David Specht: What is a “Money Maker” anyway?

In 2019, I saw an edition of New Orleans CityBusiness and they were touting their “Money Makers” honorees. I’m always looking for interesting things to feature in BIZ, so I “borrowed” the idea with plans to start it in 2020. Then, COVID-19 put the brakes on so much in our world. 

As we entered 2021, it was apparent that the business community needed to move forward, pandemic or not. I revisited the idea, and created the nomination form. 

The point was to honor those in finance, investments, accounting, etc., for their contributions to their respective companies. 

As the nominations came in, it was apparent that there are a lot of people who went above and beyond to help both their company, and the business community, navigate the financial waters of 2020.

As our team sat down to choose this inaugural group of “Money Makers,” we realized there are so many that are deserving of recognition. This month’s BIZ. Magazine will feature six of them in the class of 2021.

If you see any of these folks on the street, be sure to tell them, “congratulations.” They are certainly deserving.

David Specht | President of Specht Newspapers, Inc.