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.
Cat Fights on the Hot Cement Confederate New Orleans statues
Ex-Saints, Bears, Bills, NFL Exec, Jim W. Miller discusses NFL Draft tomorrow
Trump's new plan; Curtains on tax returns release; 40% say Trump-Russia; Probing Obama admin
Watch Louisiana Governor Edwards talk about CAT Tax failure
Rarely, have I seen few issues that have generated as much raw heat, tension, and passion than the confederate monuments controversy.
Just as existed during the real civil war, where brothers battled brothers, social media is the battleground, particularly Facebook, pitting friend against friend.
On one side of the tense divide, there are those who are protecting the New Orleans civil war era monuments. Burnt in effigy, forever, is the symbol of Mayor Mitch Landrieu for up-ending what the monument protectors consider to be the loving civil society of New Orleans.
Lately, events have turned somewhat militaristic.
Some protectors of the confederate monuments have been staying vigilant, in person and online, even surveilling during the wee hours of the morning, waiting for the next Mayor Landrieu attack. On Sunday morning, with protections of snipers, masked workers and a dumbstruck audience, the worst of all of the monuments was cut and carried., the Liberty Monument.
It’s D-Day or Draft Day tomorrow in the NFL.
More specifically, Thursday represents the first day of the NFL draft 2017.
The major President Trump news of the day focuses upon taxes, not only the tax cuts he is proposing but his own taxes, which he obviously, refuses to unveil.
At a press conference today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said the CAT Tax did not pass the House Ways and Means Committee. The Governor, in addressing the media said that "the fate of that bill was decided long before we unveiled it".