Labors of Love - December 2020

The Year of the Pivot Continues

  Move over “bottom line” and “synergy,” the new business buzzword on the block is “pivot.” With these challenging times, small business owners and nonprofit directors are doing a lot of pivoting right now. This year, nearly every business was…

Teens Get In on the Giving

  With the help of its partners, generous benefactors and charitable volunteers, Hams for Fams — an organization of dedicated local teenagers — spreads joy annually in the form of a delicious and nutritious food basket. Since 2015 — when…

It’s a Christmas Miracle!

  Since Dec. 8, the BLOAK 12 Days of Christmas fundraising campaign has sold more than 1,200 sandwiches at Blue Oak BBQ (900 N. Carrollton). Blue Oak is sponsoring the event designed to help feed families associated with Son of a…

The Great Tree Debate

  Glowing with lights and hung with cherished ornaments, Christmas trees from St. Charles Avenue mansions to 9th Ward shotguns are bringing Christmas cheer to New Orleanians everywhere…and the business of Christmas is booming. Each year, Americans buy almost 30…

Animal Lovers Needed This Weekend

  Three years ago, I did a story for the BizNewOrleans.com about Big Sky Ranch/CATNIP Foundation. Located in Folsom on a bucolic 10-acre sanctuary, Big Sky Ranch is home to more than 200 animals, many of whom have been given…