Biz The Magazine - November 2018

Editor's Note: I See Dead People

  Ok, not really, but the morbid side of me was fulfilled this month with the few hours I spent along with our photographer, Cheryl Gerber, touring the Jacob Schoen & Son funeral home. The afternoon, I have to say,…

Publisher's Note: Wedding Bells

  The holidays are upon us, and for the Matherne family it’s an extra special time. During this time of year, people begin to focus on holiday parties, family gatherings and travel plans, but for our family we are focused…

November Calendar

4 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Dia de los Muertos Festival 12 to 6 p.m. New Orleans Babycakes Stadium HCCL.biz   5-9 Louisiana International Trade Week & Jubilee Various locations in New Orleans and Baton Rouge WTCNO.org   7 Propeller Coworking…

Industry News

Port News American Song Hits the River On Oct. 6, American Song, the first contemporary riverboat in the United States, sailed its inaugural cruise on the Mississippi River. American Song is the flagship riverboat in a new series of contemporary…

Recent Openings

COMING SOON Disney Wonder Representing huge news from the Port of New Orleans, Disney Cruise Line announced it will begin sailing from the port in early 2020. The line’s 2,700-passenger Disney Wonder cruise ship will make its home port at…

Event: Tulane Business Forum

Chris Ralston, Laura Plante and Tyler Nichols Tulane Business Forum Friday, September 21 | Ernest N. Morial Convention Center The 39th annual Tulane Business Forum again brought together more than 750 business professionals representing more than 200 companies. This year’s…

The State of the Loaf

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! From farmers markets to the homes and restaurants…

Let Them Eat Beignets

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. When the new North Terminal opens at Louis Armstrong International Airport on…

Forbes Values Saints at $2.08 billion

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 Sports Column at BizNewOrleans.com. What difference does a…

New Program Launches for Local Filmmakers

Kimberley Singletary is the managing editor of Biz New Orleans magazine. A 20-year Southern California veteran, she has been surrounded by the film industry for most of her life. Local filmmakers received a new avenue for support this fall with…

The Final Frontier

Keith Twitchell spent 16 years running his own business before becoming president of the Committee for a Better New Orleans. He has observed, supported and participated in entrepreneurial ventures at the street, neighborhood, nonprofit, micro- and macro-business levels.   The…

The Real Deal

Melanie Warner Spencer is editor of New Orleans Bride and New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles and managing editor of Louisiana Life and Acadiana Profile. Spencer’s ever-expanding library of etiquette books is rivaled only by her ever-ready stash of blank thank-you…

What’s In a Name?

Julia Carcamo is president and chief brand strategist at J Carcamo & Associates, specializing in brand and marketing strategy. She is also the co-founder of espNOLA, a Hispanic marketing and engagement agency. Learn more at jcarcamoassociates.com and espnola.com. Whether you…

Cryptocurrency Is Not Dead

When you think cryptocurrency, chances are you think of the zeitgeist of the 2017 boom: Bitcoin soaring to $20,000 after opening the year at $1,000, with “Altcoins” (any cryptocurrency other than Bitcoin) following closely behind on the exponential rise. It…

Caring for Your Care

  The first step in talking about long-term care (LTC) is to define what it is, and what it is not. LTC, by definition, is what is required when someone is no longer independent and needs chronic care assistance of…

Port Wrap-Up

American Song’s atrium Port of New Orleans Disney Cruise Line to Sail in Early 2020 Disney Cruise Line announced it will sail from the Port of New Orleans in early 2020. The 2,700-passenger Disney Wonder will embark on a variety…

The Billion-Dollar Man

  On June 26, 2017, Kevin Dolliole became the new director of aviation at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, responsible for every detail of the facility’s daily operation, from maintaining federal safety regulations and upholding efficiency standards to deciding…

Thinking Outside the Final Box

  DID YOU KNOW? Embalming in the U.S. began in the Civil War as a way to preserve fallen soldiers for their journey home.   New Orleans isn’t short on beautiful old mansions, but there’s one that’s just a little…

Inspired Design

The design team exposed and refinished the original arched windows in the older building and created informal study or meeting areas.   For the team and stakeholders behind the newly dedicated Mussafer Hall at Tulane University, success was literally the…

Help Without The High

Your CBD Store New Orleans owner Crystal Nugent provides personalized information and advice on the FAQs on CBD.   When it comes to alternative medicine, CBD, or cannabidiol, is the new “it” thing. According to an August 2018 article in…

Boys to Men

(Left to right) Lindsey Romig, Chris Musco, Sonny Lee, Allen Smith and Ty Rhodes   There are so many things a father does to bond with his son: going to the barber shop, sharing a hot dog at a ball game,…

Saving Our Cities of the Dead

  On a fall day Juliette Hotard, restoration and volunteer coordinator for Save Our Cemeteries, is hard at work doing what she does best — evaluating the condition of tombs and mausoleums across the city. In this case its the…