1307 Oretha Castle Blvd. #309, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113

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Hate Has No Place Here: Creating a Welcoming Environment in Your Biz
4/26/2017 10:30:00 PM UTC - 4/27/2017 12:30:00 AM UTC
1427 Oretha Castle Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70113
“Hate Has No Place Here” is a panel discussion designed to give New Orleans business owners the tools to create a welcoming environment in their business and community. Businesses owners are leaders whose actions to demonstrate solidarity for and acceptance of people of all walks of life extend beyond the walls of their business to the community.
The panel brings together lawyers, equity experts, and local business owners to share their experiences and knowledge. The goal of the event is to teach New Orleans businesses how to respond to issues of racism, discrimination, and hate speech in their business to ensure all people feel safe, valued, and wanted.

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Matthew Kincaid, Race and Equity Consultant at Overcoming Racism, LLC
Matthew Kincaid has been conducting anti-racism and anti-oppression workshops since he was fifteen years old. Working with the National Conference for Community and Justice, Matthew Kincaid engaged in high quality and high impact trainings for both youth and adults. At Tufts University Matthew was selected as a public service and active citizenship scholar, where he continued his work and advocacy on campus. Matthew now works as an Assistant Principal at a local middle school where he facilitates an anti-racism curriculum of professional development with his teachers and staff.
Vera Williams owner of Community Book Center
Community Book Center is ”more than a book store.” They have African-centered books, art, fabric, gifts and more. Vera opens the space to schools, churches, and hosts community events, book clubs, performances, public meetings and book fairs. Community Book Center strives to offer personalized customer service that is experience and community-based. 
Aaron Z. Ahlquist, associate with Herman, Herman & Katz and the Anti-Defamation League
Mr. Ahlquist practices in the areas of union and employee side labor and employment law, complex and commercial litigation, and class action and mass tort. As an associate with HH&K, Mr. Ahlquist has been recognized as one of the Top 40 Attorneys Under 40 in the State of Louisiana by The National Trial Lawyers Association, and was recognized by New O r leans City Business as a Leader in Law.  Prior to his practicing law, he served on the legislative staff of Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN).  He is also involved with the Anti-Defamation League and received the Barney Mintz Leadership Award for his work with the organization in 2016.

Blake Haney owner and creative director of Dirty Coast Press
Dirty Coast began in 2004 as a response to what was passing for local apparel on Bourbon street; a way to make cool designs for die hard New Orleanians. After Hurricane Katrina, owner Blake Haney found himself in Lafayette meditating on the fate of his beloved city. He designed a bumper sticker that read, “Be a New Orleanian, Wherever You Are” and placed them all over New Orleans as soon as he could return. The reaction to Blake's design was overwhelming, and developing the Dirty Coast brand became a no-brainer. Dirty Coast creates shirts (bumper stickers, cups, etc.) that exist on a level beyond your standard laundry, that engages your friends and neighbors in conversation, that starts debates, that elicits laughter, nostalgia, and many “Yea Ya Right!” That’s their goal, to be bold and to be real about our dirty, marvelous city.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 26th from 5:30 - 7:30pm 
WHERE: The Building (1427 Oretha Castle Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70113)
COST: $10 suggested donation
Beverages and light bites will be served
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Thank you to our partners and sponsors: LCIA, The Building, IBERIABANK, and the New Orleans Healing Center.

