Biz The Magazine - January 2018

Must-Dos for Startups

A new year is upon us, and with it comes fresh opportunities to seize, such as launching a new business endeavor. While daring to venture onto a new path is noble and exciting, it’s important to remember that there’s not…

Events: Support Service Alliance Networking Forum

  Support Service Alliance Networking Forum Thursday, December 7 | Morton’s Steakhouse Michael Hecht, president and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc., provided a vision of growth moving into 2018 as the guest speaker at the Support Service Alliance Networking…

Events: 2017 New Orleans Chamber Annual Meeting

2017 New Orleans Chamber Annual Meeting Wednesday, December 13 | Hyatt Regency New Orleans Attendees at this year’s New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting were able to network with over 1,000 local business leaders and hear from New Orleans…

New Orleans Peer Advisory Groups

Access to a “Peer Advisory Group” is an important tool for you to improve your effectiveness as a CEO or business owner. When having to deal with a major issue or opportunity, the CEO of a business is often in…

Healthy Eats Around the City

It’s that time of year again, when New Orleanians make New Year’s resolutions about health, wellness and weight loss, then promptly break them when the first king cake appears. New Orleans has never been known as the healthy eating capital…

The Sweat Social

How often have you stood in your bedroom staring at your carry-on suitcase with a pair of running shoes in your hand, wondering if you are really going to make the time to exercise during your travels and if the…

The Year of Ochsner

Last year it was all about real estate: How could we not choose the Domain Companies’ Matt Schwartz and Chris Papamichael as our first CEOs of the year with New Orleans experiencing an urban development boom the likes of which…

RenPub Recognized in UNO25

This month, the University of New Orleans is launching a new initiative to recognize 25 businesses led by alumni. Executive Vice President Errol Laborde and I are both UNO alum, and we are proud to share that Renaissance Publishing is…

Alone, A Documentary

Last month I wrote about a local filmmaker who is using his medium to shed light on the crime problem in New Orleans with a TV pilot called “Shepherd” that just won a development meeting with HBO. This month I’d…

January Calendar

9 ACG Louisiana University A One-Day Conference of Private Equity Education and Networking with Senior Deal Professionals 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans 130 Roosevelt Way ACG.org/Louisiana 9 Propeller Growth Accelerator 2018 Informational Happy Hour 6…

What New Orleans Can Learn from Detroit

America has not had a true free market economy for many decades. There is hardly an industry in the country that is not subsidized, incentivized or otherwized. All of this certainly begs the question of what is the appropriate role…

Industry News

FOOD Chef Emeril Lagasse to be Honored by NOWFE Jan. 25 The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (NOWFE) will bestow its 2018 Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Award on celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality, author and philanthropist Emeril…

A Harassment-Free Workplace

From celebrity chefs and journalists to Hollywood moguls and politicians, including even the highest office in the country, allegations of sexual harassment, misconduct, abuse and assault in the workplace have dominated the news both locally and nationally. These disheartening, shocking…

On the Job: ImPRESSive

Ross Turner, pressman at Lionheart Prints, is shown here hard at work at the retail store and studio at 3312 Magazine Street, which opened last September. Operating “Norman,” one of two 2,300-pound antique letterpresses on site, he presses wedding invitations,…

Recent Openings

Dunkin’ Donuts On Nov. 30, Dunkin’ Donuts held a grand opening celebration for its newest restaurant in Chalmette at 8609 West Judge Perez Dr. In attendance was St. Bernard Parish President Guy McInnis and the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce.…

Marketing in the New Year

January is the month in which we traditionally make intentions that will shape the rest of the year, yet New Year’s resolutions have become such an expected occurrence that we don’t flinch when we fail to stick to them and…

Events: 2017 JEDCO Annual Luncheon

2017 JEDCO Annual Luncheon Tuesday, December 5 | Hilton New Orleans Airport JEDCO’s largest event of the year highlighted the organization’s successes in 2017 and announced the winners of its annual business awards. Among the top winners was Loop Linen,…

The Law Office Take on Green Initiatives

Law firms have traditionally had a relatively noticeable carbon footprint when compared to other office environments, mostly because of the volume of paperwork generated in doing their jobs. It could also be argued that the long hours these professionals log…

Events: BGR 2017 Annual Luncheon

  BGR 2017 Annual Luncheon Thursday, December 7 | New Orleans Marriott “Meeting the Press in an Era of Fake News, Partisan Politics and High-Stakes Elections,” was the discussion moderated by Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of The Aspen Institute…