Events for March 2019

New Orleans Chamber of Commerce
Mar 2 Winn-Dixie Community Parking Lot Party
Mardi Gras is in full swing and to celebrate the spirit of the season, Winn-Dixie is inviting customers to maximize their parade experience with a free parking lot party, providing attendees with a special and unique way to pass time while waiting for the Krewe of Endymion to take the streets. Revelers will enjoy local food samples while relishing in the sounds of exciting entertainment from regional favorite Amanda Shaw!
  • Date:
    March 2, 2019
  • Time:
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Website:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/371084230397071/
  • Location:
    Winn-Dixie: 401 N. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA
  • Contact:
    LaDana Williams
  • EMail:
    ladanawilliams@sjp.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    Saturday, March 2 from noon - 3 p.m..
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free
Mar 5 What Small Business Owners Should STOP Doing to Stay Sane

The key to a thriving business is growing profit or the bottom line, not just sales. What if business owners could stop doing unprofitable activities, work less—and make more money?  

This webinar, presented by professor, author and speaker Dawn Fotopulos, will identify four key areas where the business owner can shift priorities to improve profitability almost right away—while relieving time burden from their daily activities.

She will explain why and how you should STOP:

  • Ignoring your financial statements - Learn the basics of reading your profit and loss statement.
  • Offering loss leader products or services - Find out how to identify profitable products and services
  • Over-servicing unprofitable customers - Understand who are your profitable and unprofitable customers
  • Ignoring existing customers - Power profits are generated from existing relationships, not new customers. Learn how to grow your high-potential existing customer base to relieve the burden of new customer acquisition.

 

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER(S)

Dawn Fotopulos

Professor, Founder and Author

Dawn Fotopulos is Associate Professor of Business at The King’s College, founder of Hidden Profit Prophet.com and Hidden Profit Academy.com, the award-winning author of “Accounting for the Numberphobic; A Survival Guide For Small Business Owners” Best Business Book Small Business Trends. Ms. Fotopulos has been featured on MSNBC, Huffington Post and Entrepreneur.com, and Biz 2 Credit.com.

  • Date:
    March 5, 2019
  • Time:
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Website:
    https://neworleans.score.org/event/what-small-business-owners-should-stop-doing-stay-sane
  • Location:
    Online Live Webinar
  • Contact:
    Jeremy Reed Chapter Chair
  • EMail:
    jeremy.reed@scorevolunteer.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 5
    1:00 pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    FREE
Mar 7 Writing Effective Capability Statements
A capabilities statement is often the first introduction a business gets to institutional buyers. It serves as a written version of the elevator speech. This workshop will help you create a compelling, effective statement that conveys exactly what a potential buyer is looking for. Eileen Lodge of the Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center will lead participants in positioning their businesses to stand out.

Learn: The type of information to include The type of language to use and proper formatting How to write capability statements for different projects
  • Date:
    March 7, 2019
  • Time:
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Website:
    https://goodworknetwork.info/registration/?page_id=570
  • Location:
    Good Work Network Conference Room
    2022 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
    New Orleans, LA 70113
  • Contact:
    Greg Duffer, DIRECTOR OF SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES
  • EMail:
    greg@goodworknetwork.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 07, 2019
    1:00pm -2:30pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Cost: $20
Mar 8 2019 Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening: KICK

EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
 NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON



 

KICK is a new boutique kickboxing studio located in the heart of Uptown New Orleans on Freret Street. The studio offers group fitness classes in an upscale environment utilizing cutting-edge technology & techniques. This unique concept focuses on kickboxing but also integrates Pilates and yoga elements. KICK was created by women, for women, to empower women.
  • Date:
    March 8, 2019
  • Time:
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Website:
    https://www.kicknola.com/
  • Location:
    4525 Freret Street
    Suite 102
    New Orleans, LA 70115


    Street parking
  • Date/Time Details:
    Friday, March 8
    12pm 
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free event
Mar 11 - Apr 1 Level Up! Minority Business Growth Intensive Applications Open

Good Work Network, a Central City-based nonprofit supporting women and minority business owners, is accepting applications for Level Up! - its new growth intensive for entrepreneurs of color designed to help increase revenues and create jobs.

Level Up! is a six-month program that prepares high-potential, minority-owned businesses for accelerated growth and expansion. Utilizing the internationally-recognized StreetWise MBA™ curriculum developed by Interise, participants of this program will join a cohort of peers and take part in class sessions, peer to peer mentoring groups, and self-analysis case studies. 

Participants will also have a chance to access large corporations for partnership opportunities and walk away with a three-year strategic growth plan with the knowledge and know-how of how to execute it. Level Up! helps firms overcome growth barriers, create access to new opportunities, and connects them with the right resources to fuel growth and build capacity.

Application deadline is April 1. Information session will be held March 14th from 6-7 p.m. - register today!

  • Date:
    March 11, 2019
  • Website:
    http://www.goodworknetwork.org
  • Location:
    Good Work Network
    2028 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
    New Orleans, LA 70113
  • Contact:
    Greg Duffer, Director of Small Business Services
  • EMail:
    greg@goodworknetwork.org
  • Fees/Admission:
    Program investment: $200.00
Mar 11 CBD Open House Happy Hour at Magnolia Physical Therapy
Magnolia Physical Therapy would like to invite the community to explore what our clinic has to offer. Get to know our staff and learn about the difference in the Magnolia Physical Therapy experience. 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Dry Needling: Getting to the Point. Educational presentation & demonstration of one of our most popular services. All attendees will receive a goodie bag of Mag Swag, a drink coupon good at The Pythian Market*, and will be entered to win a massage gift certificate. Light bites & spirits will be provided!
  • Date:
    March 11, 2019
  • Time:
    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.magnoliatherapyla.com
  • Location:
    The Pythian
    234 Loyola Ave. Suite 302
    New Orleans, La 70112
  • Contact:
    Rachel Smith 504-308-3651
  • EMail:
    RACHELS@MAGNOLIATHERAPYLA.COM
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 11, 2019
    5:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free
Mar 11 - Mar 25 Pups & Poses
A dream come true! We're total animal lovers here at Footprints & love giving back to the community is a part of our mission. "Join The Journey" with us for a pup-tastic time. Get ready for an overload of pup puns! We're partnering with Zeus' Rescue AND the Renaissance Arts Hotel to bring you a furry flow filled with cuteness. Our founder, April Dupre will lead her signature Hip-Hip Yogalates high energy flow while surrounded by adorable pups frolicking goofily around the hotel's gorgeous art gallery. What a "ruff" life, right? Do we need to go on anymore to convince you that this is a total win? Footprints is all for "pupping with a purpose" so of course a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Zues' Rescues! The more, the merrier so BRING YA' KREWE. BONUS: We encourage you to dress up like your favorite pup! A WINNER will be chosen for each event and be gifted some awesome swag! Enough chattin'.

Get to signing up because SPOTS WILL FILL QUICKLY. THIS EVENT IS KID FRIENDLY, BUT DUE TO LIMITED SPACE, YOU MUST ALSO PURCHASE A TICKET FOR YOUR KIDDOS.

ALL PUPS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION! HELP US GIVE THEM A HOME!

