Biz New Orleans July 2022

Issue Articles

All Charged Up

When we go looking for the year’s class of New & Notables, we’re looking for people who have done something or taken on a...

It’s Winning Season

Biz New Orleans is one of seven magazines owned by Renaissance Publishing. Biz’s sister titles include Louisiana Life, Acadiana Profile, New Orleans Magazine, New...

Hidden Gem Coming to Light

From an influx of new restaurants and stores to a flurry of major public works projects, to a growing number of markets, festivals and...

New & Notables: Davon Barbour

Six months ago, Davon Barbour left California to try to resurrect New Orleans as one of the best cities in the nation. With a professional...

Baby, It’s (Maybe Getting) Cold Outside

Derek Fossier is the president of Equitas Capital Advisors, LLC, a New Orleans firm that designs, builds and delivers financial solutions to investors. He...

No Ceiling on NFL’s Potential

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...
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Shifting Gears

My Next Eectric MyNextElectric.com Nighshiftbikes.com   Matt Candler is electric…and he wants to make you electric, too. Candler is the founder of Night Shift Bikes, a streetwise,...

What are some ways investors should change their strategies with rising interest rates?

Suzanne T. Mestayer Managing Principal ThirtyNorth Investments The impact of rising rates on the markets is real, creating high volatility and reduced values of both stocks and...

Strength in Numbers

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

New & Notable: Annalisa Kelly

As director of strategic initiatives and policy for the Jefferson Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) Annalisa Kelly plays an integral role in many of the...

Seventh Ward Homecoming

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...

New & Notable: Paul Matthews

This past January, Paul Matthews made waves in the maritime industry when he became the first African-American head of the Port of South Louisiana For...
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New & Notable: Todd McDonald

One of the largest black-owned banks in America, Liberty Bank and Trust will celebrate its 50th anniversary this November under only its second president,...

New & Notable: Sophina Uong

Sophina Uong is not afraid of a challenge. After years working in San Francisco’s best restaurants, winning “Grand Champion Grill Master” on the Food Network...

New & Notable: Camille Sumner

As the new executive director of the Young Leadership Council, Camille Sumner is bringing a fiery passion for community and the greater good to...

New & Notable: Dr. John H. Stewart, IV

As director of the LSU Health New Orleans/LCMC Health Cancer Center since June 2021, Shreveport native Dr. John H. Stewart is focused on helping...

Puff, Puff, Passing On Legislation

There’s been a lot of high-level discussion about medical and recreational marijuana by state and local officials recently, but the smoke hasn’t yet cleared...

New & Notable: Becky Mowbray  

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) was founded in New Orleans in January 1932 to monitor and analyze government policies, finances and processes as...
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Storm Ready

March 2020 was the beginning of the great remote work experiment for businesses worldwide. The pandemic forced many organizations in New Orleans and elsewhere...

New & Notable: Heather Hodges

Since its founding in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) has focused on preserving the treasures of the city’s culture and past. In...

New & Notable: Dr. Mark Kline

If you were watching the news last summer when the Delta variant of COVID-19 was hitting hard, you likely caught at least a few...

The Tropics on our Doorstep

Jennifer Gibson Schecter was once a tourist in New Orleans herself and is now proud to call NOLA home. Last month, my husband and I...

New & Notable: Kimberly Gramm

More than $100 million in investment capital — that’s what Tulane University is aiming to bring to the New Orleans region through its new...

Better Together

Big things are happening in the healthcare industry on the Northshore. Industry leaders across the three-parish region have come together to form an initiative...
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Forward Thinking

JEDCO Finance Center 700 Churchill Parkway Avondale // jedco.org // Facebook: facebook.com/ JeffersonParishEconomicDevelopment For 35 years, the economic development agency JEDCO has served Jefferson Parish’s business community. Originally,...

The Business Community is Talking

Don’t eat the cheese” was one of former Saints head coach Sean Payton’s go-to expressions (borrowed from his mentor Bill Parcells). It meant “don’t...

Justin Hartenstein

Located in Metairie, Oracle Lighting has been designing lighting products for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle and marine markets since 1999. In 2021, the company...

Metairie Bank

Since 1947, Metairie Bank has remained committed to serving the financial needs of Southeast Louisiana’s people, businesses and communities. Having celebrated its 75th anniversary...

Xplore Federal Credit Union

Established in 1947, Xplore Federal Credit Union (FCU) provides innovative financial solutions and exceptional customer service to Jefferson, Orleans, and St. Tammany Parishes. Catering...

Buisson Creative

Merging influential media and government relations, award-winning creative advertising, and effective public relations into one powerhouse firm, Buisson Creative continually helps shape Jefferson Parish....
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