Biz New Orleans January 2022

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CEOs of the Year: Tech Titans

While greater New Orleans was fortunate to avoid any major water events in 2021, it was nevertheless a watershed year for area tech entrepreneurs....

Motorcycle Zen

The perfect man? A poet on a motorcycle. You know, the kind who lives on the edge, the free spirit. But he’s also gotta...

The Irishman

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...

New Additions

As we welcome the New Year, I want to acknowledge some friends to new positions. This year, many business organizations are changing leaders and...

A State of Mind

There needs to be greater access to care along with dispelling the myth that counseling is for ‘crazy’ people. Kertrina Watson Lewis, director of communication...

Larissa Littleton-Steib

Larissa Littleton-Steib is chancellor of Delgado Community College, but she calls herself “the chancellor of crisis management.” “We’ve had one hit after another, but we...
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Max Swetman

Max Swetman, a managing partner at MG+M The Law Firm, is one of only a handful of attorneys in the United States who has...

Wellness Travel

  Jennifer Gibson Schecter was once a tourist in New Orleans herself and is now proud to call NOLA home. A vacation in New Orleans is...

Dan Real

Caesars Entertainment, parent company of Harrah’s New Orleans, announced in December 2020 a $325 million renovation and construction project of the downtown casino to...

Dr. Trivia Frazier

Dr. Trivia Frazier, president and CEO of Obatala Sciences, entered 2021 on a wave of success that she’s continuing to ride today. Her biotech...

Michael Merideth

Taking a Big Swing After working for Chevron, this engineer and former baseball player partnered with Andre Lewis to establish a New Orleans-based real estate...

A New Look

When a new year arrives, the tendency is often to shake things up a bit, maybe offer a new product or change up the...
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John R. Nickens

Children’s Hospital made the national news when a COVID-19 spike in New Orleans began affecting kids at an unprecedented rate. Throw in a hurricane,...

Troy Henry

Sixteen years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and left the Six Flags/Jazzland theme park in ruins, the city of New Orleans finalized a...

What was your toughest case?

Matthew Sherman Attorney Chehardy, Sherman, Williams, Recile and Hayes The most challenging case I have handled involved representing a minority member/shareholder of a family business. My client...

CEOs of the Year: Matt Wisdom

Founder and CEO TURBOSQUID While advances in 3D graphics technology in the later 1990s upgraded the quality of the various models that could be produced, getting...

Make Way for the Roaring 2022s

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...

Central City Glow Up

  Quick Look Location 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard Date building was built Circa 1900 Style of building’s architecture Originally a five-and-dime store, the building has a limestone and brick façade. Square...
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CEOs of the Year: Scott Wolfe Jr.

Founder and CEO LEVELSET Back in 2007, in the frontier-like landscape of post-Katrina New Orleans, construction attorney Scott Wolfe Jr. saw a big problem: Local contractors...

CEOs of the Year: Patrick Comer

Founder and CEO LUCID When Lucid sold to Swedish tech firm the Cint Group in late October for $1.1 billion, the event capped an extraordinary year...

The Great Resignation

Jack Duvernay is one of Louisiana’s leading employee benefits professionals with nearly 20 years of experience. Specializing in both small and large group employee...

Entrepreneurial Predictions for 2022

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

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