*We will be accepting additional donations for Zeus' Rescues so bring some cash and help this amazing organization continue saving our furry friends! Please bring your Mat. Water will be provided Evamor
  • Date:
    March 11, 2019
  • Time:
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Website:
    https://www.footprintstofitness.com/pups-poses
  • Location:
    700 Tchoupitoulas St.
    New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Date/Time Details:
    03/11/2019
    6:30PM

    03/18/2019
    6:30PM

    03/25/2019
    6:30PM
  • Fees/Admission:
    $20
Mar 12 2019 Power Breakfast Sponsored by Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company - March

PRE-REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED.
Walk-in's welcome.

 

Join the New Orleans Chamber for the monthly Power Breakfast sponsored by Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company.



Whether you are a new member, a longtime member of the New Orleans Chamber or you are interested in becoming involved with the New Orleans Chamber, marketing your business is the first step to success.  
 
 B2B networking allows business people to effectively network with each other by providing each person time for a sales pitch about what distinguishes their business or service from others in their field. All attendees will have the opportunity to give a 1-minute presentation about the products or services of their business. There will also be a marketing table for attendees to leave business cards and additional marketing materials.  
 
Space is limited! Early registration is highly encouraged! Walk-in's are not guaranteed a spot! 
 
Parking Options:
       1515 Poydras St garage, enter from Freret St. 
       HEAL Parking Garage, 300 LaSalle St.

*Please refer to garage signage for pricing details.
*Street parking also available.
  • Date:
    March 12, 2019
  • Time:
    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Location:
    1515 Poydras St.
    5th Floor Auditorium
    New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Contact:
    Ashley Hilsman, Events Director
  • EMail:
    ahilsman@neworleanschamber.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Tuesday, March 12
    8:00 AM Registration & Networking
    8:30 - 9:30 AM Program
  • Fees/Admission:
    FREE for Members
    $10 for Nonmembers
    *Breakfast Included


    *Membership credit ONLY for cancellations with 72 hours notice. No refunds will be given.
Mar 13 Dignity Memorial Pre-Planning Seminar
Join us for a free informational seminar and find out how to protect your loved ones by making your final arrangements in advance. Free Lunch provided! Reservations Required
  • Date:
    March 13, 2019
  • Time:
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Location:
    Superior Seafood
    4338 St Charles Ave
  • Contact:
    Cynthia Davidson Pre-Planning Advisor 504-388-5601
  • EMail:
    cynthia.davidson@dignitymemorial.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 13, 2019 @ noon
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free admission Reservations Required Contact Cynthia
Mar 13 2019 Pop Up at The Starlight



Join us for a social networking Pop Up!
Enjoy happy hour specials & complimentary hors d'oeuvres.

 

Happy Hour Specials:
$4 Wine, Well Drinks & Sangria

 

The Starlight is your 1779 Creole Cottage, French Quarter living room.
Specialty cocktails, live music, a jukebox with grooves, Venezuelan food, late-night DJ's - it's all at The Starlight.
  • Date:
    March 13, 2019
  • Time:
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Website:
    https://www.starlightloungenola.com/
  • Location:
    The Starlight
    817 St Louis St.
    New Orleans, LA 70112


    Street parking available.
  • Date/Time Details:
    Wednesday, March 13
    5:00 - 6:30 PM
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free event
Mar 13 Dignity Memorial Pre-Planning Seminar
Join us for a free informational seminar and find out how to protect your loved ones by making your final arrangements in advance. Free dinner provided! Reservations Required
  • Date:
    March 13, 2019
  • Time:
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location:
    Superior Seafood
    4338 St Charles Ave
  • Contact:
    Cynthia Davidson Pre-Planning Advisor 504-388-5601
  • EMail:
    cynthia.davidson@dignitymemorial.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 13, 2019 @ 6pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free admission Reservations Required Contact Cynthia
Mar 13 Dignity Memorial Pre-Planning Seminar
Join us for a free informational seminar and learn about the financial and emotional advantages to making final arrangements in advance. Free dinner provided. Reservations Required.
  • Date:
    March 13, 2019
  • Time:
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Website:
    https://www.dignitymemorial.com/
  • Location:
    Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar
    4338 Saint Charles Ave
  • Contact:
    Sylvia Kamp 504-256-2044
  • EMail:
    sylvia.kamp@dignitymemorial.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 13 @ 6pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    None
Mar 14 Intermediate Grantwriting
So you've written a few grants and feel like you've got the basics down. Are you ready to take your grantwriting to the next level? Intermediate Grantwriting will help you improve your grant proposals and raise more money for your nonprofit. Through this workshop, you'll learn specific ways to make your proposal more appealing to a funder, including how to make a compelling case to someone unfamiliar with your nonprofit's work and what kind of research and data to include. Registration $40 per person. Discounts available for students, AmeriCorps members, and organizations registering two or more people. Participants will receive a Certificate of Participation for completing the workshop. For more on services offered by The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com. To reserve your space and pay at the door, or for any questions, please email coordinator@thefundingseed.com.
  • Date:
    March 14, 2019
  • Time:
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Website:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intermediate-grantwriting-tickets-53075915492
  • Location:
    Ashe Powerhouse Theater
    1731 Baronne Street
    New Orleans, LA 70113
  • Contact:
    The Funding Seed
  • EMail:
    coordinator@thefundingseed.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 14, 2019
    9am to 12pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    $40.00
Mar 14 2019 Educational Seminar with AMA: Social Media in the Wild

EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
You may join the waiting list in case tickets become available.


Join us for an educational seminar with the American Marketing Association:

Social Media in the Wild
 
Social media is a platform we have a love-hate relationship with; for all the emotional ups and downs, it is here to stay. We're hooked because of how it intertwines with our lives, deepends our connections to others, and opens up our world. In our era of conspicuous consumption, we package adventures and experiences to share with out friends, family, and followers. In that process, we have also dramatically altered the built environment of our cities to meet our aesthetic desires.

This fast-paced, highly visual, case-study-driven conversation will show how the behaviors of millenials have drastically impacted our business ecosystem, summarizing how new-age social media intersects with human psychology, decision making & strategic planning. Delivered from a millennial with award-winning research expertise, the conversation will demystify this phenomena by having concrete take-aways of how to best represent your business online in order to capitalize on the attention economy through leveraging various mobile apps, marketing visibility hacks & strategic business plans.

 

Presented by:

Sally Lindsay
Manager, Business Development & Strategy -
New Orleans Business Alliance

Sally spent years in New York City studying the evolving landscape as an Urban Studies major at Columbia University, specialized in Social Psychology. Her award-winning research explored how social media was altering the way humans imagined and navigated the city. She completed immersive abroad experiences in Shanghai, Beijing, Ahmedabad, Sao Paulo, and Cape Town to broaden her perspective. Sally moved to New Orleans as part of the startup-oriented Venture for America fellowship. She is a Business Development Strategist at the New Orleans Business Alliance focusing on bio, healthcare, and entrepreneurship. She is inspired to transform her research into practical consulting services that help demystify the evolving future of the social media city, organic marketing, new consumer behaviors, and the built environment. Through launching Big Easel Collective, Sally hopes to connect local New Orleans artists to opportunities to commercialize their work through business branding activations.


