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Landrieu Briefs; Festigals, Satchmo Lineup; Food Science; CBNO: Biz-org news

new-orleans-tourismMayor Landrieu briefs about financial challenges; Festigals run in stilettos; Satchmo Fest announces musical lineup; and more...Here are the latest business and organization news for the New Orleans area.

 

Mayor Landrieu Gives Breakfast Briefing

On Friday June 20, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will be discussing the administration’s plans for meeting the city’s financial obligations. The event is sponsored by IberiaBank and the Sheraton New Orleans, and it’s free and open to the public.

SMB Digital Marketing Event in New Orleans

On September 22-24, Leading in Local: SMB Digital Marketing is happening in New Orleans. Participants will examine the leading edge of small-business marketing innovation, including digital/online media, local sales strategies, merchant outreach, social media, local search, mobile strategies and customer retention solutions.

Food Science Forum Comes to Town

On June 21-24, the world’s largest annual food science forum and expo will take place in New Orleans. The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is bringing in almost 18,000 food science and technology professionals to discuss new product trends, technologies, and ingredients.

The keynote speaker is Doug Rauch, former president of Trader Joe’s. The event will also feature the “Innovation Center” and “Innovation Theater” - sessions that uncover the impact food science and technology can  have on our food supply over the next 25 years. IFT will also be hosting a food drive benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank and co-sponsor a 5K Fun Run/Walk. The expo will be located in the Morial Convention Center, Halls D-J.

FestiGals Organizes Stiletto Stroll & Sprint

On June 21, contestants will strap on their stilettos for a two-block race down Royal Street and then a stroll down to Bourbon Street. The Sprint is sponsored by Fleurty Girl, and will begin at 5:45 by the Hotel Monteleone. The Stiletto Stroll begins at 7 and will take the participants to a party at Bourbon Heat. The proceeds from the tickets to these two events go to the Breast Center at Ochsner Baptist.

Technolagy at Xavier University

On August 28 from 9 to 5, Technalogy will be held at Xavier University. According the the website, this is the most innovative science and technology event in New Orleans. The goal is to “create a collaborative environment where various groups of professionals, such as scientists, engineers, IT professionals, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, and investors, can learn and share latest works, innovative ideas, and business opportunities.”

Musical Lineup Announces for Satcho SummerFest

French Quarter Festivals, Inc. has announced the musical lineup for the 14th annual Satchmo SummerFest. The festival takes place on Aug 1-3 on the grounds of the Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint.

Music schedule:

Friday August 1

Red Beans & Ricely Yours Stage

12:00-1:00: PresHall Brass
1:15-2:15: New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings
2:30-3:30: Clive Wilson's Satchmo Serenade
3:45-4:45: John Boutte
5:00-6:00: Charmaine Neville
6:30-7:45: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
8:00-9:00: James Andrews

Cornet Chop Suey Stage

11:45-12:15: Free Swing Dance Lesson
12:15-1:15: The Smoking Time Jazz Club
1:30-2:30: Don Vappie & The Creole Jazz Serenaders
2:30-3:00: Free Swing Dance Lesson
3:00-4:00: Shannon Powell & his Traditional All-Stars
4:15-5:15: Connie Jones and Tim Laughlin                  
5:30-6:30: The New Orleans Moonshiners
6:45-7:45: Leroy Jones and New Orleans' Finest
8:00-9:00: Wycliffe Gordon

Saturday August 2
   
Red Beans & Ricely Yours Stage

12:00-1:00: Lars Edegran's Ragtime Orchestra
1:15-2:15: Shotgun Jazz Band
2:30-3:30: Treme Brass Band
3:45-4:45: Yoshio Toyama & the Dixie Saints
5:00-6:15: Joe Lastie
6:30-7:30: Mario Abney and the Abney Effect
7:45-9:00: Brass-A-Holics

Cornet Chop Suey Stage

11:45-12:15: Free Swing Dance Lesson
12:15-1:15: Capitol Focus Jazz Band
1:30-2:30: Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers
2:30-3:00: Free Swing Dance Lesson
3:00-4:00: Gerald French and the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band
4:15-5:15: Kid Merv and All That Jazz
5:30-6:30: Evan Christopher & Clarinet Road
6:45-7:45: Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony
8:00-9:00: Glen David Andrews

Sunday August 3
   
Red Beans & Ricely Yours Stage

12:00-1:00: The Norbert Slama Quartet
1:15-2:15: Louis Ford and His New Orleans Flairs
2:30-3:30: Mahogany Brass Band
3:45-4:45: Jeremy Davenport
5:00-6:15: The Ella & Louie Tribute Band
6:30-7:30: Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers
7:30-8:00: Trumpet Tribute to Louis Armstrong (with Kermit Ruffins)

Cornet Chop Suey Stage

11:45-12:15: Free Swing Dance Lesson
12:15-1:15: Red Wolf Brass Band
1:30-2:30: Carl LeBlanc
2:30-3:00: Free Swing Dance Lesson
3:00-4:00: Steve Pistorius Southern Syncopators
4:15-5:15: The Calvin Johnson Quintet
5:30-6:30: Mark Braud's New Orleans Jazz Giants
6:45-7:45: Original Pinettes Brass Band

50th Annual Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum

The Committee for a Better New Orleans (CBNO) is calling all future leaders to get involved in the 50th annual Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum. The forum is a program aimed at identifying emerging leaders and giving them information about metropolitan issues, provide networking opportunities, and stimulate their interest and involvement in community service. Graduates of the program include Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Senator David Vitter, State Senator Karen Carter Peterson, City Councilmember Jared Brossett, and philanthropist Roger Ogden.

The 2014 Leadership Forum begins on September 6 with a city bus tour and will continue with session on Human Relations, Housting, Education, Environment and Coastal Issues, Public Safety, Economic and Workforce Development, Regionalism and Transportation, City Management, Healthcare, and Leadership.

Nominations will be accepted until July 24. Read more at www.cbno.org

50th Annual Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum 

The Committee for a Better New Orleans (CBNO) is calling all future leaders to get involved in the 50th annual Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum. The forum is a program aimed at identifying emerging leaders and giving them information about metropolitan issues, provide networking opportunities, and stimulate their interest and involvement in community service. Graduates of the program include Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Senator David Vitter, State Senator Karen Carter Peterson, City Councilmember Jared Brossett, and philanthropist Roger Ogden.

 

The 2014 Leadership Forum begins on September 6 with a city bus tour and will continue with session on Human Relations, Housting, Education, Environment and Coastal Issues, Public Safety, Economic and Workforce Development, Regionalism and Transportation, City Management, Healthcare, and Leadership.

 

Nominations will be accepted until July 24. Read more at www.cbno.org

 

 

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