August 21 2012
One of the most popular golf courses in the city makes a come back. This project demonstrates how to turn around a golf course and create economic development by bringing back a legend. This course was a former PGA Tour stop and is set to become a resort and convention destination. Being only 5 mins from downtown, this property is poised to become a jewel in the redevelopment of the city.
And now......for something totally different, we have a call-in from a local comedy act who is bringing something new to the New Orleans comedy scene. British humor??? Clean comedy??? The call throws the host off, now that was funny!
Behind every great retailers is a great broker. Commercial real estate brokers are the best salesforce of New Orleans, we sell it and know it, better than anyone. Of course, our local economic developers do the same and our guest Joe Mann and Chris Kane discuss how its done.
Chris Kane with the Algiers Economic Development Foundation discusses the changes that the city, state and federal government has made that has encouraged new economic development such as Algiers Plaza.
The property formaly known as Village Aurora is now being transformed into Algiers Plaza, and finally brining back retail to the Algiers market. Joe Mann describes the turning points that got this proposed project off the ground.
August 6 2012
Remember your school's cafeteria and lunches. The frozen pizzas, meatloaf surprice, and of course.....Sloppy Joe's. The lunch lady may have changed her ways, now she cooks with real food and its healthy!!! Hopefully, they still wear the hair nets though.
A new company has entered the school lunch market and will be serving up healthy and fresh meals for students, not only for the nutrional benefits, but to provide a better learning environment.
Revolution Foods is revolutionizing the school lunch industry. Hear their start up story and how New Orleans is in the early stage of this food revolution.
How far back does the film industry date back to? Was New Orleans the first to have an indoor movie theater?
Why does our film history matter? How can we use it? Where was the last scene in Easy Rider filmed?
Ed and Susan Poole with Global Cinema Research discusses all of this and more. Global Cinema Research is an international company that is located in Gretna, LA and provides research and valuation services to film industry clients across the globe.
July 26 2012
The true spirit of an entrepreneur........giving back. You will not see how our LA restaurants give, but they do, they just don't advertise it.
Why are our business owners different in New Orleans and LA? The culture here...."it’s very unique to learn to how to get along with anybody".
The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation is a philanthropic organization that gives back on a continual basis.
Where did the Ballard entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic come from?
Hear the Gene Simmons story.....yes, THE Gene Simmons.
We also take a walk down memory lane with a great New Orleans retail story.
Hear PJ's Coffee back story. Started in New Orleans, moved to Atlanta, and now back home in New Orleans.
Where is the farest PJ's location?
Hear Ballard Hospitality CEO, Scott Ballard, discuss their brands and concepts.
PJ's Coffee & Tea Company
WOW Cafe' and Wingery
New Orleans Roast Coffee
Board House Subs