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Community Partners range from non-profit organizations to supporting businesses to individuals. They share a dedication to the local community and are as essential to the diverse and rich framework of New Orleans. 
Are you interested in becoming a Community Partner?
Contact us at or 504-252-1259. Benefits include exposure through our events, website, and social media channels, and we can craft something unique to meet your goals.



10,000 Small Businesses
Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
504-671-5555 |
A three-month program hosted by Delgado Community College that provides top-notch hands-on training and professional support to help New Orleans businesses grow. 

Eat Local Challenge

1618 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113
The New Orleans Eat Local Challenge was started to raise awareness of the nutritional, cultural, economic and environmental reasons for eating locally sourced foods. For the 30 days in June, New Orleanians will be challenged to eat only food grown, caught or raised within a 200 mile radius of New Orleans. To sign up or for more information go to


The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
P.O.Box 619026, Dallas, TX 75261-9026
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) is a part of the Federal Home Loan Bank System, created to provide capital for mortgage funding during the Great Depression. The System has 11 banks around the United States, serving as an affordable, flexible source of funding for some 7,400 financial institutions. Learn more at

600 Decatur St. Suite 310, New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 309-1423 |
Their mission is to assist in the development and success of business in the Vieux Carre while protecting the integrity of this historic and cultural district. FQBA serves as a resource for information and educational activities, and monitors both local and state issues that may have an impact on business in the French Quarter. Their goal is to enhance the business climate of the French Quarter and to make living and working in our historic neighborhood easier, more enjoyable and more profitable. Learn more at

und 17

1000 N Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 656-4177
Fund 17 is a nonprofit organization with the mission to combat opportunity inequality in the seventeen wards of New Orleans by providing micro-entrepreneurs financial and educational tools for self-empowerment. They empower micro-entrepreneurs in order to empower livelihoods and communities. They prioritize informal, home-based, and small-scale businesses. Fund 17 seeks to transform "hustles" into viable enterprises that can support any vision for the future. Learn more at

3923 Bienville St., New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 486-5900
Thirty-four years ago the first issue of Gambit Weekly was published. Today, 40,000 papers are distributed every week to over 375 locations throughout the metro New Orleans area. This locally owned newspaper is one of the most successful weeklies in the country, and the recipient of numerous annual awards for editorial and design achievement.

The Greater Mid City Business Association

The Greater Mid City Business Association (GMCBA) is comprised of business owners wishing to grow their community.  The GMCBA ensures the needs and opinions of Mid City business owners were represented at the City and State level. Their goal is to combine local resources to not only grow their businesses, but also grow their community as a whole.

Good Work Network
2028 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70113
Good Work network aspires to help minority- and women-owned businesses start, grow, and succeed. They help strengthen small businesses by developing members’ skills and increasing market connections.  Good Work Network staff is dedicated to improving economic inclusion and responding to the specific needs of each member.


1409 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

IBERIABANK started in 1887, in New Iberia, Louisiana. For over 125 years, we have focused on growth and a commitment to the community. Today, we continue that dedication by meeting the needs of our clients through comprehensive financial services which include Retail, Commercial, Business Banking, Private Banking, and Mortgage. Through our market-centric approach, we are able to create, foster, and preserve client and community relationships at a local level. 

New Orleans, LA 70115
Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative of New Orleans is a neighborhood-based nonprofit homebuilder that provides families with healthy and energy-efficient affordable housing opportunities. We partner with neighborhood residents, organizations and businesses to create and maintain a stable and thriving community.

Lighthouse Louisiana
Lighthouse Louisiana’s goal is to provide people with disabilities opportunities to succeed. They help people get jobs, regain their independence, and challenge expectations of the capabilities of people with disabilities. Lighthouse Louisiana also has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Gulfport that employ people who are blind. Proceeds from the sales of high-quality, commercially competitive products help fund services for people who are blind, Deaf, and who have other disabilities. 

Loyola University Office of Community Engaged Learning, Teaching and Scholarship (OCELTS)
Bobet 113

6363 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
504-865-2283 |
Learning comes to life when the classroom is connected to the community. OCELTS serves as a bridge, facilitating mutually beneficial collaborations between Loyola students and faculty and community partners. They offer students service learning experiences, community-based federal work study, and other community engagement opportunities.

