Biz New Orleans magazine – a national award-winning monthly business publication – will publish the inaugural edition of the New Orleans 500, a book profiling the most influential leaders in greater New Orleans.

The New Orleans 500 will be a snapshot of influential businesspeople divided into categories that reflect the New Orleans economy.

Included in the publication will be photos, bios and creative fun facts designed to showcase a bit about the people behind the titles.

“The New Orleans 500 will be an indispensable tool that provides valuable insights about the leaders who are making decisions that will affect the region now and for years to come,” said Todd Matherne, CEO and publisher of Renaissance Publishing, the company that produces Biz New Orleans. “New Orleans is not Atlanta, Dallas or Houston. It doesn’t have a host of Fortune 500 companies filling its office towers. It’s a ‘giant small town’ with a pre-pandemic tourism economy worth $10 billion a year, and an energy infrastructure primed to pivot to the challenges of our times.”

Those included will be business leaders who are fascinating, have an established business footprint and reflect the growing diversity of the community. The list will be curated solely by the Biz editors, but suggestions are being accepted.

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For advertising inquiries in the New Orleans 500 contact sales manager Caitlin Sistrunk at caitlin@bizneworleans.com.


Please note that completing the form does not guarantee inclusion.