Trade Week and Jubilee included…

Commercial Real Estate By the Numbers

Statistics courtesy | The Louisiana  Commercial Database, LLC   At the beginning of each month, the Louisiana Commercial Database compiles statistics from user-loaded listings and user-reported transactions. The database serves as an online information exchange for Louisiana’s commercial real estate…

Event: Innovation Louisiana 2018 Conference

  Tuesday, November 13 | BioInnovation Center Innovation Louisiana 2018 Conference An annual pitch competition, conference and technology showcase, the Innovation Louisiana Conference, hosted by the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, showcases the scientific research being conducted by local startups and…

We Need More Physician Assistants

  Recently, a New Orleans business roundtable was asked if they had experienced medical care provided by a PA — a physician assistant. Did they know what the medical practitioner, the PA, was and could do? The resounding answer, amid…

Event: State of Jefferson Annual Luncheon

  Wednesday, November 14 | Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport State of Jefferson Annual Luncheon This annual business luncheon focuses each year on the latest activities and developments in Jefferson Parish. Dean Powery, Vance Adams, Mandi Kimbre and Greg White…

Top 10 Stories of the Year

  Tricentennial Celebrations Honoring the city’s 300th birthday became a theme incorporated into hundreds of events this year. By Jennifer Gibson Schecter This year New Orleans celebrated its 300th birthday, and the Tricentennial was a through line in official events,…

Home Away from Home

  There are few, if any, situations more stressful for families than having a child sick in the hospital. The good news is that families outside of New Orleans with children receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital New Orleans now have…

Bidding Adieu to NOLA’s Tricentennial

  From WWOZ’s “Tricentennial Music Moments” to Nola.com’s “300 for 300,” the year 2018 has been filled with reminders from every media outlet that New Orleans had a big birthday. Public sculptures, events and museum exhibitions combined to tell the…

Strumming Along

  In a city that embraces Jazz Fest, sidewalk buskers and brass bands any time of year, ReStrung Jewelry, the brainchild of local artist Naomi Celestin, has struck a chord with music- and jewelry-loving New Orleanians and beyond. A clever…

Editor's Note: A Year of Rebirth

Choosing the top 10 stories of the year was a bit harder this time around, but for a good reason. In 2018, we were fortunate enough to have no shortage of big wins on the business front. The top three…

The Curious Case of Anthony Davis

  Anthony Davis believes he’s the best player in the NBA. His coach, Alvin Gentry, says he’s the most valuable player in the league. With all due respect to LeBron James, Stephen Curry, James Harden and Kevin Durant, Davis and…

Bundle of Need

  Go to any baby shower and you’ll see a gift table that likely includes a cute faux cake made out of diapers or diaper teddy bears and maybe even two or three plain cartons of diapers. Adorable onesies and…

Home for the Holidays

  My family typically travels for the holidays but this year we’re going to be at home the whole month, entertaining out-of-town family for some of it. Which made me wonder, what are we going to do? So, for all…

December Calendar

4 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Foundation Christmas Open House 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 200, Kenner HCCL.biz   4 New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Power Breakfast 8 to 9:30 a.m. 1515 Poydras St.…

The Best and Worst of 2018

  Some of the New Orleans buzz about New Orleans’ place in the start-up world seems to have faded. For example, Wallet Hub recently knocked the city all the way down to No. 54 on its list of best and…