Tag Archives: career pathways

Financial Advice for New Biz Owners with Consultant & Founder of Flyte, Alexander Bigbie

From London to NOLA “There’s really no other city that has this sort of rich, unique and strong culture.” Originally from London, Alexander Bigbie moved to New Orleans in January of 2017 after having visited just once. Bigbie worked in investment banking at the time, but was ready to try something different. After researching similar… Read More

Tales Of The Cocktail Foundation’s Caroline Rosen Talks Finding Your Passion & Supporting Local Hospitality Employees

The 16th annual Tales Of The Cocktail festival kicks off this week in New Orleans, and we recently sat with Executive Director Caroline Rosen to learn more about the event and the new Tales Of The Cocktail Foundation. After nearly a decade long career in hospitality, Caroline Rosen assumed the role of Executive Director of the… Read More

The Power of NOW – 2017 Recap

2017 was a year of accomplishment in our communities, thanks in large part to our new initiative, Power of NOW. An offering of New Orleans Will and created by the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, Power of NOW focuses on job creation, community outreach and skills training for hospitality and tourism. We find that… Read More

A Taste of Home: Aunt Sally’s Original Pralines Holds a Delicious Place in the New Orleans Experience

When Pierre and Diane Bagur opened a praline shop in the French Quarter, the couple probably didn’t realize the history being made. More than 80 years later, Aunt Sally’s Original Pralines is an iconic – and quite delicious – part of New Orleans culture. Its packaged sweets are ubiquitous throughout the city, including two Aunt… Read More

Jobs on the Menu: New Portal Connects Hospitality Employers & Employees

Here are some Louisiana restaurant industry numbers worth digesting. The state has more than 8,300 eating and drinking establishments that employ more than 205,000 people, our largest workforce. This year alone, Louisiana restaurants are expected to generate sales of $8.9 billion. And by 2027, the industry will support an estimated 17,400 additional jobs. Louisiana restaurants… Read More