Biz The Magazine - October 2018

What a Difference a Decade Makes

Glenn Barclay is the co-founder of Blake Management Group, a privately held senior living operator formed in 2007 that currently manages 13 properties in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina. BMG will open two more properties (expanding into Tennessee…

The Power of the CPI

Whether you rent space in Class A office towers, a warehouse to store inventory or just enough room for your coffee shop, your lease probably includes unfavorable terms your attorney overlooked. Even small mistakes can be very costly unless your…

Schools on the Move

  International School of Louisiana Opened in Hollygrove A tuition-free, public charter school the International School of Louisiana (ISL) serves 1,411 students in K through 8th grade out of three campuses in Orleans Parish  —Dixon, Uptown and Westbank. ISL’s Dixon…

Real Estate's Top 9 Influencers

  Interest rates remain low, the economy is doing well, home prices in New Orleans rose by 8.6 percent in the first half of this year and we continue to see a boom in new construction on both the residential…

Foraging For Flavor

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…

YNOT Indeed

Tony Bertucci (pictured along with his son), owner and mastermind behind NOLA Flyboarding and YNOT Dock, envisioned a place where the young and young at heart could eat, drink, and play while revitalizing the historic Lakefront in eastern New Orleans.…

Editor's Note: Looking to the Future

  Innovation is everywhere. It touches every facet of our economy — from the ones you’d expect, like technology and banking and medicine, to the ones that have come along more recently, like new software for construction and apps that…

Dome Sweet Dome

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. The trend in modern…

Build Like a Woman

Habitat for Humanity International began a program called Women Build in 1991 as a way for women to take a proactive step in serving their communities. In 2017, the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity held its first Women Build.…

I Scream, You Scream

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. Scout Island Scream Park debuts Oct. 5 at City Park. Jeff…

October Calendar

3 New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Pop Up at Workplace Solutions 5 to 6:30 p.m. 401 St. Joseph St., third floor NewOrleansChamber.org   4 New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Alliance 5 to 7 p.m. Messina’s at the Terminal…

Poised for Success

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…

Industry News

Real Estate $27 Million Loan Closes for Conversion of The Garage UC Funds, a vertically-integrated commercial real estate specialty finance firm, announced July 12 that it has closed a $27 million first mortgage loan for the conversion of an existing…

So Many Signs

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. A search…

Recent Openings

Copper Vine Wine Pub Kyle Brechtel, founder/president of Brechtel Hospitality Group (BHG), owner of Fulton Alley and Bonfire Catering, opened his newest culinary offering, Copper Vine Wine Pub, Sept. 5. Located in New Orleans’ Central Business District at 1009 Poydras…