Biz The Magazine - May 2020

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Keep the Beat

Jennifer Gibson Schecter was once a tourist in New Orleans herself and is now proud to call NOLA home. She also writes the Wednesday Tourism Blog on BizNewOrleans.com.   LIVE MUSIC IS…

Financial Security During Covid-19?

MARKET  VOLATILITY, SKYROCKETING unemployment and uncertainty about how long businesses will be shuttered have many individuals and business owners wondering how to manage their financial security. “Right now, most every business that I know of is in crisis mode, trying…

Making Maritime More Female Friendly

WOMEN IN MARITIME OPERATIONS (WIMOS) launched in the summer of 2017, championing women who are actively employed in the maritime industry. In less than three years, the organization has expanded in both size and scope. “What started here in New…

WHAT WILL A RESTART LOOK LIKE?

  Gov. John Bel Edwards and New Orleans officials say that the social distancing efforts of the last few weeks have been successful in reducing the number of new patients needing medical care due to COVID-19, but it will be…

Editor's Note: Uncharted Waters

BUSINESS OWNERS PREPARE FOR A LOT OF “WHAT IFS,” BUT I THINK WE CAN safely say “what if there’s a global pandemic and nobody is allowed to leave their homes,” has never been one of them. There is no precedent…

Publisher's Note: Thank You

THIS MONTH’S PUBLISHER’S NOTE IS ALL about gratitude and thanks. I want to first thank the medical community, and all those on the front lines helping to keep our region moving forward. You are true heroes. During this time, like…

Sports Sees Losses Across the Board

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…

Home is Where the Office Is

FIRST PLACE - PEOPLE’S CHOICE Interior designer Maureen Stevens — of Maureen Stevens Design — is currently working from the sunroom of her house in New Orleans’ Marigny Triangle. The room overlooks a courtyard that Stevens said is in rare…

Don’t Get Mad, Get Paid

  OF THE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WHO qualified for the recent stimulus checks, there’s at least one group that will not be receiving money — those who have…

There is No Levee We Can Build Here

AS NEW ORLEANS MOVES FURTHER INTO THE COVID-19 quarantine, the comparisons to Katrina have grown louder — and there is an eerie similarity. Once again, we are seeing the compounded challenges of our high poverty, under-resourced city placed on national…

Cutting the Risk

FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS, OPA SIGNS & GRAPHICS HAS BEEN providing Southeast Louisiana with business and architectural signage, digital graphics and film and TV props and set decorations. Now they can add personal protective equipment provider to their list…

Want to be a Business That Survives and Thrives?

DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES, COMPANIES will either thrive and survive or stay stagnant and eventually fold. Those that survive will do so because they will immediately create a new workforce and work model that embraces the lasting changes that will…

The State of Real Estate

COVID-19 IS CHANGING THE WAY ALL OF US live our lives, from daily routines to how we conduct business. The effects of the virus on the real estate industry, both locally and nationally, began shortly after the stock market plunged…

Spreading the Health

Dr. Kya R. Robottom, founder of the Robottom Foundation, is also the owner of Ideal Health New Orleans. Through both ventures, she seeks to encourage New Orleanians of all ages to make informed, healthy choices.   IN 2014, NATIVE NEW…

Stronger Together

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!…