6 episodes

One-on-one interviews with Biz New Orleans magazine and local leaders about issues that affect businesses throughout the greater New Orleans region.

Biz Talks Biz New Orleans

    • Business
    • 3.0, 2 Ratings

One-on-one interviews with Biz New Orleans magazine and local leaders about issues that affect businesses throughout the greater New Orleans region.

    Episode 5: Melinda Bourgeois

    Episode 5: Melinda Bourgeois

    Eager to get away? The travel industry is starting to open back up, but is it safe? What are the most in-demand destinations for New Orleanians right now? When can you expect the best deals?

    Melinda Bourgeois has owned Metairie-based travel agency Travel Central since 1988. Having personally traveled to 47 states and over 56 countries, Bourgeois shares her expertise and recommendations for summer and fall travel.

    • 21 min
    Episode 4: Mark Romig

    Episode 4: Mark Romig

    In this episode, Rich Collins talks to Mark Romig, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at New Orleans & Company, about the state of tourism, New Orleans & Company's marketing plan and what is in store for the city following the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 28 min
    Bonus Episode 1: Amy Bakay

    Bonus Episode 1: Amy Bakay

    Is your business ready to reopen? Do you have the right policies in place? Have you checked all the boxes? In this special bonus podcast, Biz New Orleans Managing Editor Kim Singletary talks to Amy Bakay, founder/CEO of HR NOLA, who shares her top tips for making sure you’re ready to get back to business in a safe, productive way.

    • 9 min
    Episode 3: Michael L. Williamson

    Episode 3: Michael L. Williamson

    With all the talk of opening businesses back up, one thing not being discussed a lot is childcare. According to a recent survey, one-third of childcare providers in greater New Orleans reported that an extended closure will force them to permanently close. With so many industries and jobs whose workers rely on affordable childcare options, what’s being done to help these providers?

    In this episode, Michael L. Williamson, president and CEO of United Way of Southeast Louisiana talks about what’s being done, as well as the work underway to help area nonprofits — another sector fighting to survive in this new world.

    • 31 min
    Episode 2: Mike Siegel

    Episode 2: Mike Siegel

    In our second episode, associate news editor Rich Collins talks to Mike Siegel, the president and director of office leasing at Corporate Realty, about the effects of COVID-19 on the New Orleans real estate market. He shares his thoughts on the hospitality side of the industry, which will be the hardest hit, to the pandemic’s effect on the demand for office space.

    • 24 min
    Episode 1: Quentin Messer

    Episode 1: Quentin Messer

    In our first Big Talks episode managing editor Kim Singletary talks to Quentin Messer, president and CEO of the New Orleans Business Alliance.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

2 Ratings

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Biz talks

Informative and topical podcast. Interesting and professionally done.

jeanelluq ,

Great local podcast!

Very happy to have a local New Orleans business podcast! This is very well done, which is not surprising considering the team from Biz New Orleans magazine is behind it! Format is easy to listen to and very topical!

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