Biz The Magazine - September 2018

Are You Protected?

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. Entrepreneurism is…

Conference Confidence

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…

Deposits for Our Future

  Theryn Henkel, Ph.D., is the assistant director of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s (LPBF) Coastal Sustainability Program. Along with operating water quality and educational programs, the organization’s Coastal Sustainability Program uses multiple methods to help ensure the future of…

September Calendar

6 New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Alliance 5 to 7 p.m. The Ruby Slipper Café Mid-City 315 S. Broad St. NewOrleansChamber.org   6 New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Educational Seminar with NOLA SHRM: Recruitment & Retention — Best…

Don’t be an IHOP

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. “We’re thinking…

Industry News

Awards Millenial Award-Winners Winners of the 2018 Millennial Awards — conceived and produced by the Spears Group since 2013 — were unveiled on Friday, July 27 at the Ace Hotel New Orleans. The awards honor young professionals making significant impacts…

The Changing Benefits Landscape

Did You Know? The Student Loan Repayment Assistance Act, a bill introduced to the U.S. House and referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means on Jan. 3, would entitle employers to a 10 percent tax credit on any…

Recent Openings

COMING SOON Canal Place Additions Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch and G Star Raw will open their first and only locations in the Gulf region at Canal Place. Lifestyle brand Tory Burch will open mid-September with a 2,300-square-foot space, and luxury…

Should You Be a B Corp?

New Orleans is hosting the international B Corp Champions Retreat with events around the city from September 25 to 27. During this three-day event, hundreds of B Corp leaders from around the world gather as members of the “B Economy,”…

Event: ABWA New Orleans July Luncheon

Donna Accardo, Melissa Burbank and Ashley Zabalaoui Thursday, July 19 | The Cannery   July’s luncheon featured guest speaker Theresa Barnard, ADPA, a financial advisor with Waterfront Wealth Management, who spoke about financial strategies for women in a presentation entitled,…

What’s the Plan?

  I’m the owner of a small commercial New Orleans general contracting firm and now and again, I get asked what I like about my job. My response is something along the lines of how I like all the different…

Event: Emerge Summit: Young Professional Development

 Adrienne May, Eddie Maupin and Kristi Maupin Thursday, July 26 - Friday, July 27 | Ace Hotel New Orleans Hundreds of young professionals gathered for this year’s Emerge Summit, which included information on leadership, business strategy and personal branding with…

Hold The Alcohol, Please

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…

Leslie’s Graduation

  Leslie Jacobs is a successful businesswoman.  Along with her brother, Steven Rosenthal, and her dad, Stan Rosenthal, she helped transform her family’s small, independent insurance agency, the Rosenthal Agency, into one of the largest insurance agencies in the state…

Finger Lickin’ Growing Pains

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. Fried chicken is one of those perfect foods that can reflect the…

The Coolest Secret in Town

Anyone finding themselves at the corner of Gravier and Claiborne might observe a number of things: several parking garages, the towering belfry of St. Joseph’s church, the rush of overhead traffic and the distant conversation of students heading to class…

Yardage King

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. Drew Brees is inching…

NOFF Returns

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. “We see film as a tool with power, which means we…