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Day: July 2, 2018

Joanne Gallinghouse 1953-2018 – Well Lived. Well Loved.

If there was ever a person who epitomized a sophisticated woman, it was Joanne Jemison Gallinghouse. An entrepreneur, business leader and community advocate, she helped shape the business community on the Northshore.  She founded Gallinghouse & Associates in 1986, at a time when a woman-owned business, much less an advertising agency owned by a woman, …

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Gian Durand – Living Life On My Own Terms

Four years ago, Gian Durand seemed to have it all. A successful entrepreneur, she had built a diverse businesses portfolio since receiving her JD from Loyola College of Law in 2004. Beginning with Loving Hearts of Louisiana, a behavioral health and personal care assistance resource for the underserved in Orleans and Lafayette parishes, she expanded …

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Jamaica: Gateway to Flavor

The airplane dipped lower and lower, almost clipping the coconut palm, palmetto and ficus trees, then bounced to a landing. The hand-painted welcome sign across the prefab building, the terminal at the Montego Bay Airport, proclaimed it the “The Gateway to Jamaica.” The spiky yucca plants with stiletto yellow blades did not seem welcoming.   …

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Plan, Budget for Entrepreneurial Success

Venturing out into the business world on your own can be incredibly scary but also liberating and exciting. Starting your own business gives your purpose a platform and an opportunity to leave your mark on the world. There are some clear advantages of being your our boss: setting your hours, dress code, the business’s location …

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By the Numbers: 4th of July Facts

Think you know all there is to know about the Declaration of Independence? Here are seven facts you may not have known about the historic document. 1. It Wasn’t Signed on July 4 Only two men signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4. The signatures of John Hancock and Charles Thomas, president and secretary …

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