New and Notables

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We’re living in unprecedented times, not just in our region, but globally. However, one thing every good businessperson knows is that the key to success lies in the ability to look at a challenge and see the opportunity tucked inside. The 10 people we’re honoring this year as our Biz New Orleans New & Notables know what opportunity looks like because they’re living it. Within the past year, many of them have jumped into a new role that carries with it the chance to make a real difference in our region, whether that be in transportation, healthcare, technology or international trade. In the case of a few, the role they’ve taken on is one that has never before existed — presenting a custom-made chance to stretch their strengths and develop new ones while leading us all into a new era of growth. As we move further into diversifying our economy by becoming the new “Silicon Valley of the South,” Biz is thrilled to also call attention to a few tech standouts — one whose newest creation is tailor-made to address one of the latest challenges to pop up during COVID-19, and another whose success is breaking records for both women and people of color in the tech industry. But our entrepreneurial success stories reach far beyond tech — an example of which is a certain home-grown coffee purveyor known for a cheery, unique little vehicle that continues to claim national attention as one of the fastest growing inner-city businesses in the country. Congratulations to this year’s New & Notables!


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World Trade Center New Orleans

Ed Webb

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Sevetri Wilson

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Ochsner Health System
Deborah Grimes

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University of New Orleans Research and Technology Foundation

Rebecca Conwell

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NO/LA Angel Network


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Denis Petrovandrey Stanovnov

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Tulane Health System

Dr. Bob Lynch

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New Orleans Public Belt Railroad

Mike Stolzman

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French Truck Coffee