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Jack Rose Ranked Best Hotel Restaurant in USA Today

Jack Rose has been recognized as the No. 1 Best Hotel Restaurant in the country according to USA TODAY 10BEST Readers’ Choice 2019. A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Co-owned by Emery Whalen and Chef Brian Landry of QED Hospitality, Jack Rose is located inside the Pontchartrain Hotel in New Orleans’ Garden District. The complete list of winners is available at


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37 Louisiana Companies Make Inc. 5000 List

In its September issue, Inc. Magazine announced its annual list of the 5,000 most successful privately-held companies in America. This year’s list includes 37 Louisiana companies. The highest-ranking Louisiana company was Metairie-based Flexicrew Technical Services, which ranked 287 in the nation, with 1,541% growth in the past year. For the full list, visit


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Sunni LeBeouf

Black History Month Spotlight This Black History Month, Cox Communications is proud to recognize Sunni LeBeouf for her prolific record of professional achievement, civic philanthropy,...


Delgado and Café Reconcile Announce Free College-Level Course

Café Reconcile participants and alumni will now have the opportunity to take a free College and Career Readiness class starting this fall at Café Reconcile (1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. in New Orleans). Made possible by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the non-credit class includes academic advising and is eligible for prior learning credit upon future enrollment at Delgado. Delgado will provide the textbook and course materials free of charge. Classes are Aug. 19 through Nov. 7 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. at Café Reconcile.
For more information about the program, contact Croix McClendon,, or call (504) 934-1641.


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Nunez Adds Coastal Studies and GIS Technology Program

Nunez Community College, in partnership with St. Bernard Parish Government’s Coastal Division, announced the addition of Coastal Studies and GIS Technology to its program offerings on Aug. 1.

The Coastal Studies and GIS Technology program prepares students for coastal careers with a focus on GIS technology skills and instruction in coastal and environmental science. With options of a certificate of technical studies, a technical diploma or associate of applied science degree, the program blends instruction in technical skills, regulatory information and science. It is grant funded by St. Bernard Parish Government’s Coastal Division through the Restore Act. GNO, Inc. also provided support in the creation of the program through its GNOu initiative.



First Annual Development Conference Oct. 5

On Sat., Oct. 5, GDG New Orleans and Women Techmakers New Orleans will host the city’s first community-run developer conference, DevFest New Orleans. The single-day, single-track conference is designed to be inclusive for all developers. Held at Loyola University’s Miller Hall (on the corner of Calhoun and Loyola), the conference will feature speakers from companies including Google, Typeform and InfluxData. For the full schedule, visit



“For the past 31 years, and including the next 5 years, the Sports Foundation’s work will have generated more than $3.4 billion in economic impact for our city and state, in large part due to the combined efforts of our honorees and staff. I am incredibly proud of what we have accomplished and what we have yet to accomplish in 2020 with the College Football Championship Game, the NCAA Women’s Final Four and the 2022 NCAA Final Four, not to mention the Super Bowl in 2024.”

Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation President and CEO Jay Cicero, speaking about the organization’s inaugural Honors Luncheon, which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 11:30 a.m. on the turf of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. At the event, the GNOSF will honor former New Orleans Saints player and Team Gleason founder Steve Gleason, among others, and will induct its first-ever Sports Foundation Hall of Fame class at the luncheon, to include Senate President John A. Alario.



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