My Publishers Note this month is not exactly what I envisioned two weeks ago. However, due to the pandemic turning all of our lives upside-down, I strongly feel that now is a good time for me to talk about the most important thing New Orleanians can do right now to help small businesses. And that is to shop local. Right now, every locally-owned business needs our support more than ever. Inside New Orleans advertisers is a great place to start. This magazine is my gift to you, our wonderful readers. So please, try and enjoy your downtime, but once everyone is back up and running again, get out there and support local!
Our April/May Women in Business issue is a special issue that I hold near and dear to my heart. I’ve been excited about the focus of this issue since I purchased Inside New Orleans Magazine. The New Orleans area has many flourishing and accomplished women in business that have much to offer our local and national economy. As a female small business owner, I will do my part in supporting as many local businesses as I can. This includes supporting local small businesses for my meals, medical needs, credit card processing, and home needs.
Inside New Orleans Magazine’s Women in Business Luncheon is scheduled the day before I turn 40. I started in the magazine advertising world when I was wrapping up my last semester at LSU at the young age of 23. If you would have asked me 17 years ago if I saw myself owning a magazine, I would have most definitely said, YES! I love everything about being the Publisher of Inside New Orleans. I absolutely love working with talented writers, and I also love helping old and new businesses grow. I especially love all of my employees and appreciate all of their hard work in making this magazine come together. In the meantime, take care of each other, love, laugh, and pray. Remember, we have faced difficult times before, and we will overcome like we have in the past.