• News for Human Interest

    Thursday, November 19, 2020
    11.19.20Gov. Edwards Announces Federal Grant For COVID-19 Economic Recovery  Commerce Department grant to support $3 million in Louisiana business retention, attraction efforts BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson welcomed the award of $2.4 million in federal funds to spur business recovery throughout Louisiana in response to ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Wednesday, November 18, 2020
    Brandy D. Christian Receives 2020 C. Alvin Bertel AwardPort NOLA President and CEO earns prestigious maritime recognition for bold vision and leadership to strengthen the gateway  NEW ORLEANS – Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) President and CEO and CEO of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) Brandy D. Christian received the 2020 C. Alvin Bertel Award at the annual World Trade Center award ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
    Monday, November 16, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Policy Institute Quantifies Impact of COVID-19 on Southeast Louisiana Families’ Child Care ArrangementsFindings Emphasize Struggle to Afford Child Care and Basic Necessities  NEW ORLEANS, LA. (November 16, 2020) — The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children (LPIC) is releasing results from the “Louisiana Child Care Parent Poll,” which surveyed Louisiana parents with ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020
    We’re Proud to Serve Those Who Serve! Our nation’s veterans deserve our respect and admiration for the sacrifices they’ve made for this country. To express our heartfelt gratitude for your bravery and dedication to our country, Morrison Law Group, PLC, will immediately begin offering a FREE incapacity package to any veteran or active military member which includes: 1) Healthcare Power of ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, October 22, 2020
    Happy Raptor Distilling Launches 504Bananas Foster RumNew Orleans’ newest rum distillery announces the release of its locally handcrafted, Louisiana molasses-based infused rum inspired by the classic New Orleans dessert  NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, October 22, 2020) —Happy Raptor Distilling, LLC (1512 Carondelet Street) is thrilled to announce the release of its newest rum, 504Bananas Foster. Inspired ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Friday, October 16, 2020
    NORLI Announces the Class of 2021Leaders gain skills, knowledge, and relationships to better serve the GNO Region  NEW ORLEANS, LA. (Oct. 14, 2020) — Building upon its 20 year legacy of educating and connecting leaders from the 10 Parishes of Southeast Louisiana, the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI) recently selected 50 business and civic leaders who have been named to the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Katherine McCoy Rivera, Marketing and Communications Manager  504.585.0476, katherine.rivera@arlaw.com    9/22/20   Adams and Reese Attorneys Honored as “Lawyers of the Year” in The Best Lawyers in America® (by BL Rankings, LLC) 2021  NEW ORLEANS — Adams and Reese is pleased to announce 10 of the firm’s attorneys received recognition as a “Lawyer of the ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, September 21, 2020
    President Trump Proclaims National Small Business Week September 20-26 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2020 National Small Business Week celebrations officially commence this week with a virtual three-day award ceremony recognizing national award winners from across the country and U.S. territories for their significant accomplishments. The three-day award ceremony will ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 16, 2020
    Media Contact:Sean M. Duffy, Sr.sean.duffy@bigrivercoaltion.org(504) 338-3165MISSISSIPPI RIVER SHIP CHANNELDEEPENING TO 50 FEET BEGINS  New Orleans—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) officially kicked off the historic deepening of the Mississippi River Ship Channel to 50 feet tonight (September 11, 2020), as Weeks Marine’s cutterhead dredge CAPTAIN FRANK (photo attached) started dredging 5 ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
    Wednesday, September 09, 2020
    Media Contact:Dominique Becnel Gambel Communications dominique@gambelpr.com 504.616.7747  Operation Restoration Celebrates Official Grand Opening of Hope House NOLAHousing Identified as Critical Component for Fostering Success for Women and Girls Impacted by Incarceration  New Orleans, LA (September 4, 2020) – Operation Restoration, a New Orleans-based nonprofit focused on empowering women ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, August 31, 2020
    For Immediate Release Media Contacts: Erica Burns, Ochsner Health, erica.burns@ochsner.org Elliot Hutchinson, Son of a Saint, elliot@sonofasaint.org  Ochsner Health Teams Up with Son of a Saint to Invest in New Orleans’ YouthNEW ORLEANS (August 31, 2020) – Ochsner Health is pleased to announce it has pledged $1 million to Son of a Saint, the nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
    Monday, July 27, 2020
    FORWARD NEW ORLEANS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS RELEASES PLATFORM FOR ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONSSeeks Candidate Pledges on Issues to Improve Educational Opportunities and Outcomes   New Orleans, La. (Jul. 27, 2020) – Today, Forward New Orleans for Public Schools (FNOPS), a coalition of diverse civic, business and neighborhood organizations committed to increasing the number of quality public ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest
