Biz The Magazine - July 2019

Powerful Partnerships

New Orleans has been home to some powerful women in the restaurant industry. The recent passing of Leah Chase, and just over one year before that, the passing of Ella Brennan, have matriarchs on my mind. But both of those…

Publisher’s Note: The Cost of Freedom

This month, we celebrate the nation’s birthday with picnics, barbeques and fireworks. Our family has always been a big celebrator of the Fourth of July. When Andréa and I were first married 30 years ago, we found the love of…

School’s In for Summer

This year, my company took a big step toward living one of our dearest core values: training the marketers of the future. We developed a marketing boot camp, an online training program and customized on-site training. You would never expect…

Day One of Your New Business

"Getting out of bed is a measure of success on day one.” These are words of wisdom from Jordan Friedman, partner at Bond Moroch and a longtime consultant to startup enterprises. As someone who has started businesses of his own,…

The Future is Now

In the age of remote work, virtual assistants and videoconferencing, interviews and meetings via videoconferencing apps or software like Skype and Zoom are becoming commonplace. According to a 2017 article from Biz Tech magazine, Wainhouse Research in Arlington, Texas reported, “40…

Event: ACG Louisiana Awards Dinner

Charlie Cox, David Rieveschl and Chris Williams   Thursday, May 9 | Roosevelt Hotel This year marked the 12th year of the ACG Louisiana Awards, which recognize growth companies, business professionals and noteworthy transactions throughout Louisiana.   Roger Ogden, Michael…

Game Face

Baseball’s two most famous ballparks are also its oldest. Boston’s Fenway Park, which saw its first pitch in 1912, and Chicago’s Wrigley Field, which opened two years later, are beloved. While both have seen the addition of modern amenities in…

Industry News

Hospitality Plans Move Forward for Convention Center Hotel Officials with the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center have moved into contract negotiations to build a 1,200-room headquarters hotel. Part of a five-year plan created in 2017 to modernize the…

College Finance 101

Student loan debt in America currently stands at more than $1.52 trillion dollars. That staggering number, combined with the fact that college tuition continues to rise almost 2% each year, is enough to frighten any potential college student and their…

Can You Hear Me Now?

Hearing loss is a widespread problem in the United States, affecting an estimated 15 percent of America’s adult population (or 37.5 million people), as well as two to three out of every 1,000 children. Dr. Lana Joseph-Ford, CEO of High…

A Royal Sendoff

Leah Chase On June 1, chef, cookbook author and restaurant owner Leah Chase passed away at the age of 96. As word spread, so did the outpouring of sadness from throughout the community.  “Her contributions to the New Orleans tourism…

A Light in the Darkness

Lighthouse Louisiana When a group of businessmen came together in 1915 with the primary goal of providing meaningful employment for the blind, one of the first things they settled on producing was sturdy brooms. Since those early beginnings, the organization…

A New Iceman Commeth

Any cocktail connoisseur will agree, ice quality has a huge impact on your drink. The science behind why is fascinating to contemplate over your next Sazerac. The true magic of ice is in its actual energy, which remains stored until…

Calendar July 2019

July 9 Jefferson Chamber of Commerce JCYP Power Lunch: Featuring Henry Shane 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location T.B.A. JeffersonChamber.org   9 New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Power Breakfast 8 to 9:30 a.m. 1515 Poydras St., 5th Floor Auditorium NewOrleansChamber.org…

Couture in Store

Claudia Croazzo Anyone who has walked past Claudia Croazzo on Magazine Street has likely noticed its eye-catching window displays. Minimalist, yet bold and often cheeky, the displays feature wigged mannequins bedecked in Croazzo’s daring creations. The 1,570-square-foot boutique and fashion…

Recent Openings

COMING SOON Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Construction has begun on Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences at the foot of Canal Street in New Orleans. What was once the World Trade Center tower is being transformed into the…

It Pays to Think Ahead

Almost every October since Biz started almost five years ago, I’ve taken this space to write about the New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF), which takes place that month. This year, though, I’m getting a jump start on things because it’s…