Parking Options:
1515 Poydras St garage, enter from Freret St.
HEAL Parking Garage, 300 LaSalle St.
*Please refer to garage signage for pricing details.
*Street parking also available
  • Date:
    March 14, 2019
  • Time:
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Location:
    1515 Poydras St.
    5th Floor Auditorium
    New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Contact:
    Ashley Hilsman, Events Director
  • EMail:
    ahilsman@neworleanschamber.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Thursday, March 14
    11:30 AM - 12 Noon Registration & Lunch
    12 Noon - 1 PM Program
  • Fees/Admission:
    $15 for Members
    $25 for Non Members

    Lunch will be provided.

    *Membership credit ONLY for cancellations with 72 hours notice. No refunds will be given.
Mar 14 Create a Powerful and Practical PR Strategy for Your Small Business

Small business owners may think they’re too small for a public relations plan, but businesses of all sizes can generate positive press. How can you create a manageable PR strategy while still running your business?

In this webinar, SCORE Mentor Jasmine Powers will teach you three easy-to-implement methods for getting into local and national papers, online sites, TV, radio and podcasts.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Identify the right media influencer for your specific news
  • Position yourself as an expert to add credibility to any news story
  • Talk to media with confidence, and avoid the disaster of hitting the trash file
  • Turn your media placement into a sales funnel that runs on autopilot
  • Attract the attention of hard-to-reach audiences
  • BONUS: What to do if you get BAD press

ABOUT THE PRESENTER(S)

Jasmine Powers

SCORE Mentor and Digital Marketing Consultant, Jasmine Powers Multimedia

Jasmine Powers is a digital marketing consultant at Jasmine Powers Multimedia where she supports nonprofits and ecommerce businesses with communications, web design and brand strategy. She also is a mentor with SCORE New Orleans Regional Chapter.

  • Date:
    March 14, 2019
  • Time:
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Website:
    https://neworleans.score.org/event/create-powerful-and-practical-pr-strategy-your-small-business
  • Location:
    Online Live Webinar
  • Contact:
    Jeremy Reed Chapter Chair
  • EMail:
    jeremy.reed@scorevolunteer.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 14
    12:00 pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    FREE
Mar 14 - Mar 15 Crypto Current Conference
Crypto Current was founded to give access to information to everyone on current events occurring in cryptocurrency and blockchain in a digestible way. Since its creation, Crypto Current has created content that impacted thousands of people through its podcast, blog, and social media. Crypto Current hosted social meet-ups that have provided the opportunity for people to learn and connect with other locals in their community. Our conference is meant for people who meet the following critera: -People who are new or know nothing about cryptocurrency or blockchain. -People who know about cryptocurrency and blockchain and are trying learn more and grow their network. -People who are experts and want to meet other thought leaders or be seen as thought leaders. The Crypto Current Conference is taking on New Orleans, Louisiana to become the first exclusive cryptocurrency and blockchain conference in Louisiana. The Crypto Current Conference is an above-average conference experience, providing compelling keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions, unique networking opportunities, and New Orleans culture. By highlighting interesting cryptocurrency and blockchain projects, our two-day conference will give attendees the opportunity to educate themselves, engage with others, and embrace the Laissez Faire of New Orleans and Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! Crypto Current Conference will bridge the gap between people that are new to crypto and thought leaders in the space. In sharing knowledge, resources, and opportunities to connect, the Crypto Current Conference will be a valuable installment into the New Orleans community next year and beyond!
  • Date:
    March 14, 2019
  • Time:
    5:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Website:
    https://crypto-currentconf.co/
  • Location:
    New Orleans Jazz Market
    1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
    New Orleans, LA 70113
  • Contact:
    Richard Carthon
  • EMail:
    cryptocurrent.co@gmail.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    Thursday Mar 14th - Friday March 15th 2019
  • Fees/Admission:
    $149.00
Mar 15 Friday Night Tasting Series
Wine tasting with small bites featuring 25 old world wines from 5 countries.
  • Date:
    March 15, 2019
  • Time:
    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.grandekrewe.com
  • Location:
    Grande Krewe
    2305 Decatur Street
    New Orleans, LA 70117
  • Contact:
    Jay Brown Grande Krewe 504 309-8309
  • EMail:
    jbrown@grandekrewe.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 15th 5:30 - 8:00 pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    $25.00 per person
Mar 16 Bijoux at Le Pavillon offers St. Patricks Day Menu
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Le Pavillon Hotel’s Bijoux restaurant is offering a chef-inspired St. Patrick’s Day Menu on Saturday March 16th from 6pm to 9pm. There will be two dinner options, an a la carte menu, as well as a fixed dinner menu. I have attached both menu options below my signature. Reservations can be made for Bijoux’s St. Patricks Day Dinner by calling 844-656-8636.
  • Date:
    March 16, 2019
  • Time:
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Website:
    https://www.lepavillon.com/dining.aspx
  • Location:
    Le Pavillon Hotel's Bijoux
  • Contact:
    844-656-8636.
  • EMail:
    mwalker@mayfieldpr.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    Saturday March 16, from 6pm to 9pm
Mar 16 CBD Tasting/ Painting
Come join Big Chief Vapors and Sharonda for our 1st ever CBD Tasting and Painting Course!!! Have you been curious about CBD but haven't tried it yet? Do you have an artistic side you've always wanted to let shine? Are you just looking for a fun time on a Saturday night? Well, if you answered yes to any of those questions, this is the event for you! Join us as we sample various CBD products, learn about the benefits of what CBD can do for you, and get a one-of-a-kind painting lesson from one of New Orleans' very own. Sharonda Green has been teaching "Sip and Paint" lessons for the last 7-8 years, and finds the utmost enjoyment by sharing her passion of art with others. Together our vision is to provide not only a great time while teaching and inspiring aspiring art lovers, but courtesy of Big Chief Vapors, you'll also get to try a variety of CBD Products at no extra charge. Drink specials provided by Artisan Cafe will be accessible with discounted packaging. The medium used on canvas will be Sharonda's signature style ( Acrylic paint). A 20 X 16 canvas will be the surface that the imagery will be completed on, and everyone attending will leave with their very own custom art piece. This event will be held at Big Chief Vapor Product's Marigny location on Mar. 16, 2019 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.

Admission is $35.00. Everyone that is attending must be 18 years of age or older. There is no return policy on general admission tickets. There is a maximum of 20 people per session...
  • Date:
    March 16, 2019
  • Time:
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Website:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/painting-with-sharonda-big-chief-cbd-tasting-tickets-56609630930?ref=ei
  • Location:
    2518 St. Claude Ave
    New Orleans, La 70043
  • EMail:
    office@bigchiefvapors.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    Mar. 16, 2019 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Fees/Admission:
    $35.00
Mar 19 Developing Your Brand Identity Workshop
Get Online NOLA is partnering with StayLocal and Delgado Community College to bring the Developing Your Brand Identity Workshop from 9 – 10:30 am on Tuesday, March 19th at Delgado Community College City Park Small Business Center in building 6 (H. Giles Martin Hall). Get Online NOLA's own VP, Serah Ridolfo, and Marketing Manager, Allison Schmidt, will lead the workshop! This hands-on workshop is geared towards new and established businesses who want to take a cohesive approach to their brand and messaging. Participants will be guided through business naming and brand identity, market research, writing effective copy and setting brand goals. There will be time for questions and one-on-one discussions with our branding experts. Be sure to bring a laptop computer!
  • Date:
    March 19, 2019
  • Time:
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Website:
    https://www.staylocal.org/events/
  • Location:
    Delgado Community College City Park Small Business Center in building 6 (H. Giles Martin Hall).
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 19, 2019 from 9:00 - 10:30 am
  • Fees/Admission:
    Event admission is included with StayLocal membership, and the event is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased for $15 through StayLocal.
Mar 19 Mad Hatter's Luncheon and Fashion Show 2019
Join the Mad Hatter and Alice in the Land of Wonderland for the Mad Hatter’s Luncheon
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
New Orleans Sheraton

