Biz The Magazine - November 2021

Historical Memory

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.   One of the…

Towing the Line

Photo By Jeffery Johnston If you see a towboat pushing a barge on the Mississippi River, there’s a good chance it belongs to Marquette Transportation Company’s Gulf Inland Division. The division includes roughly 60 working vessels and employs approximately 500…

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Decades-old local family businesses have been saving my butt lately. Having just moved into a new house (the day before Ida hit actually; our timing is impeccable) and with a new baby scheduled to appear sometime this month, it feels…

Want to Keep Those Good Employees?

Volumes of data support the value of recognition to bottom-line performance. We know this, even without external data supporting the statement, because it makes logical sense. Reflections on what motivates employees inevitably conclude that we work harder and with more…

A Year of Triumphs and Trials

In the wake of this powerful storm, we are thankful for our essential port workers, maritime partners, as well as the federal, state and local partners who worked tirelessly to get the Port NOLA gateway up and running. Brandy D.…

Get Out the Vote

Here we are on the cusp of another election. New Orleans city elections are this month, and by most polls we only really have a few races worth watching as many have a leading candidate and no real opposition. In…

Growing on the River

"Bernard Parish is the best-kept secret in the region!” This enthusiastic comment, from Meaghan McCormack, executive director of the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation, is echoed by business people across the parish and supported by data from the recent U.S.…

Navigating a Necessary Evil

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,…

It's A Family Affair

“The greatest advantage of being a part of a family business is their level of loyalty and commitment to their stakeholders.” Defined as any business in which two or more family members…

Ecole Classique

In 1956, the late Mr. and Mrs. Sal Federico had a dream to open a school that would educate and prepare students…

Shirley “Toni” McCord

Shirley “Toni” McCord CPA, APAC | A Professional Accounting Corp Fun Fact The best piece of advice I ever received was from a former boss who told me to save something every month. This is often the best piece of…

Latter & Blum

Founded in New Orleans in 1916, Latter & Blum is a family-owned and operated company that takes pride in being the largest and most successful real…

Corrugated Industries

Corrugated Industries is founded on the promise of strength and stability. During the company’s 76-year history, it has withstood the test of time and survived two significant disruptions: Hurricane Katrina and the death of its second-generation owner, William LeBouef, Jr.,…

Triton Stone

Known for its top-quality stone and competitive pricing, Triton Stone Group is one of the largest importers of natural stone, quartz, sinks, tools, and tile in the country. With 21…

Burk Brokerage

Business is in the Burk family blood—after founding Burk Brokerage in 2000, Billy and GiGi Burk have expanded their footprint and expertise…