Biz The Magazine - February 2018

Industry News

TOURISM WWII Museum Sets Visitation Records In 2017, the National WWII Museum welcomed the most visitors since opening its doors in 2000 — 706,664 people. Just before closing out the year, the museum broke its previous single-day attendance record of…

Heart Health in 2018

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Fortunately, it’s also one of the most preventable. Since February is Heart Health Month, it’s a good time to learn about the strategies…

How the Sausage Is Made

In 2015, Charlie’s Sausage farm and smokehouse in Springfield, Louisiana, became the first slaughterhouse in the state to be licensed to process wild boar. Ever since, the farm has been crafting wild boar and pork smoked sausages made with a…

St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce Installation & Awards Luncheon

Wednesday, January 10 | The Greystone In addition to welcoming new board members, the St. Tammany West Chamber presented its Community Leadership Award to Dr. William Wainwright, chancellor of Northshore Technical Community College and the Tammany Award for Business of…

Bean Business

Nielsen Research recently identified Camellia Brand as America’s No. 1 selling red bean. It seems the rest of the U.S. has learned what New Orleanians have known for generations — nothing else cooks up creamy quite like Camellia red beans…

The Waitr App

  No more standing in line to order food. No more giving your order to a waiter or figuring out how to split a check. Saints players delivering dinner to your front door. Crazy dreams? Nope, just Waitr CEO and…

Romance in Any Language

New Orleans is one of America’s most romantic cities. The dawn and dusk of the day enjoy a filtered light viewed as a late night is ending or revelry is just beginning. The lazy Mississippi River encourages walking hand-in-hand, the…

Second Half Comeback

The pieces seem to be in place. There’s power forward Anthony Davis, center DeMarcus Cousins, guards Jrue Holiday, Rajon Rondo, E’Twaun Moore, and a supporting cast under the leadership of head coach Alvin Gentry. But, for whatever reason, the New…

Best Lawyers

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What Hollywood Learned in 2017

Hollywood is all about strong women right now, and with good reason. Looking back, what do all three of the top-grossing films in 2017 have in common? They starred fiercely independent, “don’t mess with me,” women. Let’s start with “Star…

My Toughest Case: Burmah Agate Oil Spill

Antonio J. Rodriguez Maritime Law Managing Partner | Fowler Rodriguez 44 years in practice B.S. United States Naval Academy J.D. Loyola University of the South (J.D. Cum Laude) Native of New Orleans There is a photograph of an oil tanker…

Editor's Note: A Maybe Not-So-Guilty Pleasure

It’s February in New Orleans, which means one thing is on everyone’s mind — Mardi Gras. In my house, however, it’s not King Cake that’s dominating our sweet dreams, it’s Girl Scout Cookies. My daughter is a Brownie this year…

The Art of Rescheduling Meetings

On occasion, we all have to reschedule business meetings. There are countless legitimate reasons to postpone or find a new date for a meeting, but the fact is, explanations don’t matter. While that may sound surprising coming from an etiquette…

My Toughest Case: Whistleblower Protections & Gender Identity

David Whitaker Labor and Employment Law Partner | Kean Miller (New Orleans) 27 years in practice J.D. Tulane University Law School 1991 B.S. University of New Orleans 1988 Raised in New Orleans Following a series of accusations that shook workplaces…

Publisher's Note: EO Louisiana

I have written in the past about EO Louisiana, and as we start the New Year I will revisit this entrepreneur organization that means a lot to me. EO Louisiana is an excellent forum that gathers monthly to discuss high-level…

A Second Chance

Mardi Gras is in full swing and those resolutions we made are now likely nothing more than a memory, replaced by the goal of maximizing parade viewing. Research tells us that although most of us will have given up on…

February Calendar

2 Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting 8 to 11 a.m. Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner 6 New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Power Breakfast sponsored by Fidelity Bank 8 to 9:30 a.m. 1515 Poydras St. NewOrleansChamber.org…

The Cajun Hatter

Designer Colby Hebert wears many hats…literally. Hebert is an actor, businessman, designer and, most passionately, a hatmaker. Hebert’s business originally got its start as Colby Hebert Chapeaux, a little store front in his hometown of New Iberia. Hebert moved the…

Recent Openings

Cambria Hotel A Mardi Gras-style second-line parade was used to help announce the grand opening of the Cambria Hotel New Orleans at 632 Tchoupitoulas Street in the heart of the Warehouse District on Jan. 11. Cambria’s first venture into Louisiana,…

Therapeutic Riding Center

Every Tuesday, Dantin LeBlanc and his wife drive 85 miles from Port Allen to pick up their daughter, Anna, from Magnolia Community Services, an organization that provides support to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They then drive another 20…