Biz New Orleans February 2019

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Editor's Note: City of Warmth

  As I sit writing this, we are four days away from the Saints vs. Rams in the NFC Championship Game. The weather outside is dreary...

Goddess of Glitter

  Surrounded at All times by all things sparkly, Baltimore, Maryland native Jenny Campbell has made a name for herself since opening NOLA Costumes in...

Turning Beads Into Jobs

“We turn beads into jobs,” says Cathy Brown, manager of ArcGNO’s Mardi Gras Recycle Center and Retail Store. For generations, New Orleans children have learned...

Sweet Success in Bitters

El Guapo Bitters, Syrups and Tonics features craft cocktail accessories inspired by New Orleans flavors such as “Creole Pecan,” “Crawfish Boil,” “Lemonade” and “Gumbo.” New...

What’s Cookin’?

  On January 8, the non-profit New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) flung open the front doors to welcome its first crop of culinary...

My Toughest Case: Working for almost six years on the Deepwater Horizon disaster — a case involving more than 200,000 claims

  Paul Sterbcow Admiralty and Maritime Law Managing Member, Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson 31 years in practice B.S. Tulane University J.D. Tulane University Law School A third-generation New Orleanian, Paul...
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My Toughest Case: Jumping into the cannabis industry, beginning with licensing from Willie Nelson

  Suzette Toledano Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Toledano Entertainment and Arts Law 40 years in practice J.D. Tulane University Law School With a clientele that includes rappers and musicians,...

My Toughest Case: A multimillion-dollar patent infringement dispute over self-release parking boots

  Christopher K. Ralston Commercial Litigation Partner, Phelps Dunbar LLP 18 years in practice B.A. College of William & Mary J.D. Tulane University Law School Well before he became a lawyer,...

My Toughest Case: The case of Mossy Motos vs. the Sewerage and Water Board over business interruption and destruction of property

  Miles P. Clements, Esq. Energy Law Senior Member, Frilot, L.L.C. 39 years in practice B.A. Tulane University J.D. Tulane University Law School  In Miles P. Clements’ almost four-decade-long career he...

My Toughest Case: Helping companies handle, and preferably avoid, sexual harrassment cases in the #metoo era

  Monique Gougisha Doucette Labor and Employment Law Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. 16 years in practice B.S. Loyola University J.D. Tulane University Law School With high-profile cases...

Aiming Higher With Hospitality

  Known for food and culture that’s unlike any other in the world, along with the largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country, New Orleans...

Not All Fun & Games

  In its 30-year history, the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation (GNOSF) has brought hundreds of events to the city and turned a $40 million...
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Full Steam Ahead

  According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of water transportation workers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to...

Take Stress To Heart

  Stress is a normal part of life and is often ignited by physical causes, such as not getting enough sleep or having an illness....

Safeguarding a Pathway to Opportunity

  As forecast by the Georgetown Center for Education and Workforce, more than 60 percent of jobs and careers in the United States in the...

Top of the Pyramid

  Familiarity is a driving force in purchasing. According to Nielsen’s Global New Product Innovation Survey, almost 60 percent of respondents preferred to purchase new...

Talk is Cheap

  One of those universal concepts that both religious and non-religious people can agree on is that gossip is bad. Most (though I believe it’s...

A Look Back

  We should never conflate being an inventor with being an entrepreneur – after all, how many brilliant ideas have each of us had and...
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Francophiles Welcome

  From Feb. 15-21, the Prytania Theatre will host the 22nd French Film Festival — an event that continues to grow every year. “The audience for...

Pick Six

  When the College Football Playoff was introduced five years ago, it was supposed to quiet the controversy of deciding the annual national champion. Unfortunately,...

Mind the Revenue Gap

  Believe it or not, there are people who question why anyone would ever want to live in New Orleans. For the most part, those...

Changing of the Kitchen Guard

  Back in 2009, Rick Blount, fifth generation at Antoine’s Restaurant, made a daring move. He opened a bar inside his family’s venerable dining establishment, a...

Event: ACG Louisiana University

Nemo Viso, Claude Silverman and David Ducote Thursday, January 10 | The Roosevelt Hotel ACG University in January featured a one-day conference on private equity education...

Event: St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards Luncheon

Christopher Masingill, Bonnie Eades and John Herman Wednesday, January 9 | Tchefuncta Country Club Among the awards presented at this sold-out luncheon was to Ochsner North...
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Event: Wage and Hour Division Educational Forum & Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program (PAID) Educational Forum

Armand Duvio, Donna Guerrini and Henry Heier Wednesday, January 9 | Tulane University Two entities of the U.S. Department of Labor presented a forum about developments...

Recent Openings

Tulane Stewart Center CBD In early January, Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business held its first classes at the Stewart Center CBD, the university’s...

Industry News

Aeronautics Stennis Space Center Celebrates a Big Year of “Firsts” In 2018, the Stennis Space Center celebrated its 60th anniversary along with six notable “first” at...

Calendar

February   7 New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Alliance Seminar 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sala Restaurant & Bar 124 Lake Marina Ave. NewOrleansChamber.org   7 Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting: Transformations for a...

Publisher's Note: Full Plate

  When you are crazy busy you get more done. You know the saying, “Give something you need done to the busiest person and it will...

World Stocks Up Ahead of Fed Comments, US-China Talks

SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mostly higher on Wednesday as traders awaited the conclusion of a Federal Reserve policy meeting and U.S.-China talks....
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