It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business finance professor Peter Ricchiuti holds court over lunch at Columns in Uptown New Orleans. Peter's lunch guests are New Orleans business people, from startups to CEO's, from artists to tech entrepreneurs, musicians to movers-and-shakers. New Orleans is on everybody's list as a great place to party but it's also on many lists of the best place to start a business. Peter's deeply knowledgable and equally levity-laden approach to business conversation neatly makese sense of the Crescent City's contradictions.

Rock Paper Scissors – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

If you’re a certain age and you grew up in the South, there were things you were expected to do, under the banner of “etiquette.”  After you went to someone’s house for dinner or a party, you wrote them a thank you note. On your personalized stationery. Today, you’re more likely to send an email. But, if you want it, you can still find personalized stationery. Nancy Sharon Collins still makes it.

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As well as monograms, ciphers, and seals.

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Domenic Giunta doesn’t make anything. But he has a maker-space – a high tech workshop – where you can go and make pretty much anything you can imagine. On equipment from drill presses to 3D printers. 

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Domenic’s business, IDIYA, on South Broad Street, puts New Orleans on the frontline of what has been described as the new industrial revolution. Nancy Sharon Collins is preserving an ancient art form.

Nancy and Domenic join host Peter Ricchiuti at Commander’s Palace for a hands-on Out to Lunch. 

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Photographs by Alison Moon.

Realtor Tracey Moore