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
Running a sports business in New Orleans comes with a number of unique challenges. Ask the Voodoo, the Jazz, or for many years the struggling Saints.
On the other hand, the New Orleans Zephyrs seem to have found a winning formula. Winning enough for a new ownership to take over the team and unveil plans for an optimistic future.
The team’s new Assistant General Manager, Donna Light, is Peter's guest on this edition of Out to Lunch.
Mark Olalde is Director of Operations for the recently unveiled Xtreme Xperience NOLA. Xtreme Xperience allows anyone with a drivers licence to get in a high performance race car and race around a professional car race track in Avondale.
Peter's talking talking New Orleans baseball and New Orleans motor racing.