Biz The Magazine - January 2023

Imagine

Imagine, for a moment, what it would be like if crime was no longer a problem in New Orleans. Imagine what it would feel like to park or drive or walk at any time of the day or night, at…

Honored to Serve

Last month at the Hilton Riverside, the New Orleans Chamber held its annual meeting, with Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser pinch hitting for Governor John Bell Edwards. We have some great leaders throughout our state, but no one works harder and…

Adam Anderson

In a region perpetually in search of economic diversification and revitalization, nothing symbolizes the opportunity for progress more than the rebirth of the former Avondale Shipyards as Avondale Global Gateway — an achievement that was announced Oct. 2, 2022. Purchased…

Nursing Corps

It’s no secret that the healthcare industry in Louisiana — and all over the country — has a nursing staffing problem. This isn’t a new problem. In fact, the U.S. has experienced nursing shortages periodically since the early 1900s, with…

Are You a CEO Who’s Burning Out?

A former powerlifting champion and 2015 New Orleans Entrepreneur of the Year for the success of his corporate health food company, Your Nutrition Delivered, Erik Frank now works with companies as a coach for Petra Coach to develop people and…

Culture. Equity. Prosperity.

Norman E. Barnum IV is president and CEO of NOLABA. He may be reached via email at rbarnum@nolaba.org. In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans, the city’s limited portfolio of economic drivers and significant wealth and health disparities amongst…

Top Trends for 2023

Keith Twitchell spent 16 years running his own business before becoming president of the Committee for a Better New Orleans. He has observed, supported and participated in entrepreneurial ventures at the street, neighborhood, nonprofit, micro- and macro-business levels. Of the…

Todd McDonald

Education: Northwestern University (MBA), Morehouse College (BA) Best Fest: Jazz Fest Hidden Gem: Barrel Proof On the Horizon: Our 50th anniversary! Advice: Always ask yourself, if you won the Powerball would you still do it? Hobby: Fishing and drinking wine…

How to Attract and Retain Employees

Since the pandemic, and the so-called “great resignation” that came with it, the rules have changed for employers looking to hire and retain employees. With “job hopping” the new normal, business owners and managers are dreaming up new ways to…

New Year, New Portfolio

The cliche “new year, new you” belies very real possibility. The start of a new year is a great time to try new things — or get back on track. Many people will use this time to try to start…

Sail Away

Jennifer Gibson Schecter was once a tourist in New Orleans herself and is now proud to call NOLA home. Many New Orleanians go weeks at a time without viewing the Mississippi River. But she’s out there, rising and falling, and…

A Tale of Two Seasons

Chris Price is an award-winning journalist and public relations principal. When he’s not writing, he’s avid about music, the outdoors, and Saints, Ole Miss and Chelsea football. It’s not quite the best of times or the worst of times for…

On the Web

“Our regulatory system is way worse than any other state’s. I think, without hyperbole, I can say we’ve got the worst laws in the country for breweries. Jacob Landry, co-founder of Urban South Brewery, speaking on episode 126 of the…

A Sober Start to the New Year

Poppy Tooker has spent her life devoted to the cultural essence that food brings to Louisiana, a topic she explores weekly on her NPR-affiliated radio show, Louisiana Eats! From farmers markets to the homes and restaurants where our culinary traditions…