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'Captain America' Fixes Hurricane Hit Roofs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Actor Anthony Mackie was not carrying his Captain America shield when he returned to his hometown of New Orleans to help repair hurricane-damaged roofs but for people in his old neighborhood knowing their tarp-covered roofs were…

The Biz Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS September 21 NOCHI’s annual Cooking for a Cause fundraising event will return as an in-person soiree at 725 Howard Avenue. It will help provide financial assistance to a diverse group of certificate cohort candidates, and also bolster NOCHI’s…

Chaffe & Associates Celebrates 40th Anniversary

NEW ORLEANS – This year, Chaffe & Associates celebrates its 40th anniversary. With clients across the South, the company focuses on valuations, mergers and acquisition advisory services with an emphasis on founder-led companies, family-owned businesses, banks and other financial institutions.  …

Report: New Listings of Existing Homes on the Rise

NEW ORLEANS — According to the August 2022 Monthly Indicators report from the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors, existing home sales have continued to soften but inventory in the New Orleans metro area increased by 12.7 percent and new…

T. Parker Host Companies Donate $500K to NOLA Coalition

NEW ORLEANS — The T. Parker Host group of companies has announced a $500,000 donation to support the NOLA Coalition and other charitable organizations. Avondale Marine, the former Avondale Shipyard, is a Host company. $350,000 will go to support the…

Nominate Louisiana Manufacturers for 44th Annual Lantern Awards

BATON ROUGE – From Louisiana Economic Development: LED is now accepting nominations for the 44th annual Lantern Awards, recognizing manufacturers from each of Louisiana’s eight regional planning and development districts that have demonstrated a sustained record of business excellence and…

ASAP Offers First LSU-Wide Student-Athlete NIL Deal

BATON ROUGE — ASAP, the Louisiana-based delivery app formerly named Waitr, has announced a new NIL (name, image and likeness) offer for all student-athletes at Louisiana State University. The offer spans all collegiate sports at the university as the fall…

GNO Sports Foundation Hires Director of Event Operations

NEW ORLEANS – The Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation has hired William Dede as the new director of event operations and community affairs. In this role, Dede will develop and execute operational event plans for major sporting events in greater…

Kali and Sushila Mukherjee Trading Lab Opens at UNO

NEW ORLEANS — From the University of New Orleans: University of New Orleans officials celebrated the opening of the Kali and Sushila Mukherjee Trading Lab on Wednesday with a ribbon cutting and reception. The lab, located in Kirschman Hall that…

Officials Announce $35M in Broadband Grants for 10 Parishes

BATON ROUGE (The Center Square) — Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday announced $35 million in grants going to 10 parishes over the next two years to expand broadband to nearly 15,000 locations. Edwards made the announcement alongside elected officials…

New Craft Brewery, Barbecue Restaurant to Open at The Odeon

NEW ORLEANS — The Domain Companies and Virginia-based Neighborhood Restaurant Group have announced plans to open Brewery Saint X and Devil Moon Barbecue this November in one large space at the corner of Girod and Loyola on the ground floor…

M.S. Rau Named 'America’s Coolest Jewelry Store'

NEW ORLEANS – M.S. Rau has been named "America’s coolest jewelry store" by Instore, a magazine focused on North American jewelry retailers. The New Orleans-based business took first place in the “big cool” division for stores with six employees or…

New Book Celebrates Al Copeland's Life and Recipes

NEW ORLEANS — The Copeland family is releasing a cookbook featuring “proprietary, never-before-released” recipes from Al Copeland, founder of Popeyes Famous Fried Chicken and Copeland's Restaurants of New Orleans. Titled “Secrets of a Tastemaker,” the book also chronicles Copeland’s life…

Lafayette-Based Apple Repair Shop Opens First GNO Location

NEW ORLEANS — The Orchard Stores, an Apple authorized service provider and reseller, is expanding its services to the New Orleans area. Originating in Lafayette, the iPhone and computer repair shop will be located at 1134 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite…

Operation Restoration Celebrates Lab Assistant Program Graduates

NEW ORLEANS — From Operation Restoration: A dozen women impacted by incarceration have achieved something many of them thought nearly impossible six weeks ago. That's when they began an intensive Lab Assistant Rapid Reskilling Program to train as certified medical…

St. Bernard Parish Hospital Names New CEO

CHALMETTE, La. – From St. Bernard Parish Hospital:  St. Bernard Parish Hospital has named Alanna “Lani” Fast as its new chief executive officer, effective July 31, 2022. Fast has served on the SBPH executive team as associate administrator since 2018,…

Antiques for a New Era

Lucullus Antiques 915 Kentucky St., Bywater decorationslucullus.com Facebook: facebook.com/decorationslucullus Instagram: @lucullusantiques In 2019, Lucullus Antiques — a French Quarter fixture for 38 years — moved to Bywater. The new iteration is housed in a lightly renovated warehouse that owner…

Mississippi River Cruise Line Adding Stop in River Parishes

VACHERIE, La. — The Louisiana River Parishes Tourist Commission and American Cruise Lines have announced a partnership that means there will be a River Parishes stop for some of the company’s Louisiana voyages. Officials expect there to be roughly 40…

Ochsner Health Helping Bring Ukrainian Nurses to US

NEW ORLEANS – From Ochsner: This week, CGFNS International Inc. publicly announced its “Passport2Liberty” initiative, which will restore credentials for Ukrainian nurses who wish to migrate to the United States. Recognizing that special attention must be given to those forced…

Foundation Submits Proposal for Lease at Pontchartrain Beach

NEW ORLEANS — On July 18, the Pontchartrain Beach Foundation announced it has submitted a proposal to obtain a lease for the Pontchartrain Beach site and develop it into a "passive recreation and ecological education area for the public." The…

Goldman Sachs Survey Reveals Challenges for Small Businesses

(DES MOINES, Iowa) – From the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program: Ahead of a large gathering of small business owners, Goldman Sachs released new survey data that quantifies the challenges facing the small business community more than two years…

Survey: 'N.O. 500' Execs Share Staffing Strategies

NEW ORLEANS — Staffing shortages are creating challenges for New Orleans business owners and executives, according to the July email survey of members of the New Orleans 500, a curated list of “influential, involved and inspiring” area business leaders. 77%…

Eyecare Associates Celebrates $900K Renovation of Metairie Location

METAIRIE – Last week, EyeCare Associates celebrated the grand re-opening of its location on Veterans Boulevard following a $900,000 renovation. Doctors Scott Lanoux, Jared Vincent, David Rooney, Terrell McGinn and Kevin Kasovich participated in the event along with representatives from…

People on the Move: Notable Hires and Promotions This Week

NEW ORLEANS — Here are notable hires and promotions in the news this week: Higher Education The University of New Orleans has appointed Lizette Chevalier as the new dean of the Dr. Robert A. Savoie College of Engineering. Chevalier, who…

Cantrell, Morial, Other Notables Honored at CROWN Awards

NEW ORLEANS — Personal care brand Dove presented the first in-person CROWN Awards, hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist/activist Tashara Parker, on July 3 at the Westin New Orleans hotel. The event honored those who have made contributions to culture, community,…

Press Club of New Orleans Funding 3 Scholarships

NEW ORLEANS (June 30, 2022) – The Press Club of New Orleans will fund three $2,500 scholarships this year for students from the New Orleans metro area that are pursuing careers in journalism or communications. Two of the scholarships will…