Biz The Magazine - February 2017

Taking the Helm

Less than one month on the job, Brandy Christian, the new CEO of the Port of New Orleans, discusses her vision for the future.

A Brush With Fame

Hot off an appearance on CBS’ hit reality show, “Undercover Boss,” Painting with a Twist Co-owner Renee Maloney shares how a simple idea to bring women together and have a good time has now become the fastest-growing franchise in the nation.

Fighting Back

Louisiana ranks among the worst states for heart-related deaths. A look at what local hospitals are doing — and what you can do — to change that.


A look at how changes to this program are impacting local students and universities.

Enough Fabulous For All

Gay Mardi Gras krewes are starting to come out of the shadows and embrace a new economic model designed to preserve their artistry and keep the party going.

Full Court Press

NBA All-Star Weekend and the first weekend of Carnival parades combine for economic windfall, global exposure for New Orleans