Biz The Magazine - June 2019

A Father, a Daughter and a Film

  In honor of Father’s Day this month, I thought I’d share the story of a father and daughter I’m honored to know and the unique project that, for the first time in either of their careers, has turned them…

Teeing Up the Future

  Ever since the 1400s, when a Scot first used a club to hit a wooden ball, golf has been about more than just a precision putt or a soaring drive; it’s been a mental and physical challenge, a friendly…

Short on Solutions

  This was the second year of the new New Orleans Entrepreneur Week format. Again, events over the first three days were spread out around the city, and the final two days of “summit” were conducted in a single venue.…

Still and Sparkling

  Located on the ground floor of The Sazerac House, set to open this fall, is a gorgeous copper creation reaching two stories tall. This 500-gallon still will produce a barrel of Sazerac Rye Whiskey every day, which will then…

Calendar

June   5-6 New Orleans Digital Marketing Conference Streaming live and on demand 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. new-orleans-digital-marketing-conference-2019.eventbrite.com   6 New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce Jefferson Parish Diversity Summit 5:30 to 7 p.m. Marrero Community Center 1861…

Summer School

  By the time you read this, National Business Etiquette Week — June 2 through June 8 — will be in full swing. While it’s difficult to confirm, my research indicates that The Protocol School of Washington started the weeklong…

Industry News

Art New Art Arrives Downtown The first multi-mural exhibition of large-scale artwork in Downtown New Orleans, five new murals were unveiled June 1 throughout the Arts District New Orleans as part of “Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation,” a project of…

Bet on Employees

  I’ve been traveling a great deal lately and at some point, all of these airports start to feel like the same place. Nothing has ever really stood out, except once when I noticed a Southwest Airlines marketing campaign. The…

Recent Openings

Claret Wine & Cocktail Bar The team behind Bar Frances and Tujague’s, Latter Hospitality opened Claret Wine & Cocktail Bar on May 16 in the new Framework development in the Lower Garden District at 1320 Magazine Street. The menu includes more than…

When Alzheimer’s Hits Someone You Love

  Alzheimer’s is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the country. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, approximately 5.8 million Americans are affected by the disease, and that number is expected to increase to 13.8 million by 2050. Alzheimer’s…

Keeping Compliant

  In place since 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) record-keeping requirements are designed to help employers recognize workplace hazards and correct hazardous conditions by keeping track of work-related injuries and illnesses and their causes. The requirements, however,…

Think Jingle Bells This June

  As the calendar creeps toward the start of summer, most people are thinking about graduations and vacation. But June is actually a great time to plan your company’s holiday event. The No. 1 reason to book your holiday party…

The Pervasive Power of the Pucker

  If you meet Laurie Haspel while wearing a seersucker suit, make sure you’re honest about where it came from, because Haspel, the CEO and fourth-generation owner of Haspel clothing, will quickly discover the truth. “Often, somebody will say: ‘I’ve…

Don’t Call It a Food Court

  In October 2014, young visionaries Will Donaldson and Barre Tanguis were experiencing an early flush of success with their co-working space concept Launch Pad. When they learned that the lease on the refurbished St. Roch market was available, the…

It's the (Cultural) Economy, Stupid

  Jeanne Nathan and Kurt Weigle are, in many ways, very different people, but they are united in their mission to see the culture of New Orleans promoted and celebrated as an official part of the city's brand. A New…

Showing Our Pride

  For six years, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) has been working with industry partners like New Orleans and Company to market New Orleans as a desirable destination to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community, and as…

Holy Ground

  Hotel Peter & Paul opened in the fall of 2018 to much chatter in the hospitality community, as well as the travel, foodie and trend-spotting communities. Each group followed the four-year restoration of the Marigny neighborhood church and rectory…

Taking Flight

  The New Orleans Pelicans 2018-19 season began with a lot of promise and ended in near disaster. After reaching the second round of the NBA Playoffs the previous season, the team’s year swung on team superstar Anthony Davis’ midseason…

Haute Topic

  When petroleum engineer Jaime Glas first put on the bulky, made-for-men overalls at her first internship at Chevron in Bakersfield, California, in 2010, she instantly knew there had to be a better option, and that she was going to…