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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
https://gocourant.com/courant-turns-25-1997-2022/ Little did Darrin Piotrowski know back in 1997, when he was hanging flyers on telephone poles in his neighborhood, that he’d be the CEO of an award-winning technology firm twenty-five years later. He has accomplished this because of his strong work ethic, excellent interpersonal skills, and a penchant for hiring the right staff. Rent-A-Nerd, Inc. ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, November 28, 2022
Gambel Communications Founder Betsie Gambel Honored with Two Prestigious Awards  NEW ORLEANS (Nov. 17, 2022) – Gambel Communications founder Betsie Gambel was recognized by New Orleans CityBusiness and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) New Orleans this month for her commitment and passion to improving the Greater New Orleans community.   AFP recognized Gambel’s careerlong ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Friday, November 18, 2022
New Orleans Airport Director Kevin Dolliole Elected as Vice Chair of North America’s Airports Council   NEW ORLEANS –The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) announced today that Director of Aviation Kevin Dolliole was appointed to the Governing Board of Airports Council International (ACI) World, which represents the collective interests of airports around the world to ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Caroling in Jackson Square Returns to the French Quarter December 18  A New Orleans Holiday Tradition since 1946, preceded by a Holiday Home Tour    Patio Planters of the Vieux Carre is pleased to present the beloved Caroling in Jackson Square tradition to visitors and locals alike on Sunday, December 18, from 7-8 pm. The free community sing-along gathers thousands of people for a festive hour of ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, November 08, 2022
Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Executives Recognizes 2022 Service Award Recipients  (November 7, 2022) The Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Executives (LACCE) recognized its 2022 Service Award recipients at its 2022 Annual Conference Awards Ceremony held this evening at the Hilton Shreveport in Shreveport, LA. The Service Awards recognize those chamber of commerce professionals in Louisiana who ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber
Wednesday, November 02, 2022
GNO, Inc. Relaunches Digital Tool for Exploring Local Careers and Training ResourcesDeveloped in partnership with Chevron, GNOCareerGuide.org will introduce students, parents, and educators to 130+ regional career options  NEW ORLEANS — Today, Greater New Orleans, Inc., in partnership with Chevron, announced the relaunch of the Greater New Orleans Career Guide, an online resource ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Human Interest
Wednesday, November 02, 2022
Meredith Hathorn steps into chair position with MSRB  Meredith Hathorn will be taking over for Patrick Brett as chair of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board Oct. 1, bringing her nearly forty years of public finance experience to the role. "What I really want to do is highlight the value of being an SRO (self-regulatory organization), and continuing to earn the public trust," said Hathorn, ...read more
Categories: Education, Chamber, Press Release
Friday, October 28, 2022
Port of New Orleans Unveils Design Updates to the Louisiana International Terminal Based on Early Community Input Updates directly address sustainability, traffic, neighborhood buffers and drainage, while maintaining state-of-the-art operational efficiency   NEW ORLEANS- Today, the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) announced progress on the Louisiana International Terminal in St. Bernard Parish, ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, October 28, 2022
New Orleans Company Launches Diverse Stock Photography Site to Empower BIPOC CreatorsOnline Optimism, a digital marketing and design agency with locations in New Orleans and Washington DC, has just launched a new stock photography project called Macro. Macro is a free stock photo site that allows users to download diverse imagery from diverse photographers. While the photos are free to download, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Tomeka Watson-Bryant among an elite group recognized in the U.S. railroad industry  NEW ORLEANS- Today, New Orleans Public Belt (NOPB) Railroad General Manager, Tomeka Watson-Bryant, was honored as one of Railway Age’s 2022 Women in Rail. Watson-Bryant, who became NOPB General Manager in June 2022, was one of 23 honorees from across the country recognized for her leadership, innovation and ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, October 21, 2022
 Port of New Orleans and the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad to Host Procurement Event   Port NOLA and NOPB partner with LA Contractor’s Licensing Board, Transportation Security Administration, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc., Chase Bank, Fidelity Bank, Liberty Bank, & New Corp, Inc.  NEW ORLEANS – In an ongoing effort to engage local businesses in the New Orleans Gateway, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, October 21, 2022
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center President Michael J. Sawaya Named to CityBusiness “Power 50”New Orleans CityBusiness, a weekly business newspaper, has named Convention Center President, Michael J. Sawaya, to their special “Power 50” list of the most influential people in the Greater New Orleans area. This honor is awarded to professionals who have made overall impacts on the area’s ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Hancock Whitney Offers $200K in Grant Opportunities Supporting HomeownershipCompetitive awards advance community reinvestment across Gulf Coast NEW ORLEANS (October 5, 2022) - For the fifth year in a row, Hancock Whitney, in partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation, is accepting competitive grant applications from eligible nonprofit organizations that promote access to homeownership, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, October 04, 2022
