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B2B industry experts offer individual 20 minute consultations to local business owners May 19 + 27 and June 1 + 7.
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Business Buzz on N. Rampart + St. Claude Ave
N. Rampart and St. Claude Ave are a buzz with streetcar construction and great deals! Local businesses are offering discounts on the goods and services to keep you coming back for more. Look for information on the RTA busses and streetcars and follow the Business Buzz on Social Media at #StreetcarBizBuzz to get the latest promotions. Just mention this month's #StreetcarBizBuzz word: STREETCAR to receive a great discount or gift for participating! Click here for this month's discounts and special offers. Remember to shop small and shop local - even if it takes a little extra time! ------------------- Participating LOCAL Businesses: Voodoo Lounge 718 N. Rampart St. Crescent City Bike Tours 626 N. Rampart St. Meaux Bar 942 N. Rampart St. Buffa’s Bar & Restaurant 1001 Esplanade Ave. Black Penny 700 N. Rampart St. Grand Pre's 834 N. Rampart St. Restoration Thrift 2025 St. Claude Ave. Requiem Oddities 1214 N.Rampart St. Viva Clothing Store 1001 Canal St Quality Used Cars 1724 N. Rampart St. Nouveau Express 1101 Canal St Other Participating Businesses: Best Western Hotel 920 N. Rampart St. Premium Parking 200 N. Rampart St. Premium Parking 420 N. Rampart St.
This May & June, StayLocal will host office hours where B2B industry experts offer FREE, 20-minute consultations. The sessions are open to local businesses and non-profits, and StayLocal members and non-members. Office Hours will take place from 11am - 1pm according to the following schedule: Sign-up for Friday, May 27: RSVP here > IT with Darrin of Rent-A-Nerd Commercial Real Estate with Kendra of Latter & Blum Financial Advising and Insurance Services with Marigny of Edward Jones Wed Design, Web Hosting & SEO with Michael of point2point Funding Resources & Financial Structures with Olivia of Cash Flow Resources Sign-up for Wednesday, June 1: RSVP here > Legal Services with John of LegalShield Commercial Real Estate with Brenda of New Orleans Business Alliance Accounting with Amanda of Aguillard Accounting Web Design, Branding & Online Marketing with Wendy of Get Online NOLA Human Resources Consulting with Stefanie of Gotcha Covered HR Sign-up for Tuesday, June 7: RSVP here > Permitting, Licensing, Zoning, etc. with Nicole of Webre Consulting Employee Relations, Benefits & Insurance with Heather of People Matter Accounting, QuickBooks & Business Consulting with Candy of Kramerica Solutions Digital Media Marketing with Flynn of Online Optimism Impact Consulting with Patrick of Trepwise ---- Past Sessions Sign-up for Thursday, May 19: RSVP here > Insurance & Retirement with James of State Farm Employee Support, Professional Development & Workplace Negotiations with Lelia of Gowland LLC Accounting, Payroll & QuickBooks with Lynn of Small Business Resource Group Branding & Design Solutions with Ciera of Ciera Design Studio PR, Media & Communication Strategy with Christine of Gambel Communications Please RSVP for the consultations you need, and we'll give you a customized schedule! All Office Hours will take place at StayLocal's office (map) from 11am - 1pm. If you have any questions please contact Abigail at email@example.com. We understand that small business owners have busy schedules. We request that cancellations are made 24 hours in advance out of respect for our consultants' time and to allow others to take advantage of these free consultations.
Our Source NOLA campaign concludes with NOLA Know-How, the only Business-2-Business event of its kind in New Orleans. NOLA Know-How is a showcase of Greater New Orleans' B2B businesses coupled with inspiring TED-style talks for local business leaders. This year's theme is Survival of the Fittest! Our experts will share how they adapted to changing markets, consumer landscapes, and more in New Orleans or on a national or global level. B2B businesses are invited to table, show off their services, network with area businesses seeking local service providers, and get inspired! Sign-up here > This year we'll be hosting this event at Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market on OC Haley Blvd! NOLA Know-How is free and open to the public. Get In On The Action More Details > RSVP > Local B2Bs, table at the event > Thanks to our sponsors LCI Workers' Compensation, LCIA, Gulf Coast Bank, Aquiana Springs Water, and Xplore Federal Credit Union. Shout out to our partners Urban Conservancy, Gambit, and Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market.
