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Delgado Forges Two New Partnerships

Nunez Community College (NCC) signed an articulation agreement with Delgado Community College (DCC) on June 17, that will offer students at NCC and DCC access to more enhanced educational opportunities.

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The signing establishes a transferable pathway for Nunez students to transfer coursework and complete an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Technology or an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology at Delgado and for DCC students to transfer coursework to complete Associate of Applied Science in Process Technology or Associate of Applied Science in Aerospace Manufacturing Technology at Nunez.

Just 10 days later, on June 27, Delgado agreed to allow graduates of the new New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) to earn Delgado credits for introductory and skills courses in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts. Students may also use Delgado’s Credit for Prior Learning process, specifically the Life Experience Assessment Program, to obtain Delgado credits for their NOCHI experiences. The students must enroll in a degree program at Delgado and are limited to 24 hours of credits awarded through the process.


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Louisiana Energy Costs Among Lowest in the Nation

(1=Most Expensive; 25=Avg.)
Avg. Monthly Energy Bill: $271
50th Price of Electricity
15th Price of Natural Gas
41st Natural-Gas Consumption per Consumer
50th Price of Motor Fuel
32nd Motor-Fuel Consumption per Driver

SOURCE: WalletHub

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2019 Grow St. Bernard Series Schedule Announced

The result of a partnership between the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce and St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation, Grow St. Bernard is a six-part professional development series aimed at providing business owners and their staff with new ideas and practical strategies to improve performance in key areas of their business.

The six-part series features speakers from the Greater New Orleans region discussing a variety of topics geared toward new, growing and pre-revenue businesses. Participation in Grow St. Bernard is open to all individuals regardless of location or occupation. The first session, “Be the CEO of Your Success,” was held July 23, and the next, “Small Business Financial Bootcamp” will be held Aug. 6. Remaining sessions are in August, September and October.

Registration for the full series is $100 and includes an individual Gallup Clifton Strengths assessment, and the option to receive one-on-one business mentoring provided by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center. Registration for a single session is $20 per attendee. For more information on the series and to register, visit



New Orleans Restaurants Recognized for World’s Best Wine Lists

This month’s issue of Wine Spectator magazine lists more than 3,800 restaurants around the world that have achieved recognition as part of the magazine’s annual Restaurant Awards. For 2019, the magazine has selected over 30 New Orleans restaurants to honor with the Award of Excellence. Among those recognized for possessing one of the world’s best wine lists are Copper Vine; Compère Lapin, Jack Rose and Bywater American Bistro.

The complete list of award winners is also available at and on iOS via the free Restaurant Awards app, which allows users to look for dining spots in any location with maps, choosing by wine strengths, cuisine type, pricing and more.



New Orleans a Top Tech Hub

Business Facilities, a leading site selection publication, has named New Orleans as one of a dozen “Sweet Spots for High Tech” in North America.

New Orleans is not only a top tech hub, it is also one of the most inclusive. According to recent data from economic research firm Emsi, Greater New Orleans is:

#2 for % women in technology jobs in the USA

#7 for % Black Americans in technology jobs in the USA



Google Launches New Resource for Small Businesses

According to Google, more than half of American businesses don’t have a website, and more than 65% are looking for easy-to-use tools to help them promote their business. To assist them, Google has launched a tool to help business owners, startups and entrepreneurs learn how to use their advertising and online tools to grow their company. With, the site provides a custom, prioritized list of Google products to help that business stand out online, reach more customers, and work more efficiently.


“The two-day event will cover all industry sectors and priority issues impacting the oil and natural gas industry in Louisiana and in the Gulf of Mexico.”

Tyler Gray, president and general counsel of the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (LMOGA) speaking about the inaugural Southern Energy Conference, which will take place September 17 and 18 in Lafayette at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Presented jointly by the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA) and LMOGA, the event will provide attendees with first-hand access to Louisiana’s gubernatorial candidates in a gubernatorial forum, along with critical updates on the oil and gas industry and CLE credits for professionals in multiple fields. For more information, visit




Warner Thomas Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Warner Thomas, president and CEO of Ochsner Health System, received the Entrepreneur of The Year® 2019 Award in the Healthcare & Related Services category in the Gulf Coast Area on June 21 at the Marriott Marquis Houston. As a Gulf Coast Area award winner, Thomas is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of The Year 2019 National Awards, which will be held in Palm Springs, California, on Nov. 16. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.





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