The New Freret
Freret Street, New Orleans, 70115
The Freret Business and Property Owner Association promotes business on the Freret Corridor from Jefferson Avenue to Napoleon Avenue. Their mission is to establish Freret Street as a safe, vibrant, easily accessible destination to shop, dine, play, work and live.

NOLA Business Alliance (NOLABA)
935 Gravier St #2020, New Orleans, LA 70112

504-934-4500 |
NOLABA is a public-private partnership and the official economic development agency for the City of New Orleans. They were formed in 2010 to employ the best practices in economic development to reposition New Orleans as the ideal intersection of commerce and culture.

New Orleans Fashion Week 

New Orleans Fashion Week's goal is to showcase the talents and collections of established and emerging fashion designers, brand houses, boutiques and retailers in a series of runway shows, fashion events & exhibitions. They present over 50 incredible runway shows featuring retailers, boutiques, established and emerging designers. Up and coming designers have the opportunity to participate their collection in NOLAFW's signature event - The Top Design Competition.

NOLA Messenger
4609 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

NOLA Messenger is the local media company behind hyperlocal news sites Uptown Messenger and Mid-City Messenger. Their sites serve as independent online sources for neighborhood-level coverage of government and politics, crime, business and community events. They tell the stories of Uptown and Mid-City New Orleans and its people through traditional articles and photos.

O. C. Haley Boulevard Merchants and Business Association
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, Ste. 302, New Orleans, LA 70113
504-528-1806 |
The O. C. Haley Boulevard Merchants and Business Association is dedicated to cultivating economic sustainability through business growth and recruitment as well as developing diverse economic resources and responding to the economic needs of the O. C. Haley Boulevard business and artisan community.

New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 58035, New Orleans, LA 70158-8035
The NORBCC, Inc. mission is to empower & sustain the African-American business community through entrepreneurship and economic activity within the greater New Orleans region & global economy as a whole.


St. Claude Main Street 
3700 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117
St. Claude Main Street (SCMS) is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that promotes and supports the culturally rich crossroads of the historic communities of St. Roch, Bunny Friend, Bywater, and Faubourg Marigny. A member of the statewide network of Main Street organizations, SCMS' main focus is the development of St. Claude Avenue from Elysian Fields to Poland Avenue.

Tulane Center for Public Service
Alcee Fortier Hall
6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118
Tulane Center for Public Service supports a university curriculum and research agenda by uniting academics and action, classroom and communities through which students, faculty, and community partners dedicate themselves to the transformation of civic life.

WWOZ 90.7 FM
French Market Building
1008 N. Peters, New Orleans, LA 70116
WWOZ 90.7 FM is the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Station. They are a listener-supported, volunteer-programmed radio station. WWOZ covers many events live in and around the city and across the United States. They also broadcast live from the famed New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival annually. WWOZ's mission is to be the worldwide voice, archive, and flag-bearer of New Orleans culture and musical heritage.



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Marigny deMauriac
Financial Advisor at Edward Jones

Marigny deMauriac joined Edward Jones in April of 2013 to pursue her desire to help individuals and families foster intergenerational financial independence. She is your go-to for growing/protecting your business, business retirement plans, personal retirement plans (Roth v Trad IRA), employee education, etc.


André Lugo
Business Consultant
Contact via LinkedIn

André Lugo possess 25+ years of industry and consulting project management leadership. Specializing in process improvement, and key performance indicator development, André provides his clients with business/systems analysis, work team training, and overall operational cost reduction initiatives. As a native New Orleanian, André lives in the metro area and has a management degree from the University of New Orleans.

Andy Romero
Edward Jones
3343 Metairie Road, Ste 5.
Metairie, LA 70001
Andy Romero is a licensed Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, a national financial services company serving nearly 8 million North American households and committed to helping small business and individuals of all sizes, ages and backgrounds succeed in their long-term financial goals. Edward Jones focuses on financial solutions tailored to your unique business needs, current financial situation and long-term goals. They start by investing time to understand what you’re working toward before discussing appropriate investments.
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