• News for Community

    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
    Friday, October 15, 2021
    Schedule vaccination teams at locations with four (4) or more participants or larger! Including arranging choice of vaccine on days and times of their choosing.  These events could include staff/employees, customers/clients and/or friends/family members for private or public events. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Wednesday, October 13, 2021
    New Orleans Chamber Announces Leadership Transition Ben Johnson to retire, Sandra Lindquist promoted to CEONEW ORLEANS, LA (October 13, 2021) — The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce announced that Sandra Lombana Lindquist, the current chief operating officer and executive vice president, will take over the role of CEO following the retirement of Gregory Ben Johnson, who has held the position since ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, September 30, 2021
    Contact:Camly Tram, Development and Communication Manager Phone: 504.702.6776 Email: camly@lafittegreenway.org   Friends of Lafitte Greenway Presents the 2021 Greenway Supernova: a luminary, outdoor art exhibit in celebration and support of the Lafitte Greenway  NEW ORLEANS, LA, September 27, 2021 – The Greenway’s Supernova is back this year with a light-based, outdoor exhibit and annual ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Friday, September 10, 2021
                                                                                                               Ochsner Community Health – Brees Family Center Opens Connectivity HubFor images and b-roll, click here      NEW ORLEANS, La. – While New Orleans recovers from Hurricane Ida, Ochsner Health knows that the community’s healthcare needs don’t stop. That’s why the Ochsner Community Health – ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Tuesday, September 07, 2021
    Church of the King Distributing Free Water, Food and Basic Supplies in KennerHurricane relief resources will be handed out daily at noon and 5 p.m. through Friday, Sept. 10  WHAT:  Church of the King in partnership with Convoy of Hope, Eight Days of Hope and Mercy Chefs  WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 5 through Friday, Sept. 10TIME: Noon and 5 p.m.                               WHERE: Church of the King, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Tuesday, September 07, 2021
    LOCAL BUILDERS WARN RESIDENTS ABOUT SCAM CONTRACTORS Greater New Orleans, LA September 1, 2021 As Greater New Orleans begins the recovery after the devastating effects of the Hurricane Ida, local home builders are warning residents to be aware of scammers that may pose as legitimate contractors. The Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans (HBAGNO) encourages all residents to ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Education, Human Interest
    Wednesday, August 25, 2021
    The Federal Government is currently selling 5 vacant lots in the Dixon Neighborhood via our online auction at www.realestatesales.gov. The auction is open to the general public.  The lots were formerly used to support the New Orleans Job Corps Center. The sites are ready for redevelopment with single family residences or two family residences.U.S. General Services Administration Invitation for ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Human Interest
    Monday, August 23, 2021
    August 23, 2021                                                                                                                Metairie, La - Greater New Orleans Federal Credit Union, GNO FCU, supported a Back-to-School Supply Drive for Covenant House New Orleans, CHNO, by providing donations in preparation for the new school year. CHNO serves young people overcoming homelessness and trafficking. ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Wednesday, August 18, 2021
    PRESS RELEASE  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  August 18, 2021  Media Contact:   Jessica Ragusa  jessica.ragusa@portnola.com  (504) 722-3000  Port of New Orleans and CLEANCOR Sign MOU to Bring  Environmentally Friendly LNG Fueling Solutions to Jurisdiction  NEW ORLEANS – Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) and CLEANCOR Energy Solutions LLC  (CLEANCOR), a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc. (SEACOR), ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Economic, Human Interest
    Tuesday, August 17, 2021
    Six Louisiana Schools Receive More Than 1,200 Free Hotspots, Internet Service  Through free connectivity solutions, AT&T is breaking down barriers to remote learning for students who need it mostBaton Rouge, August 2, 2021 —  As students and teachers begin the new school year, AT&T and leading nonprofit Connected Nation are continuing work to put the connectivity solutions vital to education ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release, Economic, General News Article, Political
    Thursday, August 05, 2021
