Alumni News

Curtis Doucette (C13), Iris Development, celebrating the grand opening of the $20 million BonVi apartment complex

Sandra Lindquist (C14), New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, featured in Biz New Orleans Magazine

Elizabeth Williams (C12), Southern Food and Beverage Museum, featured in the EPOCH times discussing the legacy of camellia red beans

John Barry (C25), Velvet Pines Developers, featured in the Advocate

Lauren Myerscough (C18), Cocktail and Sons, featured in Gambit Magazine

Betsie Gambel (C3), Gambel Communications,  business announces in Biz New Orleans Magazine that Ashleigh Fortenberry has joined the team

Marc Ehrhardt (C16), The Ehrhardt Group, quoted in Biz New Orleans article and featured in the Biz New Orleans

Joaquin Rodas (C13), Bacchanal, business and owner is featured in a article

Joaquin Rodas (C13), Bacchanal, featured in an article the New Orleans Magazine

Krista Pouncy-Dyson (C19), Performance First Digital, featured in article in Biz New Orleans

Jessica Osborn (C26), Privy Label, featured on WGNO News

Joe Wall, National Director of 10,000 Small Businesses Voices initiative, featured as guest on Biz Talks Podcast

Elizabeth Shephard (ES2), LifeCity, L3C, featured in Biz New Orleans Magazine.

Lameika Washington (C28), Diamond Security Services, Inc., honored with the LED Outstanding Small and Emerging Business Development Graduate Award.

Fallon Evans (C30), Skye’s Janitorial, LLC., featured in Biz New Orleans Magazine.

Linda Stone (C14), Casa Borrega, featured in article in the Uptown Messenger.

Angelica Rivera (C1), Colmex Construction, featured in

Lana Joseph-Ford (C23), High Level Speech and Hearing Center, decided to consolidate locations and focus on their mobile community outreach program to mitigate operational costs.

Simone Bruni (C1), Demo Diva, LLC, listed as 1 of 5 Best Demolition Builders.

Sandra Linquist (C15), New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, pictured on the cover of BizNewOrleans Magazine.

Amy Bakay (C22), HR NOLA, Included on Inc. Magazine’s List of Best Workplaces.

Leslie White (C4), Good Work Marketing, Inc., discusses her role in Bagley Development Group’s renovation project.

Three 10ksb Alumni honored at the 2022 Louisiana Small Business Awards at the 2022 Louisiana Small Business Awards by LED and U.S. Small Business Administration: Fallon Evans (C30), Skye’s Janitorial, LLC., Lameika Washington (C28), Diamond Security Services, Inc., Elizabeth Shephard (ES2), LifeCity, L3C.

Jan Ramsey (C11), OffBeat Magazine, pens an article on what to wear at Jazz Fest.

Cheryl Scripter (C4), Bittersweet Confections, voted top 5 best cakes in New Orleans.

Goldman Sachs 10KSB Business owners were selected for 6 of the 10 2022 Louisiana Growth Leaders awards at the LED Spotlight Louisiana event on April 21, 2022:  Terri Dreyer (C02), NANO, Inc,  Flynn Zaigler (C12), Online Optimism, Brandon Smith (C16) Flexicrew, Mindy Airhart (C16) Southern Services and Equipment, Inc., Michael Merideth (C15), VPG Enterprises, James Thomas (C27), Thomas Pump & Machinery, INC, Fidelis Builds LLC.,

Goldman Sachs 10KSB Businesses named as 10 of the 20 finalists for the 2022 Louisiana Growth Leaders awards at the LED Spotlight Louisiana event on April 21, 2022. The 10 finalists were: Jaci Russo (C25), brandRUSSO, pg. 26, Evon Roquemore (C26), Brightside Clinic, pg. 27, Angelica Rivera (C1), Colmex Construction,  pg. 28, Dalia Matheus (C3), Global Management Enterprise, pg. 29, Kristi Matthews (C8), K-Belle Consultants, pg. 30, Claire Blazek Jr. (C1), Leaaf Environmental, LLC., pg. 31, Charles Edwards (C28), One Telemed and Kyle Remont (C19), RED Group, pg. 34, Vince Gremillion (C3), RESTECH Information Services, pg. 35.

