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Restaurant was born out of love for people

Restaurant was born out of love for people

Editor August 12, 2011 Comments Off on Restaurant was born out of love for people

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — When you hear the story about why most restaurant owners got into the business, it can follow a similar tale. It usually is something about the

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Brownswitch fire station may have new home

Brownswitch fire station may have new home

Editor August 5, 2011 Comments Off on Brownswitch fire station may have new home

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — A plan to sell Fire Station #7 on Brownswitch Road, to relocate to a better site north of Interstate 12, is moving forward, St. Tammany District

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Largest Yankee Candle selection may be here

Largest Yankee Candle selection may be here

Editor August 5, 2011 Comments Off on Largest Yankee Candle selection may be here

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — The “Candle Queen.” That is what Konnie Anderson said her husband started calling her years ago. If you walk into her store at 859 Brownswitch Road,

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State Farm agent left no stone unturned to start

State Farm agent left no stone unturned to start

Editor July 29, 2011 Comments Off on State Farm agent left no stone unturned to start

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — When Grant Gravois decided to become a State Farm insurance agent, going against the wishes of his father in his hometown of Vacherie, La., he didn’t

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Internet doesn’t offer service like travel agency

Internet doesn’t offer service like travel agency

Editor July 22, 2011 Comments Off on Internet doesn’t offer service like travel agency

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Eleanor Cumbow is like the vast majority of people in the world today. She uses the Internet every day, and constantly finds herself saying, “isn’t this

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Doctors finding technology great help for efficiency

Doctors finding technology great help for efficiency

Editor July 16, 2011 Comments Off on Doctors finding technology great help for efficiency

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — With a federally mandated deadline of 2014 to have the national medical records system in place, Ochsner Health System is not waiting until then to take

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New group has big Olde Towne plans

New group has big Olde Towne plans

Editor July 8, 2011 Comments Off on New group has big Olde Towne plans

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Improved parking, bike racks, a map describing historic areas and better traffic flow with one-way streets are all part of the plan to boost the Olde

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Chick-fil-A draws crowd for opening in Slidell

Chick-fil-A draws crowd for opening in Slidell

Editor July 8, 2011 Comments Off on Chick-fil-A draws crowd for opening in Slidell

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — The first Chick-fil-A stand-alone restaurant in Slidell certainly made sure to get plenty of attention when it opened this past week. Continuing a special event that

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Eight counselors together still have plenty of work

Eight counselors together still have plenty of work

Editor July 1, 2011 Comments Off on Eight counselors together still have plenty of work

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — The new Slidell Counseling Offices of Anna Pizza Caruso and seven colleagues opened at one of the oldest houses in the city this past week, and

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Timing is right for FINZ business in Pearl River

Timing is right for FINZ business in Pearl River

Editor June 24, 2011 Comments Off on Timing is right for FINZ business in Pearl River

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Chad Nichols spent most of his working life as a delivery man for various national companies. But he knew since years ago there was a different

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Body shop owner finds best way to success

Body shop owner finds best way to success

Editor June 4, 2011 Comments Off on Body shop owner finds best way to success

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – There are not too many businesses that are insulated from the ups and downs of the economic waves. Frank Rinaudo, co-owner with his wife Sandy of

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‘Confidence’ the key in economy, says Stedem

‘Confidence’ the key in economy, says Stedem

Editor May 27, 2011 Comments Off on ‘Confidence’ the key in economy, says Stedem

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Mike Stedem says it’s all about confidence. Consumer confidence, that is. As a longtime businessman who has seen plenty of ups-and-downs in the economy since he

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Slidell businessmen plan to build new offices in Olde Towne building

Slidell businessmen plan to build new offices in Olde Towne building

Editor February 19, 2011 Comments Off on Slidell businessmen plan to build new offices in Olde Towne building

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Count Andy Prude and Chris Nogues among those Slidellians who love the city’s historic beginnings called Olde Towne. They are among the city residents who have

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Honaker Funeral Home is truly a family affair

Honaker Funeral Home is truly a family affair

Editor February 19, 2011 Comments Off on Honaker Funeral Home is truly a family affair

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — It is an old cliché to talk about having a “family business.” But for Terry Tranchina, owner of Honaker Funeral Home in Slidell, that certainly has

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Slidell financial advisors have good news on economy for locals

Slidell financial advisors have good news on economy for locals

Editor February 4, 2011 Comments Off on Slidell financial advisors have good news on economy for locals

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Steve Kernahan and Mike Rich believe they have some good news about the economy. With the nation still struggling to pull out of its financial doldrums,

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Perseverance led Slidell businesswoman to own her business

Perseverance led Slidell businesswoman to own her business

Editor January 30, 2011 Comments Off on Perseverance led Slidell businesswoman to own her business

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — You may not rank Peggy Chiasson up there with America’s great women, fighting to earn equality in the workplace for all females. But in her own

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Speckled T’s After Dark is latest endeavor by restaurant owner

Speckled T’s After Dark is latest endeavor by restaurant owner

Editor January 30, 2011 Comments Off on Speckled T’s After Dark is latest endeavor by restaurant owner

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — The one storyline on highly-successful entrepreneurs has always been their willingness to try new things, take more risk and never quit trying. When you hear the

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Married lawyer couple making Slidell firm just fine

Married lawyer couple making Slidell firm just fine

Editor January 8, 2011 Comments Off on Married lawyer couple making Slidell firm just fine

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — The law firm of Airey & Blanchard  consider themselves “problem solvers,” and focus on estate planning, business planning and litigation; both Jake Airey and Michele Blanchard-Airey

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Honore: Economy doesn’t need a reduced military

Honore: Economy doesn’t need a reduced military

Editor November 18, 2010 0

Highly-touted general from Katrina makes guest appearance in Slidell By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — How much of our economy should go to the military? The opinions on that are quite varied, but

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Bethany Lutheran brings ‘Open Arms’ to Slidell

Bethany Lutheran brings ‘Open Arms’ to Slidell

Editor November 15, 2010 0

Local church was only one of 10 to accept offer from national church By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Shortly after Hurricane Katrina blew through Southeast Louisiana, leaving destruction in every corner, the

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