Double Reward Points Tuesdays!
Did you know we offer frequent shopper cards for every purchase over $50?! Fill up your card and receive a $50 credit on your next purchase. PLUS earn DOUBLE the reward points when you shop on Tuesdays! It's our way of saying thank you for your loyalty. XO, Feet First LOCATIONS: UPTOWN 4122 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70115 FRENCH QUARTER 526 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130
Parking Lot Party
“Dunk Your Therapist!” Join us at the PARKING LOT PARTY FRIDAY, July 14, 2017, 5 pm – 8 pm 5606 Jefferson Hwy. Harahan, LA 70123 Celebrating 12 years, we want to show our appreciation to all of our past and current patients, as well as our community. Please join us for food, drink, music, dunking booth, vendors…fun for the whole family!
Know-It-All Trivia Night & Biz Showcase
This year StayLocal is changing up our SourceNOLA finale event! Instead of listening to a few local experts speak, we’re going to see how many experts we can get in a room. For this night of trivia, we’ll break into teams and test your knowledge on business topics from historic New Orleans businesses, to professional etiquette, to national economic trends. There will be prizes, music, food, networking and area business-to-business (B2B) businesses will be tabling to show off their services.  
Office Hours
Sign-up for FREE, one-on-one consultations with local business experts! The sessions are open to local businesses and non-profits, and StayLocal members and non-members.  RSVP for the consultations you need and we'll send you a customized schedule. Spots fill-up fast!    All sessions will be from 8:30am - 10:30am and will be held at Propeller.  Read the experts' bios at Thursday, July 6: RSVP > Eric Van Hoven, Gulf Coast Bank & Trust, Financing / Lending and Banking Services Marigny deMauric, Edward Jones, Finance, Insurance Services Wayne Schnell, Schnell Consulting Group, Technology Lauren Siegel, Trepwise, Marketing, Media, Branding, Human Resources, Business Planning Lee Domingue, Southpaw Creative, Marketing, Media, Branding Julianna Nice, JN Consulting Group, Business Planning  Andrew Legrand, Spera Law Group, LLC, Legal Services  Thursday, July 13: RSVP > CynthiaWildlitze, Adduco Consulting, Sales and Business Consulting & Coaching Candy Bellaua, Kramerica Business Solutions, Accounting, Payroll, Business Planning Darrin Piotrowski, Rent - A - Nerd, Inc., Technology Amanda Wingfield Goldman, Coats Rose, Legal Services Carla Robertson, Living Wild and Precious Coaching, Workplace Stress & Relationships Daniela Capistrano, DCAP Media LLC, Marketing, Media, or Branding Kevin Wynne, IBERIABANK, Banking Thursday, July 20th: RSVP > Andy Romero, Edward Jones, Life Insurance and Retirement Planning Patricia Pannell, GOTCHA COVERED HR, Human Resources Lauren Anderson, Lauren C. Anderson Coaching & Consulting Services, Organizational Development  Grant Cooper, Strategic Resumes, Marketing, Media, Branding Kevin Laborde, Cash Flow Resources, Financing  Flynn Zaiger, Online Optimism, Marketing, Media, Branding Amanda Aguillard, Aguillard Accounting, Accounting, Payroll Contact or 504-252-1259 for more information. // We understand that small business owners have busy schedules, but cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance out of respect for our consultants' time and to allow others to take advantage of these free consultations.
Eat Local + StayLocal Restaurant Challenge
Eat Local NOLA is partnering with StayLocal for the 7th Annual New Orleans Eat Local Challenge!  The Eat Local Challenge is a 30-day advocacy campaign where New Orleanians are challenged to only eat foods grown, caught, or raised within a 200-mile radius. The goal of the challenge is to raise the awareness of the nutritional, economic, environmental, and cultural benefits of eating locally sourced foods.  As part of the campaign, Eat Local NOLA and StayLocal are hosting a Restaurant Challenge that encourages New Orleanians to dine at restaurants that support local food systems. Participating restaurants have prepared at least one dish made of local ingredients for Eat Local Challenge participants so they can dine out while staying true to the challenge.  The Eat Local Challenge participant who dines at the most participating Restaurants during the month of June 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! Additional prizes awarded for 2nd and 3rd places. Rules: - Post a photo of your meal, tag @eatlocalnola, @staylocal, and the restaurant, and include #RestaurantChallengeNOLA - Or submissions can be made via email to - Contest ends Thursday June 25th at midnight and submissions after that time will not be counted. More info on the challenge can be found at
Webinar: "How to Create Events & Make Announcments on"
For our members, StayLocal puts your business in front of tens of thousands of residents and businesses using our extensive social media platforms, website, and newsletters.   How do we know what to feature? We check our "Local Happenings" feed!   During this webinar, we’ll show you how to create an event and make announcements on the backend of our website that gets shared across our digital platforms. Plus, this feed shows up on StayLocal's and Gambit's homepages.   This webinar is intended for those who already have a StayLocal business listing. If you haven’t created one yet, it’s free! Sign up at Not sure if you have a listing? Just do a quick search in our directory or email   RSVP Here A recording of the webinar and a step-by-step guide will be available on our website after if you are not able to tune in.  
Connecting to Customers
Mayor’s Office of Economic Development presents their 2nd quarter Business Information Sessions Connecting to Customers: How to Plug Your Business into the $7 Billion Tourism Economy Speakers include the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) and their social agency of record, FSC Interactive, the New Orleans CVB, and StayLocal. We’ll share how to get listed on the official websites for New Orleans Tourism, opportunities to work with the New Orleans CVB, and ways to get your content considered for tourism marketing. RSVP Here! For more information contact Margrett Magee in the Office of Economic Development at (504) 658-4237 or   District A Wednesday, May 31 from 1:30pm – 3:00pm Regional Transportation Management Center (10 Veterans Blvd) District B Wednesday, June 7 from 1:30pm – 3:00pm New Orleans Convention And Visitors Bureau (2020 St. Charles Ave.) District C Wednesday, June 14 from 1:30pm – 3:00pm Algiers Regional Library (3014 Holiday Dr.)   District D Wednesday, June 21 from 1:30pm – 3:00pm Norman Mayer Branch Library (3001 Gentilly Blvd.)   District E Wednesday, June 28 from 1:30pm – 3:00pm New Orleans East Hospital Meeting Room (5620 Read Blvd.) RSVP Here!