Historic Organization Kingsley House Unveils New Name with Commitment to CommunityNew Orleans - Today, one of the pillars of strength and service to the New Orleans community, Kingsley House, revealed its new name at a press event held at the organization’s historic campus in the Lower Garden District. Kingsley House’s program participants, staff, board, senior leadership, elected officials, and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Karl Lagerfeld Paris Opening at Riverwalk Outlets in New OrleansLouisiana’s First Karl Lagerfeld Storefront  NEW ORLEANS (Sept. 29, 2022) – On October 21, 2022, Riverwalk Outlets® (Riverwalk) in New Orleans will welcome luxury brand Karl Lagerfeld Paris to the mix of its current collection of stores. This is the first Karl Lagerfeld Paris storefront in Louisiana.    Karl Lagerfeld is known as ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Port NOLA CEO Delivers 2022 State of the Port AddressBrandy Christian highlights wins across all four business lines, outlines plan to deliver Louisiana’s future in competitive global trade market  NEW ORLEANS – Today, Brandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) President and CEO, and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) CEO, delivered the 2022 State of the Port address highlighting ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Greater New Orleans, Inc. NamedEconomic Development Organization of the YearGlobal award given by the International Economic Development Council, recognizes GNO, Inc.’s impact in Southeast LouisianaNEW ORLEANS — This morning, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) selected Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) as the Economic Development Organization of the Year, with a “Gold” ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, September 23, 2022
Port of New Orleans Board Elects Jack C. Jensen, Jr. as ChairmanNEW ORLEANS — Today, the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) elected Jack C. Jensen, Jr. to serve as Board Chairman, succeeding Charles H. Ponstein, whose term as Chairman ended this month. Also elected were Joseph F. Toomy, who will serve as Vice Chairman, and Walter J. Leger, Jr., who will serve as ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, September 15, 2022
FOGO Solutions Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies Carrollton, GA, September 2022 -- FOGO Solutions is thrilled to announce that we have been recognized on the 2022 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States. The list represents an exclusive look into the nation’s most successful private businesses and plays an important role in the measuring of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Join the Conversation: Apply for the Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum  NEW ORLEANS - For more than 50 years, the Committee for a Better New Orleans’ signature Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum has been educating emerging leaders about the City of New Orleans and empowering them with the knowledge, network and skills they need to lead change. After a two year hiatus due to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, August 29, 2022
New Mississippi Riverboat American Symphony to Set Sail from Port NOLA American Cruise Lines launches their fifth riverboat from New Orleans   NEW ORLEANS – August 26, 2022  – The inaugural sailing of American Cruise Lines’ (ACL) American Symphony is set to depart Aug. 27th from the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA). This state-of-the-art cruise passenger vessel is the fifth riverboat in ACL’s ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
$1,000,000 philanthropic investment will create the “IMTT Community Impact Initiative,” to help develop emerging community organizations; support will also help sustain Coalition operations  NEW ORLEANS — Today, International-Matex Tank Terminals (IMTT), an 80-year-old New Orleans company, announced a one-million-dollar commitment to The NOLA Coalition. The NOLA Coalition has two focus areas:  ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
New Orleans, LA, August 4, 2022 - It’s remarkable to look back 25 years and recall the events of 1997, the year that the law firm of Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett was established. Google was first registered as a trademark. Netflix was launched (on discs!). Titanic was in the movie theaters. Bill Clinton was in the White House. The world lost Mother Teresa and Princess Di. In New Orleans, ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, August 15, 2022
Port of New Orleans Harbor Police Names Cedric Turner as Captain26-Year Veteran Tapped from HPD Ranks to Lead Patrol Division of Specialized Maritime Law Enforcement Agency  NEW ORLEANS – The Harbor Police Department (HPD) of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) has named Cedric Turner to serve as Captain of the specialized law enforcement agency. Turner has served in law enforcement for 26 years ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, August 03, 2022
Delgado Community College 100th Anniversary Gala CelebrationScheduled for Friday, September 23 at National WWII Museum  Event location spotlights Delgado’s historic role in the national push to win the war.  New Orleans – Delgado Community College will celebrate a century of service to the greater New Orleans community by hosting its 100th Anniversary Gala Celebration on Friday, September 23 at ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, July 25, 2022
