Biz New Orleans - June 2021

SBEDF Announces First Small Business Matters Summit

CHALMETTE, La. (press release) – The St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation has announced a new, one-day experience for small business owners and employees looking to become aware of and leverage future opportunities in the pipeline for St. Bernard Parish: Small…

Business Group Names 'Invest West' Champions

HARVEY, La. - The Westbank Business & Industry Association Celebrated the 2021 Invest West Champions on June 24, 2021. Jefferson Parish Councilman Deano Bonano presented the Invest West awards to Edward Jones, accepting the award was Mr. Frank Roccaforte; Entergy…

Lugenbuhl Hires 4 New Attorneys

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard is continuing a growth trend the firm began before the first signs of the pandemic hit in early 2020, with the addition of four attorneys in the last month;…

City's Meal Assistance Program Ended in June

NEW ORLEANS  — Last week, the City of New Orleans announced the completion of its $30M COVID-19 Meal Assistance Program, which provided twice-daily, restaurant-made meals to COVID-vulnerable residents for an entire year. “The pandemic hit New Orleans hard early on…

Dirty Coast Partners with City to Promote Vaccines

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The City of New Orleans has announced a community partnership with local apparel company Dirty Coast to promote the COVID-19 vaccine throughout the city. Dirty Coast creates clothing designs that evoke strong New Orleans heritage…

Parklet Pilot Fee Waiver Extended Through Sept. 30

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans’ Parklet Pilot Program and subsequent fee waivers have been extended from June 30 through Sept. 30 as the City continues to develop a permanent program. The extension also includes fee waivers for…

Amanda Hoerner Wins Sales Award

NEW ORLEANS (press release) — The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives has awarded Amanda Hoerner of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce with its 2020-21 Sales Contest award for number of new personal sales. Hoerner placed second in the Under…

Riess LeMieux Welcomes Brian D. Grubb as Partner

NEW ORLEANS (press release) - Riess LeMieux is proud to welcome Brian D. Grubb to the firm. Brian brings extensive experience in construction and real estate development, business transactions, governmental relations and healthcare matters. Before joining Riess LeMieux, Brian was…

Ryan Gootee General Contractors Announces Promotions

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Ryan Gootee General Contractors has promoted four veteran members of its team. The promotions were earned by a preconstruction executive, a senior project manager and two project superintendents. “Like everyone last year, we spent significant…

COOLinary Restaurant Deals Return   

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans & Company is re-launching its COOLinary New Orleans summer restaurant campaign from July 14 through Sept. 5 with some new twists. Unlike previous years, the campaign has opened participation to include delivery and take-out options,…

Generations Hall to Reopen July 17

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Generations Hal will reopen to the public for the first time since March 2020 with a “Back to the 80s Night” party hosted by Scoot on Saturday, July 17. Doors open at 8 p.m. to…

Hispanic Chamber to Host Events

NEW ORLEANS - The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will be hosting several upcoming business events. Highlights include: June 30 - Cómo usar el crédito sabiamente: presentado por Regions Bank July 10 –  Clínica Legal July 23 – Job Fair July TBA…

Tulane Scientist Helping Plan NASA Mission to Venus

NEW ORLEANS - Tulane University’s Jennifer Whitten, an assistant professor in the department of earth and environmental sciences, will contribute to NASA’s upcoming VERITAS mission to Venus. Scheduled to begin between 2028 and 2030, the mission will launch a satellite…

JEDCO Touts 2020 Accomplishments in Annual Report

METAIRIE - The 2020 JEDCO Annual Report is now available. The review highlights the “tremendous efforts, wins, and successes of the JEDCO team and our many partners despite the challenges, hardships, and losses faced last year,” according to Jerry Bologna,…