Keith Twitchell

Keith Twitchell spent 16 years running his own business before becoming president of the Committee for a Better New Orleans, which he led for another 16 years. He has observed, supported and participated in entrepreneurial ventures at the street, neighborhood, nonprofit, micro- and macro-business levels.


Community Book Center

Community Book Center 2523 Bayou Road, New Orleans // // (504) 948-7323 Celebrating 20 years at its location at 2523 Bayou Road, and 40 years...

Aardvark/Expressions Custom Framing

Aardvark/Expressions Custom Framing 530 Metairie Road // Metairie 504-835-5317 // "Almost everything looks better in a frame.” Alan Brown, the manager of Aardvark/Expressions Custom Framing, should...

Fertile Ground

Greater New Orleans continues to be recognized as one of the top entrepreneurial centers in the United States. A recent analysis placed the...

Finding the Funds

For early-stage entrepreneurs, funding day-to-day operations tends to be a perpetual challenge. Options range from personal funds, to support from family and friends, to...

Harold’s Plants

Harold’s Plants 1135 Press St., New Orleans 504-947-7554  //  //  //  @haroldsplants One of the biggest advantages of being a neighborhood business is that your...

French Entrepreneurism is On the Rise

While visiting France recently, I made a point of looking into entrepreneurism in that country. Although current attitudes toward it seem to range from...
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Sal’s Sno-balls

Sal’s Sno-balls 1823 Metairie Avenue, Metairie (504) 666-1823  //  //  @salssnoball "At one time there were 13 snoball stands on Metairie Road,” recalled Steven Bel, owner...

Adding Value

Every day, huge quantities of raw goods and materials come through the Port of New Orleans. Almost without exception, they are simply unloaded from...

Go Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Chubbie’s Fried Chicken 4850 General Meyer Ave. (504) 392-2377 // For 41 years, most of the customers at Chubbie’s Chicken have been greeted by their...

Coffee, Pastries, Panini, and… Toilet Paper?

The Bean Gallery 637 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans 504-324-8176 // // // @thebeangallery Consistency and innovation might seem like opposing forces, but this combination...

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