Business

8:59am

Mon June 15, 2015
Business

Some North Louisiana bee colonies get wiped out by flooding

A Hummer and Son Honey Farm beekeeper tends to a "nuclear hive," a small colony that will help quickly replenish the farm's bee population.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

More than 100 bee colonies have perished in the Red River flood. Local beekeepers say this will greatly reduce the amount of honey produced in North Louisiana in the coming months. William Hummer owns Hummer and Son Honey Farm in Bossier City. He’s lost about 20 percent of his operation. Flood waters inundated 100 colonies.

“Normally we should be pulling honey in and just be tired, sweaty and sticky. Now we’re pulling a little honey in and building up more colonies at the same time,” Hummer said.

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8:40am

Thu May 21, 2015
Business

Alexandria microlender cites progress in getting businesses rooted in cenla

Many people lack a decent credit score to get a commercial bank loan when they want to start a business, like a restaurant or daycare.

A microlending firm in central Louisiana held a ceremony Tuesday to announce its new name that more closely aligns with its mission to help these entrepreneurs achieve their small business dreams.

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8:54am

Tue May 12, 2015
Business

Business export training underway at Port of Caddo-Bossier

The New Orleans-based Louisiana District Export Council will hold two days of training beginning Tuesday for Louisiana businesspeople who want to export their company’s products or services and build business outside the U.S.

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9:40am

Tue May 5, 2015
Business

I-69 subject of public meetings in Bossier City, Homer and Stonewall

Credit Indiana Public Media

A series of public meetings get underway Wednesday to bring residents of northwest Louisiana up to speed on the status of the interstate 69 project.

The more than 2,600-mile interstate will cut through eight states from Port Huron, Michigan, to Laredo, Texas, gateways to Canada and Mexico. I-69 will clip the corner of Louisiana accounting for 90 miles, according Bossier City Mayor Lo Walker. He is president of I-69 Mid-continent Highway Coalition Inc. and has worked to advance I-69 for more than 20 years.

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9:40am

Fri May 1, 2015
Business

Shreveporter who studies Chinese cities for work fits in sightseeing along the journey

On Warner Brown’s recent trip to the territory of Yinchuan he met China’s Hui ethnic minority who were happy to sell him boxed dumplings in a variety of flavors.
Credit Warner Brown

A Shreveport native who has been living in China for the past several years works in commercial real estate and blogs about the people and places he encounters.

Warner Brown, 31, a graduate or Caddo Magnet High, lives in a city with 24 million people -- more than five times the population of Louisiana.

“My dwelling in Shanghai isn’t nearly as big as my house in Shreveport. That said, the houses in Shanghai are not shoeboxes the way you’d expect to find in Hong Kong,” Brown said.

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