    NORLI Recognizes its Regional Leadership Program Class of 2021Intensive nine-month program focuses on the advancement of Southeast Louisiana NEW ORLEANS (Aug. 5, 2021) — Following the completion of a nine-month long program dedicated to discussing and unravelling some of the most challenging and dynamic issues of the Greater New Orleans Region, the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI) ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Economic, Press Release
    Thursday, July 08, 2021
    AT&T Invests Nearly $1.1 Billion Over Three-Year Period to Connect Local Customers in Louisiana Baton Rouge, La., June 8, 2021- AT&T* is proud to connect customers across the country by continuing to grow the nation’s best network 1. From 2018-2020, we expanded coverage and improved connectivity in more communities by investing nearly $1.1 billion in our wireless and wireline networks in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 06, 2021
    For Immediate Release July 6, 2021 For more information contact Jane Cooper 504 330-0231redheadneworleans@grandekrewe.com   GRANDE KREWE FINE WINE AND SPIRITS AND MERRY ANTOINETTES CELEBRATE SIXTH YEAR AND BASTILLE DAY               Nouvelle Orleans celebrates all things French and Bastille Day is no exception. So, in 2015 when Jane Cooper and Bob Heaps along with partners Roy and Carla ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Monday, July 05, 2021
    Greater New Orleans Federal Credit Union Announces Retirement of Gerry Kish after 38 Years of Service.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2021Contact: Rebecca B. Remetich, GNO FCU Director of Marketing & Business Development rremetich@gnofcu.com  Metairie, La – Greater New Orleans Federal Credit Union, GNO FCU, announced the retirement of a dedicated employee, Gerry Kish, after 38 years of dedicated ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 29, 2021
    Port of New Orleans Progresses Toward Development of New Container Terminalwith RFP for Program Manager and Program Controls Services  NEW ORLEANS — The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Program Management/Program Controls Services for the development of the Louisiana International Terminal (LIT), a new container facility capable of handling 2 million ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Economic, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 23, 2021
    UNO Research & Technology Park Reimagined and Rebranded as The Beach at UNOBrand refresh celebrates progression and commitment to driving unparalleled research and innovation throughout the Gulf region  NEW ORLEANS (June 23, 2021) — The University of New Orleans (UNO) Research and Technology Park — a 30-acre site on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain leveraging 800,000 square feet of customizable ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Economic, Press Release
    Thursday, May 27, 2021
    GREATER NEW ORLEANS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION ANNOUNCES 2021 “ENOLA M. FEE” SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTSFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:        Contact: Rebecca Remetich, GNOFCU Director of Marketing & Business Developmentrremetich@gnofcu.com  Metairie, La – Greater New Orleans Federal Credit Union, GNO FCU, is pleased to announce its 2021 Enola M. Fee Scholarship recipients, Connor Morris and Corrine ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, May 20, 2021
    CLEAN FLEET AUTO BODY TO HOST THIRD BENEVOLENCE PROGRAM  Providing life changing transportation to a family in need. [Metairie, LA. May 20, 2021] Clean Fleet Auto Body is hosting its third Benevolence Program at the end of this year. This program is an opportunity to give a deserving family in need of a hand up, not a hand out. With the help of gracious sponsors, volunteers, partners, the crew at ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, April 27, 2021
    Photo Credit/Port NOLA: Pictured from left to right: Mike Sibley, Economic Development, Cleco Power, LLC; Marty Mayer, President, St. Tammany Parish Development District Board of Commissioners; Mike Cooper, Parish President, St. Tammany Parish Government; Chris Masingill, Chief Executive Officer, St. Tammany Corporation; Brandy D. Christian, President and CEO Port NOLA and CEO of the New Orleans ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Education, Human Interest
    Friday, April 23, 2021
    SBA Announces First-of-Its-Kind Technology Initiative for Restaurant Revitalization WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today the first round of technology partners participating in a new initiative for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) - a program that will allow eligible restaurants and other food establishments to access the RRF application or data they need ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, Education, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 07, 2021
