EO Louisiana Experiences Largest Growth in Central Region

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana chapter of the national Entrepreneurs’ Organization saw the fastest and largest membership growth out of any other central region chapter in the current fiscal year. Details were shared in a press release.

With fiscal tracking starting in July, each chapter’s membership growth is monitored by both individual members added and percentage accrued. EO Louisiana currently tops both lists, with twelve members added since July and a reported 22 percent growth during the third quarter of 2018.

The central region chapters of EO include major cities like Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Columbus, Cleveland and Detroit, among others. Since its founding in 1998, EO Louisiana has grown to represent industries like accounting, advertising, consulting, software development, engineering, legal services, marketing and several more. The latest additions bring membership up to 65 as of November 2018.

At this year’s Central Regions Leadership Conference, president Erik Frank was asked for the Louisiana chapter’s secret.

“Our secret is that we have the very best membership chair in the country, Mark Lewis,” Frank said to attendees. 

A published author and CEO of Communiqué LLC, Lewis has been an EO member since 2013. Lewis said that his — and his chapter’s — success in growing membership comes from a drive to educate the entrepreneurial community. After realizing this need, Lewis said he and the rest of the EO Louisiana Board worked together to focus on outreach.

“The Board helped me put together a marketing and educational plan to strategically grow the chapter (with telling the EO Story, luncheons, social media outreach, test drives etc.); and so far it has been very successful, and we are firmly committed to driving entrepreneurial success for our State going forward,” Lewis said.  

The 12 new members rounding out the current EO Louisiana chapter are:
•    Maurice Gaudet, J & M Industries, Inc.
•    Dale Soldevila, Soldevila & Associates
•    John Jackson, LaunchMedia
•    Tom Daly, Benefit Administration Group
•    Monica Wolf, LATECH Security + Surveillance
•    David Phillips, Cajun Energy
•    Dwayne Honore’, D. Honore’ Construction, Inc.
•    David Fluker, Fluker’s Cricket Farms
•    Kyle Remont, Remont Engineering & Design
•    Ben Zapata, Omega Concierge
•    Barry Hays, Joval Mfg.
•    Chance Enmon, Jani-King Gulf Coast

With nearly 9,000 members, EO is the world’s largest organization exclusively for entrepreneurs.