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Broadmoor Neighborhood Guide Release Party
Join us as at the Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center to celebrate the locally owned businesses of Broadmoor at the BIA's food truck event, EATmoor! StayLocal partnered with the Broadmoor Improvement Association (BIA) to bring you the Broadmoor Neighborhood Guide. StayLocal's Neighborhood Guide series raises the visibility of local businesses in a given New Orleans neighborhood. The guides help market neighborhoods and foster economic development by promoting the area’s businesses, attractions, and character to residents and visitors. This is the third guide in our Neighborhood Guide series, following the Central City and Mid-City Neighborhood Guides. We plan to distribute over 20,000 Broadmoor Neighborhood Guides all throughout New Orleans. At EATmoor, enjoy grub from your favorite food trucks, local music and beer with your Broadmoor neighbors and business owners! Live music by Shotgun Dobule Food truck line-up: Old School Eats, La Cocinita, Chef Johnson, Theo's Neighborhood Pizza, Imperial Woodpecker Snoballs, & Laurel's Licks Ice Cream RSVP > A huge thanks to our sponsors: The Urban Conservancy, Broadmoor Improvement Association, LCI Workers Compensation, City Wholesale Liquor Co., New Orleans Magazine and Tulane Center for Public Service!
Hotel Storyville Art Market 4th Annual Eddyfest
Spend a day in the gardens of Hotel Storyville at the Storyville Art Market Eddyfest. The market showcases local and regional artists selling original creations such as paintings, pottery, jewelry, glass, metal art, sculpture, photography, textiles, crafts and more. While you're browsing listen to music and enjoy delicious food. We're just blocks from the French Quarter so make a day of it! https://www.facebook.com/events/1721093301503425/
Strategies for Female Managers
In this workshop, you'll collaborate with a group of women on a similar path to Reflect about your experience and challenges in managing others Recognize your existing strengths and increase your confidence Develop strategies for managing staff in a way that is authentic to you All workshops include a resource list and tips sheet. Please note, sessions are capped to ensure optimal opportunity for conversation, so be sure to sign up early!
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NOLA BEAUX TIES NOW AVAILABLE AT DIRTY COAST ON CH...
Dirty Coast on Chartres Street is now carrying Nola Beaux Ties bow ties and pocket squares including our new music themed bow ties for Jazz Fest. They have great events and carry other merchandise made locally by New Orleans artists and vendors. And don't forget the awesome T-shirts that made Dirty Coast famous in the first place. Nobody rocks a Nola Beaux Ties than the legendary New Orleans piano player, Mr. Lawrence Cotton.
NOLA BEAUX TIES ADDS GALLERY 220 IN BAY ST. LOUIS ...
Nola Beaux Ties are now available in Gallery 220 located in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Every second Saturday night is an event where the galleries in Bay St. Louis are open late and have food, refreshments and live music. Gallery 220 is a collective of about 20 artists/vendors with everything from jewelery and photograpy to bow ties and sculpture. If you visit Bay St. Louis you should stop by.
This May & June, StayLocal will host office hours where B2B industry experts offer individual 20 minute consultations to local business owners. Office Hours will take place from 11am - 1pm according to the following schedule: Sign-up for Thursday, May 19: RSVP here > Insurance & Retirement with James of State Farm Employee Support, Professional Development & Workplace Negotiations with Lelia of Gowland LLC Accounting, Payroll & QuickBooks with Lynn of Small Business Resource Group Branding & Design Solutions with Ciera of Ciera Design Studio PR, Media & Communication Strategy with Christine of Gambel Communications Sign-up for Friday, May 27: RSVP here > IT with Darrin of Rent-A-Nerd Commercial Real Estate with Kendra of Latter & Blum Financial Advising and Insurance Services with Marigny of Edward Jones Wed Design, Web Hosting & SEO with Michael of point2point Sign-up for Wednesday, June 1: RSVP here > Legal Services with John of LegalShield Commercial Real Estate with Brenda of New Orleans Business Alliance Accounting with Amanda of Aguillard Accounting Web Design, Branding & Online Marketing with Wendy of Get Online NOLA Human Resources Consulting with Stefanie of Gotcha Covered HR Sign-up for Tuesday, June 7: RSVP here > Permitting, Licensing, Zoning, etc. with Nicole of Webre Consulting Employee Relations, Benefits & Insurance with Heather of People Matter Accounting, QuickBooks & Business Consulting with Candy of Kramerica Solutions Digital Media Marketing with Flynn of Online Optimism Impact Consulting with Patrick of Trepwise Please RSVP for the consultations you need, and we'll send you a customized schedule! All Office Hours will take place at StayLocal's office (map) from 11am - 1pm. If you have any questions please contact Abigail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Source NOLA campaign concludes with NOLA Know-How, the only Business-2-Business event of its kind in New Orleans. NOLA Know-How is a showcase of B2B businesses from around Greater New Orleans coupled with 5 inspiring TED-style talks for local business leaders. Last July, over 150 people attended this event and we expect an even stronger showing this year. We'll be hosting this event at Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market on OC Haley Blvd! The theme for our speakers this year is Survival of the Fittest! Our experts will share how they adapted to a changing market or consumer landscape in New Orleans or on a national or global level. Set up a table to show off your services, network with area businesses seeking local service providers, and get inspired! Get In On The Action RSVP here > Local B2B business? Table at the event > Speaker information to come! For sponsorship information email email@example.com
What Makes a Successful Commercial Corridor?
