Mayor's Office Of Economic Development 2015 2nd Quarter Business Information Sessions Announced

NEW ORLEANS, LA—On Thursday, May 28, 2015, Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Office of Economic Development will kick off another series of Business Information Sessions designed to connect local entrepreneurs and business owners with useful tools and resources.

         These sessions will allow interested business owners to learn more and ask questions about the City of New Orleans Alcoholic Beverage License, Mobile Vending, Food Trucks, New Orleans Fresh Food Retailer Initiative,  LED Small Business Resources and Other Incentives. One session will take place in each City Council district.

         All are open to the public and individuals can attend any or all sessions.

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         The complete list of dates, topics and locations include:


District A:

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Regional Transportation Management Center

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10 Veterans Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124


“Food Safety” presented by Orleans Sanitarian Services 

“Product Registration” presented by the Department of Health & Hospitals


District B:

Thursday, June 4, 2015

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

JOB1 Business and Career Solutions

3400 Tulane Ave., 2nd Floor, New Orleans, LA 70119


“Alcoholic Beverage License, Mobile Vending & Food Trucks” presented by City of New Orleans Bureau of Revenue

“All About the food business incubator of the South” presented by New Orleans Food & Farm Network, Edible Enterprises                                        


District C:

Thursday, June 11, 2015

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Delgado Community College, West Bank   Campus

2600 Gen. Meyer Ave., LaRocca Hall, Building #3, Room 129, New Orleans, LA 70114


“Lift Fund Fresh Initiative (Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI))” presented by Lift Fund 

 “Services and Resources for Independent Businesses" presented by Urban Conservancy/Stay Local


District D:

Thursday, June 18, 2015

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sidney Collier Community College

3727 Louisa St., Building 1, Room 104, New Orleans, LA 70126


“Crossing the Goal Line with Franchise Opportunities” presented by FranNet Louisiana, LLC (Ted Fireman, Local, Trusted, Franchise Expert), Smoothie King and Zounds Hearing Centers


District E:

Thursday, June 25, 2015

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center

1616 Caffin Street, Multipurpose Room, 2nd floor, New Orleans, LA 70117


“New Orleans Fresh Food Retailer Initiative” presented by Hope Enterprise Corporation (HOPE) 

“LED Small Business Resources and Other Incentives” presented by Louisiana Economic Development (LED)


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