Gibbs Construction CEO Gibbs To Serve As ‘New Orleans City Champion’ On Lemonade Day

NEW ORLEANS – Gibbs Construction CEO Larry Gibbs has been selected to serve as this year's New Orleans City Champion and has worked enthusiastically to help local New Orleans youth register for the seventh annual Lemonade Day Louisiana on Saturday, May 6.

         “I hope every parent, grandparent and teacher will encourage their children to participate in Lemonade Day Louisiana on Saturday, May 6,” Gibbs said. “The hands-on experience of researching, building and operating a lemonade stand are the same skills needed to start and run any successful business. This simple entrepreneurial experience will build courage, independence, confidence, good character, resourcefulness, productivity and help to make dreams come true. There simply is no downside to participating in Lemonade Day.”

         A New Orleans East native, Gibbs has always had the heart of a entrepreneur. He began working at a young age mowing lawns for his neighbors, shining shoes at Joe's barbershop, and working at one of the largest evening paper routes for the States-Item newspaper. In 1969, Gibbs received his bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University and began to work in the field of construction. On July 4, 1976, Gibbs founded Gibbs Construction and continues to serve as CEO today.

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         “Through his accomplishments, Larry has proven to be the ideal person to lead our efforts in New Orleans,” said Jordan Piazza, executive director of Lemonade Day Louisiana. “Larry and his team have worked tirelessly over the past several weeks to register  many kids for this year's Lemonade Day on May 6.”

         Lemonade Day has spread to more than 57 cities in 23 states and three countries. Registration and participation are free, and all youngsters are encouraged to participate. Youth can register for the program here.

         More than 25,000 youth across Louisiana are expected to participate in the program this year. On Lemonade Day, everyone is encouraged to support these future entrepreneurs. The entire community is asked to purchase lemonade from those stands that will be set-up throughout the state on Saturday, May 6. 

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         More than 30 corporate sponsors have teamed up once again to bring Lemonade Day to Louisiana including Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, The New Orleans Advocate, Gibbs Construction, MAPP Construction, Level Homes and a host of statewide corporate sponsors and partners.

         Learn more about Lemonade Day here


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