Biz New Orleans May 2022

Issue Articles

Full Disclosure

I once forgot the word “door.” That was the rock-bottom pregnancy brain moment I hit about six months ago. We were leaving the house and...

Female Focus

This month we are focusing on women, not only in the pages of Biz New Orleans, but throughout other magazines by Renaissance Publishing. In New...

Child Care-less No More?

Pandemic-era life has been a grind for parents of young children, especially those juggling career demands with 24/7 caregiving. Little ones accustomed to the...

The Chamber Quartet

Four of the largest chambers of commerce in the Greater New Orleans region are led by someone dedicated to promoting community, business vitality and...

A Little Hope on Affordable Housing Front

  DID YOU KNOW? Headquartered in New Orleans, Gulf Coast Housing Partnership has been “real estate problem solving” for 14 years with projects from Texas to...

Claws Out

m.a.d. nails 4209 Magazine St. Instagram @madnails // Facebook M.A.D. Nails Mad-nails.com // info@mad-nails.com Fast Facts “The nail care market is estimated to reach $11.6 billion by 2027.”...
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A Brew of One’s Own

Wetlands Sake  634 Orange St, STE B wetlandssake.com // Instagram: @wetlandssake Facebook:  facebook.com/WetlandsSake Quick Look Date of opening Brewing operations, summer 2020; Distribution, 2021; taproom, January 2022 Square footage  6,557 Persons in...

Ricely Done

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...

Working Women

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

Mayra Pineda

  Did you know? A native of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Pineda served as Consul General of Honduras from 1990-1994 — years after moving to New Orleans. In...

Is bigger better? What does it mean for consumers when smaller banks get bought by bigger banks?

John Zollinger Senior Vice President and Director of Commercial Banking Home Bank Like anything in life, there are positives and negatives that come with any big change....

The Business Community is Talking

Catch all the latest news, plus original reporting, people on the move, videos, weekly podcast and blogs, digital editions of the magazines and daily...
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What Is The Future of Travel?

Jennifer Gibson Schecter was once a tourist in New Orleans herself and is now proud to call NOLA home. Two years ago, the streets of...

No Containing this Battle

  DID YOU KNOW? Louisiana was the fifth largest state exporter of goods in the U.S. in 2018 (the latest information available) according to the Office...

Spring Breakers

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...

Where Do You Give?

For the April “Question of the Month,” Biz New Orleans asked members of the New Orleans 500 what types of philanthropic organizations they support...

The Shift to STEM

Michelle D. Jackson is the president & CEO of PR Solutions LLC, a business consulting firm specializing in strategic marketing and public relations. She...

CPA Realty, LLC

Numbers have always made sense to Jessica LeBlanc who found a passion in accounting as early as high school. Now a CPA, consultant, and...
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Plush Appeal – The Mardi Gras Spot

As a child, Alyssa Fletchinger Higgins was an eager volunteer, helping her father, Daryl Fletchinger, launch a business centered on joy and celebration. “As the...

University of New Orleans College of Business Administration

Since 1961, the University of New Orleans College of Business Administration has provided excellence in higher education, research, community leadership, and service. From its...

Entergy New Orleans

Leading Entergy New Orleans with Deanna Rodriguez, President & CEO, are Sandra Diggs-Miller, Vice President of Customer Service, and Courtney Nicholson, Vice President of...

National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana

When Torie Kranze started at the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana 26 years ago, the organization’s focus was on the dialysis patient and their...

Crescent City Living

A native New Orleanian with roots in numerous neighborhoods, Lisa Julien grew up watching the strong and resilient members of her parents and family...

TruFund Financial Services, Inc. – Southeast Region

A third generation entrepreneur, Dr. Kim Carter Evans grew up watching her grandfather and father operate their respective small businesses. At only nine years...
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JEDCO

Many of the key leaders driving the economic development strategy and policy for Jefferson Parish are women—at Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO), the...

Triton Stone

Kenner natives, sisters Katie Jensen and Rachel Jones come from a family of entrepreneurs. Their father taught them the ropes of owning and running...

Catholic Community Foundation

With an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to living a spiritual life both personally and professionally, Darlene Poché Robért opened Robért Fresh Market in...

Engel & Volkers 

Julie Ragusa’s passions—photojournalism, culinary arts, animals, and roller derby—have taken her across the country and world, but, upon returning home to New Orleans, Julie...

The Bernard Group & Fidelity Bank

Jolie Bernard and Kiva Reynolds are partners in purpose—both women have a passion for community engagement and making connections between people and potential. By...

UNO Transportation Institute

Whether by boat, car, plane or train, arrivals to the transportation industry differ person to person. Carol Short’s father started a family tradition by...
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