    LINEAGE LOGISTICS TO EXPAND AT PORT OF NEW ORLEANSCold-storage investment of $42 million to support $1.6 billion state poultry industry  NEW ORLEANS, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards, Port of New Orleans President and CEO Brandy D. Christian, and Lineage Logistics President and CEO Greg Lehmkuhl announced the company will build a $42 million expansion of its Jourdan Road cold-storage facility ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, March 01, 2021
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 1, 2021MEDIA CONTACTS: Hyma Moore | 504.913.0551 | hmoore@gnoinc.orgGNO, Inc. and Bank of America Release the Second Greater New Orleans Jobs ReportRegional report looks at workforce in a post-COVID economy, identifying key opportunities for employers and job seekers  NEW ORLEANS— Today, Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) and Bank of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
    Monday, February 01, 2021
    Contact:Haley Pegg Marketing & Communications Director hpegg@neworleanschamber.orgFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 1, 2021   NEW ORLEANS CHAMBER ANNOUNCES 2021 EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS  The New Orleans Chamber has announced the newest members of its Board and Executive Committee for 2021.  ChairmanJeffery Pilet, Lockheed Martin Space  Vice ChairwomanMindy Nunez Airhart, Southern Services and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Monday, February 01, 2021
    Ocean Carrier Veteran Todd Rives Joins Port of New Orleans as VP/Chief Commercial OfficerRives succeeds Robert (Bobby) Landry who will retire after 31 years with Port NOLA  NEW ORLEANS— Today, the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) welcomed Todd Rives to the executive team as Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Rives’ maritime strategic business development and leadership experience, which ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    Railway Age Magazine Honors New Orleans Public Belt Railroad's Tomeka Watson Bryant With "20 Under 40" Award  Watson Bryant is honored for her leadership in business development and ensuring first class safety operations for NOPBNEW ORLEANS – Railway Age Magazine recently named Tomeka Watson Bryant, Marketing and Sales Manager for the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Commission (NOPB), to its ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021
    Former Louisiana State Representative Charles A. Henry Joins Adams and Reese in New Orleans  NEW ORLEANS — Adams and Reese is pleased to announce former Louisiana State Representative Charles Henry has joined the firm as Senior Government Affairs Advisor. Working within the firm’s Intersection of Business and Government Practice Group, Henry will represent clients’ government relations interests ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Thursday, January 21, 2021
    John Maxwell Will Share Leadership Insights on 21st Century Business Forum NEW ORLEANS (JAN. 21, 2021) – John Maxwell, best-selling author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and more than a dozen other books, will be the featured guest on the next 21st Century Business Forum presented by Biz New Orleans. Scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, the virtual event will be hosted by Jon ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, January 15, 2021
    Jan. 13, 2021 DR-4577-LA NR 001 FEMA News Desk: (225) 389-2408 FEMA-NewsDesk-DR4577-LA@fema.dhs.gov News Release Louisiana Residents Affected by Hurricane Zeta Can Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance BATON ROUGE, La. – Homeowners and renters who suffered damage from Hurricane Zeta in Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard and Terrebonne parishes should register with FEMA ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, January 15, 2021
    Jan. 14, 2021 DR-4577-LA NR 002 FEMA News Desk: (225) 389-2408 FEMA-NewsDesk-DR4570-LA@fema.dhs.gov News Release Renters May be Eligible for FEMA Disaster Assistance BATON ROUGE, La. – If you are a renter in Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard or Terrebonne parish and sustained damage or losses from Hurricane Zeta, you may be eligible for federal disaster ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, January 11, 2021
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: LaTonya Norton For Media Inquiries Only communications@nola.gov (504) 658-4962City's Partner AT&T Expands #BelieveNewOrleans Initiative in New Orleans East NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans today announced that AT&T has engaged in New Orleans East through its Believe New Orleans campaign. This initiative is an expansion of their previous work, with a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    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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    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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