Eat Local Restaurant Challenge
StayLocal is partnering with Eat Local Month to encourage New Orleanians to dine at local restaurants that support local food systems! For the month of June, New Orleanians are challenged to only eat food grown, caught, or raised within 200 miles of New Orleans. Restaurants all throughout New Orleans will prepare one dish made of all local ingredients for Eat Local Challenge participants and anyone else who loves delicious local cuisine. The Eat Local Challenge participant who dines at the most participating Restaurants will win a New Orleans Staycation: a one night stay at Hotel Storyville, plus a $200 gift certificate to a participating restaurant of their choice! How to Win: Dining experience must be verified by either: Receipt Photo of receipt Post a photo the meal tagging the Eat Local Challenge and the restaurant using the hashtag #IEatLocally on either Facebook @New Orleans Eat Local Challenge, or Instagram @EatLocalNOLA, or Twitter @EatLocalNOLA. Any posts with the tag after midnight on Thursday June 25th will not be counted. If you would like to deliver your submissions in person, do so at 1618 O.C. Haley Blvd. Rules: Contest ends Thursday June 25th at midnight. Participants must submit their list of restaurants at which they dined by Thursday June 25th at midnight to Jessica@eatlocalnola.org. Smaller prizes will be awarded for 2nd and 3rd place winners. In the case of a tie, the winner will be selected by a random drawing. More info can be found at nolalocavore.org or on the Facebook event page. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Happy Dining!
Social Media Summer Camp
Mark your calendar! Six intimate classroom-style sessions will cover Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for beginner and advanced users. Learn how to leverage the power of social media marketing for your business or organization! Sessions are free and open to to the public. Coffee & light breakfast will be provided. Facebook with Online Optimism: · Beginner: Tuesday, July 12th · Intermediate/Advanced: Wednesday, July 13th Reviews Matter: Improve SEO and Gain Customers with Online Reviews with Get Online NOLA: · Beginner: Tuesday, July 19th · Intermediate/Advanced: Wednesday, July 20th Instagram & Latergram with RapJab: · Beginner: Tuesday, July 26th · Intermediate/Advanced: Wednesday, July 27th All sessions will take place 8:30-10am at 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 3rd Floor Conference Room RSVP for Social Media Summer Camp
Rent-A-Nerd, Inc. is pleased to offer fellow members of StayLocal a complimentary consultation to discuss any and all aspects of your company's IT needs. We offer IT services from the ground up. Whether you are a start-up or a long-established business, we will evaluate your needs and provide you with suggestions for the best and most cost-effective products and services that are specifically tailored to your business and budget. Call us today at 504-454-6373.
Tales of the Cocktail 2016
Tales of the Cocktail® 2016 Cause a Stir The cocktail industry is filled with pioneers, rabble-rousers and trailblazers. People with the courage to change the way the world drinks. Next summer, we’re inviting everyone back to New Orleans to shake things up once again at the 14th Annual Tales of the Cocktail®. Join us as we cause a stir with more than 200 brand new seminars, tastings, competitions, networking opportunities and other spirited events. After Tales of the Cocktail® 2016, the industry will never be the same. Founded in 2002, Tales of the Cocktail® has grown from a small gathering of cocktail lovers into the world’s premier cocktail festival. Each year the international spirits industry is welcomed to New Orleans for a week of seminars, tastings, networking events and much more. With 200+ annual events developed specifically for bartenders, distillers and other spirits professionals, Tales of the Cocktail® is the industry’s annual meeting place for the exchange of new ideas, products and techniques. Find out more at TalesOfTheCocktail.com!
Canoe and Kayak Tours
Reservations at www.canoeandtrail.com/ required. Experience the Louisiana swamps & bayous in a unique, natural & adventurous way by paddling, like Native Americans did years ago. All our canoeing and kayaking swamp tours are low impact eco friendly tours. We never feed, approach, or handle the wildlife. Our eco tours are designed to let you explore and admire the swamps and bayou around New Orleans in their natural state. Our guides do not follow scripts, each tour is an unique experience.
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