BATON ROUGE (AP) — Eleven Louisiana bar owners filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Gov. John Bel Edwards, arguing his coronavirus rules limiting bars to takeout and delivery unlawfully target one business sector and impose overly harsh restrictions. The lawsuit names the Democratic governor and Fire Marshal Butch Browning, the chief...
LAPLACE, La. – The River Parishes Tourist Commission announced that Executive Director Buddy Boe and Director of Sales and Business Development Willma Harvey have earned the Certified Destination Management Executive designation. The program’s focus is on vision, leadership, productivity and the implementation of business strategies. This year’s CDME class...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than a dozen unions and citizens’ groups say unemployed workers will demonstrate at U.S. senators’ offices in nine Louisiana cities to demand continued $600 federal coronavirus unemployment benefits. Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are among Republicans supporting Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s proposal to cut that benefit to $200...
WESTWEGO, La. – Textile rental company Loop Linen Service Inc. announced the purchase of Cintas Corporation’s linen business in the Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Houma, Lake Charles and Alexandria markets. Loop President Scott Burke said the acquisition is part of his Westwego-based company’s growth strategy. “This acquisition will position Loop Linen...
NEW ORLEANS – Destination marketing organization New Orleans & Company is encouraging New Orleans residents and nearby visitors to explore the city and support the local restaurant industry by taking advantage of dining options through ‘COOLinary New Orleans,’ the organization’s annual summer campaign. Unlike previous years, the campaign has...
NEW ORLEANS – Employees of the Higgins Hotel next to the National World War II Museum are making and delivering thousands of boxed lunches to the frontline employees working at the New Orleans VA Medical Center. The meals are being delivered  every weekday through the rest of July and...
NEW ORLEANS – The Sazerac House is offering “Virtual Whiskey Walks” led by distiller David Bock and “Virtual Drink & Learn” sessions led by cocktail historian Elizabeth Pearce. Each session is complimentary, and includes step-by-step instruction on building signature cocktail recipes along with a historical lesson and discussions on...
NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation marked its 14th year of giving by granting $5,000 to support Gendusa’s Italian Market, a locally-owned restaurant located in Kenner, LA. The restaurant was destroyed by fire before dawn on Tuesday, June 16. The grant from the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation was presented in...
METAIRIE – To drum up business during the pandemic, hotels citywide are doing everything they can to make potential guests feel as safe as possible. The New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway – one example among many – has introduced new cleaning and social-distancing protocols and is spreading the...
NEW ORLEANS – For the fifth consecutive year, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has received a “Safest 70” award from the Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation, the largest workers’ compensation carrier in the state. The award acknowledges excellence, outstanding performance and commitment to workplace safety, and is...