Biz The Magazine - May 2019

The Difficulty of Pay to Play

  There is a growing argument across the nation that college athletes should be compensated for their play. The issue was raised again earlier this college basketball season when Duke University’s Zion Williamson, the expected top overall draft pick in…

Healthy Eating Delivered to Your Door

  While TV dinners transformed a generation in the 1960s, prepared meal kits and grab-and-go meals today bear little to no resemblance to those partitioned aluminum trays of the past. Today’s prepared meals can be well balanced, carefully crafted by…

Editor's Note: Springing Ahead

  This is always one of my favorite issues of the year. I love our women’s issue. I love sharing the incredible things women business leaders are doing in Southeast Louisiana all year long, but it’s especially excited to have…

A Little Gift for the Moms

  Happy Mother’s Day! For you moms with kids still at home, like myself, Mother’s Day means two things: first, hopefully there is some form of treat coming to you — whether that’s something handmade and a big hug and…

Charged and Ready

  In the mid-1980s, only 5.8 percent of engineers in the United States were women. Today, it’s not much better. According to the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, only 14 percent of engineers are women. And it’s not just the engineering…

Publisher's Note: A Political Month

  In April, Louisiana kicked off its legislative regular session and this month we are in the thick of lobbying, debates and compromise, which all ends on June 6. If you are not aware, this is an election year and…

Another Side of Jazz Fest

  I live two blocks outside the side gate of Jazz Fest, which means that if you ever want to see the good, the bad and the ugly of street-level micro-entrepreneurship, pass through my neighborhood at this time of year.…

Sofia

  Executive Chef Talia Diele serves up homemade pasta and wood-fired pizza at Sofia, the latest restaurant from Barcadia and Ohm Lounge owner Billy Blatty. Located at 516 Julia Street, the restaurant opened in late January. Its modern take on…

Calendar

May   8 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana 2019 Women’s Business Symposium 1 to 6:30 p.m. Sheraton Metairie – New Orleans Hotel 4 Galleria Blvd. HCCL.biz   8 Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Business Leadership Awards Luncheon 11:30 a.m. to…

Highly Recommended

  It’s recommendation letter and reference season. That’s what I call the time of year when soon-to-be college graduates are cranking job searches up to full speed or, for those seeking additional education and training, submitting those last-minute scholarship and…

Industry News

  RANKINGS New Orleans Fests Best The Jazz and Heritage Festival and Essence Festival were recently ranked number 9 and 8 respectively in Vent Magazine’s “Best Music Festivals Around the Globe,” published last month. New Orleans is the only city…

Is Your Employee Manual Missing Something?

  The employee manual is often seen as one of those things a business is required to have. This collection of policies and procedures is believed to be a critical document for setting clear expectations: what to wear (or not),…

Recent Openings

Domio Baronne St.   Tech-hospitality brand Domio officially opened a new “apart-hotel” in March in New Orleans’ historic Warehouse District. Located at 888 Baronne Street, Domio offers studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments with stocked kitchens. Guests may also access a…

One Size Does Not Fit All

  When shopping for a t-shirt or pair of pants, what’s designed for a man might not fit properly on a woman. It’s the same when it comes to financial fitness. But why is that? Why do women need to…

Fighting Back

The president of the Offshore Marine Service Association shares efforts to move the industry forward in a complicated time.   The first offshore well in the world was drilled 11 miles off the coast of Louisiana in 1947, in approximately…

Still Leveling the Ground

  Among the fields that have made some great strides in lessening the divide of gender inequality in the workplace is the typically male-dominated construction industry. Rebecca Cooley, vice president of manufactured interior construction at AOS Interior Environments, graduated with…

Life After Ella

  “If it ain’t broke, fix it anyway.”   It’s a family motto of sorts for Ti Martin. She heard those words often from her mother, “Miss Ella” Brennan — the groundbreaking restaurateur and Brennan family matriarch who passed away…

Come Get Some Kombucha

  Something delicious is brewing on Euphrosine. Nestled between Earhart Boulevard and I-10, in what’s become an industrial, culinary corner of New Orleans known as “Maker’s Mile,” Austin Sherman and his wife, Alexis Korman, are creating their own bit of…

All Male No More

  Top of the Top There are 164 professionals that have earned the title of master sommelier since the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas inception; 138 are men and 26 are women. The prestigious Master Sommelier title began to be…

New Orleans’ New Pride

  Audubon Zoo is poised to open its new lion habitat on Saturday, May 18, returning lions to the Zoo after a six-year hiatus. The habitat is a creative addition to its African Savanna exhibit and follows Audubon’s practice of…

Riding the Third Wave

  It seems like ancient history now, but as early as five years ago, connoisseurs of second- and third-wave coffee had scant few choices in New Orleans. Which is odd considering that in the 19th and 20th centuries, New Orleans…