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Landis Construction names third-generation CEO Anne Teague Landis

Landis Construction Co. in New Orleans has appointed an executive team with Anne Teague Landis as chief executive officer, becoming the third generation of Landises to take the 59-year-old company’s lead role. She will oversee strategy, administration and finance. Christian Generes is the company’s new president. He has worked closely with longtime executive vice president… Continue reading →

Canal Street building to house two Marriott hotel brands

Texas-based hotel development firm NewcrestImage has purchased the 13-story building at 1600 Canal St. in the Central Business District, with plans to develop the property into the area’s first dual-Marriott branded hotel, the company said Thursday. The price was not disclosed. The building was constructed in 1960 but has been vacant since Hurricane Katrina… Continue reading →

Mandeville firm wins offshore wind engineering contract

Keystone Engineering of Mandeville has been awarded a contract to design the meteorological tower foundation for a wind farm planned off Maryland’s coast. The project, led by US Wind, will be able to generate 500 megawatts of power from about 15 miles off the coast. That’s enough electricity for about 300,000 homes. The award is Keystone’s… Continue reading →

Covington, Westlake companies get Corps dredging contracts

The Pentagon says Weeks Marine Inc., of Covington has won a $6.5 million contract for maintenance dredging in Texas. It was one of two bidders for the Army Corps of Engineers contract for the Brazos Island Harbor jetty channel and an option for Brazos Island Harbor entrance channel. The estimated completion date is Feb. 12. The… Continue reading →

Construction starts on 2 buildings in Tammany West Multiplex Busines Park

Gulf States Real Estates and Construction Services has started two new office buildings in the Tammany West Multiplex Business Park, located on Interstate 12 and Louisiana 1077 in Covington. The PSX Corporate Office Building will encompass about 22,000 square feetand is an owner-occupied building. It will house PSX’s corporate office, warehouse and assembly facility. PSX provides… Continue reading →

Louisiana gains jobs despite losses in six of nine labor markets

Louisiana continued to add nonfarm jobs during the 12 months ending Aug. 31, despite job losses in six of the state’s nine metro areas. The three labor markets with gains are Baton Rouge, Hammond and Lake Charles. Louisiana’s nonfarm employment was estimated at 1,982,500 for August 2015, the highest figure for the month of August in… Continue reading →

Charter flights from New Orleans to Shreveport, Little Rock, Memphis to start in November

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER --  Trey Fayard, founder and CEO of Glo, announced plans to run charter flights to three regional destinations out of Louis Armstrong International Airport starting in November.

A new charter operator will begin offering flights from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to three regional destinations in November, officials said Tuesday. New Orleans-based GLO will offer daily nonstop, round-trip flights to Shreveport as well as Little Rock, Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennessee. The flights will be operated by Corporate Flight Management Inc., which… Continue reading →

Fair housing group’s ‘test renters’ encounter frequent racial discrimination in Jefferson, Orleans parishes

An undercover investigation of area housing providers turned up dozens of examples of criminal background checks being applied unevenly to weed out prospective renters based on race, according to a report released Monday by the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. Over two months this summer, 50 black and white people posed as potential renters… Continue reading →

Program designed to help Louisiana with new health cooperatives fails

A federal program designed to aid federally created health plans such as the Louisiana Health Cooperative Inc. instead became the final nail in the ailing nonprofit’s coffin. Louisiana Health — taken over by state regulators on Sept. 1 — was one of 23 plans created nationally under the Affordable Care Act to ensure there would be competition… Continue reading →

People in Business for Sept. 27, 2015

Tina Robinson, Community Coffee Co.

Community Coffee Co. has promoted Tina Robinson to general manager of talent development and Shauntel Deshautelles to general manager of recruiting. Robinson played a key role in the training development department in the implementation of new leadership development training events and curriculum, along with enhancing the company’s employee orientation training and… Continue reading →

Goodwood library, tourism office earn business awards this week

MaryJo Roberts of Phelps Dunbar

The new East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library at Goodwood earned a national award in Library Journal magazine’s 2015 New Landmark Libraries program. The building also has been recognized with the Members’ Choice Award from the Baton Rouge chapter of the American Institute of Architects and selected as Engineering News-Record magazine’s Best Government/Public Buildings Project and… Continue reading →

Business Briefs for Sept. 27, 2015

Blitch Knevel Architects LLC of New Orleans has opened a second office, 736 E. Boston, at the corner of Lee Lane in the Historic District Covington. Blitch Knevel renovated the building to handle the firm’s north shore and Gulf Coast projects. Blitch Knevel, founded… Continue reading →

U.S. rig count declines by 4; Louisiana unchanged

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week declined by four to 838. Houston-based Baker Hughes said Friday that 640 rigs were seeking oil, 197 explored for natural gas and one was listed as miscellaneous. A year ago, with… Continue reading →

Two New Orleans residents among group inducted to National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame

