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Louisiana businesses still under COVID restrictions

Businesses and residents across Louisiana will remain under Phase 2 COVID restrictions through mid-January.  Gov.John Bel Edwards extended the current coronavirus restrictions Dec. 22 for another 21 days as COVID-19 metrics remained high in the state ahead of the Christmas holiday. “It’s clear we still have a lot of work to do,” said Edwards. According [...]

BIZ Briefs

City of Shreveport workers will be getting a one-time payout, according to an Associated Press report. Although the city says it doesn’t have enough money for a permanent pay raise, the Shreveport City Council voted in late December to approve a payment of $1,000 for every full-time employee and $500 for every part-time employee. Workers [...]

Industry, academia solve B-52 maintenance issue

BY SEAN GREEN | STRIKEWERX Marketing & CommS. Director Air Force Global Strike Command’s innovation hub, STRIKEWERX, hosted a “Design Sprint” event Nov. 16-19 in Bossier City, Louisiana, to aid B-52 maintainers throughout the command. The Design Sprint brought together industry and academia partners to improve the process for maintenance of brakes pads on the [...]

EntreLeadership: Take time to make 2021 your most productive year yet

A new year signifies a fresh start, full of goals you'd like to accomplish in the next 12 months. Learning how to be more productive will help you achieve those goals.  With that in mind, here are a few ideas to help you make the most of your time: Prioritize  Create a list of things [...]

LSU-Shreveport: A time for reflection

What a year! 2020 was truly one for the history books, for reasons we don’t need to belabor here. However, the challenges of the Pandemic and the wave of social change that occurred over the summer provided many opportunities for reflection, innovation, and growth. While the pandemic and our response to it dominated our planning [...]

Bossier Parish Community College: Accelerating forward in 2021

To be certain, the rearview mirror has lessons to teach us about “2020” and at Bossier Parish Community College we are turning that learning into better ways to serve our students, our employees, and our community. Leveraging the challenges of last year, 2021 will see BPCC take full advantage of the clarity and visibility of [...]

2020 Business Year in Review

Before moving on to 2021, we look at the top business news from the past year in NWLA There was no bigger single item facing the business community in 2020 than the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. After the state took measures to lower infections of the coronavirus by pushing for businesses to temporarily close, [...]

Your Fitness Coach: Two things that are holding you back

Let’s cut to the chase - there could be two simple reasons that could be holding you back from all that you can be. They may sound like givens, but they are not! These two points affect a person deeply and could be the very things that are preventing you from going bigger than you [...]

Bossier Chamber: The more things change, the more they stay the same

As we turn the page on our calendars to a new year, it is a great time to refocus our goals and efforts both personally and professionally. As your Chamber of Commerce, we know that many of you have had to change on a dime to offer different delivery methods or services to keep your [...]

GBEDF: The next ‘new normal’

Up next … the New Year! The coming of a new year usually brings hope, optimism and a chance to start fresh. This year it’s no different however; it also brings with it the next new normal. Change is also a main theme whenever a new year approaches. And it’s safe to say that almost [...]

From the Publisher: Aim higher than status quo

In a year of “pivots,” it is often hard to look ahead too far. As I reflected on 2020, I was reminded of an encounter I had with a co-worker several years ago. I walked into his office and asked him, “What are your plans for growth in the coming year?” He looked at me [...]

BIZ. Magazine January 2021 e-Edition

The electronic edition of the January 2021 BIZ Magazine, in page-turn format.