Biz The Magazine - November 2022

Staying Power

Our November issue is always our family business issue, and this year, in a kind of celebration of the Day of the Dead, or Dia de Los Muertos — which is actually a multi-day holiday traditionally celebrated by people of…

So Thankful

As we publish our annual family business issue this month, it makes me reflect on my own family and reminds me that November is an anniversary month for me personally and a month to be thankful. This month, Andrea and…

Pulling Back the Curtain

Jennifer Gibson Schecter was once a tourist in New Orleans herself and is now proud to call NOLA home. Louisiana is known as a top travel destination, but that reputation doesn’t build itself. Hundreds of professionals are working behind the…

The Business Community is Talking

We have taken a site with great bones and repurposed it into a working, world-class, multi-modal terminal with fully operating docks, working buildings and rail access at the site for the first time in half a century. Renaming the site…

By the Book

  Mark Lewis CEO Evolve Media AI I enjoyed ‘The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph’ by Ryan Holiday.  We all have had many obstacles in life, especially these days, and this is a…

Top Tips for Family Businesses

Never mix friendship and money” has long been a common piece of advice. But what about family and money? For this, Biz asked a few local finance experts to share some of their best tips and advice. Starting Out If…

New Beginnings

Quick Look Years in Operation Founded in 2011 New Offices Opening June 2022 Square footage 15,846 square feet Persons in charge Ola Adegboye, chief operating financial officer Architecture Trapolin-Peer Architects: Matthew Buyer, project architect and Gabriel Virdure, associate Interior…

Feeding Businesses and People

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. At its…

Know Your Worth

Vanessa Brown Claiborne is president and CEO of Chaffe & Associates, Inc., the leading investment bank and trusted valuation authority in the Gulf South serving founder-led and family-owned businesses. Claiborne is a licensed CPA/ABV, accredited senior appraiser-business valuations and advises on…

Smooth Sailing

Lots of our employees have fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, siblings, cousins and in-laws that work at Crescent Towing or Cooper Mooring. Family means so much to our business. Ben Morvant, senior operations manager for Crescent Towing   Standing…

Valbridge Property Advisors | South Louisiana

With three decades of appraisal experience, Senior Managing Director, Arthur Schwertz, MAI, and his wife, Sheila Schwertz, have been partners with Valbridge Property Advisors | South Louisiana since its inception in 2012,…

RYCARS Construction, LLC

Since 2002, RYCARS Construction has grown from a small, grassroots company into a regional powerhouse that has successfully completed over $250 million in commercial roofing projects. The Burks family grew their company from a single room in their home to…

Golden Ranch Alligator Farm

The largest privately-owned refuge in the state of Louisiana, Golden Ranch Farms has lived a rich 200-year history since its purchase from the Ouacha and Chaouacha indigenous peoples in 1744. An ardent supporter of wildlife preservation and a cultivator of his…