Biz The Magazine - May 2018

Work Wardrobe Woes

There was a time when dressing for the office was a no-brainer. From the early 20th-century to the late 1970s, men donned a suit and tie and women switched between dresses, skirts with coordinating blouses and, toward the later end…

Industry News

NOEW WINNER NOLA Health Innovators Challenge Alertgy, a company that has created a wearable, noninvasive, real-time blood glucose monitoring and alert system that works with a smartphone application, was the big winner at the inaugural New Orleans Health Innovators Challenge…

The Sound of Success

Close your eyes and listen to the sounds around you. More than likely you will hear the sounds of successful sonic branding. The pop of a Snapple lid. Hometown hero Peyton Manning humming, “Nationwide is on your side...” Sound can…

Recent Openings

La Cire Condominiums On April 13, development company Weber Condominiums opened its latest luxury offering at 917 Conti Street — La Cire. The project includes 16 multi-million-dollar units and 15 private parking spaces, along with a rooftop pool, hot tubs,…

What They Said

Around the time of March Madness this year I read about how coaches for both men’s and women’s basketball motivated their teams: A common thread was using quotations from all kinds of sources. From stirring speeches out of the mouths…

Events: GNO, Inc. Annual Luncheon: Strategies for Success

Wednesday, March 14 | Hyatt Regency Celebrating the largest economic development jobs win in the city’s history last year, GNO, Inc.’s annual luncheon highlighted the region’s successes in 2017 and announced and installed the 2018 board of directors and NextGen…

Finding the Funding

As of January 2017, there were 11.6 million women-owned businesses in the United States—a growth of 114 percent over the past 20 years. While they now make up 39 percent of the businesses in this country, women-owned companies only make…

Events: Crimestoppers 33rd Annual Awards Luncheon

Thursday, March 15 | Hyatt Regency Crimestoppers awards this year included Chairman Award-winner Glenn Orgeron, Media Award-winner Sally-Ann Roberts, Award of Excellence in School Safety and Prevention winner St. Tammany School Board Superintendent Trey Folse III and James J. Coleman…

Nautical Networking

Professionals in maritime-related businesses, Kasey Eckstein, director of outside sales and business development at Marquette Transportation, and Jenna Gaudet, CFO at St. John Fleeting, said they often found themselves as the only women at industry events. “Too many times I’ve…

Events: New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

Thursday, March 22 The 10th Annual NOEW included 60 events that spread across the city for the first time in the entrepreneurship festival’s history. Over 3,000 people participated in the week of events, including 1,223 unique visitors.

Marketing Multifamily to Women

Last October, approximately 1,933 condos were listed for sale in the city, 51 percent more than in all of 2016, according to listings website Trulia. The median list price was $244,060, up from $240,000 in 2016 and $169,250 in 2015.…

Events: Professional Women of St. Tammany 2018 Retreat

Thursday, April 5 | Southern Hotel At this year’s Phenomenal Women Retreat, the Professional Women of St. Tammany were treated to an array of educational events, including a presentation on “The 3 Massive Mistakes Professional Women Make That Keep Them…

Basic Ground Rules for Growth

As a professional, a wifeand a mother of four children, I know first-hand that most of us are constantly in motion. Recently, I was on my way to a client meeting, and the client called to inform me that his…

A Healthy Revolution

Have you noticed the distinctive blue bikes that began to proliferate across the streets of New Orleans earlier this year? Aside from being an affordable and convenient travel alternative, they provide exercise while functioning as rolling billboards for outgoing Mayor…

How's Your Mama and Dem?

“Stop licking my leg.” As I sit here writing this column, I just said that out loud, not to a dog, but to my son. He’s 6 and shows affection in some inventive, if slightly disgusting, ways. Mother’s Day arrives…

Editor's Note: What Year is This?

“Well that’s just wrong. They better have that fixed by the time I grow up or I’m going to have to go be president.” That was my 7-year-old daughter’s reaction when I explained to her what the Equal Pay Day…

Patron Saint

The eternal image of Tom Benson will be of him lifting the Vince Lombardi Trophy after his New Orleans Saints won Super Bowl XLIV in February 2010. The sight of Benson holding the trophy aloft was seared into memories because…

Re-Born on the Bayou

Here in Louisiana, we’re known for a wide array of culinary delights (including everything from boiled crawfish to bananas foster), but one thing you’d never think to put on that list is caviar. Now, three culinary entrepreneurs, Alden Lagasse, Amy…

Publisher's Note: Simple Beginnings

Last month I attended a presentation by the Federal Reserve Bank and United Way about Investing in America’s Workforce and the ALICE population — an acronym for Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed — and you can visit this site for…

NOLA's Terrifying New Festival

The Overlook Film Festival was created last year by industry veterans Michael Lerman and Landon Zakheim as a sort of summer camp for horror movie fans. The idea? To pair an incredible collection of films from the genre with intimate,…

May Calendar

8 New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Power Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1515 Poydras St., 5th Floor Auditorium NewOrleansChamber.org 8 Northshore Spring Forward Job Fair 2 to 6 p.m. The Slidell Auditorium TriParishWorks.net 8 ABWA Crescent City Connections Spring…