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PortSL Staff Ernest Gray, Brian Cox, Chambrel Riley Williams, Julia Fisher, Bertel Award Recipient Jack Jensen, PortSL Staff Alex Hernandez, Patti Crockett, Ted Knight,...

Mapping Your Business to the Next Generation

Small businesses are integral to the fabric of local communities, providing products and services that meet local needs and preferences. In Louisiana, businesses with...

Conflicted

I don’t want to do a women’s issue anymore. After ruminating for a while about what I was going to write for this, my ninth...

A Month of Honors

This month, the level of honors being given out in the New Orleans business community is at possibly its highest level. Including among them,...

Breaking the Mold

In the fourth quarter of 2022, Resilia — a “tech for good” company founded by Hammond native Sevetri Wilson — announced that it had...

Leading the Charge

To say that the pandemic was bad for the tourism industry in New Orleans is a bit like saying that eating a steady diet...

Serial Success Story

Poppy Tooker has spent her life devoted to the cultural essence that food brings to Louisiana, a topic she explores weekly on her NPR-affiliated...

What advice would you give to someone looking to buy an affordable home right now?

Chuck Stall Realtor GNO Realty One of the first things I do when I meet with clients is find out their motivations for making a move. For...

The Family Grocery Store

Neighborhood grocery stores, once ubiquitous throughout New Orleans, are becoming an endangered species. Not to be confused with convenience marts, these increasingly rare treasures serve...

Doubling Down Post-Pandemic

In addition to serving as the board chair for NORBCC, Perry Sholes is president of Progressive HR Strategies Inc., and the founder of Corporate...

Free Agents Offering Hope

Chris Price is an award-winning journalist and public relations principal. When he’s not writing, he’s avid about music, the outdoors, and Saints, Ole Miss...

Goodbye Bike Shorts!

Undergoodies Undergoodies.com @under_goodies_ For local entrepreneur Mindy Christie, launching a genre-defying undergarment company was the culmination of a lifetime of looking for a product that didn’t exist. Driven...

Talking Back

Paul Matthews, CEO of the Port of South Louisiana, sat down with Biz New Orleans recently to provide an update on the port’s plan...

Race to the Bank

In 1656, the royal court of Sweden granted a Latvian-born German/Dutch/Swedish entrepreneur, financier and financial innovator named Johan Palmstruch permission to start a bank....

Marijuana in the Workplace: A Hazy Situation

Rebecca Sha is a partner on Phelps’ Labor and Employment team. She may be reached at Rebecca.Sha@phelps.com. David D. “Beau” Haynes is a partner...

Politics and the Ports

New Orleans’ port system has been making the news a lot lately. From Port NOLA’s ongoing efforts to build a container terminal facility that...

Water Sector Awash in Women

Keith Twitchell spent 16 years running his own business before becoming president of the Committee for a Better New Orleans. He has observed, supported...

Aimee Brown

“I love creating relationships with chefs, restaurateurs and winemakers,” she said. “Supporting their brands and mission is a huge passion of mine and I...

Sweet Success

El Guapo 3300 Gravier St. elguapobitters.com // @elguapobitters Since 2017, El Guapo bitters has been crafting zero-proof, no-sugar added vegan bitters, syrups and drink mixers in New...

Is the Legislature on the Right Track?

Affordable housing advocate Andreanecia Morris is not a big fan of the Louisiana Legislature’s recent $45 million spending plan to entice insurance companies to...

Artisan Fine Wines Brings a World of Wines to Louisiana

“I always encourage people to spend less money on wine if they can.” This somewhat surprising comment comes from Dave Sobiesk, senior wine consultant and...

Love

The home of Valentine’s Day, February is a great month to focus on love — in all its forms. Whether you have a valentine or...

Sweet Baby James

What a start to the new year! Right after Christmas, we were ready to fly to San Diego, California, to be there for the birth...

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