Honorary Chair • Ms. Berry T. Brooks
Co-Chairs • Mary Katherine Lonatro-Tusa & Gail B. McKenna
Fashions by Saks Fifth Avenue
Hat Judging Contest by Local Celebrities
Early reservations welcomed and encouraged

Mrs. Penny Baumer • 504-915-3053
pennybaumer@baumerfoods.com
  • Date:
    March 19, 2019
  • Time:
    10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Website:
    https://neworleansopera.org/news/mad-hatters/
  • Location:
    New Orleans Sheraton
    500 Canal Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Contact:
    Mrs. Penny Baumer • 504-915-3053 pennybaumer@baumerfoods.com
  • EMail:
    pennybaumer@baumerfoods.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 19, 2019 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Runway Tables Individual Ticket@ $130.00 each
    Full Table (Seating for 10)@ $1,300.00 each
    General Admission (Non-runway) Individual Ticket@ $110.00 each
    Full Table (Seating for 10)@ $1,100.00 each
Mar 19 Dignity Memorial Pre-Planning Event
Join us for a free informational seminar and learn about the financial and emotional advantages to making final arrangements in advance. Free dinner provided. Reservations Required.
  • Date:
    March 19, 2019
  • Time:
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.dignitymemorial.com
  • Location:
    Tony Madina's
    1915 Pratt St, Gretna
  • Contact:
    Sylvia Kamp 504-256-2044
  • EMail:
    sylvia.kamp@dignitymemorial.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 19 @noon
  • Fees/Admission:
    None
Mar 20 If Paid Search Isn't Working, You're Probably Doing It Wrong | Tips to Leverage Strategy, Structure & Spend to Drive Results

Most people that have attempted (and some who have decided to no longer dabble) in the exciting world of paid search or display ads to drive business will be quick to tell you how “it didn’t work”. The follow-up question to that should be “What exactly didn’t work?”. There are a number of nuances that can go wrong when it comes to bidding on search terms or buying display space; but for those that know the rules, it can be very successful to be seen by those looking for what your business has to offer.

Join us to learn about build-out, budget and best practices (with a side of light breakfast) as Adele Tiblier, Chief Marketing Officer of Story Block, presents tips and action items to help you make the most of your paid search efforts. Whether you’re just getting started or already putting money toward it, invest a little time to get a real return on your ad spend.

Presentation will touch on:

  • Paid search strategy specifically around goals, expectations, messaging and targeting

  • Building out or optimizing account structure for best use of budget

  • Opportunities to assess spend and lower without impacting valuable clicks or conversions

What you should bring:

  • An open mind

  • Your previous paid search tales of woe

  • Your growth goals

  • Any specific questions you have

Who Should Attend:

Marketers, Business Owners, or anyone who is charged with business growth.

Agenda

8:30am - 8:45am >> Grab a cup of coffee, a bit to eat and get settled
8:45am - 9:45am >> Paid Search Presentation
9:45am - 10:00am >> Q&A

  • Date:
    March 20, 2019
  • Time:
    8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Location:
    1340 Poydras Street
    21st Floor Conference Room
    New Orleans, LA 70112
     
  • Contact:
    Adele Tiblier
  • EMail:
    adele@storyblockmedia.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    Wednesday, March 20th
    8:00 am to 9:30 am
     
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free to Attend
Mar 20 Dignity Memorial Pre-Planning Event
Join us for a free informational seminar and learn about the financial and emotional advantages to making final arrangements in advance. Free dinner provided. Reservations Required.
  • Date:
    March 20, 2019
  • Time:
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.dignitymemorial.com
  • Location:
    Tony Madina's
    1915 Pratt St, Gretna
  • Contact:
    Sylvia Kamp 504-256-2044
  • EMail:
    sylvia.kamp@dignitymemorial.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 20 @noon
  • Fees/Admission:
    None
Mar 20 Dignity Memorial Pre-Planning Seminar
Join us for a free informational seminar and find out how to protect your loved ones by making your final arrangements in advance. Free lunch provided! Reservations Required
  • Date:
    March 20, 2019
  • Time:
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Location:
    Tony Mandina's in Gretna
    1915 Pratt St
  • Contact:
    Cynthia Davidson Pre-Planning Advisor 504-388-5601
  • EMail:
    cynthia.davidson@dignitymemorial.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 20, 2019 @ noon
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free admission Reservations Required Contact Cynthia
Mar 20 Bourbon Seminar
Taste 6 unusual Bourbon's and learn about their background and characteristics. In intimate New Orleans setting.
  • Date:
    March 20, 2019
  • Time:
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.grandekrewe.com
  • Location:
    Grande Krewe
    2305 Decatur Street
    New Orleans, LA 70117
  • Contact:
    Jay Brown Grande Krewe 504 330-0231
  • EMail:
    jbrown@grandekrewe.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    Wednesday, March 20th
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    $30.00 per person
Mar 21 Veterans Job Fair
A free hiring event for veterans, transitioning military personnel, National guard members, reserve members and spouses.

Click the link for more info!
  • Date:
    March 21, 2019
  • Time:
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Website:
    https://rm-events-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/event/attendee_poster/1139/New_Orleans_Flyer_MercedesBenz_0319.pdf
  • Location:
    1500 Sugar Bowl Drive
Mar 21 Dignity Memorial Pre-Planning Seminar
Join us for a free informational seminar and find out how to protect your loved ones by making your final arrangements in advance. Free lunch provided! Reservations Required
  • Date:
    March 21, 2019
  • Time:
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Location:
    Tony Mandina's in Gretna
    1915 Pratt St
  • Contact:
    Cynthia Davidson Pre-Planning Advisor 504-388-5601
  • EMail:
    cynthia.davidson@dignitymemorial.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 21, 2019 @ noon
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free admission Reservations Required Contact Cynthia
Mar 21 Dignity Memorial Pre-Planning Event
Join us for a free informational seminar and learn about the financial and emotional advantages to making final arrangements in advance. Free dinner provided. Reservations Required.
  • Date:
    March 21, 2019
  • Time:
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.dignitymemorial.com
  • Location:
    None
  • Contact:
    Sylvia Kamp 504-256-2044
  • EMail:
    sylvia.kamp@dignitymemorial.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 21 @ noon
  • Fees/Admission:
    None
Mar 22 2019 Power Up: Women's Leadership Conference

EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
You may join the waiting list in case tickets become available but it is not guaranteed.


Join us for our inaugural Women's Leadership Conference at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. This will be an all-day professional development conference with a keynote luncheon and multiple breakout sessions sponsored by our network partners.
We are professional women supporting and mentoring one another.
POWER UP With Us!

