One-on-one interviews with Biz New Orleans magazine and local leaders about issues that affect businesses throughout the greater New Orleans region.
Episode 129: Lafreniere Lights Bigger Than Ever
More than 10 million lights are on display now at Lafreniere Park, with almost all of the creations custom made. Park Director Tripp Rabalais discusses this year's exciting big addition, as well as how the park fared during the pandemic and what the future holds.
Episode 128: NOLA Boards Owner Encourages Gift Givers to 'Shop Local'
This week’s guest is Mandy Simpson, owner of NOLA Boards, a New Orleans-based maker of handcrafted cutting boards, countertops, furniture and more. She talks about how celebrity chef Rachael Ray helped boost her business, the importance of supporting local retailers during the holiday shopping season — and her big plans to take her business on the road.
Episode 127: A Big Year for Son of A Saint with Founder Sonny Lee
A new headquarters, exciting new partnerships, big gifts: 2022 has been an exciting one for the nonprofit Son of a Saint, which helps area boys without father figures. This week, founder Sonny Lee shares some creative ways individuals and businesses can be part of the movement to stop the cycle of violence in our city.
Episode 126: The Business of Beer with Jacob Landry and Prof. J. Cameron Verhaal
On this week’s episode, Tulane business professor J. Cameron Verhaal and Urban South Brewery owner Jacob Landry talk about what it takes to build an authentic and scalable beer brand, why Louisiana and Mississippi have fewer breweries than other states — and how inflation is “crushing” the industry in 2022.
Episode 125: The latest from MSY with Director of Aviation Kevin Dolliole
In this week’s episode, Dolliole shares his thoughts on how the airport weathered the pandemic — and a very chaotic summer — and looks ahead to exciting new additions. Along with added flight options, travelers will be seeing a new offering at the airport that Dolliole said was the result of an unexpected consumer behavior change during the pandemic.
Episode 124: Commander's Palace’s “Wine Guy” Talks "Sips of Autumn" and Holiday Pairings
This week, Dan Davis — the sommelier, better known as the “Wine Guy,” at Commander’s Palace — is talking wine. Davis shares how the restaurant used wine to bring in extra revenue, and sanity, during the pandemic, plus he talks details of a must-attend event for any wine lover this month, and offers some fun insight into the world of wine, including his top pics for your table this year.
Relevant + Beautifully Done!
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.
Informative and topical podcast. Interesting and professionally done.
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!