Spa Mizan, located at 319 Kaliste Saloom Road, is a full-service salon and spa, and StormGuard, 105 Board Road, specializes in keeping homes safe from hurricanes. In February, Spa Mizan was also named in the Salon Today 200 by Salon Today magazine. Salons were selected for their best business practices from applications submitted by the magazine’s readers.
Louisiana Economic Development and the U.S. Small Business Administration annually recognize small business leaders who make a significant impact and who exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit of Louisiana. The 2012 winners were honored in a private reception Tuesday at the Governor's Mansion.
“This year’s award winners exemplify the vital role served by Louisiana small business leaders and their enterprises,” LED Secretary Stephen Moret said in announcing the honors. “Across many industry sectors, Louisiana’s small businesses supply key goods and services that fuel our economy and have helped Louisiana outperform the South and the U.S. through the recent national recession and the current recovery. We salute these business leaders for the visionary role they play in job creation, innovation and entrepreneurial growth.”
A recent nationwide survey of small business owners established Louisiana as one of the five friendliest states for small business in the U.S., with Louisiana gaining an “A” overall and an “A+” for networking programs, licensing, regulations and zoning. Louisiana also ranked among the top six states for the economic health of its small businesses. Thumbtack.com conducted the survey in association with the Kauffman Foundation.
“This third-party survey validates the tremendous accomplishments that our state’s small businesses are achieving, and LED will continue to implement programs and provide assistance that assures continued success for Louisiana’s small businesses in the future,” Moret said.
In addition to the individual small business award winners, LED recognized 33 companies for their participation in the state’s Economic Gardening pilot program, an innovative experience that provides existing small businesses with market research tools to accelerate their growth. View all of the 2012 Small Business Award winners here.
Louisiana is drowning, quickly.
An investment group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets will buy the Louisiana power company Cleco for $3.4 billion.
Local developer’s Lake Charles Gardens LLC purchases buildings and leases; land still owned by Dugas family.
Economist Loren Scott says Louisiana is in the midst of an industrial boom unlike any other in its history, with more than $100 billion in industrial projects either under construction or in the engineering and design phase.
The Louisiana Treasury holds $18 million in Israel Bonds — bonds that earn 2.868 percent when the three-year U.S. Treasury is yielding 1.08 percent.
ABiz celebrates another class of Acadiana's most influential female trailblazers, the Lourdes Foundation honors a local philanthropist and MedExpress in Opelousas celebrates its 22nd year as the “little ambulance service that could.”
Is Louisiana’s O&G industry ready to head south of the border?
Downtown’s newest live-work space for creatives doubles as a gallery for other upcoming artists to show their work.
A maritime case originating in Lafayette federal court could become a game changer for the oil and gas industry.
Here’s what’s at stake in the November Senate race — regardless of whether Republicans gain control of the upper chamber.
From the publisher’s in-box: ABiz reaches out to Lake Charles, time to “Come Home, Louisiana,” and now accepting nominations for Entrepreneur of the Year.
In late September Cleco and UL Lafayette showed off the Cleco Alternative Energy Center, where researchers explore ways to generate power by using renewable resources.
The most recent promotions, hirings and announcements from Acadiana's biz community.
While Amendments 1 and 2 will shield some health care providers from the budgetary whims of Gov. Jindal, they could make higher ed even more vulnerable to cuts.
Age 60 looks good on the country’s second-largest oil and gas show.
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Let’s show how much we care what it looks like.
The Memphis based investment firm Wunderlich recently arrived in Louisiana with the opening of a wealth management branch in Lafayette.
Broussard will soon be the site of a new Courtesy Automotive dealership.
Event addresses the industry’s growing need for qualified employees by providing an industry specific networking event.
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell’s office announced Thursday that AT&T Mobility has agreed to a $105 million settlement with Louisiana and the other 49 states over allegations that the company added third-party charges to AT&T customers’ bills without their consent or knowledge.
Investors aren’t enthusiastic about parent company Gannett’s spinoff plan, and that’s bad news for employees.
Lafayette Consolidated Government was the victor at the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal in a suit brought against it by a billboard company that argued new(ish) zoning regulations prevented it from making good on a contract.
The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims increased to 2,081 from the previous week's total of 1,887. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 2,456.
The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981 and bottomed at 488 in 1999.