Biz The Magazine - June 2020

Senior Solutions

For seniors, the pandemic has presented a particularly challenging time. The necessity of social distancing has been isolating for many, and even if living independently, extra precautions have likely reduced time spent with friends and loved ones. Fortunately, the New…

Editor's Note: Open

IT’S A GLORIOUS FOUR-LETTER WORD. I LOVE SEEING ALL THE YARD SIGNS FROM DIFFERENT businesses proclaiming it. It’s a sign of hope. A sign that, at least in some small way, things are reaching a bit toward normalcy. By the…

The Bread Boom

DRIVEN BY A DESIRE TO BRING OLD WORLD-STYLE BAKING BACK TO NEW ORLEANS, Sean O’Mahony and his wife, Chamain, opened Breads On Oak at 8640 Oak Street in Uptown in June of 2012. The artisan, 100% plant-based bakery and cafe…

A Different Goal Line

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. Price also authors the Friday…

Publisher's Note: Moving Forward

AS WE ENTER JUNE AND THE PHASE REOPENINGS begin, all I keep thinking is how we need to move forward and bring the best of what we learned with us — in all aspects of our lives. For businesses, as…

Serving in a New Way

A native New Orleanian, 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!…

Break On Through

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,…

Remote Control

THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS CHANGED THE way we live and work, and tech companies have been busier than ever helping people make the required adjustments. Keith Frischhertz, co-founder & president of Monarch Technology, an IT solutions company, said when the…

LEE-WAY

    When Cynthia Lee Sheng took office on Jan. 8, 2020, as president of Jefferson Parish, she became the first woman to ever hold the job, but not the first member of her family to step into politics.…

Mental Health Tips for All Ages

Good mental health is always important, but during COVID-19 it’s been a particularly hot topic as most people have had their employment situation change — either losing employment or transitioning to a work-from-home environment. The latter situation has forced managers…

It’s Time to Lead

WE HAVE ALL BEEN AFFECTED BY COVID-19. For some, it has created an opportunity for growth, for others some sustainability, and for others it has created devastation. As business leaders, we are facing and being challenged with adversity, and the…

Work of Heart

  AT NO TIME IN RECENT HISTORY HAVE PEOPLE been spending more time with their pets than now. And what better way to commemorate the companionship our furry friends provide than with a commissioned portrait? Local painter Melissa Vandiver…

Business Interrupted, But Not Insured

THERE’S NO DOUBT THAT MANY BUSINESSES have been interrupted due to COVID-19, but should businesses be entitled to collect on business interruption insurance? The insurance industry is saying no. One of the biggest reasons cited by insurance companies is that…

Leading Women

  HOUSED IN A RESTORED, CIRCA-1905 former cold storage facility, WB Collective is a coworking and event space in the Warehouse District designed for womenowned, -led and -founded…