Biz The Magazine - June 2022

Heading Up North

I’m up on the Northshore every week to visit my mom in Mandeville. We have a standing date where I get to hang with her, she gets to hang with her youngest granddaughter, and we both get to enjoy a…

No Summer Slowdown Here!

This month I want to focus on a few shout-outs and congratulations. First, congratulations to Jerry Bologna and JEDCO — especially the finance team — on the ribbon cutting event and opening of their new finance center, a great compliment…

A Fight for Survival

In January, St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper proposed a moratorium on rezoning to restrict increasing density for residential development. The moratorium would limit homebuilders throughout St. Tammany Parish to building one unit per acre for a period of…

The Pandemic After The Pandemic

Starting in the 1950s, if you heard someone was being “sent to Mandeville,” it meant they were receiving mental health care, often involuntary. The term came about with the opening of the Southeast Louisiana Hospital, a mental health facility that…

Come On In, the Water’s Fine

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…

Let’s Fly Over Already!

Jennifer Gibson Schecter was once a tourist in New Orleans herself and is now proud to call NOLA home. On a beautiful spring day in April, I had the pleasure of sitting in my car on Veterans Boulevard for three…

Flood Insurance Fiasco

Big changes are coming to flood insurance, and they’ll affect almost everyone in Louisiana. Under FEMA’s Risk Rating 2.0, most current NFIP policy holders in the Greater New Orleans area will receive increases to their flood premiums limited to 18%…

On the Road Again

  Spot2Nite Apple and Google apps app.spot2nite.com // spot2nite.com   Summer vacation time is here, and while the COVID-19 pandemic is abating in many areas, both faamilies and individuals looking to set out on vacation are more often opting…

Sun Belt Shining Bright

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. Like its names suggests, the Sun Belt Conference (SBC)— headquartered at the Caesars…

Ancient Entrepreneurism — Italian Style

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. Many people…

A Prescription for Success

Ask anyone within the Greater New Orleans region to describe the identity of the Northshore and — depending on the person — you’ll likely be met with a myriad of responses. New Orleans natives often see the Northshore as the…

The Northshore IS TOPS for Retirement

What we really need to see in the future is truly affordable retirement and long-term care options. Much education is needed for people who do not yet need these living arrangements to understand their cost and to plan for future…

Paying the Price

Thirty percent of the New Orleans executives who responded to this month’s New Orleans 500 email survey said increased energy costs are creating problems for their businesses. “A lot of our business is in transportation. This includes VIP transfers using…

The Business Community is Talking

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Darlene Lockhart

Darlene Lockhart CPA, CEO | Xplore Federal Credit Union Fun Fact Although I have absolutely no musical talent, I serve of the Board of a community ministry that encourages youths to individually grow and flourish through music lessons.  What initially…

The Longo Group

Standing (L to R): Tracy Clanton, Michael Mayeaux, Marcy Morreale, Stephanie Lawson, Amy Longo. Seated (L to R): Steve Longo, Ted Longo, Chris Collins   Who We Are  For nearly 40 years, clients have entrusted The Longo Group with their financial…

Senior Solutions

While aging inevitably presents obstacles for older adults and their families, living situations don’t have to be one of them. The region is home to a wealth of senior living communities that present older adults the opportunity to enjoy a…

John P. LeBlanc

John P. LeBlanc CEO | Metairie Bank Fun Fact This is actually my second dream job; my first dream job was to be a record store owner. I worked in a record store all throughout college. Considering what happened to…

Christwood

Christwood Master Plan Task Force (Seated L to R:) Executive Officer, L. Stephen Holzhalb, III, D. Min, Task Force Chair Beverly Gariepy. (Standing L to R:) Skip Scoggin, Jessica Valladares, Lee Trumble, Elizabeth Jackson, Ken Hamlin, Tami Perry, Richard Cryar, Marty Dean. Not pictured:…