 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
8 - 8:30 AM               Registration & Networking Breakfast (Celestin Ballroom Foyer 3rd Floor)
8:30 - 9:15 AM
          Breakfast Keynote, sponsored by Gustafson Wealth Management (Celestin Ballroom 3rd Floor)
9:30 - 10:30 AM
        Session 1 Breakouts (2nd & 4th Floors)
10:30 - 10:45 AM
      Break
10:45 - 11:45 AM
      Session 2 Breakouts (2nd & 4th Floors)
12:00 - 1:30 PM
        Luncheon & Keynote Speaker, sponsored by Fidelity Bank P.O.W.E.R. (Celestin Ballroom 3rd Floor)
"Yes, you DO have a choice!" - Tina Clements, Vice President of Retail Performance Company, USA Team
1:45 - 2:45 PM
          Session 3 Breakouts 
(2nd & 4th Floors)
2:45 - 3:00 PM           Break
3:00 - 4:00 PM
          Session 4 Breakouts 
(2nd & 4th Floors)
4:00 - 5:30 PM           Networking Happy Hour, sponsored by Dream Vacations (Celestin Ballroom 3rd Floor)

Click HERE for Session Speakers & Descriptions


 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:








Table Sponsors:

ABWA (American Business Womens' Association) Crescent City Connections
AOS Interior Environments

Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, LLC
Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, LLC
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans

Fisher & Phillips LLP
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Women's Summit
LikeMinded Ladies
Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI)
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network
Phillips 66
PRIME Business Advisory Solutions
Professional Women of St. Tammany
Reily Foods Company
River City Venues @ Mardi Gras World
Tulane Doctors
United Way of Southeast Louisiana's Women United

Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana
Women of NORLI


Exhibitor Sponsors:
Antares Technology Solutions
Cookies by Design
Deep Fried Advertising
Delta Administrative Services
The Domain Companies
Greater New Orleans Federal Credit Union
Hancock Whitney Bank
Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center
Kingsley House, Inc.
Loyola University New Orleans - Professional & Continuing Studies
NOLA 100
Segue Wealth Management

SysCom, LLC
Tulane Doctors

 

Enjoy our partner's event the evening prior!
Dining with Deb




Click HERE for more details & registration information for Dining with Deb.
  • Date:
    March 22, 2019
  • Time:
    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Location:
    Hyatt Regency New Orleans
    Celestin Foyer/Ballroom (Registration & F&B)
    601 Loyola Ave
    New Orleans, LA 70113


    Parking Options: $18 Hotel Valet Parking; 601 S Rampart St or 1301 Girod St - $4/1 hr, $6/2 hrs, $8/hrs.
  • Contact:
    Ashley Hilsman, Events Director
  • EMail:
    ahilsman@neworleanschamber.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 22, 2019
    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Fees/Admission:
    General Admission Tickets: $125
    Table Sponsorship: $1,200 - 
    (includes 8 tickets)
    Exhibitor Sponsorship: $600 -

    (includes 2 tickets)
    Sponsorship Information

    *Membership credit ONLY for cancellations with 72 hours notice. No refunds will be given.
Mar 22 - Mar 23 Women Making Waves 2019
On Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, the Tulane Alumni Association will host their annual women’s leadership conference, Women Making Waves. In its fifth year, the conference will be held in the Qatar Ballroom of the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life on Tulane’s Uptown Campus. Tickets are $75 for general admission. Online registration and additional information, including a full conference agenda, is available at wmw.tulane.edu. The conference is open to the public, regardless of affiliation with Tulane. The conference provides an opportunity to network with women from across the region and to be inspired by sessions facilitated by leading women within the Tulane community — including a keynote by Gayle Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans. “It’s powerful to see such a diverse group of women building meaningful connections and learning from one another,” says Nicole Bush, director of alumni career services and organizer of the women’s leadership conference. “By taking part in Women Making Waves, attendees not only create opportunities for each other but also create a support system to help each other along the way.” With a focus on “The Power of Engagement,” the conference includes a welcome reception Friday evening and a full slate of education sessions on Saturday with topics including how engagement contributes to your career, time management strategies, and how to turn personal interests into business opportunities. Networking opportunities are available throughout the day. Friday’s welcome reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. Saturday begins with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 2:30 p.m. Sponsors for this year’s conference include the CFA Society of Louisiana, Young Leadership Council (YLC), Newcomb College Institute, Newcomb Alumnae Association, Elizabeth Clark, and Fidelity Bank P.O.W.E.R.
  • Date:
    March 22, 2019
  • Time:
    5:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Website:
    http://wmw.tulane.edu
  • Location:
    Lavin-Bernick Center, Tulane University
  • Contact:
    Sarah Basginer
  • EMail:
    smcallis@tulane.edu
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 22nd 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., March 23rd 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Fees/Admission:
    $75
Mar 22 Per(Sister) in Song
Celebrate Women's History Month and Newcomb Art Museum's current exhibition "Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana" with a FREE concert featuring Lynn Drury, Sarah Quintana, Queen Koldmadina, Margie Perez, Keith Porteous, and Spirit McIntyre as they each perform brand new works inspired by the incredible stories of persistence from formerly incarcerated women. The concert will take place on Friday, March 22 from 6 to 8 pm at the Freeman Auditorium on Tulane University's uptown campus. The museum will be open late so that everyone can come and see the show that inspired the new songs. "PerSister in Song" is a once-in-a-lifetime event and is guaranteed to be a great time, so grab your friends and come celebrate the women of Louisiana in song! More information can be found at persister.info or by calling 504.314.2406 or emailing museum@tulane.edu.
  • Date:
    March 22, 2019
  • Time:
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free
Mar 23 Sista Strut Breast Cancer Walk
iHeartMedia New Orleans will host the
4th Annual Cracker Barrel Sista Strut Breast Cancer 3K Walk
on Saturday, March 23, 2019
at Woldenberg Park
p
resented by Morris Bart Attorneys at Law.


The Sista Strut rally starts at 8am. The 3K walk starts at 10am. 


Sista Strut’s mission is to help raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer, specifically how it affects the African American community.

Register HERE.
  • Date:
    March 23, 2019
  • Time:
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Website:
    https://q93.iheart.com/featured/sista-strut-nola/
  • Location:
    Woldenberg Park
  • Contact:
    https://q93.iheart.com/featured/sista-strut-nola/
  • Date/Time Details:
    Saturday, March 23, 2019 8am
  • Fees/Admission:
    $20 per individual/$25 per team member 3/15
    $25 per individual/$30 per team member 3/16 through 3/23
Mar 23 Networking with NOLA Gold Rugby
NOLA Gold, New Orleans’ new professional rugby team, invites the business community to our "Mega Networking Event." Meet with networking groups across the city while enjoying the non-stop action and excitement of a Major League Rugby game!

Special 20% Discounted Tickets: ($20) - Access to Networking Tent w/ Field Level View - Complimentary Food & Drinks - Choice of Grandstand Seating - Meet Players after the Game The team is part of Major League Rugby (MLR) and consists of a mix of local and international world class athletes from 9 countries (including an Olympian). The Gold has had a successful start to our 2019 season with a 3-1 record, beating the 2018 Champions (Seattle) and Runner Ups (Glendale-Denver). Come cheer on the Gold!
  • Date:
    March 23, 2019
  • Time:
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Website:
    https://nolagoldrugby.showare.com/ordertickets.asp?p=6&src=default
  • Location:
    Gold Stadium
    1050 Barataria Blvd
    Marrero, LA 70072
  • Contact:
    Jarod Cusimano (504) 507-8429 jarod@nolagoldrugby.com
  • EMail:
    tickets@nolagoldrugby.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 23 - 2:00pm
    Kickoff Networking Starts at 1:00pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Tickets are only $20 ($25 normally) Use Promo Code NETWORK to unlock your 20% discount and gain access to the networking tent. Get your tickets at nolagoldrugby.showare.com
Mar 23 NOLA Gold Rugby Mega Networking Event
  • Date:
    March 23, 2019
  • Time:
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Website:
    https://nolagoldrugby.showare.com
  • Location:
    Gold Stadium
    1050 Barataria Blvd.
    Marrero, LA 70072
  • Date/Time Details:
    Saturday, March 23
    2 pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    $20 (regularly $25)
Mar 23 The Ultimate Vision Board Party!

