Packing the Calendar with Events

Publisher's Note

As we start the new year, I am reminded that we need to work overtime in January because, unless you are in the Carnival business, half of February is lost. With an early Mardi Gras date of the 13th, February will have two weeks of distracted business.

As such, this month we are looking forward to January events and not losing sight of the first quarter.

If you want to kick off your new year with excellent learning, check out Biz Leaders. Last year we started this intense, four-hour, small cohort workshop to help growing executives identify their personal strengths and fine tune their skills to become an even better leader. So far, we have hosted more than 35 Biz Leaders, and you can learn more about them and this program at

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Our New Orleans Bride team is currently busy planning the winter bridal show, which will be held on January 9, 2024 at the Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans. We are excited about the new venue and look forward to helping brides and grooms plan their special day. For more event details and information, visit

On January 12, Greater New Orleans, Inc., is having its annual meeting at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, and I know it will be another excellent event to a sold-out audience. Michael Hecht and his team work hard every day to grow our region’s economy, and I look forward to their annual update.

Speaking of Mardi Gras, the weekend of January 26-28 this year is the Mystick Krewe of Louisianians’ 75th anniversary Washington Mardi Gras in Washington, D.C., and it is sold out. Yes, it is fun and festive —with all the pageantry of festival queens, maids, krewe members and a king and queen — but make no mistake, it is all business. The lobby of the Washington Hilton is the playground, but it is also where introductions are made and deals develop. Look for our sister publication, Louisiana Life, in your hotel room as we spread a little love for our state with all the revelers.

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Finally, looking ahead, you do not want to miss Idea Village’s New Orleans Entrepreneur Week from March 11 to 16. It is always an innovative week, celebrating new, dynamic talent. For more information and details, visit

Have a great first quarter and make it a great year.

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Todd Matherne, CEO and Publisher
Renaissance Publishing


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