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  • News for 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: Economic, Press Release, 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: Economic, Political, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    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
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    03.19.20Gov. Edwards: All Louisiana Parishes Eligible For COVID-19 Business Aid SBA loans of up to $2 million will aid Louisiana’s more than 440,000 small businesses BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that small businesses in all 64 Louisiana parishes will have access to federal Small Business Administration disaster aid in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. SBA Administrator ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
     Release Date: March 17, 2020  Release Number: 20-26   Contact: Jennifer.Kelly@sba.gov, (202) 205-7036  www.sba.gov/newsFollow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram    SBA Updates Criteria on States for Requesting Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) WASHINGTON – Today, as part of the Trump ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, 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: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    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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