“The Ultimate Vision Board Party” brings together women around the city of diverse demographics and ethnicities, creating a safe space to activate their dreams and goals that may have been tossed aside for a variety of reasons that challenge women. They are offered an atmosphere of inspiration and focus in order to clearly outline their vision through a fun step by step process, while receiving much needed support and accountability. 
  • Date:
    March 23, 2019
  • Time:
    4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location:
    New Orleans Jazz Market
  • EMail:
    nolaempowerment@gmail.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 23, 2019
    4:00p - 8:00p
  • Fees/Admission:
    $49 per person
Mar 23 Ales & Rails from Around the World
  • Date:
    March 23, 2019
  • Time:
    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mar 23 Prophylactic Prom
OHL's Prophylactic Prom is back again! Join us March 23rd at The Art Garage for a funky, fun special event, loosely resembling your high school prom, but rather than taffeta and tuxes, this prom's court attire will feature creative costumes designed out of ONE Condoms. The winning condom costume will take The Crown of the Prophylactic Prom Court and will be awarded with the opportunity to parade in their condom-best during the 2019 New Orleans Pride Parade! Prophylactic Prom is an opportunity to have fun, break the mold and support Odyssey House Louisiana in providing holistic, non-judgmental, compassionate care. Prom is an opportunity to support our efforts in educating, equipping, and empowering our community, while celebrating and embracing sexuality. Enjoy snacks, drinks, a raffle, and performances from the Disco Amigos, NOLA Jewels, Roux La La, and more to come soon! TICKETS are just $20 and include TWO COMPLIMENTARY DRINKS. Not drinking? Purchase our $10 "Designated Driver" ticket. Learn more at www.ohlprom.com

INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR PROM COURT?! Contact Maggie at msandison@ohlinc.org
  • Date:
    March 23, 2019
  • Time:
    8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.ohlprom.com
  • Location:
    The Art Garage (2231 St. Claude Avenue)
  • Contact:
    Maggie Sandison
  • EMail:
    msandison@ohlinc.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    3/23/2019
    8:00-11:00PM
  • Fees/Admission:
    General Admission (includes two drinks): $20 Designated Driver: $10
Mar 24 Latin Night
Dance Under the Stars in the Hotel Storyville Garden to Live Salsa Music from Yocho, a brass heavy New Orleans band with a strong salsa influence. They draw their inspiration from our neighbors in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Panama. Their original music begins with salsa and pushes into new territory, fed by the diverse musical backgrounds of their players. Come enjoy this great evening of Latin music, dancing and fun. $5. Cover. Food and beverages available for purchase. https://www.facebook.com/events/615672172196191 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/latin-night-tickets-57021236052 https://www.facebook.com/yochoband/
  • Date:
    March 24, 2019
  • Time:
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Website:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/615672172196191
  • Location:
    Hotel Storyville Garden
    1261 Esplanade Ave. NOLA
  • Contact:
    Cindy
  • EMail:
    cindy@hotelstoryville.net
  • Date/Time Details:
    3/24/19
    6-9 PM
  • Fees/Admission:
    $5.00
Mar 25 - Mar 29 New Orleans Entrepreneur Week
Calling all small-business owners, startups, entrepreneurs and anyone interested in hearing from business leaders from New Orleans and beyond! The 11th Annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) presented by JP Morgan Chase & Co. will present over 100 panels, networking events, fireside chats, workshops and entrepreneur showcases to culminate in The Big Idea pitch extravaganza, the world’s largest crowd-driven pitch competition. Produced in partnership with A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and the Idea Village, the five-day fest is open to all from March 25-29, 2019. Built by New Orleanians for New Orleanians, NOEW will take place at a new campus this year at the Ace Hotel New Orleans and offer numerous events across the community. Registration will be open at www.noew.org.
  • Date:
    March 25, 2019
  • Website:
    http://noew.org/
  • Location:
    Ace Hotel New Orleans
  • Contact:
    Register at www.noew.org
  • EMail:
    mdumont@bondmoroch.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 25-29
Mar 25 Dignity Memorial Pre-Planning Seminar
Join us for a free informational seminar and find out how to protect your loved ones by making your final arrangements in advance. Free dinner provided! Reservations Required
  • Date:
    March 25, 2019
  • Time:
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location:
    Ristorante Filippo in Metairie
    1917 Ridgelake Dr
  • Contact:
    Cynthia Davidson Pre-planning Advisor 504-388-5601
  • EMail:
    cynthia.davidson@dignitymemorial.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 25, 2019 @ 6pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free admission Reservations Required Contact Cynthia
Mar 26 Coffee "From Here" Coffee Tasting
We drink coffee blended from beans shipped into the Port of New Orleans from distant locations every day--as they have been for 150 years. How does coffee roasted here in New Orleans represent both our city’s traditions and the palates of the modern coffee drinker? Join Kevin Pedeaux of Coast Roast Coffee & Tea for this appreciation of coffee. StayLocal members RSVP at https://staylocal41.wildapricot.org/event-3280304 or $5 to gen. public.
  • Date:
    March 26, 2019
  • Time:
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Website:
    http://staylocal.org/events
  • Location:
    Auction House Market, 801 Magazine St.
  • Contact:
    Maryann Miller (504) 252-1259
  • EMail:
    maryann@staylocal.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Tuesday, March 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Fees/Admission:
    $5 (free to StayLocal members)
Mar 26 2019 Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening: Morris Adjmi Architects

Join us in celebrating the grand opening of NYC-based
Morris Adjmi Architects in New Orleans!




Complimentary Wine, Beer, a Signature Cocktail & hors d'ouevres!
  • Date:
    March 26, 2019
  • Time:
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Website:
    https://www.ma.com
  • Location:
    1029 Jackson Avenue
    New Orleans, LA

