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LTRI celebrates future home with groundbreaking

By Stacey Tinsley, BIZ. Magazine A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday, Aug. 24 for the Louisiana Tech Research Institute (LTRI). Tuesday’s groundbreaking ceremony celebrated the progress made on the future home of LTRI. The facility enables Louisiana Tech University to partner in new ways with industry and defense partners, provides Air Force Global Strike Command [...]

Cirque du Lot event kicks off the Labor Day weekend in Downtown Shreveport

Kick off your long Labor Day weekend with a combination street fair/ downtown artwalk/musical concert with fireworks, food and vendors thrown in for good measure! The excitement will happen Friday, Sept. 3, 5-10 pm at 400 Crockett Street at The Lot, the former Sportran bus terminal reimagined as an outdoor festival space. It will be [...]

Raising Cane’s founder and CEO Todd Graves reveals the ‘secret sauce’ for customer experience in the Sept. 8 Business Forum

What’s the secret for turning customers into diehard fans? Raising Cane’s founder and CEO Todd Graves will share his tried-and-true strategy in the September Business Forum webcast.   This webcast will broadcast at 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 8. Registration is free. Graves has grown his restaurant chain to 500-plus locations globally; it is continually recognized [...]

Airport Authority approves $14.7 million budget

Shreveport Airport Authority Board approved its 2022 operation budget during their Aug. 26 meeting. The Shreveport Airport Authority’s 2022 operating budget totaled $14,782,700 — consisting of $4.288M from airline revenue, $7.5M in non-aeronautical revenue, and aeronautical revenue of $2.99M. This is a $1.69M increase in revenue over the 2021 budget, and just over $100,000 from [...]

Dave Ramsey: Could this be the one? Finding the right assistant

One of my long-time leaders has a reputation for screening potential assistants harder than anyone else. This may seem a little unusual, but I like it. And the truth is an assistant is one of the most important hires you’ll make as a leader or small business owner. A great one allows you to focus [...]

Teri Haynes: Leading the micromanager

Micromanagement is defined as controlling every part, however small, of an activity or enterprise.  Micromanagers feel a need to control information, approve every activity, be copied on all e-mails, and interject themselves in employees’ tasks to be sure the work is done exactly their way. A micromanager is one of the worst and most destructive [...]

Rick Bateman: Veterans Resource Center shows BPCC’s military commitment

Recent headlines remind us, once again, of our sacred duty to honor our military, veterans, and their families. Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) is proud to stand at the forefront when it comes to serving and supporting our military and veteran community, not only in northern Louisiana but, also, as they deploy across the globe. [...]

Lisa Johnson: It’s time to talk about infrastructure

Infrastructure is a pretty all-encompassing word.   We talk about it all of the time and much of the time we mean roadways and bridges. But infrastructure digs deeper – broadband, utilities and now the words “clean energy.”   At a local and state level, we’ve focused on large projects that need some work – [...]

David Specht: Don’t be a ‘Solomon’

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction. — Proverbs 1:7 (New King James Version) It’s funny how things can come together in scripture to teach a valuable lesson. A favorite pastime of many who believe in Christ is to read the book of Proverbs in the [...]

BIZ. September 2021 e-Edition

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

Building Bridges: Upgrades to passenger bridges at Shreveport Regional Airport part of customer experience improvements

The Shreveport Regional Airport is making major upgrades to improve their customer experience via installation of four new passenger boarding bridges. Bridges at the American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Allegiant gates are slated to be replaced every month and a half through the end of the year.  “The bridges that are being replaced are [...]