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No deal on fiscal cliff could cost Louisiana 28,000 jobs, university researchers say

No deal on fiscal cliff could cost Louisiana 28,000 jobs, university researchers say

By Bruce Alpert, NOLA.com/Times-Picayune

WASHINGTON – By now, you’ve probably heard the news that failure by PresidentBarack Obama and Congress to reach a deal on the so-called fiscal cliff means higher

Civic developers hope to fill entertainment venue void

Civic developers hope to fill entertainment venue void

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By Robin Shannon, New Orleans CityBusiness

The Civic, oldest known theater building in New Orleans, has sat hidden and forgotten

Dalai Lama headed to New Orleans in 2013

Dalai Lama headed to New Orleans in 2013

By Stacey Plaisance, Associated Press

The Dalai Lama and an entourage of Tibetan monks are heading to New Orleans in May in a rally of support for communities still recovering from Hurricane

World's biggest Mardi Gras bead mural, work has begun

World’s biggest Mardi Gras bead mural, work has begun

By Doug MacCash, Times-Picayune

Work has begun on what will be the world’s biggest mural made primarily from recycled Mardi Gras beads. Artist Stephan Wanger, known for his glittering, ecologically conscious bead

Ragusa takes home four PRSA awards

Ragusa takes home four PRSA awards

At the 2012 Public Relations Society of America, Ragusa won an award for each of the consultancy’s four entries:

Blue Angels at NOLA Navy Week  for Brief Special Events/Observances‐ Nonprofit/ Association
2nd

Production company rides the New Orleans startup wave

Production company rides the New Orleans startup wave

By Donna Fenn, OPEN Forum

When Gary Solomon Jr. moved back to his native New Orleans in 2008, the NYU grad wasn’t at all sure there was a career path for

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu endorses Usdin, Koppel and Marshall for school board

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu endorses Usdin, Koppel and Marshall for school board

By Andrew Vanacore, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released a slate of election endorsements Friday afternoon, with the most notable being of three candidates running for the Orleans

Endymion to present world's largest Mardi Gras float and Kelly Clarkson in 2013

Endymion to present world’s largest Mardi Gras float and Kelly Clarkson in 2013

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By Doug McCash, The Times-Picayune

The Krewe of Endymion plans to dominate the Carnival route in 2013 with the world’s largest Mardi Gras float

Companies With A Mission™ and Brees Dream Foundation giving $1M to local charities

Companies With A Mission™ and Brees Dream Foundation giving $1M to local charities

Ragusa is helping Companies With A Mission™ connect with New Orleans area nonprofit organization, businesses, and individuals to help grow participation in the “Super Service Challenge.”

The nonprofit organization partnered with

Ruby Bridges reflects on her historic walk during children’s book festival in hometown N.O.

Ruby Bridges reflects on her historic walk during children’s book festival in hometown N.O.

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By Associated Press

Ruby Bridges remembers how excited she was when an anonymous donor sent Dr. Seuss books to her New Orleans home

Solomon Group named among 'Best Places to Work'

Solomon Group named among ‘Best Places to Work’

CityBusiness announced Solomon Group as one of the 2012 ‘Best Places to Work.’ The award recognizes companies according to how well they treat their most important assets — their employees.

Solomon Group prepares to compete for Super Bowl-related contracts

Solomon Group prepares to compete for Super Bowl-related contracts

By Kimberly Quillen, The Times-Picayune

It’s not often that a chance comes along to alter a city’s landscape. But that’s essentially what the Solomon Group did earlier this year when it

Double decker tour buses hit streets of New Orleans

Double decker tour buses hit streets of New Orleans

By Katherine Sayre, The Times-Picayune

You’ve seen them in tourist towns around the globe. The red, double-decker buses with an open-air platform on top, toting visitors around town, a chatty guide

‘Dear Kate’ author explains how Hurricane Katrina helped him gain a new view on wealth

‘Dear Kate’ author explains how Hurricane Katrina helped him gain a new view on wealth

By Michelle Singletary, The Washington Post

It was seven years ago this month that Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast. If you’ve never been affected by such a disaster, you

Ragusa featured in Inc.:

Ragusa featured in Inc.: “Crisis Management: 3 Things You Must Do”

By Jeff Hayden, Inc. Magazine

When the clock is ticking, why the crisis happened doesn’t matter. What you do about it is what makes all the difference.

Read the original post by Todd

Downtown Spotlight: Solomon Group

Downtown Spotlight: Solomon Group

Published in the Downtown Development District’s “What’s Up Downtown”  18 May 2012 Issue

Since 2009, Solomon Group has been reimagining how we experience our surroundings, from events and museum exhibits to

Tour de Lis 2012 is a way for everyone to help cancer patients and survivors

Tour de Lis 2012 is a way for everyone to help cancer patients and survivors

By Sheila Stroup, The Times-Picayune

Editor’s note: The Tour de Lis has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 16, because of inclement weather in the New Orleans area.