    Street parking
  • Date/Time Details:
    Tuesday, March 26
    3:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free event
Mar 26 Dignity Memorial Pre-Planning Seminar
Join us for a free informational seminar and find out how to protect your loved ones by making your final arrangements in advance. Free dinner provided! Reservations Required
  • Date:
    March 26, 2019
  • Time:
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location:
    Ristorante Filippo in Metairie
    1917 Ridgelake Dr
  • Contact:
    Cynthia Davidson Pre-Planning Advisor 504-388-5601
  • EMail:
    cynthia.davidson@dignitymemorial.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 26, 2019 @ 6pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free admission Reservations Required Contact Cynthia
Mar 27 - Mar 31 The 33rd Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival returns to the historic French Quarter for its 33rd annual celebration of contemporary literature, culture, theater, and the works of Tennessee Williams. From March 27-31, 2019, attendees will enjoy celebrated award-winning speakers alongside fresh new voices on the literary scene. The five-day event offers a range of diverse speakers and performers, including Dorothy Allison, Jami Attenberg, Bryan Batt, Roy Blount, Jr., Doug Brinkley, Greg Brownderville, Robert Olen Butler, Maureen Corrigan, Michael Cunningham, John Guare, Silas House, Bernice L. McFadden, Daniel José Older, Julia Reed, Nathaniel Rich, Hannah Pittard, Wendy Corsi Staub, Poppy Tooker, Kent Wascom, and many more. “Our annual Tennessee Williams Tribute Reading, a favorite event among our patrons, will focus on Williams’ emergence from Tom to Tennessee and will include some of his earliest writings,” said Paul Willis, Executive Director. “And I’m excited to partner with Francine Segal for a dynamic staged reading of A Confederacy of Dunces that will include projections, music, and costumes. It’s such an iconic piece of New Orleans literature and culture, and you’re going to love our Ignatius, played by Charlie Talbert.” The 2019 program includes writer’s craft sessions; scholarly and entertaining panel discussions; theater, food and music events; a scholars conference; breakfast book club; several walking tours; a book fair; and special evening events and social gatherings.
  • Date:
    March 27, 2019
  • Website:
    http://tennesseewilliams.net
  • Location:
    Hotel Monteleone
  • Contact:
    504.581.1144
  • EMail:
    info@tennesseewilliams.net
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 27-31, 2019
  • Fees/Admission:
    Festival Tickets will go on sale in January. VIP Passes are $600; Literary Discussion Passes are $100 ($70 for students); a One-Day Literary Discussion Pass is $40; theater/special events range from $10-$50; writer’s craft sessions are $25 each; Best Value: Combo Pass $200 (includes all 8 writer’s craft sessions and a Literary Discussion Pass); the Scholars Conference is $20; walking tours are $25-$50. Group rates, available on request, are 20% off for groups of 20 or more.
Mar 27 New Orleans Health Innovators Challenge Pitch Finale
The second annual New Orleans Health Innovators Challenge concludes during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week on March 27, 2019. Finalists in the Social Determinants Data Challenge, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and Ochsner Health System, will pitch their digital solutions for a chance to win up to $36,000 in project funding.

The New Orleans Business Alliance will also present the winners of Tulane Health System's Affordable Choices Challenge; Lafayette General Foundation's Realtime Results Challenge; and the New Orleans Health Department's and the University Medical Center's Access to Care Challenge with their prizes.
Join us as we celebrate healthcare innovation in New Orleans.
Be sure to arrive early for networking!

2:00-3:00 p.m.: Doors Open, Networking, and Local BioTech Showcase

3:00-4:30 p.m.: New Orleans Health Innovators Pitch Finale Program

Thank you to our other New Orleans Health Innovators partners: Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, Omega Concierge, LookFar, The Warehouse, Propeller, Launch Pad, The Shop at CAC, and New Orleans BioInnovation Center.
  • Date:
    March 27, 2019
  • Website:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-orleans-health-innovators-pitch-finale-event-tickets-55732217563
  • Location:

    Louisiana Cancer Research Center

    1700 Tulane Ave

    New Orleans, LA 70112

  • Contact:
    Dana Alsen
  • EMail:
    dalsen@nolaba.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    2:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm. 
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free Admission. 

    RSVP and see event details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-orleans-health-innovators-pitch-finale-event-tickets-55732217563
Mar 27 Breakfast with Microsoft Technology Workshop
Come spend breakfast with Microsoft as we partner with ABWA during National Women’s Month! You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the latest technology to help you grow your business, while networking with powerful business women throughout the greater New Orleans area! We will have certified trainers providing workshops and demonstrations on cloud and business productivity tools such as Office 365, SharePoint, and Windows 10. Learn how to leverage LinkedIn to boost your professional brand and connect you with other influential leaders. We’ll provide door prizes, breakfast, and a photo booth where you can have your professional photo taken for your LinkedIn Profile. Register: http://abwaneworleans.org/breakfast-with-microsoft-technology-workshop/
  • Date:
    March 27, 2019
  • Time:
    8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Website:
    http://abwaneworleans.org/breakfast-with-microsoft-technology-workshop/
  • Location:
    Microsoft store in Lakeside Mall – Next to Café du Monde
    3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd
    Metairie, LA 70002
  • Contact:
    Register: http://abwaneworleans.org/breakfast-with-microsoft-technology-workshop/
  • EMail:
    info@abwaneworleans.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Wednesday, March 27th - 8:30 to 10am
  • Fees/Admission:
    -FREE for ABWA Members -$10 for non-members
Mar 27 2019 Chamber After 5 with NOEW at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Please join the New Orleans Chamber at our premier evening networking event Chamber After 5 in partnership with New Orleans Entrepreneur Week & The Idea Village



Hosted by:




*Complimentary hors d'ouevres and wine, beer & non-alcoholic beverages
*Pre-registration is highly encouraged
*Street Parking & P148 Lot available within close proximity of the venue

 

Event Sponsor:

 

Cupcakes provided by:

 

Appetizers provided by:
  • Date:
    March 27, 2019
  • Time:
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.neworleanschamber.org
  • Location:
    Ogden Museum of Southern Art
    925 Camp St
    New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Contact:
    Ashley Hilsman, Events Director
  • EMail:
    ahilsman@neworleanschamber.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Wednesday, March 27
    5:30 - 7:30 PM
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free event.

