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Mayor hosts third series of business sessions

29th February 2012   ·   0 Comments

From a press release

New Orleans, LA — Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Office of Economic Development will host another series of Business Information Sessions featuring information, resources and opportunities helpful for business owners and entrepreneurs. A meeting will be held in each City Council district. This is the third series of such meetings to be held.

The first session is this series will be held on Thursday, March 1, from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the Parkview Terrace in City Park.

“We are pleased to once again offer this program to our local businesses,” said Mayor Landrieu. “The success of our local small businesses is key to strengthening our economy and recovery.”

Each session will focus on specific topics. Those interested can attend any and/or all sessions. All sessions will be held from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. and are open to the public. The complete list of dates and locations can be found below or online at www.nola.gov.

The following list also details the themes and topics for each session.

District A:
Thursday, March 1, 2012
City Park Parkview Terrace
Dreyfous Avenue
Topics:
“Small Business Loan and Guaranty Program” and “State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)” presented by the Louisiana Economic Development Business Incentives Services

District B:
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Academy of Sacred Heart
Mater Campus, 4301 St. Charles Avenue
Topics:
“Facts about Licensing and the Permit Process” presented by the City of New Orleans Bureau of Revenue and Department of Safety and Permits

“Small Business Loan and Guaranty Program” and “State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)” presented by the Louisiana Economic Development Business Incentives Services

District C:
Thursday, March 15, 2012
St. Jude Community Center
400 N. Rampart St.
Topics:
“Zoning: Change of Use & Conditional Use Procedures” presented by the City of New Orleans City Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustments

“Procedures to Obtain a Transportation Driver’s Permit” presented by the City of New Orleans Grounds Transportation

“Small Business Loan and Guaranty Program” and “State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)” presented by the Louisiana Economic Development Business Incentives Services

District D:
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Lake Area New Tech Early College High School
6026 Paris Ave.
Topics:
“Doing Business with the City of New Orleans & Possible Upcoming Opportunities” presented by the City of New Orleans Purchasing Department
“Small Business Loan and Guaranty Program” and “State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)” presented by the Louisiana Economic Development Business Incentives Services

District E:
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Mary Queen of Vietnam Church
14001 Dwyer Blvd.
Topic:
“Certification and its Benefits” presented by the City of New Orleans Office of Supplier Diversity and the Regional Transit Authority (RTA)

“Small Business Loan and Guaranty Program” and “State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)” presented by the Louisiana Economic Development Business Incentives Services

Residents or businesses seeking additional information or to RSVP should contact Margrett Frazier in the Office of Economic Development at (504) 658-4237 or mmfrazier@nola.gov.

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