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Teri Haynes: Color My World

Decades ago, while working in the personnel department at a large company, I did what I was instructed to do with incoming resumes.  These instructions were neither written not explicitly stated; they were demonstrated.  The demonstration included a finger pointing to a name, address, or school on the resume.   The resumes were then separated [...]

Larry Clark: LSUS: Planning for an uncertain future

The year 2020 has brought about changes that no one expected. A deadly virus has burdened our nation with uncertainty and fear for the future. Every family, business and government entity has been forced to adapt their day-to-day practices for greater health and safety for all.  Louisiana State University Shreveport is no different than any [...]

Les Guice: Louisiana Tech gears up for fall quarter

At Louisiana Tech University, we’re getting ready for the Fall 2020 Quarter and our Return to Campus.  In Fall 2020, we will continue to focus on two objectives for our University – keeping our campus community healthy and safe, and ensuring our students meet their academic goals. Our protocols for community health and safety include [...]

Rick Bateman: BPCC Leading in efforts to Reskill, Reboot, & Recover

A new initiative, the Reskilling and Recovery Network, is designed to bring state and community college leaders together to provide workers with programs and resources to reenter the workforce.  Bossier Parish Community College is part of this effort launched by the National Governors Association and the American Association of Community Colleges to identify and arm [...]

Lisa Johnson: Separating the great from the good

You know what separates a GOOD employer/boss from a GREAT employer/boss? Trust. Positivity. F l e x i b i l i t y. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for these values has been amplified and has become a cornerstone for businesses that have been successful in keeping operations and bottom lines steady. Many [...]

Cover Story: To mask or not to mask?

Angel Albring | Special to BIZ. Magazine The United States has reported more than 4 million confirmed cases of COVID 19, and Louisiana has contributed to over 104,000 of those, making it the 12th (and least populated) state to report more than 100,000 cases. Louisiana’s COVID numbers have risen 45 percent since July 8. Despite [...]

August 2020 BIZ. Magazine e-edition

The August 2020 edition of BIZ. Magazine. https://issuu.com/rbrownbossier/docs/biz_08-2020

Airport Authority: Two-year recovery likely

The Shreveport Airport took a step back in June as the airline industry continues to reel from the COVID-19 pandemic. During the July Shreveport Airport Authority Board meeting, Shreveport Airport Director Wade Davis noted a Reuters article that forecasts the airline industry is facing a two-year recovery cycle. Locally, Shreveport has seen flight reductions by [...]

The future of business valuations in estate planning

Knowing the value of one’s ownership in a company is important for a variety of reasons, including looking  to the future and making the right decision for your estate. Proper estate planning can result in  tremendous cost savings to your estate and loved ones down the road. The outlook is of particular  importance considering the [...]

National Corporations Provide Over $26,000 to Providence House

Providence House received over $26,000 in donations from local branches of four national corporations to support homeless families with children in Northwest Louisiana. The four corporations who contributed to the fight against homelessness were Walmart Inc., ADT Security, Enterprise Holdings Foundation, and BancorpSouth Bank. On Thursday, June 11, 2020, three local Walmart pharmacies donated $10,000 [...]