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Starr Textile Services Invests $10 Million In Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Commercial Laundry Facility

Starr Textile Services, which provides commercial laundry services to the hospitality industry, plans to invest more than $10 million to renovate a Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, facility at Elmwood Business Park, installing new commercial laundry equipment, with plans to hire 65 employees during the next two years.

04/03/2013 | Read Story »

New Orleans gets a record 3rd women’s Final Four, and it’s worth it

Though a handful of colleagues once threatened to drum me out of the fraternity for it, I’ve always liked women’s college basketball.

04/02/2013 | Read Story »

Starr Textiles, commercial laundry for major New Orleans hotels, moving to Jefferson Parish

A commercial laundry company that serves some of New Orleans’ largest hotels is moving its Warehouse District operations to an expanded facility in Jefferson Parish, in a $10 million investment that will employ 65 people, officials said Tuesday (April 2).

04/02/2013 | Read Story »

New Orleans was such a nice place to visit, we decided to live here

The recent announcement that New Orleans tourism posted its second-highest count of visitors on record in 2012 was unalloyed good news for the city and the people who love it. Reporter Mark Waller noted that 9.01 million tourists spent a record-setting $6 billion. According to the University of New Orleans, that’s the third year in a row tourist spending has set a new record. And the trend lines are all headed in the right direction.

03/31/2013 | Read Story »

Business pitch contests booming in New Orleans, but they’re only an early step, experts say

The custom of holding business pitch contests, where entrepreneurs with ideas vie for prizes before audiences and panels of judges, seems to have reached mania levels in New Orleans. Eleven of them unfolded in and around the Entrepreneur Week business festival this month.

03/29/2013 | Read Story »