July 2024

Issue Articles

Editor’s Note: Flipping the Calendar

I’ve discovered that July is my January. Let me explain. For years before I moved here, I lived in a place where winter existed — we...

Publisher’s Note: Getting Spiffed Up

If you’re like me, you look forward to hosting a big event at home or in the office because it gives you a chance...

Updating Metairie’s Fat City

All along the west side of Lakeside Shopping Center in Jefferson Parish, the largest and busiest mall in the Greater New Orleans region, sits...

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Brings New Orleans to Disney

Walt Disney never planned to locate Disney World in New Orleans. That urban legend was officially debunked by Jack McGuire, who served as city...

The Vietnamese Impact on Jefferson Parish’s Seafood Industry

In Jefferson Parish, seafood is much more than an industry or an economic driver — it’s a way of life. From the serene coastal...
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International Sport Events Heat Up in July

Generally speaking, July is a slow time on the sports calendar. Sure, there are the usual annual events to look forward to — Major...

Business Leaders Are Taking Action in Jefferson Parish

Founded in June 1991, the Jefferson Business Council (JBC) is a private, nonprofit organization of Jefferson Parish business leaders who take action to encourage,...

Cantaloupe App Helps with Hospitality Industry Hiring and Retention

Any businessperson will tell you that making the right hiring decisions is critical to success, which is why it may not be a surprise...

New Orleans 500: Jennifer Couvillon

Education: Duquesne University (PhD), Georgetown University (BSN, MSN) Advice: A smile is contagious. Passions: My family, beautiful beaches and coffee club Hidden Gem: Commander’s Palace bread pudding...

Tekchix Founder Spearheads Office Remodel

After working in both the information technology and staffing industries for more than 25 years, Norma Jean McClain decided to start Tekchix to provide...

Lack of Childcare Costs the Jefferson Parish Economy $180 Million Every Year

Earlier this spring, Councilmember At-Large Scott Walker and Jefferson Ready Start Network (JRSN) hosted a panel discussion entitled “Focus on the Future,” with community...
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Recent Highlights from LSU

The following abridged news items can be found in their full length on BizNewOrleans.com. LSU Health New Orleans Discovers Non-Opioid Help for Pain On May 17,...

The Role of Community Banks in Jefferson Parish

What makes a bank a community bank? There are lot of ways to answer that question. You could talk about how they’re locally owned....

Struggling to Hire? Have You Considered Boomers?

More than 10 million Americans over age 65 are employed. They are currently the fastest-growing segment of the workforce. By the end of 2024, all...

The Brennan Family Breaks into the Coffee Business

At just 36, Patrick Brennan shows signs of an entrepreneurial spirit reminiscent of the family’s great patriarch, Owen Brennan. While Owen hailed from humble Irish...

Bottom of the Cup Tea Room’s Future Looks Bright

The past is always present in New Orleans, and few businesses exemplify that more than Bottom of the Cup Tea Room. Plus, you might even...

New and Notables: Dr. Kathy Johnson

At the beginning of the fall 2023 semester, Dr. Kathy Johnson was appointed president of the University of New Orleans (UNO). She is the...
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New and Notables: Liz Hefler

After 20 years working on the commercial banking side for Hancock Whitney Bank, including most recently as the group leader of middle market and...

New and Notables: Dr. Leonardo Seoane

The Dean of the new Xavier Ochsner College of Medicine understands the transformational opportunity before him. “It’s going to change downtown New Orleans forever,” said...

New and Notables: Tamara Kennedy

After years of working in human resources for a variety of industries, New Orleans native Tamara Kennedy found her true calling at the Port...

New and Notables: Elizabeth Tilton

More than 11 million people work in the U.S. hospitality industry, but only 32% are offered employer-sponsored health coverage. That sobering truth inspired New Orleans...

New and Notables: Dr. Christopher Lege

Touro still wants to be the place where babies come from, but it is increasingly serving them as they age, noted Dr. Christopher Lege,...

New and Notables: Shawna Young

In April, Shawna Young was named chief executive officer of Camelback Ventures, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase access to opportunities for...
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New and Notables: Muieen Cader

Before landing in New Orleans, Muieen Cader gained experience in multiple industries, including health, science and angel investing, as well as international experience in...

New and Notables: Ethan Melancon

In his lengthy public policy career, Ethan Melancon has worked on some of the most important issues in Louisiana, from education to economic development....

New and Notables: John Bailey

In his 25 years at the NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, John Bailey has managed technology, communications, engineering, science and strategic business development...

New and Notables: Susan Bonnett Bourgeois

When Gov. Jeff Landry appointed Susan Bonnett Bourgeois as secretary of Louisiana Economic Development in January 2023, it was with the understanding that she...

New and Notables: Marcus Brown

On Feb. 9, 2025, New Orleans will host the Super Bowl for a record-tying (with Miami) 11th time at Caesars Superdome. This colossal feat...

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