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Farm & Table NOLA Returns

The South’s premier conference and festival highlighting locally sourced food, Farm & Table NOLA, will take place Sept. 8 and 9. The event starts with a one-day conference, The Experience, which will bring consumers, chefs, grocers, nutritionists and farmers together to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center for open discussions and hands-on demonstrations. The following day is a festival called The Jamboree, a free, family-fun event with food, music, tastings, cooking demonstrations and more.

Port NOLA Launches Roundtables

As part of its business outreach initiative, The Port of New Orleans has launched a series of roundtable discussions to promote service opportunities to local and small architectural and engineering companies. Two roundtables have been held so far, with more than a dozen companies participating, and more are in the planning stage. “Our goal is to engage local and small business in the region and create awareness of opportunities to bid with the Port, said Tiffany Carter, Port NOLA director of procurement. For more information about doing business with Port NOLA, visit

LABI Wins National Award for Research and Communications

The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) won the Governmental Research Association’s 2017 Most Effective Education Award for its campaign entitled “Louisiana Business Tax Policy: Research, Awareness, and Advocacy.” The award was presented July 18 in Salt Lake City.

"It was an honor to be chosen for this trip and take all of the work we do for emergency preparedness at East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) and train some of our fellow EMTs in Israel. We learned from our shared experiences in emergency planning and I am going to be able to bring back some of those lessons to help better our community back home."

EJGH Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Supervisor, Mike Guillot, along with several other local medical and emergency health care professionals from New Orleans, traveled to Israel Aug. 5-12 as part of an initiative by the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans to introduce local medical personnel to Israeli emergency response practices.



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