Biz The Magazine - November 2014 11/03/2014 Biz New Orleans Site Staff FacebookTwitter Biz New Orleans Launch Party , October 9, 2014 Little Gem Saloon Hundreds of business professionals gathered at Little Gem Saloon for an evening of food, drink and music to celebrate the first issue of Biz New… WTC New Orleans Executive Speaker Series , September 25, 2014 Westin Canal Place Hotel The third of four speakers in this year’s WTC New Orleans Executive Speaker Series was Walter Robb, co-chief executive officer of Whole Foods Market. Robb joined Whole Foods Market in 1991 and rose… Jefferson Chamber Port Breakfast , September 23, 2014 Metairie Country Club Banquet Room At this sold-out morning event, Gary LaGrange, president and CEO of the Port of New Orleans since 2001, shared updates and announcements from the Port, including expansions, rankings, and the economic impact… 35th Annual Tulane Business Forum , A Duke Boy And a Dream Kim Singletary, Known for his iconic role as Bo Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard, John Schneider takes on a new title as owner of John Schneider Studios in Holden, La. Necessity + Mother = A Great Invention Pamela Marquis, When Melissa Beese set out to find no-tech, educational toys for her challenged son, she ended up stumbling upon a lucrative niche business market. Stepping Back to Move Forward Bonnie Warren, Past and present collide in the classical work space of Pres Kabacoff, CEO behind HRI Properties – responsible for $2 billion in revitalization projects around the country. “Someday” is Closer Than You Think Judi Russell, A look at how employers and employees can make the most out of today’s 401(k) plans Still Not On Solid Ground Judi Russell, Although this year’s Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act granted a reprieve from rate hikes of up to 3,000 percent, the issue remains far from resolved. Oh Yes! We Have Some Bananas Judi Russell, The triumphant return of Chiquita Brands International to the Port of New Orleans is energizing the Port and further boosting the city’s ties with Central America. I'll Have Another Please Leslie T. Snadowsky, Louisiana craft distillers are getting in on the action of an industry that continues to explode. How To Play The Game Jeremy Alford, Hearts & Clubs Calendar , November A Business A Week For A Year Keith Twitchell, More than halfway to its goal, 52businesses is proving what a difference a week can make. Editor’s Note Kim Singletary, Sometimes life takes you places you’d never dreamed you’d go. For instance, recently I found myself out in the middle of Holden, La., spending a leisurely afternoon outdoors with the man who, when I was just six years old, officially… Giving Thanks! Todd Matherne, As this is the month of giving thanks, I would like to recognize those who contribute to my personal and professional success. Thanks to my partners Alan Campell, Errol Laborde and the outstanding staff of Renaissance Publishing. They have worked… Balance is Key Peter Reichard, A good wine list offers something for every palette and price point. O.C. Haley Is Set to Soar Margaret Quilter, The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is only the latest organization to make the move to this historic boulevard. See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil Chris Price, Will love of money drive the NFL out of control? Film Credit Changes Brewing Kim Singletary, California tries to get back in the game as North Carolina pulls out.