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Specht: Gardner walked the walk when it came to entrepreneurship

It is not often you see someone “walking the walk” when it comes to entrepreneurship. Many times, the “talkers” are busy talking and the “walkers” have their heads down — grinding away. However, in the case of the late mayor of Minden, Terry Gardner, you saw both, the talk and the walk. Gardner passed away [...]

Messier: Dangerous heat? Find a retreat

There is no cool way to sugar coat the sizzle of the southern summer sun! If you plan on spending time outside in the extreme heat, prepare and know what to do to keep from suffering from heat-related illness. Heat cramps are the mildest form of illness; caused by fluid and electrolyte loss. Sweating causes [...]

Ramsey: Learning from your mistakes

Some of the best lessons I teach in our EntreLeadership Master Series are culled from mistakes. My mistakes. I messed up, the mistake caused us pain, and I vowed never to make that mistake again. Easier said than done sometimes, right? But smart leaders do learn from their mistakes. Sure, it’s always easier to learn [...]

What to do to realize your product ideas

Product success is not accidental. It takes a lot of time, tools, and commitment before one can create excellent products with market success. Creating the product itself is a huge milestone, but it's also just the beginning of the journey. It takes commitment, dedication and perseverance to successfully bring a product to life and get [...]

BRF opens state-of-the-art molecular imaging center

BRF's new Center for Molecular Imaging and Therapy (CMIT) will grow its catalog of novel radiopharmaceuticals to include applications in cardiovascular disease, prostate cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, hyperinsulinism, and pancreatic and other cancers. Twenty-seven years ago, BRF placed Shreveport on the map as a pioneer in molecular imaging by opening Louisiana’s first positron [...]

Leaderboard: First cohort of bankers attend LA Tech School of Banking

Forty-seven bankers from across Louisiana and Mississippi attended the first Louisiana Tech University School of Banking, June 6-10, in Ruston. Presented by the College of Business in collaboration with the Louisiana Bankers Association, the week-long professional development program aims to expand the skills and knowledge base of rising bank leaders. For Alisha Meeker, branch executive [...]

Leaderboard: Frierson a Gates Scholar, HMV announces partnerships, new hire at NSU and Argent names board members

Biotechnology Magnet Academy student DeMarcell Frierson named Gates Scholar Biotechnology Magnet Academy at Southwood High School senior DeMarcell Frierson has been named a 2022 Gates Scholar. The Gates Scholarship is highly selective with more than 37,000 applicants this year. Frierson is one of 300 students nationwide selected to be a part of this prestigious group. [...]

New events will create ‘substantial economic impact’

By Stacey Tinsley, BIZ. Magazine Northwest Louisiana’s tourism industry got a huge boost June 29 with the announcement of national events bringing a multi-million-dollar impact to the area. The Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau (SBCTB) staff, tourism industry supporters and state government officials gathered at the Shreveport Convention Center tto announce three national conference events [...]

Room to grow at Port with new warehouse

By Stacey Tinsley, BIZ. Magazine The Port of Caddo-Bossier celebrated the opening of its new warehouse with a special ribbon cutting on June 30. The Port was joined by the Red River Waterway Commission and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to cut the ribbon for it’s new 100,000 sq. ft. heavy-load warehouse. The ceremony [...]

July 2022 e-Edition

The exclusive electronic version of the July 2022 BIZ. Magazine.