Biz The Magazine - March 2019

All the Ingredients Are Here

  Are you renowned for your salad dressing? A backyard BBQ legend thanks to your sauce? If you love food, and have a bit of the entrepreneur in you, the food business just might be for you! Culinary entrepreneurship is…

Bringing Business To The Table

  When Liz Williams went to museums, she always saw the same gap. While there always seemed to be displays of things like spearheads and clay pots from hunter-gatherer societies and the embellished bone china of nobility, there was never…

Dreams Deferred and Realized

  Visitors to New Orleans come here expecting to see great live music, but they don’t think of us for incredible live theater performances. One local production group is working to change that, however, one act at a time. Voices…

Acing It

  Until February, passionate Greater New Orleans-area golfers committed to the game had to travel to Houston, Nashville or Atlanta to reach the nearest Club Champion, premium clubfitter, builder and retailer. Now, players need only drive to Metairie for their…

Gold Mettle

  No rest for the weary — work starts now on the Saints’ 2019-20 season. Entering his 13th season as head coach of the New Orleans Saints, Sean Payton finds himself in a position he’s been in before – leading…

Life in Every Drop

  To many of us, a glass of crystal-clear water is an ordinary thing. We offer it to a guest in our homes, we bring one to our children as we tuck them in at night.  We can simply walk…

Editor's Note: City of Warmth

  As I sit writing this, we are four days away from the Saints vs. Rams in the NFC Championship Game. The weather outside is dreary and cold, but the spirit in New Orleans is completely immune to any attempts…

The Missing Piece

  Charles “Buddy” Bolden, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Prima, Sidney Bechet, Fats Domino, Dr. John, Trombone Shorty, Professor Longhair, The Neville Brothers, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Lil Wayne, Mahalia Jackson, Harry Connick Jr.…the list of famous New Orleans…

Louis Is On the Move!

  Currently in its final stages of renovations, the 3,000-passenger Riverboat Louis Armstrong is set to become New Orleans’ newest event venue and home to Sunday Louis Armstrong gospel jazz brunches. At four decks high — one of the largest…

Publisher's Note: Work Season

  New Orleans has a lot of seasons, and I do not mean the weather. We have crawfish, Mardi Gras, music with French Quarter and Jazz Fest, football, and the list goes on. What I have learned in my career…

Venturing Forward

  First the bad news: Current data suggest that millennials are on track to produce the fewest entrepreneurs in several generations. A number of factors are behind this, among them the inherent limitations that come with huge amounts of student…

Stocking the Shelves

  Careers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) have been lauded for years as the path to the best jobs with the best pay, but when New Orleans math and science teacher Todd Wackerman tried to encourage students…

Calendar

  March 5 New Orleans SCORE What Small Business Owners Should Stop Doing to Stay Sane Online live webinar 1 p.m. NewOrleans.Score.org   12 New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Power Breakfast 8 to 9:30 a.m. 1515 Poydras St. 5th Floor…

Many Thanks

  Think gratitude doesn’t matter in an  interview? Think again. Almost 70 percent of hiring managers and recruiters said that receiving a thank-you note from a job applicant after an interview impacted their decision-making process, according to a 2017 survey…

Industry News

MARITIME Port Sets Another Record The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) moved more containers in 2018 than at any time in its history, totaling 591,253 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), up 12.3 percent compared to one year ago. The record…

The Power of Reaching Out

  The term “crowdsourcing” — introduced in 2006 by Wired writer Jeff Howe — is often confused with “crowdfunding” (think Kickstarter and GoFundMe which you see often). The two terms, however, have entirely different meanings. Crowdsourcing is a method of…

Recent Openings

Zea Rotisserie & Bar — Denham Springs Restaurant chain Zea Rotisserie & Bar opened its first Denham Springs location in February. Zea Juban Crossing is the company’s 10th location to open in the Gulf South since 1997. Hampton Inn Metairie-New…

More Seniors Using Apps

  Pop culture is quick to have a laugh at seniors’ expense when it comes to technology, especially when it comes to cell phones. However, while seniors consistently have lower rates of tech adoption than younger generations, this segment of…

Event: New Orleans Chamber 2019 Power Breakfast

Aisha Faulkner, Ashley Page and Mignon Francois Tuesday, January 15 Providing a value space for networking, the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce’s monthly power breakfasts provide attendees with the opportunity to practice their one-minute elevator pitches while making contacts in…

The Regeneration of Canal Street

  Once home of “ain’t dere no mores” such as Maison Blanche and D.H. Holmes, Canal Street has long been a go-to shopping destination for tourists and locals alike. And while stores have come and gone over the years at…

Event: ABWA Monthly Luncheon

Allison and Melissa Burbank Thursday, January 17 | The Cannery The American Business Women’s Association welcomed entrepreneur Melissa R. Burbank, owner and publisher of Natural Awakenings Magazine and NOLA Fitness Magazine, as the speaker at their January luncheon. Jess DeBold…

Rates and Regulations On the Move

  Policies during the first two years of the Trump administration have been a mixed bag when it comes to the banking and finance industries. While low unemployment and GDP growth have signaled a strong economy, they have also led…

Event: P.O.W.E.R. Finance Seminar — Algiers

Charlain Hubbard, Theresa Barnard and Ester Wensink Thursday, January 24 | Fidelity Bank Algiers Branch Fidelity Bank P.O.W.E.R. held a financial education class at its branch in Algiers where Theresa Barnard, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial, shared financial strategies…

The New NOEW

  2009, the last week of March in New Orleans has operated as the entrepreneurial equivalent of the Super Bowl and Olympics rolled into one. Packed with various events, workshops, networking opportunities, speakers and pitch competitions offering up between $15,000…