    Pre-Registration will close at 10am on March 27th. On-Site registration will be available.
Mar 28 - Mar 31 Missy Hair Boutique Pop Up Shop
Celebrity lace front wig and luxury hair company Missy Hair Boutique will be holding a pop-up shop taking place in New Orleans during Bronner Brothers weekend. The brand is well known for providing luxury wigs at an affordable price and is well known for their wigs being worn by a slew of chart topping R&B celebrity names, top female rappers, and top personalities alike. Names such Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Tiny Harris, Trina, Beyonce and many more. As of late, the ever-popular trend of the 50-inch lace front wig colored, styled and sleighed to perfection is rolling right out of Missy Hair Boutique locations and into celebrity music videos, on to Celebrity Instagram feeds, and magazine covers. The event will take place all days from March 28th to March 31st, 2019 at the Omni Riverfront Hotel-701 Convention Center Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70130. Doors will open each day for walk ins at 9am with the last client being seen at 9pm. Styling on site will be Missy Hair Boutiques celebrity stylists including Damienne Flagler who has styled hundreds of wigs and graced the sets of Love and Hip Hop, Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta, Laced by Lex aka Alexis Flagler, and Relentless both traveling stylists/Instructors specializing in the healthy hair care approach to all things lace with adhesive and glue-less wig applications.
  • Date:
    March 28, 2019
  • Website:
    https://www.missyhairboutique.com/
  • Location:
    Omni Riverfront Hote
    701 Convention Center Blvd.
    New Orleans, LA 70130.
  • Contact:
    1-866-855-4046
  • EMail:
    Mtatum@bpm-prfirm.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    3/28/19 to 3/31/2019
    9am-9pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Styling fee will apply to whatever hairstyle or purchase made on site
Mar 28 Polar Travel Event (Antarctica and the Arctic)
We will be covering many of the itinerary options available for travel to the Arctic and Antarctic including Greenland, Canada, Norway (Svalbard), the Russian Arctic, Antarctica and the Falkland Islands. This event will focus on expedition style travel and soft adventure travel.
  • Date:
    March 28, 2019
  • Time:
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.TravelLikeADiva.com
  • Location:
    Kindly RSVP to Keely at info@TravelLikeADiva.com or (504) 701-1383
  • Contact:
    Contact Keely at info@TravelLikeADiva.com or (504) 701-1383
  • EMail:
    info@travellikeadiva.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    Thursday, March 28th at 7 PM
  • Fees/Admission:
    Complimentary
Mar 28 GrandSLAM Championship: LOST AND FOUND
The Moth presents the GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words - fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. Listen as ten StorySLAM champs tell tales about leaving things, feelings, loved ones behind and about re-discovering hidden paths, buried emotions, a sense of self. The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us. On this night, using words as weapons, they compete to determine the New Orleans Moth GrandSLAM Story Champion.
  • Date:
    March 28, 2019
  • Time:
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Website:
    https://themoth.org/events/grandslam-championship-new-orleans-2
  • Location:
    The Joy Theater
    1200 Canal St
    New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Contact:
    Phone: 504-528-9569
  • EMail:
    catrine95@gmail.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    3/15/2019
    7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Fees/Admission:
    $25
Mar 28 - Mar 31 Spring Awakening
The Tulane Musical Theatre Workshop presents SPRING AWAKENING! Spring Awakening, 2007 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the 1891 German play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind. Set in late 19th-century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of teenage sexuality. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.
  • Date:
    March 28, 2019
  • Time:
    7:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Website:
    https://liberalarts.tulane.edu/departments/newcomb-music/spring-awakening-musical
  • Location:
    McWilliams Lab Theater - located on the first floor of McWilliams, the Theatre & Dance Dept. building, located and attached next to Dixon Hall.
  • Contact:
    Michael McKelvey (512) 296-3494
  • EMail:
    mmckelve@tulane.edu
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 28, Thurs. - 7:30 PM
    March 29, Fri. - 7:30 PM
    March 30, Sat. - 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
    March 31, Sun. - 2:00 PM
  • Fees/Admission:
    Advance tickets - Online + service Fees: $8.00 - Students (not only Tulane; w/student ID) & Tulane Faculty/Staff (w/Tulane ID) $16.00 - General Admission At the Door (1 hour before performance): $12.00 - Students (not only Tulane; w/student ID) & Tulane Faculty/Staff (w/Tulane ID) $20.00 - General Admission https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&w=b8900fe6ca7c94d5858e7abfe94d8ff2.
Mar 29 - Mar 31 Saints & Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival
The Festival celebrates this city’s longstanding attraction for LGBTQ writers, and offers established and emerging authors, as well as students and readers, the opportunity to network and nurture their craft—and let the good times roll in true New Orleans fashion. SAS offers two full days’ worth of panel discussions, with topics ranging from publishing and marketing to retrospectives on the LGBTQ movement. Our reading series also takes place both days featuring nearly fifty writers including new voices and literary icons. Panel topics at #SAS19 include: “Sex and the Law: Hands Up and Off”; “Queer Literary Hook-Ups: Gauging the Impact”—a discussion of LGBTQ forerunners whose creations shed light on a historically silenced and misrepresented minority group’s experience; as well as discussions on creative nonfiction, poetry, Desire & Spirituality, and the effect that relocation has on a writer personally and creatively.
  • Date:
    March 29, 2019
  • Time:
    12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://sasfest.org
  • Location:
    Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter
  • Contact:
    504.581.1144
  • EMail:
    pjwillisnola@aol.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 29-31, 2019
  • Fees/Admission:
    $25 to $150
Mar 29 Start a CBD Franchise: Info Session
Want to network with high net worth individuals? Have an interest in starting a business? Already own a business and looking to improve? This event is for you. Successful entrepreneurs in the home based business industry will converge to discuss how to earn ongoing residual income through part-time entrepreneurship. This presentation will focus on how to launch a business in the CBD industry! Free admission for guests with RSVP (limited spots available). For Questions or for an alternate way to get on the list contact organizer, Ricardo Suber, at 347-450-3595. Date/Time: Friday March 29, 2019 Seating 7:00pm. Starts 7:30pm SHARP Event duration: Approximately 2 hours Location: Ernest Morial Convention Center 900 Convention Center Blvd Use Hall H Entrance New Orleans, LA 70130 For Questions or for an alternate way to get on the list contact organizer, Ricardo Suber, at 347-450-3595.
  • Date:
    March 29, 2019
  • Time:
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Website:
    https://neworleanscbd.eventbrite.com
  • Location:
    Ernest Morial Convention Center
    900 Convention Center Blvd
    (Use Hall H Entrance)
    New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Contact:
    Ricardo Suber 781.354.3975 neworleanscbdevent@gmail.com
  • EMail:
    neworleanscbdevent@gmail.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    Friday March 29, 2019
    Seating: 7:00PM
    Start Time: 7:30PM
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free with RSVP at https://neworleanscbd.eventbrite.com
Mar 30 - Apr 7 New Orleans Spring Fiesta History & Architecture and Home & Courtyard Tours
Spring Fiesta: Home&Courtyard Tours Visit private homes and courtyards not ordinarily open to the public in the French Quarter (March 31 and April 7) and Uptown District (March 30); guided History&Architecture Tours of the French Quarter discuss events from the 300 years of New Orleans history and point out architectural features of the Vieux Carre’ buildings and homes (March 30, 3 April 6, 7); Brunch at Antoine's Dine at one of New Orleans oldest and most famous restaurants combine with the morning H&A tour and the afternoon H&C tour (March 31). Advanced Purchase only by March 29. Special dietary requests may be possible. Send an email to NewOrleansSpringFiesta@yahoo.com. Enjoy the Queen's Promenade in Jackson Square and Parade in the French Quarter (April 6).

www.springfiestnola.com, neworleansspringfiesta@yahoo.com, 504-581-1367. Tickets available at GAMBIT Tickets, bestofneworleans/SpringFiesta2019 or Eventbrite.com.
  • Date:
    March 30, 2019
  • Time:
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Website:
    http://www.springfiestanola.com
  • Location:
    New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association
    826 Saint Ann Street
  • Contact:
    Barbara Richmond 826 Saint Ann Street NOLA 70116 504-581-1367
  • EMail:
    NewOrleansSpringFiesta@yahoo.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    3/30/2019 to 4/7 2019
    Saturday and Sunday at 10:00am
  • Fees/Admission:
    $15 advance purchase $20 day of tour
Mar 30 - Apr 1 Bronner Bros. International Beauty Show
For the first time in its 72 year history, the Bronner Bros. (BB) International Beauty Show is set to take place in New Orleans, LA at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, March 30 – April 1, 2019. More than 35,000 people will converge for three exciting days of education, exhibits, competitions, and entertainment. Dubbed “the hairdressers fashion week,” the BB Show is the premier destination for the best in multicultural beauty – attracting the industry’s most diverse mix of professional stylists, barbers, beauty influencers, and students. Attendees can register today at bronnerbros.com.
  • Date:
    March 30, 2019
  • Time:
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://bronnerbros.com
  • Location:
    Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    900 Convention Center Blvd.
    New Orleans, LA 70130
  • EMail:
    bronnerbros@persemediagroup.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    March 30 - April 1st, 2019 
    The show floor is open from 10AM - 6pm each day.
  • Fees/Admission:
    For pricing please visit: https://bronnerbros.com/attendee-pricing/