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Oil and gas employment declining in Louisiana

Brittney Forbes | LSU Manship School News Service Employment in Louisiana’s oil and gas industry has been declining since 2014 and took another big hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, with layoffs of 7,500 more workers. The high-paying jobs have not come back yet even though world oil prices have rebounded to pre-pandemic levels. And as [...]

Specht: Partnering with the Chamber is a win

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love win-win partnerships. Over the years, there have been many that I’ve enjoyed. One of my favorites, however, has been the ongoing partnership with the Bossier Chamber of Commerce. I remember when then Chamber Executive Director Don Pierson reached out to me about a partnership with the Bossier [...]

Johnson: Looking forward to “normal” is getting to be more real

You know what I’m doing as I plan out my next month – probably the same thing you’re doing – I'm looking forward and I’m certainly looking forward to doing a lot of things that we haven’t really been doing in the last year.  But as we look forward, we know the first thing we [...]

Guice: Summer classes are coming to Louisiana Tech

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to higher education, but those challenges continue to provide opportunities for growth and innovation.  Shifting focus to flexible learning platforms and prioritizing technological advances allowed Louisiana Tech University to prioritize technological advances that would better serve our students, faculty, and staff. With proper safety protocols and mask-wearing practices, [...]

Bateman: Graduation is coming “Back to BPCC”

In May, Bossier Parish Community College will host a MEGA graduation celebration for our spring graduates AND we are inviting all of our 2020 graduates BACK TO BPCC to participate in this celebration of their accomplishments. Graduating from college is a major accomplishment and to persist through a pandemic is something to be celebrated…and we [...]

May 2021 – E-edition

The electronic page-turn edition of the May 2021 BIZ. Magazine.