November Business Events and Happenings

Publisher's Note

Todd Matherne

This issue of Biz New Orleans is our annual family-owned business issue. As many of my friends begin to have mature companies, they start the process of hiring family members to join their businesses. They are mostly hiring their children that want to learn and grow for the day the company will transition to them.

This family transition reminds me of the feature we did in 2021 about the Tulane Family Business Center and the great resources they offer to help in this dynamic situation. One take away from the story is you need to make sure you keep the business and family running smoothly and have great planning to execute a successful transition.

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Also in November, the University of Holy Cross is hosting its annual prayer breakfast with speaker Kevin Avin. Kevin served as headmaster of Stuart Hall School for Boys as well as an administrator and teacher at Jesuit High School. He attained his master’s degree in educational administration and supervision in 1993 from the University of Holy Cross — at that timed called Our Lady of Holy Cross College — and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. If you would like to attend this prayer breakfast, please reach out to UHC at (504) 398-2206.

I also want to give a shout out to the World Trade Center and Harrison Crabtree (2023 Biz New & Notable) as they host their annual meeting on November 8 at the Four Seasons. This year they will honor Jack Jensen Jr. with the 2023 C. Alvin Bertel award for his significant contributions to the port community.

Finally, the next session of Biz Leaders will be held on Friday, Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. to noon. We have limited availability in each cohort, so if you want to take the next step in your leadership journey reach out and inquire about this dynamic program led by national EOS implementer and developer of Launching Leaders, Matt Hahne.To learn more, visit and click on “Leaders.”

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Have a happy Thanksgiving.

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Todd Matherne, CEO and Publisher
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