Biz New Orleans January 2018

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Michael Sawaya

“A decade of delivery.” That’s what Michael Sawaya promised when he took the helm of New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in February...

Jerry Bologna

“I’m actually in a slight panic about what we’re going to do in 2019 as an encore,” said Jerry Bologna, president and CEO of...

Chris Meaux

Chris Meaux won’t soon forget November 28, 2018, which he began by ringing the Nasdaq opening bell in New York, surrounded by Waitr colleagues. “It’s...

Gayle Benson

Through commemorative patches and helmet stickers featuring the initials and a silhouette of Tom Benson doing his signature Benson Boogie, the New Orleans Saints...

Ira Solomon

Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business, one of the country’s fastest-growing business schools, welcomed 2018 with a bang: the opening of a $35 million...

Lana Joseph

This month marks Lana Joseph’s third year of running her own business, and in that time, she has experienced a level of success that...
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Mark C. Romig

During the citywide year-long celebration of New Orleans’ Tricentennial, it would be possible to think just for a moment that Mark Romig had cloned...

Justin Dangel

Ready Responders and its mobile approach to healthcare have traveled a long way since winning New Orleans Entrepreneur Week’s “Big Idea” competition in 2017....

Kevin Dolliole

In an airport that served approximately 12.8 million travelers in 2018, the impending opening of a brand-new terminal (scheduled for May 15) is big...

Lowry Curley

Lowry Curley was our cover feature back in August. At that point, on the heels of a $100,000 grand prize win at New Orleans...

RenPub Recognized in UNO25

This month, the University of New Orleans is launching a new initiative to recognize 25 businesses led by alumni. Executive Vice President Errol Laborde...

On the Job: ImPRESSive

Ross Turner, pressman at Lionheart Prints, is shown here hard at work at the retail store and studio at 3312 Magazine Street, which opened...
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Dress for Success New Orleans

We all do it. We can’t help it. When we meet a person for the first time our reaction to him or her is...

Longbranch Recovery Center

Imagine if only 10 percent of those with cancer in the U.S. received treatment. Such is the case with substance abuse. In 2015, the problem affected...

Great Workspaces: Shine Spa in Mid-City

Spas often seem like society’s last bastions of serenity — leave your cell phone at the door. Quiet lounges and treatment rooms, luxe services...

The Healthiest of Them All

In 2017 it was announced that Greater New Orleans is now No. 1 in the nation when it comes to healthcare job growth. Using...

New Orleans Peer Advisory Groups

Access to a “Peer Advisory Group” is an important tool for you to improve your effectiveness as a CEO or business owner. When having to...

Beauty and Health Options for Busy Schedules

The new year presents a perfect time to reconnect with family, reflect on the past year and focus on making changes to your health...
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The Law Office Take on Green Initiatives

Law firms have traditionally had a relatively noticeable carbon footprint when compared to other office environments, mostly because of the volume of paperwork generated...

The Year of Ochsner

Last year it was all about real estate: How could we not choose the Domain Companies’ Matt Schwartz and Chris Papamichael as our first...

January Calendar

9 ACG Louisiana University A One-Day Conference of Private Equity Education and Networking with Senior Deal Professionals 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans 130 Roosevelt...

Industry News

FOOD Chef Emeril Lagasse to be Honored by NOWFE Jan. 25 The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (NOWFE) will bestow its 2018 Ella Brennan Lifetime...

Recent Openings

Dunkin’ Donuts On Nov. 30, Dunkin’ Donuts held a grand opening celebration for its newest restaurant in Chalmette at 8609 West Judge Perez Dr. In...

Events: 2017 JEDCO Annual Luncheon

2017 JEDCO Annual Luncheon Tuesday, December 5 | Hilton New Orleans Airport JEDCO’s largest event of the year highlighted the organization’s successes in 2017 and announced...
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Events: BGR 2017 Annual Luncheon

  BGR 2017 Annual Luncheon Thursday, December 7 | New Orleans Marriott “Meeting the Press in an Era of Fake News, Partisan Politics and High-Stakes Elections,” was...

Events: Support Service Alliance Networking Forum

  Support Service Alliance Networking Forum Thursday, December 7 | Morton’s Steakhouse Michael Hecht, president and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc., provided a vision of growth...

Events: 2017 New Orleans Chamber Annual Meeting

2017 New Orleans Chamber Annual Meeting Wednesday, December 13 | Hyatt Regency New Orleans Attendees at this year’s New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting were...

Healthy Eats Around the City

It’s that time of year again, when New Orleanians make New Year’s resolutions about health, wellness and weight loss, then promptly break them when...

The Sweat Social

How often have you stood in your bedroom staring at your carry-on suitcase with a pair of running shoes in your hand, wondering if...

The Allstate Sugar Bowl and College Football National Championship

The Allstate Sugar Bowl will be played Jan. 1, but its economic impact will last well into the year. This year’s game is a...
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