Tour de Lis is rolling

Top Gear Races Across New Orleans

Top Gear Races Across New Orleans

“One of the UK’s most popular series since 1977, Top Gear now brings its high-adrenaline action entertainment to America,” according to the HISTORY™ – Where better to film than New Orleans,

World Cultural Economic Forum draws global leaders to New Orleans

World Cultural Economic Forum draws global leaders to New Orleans

By Jaquetta White, The Times-Picayune

Musicians, writers, visual artists and other people whose jobs are tied to New Orleans’ culture accounted for about 13.5 percent of the local workforce, or 30,400

Solomon Takes Home Live Design Award

Solomon Takes Home Live Design Award

Solomon Group helped take home the 2012 Live Deisgn Award for Archatainment for their client the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The competition was stiff, though — The Mercedes-Benz Superdome was up against

Blue Angels pilot relishes chance to wrap up Navy Week NOLA in high-flying fashion

Blue Angels pilot relishes chance to wrap up Navy Week NOLA in high-flying fashion

By Amanda Schurr, The Times-Picayune

After three years with the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the daredevil goodwill ambassadors better known as the Blue Angels, Lt. C.J. Simonsen says the thrill is

Get-R-Done

Get-R-Done

Larry was gettin-r-done at Mardi Gras World for an episode of “Only In America with Larry the Cable Guy,” which aired this Spring on HISTORY™.

Roadfood Rolls in New Orleans

Roadfood Rolls in New Orleans

“Roadfood” refers to exceptional cuisine found in small outlets along city highways, in small towns, or in unsuspecting neighborhoods. Perhaps offering one of the richest roadfood experiences today is New

Ragusa Honored at 2012 PR News Awards

Ragusa Honored at 2012 PR News Awards

Ragusa was a finalist for the prestigious 2012 PR News award for media relations. The award recognizes the agencies that best achieved their clients earned media goals and yielded the

Hairy Bikers storm the Big Easy

Hairy Bikers storm the Big Easy

The UK’s famed Hairy Bikers filmed at Mardi Gras World as part of their ‘Mississippi Adventure.’ The celebrity chef/bikers traveled  down the Mississippi river “in pursuit of the roots of

Louisiana Made, Louisiana Proud at GrowCo

Louisiana Made, Louisiana Proud at GrowCo

Barry Kern was featured at Inc. Magazine’s 2012 GrowCo conference in New Orleans. He participated in a panel where attendees could “meet some of the well-known, extraordinary men and women

Serving Up Eyeballs

Serving Up Eyeballs

When Andrew Zimmern’s producers were looking for locations for “Appetite for Life,” they called Ragusa, who helped them locate a number of interesting stories across Louisiana for Andrew to sink

Fortier Honored as a City Business “Money Maker”

Fortier Honored as a City Business “Money Maker”

Brad Fortier was among CityBusiness’ inaugural class of Money Makers honorees. Money Makers recognizes financial professionals whose fiscal work, accomplishments and achievements have not only set the pace for their

Energy-efficiency loans for New Orleans homeowners to be available at low interest

Energy-efficiency loans for New Orleans homeowners to be available at low interest

(Above: Wendell Pierce filming NOLA Wise Commercial to air this Fall)

By Frank Donze, The Times-Picayune

A pool of $15 million in low-interest loans will be available to New Orleans homeowners looking

‘Remember Them’ Oakland sculpture to be unveiled

‘Remember Them’ Oakland sculpture to be unveiled

By Matthai Kuruvila, Chronicle Staff Writer-

Some of the sculpted will also be there, including Angelou and Ruby Bridges, the 6-year-old who integrated New Orleans schools in 1960 and was kept

President Obama Meets Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges

President Obama Meets Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges

Since President Obama’s inauguration, civil rights icon Ruby Bridges expressed interest in having the Norman Rockwell painting, “The Problem We All Live With,” hung in the White House. The painting,

The Katrina Effect: Renaissance on the Mississippi

The Katrina Effect: Renaissance on the Mississippi

By Joel Kotkin, Forbes

In this most insipid of recoveries, perhaps the most hopeful story comes from New Orleans. Today, its comeback story could serve as a model of regional recovery

Join Us for a Night Out

Join Us for a Night Out

Stroll over to the 12 Bar on Fulton Street immediately after today’s Wednesday at the Square concert for more great live music by the BRASS-A-HOLICS, a complimentary buffet, drink specials and

Get Ready for Tour De Lis

Get Ready for Tour De Lis

The day we have all been waiting for is almost here! We can’t wait to see everyone on Saturday (April 9) for what promises to be the best Tour de

Why New Orleans Is the Coolest Start-up City in America

Why New Orleans Is the Coolest Start-up City in America

By Donna Fenn, Inc.

Idea Village, a New Orleans-based not-for-profit that helps support local entrepreneurs, is helping rebuild its city’s economic devastation by organizing a series of workshops and competitions involving

New Orleans' Mardi Gras for Entrepreneurs

New Orleans’ Mardi Gras for Entrepreneurs

By Catherine Lyons, The Daily Beast

New Orleans, long a magnet for those in search of a good time, is drawing the world in once again this week, but for a much

Bassmaster Classic

Bassmaster Classic

The Super Bowl of Bass Fishing Returns to the Louisiana Delta

NEW ORLEANS — Top bass anglers are gearing up for the 41st edition of the Bassmaster Classic to be held

Transition New Orleans

Transition New Orleans

Five days after Mitch Landrieu was elected as Mayor of New Orleans, Transition New Orleans was launched to help prepare for his transition to office. The transition team worked to