Attendance:  44


February 7, 2012


Today we had the pleasure of having as our guests, Eileen Murray, guest of Stanton Murray, Murray Yacht Sales and Mike Siegel, President of Corporate Realty, guest of Malcolm Ehrhardt, The Ehrhardt Group.



Our program today featured GNOEA Members’ Ron Blitch, Blitch/Knevel Architects & Hank Tatje, Argote, Derbes, Graham, Shuffield & Tatje. 

In a joint effort, they explained the current progress with the University Medical Center and the opportunities surrounding this project.  This hospital will feature the most advanced technology available, diagnostic and treatment areas of the new, 424-bed UMC.  Equally important, the new hospital will serve as a major training center for the education of medical professionals for generations to come.

The University Medical Center in New Orleans is a $1.2 billion teaching hospital that will improve health care across the state and create hundreds of jobs in the area.  The combined UMC and VA medical centers and related BioDistrict private investment are expected to generate $9.6 billion in personal earnings over the next 20 years and create more than 17,000 total jobs in the New Orleans metropolitan area.

To follow the progress you can click on the below live links:



The Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, February 28th, immediately following the breakfast meeting at the Rose Garden of Jefferson.  All Board Members and Committee Chairman should attend.  All members are welcome.



February 14, 2012

Edward McCloskey, Succession Planning

February 21, 2012

No Breakfast Meeting – Mardi Gras Holiday





If you know of someone who is the owner, principal, or upper management (national companies only) of one or more of these Open Classifications, please give that name to the Membership Committee or invite them to a Tuesday morning breakfast.  If you invite them to a breakfast meeting, please give the name and other information to either the President or Susan prior meeting. 

 Below please find a list of open classifications:
Air Conditioning                                               Hospital
Aircraft Sales & Service                                 Hotel  
Appliance Sales and Service                       Interior Designer
Audiologist & Hearing                                   Internet Search Engine Optimization
Chiropractor                                                     Janitorial/Cleaning Service
Coffee Shop/Service                                      
Commercial Window Treatment               Medical Facility
Country Club / Golf Course                         Ophthalmologist
Courier Service                                                Optometrist
Dentist                                                                 Physical Therapy
Direct Mail Advertising                                Plastic Surgeon
Drug Store                                                          Podiatry
Dry Cleaners                                                      Property Management                       
Entertainment                                                  Psychologist
Equipment – Rental                                       Real Estate – Commercial    
Flooring                                                              Sign & Banner
Furniture Store                                                Sporting Goods
Glass Company                                                 Supermarket Retail