Entergy New Orleans makes resilience and hardening filing to strengthen gridRegulatory filing is next step in Entergy’s resilience conversation with regulators, communities NEW ORLEANS – Today, Entergy New Orleans became the first of Entergy Corporation’s operating companies to make a grid hardening and resilience filing with their regulator, the New Orleans City Council. The last two ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Education, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Aaron & Gianna, PLC is pleased to announce that firm Managing Shareholder, William D. Aaron, Jr. has become a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.   The Litigation Counsel of America is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society established to reflect the new face of the American bar. Membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Governor Edwards and Legislature Commit Funds for Infrastructure During 2022 Louisiana Legislative Session Projects include the St. Bernard Transportation Corridor elevated roadway serving the future Louisiana International Terminal NEW ORLEANS -- The recent 2022 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature committed $96.595 million to aid expansion projects at the Napoleon Avenue Container ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Economic, Press Release
Friday, June 10, 2022
    The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (NOENMCC) has unveiled a new logo, a fresh, modern look to reflect a vibrant future filled with excitement and growth. As the convention center recovers from two years of reduced travel in the wake of COVID-19 lockdowns and the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, the refreshed logo amplifies that New Orleans is Built to Host.“This is a new design for ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Southern Services & Equipment, Inc. Honored as 2022 Louisiana Growth Leader    (St. Bernard, La.) – For outstanding contributions to the local community and state, Louisiana Economic Development (LED) honored Southern Services & Equipment, Inc. as a 2022 Louisiana Growth Leader at the fifth annual Spotlight Louisiana event on April 21st, 2022 held at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. As an ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
PORT OF NEW ORLEANS PRESIDENT & CEO BRANDY CHRISTIAN ANNOUNCED AS NEW ORLEANS CHAMBER’S 2nd QUARTER BUSINESS LUNCHEON KEYNOTE SPEAKERMs. Christian will discuss the port’s 2022 initiatives  NEW ORLEANS (April 19 2022) – The May 11 New Orleans Chamber of Commerce 2nd Quarter Business Luncheon at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will feature Port of New Orleans’s President & CEO ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
New Orleans Chamber Supports Property Tax for Early Childhood EducationOn Saturday, April 30, New Orleans voters have an opportunity to ensure a critical investment is made in our youngest citizens for the next 20 years. There is a new 5-mill property tax on the ballot to fund early childhood education in our city. The average cost to most homeowners will be approximately $5 a month. According to ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
Monday, April 11, 2022
CHALMETTE, L.A.—The St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce with St. Bernard Parish Government & Tri-Parish Works are pleased to announce the annual Spotlight St. Bernard: Business Expo & Job Fair on Tuesday, April 26th, 2022 from 4 PM- 6:30 PM at Val Riess Gym in Chalmette, LA. “We are excited at the response we have received from employers who want to participate in our business expo and job fair. ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
Friday, April 01, 2022
Mar 29, 2022 Shell Offshore Inc. (Shell), a subsidiary of Shell plc, today announces the start of production at PowerNap, a subsea development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico with an estimated peak production of 20,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d). PowerNap is a tie-back to the Shell-operated Olympus production hub in the prolific Mars Corridor.   “Shell has been producing in the Mars ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Delgado Community College Presents Economic Value Report, ‘A Century of Service’$588.1 million annual economic impact supports 10,059 jobs;   for every $1 invested in Delgado $5.30 is earned by students, $6.80 earned by taxpayers New Orleans -- A study released today by Delgado Community College, “A Century of Service: The Economic Value of Delgado Community College,” shows that the ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Economic
Sunday, November 14, 2021
New Orleans, LA, September 15, 2021 – Founded in 1997, Rent-A-Nerd, Inc. is now Courant. While the company’s name and brand identity have changed, Courant is still an award-winning information technology company, providing the same solutions for all of its clients.  The rebrand has been a long time coming. Founder and CEO, Darrin Piotrowski, knew that his former brand no longer conveyed his ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
April 3, 2019Reporters May Contact: Glennah Ivey, Bank of America, 646.855.3444glennah.ivey@bankofamerica.com   Cerisa MercedMerrill Financial Advisor Cerisa Merced Earns Distinguished CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM DesignationNew Orleans, La. – Merrill announced that Cerisa Merced of Merrill’s New Orleans office has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification awarded by the Certified ...read more
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