Marc Ehrhardt (C16), The Ehrhardt Group, is featured in the Biz New Orleans magazine.

Dorothy Wilson (C18), Gulf Coast Women’s Magazine, will be the presenter at Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber event.

Fallon Evans (C30), Skye’s Janitorial, LLC, wins 2022 Louisiana District Small Business Award.

Lauren Myerscough (C18), Cocktail and Sons, featured in article in VEGAS Magazine.

Ronnie Slone, The Slone Group, DCC Interim lead faculty and Mod 4 and 5 faculty member, featured in Biz New Orleans Magazine.

Earl Mackie (C20), Mackie One Construction, featured in the Biz New Orleans Magazine.

Camille Manning-Broome (C22), Center for Planning Excellence, is quoted in a PBS News Hour article as an expert in climate adaptation and disaster resilience.

Flynn Zaiger (C12), Online Optimism, discusses in Central Recorder, How Elon Musk could re-shape twitter.

Julie Neill (C17), Julie Neill Designs is featured in Adore Magazine.

Julie Neill (C17), Julie Neill Deigns, is featured in New Orleans Magazine.

Lana Joseph-Ford (C23), High Level Speech and Hearing Center, her story is featured in an article on

David Villarrubia (C17), Degas House, recently rewarded its 10th consecutive ‘Best of Weddings.

Terri Hogan Dreyer (C2), NANO LLC., is selected as Small Business of the Year at the Second Annual Morial Awards.

McLain Forman II (C22), Gracious Bakery + Cafe, Patricia-Ann Donohue (C7), Maple Street Patisserie, Cheryl Scripter (C4), Bittersweet Confections, listed as “the 5 Best Bakeries in New Orleans, LA.” by the Kev’s Best Independent Blog.

Susan Currie (C14), Susan Currie Design, featured in  Livingetc Modern Home Design and Style.

Iam Tucker (C5), Integrated Logistical Support, Inc. is a keynote speaker at Women in Business conference.

Angelica Rivera (C1) at Colmex Construction is a keynote speaker at Women in Business conference.

Sandra Lindquist (C14), CEO New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, N.O. Chamber will Hosts ‘Power Up: Women’s Leadership Conference.

Camille Manning-Broome (C22) authors a guest column in the Advocate title: A climate plan needs bold actions if it is to saveLouisiana's future.

Conrad Chura (C26), Wakin’ Bakin’, expanded its hearty breakfast and lunch offerings to the French Quarter.

Dr. Lana Joseph-Ford (C19), High Level Speech and Hearing Center, launched JRUMZ Ear Wear, the first woman owned earphone company in the world.

Chassity McComack (C17) of River Region Chamber of Commerce partnered with the St Bernard Chamber to assist locals in LaPlace. 

Philip Moseley (C12) of Blue Oak BBQ discusses business survival after Hurricane IDA.  

Christy Valentine (C2) of Valentine Medical Center was named President of Healthy Blue.

Dr. Peter Cho (C10) of Delgado Community College discusses how Delgado Community College’s West Bank Campus will soon open a new Advanced Technology Center.

Estralita Soniat (C7) of Estralita’s Café was featured in JEDCO's Spend Local Spotlight for Black History Month.  

Geoffrey Meeker (C13) of French Truck Coffee discusses the coffee shop business during the pandemic.

Nenette Gray (C16) of Lemonade Creative Marketing was mentioned in article in Promo Marketing magazine about teaching clients about hosting virtual events. 

Eric Laborde (C26) of A-1 Discount Pharmacy of Metairie was featured on Fox 8 News live and in an article as one of the Jefferson Parish pharmacies on the list to administer COVID19 vaccine to seniors.

Polly Watts (C15) of The Avenue Pub was featured on the NBC Nightly News live “Pandemic Hits Tourism Industry Especially Hard" story. Watts used her own savings to pay for her employees' health insurance. 

Krista Pouncy-Dyson (C19) of Performance First Digital was elected as a new board member for the New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce.

