Biz The Magazine - March 2018

New Orleans Chamber Educational Seminar with AMA

Monday, January 29 John Deveney of Deveney Communications spoke about tactics to persuade corporate decision makers at this educational event sponsored by the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce and the American Marketing Association.

Time for Senior Care?

As people age, many will get to a point where they are no longer able to care for themselves without a lot of help. Family is not always available to provide the level of care needed, and some individuals with…

Jefferson Chamber Annual Meeting

Friday, February 2 | Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport One of the chamber’s largest networking and social events of the year, this year’s Jefferson Chamber Annual Meeting featured keynote speaker Linda Rutherford, senior vice president and chief communications officer of…

Have Tax Reform Act Questions?

On Dec. 22, 2017 President Trump signed into law H.R. 1, the new tax reform act. While some changes started in 2017, most will go into effect this year. Some are permanent, but other provisions change year to year or…

Editor's Note: The Mardi Gras of Entrepreneurism

Carnival may be firmly in our rearview mirror for another year, but for entrepreneurs, another kind of festival is on its way. Less beads, more business. Last year’s New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) broke attendance records with over 14,000 attendees…

Saints Try To Maintain the Balance

With the Super Bowl over and kickoff of the 2018 season six months away, it seems like March would be an odd time to talk about the Saints, but c’est la vie, this is New Orleans, where there is no…

Publisher's Note: Quarterly Family Time

As you may know, Andrea and I have three daughters very close in age and they are our lives. We would do anything for them. So last year when one of our daughters moved out of town, I made a…

Louisiana's Women in Film and Television

With March being women’s history month — International Women’s Day is March 8 — I thought it would be a perfect time to highlight a great organization geared specifically to women in the entertainment industry in New Orleans. The Louisiana…

March Calendar

6 New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Power Lunch Sponsored by Fidelity Bank 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1515 Poydras St., 5th Floor Auditorium NewOrleansChamber.org 6 St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce State of the Parish Breakfast 7:30 to 9 a.m.…

Industry News

NEWS FROM MSY 2017 Another Record-Setting Year for Passengers The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) set an all-time record in 2017 with 12,009,512 passengers served. Previous records were 10.6 million passengers in 2015 and 11.1 million in 2016.…

You Schmooze You Lose?

Recently, a young colleague asked how to stay on top of networking and self-promotion without seeming like you’re trying to jump ship. He asked, for example, what if you want a current manager to write a LinkedIn review for you,…

Recent Openings

Tulane School of Business Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex The A.B. Freeman School of Business has opened a 46,000-square-foot, $35 million addition that converts its two-building footprint into one structure called the Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex. According to the Freeman School’s Dean, Ira…

Domino Sugar

Over 2 billion pounds of sugar cane is manufactured each year by ASR Group at the Domino Sugar Chalmette Refinery in Arabi, Louisiana — the second-largest cane sugar refinery in the world. Opened in 1909, the over 1.5 million-square-foot facility…

UNO 25 Honoree Luncheon

Tuesday, January 23 | The Roosevelt-Waldorf Astoria Ballroom The inaugural class of UNO 25, an initiative that identifies, recognizes and celebrates 25 high-impact businesses owned or led by UNO alumni, were celebrated at a special luncheon at the Roosevelt-Waldorf Astoria.…

Banking After FNBC Fallout

As we move into 2018, it’s evident that it’s been an eventful year for the U.S. economy and for national and local banking. Despite beginning the year with uncertainty, the domestic economy has shown signs of strong momentum for continued…

LifeCity's 6th Annual Love Your City Awards Gala

Thursday, January 25 | Sheraton New Orleans Celebrated as the “impact economy event of the year,” this event celebrates the social and environmental impact that LifeCity certified businesses have achieved over the past year.