Winn-Dixie completes Destrehan remodeling

Winn-Dixie has completed a remodeling of its store at 12519 Airline Highway in Destrehan.

The store was designed to combine the atmosphere of a specialty grocer with a touch of personalized service.

Upgrades include new deli, bakery and seafood departments, a drive-through pharmacy, expanded natural and organics and wine and liquor offerings, as well as refreshed decor and new flooring.

The store also offers a new hot bar area featuring a carving station, serving a variety of Southern favorites; custom-made subs and wraps; hot chicken wings; barbecue; and lobster from the store’s new shellfish tank and fresh sushi made on-site.

Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., a subsidiary of Bi-Lo Holdings, is the fifth-largest conventional supermarket in the United States based on store count. Founded in 1925, Winn-Dixie employs more than 50,000 associates who serve customers in 532 grocery stores and 399 in-store pharmacies in Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi.

Startup St. Bernard seeking entrepreneurs

Startup St. Bernard is seeking entrepreneurs to compete for a prize package worth $110,000 designed to help propel their business to the next level. Entrepreneurs must complete an entry form and submit a business plan at startupstbernard.com by Jan. 31.

The challenge is being organized in partnership with the Meraux Foundation, The Idea Village, The Entrepreneur Center at Nunez Community College, St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce and Leadership St. Bernard.

A panel of judges with business experience will score the entries. The five highest-scoring businesses will be selected to “pitch” the judges at the Startup St. Bernard entrepreneur challenge at the Arlene Meraux River Observation Center during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week in March.

The Startup St. Bernard Challenge is open to any business that will locate its base of operations to St. Bernard Parish for at least one year, improve St. Bernard Parish and become part of the St. Bernard Parish entrepreneurial system.

The prize package includes in-kind products and services that have been assigned a fair market value estimated at $110,000.

LSU accounting sets two-day tax seminar

The LSU Department of Accounting is offering the second annual LSU Tax Seminar on Jan. 8 and Jan. 9 at the Business Education Complex in room 1510.

The seminar qualifies for 16 hours of CPE credit and 13.7 hours of CLE credit.

Registration is $100 per day and available online by visiting http://business.lsu.edu/Accounting/Pages/2015-LSU-Tax-Seminar.aspx.

The Thursday Tax Update seminar provides accountants with the current federal tax developments affecting tax returns for the coming season. The seminar principally focuses on new and pending legislation, IRS interpretations and recent court decisions on tax laws.

The second day of the seminar will teach attendees how to navigate the Affordable Care Act, specifically focusing on the taxes or tax increases imposed by the law.