Biz The Magazine - September 2022

It’s Time.

"Please let me know if there’s anything I can do.” We’ve all said that at one time or another upon finding ourselves in the unfortunate situation of learning that somebody we care about was going through a difficult time. It’s…

Making Plans

Once we get past Labor Day and have our taste of preseason football, I am ready for the fall stretch — the days (especially the weekends) leading into the holidays and year-end. Football and fall is my favorite time of…

A Fresh Perspective

  Ask what New Orleans needs to be a successful, world-class destination for residents and visitors, and you’re likely to get a range of responses from lifetime locals, transplants, expatriates and visitors. But for a handful of New Orleanians, they…

No Capes Required

It’s clear New Orleans is struggling right now. Where perspectives differ are on the causes, priorities and solutions. While everyone agrees that crime is a core issue, that problem – and its solutions – are interwoven with a surprising number…

The Doctor Will Virtually See You Now

While virtual healthcare, also known as telehealth, existed long before COVID-19, it greatly expanded during the pandemic, and it looks like it’s here to stay. While some aspects of healthcare require in-person treatment and evaluation, the convenience and ease of…

Geaux Saints, Geaux!

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. Legendary NFL head coach Vince Lombardi, winner of the first two Super Bowls…

Building Your Input Circle

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 every…

No Rules. No Limits.

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 where our culinary traditions…

A Tale of Two Restaurants

Jennifer Gibson Schecter was once a tourist in New Orleans herself and is now proud to call NOLA home. New Orleans doesn’t draw visitors with sandy beaches, a bustling theater culture or a strip of high-end casinos. Instead, the year-round…

Should You Go Crypto?

Frank Toro is a financial advisor at Edward Jones. He may be reached by calling (504) 341-9854 or by email at frank.toro@edwardjones.com. With cryptocurrencies so much in the news, you might be wondering if you should invest in them. But…

Wine All You Want

  We cannot thank the community of Gretna enough, from the business community, government officials and our neighbors we couldn’t be luckier. As first-time business owners, we have had the opportunity to meet many experienced business owners who have…

New Orleans 500 Close-Up: Jim Cook

Education Johnson & Wales College (AOS/BS) Louisiana State University in Shreveport (MBA)   What’s your favorite festival? Jazz Fest What’s your favorite “hidden gem” bar, restaurant or business? Bourrée Cajun Smokehouse on Carrollton Avenue What’s something exciting on the horizon…

Community Connection

In 2021, LCMC Health’s corporate offices moved from the former New Orleans Adolescent Hospital building, a historic property at State and Tchoupitoulas streets. The move takes LCMC’s executive, finance, legal, marketing, and population health and supply chain departments from…

The Business Community is Talking

“This partnership is another step toward improving the economy for our River Parish residents, following the devastating effects of the pandemic and Hurricane Ida. As a destination, the River Parishes will receive increased visibility and visitation.” Jay Robichaux, executive director…

Ugly Fix

  We have an old housing stock. Most of the homes on the market must be renovated. Most homes in New Orleans were purchased as a fixer-upper — that’s just our culture. Earl Mackie, executive managing director of Mackie One…

Chris Ferris

"I love the spirit of New Orleans in that everybody wants the city to succeed." Serving the residents and businesses of New Orleans for over a century, Fidelity Bank operates with a mission of being “Here For Good,” a three-part…

Tricia King | Latter & Blum

“I’ve made lasting connections through the chamber that have had such an impact on my business.” A native New Orleanian, Tricia King lives and breathes this city and its wide swath of diverse neighborhoods and properties. A licensed realtor for…

WBEC South

“Our partnership with the Chamber enhances our ability to connect with and provide resources to local business owners.” With roots tracing back to 1994, Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBEC) South has been the leading organization representing women-owned business enterprises (WBE’s)…

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett

“We wanted to be our clients’ trusted partner for litigation defense and that continues to be our mission every day.” It’s remarkable to look back 25 years and recall the events of 1997. “Google” was first registered as a trademark.…