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Leaderboard: NSU adds alumni affairs director, wealth advisor honored, SporTran CEO chair of association

Danielle Antoon Cobb named Director of Alumni Affairs at NSU Danielle Cobb Danielle Antoon Cobb has been named director of Alumni Affairs at Northwestern State University. Her appointment has been approved by the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System. Cobb has been associate director of alumni affairs since 2019. Her duties have [...]

Leaderboard: Holmes Auto selling two Shreveport and one Bossier City dealerships

The Shreveport-based Holmes Auto Family of Dealerships has entered into agreements to sell their six Ark-La-Tex dealerships and name in two separate transactions. Houston based Group 1 Automotive (NYSE: GPI) will purchase the European luxury stores which consist of Mercedes-Benz of Shreveport, Land Rover Jaguar of Shreveport and Holmes Volvo Cars in Shreveport. Community Auto [...]

Leaderboard: Cimino a ‘very important’ awardee

Sandy Cimino, of Community Bank of Louisiana, was presented the Very important Volunteer Award at the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce's Breakfast of Champions event held in April. She is pictured here, left to right, with Community Bank employees Kyle Kennington, Walt Gaskins, Wiley LaVigne, Sandy Cimino, President & CEO Jayce Simpson, Carl Thibodeaux, and [...]

TOP DOG New Venture Championship winners for 2022 announced

A total of $12,000 in cash and prizes was awarded during the TOP DOG New Venture Championship at Louisiana Tech University. Awards were given to the top three finishers as well as for entrepreneurial spirit. This past October, teams developed ideas and competed in the TOP DOG Idea Pitch. After the pitch, student teams had [...]

Ramsey: Know your team, and follow up!

Good leaders understand the importance of knowing everyone on their teams. They realize everyone comes to the table with unique personality styles. If you’ve used the DISC Profile System in your business, you’ve seen this in action. The DISC is a personality assessment tool that companies can use to help their employees discover their personality [...]

House committee kills minimum wage bills

The House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations on Thursday killed four bills seeking to raise the minimum wage through different approaches.  House Bill 472, sponsored by Rep. Tammy Phelps, D-Shreveport, sought to increase the tipped minimum wage. Presently, tipped employees, defined as those who make at least $30 per month in tips, can be [...]

Bossier City residents question the removal of contaminated soil

Community residents gathered on April 12 to hear from Claire Woods, director of Environmental Justice Policies and Programs for the Multistate Trust, regarding removal of contaminated soil in Bossier City. The contaminated soil site is located at 520 Hamilton Road in Bossier City. The site is the former home of the Tronox/Kerr-McGee wood treatment facility. [...]

Why You Should Pursue Your Product Ideas

Every day, thousands of ideas are birthed. Unfortunately, only a few of these ideas ever get to see the light of the day. Many of us have conceived ideas that can change society and earn us a fortune. But we often lack the willingness to give life to these ideas because entrepreneurship comes with taking [...]

Pavlick: Make skin cancer screening part of your annual wellness routine

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. and when detected early is highly curable.  According to the American Cancer Society, nearly five million people are treated for it each year.  It is estimated that 7,650 people will die from Melanoma, the deadliest type, in 2022. 90% of all skin cancer [...]

Smith: EAP launches Spring Into Summer Series

When the time comes to turn a great idea into a business, many entrepreneurs realize that they do not know the first steps towards actually starting and running a business.  It is not uncommon for entrepreneurs to lack formal instruction in business, finance, or the legal framework required for businesses.  Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) and [...]

Rozeman: From good to great at LSU in Shreveport

At last week’s LSU Board of Supervisors meeting held in Shreveport, most of the Northwest Louisiana legislative delegation came to address LSU leadership. They spoke on the need for greater attention and resources for LSU-S and our medical school, the LSU Health Shreveport (LSUHS). Representative Cedric Glover spoke about the importance of investment in the [...]

Clark: Expecting the unexpected

On Tuesday, April 12, Northwest Louisiana was hit by multiple tornadoes. While the impact to the region was not as severe as it could have been, many homes, neighborhoods, and institutions suffered damage ranging from moderate to critical. LSU Shreveport suffered damage when a confirmed EF0 tornado cut a path through the southern side of [...]

Specht: A funny thing happened on our way to publishing this year’s ‘Money Makers’ edition…

In the year 2020, we all became all-too-aware of the term, “pivot.” But, sometimes pivoting can be a good thing. This issue of BIZ. is evidence of that. During our planning for 2022, we set the May edition of BIZ. to be the “Money Makers” edition. This would be our third year highlighting those who [...]

North Louisiana’s largest philanthropic event returns to provide funds for nonprofits

Give For Good, north Louisiana’s largest day of philanthropic giving, returns May 3 with its biggest goal yet. Give for Good is a 24-hour online campaign organized by the Community Foundation of North Louisiana. This year, event organizers have set a goal of $2.5 million. And while May 3 is the official day of giving, [...]

STRIKEWERX, CyberWorx team with USAF Academy to improve survival kit for B-52 aircrews

STRIKEWERX, Air Force CyberWorx, U.S. Air Force Academy cadets, and USAFA Spark Cell have teamed up with government, industry, and academia to design a better survival kit for B-52 aircrews.   STRIKEWERX, Air Force Global Strike Command’s Innovation Hub, co-led a sprint with AF CyberWorx at CyberWorx’s design studio embedded at the Air Force Academy [...]

CIC program sees LA Tech students develop new B-52 equipment prototype

Louisiana Tech University mechanical engineering students presented their prototype of a collapsible B-52 tow bar to Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) staff at the Cyber Innovation Center (CIC) in Bossier City on Monday, April 25.  The scope of the project focused on updating the B-52 tow bar design to reduce the weight, overall size, [...]

May 2022 BIZ. e-edition

The electronic page-turn version of the May 2022 BIZ. Magazine.