It’s Good to Give

Publisher’s Note

This month’s edition of Biz New Orleans includes 15 organizations that profile how they are giving back in Greater New Orleans.

I’m proud to say that Renaissance Publishing, the parent company of Biz New Orleans, does its own part in terms of giving back — sponsoring more than two-dozen nonprofit organizations annually. In addition to providing marketing to these organizations, we also host company events that include sponsorships and ticket sales. Last year we contributed over $50,000 in support of many causes.

I would like to take this opportunity to also highlight an event by one of Biz New Orleans’ sister publications — St. Charles Avenue’s Wine, Dine & Design, held every October at the Audubon Tea Room. Going into its third year, this event has raised a total of nearly $75,000 for charity and this year our plan is to top $50,000 in just one two-day event.

Wine, Dine & Design will again challenge our area’s top designers to showcase incredible tablescapes. For our part, we sell sponsorships and tickets to the Thursday evening cocktail party and Friday luncheon that allow everyone to view these masterpieces. I hope to see you there in the fall.

For more information, and a listing of all our company events, visit our sister website

I feel, as a business owner, that companies should find balance between company profits and contributing to the community. Every business should do its part to help in whatever way it can so our community can be a better place for all.

Todd Matherne



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