One-on-one interviews with Biz New Orleans magazine and local leaders about issues that affect businesses throughout the greater New Orleans region.
Episode 31: What’s Up With City Park?
The current pandemic has been just as devastating as Hurricane Katrina was for New Orleans’ City Park according to its CEO, Bob Becker. While many areas of the park are busier than ever in this time of social distancing, the funding sources necessary to keep the park operating have been severely limited. Becker shares the details of how the park is faring, along with what you need to know about this year’s new Celebration in the Oaks driving tour — which starts Thanksgiving night — and offers up some ideas for fun ways you may not realize you can support the park.
Episode 30: The Wealth Edit Blends Community and Personal Finance
This week’s podcast features Lauren Pearson and Emily Lassiter, the co-founders of the Wealth Edit, a new online membership-based community for women looking to confidentially discuss and expand their knowledge of personal finance. The company is officially launching in New Orleans with a series of virtual and in-person events on Thursday, Nov. 19.
Episode 29: Can small business find greater success in international trade right now? With Ed Webb, CEO of the World Trade Center
Just a few days after Louisiana International Trade day on Nov. 4, Biz New Orleans Editor Kim Singletary caught up with World Trade Center CEO Ed Webb to get a rundown on the latest news in international trade, an industry worth $93 billion annually to the state and employs an estimated 500,000 people.
Webb explains how a majority of the industry is made up of small- and medium-sized businesses and it is with them in mind that the WTC is using artificial intelligence to create a new platform to help businesses make valuable connections to help them compete in today’s global economy.
Episode 28: How long can local restaurants survive? With Stan Harris of the Louisiana Restaurant Association
We talk to Stan Harris, the president and CEO of the Louisiana Restaurant Association.
New Orleans restaurants are facing an existential crisis because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Logically, chains with deep pockets are in the best shape to survive the down year but many mom and pops in Nola and around the state are holding on by learning to put quality food on the table with lower budgets and fewer employees.
But how long can they survive? And what happens to those former employees who are waiting for jobs to return? The answer may depend on how much more federal and state aid is headed their way in the coming months. We’ll talk about all this plus why you don’t hear about restaurant bankruptcies, how artificial intelligence can’t sauté a piece of fish and why the restaurant industry is particularly good for the state. Hint: no tax breaks.
Episode 27: The Quarterback of the Current Superdome Renovations, Trey Trahan
Originally constructed in 1975, our beloved Superdome began a major, $450 Million facelift this year and Trey Trahan, founder and CEO of Trahan Architects, is leading the efforts. In this week’s podcast, he talks about what it was like bringing the Dome back from Hurricane Katrina 15 years ago and what he loves about the changes you’ll see with this new renovation. As the head of the No. 1 design firm in the United States, he also shares his thoughts on New Orleans’ place in the architectural landscape and what’s up next for the firm.
Episode 26: Audubon Institute Prioritizing Care of 15,000 Animals During Budget Crisis
On this week's podcast, we talk to Audubon Institute president and CEO Ron Forman about the organization's pandemic-related budget crisis and why zoos and aquariums have been left out of all federal relief programs to date. The conversation ranges from Audubon's recent request to borrow $10 million from its partners in a riverfront development project to the bright future Forman envisions for all the museums and parks the institute operates.
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Bravo to Biz New Orleans for producing compelling and relevant content for the business community. These episodes are an excellent source of information and an introduction to industry-specific insights for a wide range of professionals.
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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!