The Biz Calendar: Son of a Saint, JEDCO and More

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UPCOMING EVENTS

August 13

Son of a Saint hosts the grand opening ceremony of the Ochsner Health Son of a Saint Bivian Lee Jr. Center at 2803 St. Philip Street. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

August 16

JEDCO “Ready and Resilient” Webinar: “Know Your Policy,” featuring Ron Camarota, Louisiana Department of Insurance. 9 a.m.

August 17

The World Trade Center International Business Committee presents an online discussion: “The Future of Alternative Energy in Louisiana.

I am New Orleans will host “A Child’s World: How Environmental Justice Builds a Better Future” beginning at 6 p.m. The interdisciplinary panel will examine how a child’s environment affects mental, physical and behavioral health and investigate ways to address immediate threats.

August 18

The Westbank Business and Industry Association hosts a luncheon on RISK 2.0 at Boomtown New Orleans. Guest speakers: Peter Waggonner, Coalition for Sustainable Flood Insurance, and Bill Bubrig, Bubrig Insurance Agency.

August 19

The New Orleans Chamber’s Third Quarter Luncheon features Peter Ricchiuti, “the economist and the business professor you WISHED you had back in college.” Ricchiuti will provide an update on the New Orleans economy: rising inflation, rate hikes, oil & gas and more. 

August 19-20

BE NOLA’s third annual summit, Black Is Brilliant,  is a virtual and in-person space for Black visionaries in the education landscape to gather and “dream a future that is uniquely for us, by us.”

August 20

The Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans will host its annual Kick-A$$ Cookoff fundraiser at Deutsches Haus, 1700 Moss Street. Teams will prepare and enter a variety of dishes.

August 21

Mister Mao restaurant will host a collaborative charitable dinner benefiting Made in New Orleans Foundation (MINO). Amongst the guest chefs on the roster are Brock Seabrook of Daddy Hotbirds, Austin Lane of El Cucuy, Martha Wiggens of Café Reconcile and Kaitlin Geurin of Lagniappe Baking.

August 23

The St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce and St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation host the Grow St. Bernard professional development series. All sessions begin with coffee, networking, and a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the SBEDF offices, 100 Port Boulevard in Chalmette.

August 24

JEDCO “Ready and Resilient” Webinar: “Know Your Disaster Recovery Options,” featuring Jennifer Lapeyrouse, JEDCO, and Susheel Kumar, SBA. 2 p.m.

The St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce hosts the Fan-Up Luncheon presented by Silver Slipper from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd. in Slidell. Mike Detillier will discuss the upcoming football season. Lunch provided by The Sadie Jane.

The New Orleans Chamber hosts a “Dine Around” at Palace Cafe. It’s a curated dinner with a structured networking approach. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Lighthouse Louisiana will honor Hector Gonzales, an employee that has dedicated 60 years to the organization, with a party at 123 State Street. Hours: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

August 25

The St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce hosts Business-to-Business Networking from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at 610 Hollycrest Boulevard in Covington. Chamber members only attend at no charge to give a one-to-two minutes presentation about their businesses. Registration is required.

August 30

JEDCO “Ready and Resilient” Webinar: “Know About Risk Rating 2.0,” featuring Gilbert Giron, FEMA. 2 p.m.

August 31

JEDCO, Jefferson Chamber host a seminar about doing business with the government. “According to Bloomberg Government, federal contract spending came in at over $645 billion in 2021 with work ranging from janitorial and office supplies to technology and planning.” Location: JEDCO Conference Center, 701A Churchill Parkway, Avondale.

September 1

The Westbank Business and Industry Association hosts a luncheon at the Boomtown New Orleans in Harvey with guest speaker Dr. James Gray, Jefferson Parish Schools Superintendent.

September 6

The St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce and St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation host the Grow St. Bernard professional development series. All sessions begin with coffee, networking, and a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the SBEDF offices, 100 Port Boulevard in Chalmette.

September 8

Lighthouse Louisiana will host its annual Soiree de Lumiere fundraiser at Arnaud’s Restaurant.

September 14-16

The Jefferson Chamber returns to the nation’s capital for its annual Washington D.C. Fly-In – Congressional & State Leadership Summit. Participants have an opportunity to learn about key issues facing the greater New Orleans region and meet with members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation and state leadership. Register here.

September 20

The St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce and St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation host the Grow St. Bernard professional development series. All sessions begin with coffee, networking, and a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the SBEDF offices, 100 Port Boulevard in Chalmette.

September 23

The WYES “A Station for All Seasons” Gala is presented by Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust at the Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans. “An evening of champagne, cocktails, dancing with Deacon John & the Ivories, online auction and more.”

Delgado Community College will host its 100th Anniversary Gala Celebration at the National WWII Museum. The evening will feature a Chancellor’s VIP Reception from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by the gala from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be dinner, music and presentations. Entertainment will be provided by the Victory Belles and Victory Swing Orchestra.

The Roosevelt New Orleans hosts “Stormin’ of the Sazerac,” celebrating the “always bold and barrier-breaking women of New Orleans who stormed the famous Sazerac Bar decades ago.”

September 24

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America’s Louisiana Affiliate will be hosting the Nola Team Hope Walk & Education Day at 8:30 a.m. at Ochsner Medical Center.

September 23-October 9

New Orleans & Company and 3090×3090 LLC have announced that the second annual NOLAxNOLA festival will once again “promote New Orleans’ deep inventory of music options and concerts, and showcase the world-class artists, musicians and legendary venues that comprise the musical landscape of the city.”

October 4

The St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce and St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation host the Grow St. Bernard professional development series. All sessions begin with coffee, networking, and a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the SBEDF offices, 100 Port Boulevard in Chalmette.

The Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation hosts the Honors Luncheon on the turf at the Caesars Superdome.

October 13

New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors and its Commercial Investment Division present the 12th Annual Economic and Real Estate Forecast Symposium at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center. This year’s theme is “Recognizing Risk in an Uncertain World.” Ticket prices are $40 for members and $50 for non-members. 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

October 14

Loyola University New Orleans and the University of New Orleans will be hosting an online career fair from noon to 5 p.m. central time.

October 23

The Jefferson Chamber presents Tour de Jefferson, sponsored by Laitram. “Celebrating its 16th year, the event is a unique way to experience the scenery of Louisiana’s heartland! It’s a social ride for cycling enthusiasts of all experience levels.”

October 25

The St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce and St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation host the Grow St. Bernard professional development series. All sessions begin with coffee, networking, and a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the SBEDF offices, 100 Port Boulevard in Chalmette.

The Jefferson Community Foundation will host its Gala Celebration, presented by the Feil Family Foundation, at Chateau Golf & Country Club, 3600 Chateau Boulevard in Kenner.

October 29

Susan G. Komen, the global breast cancer organization, will host a Race for the Cure at LaSalle Park in Metairie. “We are excited to welcome race participants in person this year and grateful for the opportunity to provide a community for anyone who has been impacted by breast cancer,” said Danny Aguirre, the group’s executive director.

 

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