Biz New Orleans February 2018

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TOURISM WWII Museum Sets Visitation Records In 2017, the National WWII Museum welcomed the most visitors since opening its doors in 2000 — 706,664 people. Just...

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Plan to Deepen the Mississippi River to 50 Feet

The 230 miles of the meandering Mississippi River on either side of New Orleans are home to the world’s largest port system. Collectively, the...

How the Sausage Is Made

In 2015, Charlie’s Sausage farm and smokehouse in Springfield, Louisiana, became the first slaughterhouse in the state to be licensed to process wild boar....

Therapeutic Riding Center

Every Tuesday, Dantin LeBlanc and his wife drive 85 miles from Port Allen to pick up their daughter, Anna, from Magnolia Community Services, an...

The Cajun Hatter

Designer Colby Hebert wears many hats…literally. Hebert is an actor, businessman, designer and, most passionately, a hatmaker. Hebert’s business originally got its start as Colby...

Great Workspaces: Creative Collective

Tucked away on a quiet residential street, three blocks off of St. Charles Avenue, a charming, yellow, circa-1898 Victorian house with white trim bustles...
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My Toughest Case: Whistleblower Protections & Gender Identity

David Whitaker Labor and Employment Law Partner | Kean Miller (New Orleans) 27 years in practice J.D. Tulane University Law School 1991 B.S. University of New Orleans 1988 Raised in...

My Toughest Case: Burmah Agate Oil Spill

Antonio J. Rodriguez Maritime Law Managing Partner | Fowler Rodriguez 44 years in practice B.S. United States Naval Academy J.D. Loyola University of the South (J.D. Cum Laude) Native of...

My Toughest Case: Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority—East

Bessie Antin Daschbach Environmental Law Managing Member | Jones Swanson Huddell & Garrison, LLC 17 years in practice LLM Columbia Law School, New York, 2006 J.D. Tulane Law School,...

French Quarter Gem Shines in Era of Declining Retail

Some of Rebecca Rau’s fondest childhood memories of her family business, M.S. Rau Antiques, involve Mardi Gras celebrations with cousins in the Royal Street...

The Waitr App

  No more standing in line to order food. No more giving your order to a waiter or figuring out how to split a check....

Should You Revamp Your Compensation and Benefits Package?

In the years since we started Search Influence, the New Orleans tech scene has exploded. In that same time, Generation Y, also known as...
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Heart Health in 2018

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Fortunately, it’s also one of the most...

New Grant Aims to Address New Orleans' Teacher Shortage

The United States is facing a major teacher shortage — particularly in urban areas, including New Orleans. According to a report by the Alliance for...

Editor's Note: A Maybe Not-So-Guilty Pleasure

It’s February in New Orleans, which means one thing is on everyone’s mind — Mardi Gras. In my house, however, it’s not King Cake...

A Second Chance

Mardi Gras is in full swing and those resolutions we made are now likely nothing more than a memory, replaced by the goal of...

The Art of Rescheduling Meetings

On occasion, we all have to reschedule business meetings. There are countless legitimate reasons to postpone or find a new date for a meeting,...

Professional Tips for Success in Pitch Competitions

There are more pitch contests in New Orleans these days than you’d find at a Major League Baseball tryout, which makes it a challenge...
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What Hollywood Learned in 2017

Hollywood is all about strong women right now, and with good reason. Looking back, what do all three of the top-grossing films in 2017 have...

Second Half Comeback

The pieces seem to be in place. There’s power forward Anthony Davis, center DeMarcus Cousins, guards Jrue Holiday, Rajon Rondo, E’Twaun Moore, and a...

Romance in Any Language

New Orleans is one of America’s most romantic cities. The dawn and dusk of the day enjoy a filtered light viewed as a late...

Bean Business

Nielsen Research recently identified Camellia Brand as America’s No. 1 selling red bean. It seems the rest of the U.S. has learned what New...

St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce Installation & Awards Luncheon

Wednesday, January 10 | The Greystone In addition to welcoming new board members, the St. Tammany West Chamber presented its Community Leadership Award to Dr....

Fidelity Bank P.O.W.E.R. program luncheon for women-owned businesses

Wednesday, December 13 | Treme Market At Fidelity Bank’s P.O.W.E.R. Program for women-owned businesses, guest speaker Kate Armstrong, a.k.a. “International Kate,” shared her dedication in...
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Recent Openings

Cambria Hotel A Mardi Gras-style second-line parade was used to help announce the grand opening of the Cambria Hotel New Orleans at 632 Tchoupitoulas Street...

February Calendar

2 Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting 8 to 11 a.m. Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner 6 New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Power Breakfast sponsored by Fidelity Bank 8...

Publisher's Note: EO Louisiana

I have written in the past about EO Louisiana, and as we start the New Year I will revisit this entrepreneur organization that means...

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