New Orleans Chamber
On January 26, 2012 fellow New Orleans Chamber member Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar will host the premier monthly evening networking event, Chamber After 5, located at 1009 Poydras Street, 2nd Floor from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Guests will enjoy networking with business professionals in the newly renovated event space called The Roux House located on the second floor of the Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar restaurant.
A featured door prize includes a gift card and gift basket to Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, a $120 value. Admission is free to all Chamber members and $10 for future members.Online registration is available at http://neworleanschamber.org/events/ for all New Orleans Chamber of Commerce events.
The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce was founded in 2003 to provide chamber members with the opportunity to build mutually beneficial business partnerships within the City of New Orleans.
LABI's Elects Officers and Board members
On Tuesday, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry elected officers and members of the board. See who was elected
Louisiana and International Trade
Ever thought about expanding your business into international markets? Are you already exporting and need additional assistance?
The Louisiana Business & Technology Center, St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation, Committee of 100, and the Louisiana Office of Community Development – Disaster Recovery Unit have joined forces to help Louisiana companies take the next step into international trade.
Benefits in Exporting to Latin America
Steps to Creating an Export Plan
Preparing your Products/Services for International Trade
International Marketing and Distribution
International Trade and Finance
Export Controls, Trade Laws, and Licenses
For more information contact:
PAR Guide to the Louisiana legislature
The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) is now accepting pre-orders for its PAR Guide to the 2012 Louisiana Legislature. The Guide is a useful, pocket-sized booklet filled with key information about Louisiana's legislators, state elected officials and agencies. Order forms are available here. Guides will be shipped in early March.
The 2012 edition includes biographical information and photographs of Louisiana's legislators, statewide elected officials and congressional delegation. It includes current contact information for the state's elected officials as well as their committee assignments. The Guide features information on legislators' term limits and their sources of income and occupations.
PAR also will be selling iPhone and Android applications for the 2012 Guide to the Legislature this spring. More information on the app will be available soon at the PAR website.
The Guide is printed on an annual basis with updated information published on PAR's Web site (www.la-par.org) throughout the year. Underwriting support for the paper guide is provided by CLECO. The guide phone application is underwritten by AT&T.
PAR members will receive a free copy of the printed Guide to the 2012 Louisiana Legislature. Others may order copies for $10 each plus tax and shipping. Substantial price breaks are available for large orders.
The World Trade Center and the Small Business Administration are offering a special seminar on Wednesday, January 25, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. that will answer many questions for anyone looking to grow his or her business through international trade. Topics include export fundamentals, determining your readiness to export, and how the SBA and World Trade Center can assist you. The cost of the seminar is $60 for WTCNO members, $80 for future members, $30 for university students with proof of enrollment. Click here to register.
Feb 7 - 9 BIS Seminars
Complying with Federal Export Laws
Upcoming Free Events
Feb 2 - Trade & Investment Opportunities in Argentina This free afternoon business briefing with Consul General Daniel Oscar Deodato will highlight the many opportunities that the Argentine market presents. 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the WTC Executive Offices. Click here to register.
Feb 3 - "Artfully Aware" at New Orleans Museum of Art This fun event will take place from 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. with interactive exhibits, short films, and more! Food & drink available from Ralph Brennan's Cafe NOMA. Click here to register.
A July 4th Fact of Facts: America is Land of Immigrants
Poll: Trump strong on jobs, weak on tweets, viewed as reckless, thin-skinned, sexist
President Trump, It doesn't feel like Independence Day
YIPPIE! The naked truth about free speech, cherished especially on Independence Day
On July 4, 1778, George Washington doubled liquor rations for the soldiers quartered in Princeton, NJ, as a way to celebrate Independence Day. It’s fitting, therefore, that the Fourth of July is America's top-selling beer holiday, according to the Beer Institute. It estimated, in 2013, that sales of beer on the 4th could total $1 billion, doubtlessly higher today. “In moderation,” claims a CA brewery investor, Grover McKean, “beer is tasty and healthy.” Who could disagree?
As Donald Trump faces the top world leaders this week, including a face-time with Vladimir Putin, and as his healthcare proposals face an uphill climb, his poll numbers for how the nation views him could be better.
According to a morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday morning, his tweets, including that against MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, and his personality are not helping him, at all.
II know the calendar says we are approaching the 4th of July, but, it just doesn’t feel like Independence Day.
Perhaps it should. It’s hot as heck. The airlines have been packed. The hot dogs are ready for grilling. The umps are saying, "play ball". The patriotic activities are scheduled. The fireworks are ready-for-blasting.
Yet, it just doesn’t feel like independence day.
To President Thomas Jefferson, July 4th celebrated more than the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He thought it was a link to the future. The message prominent colonists sent to King George III led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the initial and most prominent feature of which is the First Amendment that guarantees free speech. It’s part of the country’s fundamental essence that each man and woman can say what they feel about government, or anything else, proving President Donald Trump needs some civics lessons.