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

Cut Through The Clutter January 1, 2015

If you’ve ever been in business, or been employed by a company of more than 3 people, you’ll know that one of the hallmarks of every organization is well, organization. The best laid plans of small companies and big corporations  can easily get lost in the mess of daily duties and decisions. Being able to identify and execute your intentions clearly is a vital part of any  successful business.

virginia barkley

Virginia Barkley has a company called Let’s Get It Straight - that specializes in straightening out other companies. Virginia’s been featured on TV and in print across the country, and she’s the author of the book “Clutter Busting for Busy Women” which was a #1 Bestseller on Amazon.com. 

stasia cymes

Stasia Cymes is also in the clutter business. Stasia’s company, Clear The Clutter, works on a personal level, in your home. There’s a lot more to what Stasia does than just tidy up your messy room. Stasia’s holistic approach to organizing earned her company the Chamber of Commerce award for Innovator of the Year. 

katrina brees

In the Remember, You Heard It Here First segment of the show, Katrina Brees unveils her new business, Fantastic Casket, which gives loved ones the opportunity to customize a casket or provides DIY plans to make a personalized coffin from scratch. You can hear a fuller conversation about Fantastic Casket here.

virginia barkley, stasia cymes, peter ricchiuti

virginia barkley, stasia cymes, katrina brees

Photos on this page were taken at Commander's Palace by Cheryl DalPozzal

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