Out to Lunch

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Photo by Rick Lineberger

Cleaning Up April 9, 2015

If you do your own laundry, you probably think you've got a small mountain of it if you have four or five loads to throw in the washing machine.

There's a family firm in Kenner called Pellerin Milnor who have been making washing machines for nearly 80 years, but you wouldn’t buy one for your house. Their machines wash around 7,000 pounds of laundry. An hour. Pellerin Milnor washing machines and dryers are in hospitals, cruise ships, and other industrial laundry facilities around the world.

james Pellerin

The President of Pellerin Milnor , James Pellerin, joins Peter on this edition of  Out to Lunch.

Let's face it, most of us don't like cleaning up. And even if you’re one of those folks who do, you probably wouldn’t want Tommy Boudreaux's job. Tommy's company, Clean Scene, cleans up what are called "biohazardous scenes." In plain English, that’s the mess left behind after someone is shot, or kills themselves. Or after a flood, fire or other disaster. Somebody has to do it.

tommy boudreaux

Tommy Boudreaux, founder of Clean Scene, is Peter's other guest today on  Out to Lunch.

sharee walls

In the You Heard It Here First segment of the show, Peter introduces Sharree Walls and her entrepreneurial concept, Solace, the super-personalized web way to furnish your living space. Hear a longer conversation with Sharree, Peter, James, and Tommy here.

The photos on this page were taken in the wine room at Commander's Palace by Chet Overall.

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