    Monday, July 20, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   *** MEDIA ALERT *** SAVE THE DATE ***Catholic Charities to Host Virtual Renters’ Rights and Eviction Information SessionDiscussion will provide critical updates on housing issues for immigrants in Louisiana  WHO:                           Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans Immigration and Refugee Services, Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center and Southeast ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Wednesday, July 01, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1Main Street To Start Taking Grant Applications By July 28  BATON ROUGE, LA - Small businesses can start applying by July 28 for grants to help cover COVID 19-related expenses, State Treasurer John M. Schroder announced today at the State Capitol. Through the Main Street Recovery Program, businesses can apply for up to $15,000 to cover eligible expenses. In the first ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2020   Media Contact: Haley Pegg Marketing & Communications Director C: (240) 393 – 0132HPegg@neworleanschamber.org   NEW ORLEANS CHAMBER ANNOUCNES VIRTUAL WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCEThe New Orleans Chamber signature conference was postponed due to COVID-19. The conference has been rescheduled to be held over multiple days on a virtual platform.  NEW ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 12, 2020
      SYNERGY DESIGN GROUP RESPONDS TO COVID-19 WITH NEW PRODUCT LINE New product line outfits any workplace for social distancing.   NEW ORLEANS, LA (May 12, 2020) – Synergy Design Group launched Synergy Environments, a division created to meet the needs of businesses post COVID-19 and to assist the implementation of social distancing in the workplace. Synergy's 20years of design experience is ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Monday, April 27, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 27, 2020Contact: govpress@la.gov Gov. Edwards Will Extend Stay at Home Order Until May 15 to Continue Flattening the Curve and Slowing the Spread of COVID-19Everyone in Louisiana should wear masks when in public; Next announcement will be May 11BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced he will extend Louisiana’s Stay at Home order until May 15 to continue to ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, General News Article, Political
    Saturday, April 25, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 24, 2020 Contact: LaTonya Norton For Media Inquiries Only communications@nola.gov (504) 658-4962MAYOR CANTRELL ANNOUNCES $50 MILLION SMALL BUSINESS LOAN FUND FOR SOUTHERN BUSINESSES WITH GOLDMAN SACHS, HOPE NEW ORLEANS — Mayor Cantrell announced today that Goldman Sachs has committed $50 million as part of its 10,000 Small ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 15, 2020
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Thursday, April 02, 2020
    U.S. Chamber Releases Two New Step-by-Step Guides for COVID Employer Tax Credit, Disaster Loans“Cheat Sheets” for CARES Act Relief Crucial to Keeping Workers on the Payroll and Businesses Afloat Small Business Emergency Loan Guide Updated with New Information; Spanish Version now Available FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released new guides ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Economic, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, April 02, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media ContactDominique Becnel Gambel Communications 504.616.7747 (c) dominique@gambelpr.com   ***MEDIA ALERT***SAVE THE DATE***Church Leaders and Government Officials to Join Together for PrayNOLAVirtual prayer service for protection, healing and provision for the New Orleans community  WHAT:                          PrayNOLA virtual prayer ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    04.01.20Gov. Edwards: State-Led Program To Offer COVID-19 Small Business Help Firms of fewer than 100 employees will be able to borrow up to $100,000 at below-market interest rates  BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a new Louisiana Loan Portfolio Guaranty Program, which will offer loans of up to $100,000 to Louisiana small businesses of fewer than 100 employees that are ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    03.26.20LED Opens COVID-19 Help Desk For Louisiana Businesses Email, hotline support from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; more resources at opportunitylouisiana.com/covid19  BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Secretary Don Pierson of Louisiana Economic Development announced the opening of an LED help desk that provides email and hotline support for Louisiana businesses impacted by ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release, Economic, Political
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    GNO, Inc. Introduces ‘GNOpivot’ to Help Local Companies Retool Operations to Fight Coronavirus while Supporting Regional EconomyNew initiative helps companies pivot their standard operations in order to make products or provide services for the fight against the coronavirus NEW ORLEANS — Today, GNO, Inc.’s leadership introduced a new initiative, GNOpivot, to help regional companies move to ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Economic, Human Interest
    Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  NEW ORLEANS CHAMBER ANNOUNCES 2020 EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS  The New Orleans Chamber has announced the newest members of its Board and Executive Committee, enacted at the beginning of 2020.  ChairmanBrandon Davis, Phelps Dunbar LLP  Vice ChairmanJeffrey Pilet, Lockheed Martin Space  TreasurerMindy Nunez Airhart, Southern Services and Equipment, Inc.  SecretaryTodd ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Chamber, Press Release
    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
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Thursday, June 30, 2016
    Gillis, Ellis & Baker Chairman, Parke Ellis, recently received the highest honor given by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Louisiana (IIABL), the Lou Daniel Award. He received the honor on June 20th during the IIABL Annual Convention at the Sandestin Beach Hilton in Destin, Fla. Lou Daniel was an independent agent from Baton Rouge, who served as the Legislative Chairman for many ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
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