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.

Rent Wise – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

It used to be that a single income could support a family – including owning a home. After 35 years of employment you could retire from the same company you’d been at all that time, with a pension.

Times sure have changed. Now most of us need a savvy work and personal strategy just to navigate our way into the middle class.

Peter Ricchiuti’s guests on Out to Lunch today are all about helping you find ways to achieve the American dream – and hold onto it.

cullan maumas

Cullan Maumas and the New Orleans Redevelopment Fund redevelop New Orleans neighborhoods.

jamie wine

Jamie Wine and Energy Wise deliver regular folks cheaper energy options that are normally only available to people with greater resources.

peter ricchiuti, cullan maumos, jamie wine

Sometimes business is about more than making money. It’s about making a difference. Cullan Maumas and Jamie Wine are New Orleans entrepreneurs who are equal part “New Orleans” and “entrepreneur.”

Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.

Realtor Tracey Moore