Two local residents were set to be inducted Friday into the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame. Michael Smith, general manager of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, and former U.S. surgeon general Dr. Regina Benjamin, a faculty member at Xavier University, were among a dozen inductees to be recognized during a ceremony in Atlanta.… Continue reading →

New Orleans company to provide consulting services to global firm’s clients

Compliance Partners, headquartered in the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, said Thursday that it will begin providing consulting services to health care organizations in partnership with global information services firm Wolters Kluwer. Wolters Kluwer sells software to help health care providers comply with industry regulations. Compliance Partners, which has eight employees, will provide consulting… Continue reading →

Local restaurant group expanding to New Orleans East, an area hungry for more eateries

Advocate staff photo by Ian McNulty - New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Co. has been expanding, and the local company has selected a site in New Orleans East for its next restaurant.

While the well-documented New Orleans restaurant boom has reverberated loudly in some parts of the city, in others it has amounted to barely a murmur. New Orleans East has been especially quiet, but on Wednesday a fast-growing local restaurant group announced it has selected the East for its next expansion precisely because of unmet demand there.… Continue reading →

AC Hotel New Orleans sold to California firm

AC Hotel New Orleans in the Central Business District has been sold to an affiliate of a California-based hotel management and investment firm. The price was not disclosed. The Marriott-brand hotel was sold to Pacific Hospitality Group, which owns and manages nine hotels and resorts. AC Hotel is its first property in Louisiana. The… Continue reading →

Hubig’s Pie site condo developer also proposing four-story condo complex on Bywater

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER --   Former site of Hubig's Pies in the Marigny.

The developers behind plans to build condos on the former site of the Hubig’s Pies bakery in Faubourg Marigny have their eyes set on the Bywater as well. Michael Bosio, of MK RED, has proposed building a 28,000-square-foot, mixed-use development with 16 condo units on a vacant plot at 3200 Chartres St., near the pedestrian bridge… Continue reading →

Loan fund to help cultural businesses, creative individuals in New Orleans, Acadiana areas

The nonprofit Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation on Wednesday announced a new fund to make low-interest loans to creative individuals and small cultural businesses in the metro New Orleans and Acadiana areas aimed at helping them grow. Through the program, individuals and small businesses can receive up to $10,000 in loans with interest rates as low as… Continue reading →

New Orleans Planning Commission rejects condo building on State Street, approves one for Mayor Landrieu’s aunt

Few neighbors seemed to disagree that the mostly red brick, multifamily buildings along State Street in Uptown New Orleans are an eyesore that need to go. But they weren’t willing to accept just anything in their place, and neither was the City Planning Commission, which voted 6-1 Tuesday to reject a proposal to replace… Continue reading →

Cheniere subsidiary lands LNG sales agreement

A Cheniere Energy Inc. subsidiary has entered into another agreement to deliver liquefied natural gas to √Člectricit√© de France S.A. from the Sabine Pass LNG terminal in southwest Louisiana. The sales arrangement covers the delivery of up to 24 cargoes from 2017 through 2018. With this latest agreement, Cheniere Marketing International LLP has executed agreements for the… Continue reading →

Agency approves pipeline supplying natural gas to Cameron export facility

A federal agency has approved construction of a project that will supply natural gas to to the Cameron LNG export facility in southwest Louisiana. The announcement of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval was made by Columbia Pipeline Group Inc. and Columbia Pipeline Partners LP. Their subsidiary, Columbia Gulf Transmission LLC, will supply the Appalachian natural… Continue reading →

Work continues on Entergy’s $30 million transmission system upgrades in Carrollton, Hollygrove areas

Entergy New Orleans crews have finished the first phase of upgrades to the city’s electric power transmission system in the Audubon Park, upper Magazine Street and Annunciation Street neighborhoods and will soon begin work in Carrollton and Hollygrove, the utility said Monday. Entergy plans to begin the next phase of the project Oct. 5… Continue reading →

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Shelley Simmons, of C.J. Brown Realtors

The Hotel Monteleone has named Maray Lopez-ElHoudaigui as business travel sales manager. Lopez-ElHoudaigui was reservation supervisor and group housing coordinator. Matthew W. Bailey has been named by the law firm of Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC as a member, the equivalent of partner, in its Baton Rouge office. Bailey practices… Continue reading →

Shipyards executive, lawyer earn business honors this week

MaryJo Roberts of Phelps Dunbar

MaryJo Roberts, an associate in Phelps Dunbar’s New Orleans office, received the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel’s inaugural Frank L. Maraist Award. The award recognizes young lawyers — younger than 39 or with six or less years of experience — who demonstrate professional excellence and service to the profession and the bar, who demonstrate a commitment… Continue reading →

New Orleans area business briefs for Sept. 20

The St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation and Chevron will present an examination of workforce development in energy, oil and gas on Tuesday in the STEDF conference room at 21489 Koop Drive, Suite 7, in Mandeville. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for the 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.… Continue reading →