Biz The Magazine - February 2019

Mind the Revenue Gap

  Believe it or not, there are people who question why anyone would ever want to live in New Orleans. For the most part, those people can keep living where they are, and I’ll take shorter lines at Haydel’s, thankyouverymuch.…

Best Lawyers

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Pick Six

  When the College Football Playoff was introduced five years ago, it was supposed to quiet the controversy of deciding the annual national champion. Unfortunately, it hasn’t. While the two best teams made the final, it’s arguable that the nation’s…

Editor's Note: City of Warmth

  As I sit writing this, we are four days away from the Saints vs. Rams in the NFC Championship Game. The weather outside is dreary and cold, but the spirit in New Orleans is completely immune to any attempts…

Francophiles Welcome

  From Feb. 15-21, the Prytania Theatre will host the 22nd French Film Festival — an event that continues to grow every year. “The audience for the festival has grown dramatically over the years, says John Desplas, artistic director emeritus…

Publisher's Note: Full Plate

  When you are crazy busy you get more done. You know the saying, “Give something you need done to the busiest person and it will happen”? I feel like that person right now.   With the start of the…

A Look Back

  We should never conflate being an inventor with being an entrepreneur – after all, how many brilliant ideas have each of us had and done nothing about? That said, invention is the mother of entrepreneurship. With that in mind,…

Calendar

February   7 New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Alliance Seminar 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sala Restaurant & Bar 124 Lake Marina Ave. NewOrleansChamber.org   7 Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting: Transformations for a Bright Community 8 to…

Talk is Cheap

  One of those universal concepts that both religious and non-religious people can agree on is that gossip is bad. Most (though I believe it’s all) religious traditions outright condemn the act. For example, in a 2013 homily, Pope Francis…

Industry News

Aeronautics Stennis Space Center Celebrates a Big Year of “Firsts” In 2018, the Stennis Space Center celebrated its 60th anniversary along with six notable “first” at the organization’s rocket engine test site. They include: · first-ever test of an RS-25…

Top of the Pyramid

  Familiarity is a driving force in purchasing. According to Nielsen’s Global New Product Innovation Survey, almost 60 percent of respondents preferred to purchase new products from brands that are familiar to them. Almost a quarter said they purchased because…

Recent Openings

Tulane Stewart Center CBD In early January, Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business held its first classes at the Stewart Center CBD, the university’s new home for executive education programs. The 21,000-square-foot space will be the home of the…

Safeguarding a Pathway to Opportunity

  As forecast by the Georgetown Center for Education and Workforce, more than 60 percent of jobs and careers in the United States in the coming decade will require a college education.  Yet, the cost of college education is becoming…

What’s Cookin’?

  On January 8, the non-profit New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) flung open the front doors to welcome its first crop of culinary students. The 90,000-square-foot, five-story, state-of-the-art facility, designed by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, is comprised of several buildings connected…

Take Stress To Heart

  Stress is a normal part of life and is often ignited by physical causes, such as not getting enough sleep or having an illness. Another cause of stress can be emotional, such as worrying about not having enough money…

Sweet Success in Bitters

El Guapo Bitters, Syrups and Tonics features craft cocktail accessories inspired by New Orleans flavors such as “Creole Pecan,” “Crawfish Boil,” “Lemonade” and “Gumbo.” New Orleans and its residents have a long-storied history with the cocktail, from its fabled first…

Full Steam Ahead

  According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of water transportation workers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026. The Delgado Maritime and Industrial Training Center has every intention of keeping up with…

Turning Beads Into Jobs

“We turn beads into jobs,” says Cathy Brown, manager of ArcGNO’s Mardi Gras Recycle Center and Retail Store. For generations, New Orleans children have learned a variety of life skills while catching Mardi Gras beads: improving their eye-hand coordination and…

Event: ACG Louisiana University

Nemo Viso, Claude Silverman and David Ducote Thursday, January 10 | The Roosevelt Hotel ACG University in January featured a one-day conference on private equity education and networking with senior deal professions.  Robbie Mahtoo and Ken Jones Spencer Sinclair, Mariska…

Not All Fun & Games

  In its 30-year history, the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation (GNOSF) has brought hundreds of events to the city and turned a $40 million public investment into an estimated economic impact of over $3 billion. A nonprofit organization that…

Goddess of Glitter

  Surrounded at All times by all things sparkly, Baltimore, Maryland native Jenny Campbell has made a name for herself since opening NOLA Costumes in 2012 as the woman to turn to if you’re looking for a carnival costume that’s…

Changing of the Kitchen Guard

  Back in 2009, Rick Blount, fifth generation at Antoine’s Restaurant, made a daring move. He opened a bar inside his family’s venerable dining establishment, a place renowned for its formality and tradition. Blount knew that in order for the…

Aiming Higher With Hospitality

  Known for food and culture that’s unlike any other in the world, along with the largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country, New Orleans has long been a favorite with tourists and transplants who flock to the city for…