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Louisiana Business: New Orleans Chamber, International Trade, PAR

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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 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.

If you’d like more information about the events, or to schedule an interview with the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, please contact Keisha McGee at 504-799-4260 or email Keisha at [email protected].

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. 

Topics include:

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:                                                                                

Shannon McCormick


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 ( 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. 

Orders can be placed by mailing a completed order form to PAR at P.O. Box 14776, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-4776. Forms can also be faxed to (225) 926-8417, or requests can be sent by e-mail to [email protected]. For additional information, visit PAR's Web site at  

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

CCAAWTCNO and the U.S. Bureau of Industry & Security present two essential courses for any business currently involved in exporting, or those companies planning on expanding to new markets or developing an export program for the first time. You can register online for one or both sessions. For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call the WTC at (504) 619-9834.   Click here to register.

Upcoming Free Events

Jan 24 - Sustainability + Globalization Lecture Series Presented by the WTC, Tulane University School of Architecture and UNO Department of Planning and Urban Studies, the series focuses on international and national sustainability issues related to real estate, economic development, globalization and urbanization. For more information and to RSVP, call Jennifer Lovett at (504) 619-9826 or e-mail [email protected]. Click here to register.

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.

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