Join us on a Jane Jacob's Walk! Jane Jacobs Walks are a series of free neighborhood walking, biking, and transit tours that help put people in touch with their environment and with the people who live in their community. Walk, observe, and connect with StayLocal, the Urban Conservancy, local architect Marilyn Feldmeier, and fellow urban landscape enthusiasts as we explore and discuss what makes a successful commercial corridor! WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9am to 10:30am BEGIN: Café Luna (802 1/2 Nashville Avenue, NOLA) END: Octavia Books (513 Octavia Street, NOLA) More information at http://bit.ly/1TCWjxf & http://www.janejacobswalk.org/
Few Spots Remaining in Exclusive Women's Negotiati...
This Thursday's Confidence & Confidantes workshop for women provides keys to successful negotiations and living the life you want to lead in a fun, collaborative environment. Capped at 10 participants, this is a great opportunity to connect with women on a similar path as attendees support one another while developing their own skill sets. In Confidence & Confidantes workshops, you will: • Explore the current landscape for women in the workplace alongside a group of supportive confidantes • Practice a range of negotiation strategies that are effective for women • Build confidence and negotiation skills in a way that feels authentic to you Visit www.gowlandllc.com/services to sign up and learn more. Prices range from $195-445. Contact Lelia Gowland at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions! “Lelia's framework for workplace negotiations is fresh and instantly applicable. She asks the hard questions that produce authentic and personal results. Confidence & Confidantes empowered me to further advocate for my clients and my company and gave me practical steps to implement in my everyday negotiations.” - Recent participant
Social Media Summer Camp
Mark your calendar! Six intimate classroom-style sessions will cover Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for beginner and advanced users. Learn how to leverage the power of social media marketing for your business or organization! Sessions are free and open to to the public. Coffee & light breakfast will be provided. Facebook with Online Optimism: · Beginner: Tuesday, July 12th · Intermediate/Advanced: Wednesday, July 13th Reviews Matter: Improve SEO and Gain Customers with Online Reviews with Get Online NOLA: · Beginner: Tuesday, July 19th · Intermediate/Advanced: Wednesday, July 20th Instagram & Latergram with RapJab: · Beginner: Tuesday, July 26th · Intermediate/Advanced: Wednesday, July 27th All sessions will take place 8:30-10am at 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 3rd Floor Conference Room RSVP for Social Media Summer Camp
FREE Mini Brand Analysis Session
Hi! I'm Juliet, and I'm a graphic designer specializing in logo + brand design and strategy. Through May 31st, 2016, I'm offering (3) completely free mini brand analysis sessions to the first three businesses who contact me. These consultations include: • An email review of your current logo, branding materials, and social media accounts • A 1 page PDF of 5 steps you can implement right away to streamline and improve your branding message through design and strategy If you are interested in taking your business to the next level, send me an email at email@example.com. To get started, I'll first ask you a few questions about where your business is at, and where you want to take it. To check out my full list of services and portfolio, visit my website here.
Rent-A-Nerd, Inc. is pleased to offer fellow members of StayLocal a complimentary consultation to discuss any and all aspects of your company's IT needs. We offer IT services from the ground up. Whether you are a start-up or a long-established business, we will evaluate your needs and provide you with suggestions for the best and most cost-effective products and services that are specifically tailored to your business and budget. Call us today at 504-454-6373.
Tales of the Cocktail 2016
Tales of the Cocktail® 2016 Cause a Stir The cocktail industry is filled with pioneers, rabble-rousers and trailblazers. People with the courage to change the way the world drinks. Next summer, we’re inviting everyone back to New Orleans to shake things up once again at the 14th Annual Tales of the Cocktail®. Join us as we cause a stir with more than 200 brand new seminars, tastings, competitions, networking opportunities and other spirited events. After Tales of the Cocktail® 2016, the industry will never be the same. Founded in 2002, Tales of the Cocktail® has grown from a small gathering of cocktail lovers into the world’s premier cocktail festival. Each year the international spirits industry is welcomed to New Orleans for a week of seminars, tastings, networking events and much more. With 200+ annual events developed specifically for bartenders, distillers and other spirits professionals, Tales of the Cocktail® is the industry’s annual meeting place for the exchange of new ideas, products and techniques. Find out more at TalesOfTheCocktail.com!
Canoe and Kayak Tours
Reservations at www.canoeandtrail.com/ required. Experience the Louisiana swamps & bayous in a unique, natural & adventurous way by paddling, like Native Americans did years ago. All our canoeing and kayaking swamp tours are low impact eco friendly tours. We never feed, approach, or handle the wildlife. Our eco tours are designed to let you explore and admire the swamps and bayou around New Orleans in their natural state. Our guides do not follow scripts, each tour is an unique experience.
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