Philip Moseley (C12) of Blue Oak BBQ is donating a portion of proceeds from the cult-favorite Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich toward the Blue Oak Son of a Saint Fund.

Ben Marcel (C19) of Torapath Technologies was named one of Greater Baton Rouge Business Report's Forty under 40 class of 2020.

Barret Wiley (C12) of Cleaning Concierge discusses in a Biz New Orleans magazine article the 100% increase in demand for electrostatic cleaning since the pandemic.

Diane Lyons (C2) of ACCENT on Arrangements, Inc. discusses the impact of the event planning industry since COVID-19.

Christa Cotton (C23) of New Orleans Beverage Group, LLC was featured in Biz New Orleans Magazine about how business model changes last April helped sales skyrocket to 822% over the same month.

Andrew Dafoe (C24) of Traduccio NOLA, was featured in Biz New Orleans Magazine about finding a growing niche market.

Camille Manning-Broome (C22), Center For Planning Excellence, discussed her new book with NPR Baton Rouge. 

Ruby Slipper Co-founder/CEO Jennifer Weishaupt, wife of Eric Weishaupt (C6), talks with Biz New Orleans about how COVID-19 may change restaurants forever and how she’s managed to keep her business moving forward despite all the challenges.

Craig K. Mirambell Jr. (C10) of Mirambell Realty and Katie Witry (C24) of Witry Collective were named among Biz New Orleans' 12 Top Real Estate Influencers.

Arthur Boisfontaine (C16) of Crystal Clear Imaging, details his success story during the pandemic.

Candice Marie (C22) of RENEE MARIE Jewelry & Accessories was featured in First Lady Donna Edwards' blog.

Erich Weishaupt (C6) of The Ruby Slipper Café established an emergency relief fund

Mayor Cantrell issued a statement in support of Curtis Doucette's (C13) Iris Development for affordable housing plan for HANO sites.

Julie Neill (C17) of Julie Neill Designs was listed as one of the best home décor stores in America in the Architectural Digest.

Kristi Givens (C2) of Kids of Excellence, Inc. is being honored as a Woman of the Month for August 2020 by P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized) for her outstanding contributions and success in the field of childcare.

The businesses of Cleveland Spears (C1), Chad Perez (C21), and Brandon Smith (C16) make Inc. Magazine's 2020 list of the 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America.

Flynn Zaiger (C12) of Online Optimism was named a finalist for the Inspiring Culture Award in the first ever 2020 North American Inspiring Workplaces Awards.

Lola Lass (C16) of ADEETA Corporate Staffing is a newly elected board member to the Greater New Orleans Executives Association. 

Camille Manning-Broome (C22) of the Center for Planning Excellence discusses potential impact of suspending emergency rent assistance program

Norisha Kirts (C22) of NRK Construction, discusses burnout

Joaquin Rodas (C13) of Bacchanal is using Tulane medical students to assist with pandemic issues. 

Heather Riccobono (C22) of Café Navarre discusses her free meal plan for community through the City of New Orleans and FEMA COVID-19 meal assistance program.  

Todd Murphy (C17) of the Jefferson Chamber comments on the effects of the mandatory mask requirement in Jefferson Parish.  

Ann Gerald (C13) of the General Paper Company was featured in Greater Baton Rouge Business Report on her family-owned business. 

Krista Pouncy-Dyson (C19) of Performance First Digital discusses her diversity recruiting portal in Biz New Orleans Magazine

Cleveland Spears (C1) of The Spears Group authors a guest column in The Advocate: "Is this the moment when America finally reckons with race?"

Polly Watts (C15) of The Avenue Pub discusses New Orleans bars reopening with limited capacity in Gambit.

Lakeisha Robichaux (C16) of Chief of Minds served as a panelist for the "Motivating Your Employees" Chamber of Commerce webinar event.

Daniel Victory (C8) of Victory NOLA was mentioned in article regarding black owned businesses.

Candace Tujague (C19) of Tujague’s, the second-oldest restaurant in New Orleans, has been closed since the coronavirus shutdown.  Plans were announced to reopen for a farewell dinner series at that location before moving up river a few blocks to 429 Decatur St. slated to open in September