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Ubuntu Village presents "Show Your Love" launch party & fundraiser!
9/29/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC - 9/29/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: StayLocal
Show your love for Ubuntu and all the activism that pushes this city toward community, equity, and justice. There’ll be dinner, drinks, and live performances. All funds go to support Ubuntu's work empowering children and parents impacted by the criminal justice system.
VenturePOP Conference: September 30 + October 1
9/30/2017 2:00:00 PM UTC - 10/1/2017 10:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: StayLocal
Calling all creatives! The third annual VenturePOP Conference is taking place September 30 + October 1 at the New Orleans Museum of Art.   VenturePOP is a two-day experience created specifically for creative professionals to get re-inspired, continue their education and connect with a community on the same mission.   If you relate to any of the following, VenturePop is for you: you're looking to build a creative business you’re struggling with mapping out a clear course and confidently sticking to a game plan you're in need of a fresh perspective and need to be reinvigorated you're looking for a community of ambitious creative types to help hold you accountable and have your back big picture planning always gets put on the back burner   Speakers include: Adam J. Kurtz Cyndie Spiegel Dannie Fountain Maggie Gentry Miller Maya Elious Justin Shiels Mallory Whitfield Learn more about the conference at   Use discount code NOLALOVE to get $100 off your ticket price (offer expires August 31st).  
Increase Sales with Customer-Focused Selling: Workshop
10/11/2017 1:30:00 PM UTC - 10/11/2017 4:30:00 PM UTC
Posted By: StayLocal
"Increase Sales with Customer-Focused Selling"
Interactive workshop with Adduco Consulting
Do you feel as though your company has hit a roadblock when it comes to increasing your sales? Are you uncertain about how to increase your sales without investing in major advertising?  

In this workshop, we’ll address: Who is your ideal customer? Why does it matter who’s on your "bus"? How to stand out from your competitors. How to increase your sales without “selling” anything! At this hands-on workshop, you'll get action-items you can implement immediately to positively impact your bottom line. We’ll talk specifics on everything from hiring employees and communicating with your customers, to closing the sale and post-sale follow-up. You’re welcome to come armed with questions relative to your product/service, so we can address them in the workshop.
About Cynthia L. Widlitze, owner of Adduco Consulting:
With a 30 year career in the sales and financial services industry, Cynthia possesses an exceptional ability to confidently interact with all levels of an organization, from the CEO to the frontline staff. A high energy and goal-driven woman, Cynthia drives results through building relationships and creating a collaborative environment. With an enthusiastic, professional, yet genuinely friendly attitude, her passion for her work and for helping others enables her to quickly connect with people and make an impact on them to take action.   Details WHEN: Wednesday, October 11th from 8:30-11:30am
WHERE: Fidelity Bank ( 1811 Metairie Ave)

   StayLocal members - Free
   Fidelity Team - Free
   Non-members - $15
"Take Part in the Tricentennial Celebration" - webinar
10/24/2017 4:00:00 PM UTC - 10/24/2017 5:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: StayLocal
To celebrate 300 years of rich history, diversity, cultural traditions and resilience, the City of New Orleans will celebrate 2018 like no other.    StayLocal wants to make sure our local businesses are aware of opportunities to be a part of this massive campaign. During the webinar, Jeremy Cooker for the New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation and Mary Kate Hutchinson from FSC Interactive will share upcoming events, marketing resources, and more to help your business take part in the tricentennial celebration.    If there is one thing us locals are good at, it’s celebrating!

WHEN: Tuesday, October 24th from 11am - 12pm
WHERE: Online

*The webinar will be recorded

More on the Tricentennial at
Small Business Saturday Workshop & Kick-off Party
11/2/2017 10:30:00 PM UTC - 11/3/2017 12:30:00 AM UTC
Posted By: StayLocal
Want take part in the year's biggest independent shopping day? StayLocal has everything you need to make Small Business Saturday a success! 

Small Business Saturday is a national shopping event between Black Friday and Cyber Monday that encourages consumers to shop at local businesses. This year it will be on November 25th! On that day, millions of Americans across the country set out to shop for holiday gifts at their favorite local businesses.   StayLocal wants your business to have its best Small Business Saturday yet! At the Kick-Off Party we'll hand out FREE Shop Small swag and have local  PR expert Nayita Wilson, CEO of  NVisions Communications  and Consulting present ideas for sales, events, and promotions to drive customers to your store on Small Business Saturday and beyond.
Doors open at 5pm for swag pick-up and networking. Presentation starts at 6pm.

WHEN: November 2nd from  5-7pm

WHERE: Mid-City Yacht Club ( 440 S St Patrick St)
COST: Free

About Nayita Wilson Nayita Wilson is Founder & CEO of NVisions Communications & Consulting-a vision driven public relations and strategic communications agency. Under her leadership, NVisions consults and advances PR, media, community outreach, events and branding campaigns for nonprofit, business, political and governmental clients.    Nayita is also author of " PR That PRopels – A Proactive Guide to Building Winning Public Relations Strategies," and regularly facilitates PR and strategic communications trainings for associations, executives and leaders from various sectors. Nayita previously served as Deputy Director of Public Information for the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office, worked in nonprofit communications and fund development, and maintains a working journalism portfolio. She has written extensively for The Louisiana Weekly, New Orleans City Business, Southern Woman Magazine and other publications.
A native of Marrero, Louisiana, Nayita is an alumna of Dillard University where she studied English and mass communications. She is passionate about aligning with leaders and organizations that make positive and meaningful impact in the communities and markets they serve.
Small Business Saturday
11/25/2017 6:00:00 AM UTC - 11/26/2017 5:59:00 AM UTC
Posted By: StayLocal
Small Business Saturday
National Shopping Holiday
  On November 25th millions of Americans across the country set out to shop for holiday gifts at their favorite local businesses for Small Business Saturday!  Small Business Saturday is a national shopping event between Black Friday and Cyber Monday that encourages consumers to shop at local businesses. 

StayLocal as well as our local and national partners are in the thick of planning for this national campaign! Check back for more details.
Independent Business Meet-up: Green Drinks and Local Gifts
12/14/2017 11:00:00 PM UTC - 12/15/2017 2:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: StayLocal
Independent Business Meet-up: Green Drinks and Local Gifts - Holiday Market
  December 14th | 5-8pm
 | New Orleans Healing Center
 (2372 St Claude Ave)
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