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Publisher’s Note

Mardi Gras is now behind us and French Quarter and Jazz Fest are up ahead, so March is the month things have to happen.

This month Idea Village and the Tulane Freeman School of Business will again co-produce New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) presented by JP Morgan Chase & Co. Now in its 12th year, this year’s lineup looks terrific and many of the business groups I am involved with have partnered with NOEW to host events. Register and check out the full schedule at

In government, the Louisiana legislative regular session starts March 9. I hope this year we can come together and help the state fix some old problems that continue to hold us back. I’m sure the real work will wait till May, as the session ends June 1 at 6 p.m.

Other events happening this month include:

March 3
Jefferson Chamber Legislative Breakfast

March 6
Urban Conservancy Urban Heroes Luncheon

March 11
YouthForce NOLA with JA and GNO, Inc. Career Expo at UNO

March 13
Tulane Family Business Forum

March 19
New Orleans Chamber Women’s Leadership Conference

March 25
JEDCO & Jefferson Chamber Prosper Jefferson

The start of spring is March 19, so let the good weather bring everyone out and networking. See you around New Orleans.


Todd Matherne